• Date: 22/09/2018
  • Show Type: Open/Limited/Sanction
  • Judge: Becky Johnson Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 07/04/2019

Cornwall Gundog Club

I should like to extend my sincere thanks to the Officers and Committee of Cornwall Gundog Club for the invitation to judge at this show. I had the most wonderful day and was made to feel so welcome by everybody involved. The hospitality was outstanding and particularly memorable was the lovely hamper given to me at the end of the day - an extremely thoughtful gesture and wonderful memory of a superb show. My grateful thanks to my hard working stewards and last but by no means least to all those that entered their dogs for my appraisal.  

English Setters

Graduate (2)

1st Butler’s Wansleydale Goldsmith. 2 year old. Good overall balance. Masculine head with good chiselling, soft expression and well defined eyebrows. Clean neck leading to good layback of shoulder and corresponding return of upper arm. Deep chest with well sprung ribcage. Well made hindquarters. Strong driving movement with good forward extension. BOB and shortlisted in strong group

2nd Woodham’s Culverwell Charis Tykkidyw. Longer cast than winner. Excellent head and expression. Clean neck. Good lay of shoulder. I would like a little more return of upper arm. Deep chest. Well made hindquarters. Movement erratic coming towards but good rear drive.

Open (2, 1)

1st Osman’s Bournehouse Star Gazer at Marissolo JW ShCM. 4 year old. Masculine. Balanced head although I would like a little more refinement in skull. Clean neck. Excellent lay of shoulder and return of upper arm. Deep chest with good spring of rib. Short loin. Well made quarters. Low hocks. Move a little untidy going away but good in profile. RBOB


Gordon Setter

Graduate (1)

1st Passmore’s Beechlake Sea Of Love. 9 month. Well balanced all through. Although very raw everything is in the right place. Excellent head with deep stop and dark eye. Well laid shoulder with good upper arm. Good rib cage. A little bum high at present. Long stifle. Well of for bone with good feet. Accurate movement both fore and aft good length of stride when viewed in profile. BP

Open (5, 1)

1st Passmore’s Beechlake I Dared to Dream. 3 year old bitch. Well balanced. Good head with deep stop and dark eye. Correct ear set. Clean neck leading to well laid shoulder and equal length of upper arm. Deep chest. Would prefer a flatter croup. Well made hindquarters. Front action untidy coming in but good in profile. Good coat and condition. Excellent bone. BOB

2nd Passmore’s Gladysrose Candy Crush. Well balanced all through with clean outline. Pleasing head with well defined stop. Not quite forehand construction of winner. Deep chest. Little narrow in ribcage. Good tailset. Good length of stifle and well let down hocks. Good bone. Just not quite the ruggedness of the winner RBOB

3rd MacDonald’s Graylacier Grand Illusion.


Cocker Spaniels

Junior (2)

1st Smith’s Meakwood East N Rose. 11 months. Well balanced all through. Head and skull of correct proportions. Clean neck. Good shoulder and upper arm angulation. Big ribcage and short loin. Well made hindquarters. Excellent bone and feet. Moved with drive and excellent tail action. BP

2nd Meaker’s Meakwood Precious Pearl. Good overall all balance. Preferred head of winner. Little steep in shoulder. Deep chest and well sprung ribcage. Well made hindquarters with good width of second thigh and low hocks. Excellent bone and feet. Moved well. 

Graduate (2) 

1st Meaker’s Charbonnel East N Promise at Meakwood. 3 year old bitch. Good outline. Excellent head with good chiselling. Dark eye and low earset. Clean neck. Well laid shoulder and return of upper arm. Big ribcage. Strong hindquarters. Low hocks. Moved well with good tail action. RBOB

2nd Pearn’s Fonesse Fingibson In Gwbert JW ShCM. Well balanced all through. Slightly stronger in head that I would prefer. Good neck and shoulder. Excellent rib cage. Strong hindquarters. Well boned with tight feet. Moved well. In excellent coat and condition.

