• Date: 05/08/2018
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judge: Shelagh Tolladay Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 07/04/2019

National Gundog Association

Breed: Irish Setter

National Gundog Association -5th August 2018

Irish Setter Dogs

It was an honour to judge at this prestigious show. I would like to thank my very able stewards and the exhibitors for their support. I thoroughly enjoyed my day.

Veteran - Dog

Entries: 6 Absentees: 1

1ST CAISPERN LORENZO WITH SHUSHANA JW SHCM (MR & MRS H A M COHEN) Well proportioned masculine head displaying a lovely soft expression. Balanced body with good return of upper arm, deep chest and ribs well laid back. Free and easy mover

2ND REDDINS FALCON SHCM (MRS S C & MR S A WOOD )This dog is not showing his age at all. Balanced head with a gentle expression. Good reach of neck into correct shoulder

placement. Good tailset and carriage. Moved well

3RD GWENDARIFF THE SPECIALIST (MRS G HYSLOP)

Minor Puppy - Dog

Entries: 2 Absentees: 1

1ST DANWISH ON HIGH (AI) (MISS T GARDNER) Lovely shape and balance to this 6 month old puppy. Classic head proportions with a lovely soft eye. Front and rear angulations are  balanced and his body is well developed for his age. Moved steady with good footfall 

Puppy - Dog

Entries: 2 Absentees: 0

1ST DANWISH ON HIGH (AI) (MISS T GARDNER)

2ND BRABROOK RED BUTTONS OF DAZYCUTTER (MISS J TURNER) Heavier made dog than 1st. Good depth of chest with ribs well back. Masculine head with good stop and raised brows displaying a soft eye. Moved with drive, just a little loose in front at the moment

Junior - Dog

Entries: 10 Absentees: 1

1ST RIVERBRUE GALLIANO FIZZ TO CLONAGEERA (Mrs P J, Mr R, Mr B & Miss A RUTHERFORD, JUDGE, CROCKER & SIDDLE) A quality young dog who really excited me. There is nothing exaggerated about him. Gorgeous head with a melting expression. Racy and elegant without loss of substance. Good balance of forehand and rear assembly. Deep chest and well sprung ribs. Excels on the move with his ground covering action displaying reach and drive and holding a firm topline. In the challenge he stepped up a gear to take the RCC 

2ND TELERI SUMMERTIME BLUES AVEC ALOLFRANA (AI) (MISS O P DANKS-KEMISH) Another impressive youngster. His head is long and lean with lovely dark eyes beneath his raised brows. Slightly arched neck set cleanly into good shoulder placement. Well ribbed body with good depth. Covered the ground well with his free flowing movement.

3RD GWENDARIFF RED LIGHT SHOW FARNFIELD (MESSRS R & D STAFFORD & CLAYTON)

Special Beginners - Dog

Entries: 7 Absentees: 2

1ST GWENDARIFF HERE I COME (MRS L J DEWAR) This dog has good balance with nothing overdone about him at all. Lovely head and expression. Good front and rear assembly. Firm topline and correct tailset. Sound and positive movement. Best Special Beginner

2ND LYNWOOD HOCUS POCUS AT SETTESOLI (MRS J P RUSSELL) Masculine head with raised brows and a soft expression. His body has substance and strength with good bend of stifle.Preferred overall balance of 1st.

3RD SWIFTLARK FIRST KNIGHT (MRS S S CORLESS)

Yearling - Dog

Entries: 8 Absentees: 0

1ST VISTADOR DIESEL IN THE DUST SUMMERGATE JN CH (MRS H GRACIE) This young dog is free from any exaggeration. He has a most handsome head with chiselling beneath his eyes and raised brows. Super reach of neck set cleanly into shoulders. Deep chest, well ribbed body and muscular loin. Strong, wide quarters enabled him to move with drive

2ND KERRIMERE CLASSIQUE JW (MRS J M LORRIMER) A longer cast dog than 1st but still retains strength and balance. Masculine head with a soft expression. Good length of rib and firm loin. Correct tailset. Covered the ground well on a free and easy stride.

3RD GWENDARIFF HERE I COME (MRS L J DEWAR)

Novice - Dog

Entries: 6 Absentees: 1

1ST GWENDARIFF WILLY WONT HE (MRS L J DEWAR)). Good balance and substance to this dog. Possesses a lovely head with good stop and raised brows. Good depth of brisket and well sprung ribs carried well back. Precise and accurate on the move.

