• Date: 17/08/2018
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judge: ludovica salamon Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 05/11/2018

Welsh Kennel Club

Breed: Gordon Setter

I wish to thank the WKC for inviting and giving me the opportunity to judge setters that I breed with my husband, the Gordon Setter. I have actively followed the breed in the UK for excess of 25 years and feel that the overall quality is now high producing dogs with good fronts and sound movement. I penalised the weak top lines, especially in movement, and the dogs with lack of confidence. My choice for the top awards went to two young dogs and both the best dog and bitch puppies were of the highest quality. This is a good prospect for the breed. The veterans were sound and in good condition, this is another good point for the long-term health of the breed. Thank you for bringing your dogs.


VETERAN DOG 1(0abs)

1.    ROBSON MR & MRS S SH CH LAURELHACH LIMITED EDITION AT YOHENOAK

Impressive high-quality dog showing balance and very good proportions. Excellent top line both standing and on the move. In top condition, moves well but would prefer a bit more forechest. RCC


MINOR PUPPY DOG 2(0abs)

1.    ALCORN MR D, CROWTHER MR D, MACARA MR MRS A & J LOURDACE HEADHUNTED BY CROMASAIG

Nice balanced puppy but I would prefer a more rounded skull. Strong top line and very good forechest. Excellent hind movement but a bit short and straight in upper arm but with good reach.

2.    DANKS-KEMISH MISS O & MRS R & KEMISH MR S KILNRAE BOX EDITION OF ALOLFRANA

Nice puppy with a lovely head and expression, excellent neck and shoulder but the top line needs to settle in movement. Front and back movement a bit narrow but good reach and drive, needs time.


PUPPY DOG 3(0abs)

1.    ROBERTS MR & MRS R & J, ROBERTS MISS K CAIRACAILIE SPICE OF LIFE

Impressive puppy, nice head and expression, strong body, excellent shoulder, top line and croup. Movement sound and perfectly parallel with excellent reach and drive. BEST PUPPY DOG.

2.    ALCORN MR D, CROWTHER MR D, MACARA MR MRS A & J LOURDACE HEADHUNTED BY CROMASAIG

I preferred the winner for the head, longer in upper arm and stronger in body.

3.    DANKS-KEMISH MISS O & MRS R & KEMISH MR S KILNRAE BOX EDITION OF ALOLFRANA



JUNIOR DOG 3(0abs)

1.    SANDIFORD MR & MRS P & C A & LEWIS MISS C HERNWOOD APOLLO

Nice young male with perfect colour. Excellent head and expression, strong neck and very good shoulder. Balanced standing and in movement but I would prefer more bone and more arched toes, being a little flat footed.

2.    HARKER MR A J & MRS D A HERNWOOD ACHILLES AT ETTRICK

Similar type to the first nice young male both being litter mates. Another with excellent head, neck and lay of shoulder. Very good top line and has good movement. Less bone then first and feet are flatter.

3.    MC DERMOTT MR & MRS M & A FORESTER’S FAIR PLAYER OF DARKMOOR AT DRUMLACE (imp DEU)



NOVICE DOG 1(0abs)

1.    DANKS-KEMISH MISS O & MRS R & KEMISH MR S KILNRAE BOX EDITION OF ALOLFRANA



POST GRADUATE DOG 4(0abs)

1.    MELVILLE MRS G & MR D TSRUHNOVA TUMNUS JW

A strong male with nice head but a bit too much throatiness. Excellent neck, shoulders, feet and rich clear colour. Tail a bit low set. Movement correct.

2.     WRIGLEY MRS & MISS S & K KATTANDALE CANTERBURY (AI)

 Correct shaped dog with nice head and expression. Excels in neck and shoulder and shows correct movement although top line a bit low in front during movement.

3.    HORN MR7 MRS S 7 K LIGNUM MASTER MERLIN AT KEASWOOD JW



LIMIT DOG 7(1abs)

1.    FORD MRS C MR I LIRIC FUSILIER WITH SHILLAY JW ShCM

Nice balanced strong male, elegant with a lot of quality. Pleasing head and expression, excellent forechest. Perfect movement coming and going excelling in reach and drive. Strong top line on move and very good colour. To be critical I would prefer more length of legs. Very pleased to award him his first CC together with BOB.

2.    SANDIFORD MR & MRS P & C A HERNWOOD STORM RIDER

Elegant male with excellent body proportions but I would prefer stronger muzzle and more stop. Very good top line standing but a bit low in front when moving however he moved soundly with very good reach and drive.

3.    COLLINS-PITMAN MRS J AMSCOT RAISIN BLACK



OPEN DOG 5(1abs)

1.    ALCORN MR D & BADDELEY MRS J & CROWTHER MR D SH CH LOURDACE FULCRUM JW

Elegant male with an excellent head and expression. Strong neck and very good shoulders. I would prefer more forechest, held his top line standing and when moving but moves close behind.