Open Dog (1)

1st Ratcliff’s Withiflor Blubeau. 6 year old. Well balanced all through although probably a size larger than my preference. Pleasing head and eye. Good shoulder and return of upper arm. Correct topline. Deep rib. Well made hindquarters. Good bone and feet moved well on good stride

Open Bitch (1)

1st Meaker’s Meakwood Precious Moments. 4 year old bitch. Excellent overall balance. Typical well chiselled head of correct proportions and soft expression. Clean neck. Well laid shoulder and return of upper arm. Deep chest with large well sprung ribcage. Short loin. Well made hindquarters. Excellent bone and feet. Moved well with good tail action. BOB


Irish Setter

Puppy (6,1)

1st Woodham’s Thendara Dua Lipa. Well balanced all through with good outline. Excellent head and expression. Clean neck leading to good lay of shoulder. Deep chest. Correct slope to topline. Well made hindquarters. Low hocks. Movement was a little erratic but showed good length of stride when viewed in profile. BP 

2nd Pike’s Redclyst Glenury Princess of China. Little finer all through than the winner. Lovely outline. Excellent head and expression. Clean neck. Good lay of shoulder. Correct topline. Well ribbed . Needs to strengthen in quarters. Moved steadily.


Junior (2)

1st Pike’s Redclyst Boris. Upstanding young dog. Beautifully balanced. Excellent head with good chiselling, dark eye and well defined occiput. Long neck leading to well laid shoulder and corresponding length of upper arm. Deep chest. Well ribbed back. Correct topline. Strong, well muscled hindquarters with low hocks. In excellent coat and condition. Moved well. RBOB

2nd MacDonald’s Redclyst Maximus. Another quality dog. Litter brother to winner. Typical head with correct amount of stop and soft expression. Not quite the forehand angulation of the winner nor the slope of topline. Well made hindquarters. Excellent coat and condition. Moved well.


Graduate (10, 3)

1st Redclyst Boris

2nd Redclyst Maximus

3rd Hutchings’ Corvarey Everyone Knows


Post Graduate (4, 2)

1st Condron’s Gwendariff D’Ya Fancy A Fling with Corvaney. Masculine all through with good overall balance. Well chiselled head. Good eye and expression, excellent shoulder and upper arm. Deep chest. Well ribbed back. Correct slope to topline. Well made hindquarters with good width of second thigh. Moved with drive.

2nd Hall’s Glennara Cilleigne Dervla JW. Feminine with good overall balance. Well chiselled head. Not forehand angulation of winner. Correct topline. Well made hindquarters. Not as tidy in front movement as winner. Excellent coat and condition.


Limit (5, 3)

1st Condron’s Covarney Lil Minx. Beautiful bitch. Excellent overall balance. Feminine head with good chiselling beneath the eyes and a wonderfully soft expression. Slightly arched neck. Well laid shoulder and corresponding length of upper arm. Good depth of chest. Correct topline. Well let down docks. Moved well. Very extrovert showgirl who was totally at one with her handler. BOB

2nd Meadows’ Gwendariff D’Ya Like Me Best JW. Not in her best dress today. Excellent head and expression. Would like more layback of shoulder. Good depth of chest. Well ribbed back. Strong hindquarters. Excellent bone and feet. Free movement


Open Dog (6,1)

1st Pym’s Thendara The Watch Maker. Good overall balance. Typical head with good chiseling. Dark eye. Well defined occiput. Excellent forehand construction. Could have slightly more slope to toplne. Strong hindquarters. Moved with drive. In excellent coat and condition and handled to advantage.

2nd Condron’s Covarney Flapjack. I preferred the outline of this dog however I felt that his coat had too much wave to justify first place. Superb head with excellent chiseling and the softest expression. Good lay of shoulder. Deep chest. Well ribbed back. Strong hindquarters. Moved with drive and good forward extension.

3rd Meadows’ Gwendariff The Big Attraxion JW


Open Bitch (4, 2)

1st Condron’s Summertimes Blues for Covarney. Good overall balance. Well chiselled head with soft expression. Clean neck leading to good layback of shoulder. Deep chest. Correct topline. Well made hindquarters. I would like a fraction more bone. Moved freely. Tended not to always stand to advantage.

2nd Coleman’s Devacott Jingles Belle. Good overall balance but not quite the outline that I was looking for. Clean head. Good length of neck and layback of shoulder. Deep chest. I would like more slope to the topline. Well made hindquarters. Movement could be tidier.


Veteran (7, 3)

1st Robert’s Polmennor For Fun. 8 years old. Excellent overall balance, typical, well chiseled head with soft expression. Deep chest. Well laid shoulder and good upper arm. Correct topline. Well made hindquarters. Excellent bone and feet. Moved well. In good coat and condition. Moved well. Pushed hard for top honours. BV.

2nd Meadows’ Sh Ch Gwendariff Miss Whiplash JW. Top quality bitch who belied her years. Carrying a ittle overweight today which was a shame. Excellent head and expression. Well laid shoulder and return of upper arm. Deep chest. Correct topline. Good hindquarters. Moved well with drive.