2ND STARATLANTAS OUT A TIME (MS M & MR D ANTHONY & HOPEWELL) Liked the overall make and shape of this dog. He has a lovely head and expression. Good body properties but I would prefer a little more return of upper arm. Covered the ground well but not the positive hind movement of 1st

3RD HARREDS TROOPER (MRS L FITZMAURICE)

Graduate - Dog

Entries: 11 Absentees: 4

1ST HEATHCLARE AMERICAN DOLLAR JW SHCM (MISS PRANGLE) This dog has a classic head with raised brows and displaying a soft expression. Good length of neck, correct front  assembly. Good bone, substance and balance throughout. Deep chest with plenty of lung room. Well developed quarters. Correct tailset and carriage. Moved on a good lengthy stride 

2ND WYNJILL WINNER TAKES ALL JW (J HOLLEY) Liked this dog for his overall shape and

balance. He possesses a classic head with oval skull and low set ears. Strong neck set cleanly into shoulders. Good front, strong quarters. Moved out well 

3RD QUENSHA STARMAN ABOARD ORSTONE JW (MR P F & MRS J & MR A KNIVETON & ALLEN)

Post Graduate - Dog

Entries: 13 Absentees: 2

1ST ALOLFRANA HOTTER THAN U'KNOW JW (MRS R D DANKS-KEMISH)). A handsome headed dog presenting a clean and balanced outline. Strong, arched neck set beautifully into correctly placed shoulders. Balanced angles fore and aft. Gently sloping topline with strength over the loin. Strong, wide quarters which he used well on the move.

2ND GWENDARIFF D'YA THINK I'M FAB FOR KESPAS JW (MR K & MRS P STOCKTON) Pleasing head of correct proportions. Balanced and racy in outline. Good spring of ribs and deep chest. Well angulated front and rear. Sound and accurate on the move.

3RD HUNNICOTE HANDYMAN (JONES)

Mid Limit - Dog

Entries: 5 Absentees: 1

1ST GWENDARIFF PS I LOVE YOU BONHOMIE JW (MRS S E EDWARDS) Elegant and racy dog with correct head planes. Lovely soft dark eye. Front and rear assemblies well angulated. Good depth of chest with well ribbed body. Firm topline gently sloping from withers to tail. Moved with style and drive.

2ND TREDURA VAL VERDI (MISS J M CHILDS) Shorter coupled dog who presents a clean and balanced outline both stacked and on the move. Lovely head and expression. Ribs carried well back. Moved with purpose.

3RD AOIBHEANNE'S ROUGH DIAMOND WITH SHUSHANA JW (MR & MRS H A M COHEN)

Limit - Dog

Entries: 8 Absentees: 1

1ST RIVERBRUE ALCHEMIST AMIDST KESPAS JW (MR K & MRS P STOCKTON) This quality dog has a beautiful head and a melting expression. Good depth of chest with pronounced sternum. Clean neck with correct front assembly. Gently sloping topline to firm loin and correct tailset. Displayed ground covering movement using his long and muscular hindquarters.

2ND GWENDARIFF UNKNOWN SOLDIER JW (MESDAMES LONGBOTTOM & STEWART-RITCHIE) Another quality dog who is a fine example of the breed. Handsome, refined head. Strong neck into well laid shoulders. Good depth with plenty of forechest. Tight, compact feet. His well angulated quarters with good muscle tone enabled him to move with drive.

Just preferred head of winner    

3RD SUTERESETT REBEL ROUSER IN BALBRIGGAN JW (MR J & MRS S CUDDY)

Open - Dog

Entries: 4 Absentees: 1

1ST SH CH COPPER'S WAR OF ROSES (IMP SWE) (MR B A & MISS A C CROCKER & SIDDLE) Wow! What a fabulous dog. From the tip of his nose to the tip of his tail he just oozes quality and breed type. Elegant and racy with good bone and substance. Just love his head. It is refined with lovely chiselling and finish to foreface. He has expressive brows and a quizzical look together with a melting expression. Everything flows smoothly through his deep strong body. His slightly arched neck is set cleanly into well angulated shoulders. Ribs carried well back to strong loin and powerful hindquarters. On the move he is exciting to watch. It is effortless and ground covering. In profile displaying tremendous reach and drive, holding his topline at all times. Shown in excellent condition. A true showman, he is at one with his handler. CC and BOB on the Referee’s decision. Thrilled to watch him win BIS.

Many Congratulations.

2ND SH CH GWENDARIFF THYME BOMB AT JACWILINS JW (MR W J & MRS J S WILLIS) This lovely dog is built on clean lines and balanced throughout. Masculine head of good proportions with a soft expression. Good front assembly with well placed shoulders. Covered the ground with ease. Shown in excellent coat and condition.

3RD SH CH FORFARIAN I'M SEXY AN I KNOW IT JW (MRS S & MISSES N & J STURROCK)

Good Citizen Dog Scheme - Dog

Entries: 4 Absentees: 0

1ST HUNNICOTE HANDYMAN (JONES) Pleasing body shape to this dog. Appealing head and expression. Good shoulder placement. Firm, gently sloping topline to correct tailset.

Moved out well.

2ND ANLORY TAMHIL (MISS J M CHILDS) Clean over neck and shoulders. Good depth and balance throughout. Sound and steady on the move.

3RD STARATLANTAS OUT A TIME (MS M & MR D ANTHONY & HOPEWELL)

Shelagh Tolladay