2.    BUTLER MR & Mrs K D & C E YENNADON LOCHAN AT RUBYMOON JW ShCM

Strongly made balanced male with nice head and expression. Good neck but a bit short in shoulder thus a bit stiff in front movement. Excellent top line and croup and powerful hindquarters resulting in good drive from rear.

3.    MICHALAK MISS A SH CH KYUNA CAKYPSO



VETERAN BITCH 3(2abs)

1.    WRIGLEY MRS & MISS S & K KATTANDALE TRI NATIONS

Nice bitch with pleasing head and expression. Correct neck and shoulders, sound movement and in good condition, tail is a bit low set.


                   

MINOR PUPPY BITCH 6(2abs)

1.    TILLETT MRS S M & MR I D FIELDTALK’S LADY IN RED (imp Deu)

Excellent bitch puppy showing balance and femininity with super head and expression. Strong level top line and very good croup, super neck into shoulders. Excellent movement with very good reach and drive. Close up for the top awards, very pleased to give her BEST PUPPY.

2.    WARREN MISS A BENBUIE QUANTUM OF SOLACE

Another nice feminine bitch with excellent head and expression. Very good top line standing but in movement still a bit weak and a bit wide in front when she moves but shows good reach and drive.

3.    PASSMORE MR & MRS M & J BEECHLAKE SEA OF LOVE



PUPPY BITCH 7(0abs)

       1.   TILLETT MRS S M & MR I D FIELDTALK’S LADY IN RED (imp Deu)

2.    JOHNSTON MR & MRS P & L & JOHNSTON MISS N GLENQUIN PHOENIX

Nice feminine balanced puppy, a bit narrow in muzzle and needs more forechest. Excellent neck and shoulders and very good topline and croup. Front movement a bit high but has excellent drive. Needs a little more confidence.

       3.     ROBERTS MR & MRS R & J & ROBERTS MISS K CAIRACAILIE SUGAR N SPICE



JUNIOR BITCH 3(0abs)

1.    SANDIFORD MR & MRS P & C A HERNWOOD APHRODITE

A balanced bitch but I would prefer a rounder skull and darker eye. Very good neck and shoulders, strong level top line and good croup. Balanced angulations, correct movement with excellent reach and drive.

       2.   MARSH MRS K M LIGNUM BLACK LIGHTNING AT KILNRAE

Balanced feminine young bitch with pleasing head and expression. Excellent neck   and shoulders, very good top line, needs more forechest. Moves well but a bit close behind.

      3.     DAVIES MRS M & DAVIES MR J HERNWOOD ATHENAAT HERRERA


NOVICE BITCH 5(0abs)

       1.   TILLETT MRS S M & MR I D FIELDTALK’S LADY IN RED (imp Deu)

Better head and expression then the second.

2.    SANDIFORD MR & MRS P & C A HERNWOOD APHRODITE

3.    MARSH MRS K M LIGNUM BLACK LIGHTNING AT KILNRAE



POST GRADUATE BITCH 9(2abs)

      1.     COLLINS-PITMAN MRS J AMSCOT LOVE IS IN THE AIR JW

Elegant eye-catching young bitch with quality of excellent type. Excellent neck and top line standing keeping this on the move. She shows good reach and drive. Very good in shoulder with correct forechest. I was proud to award her first CC.

      2.     PALLISER MR G I & MRS A J LIGNUM WIRLWIND

Pleasing strong bitch with nice type of head and expression. Correct neck and shoulders but a bit weak in the top line when moving but shows correct reach and drive.

       3.   WRIGLEY MRS & MISS S & K KATTANDALE BLACK FERN (ai)



LIMIT BITCH 9(2abs)

      1.  THOMAS DR M GRAYLACIER CHARLIE’S ANGEL AT GLYNDERYS JW

Another nice strong bitch again with excellent head and expression. Excellent neck and shoulder and also top line and croup. Balanced angulations both front and rear but would prefer more forechest. Movement super with reach and drive. Very good length of legs showing balance. RCC

       2.   PALLISER MRS A J & Mr G I & ROBSON MRS L D LIGNUM TORNADO

Excellent bitch with a lot of quality. Very good head and expression, excellent neck and shoulder as well as top line and forechest. A bit high in the rear in movement and lacking in confidence.

        3.  DIXON MR & MRS R & J ECAMEADOW SAFFRON WITH WALLBANK



OPEN BITCH 5(1abs)  

        1.  COLLINS-PITMAN MRS J INT CH STORSKOGENS AMOR JOY OF AMSCOT (imp Swed)

Nice bitch with pleasing head and expression. Tan could be brighter and I would prefer better out of neck. Excellent top line standing and on the move together with excellent reach and drive.

         2.  OSBORN MISS J & OSBORN MRS SH CH AMSCOT SIENA SPICE JW

A feminine bitch of excellent type with a super head and expression. Very good in neck and shoulders and strong top line but a tail set a bit low. Lovely movement with reach and drive.

         3.  SANDIFORD MR & MRS P & C A & LEWIS MISS C HERNWOOD CALYPSO GODDESS JW