- Date: 10/11/2018
- Show Type: Championship Show
- Judge: Sjoerd Jobse Contact Judge
- Published Date: 07/04/2019
Gundog Breeds Association Of Scotland
First of all I would like to thank the GBAS committee for inviting me to judge at their prestigious show. It was really an honour for me to receive the invitation to come and judge my own breed in the UK, which is like a dream come true. The hospitality was amazing, my two ringstewards did a wonderful job during the day and kept my ring going very smoothly. I also would like to express a big thank you to the exhibitors for entering their dogs under me and I really hope everybody went home with a good feeling as I know for sure that I did! In the end it all seemed very much a family affair.
VD (3). 1. Hyslop's Gwendariff The Specialist. Very handsome, well shaped male, very nice head and expression, a touch round in skull, excellent neck and topline, balanced angles fore and aft, lovely body and substance, very good forechest, moved with good reach and drive and lovely style, very nice coat and condition.
2. Cohen's Caispern Lorenzo with Shushana. Compact and very powerful male, very nice head and expression, adequate angulations, deep in body with maximum substance, excellent forechest, very energetic on the move, a lot of coat with too much waviness for my taste.
3. Williamson's Keljaru Lovely Jubbly.
MPD (5)1. Edwards' Gwendariff Ucan'tmissme Bonhomie. Now this is a boy who I am sure we will hear and see lots of in the future. What a stunning young boy that has everything in the right place and correction proportions. Beautiful head and expression, super topline, well angled, lovely body and substance and moved like a real pro. I had no problem to award him BP later on the day and watching him going Reserve Best Puppy in Show under Tom Johnston. I wish him all the best of luck for the future.
2. Hughes' Gwendariff Ur Going Places. Lovely young male with lots to like, he has a lovely frame to grow into, lovely head and expression, good neck and topline, solid and compact body, balanced angulations, moved with good reach and drive, lovely coat and condition.
3. Murchison's Kerryfair Please Please Me.
PD (4)1. Edwards' Gwendariff Ucan'tmissme Bonhomie.
2. Lucas' Kerryfair Love On The Rocks Amberlight. Very powerful puppy, quite strong in head, rather heavely lipped, very good neck and topline, a bit round in croupe, adequate angulations, excellent body and substance, very good forechest, moves with lovely sidegait, very nice coat.
3. Richardson's Gwendariff I'm Fool Proof.
JD (5). 1. Stewart's Gwendariff Weekend Warrior. Striking young male with lots to like about him, most pleasing head and expression, well arched neck flowing into a solid topline with correct tailset, excellent angulations both ends, lovely forechest, deep in body with excellent spring of ribs, strong backend, moved effortless around the ring with lovely style and attitude, gleaming coat and condition, he will trouble the best in the future, on the day I already considered him for the RCC but he has the time on his side.
2. Toms' Toberbilly I Wish You Luck. Very nice male, quite strong in head, solid topline, a bit round in croupe, very well angulated in front, adequate hindquarters, excellent forechest, well bodied, moves with good reach and drive, veryt nice coat.
3. Dewar's Gwendariff Willy Wont He.
YD (5,1). 1. Russel's Lynwood Hocus Pocus at Settesoli. Very nice, well shaped male, lovely head, kind expression, excellent set of neck, solid topline, moderate angulated in front, good backend, lovely body and substance, moved with good drive and strength in his backend, very nice coat and condition, a very balanced outline.
2. Dewar's Gwendariff Willy Wont He. Very stylish male, masculine head and expression, adequate front assembly, strong backend, excellent body, still needs time to settle on the move, lovely coat and condition.
3. Hart's Gwendariff In The Limelight with Gilliegrae.
ND (1)1. Markham's Glenlaine Samuel Whiskers. Rather big male, masculine head, a bit round in eye, very good neck and topline, round in croupe, very balanced angulations, excellent body and substance, moves with good strength behind but loose in front, excellent coat.
GD (7)1. Jones' Gwendariff Pink Floyd. Very balanced male with a nice outline, masculine head, kind expression, balanced in angulations, excellent body and substance, covers the ground well on the move, lovely coat and condition.
2. Boyce's Forfararians Secret Admirer. Lovely shaped male, very good head and expression, adequate front assembly, strong back end, excellent body and substance, moves with good drive, a bit loose in front. Too wavy in coat for me, but correct amount.