3rd Marmol’s Polmennor Fun In The Sun


Golden Retrievers

Puppy (3, 1)

1st Hewitson’s Seruilia Splash Of Class. 10 months. Good overall balance. Correct head and dark eye with soft expression. Well laid shoulder and return of upper arm. Deep chest well ribbed back. Level topline. Well made hindquarters with good width of second thigh. Excellent bone and feet. Super coat. Carrying too much weight which caused roll on move but moved well otherwise. BP

2nd Narramore’s Bryonygem Braved Lad. Not as together as winner and also needs to lose weight. Good head with soft expression. Excellent forehand construction. Good spring of rib. Well made hindquarters. Excellent bone and feet. In good coat. Tended to pace on the move.


Junior (5)

1st Gebhard’s Calacary Ragamuffin Rose. 13 months. Well balanced all through. Good head with skull and muzzle of proportionate length. Excellent layback of shoulder and return of upper arm. Deep chest. Well ribbed back. Level top line. Strong well muscled hindquarters with good width of second thigh. Excellent bone and feet. Moved well both fore and aft with good length of stride when viewed in profile.

2nd Merrick’s Stormerick Constance. Very well made all through. Good head with desired amount of chiselling. Clean neck. Well laid shoulder. Not quite the return of upper arm as the winner. Well ribbed back. Well made hindquarters. Excellent bone and feet. Not quite holding her topline on the move as well as the winner.

3rd Smyth’s Kadaka Kissagram


Yearling (4)

1st Calacary Ragamuffin Rose

2nd Stormerick Constance

3rd Kadaka Kissagram


Novice (3, 1 w/d)

1st Calacary Ragamuffin Rose

2nd Stormerick Constance


Graduate (4, 1)

1st Hutchinson’s Largymore Me Too of Trethellan. Good overall balance. Well chiselled head with dark eye and soft expression. Excellent forehand construction. Deep chest. Well ribbed back. Level toplne. Strong quarters with well turned stifles. Moved well with good open side gait. Not in best coat or would have pushed further in challenge.

2nd Clunie’s Warrentor Caipirinha. 4th in strong junior class. Good outline. Pleasing head and expression. A little short in muzzle. Well laid shoulder. Level topline. Little flat in croup. Well boned with good feet. In good coat and condition. Sound, free movement.

3rd Mace’s Steval Choir Master at Telanjan


Post Grad (3, 2)

1st Largymore Me Too of Trethellan


Open Dog (3, 1)

1st Fenn’s Chalksville Barregarrow At Jandeburn JW. The first thing that one notices about this dog is his excellent overall balance and freedom from any exaggeration. His head is masculine without being coarse. Well chiseled beneath the eyes and a soft expression. Scores in forehand construction with well laid shoulder and corresponding return of upper arm. Elbows tight to brisket. Well ribbed back. Level topline and correct tailset. Well muscled hindquarters with good width of second thigh and well let down hocks. Excellent bone and feet. In superb coat and condition. Moved well fore and aft and in profile demonstrated a good open side gait. BOB and later on put on a sterling performance to win Best In Show.  

2nd Mace’s Harry The Magician at Telanjan. Heavier all through than the winner. Pleasing head and expression. Little loaded at the shoulders. Deep chest. Well ribbed back. Strong hindquarters. Not the rear drive of winner. In good coat and condition.


Open bitch (10, 3)

1st Smyth’s Kadaka Karnival Queen. Well balanced all through. Good head with dark eye and soft expression. Clean neck leading to well laid shoulder and corresponding return of upper arm. Deep chest with elbows tight to the brisket. Well ribbed back. Good bone and feet. Moved with drive - just tended to fly her tail at times. In good coat and condition. RBOB

2nd Clunie’s Warrentor Maple Moon. I liked this bitch but she was carrying too much weight today. Typical head with dark eye and well chiselled. Maybe could have a fraction more strength of muzzle. Well ribbed back. Strong hindquarters. In excellent coat and condition. Moved well with drive.

3rd Bond’s Trebell Trinity


Veteran (5, 1)

1st Johnson’s Devonivy Diamond Cut By Niallgold. Good overall balance. Masculine head. Strong neck. Well laid shoulder and return of upper arm. Deep chest. Well ribbed back. Level topline. Strong hindquarters. Excellent bone and feet. Moved really well with drive from his hindquarters. In super condition all through. BV


Becky A Johnson