3. Murchinson's Pawsword Paperback Writer.
PGD (3). 1. Russel's Strathmead Huckleberry of Settesoli. Powerful male, lovely head and expression, enough neck, good topline, moderate angulations in front, good backend, lovely body and substance, very good forechest, moves with good sidegait, just needs to settle coming and going, very nice coat.
2. Childs' Tredura Val Verdi. Strong and powerful male, masculine head, a bit round in eye, ok neck, good topline, balanced angulations, good body, moves with good sidegait but should be stronger coming and going, very good coat.
3. Pallister's Penwyn Mississipi Moon.
LD (10).1. Lucas' Bardonhill Eternal Flame Among Amberlight. Lovely male with very nice outline with excellent proportions. Beautiful masculine head, soft expression, adequate front assembly, strong back, well arched neck, strong topline with correct tailset which he kept on the move, deep in body, excellent substance, powerful mover with excellent drive from behind, very nice coat and condition.
2. Edwards' Gwendariff PS I Love You Bonhomie. Very handsome male who was shown in too heavy condition on the day. Beautiful head and expression, excellent set of neck, solid topline, balanced angulations, deep in body and too much substance. Moved with excellent reach and drive, excellent coat.
3. Hyslop's Gwendariff Justin Thyme.
OD (5).1. Stewart & Ritchie-Smith's Sh Ch Gwendariff Whippersnapper. The moment I turned around from the judges table and looked at the line-up, this majestic dog gave me goosebumps directly. He ticked all the boxes of MY ideal Irish Setter. He has the most handsome head with a soft and intelligent expression. Well arched neck flowing into a solid topline and continuing with a well set tail. Underneath his most glorious and gleaming coat I found a real textbook angulated dog with excellent depth in body and a handfull of forechest. The moment he set off to show his free flowing, driving movement with lovely style and attitude I had difficulties not to get a big smile on my face watching the wonderful teamwork between the dog and the handler and I could easily watch them working together for hours. It was an easy task for me to award him the CC and ultimately the BOB as I wanted to give everybody the opportunity to enjoy this amazing dog in the mainring. I was of course thrilled that even the BIS judge Russell Mosedale saw his quality and awarded him Group 3 in a very strong line up.
2. Longbottom & Stewart-Ritchie's Gwendariff Unknown Soldier. Gorgeous dog with so much things to like about him, he has a most well chissled head with lovely expression, lovely neck and topline, excellent angulations fore and aft, solid body with excellent spring of rib, lovely forechest, strong bone, he really covered the ground well with excellent reach and drive on the move, keeping a strong topline and lovely sidegait, glorious coat and condition with correct texture. I really liked his overall balance and outline and was pleased to award him the RCC and very nice to learn that both the CC and RCC winners were half brothers.
3. Sturrock's Sh Ch Forfarian I'm Sexy An I Know It.
VB (3). 1. Hunter & Brown's Sh Ch Fairhaven Louise Mountbatten at Braidmount. Beautiful real lady like bitch with the most appealing head and expression. When I looked into her eyes, I felt like I had a dejavu, which afterwards appeared to be a correct feeling as I judged her 7 years ago as a junior and awarded her BOB. She has an excellent set of neck, solid topline which she also kept on the move, very balanced in angulations, excellent body and substance and so well muscled all over, still as a veteran, she owned the ring when she moved with lovely reach and drive and I couldn't keep my eyes of of her, lovely coat and condition and I was very pleased to be able to award her the RCC, still being in topcondition. She was my ultimate BV and in the mainring she did her best for our lovely breed and was Reserve Veteran in Show under Russell Mosedale.
2. Gardner's Sh CH Thendara Jocasta. Strong and powerful bitch, lovely head and expression, very balanced outline, adequate frontassembly, strong backend, solid topline, very nice coat and condition, moved with lovely strength and good reach and drive.
3. Stevenson's Lochlorien Scully Foxes Andley.
MPB (3,1). 1. Barker's Danaway Tilly at Flinthill. Very elegant bitch puppy who needs more time to fill her frame, very sweet feminine head, good topline, adequate angulations, enough body and substance, moved ok with good drive, nice coat and condition.
2. Robinson's Lanstara Red Dress. Ultra feminine bitch who needs a lot of time, feminine head, moderate front angulations, good back end, enough body, needs more substance all over, moved with good drive, very nice coat.
PB (2) 1. Barker's Danaway Tilly at Flinthill.
2. Robinson's Lanstara Red Dress.
JB (6,1)1. Edwards' Gwendariff Its Numero Uno at Bonhomie. Very promising young bitch, beautiful outline, feminine head, soft expression, adequate front assembly, strong backend, deep in body with excellent substance, she really stood out on the move, covering the ground well with lovely attitude, gorgeous coat and condition.
2. Stewart's Gwendariff Wonder Woman. Lovely, very compact bitch, the most attractive head and expression, excellent neck and topline, moderate angles in front, good backend, well bodied, strong and powerful mover, lovely coat.
3. Richardson's Brabrook True Violet for Montgreenan
NB (3,0) 1. Nicolson's Gwendariff Just The Ticket For Lochindorb. Well shaped bitch, lovely head, a bit round in eye, excellent body and substance, balanced angulations, moves ok but needs to be firmer all over, lovely coat and condition.
2. Logie's Shenanagin Snowflake. Compact bitch, nice head and expression, good neck, moderate angulations fore and aft, enough body and substance, moved ok but needs more reach in front, not in the best coat today.
3. Hunter & Brown's Braidmount In My Life.
GB (12,2). 1. Hinslea's Gwendariff Guess Who's Coming to Northamber. Very strong and powerful bitch, beautiful head and expression, strong topline and tailset, balanced angulatiuons, excellent body and substance, moves with excellent drive and strength behind,. enough reach in front, glorious coat and condition, a very pleasant overall balanced bitch to look at.
2. Pallister's Penwyn Rainbows End. Well shaped bitch with feminine head, a bit round in eye, excellent set of neck, good topline, very well angulated, powerful body, moved well, sound enough coming and going, lovely coat and condition
3. Cayton-Lee & Lee's Rubratinneh Sisika.
PGB (8,1). 1. Nicolson's Gwendariff Rainbow Goddess at Lochindorb. Beautiful well shaped bitch with lovely outline, lovely head, kind expression, well arched neck, solid topline, correct tailset, very well angulated both ends, deep in body with excellent spring of rib, glorious coat and condition, moved with powerful reach and drive, could just be a touch more solid all over.
2. Pallister's Penwyn Rainbows End
3. Cayton-Lee & Lee's Rubratinneh Sisika
LB (8,2). Jones' Gwendariff Nutmeg. Excellent, very well balanced bitch with beautiful outline, lovely head and expression, excellent set of neck, solid topline, lovely tailset, very balanced in angulations, powerful body and substance, very good front assembly, strong backend, powerful mover with excellent style and attitude covering the ground really well, beautiful coat and condition and was very close to compete for the top honours on the day.
2. Bayne's Corranroo Rainbow Kisses. Compact bitch, very feminine head, a bit round in eye for my taste, excellent neck, strong topline, lovely angulations fore and aft, deep body with maximum amount of substance, she really excelled on the move with lots of strength and reach and drive, very nice coat and condition.
3. Nicolson's Gwendariff On A Tic Ett To Lochindorb.
OB (4,0) 1. Armitage's Sh Ch Gwendariff Coco Nut Cream. I found my star of the day in this very strong class of very high quality bitches. This lovely girl certainly drew my attention. She was for sure no disappointment when I put my hands on her as there was lovely well shaped bitch underneath this beautiful coat of correct texture. Glorious head with a lovely melting expression in her eyes. She moved out like a real lady with style and attitude, combined with strength and power. Her movement is her absolute strength which makes anyone giving her this extra long look, so free and effortless, covering the ground and really shows that her construction is like the standard require. It was a pleasure to award her the BCC.
2. Sturrock's Sh Ch Forfarian Hey Sexy Lady. Very stylish well made bitch, lovely feminine head with sweet expression, well arched neck flowing into a solid topline with correct tailset, adequate front assembly, strong backend, powerful body and substance, moved with great style with excellent drive and very sound coming and going, very nice coat and condition.
3. Sterritt's Corranroo Just One Kiss With Riversett.