• Date: 03/10/2018
  • Show Type: Open/Limited/Sanction
  • Judge: Tania Gardner Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 07/04/2019

Windsor Gundog Society

Windsor Gundog 3/10/2018 

Critique for a Irish Setters & IRWS 



Thank you to the committee for the invite to judge at your show . It was a shame that another Canine Society in quite close vicinity had to move their show to the same day . A midweek show in this area of the country will always need every entry possible so to have two shows held on the same day was such a shame as I am sure both entries suffered especially in Irish Setters as another breed specialist was judging at the other show . Not with standing these facts , I enjoyed my day and the weather was kind to us . I had some excellent dogs to judge . Thank you to the exhibitors for allowing me to judge their dogs and taking my decisions in a sporting manor . As always I am looking for a dog who confirms to their breed standard a quality racy exhibit who can move correctly . 


IRWS 

Puppy 

1st Winterburn’s Roanjora Laurent Perrier 

 Young bitch at the gangly stage . She has enough bone and substance so should grown on and body up well . She has a feminine head and kind expression , decent length to her neck and adequate angled rear quarters . On the move she was rather unsettled to begin with and her movement suffered , she gradually gained confidence. She has a decent length to stride just needs time for it all to come together . BP


Junior 

1st Barney’s Romaunt Carry On Regardless With Verrami 

This bitch is just into junior , she has a correct outline stood , slight arch to her neck , good front construction and an excellent forechest , which is lacking in a lot of exhibits . Level topline and good tail set . Once settled on the move, she covered the ground well and was better in rear movement than the puppy . 

2nd Winterburn’s Roanjora Laurent Perrier 


Post Graduate 

1st Soper’s Lovenjoel Belle Of The Ball 

3yr old bitch who is just coming into her prime , she is just what I would want in an IRWS , nothing overdone , presents the correct outline stood . Level topline, strong front assembly , everything in balance and moderation . She has a lovely feminine head with a kind expression . On the move just what you would expect from her construction , sound and true . RBOB 

2nd Payne’s Lovenjoel Prince Charming . 

Litter brother to 1st just not as mature as his sister but he is a nice boy . Handsome head and dark eye with ears set level to eye . Moderate and strong neck . Deep through chest and well sprung ribs . Muscular hind quarters true on the move but not the length of stride that 1st had . 

3rd Walpole Gallybob Quantum Leap 


Open 

1st Barney & Howatson Sh Ch Killary’s Grand Venture With Vanders And Romaunt ( Imp USA ) JW 

A dog who is in his prime . He has a striking outline stood , His arched neck sits well into his shoulders and his topline is level and croup correct with an excellent tail set . He is lovely to go over no bumps , your hands just flow , he has a very good fore chest and his head is masculine but his expression is soft and kind . On the move his quality and construction is obvious , his side gate shows his ground covering stride holding his level topline , on the up and down he is straight and true behind ,using his tail correctly and carried just level with his back . Pleasure to watch him take BIS 3 in excellent company . Thank you for bringing him . 


Irish Setters 


Minor Puppy 

1st Kennedy -Sloane’s Two Acres Destiny 

Pretty 7 month bitch with a dark eye and kind expression , obviously a baby, who has all the correct attributes to mature on . She has a nice outline stood , gentle slop to topline , good body proportions , rear quarters have adequate angulation. On the move she was steady , just a little close behind today . 


Puppy 

1st Fox’s Kerryfair Special Diamond , more forward than the MP ,another pretty girl , dark eye and low ear set , good forechest and nicely bodied up with a decent spring of rib and good width to 2nd thigh . On the move she was better behind in her rear action , this won her BP 


Junior 

1st Bailey’s Danaway Desert Song 

Very handsome head on this young dog , broad skull, good length and depth to muzzle , with very expressive dark eyes . Balanced outline stood , gentle slope from withers to tail . Good length to upper arm and correct layback of shoulder . Muscled rear quarters with good bend of stifle . Steady on the move . Will watch him mature . 


Novice 

1st Bailey’s Danaway Desert Song 

Repeat of junior 


Graduate 

My best class of the day it was headed by two lovely bitches , who I am sure will change places often . 

1st Humphrey’s Crimpington Flirtini To Henaleas JW 

Striking in outline 

A really nice bitch to go over everything flows , she has a strong front with good forechest , gently sloping down to her well angulated rear quarters, good width of 2nd thigh and good turn of stifle . She was shown in good muscular condition and lovely dark coat . 

She has a feminine head and dark eye that twinkles naughtiness when she looks at you . She won this class and BOB on her free flowing movement round the ring . 

2nd Elkins Two Acre Promise Of Spring With Avacet 

Very balanced bitch and as I said she was close up to 1st . I preferred the head on this bitch ,dark eye and nice chiselling giving her a beautiful expression . Gentle slope to her topline into strong rear quarters . Good bend of stifle and she stood on very neat feet . On the move she flowed just not as positive as the 1st place today but delighted to award her RBOB 

3rd Evan’s Two Acres Spring Blossom 


Post Graduate 


1st Evan’s Two Acres Spring Blossom

3rd in previous class but came up against two lovely girls she is a nice bitch , bigger made all through but still in balance and feminine . 

Very pretty head with a kind , soft expression , low set ears . She moved steady and true 


Open Dog 

1st Hoskins Sandstream Just A Breeze With Ralphski 

A dog I have done well in the past . I still really like him , he just wasn’t at his best today . Making it difficult for his handler to get the best out of him , these things happen but tomorrow is always another day .

He has the most gorgeous of heads , raised brows and the typical irish expression . He has balanced and correct angulation front and back and is shown in excellent coat of lovely texture and colour . He did enough to win this class but unfortunately I could do no more for him today . 

2nd Andrews Millcroft Moon Riot .

Another dog I have judged before , he has a masculine head with good dark eye , correct front construction with enough forechest . 

His topline for me is a little too steep and just falls of at the croup . He was handled well today and his movement covered the ground . 


Open Bitch 

1st Fox Millcroft Bubbling Moon 

Presents a nice outline stood . No exaggerations she has a pretty head with dark eyes and raised brows ,good layback of shoulder and a good forechest . Stifles well bent and stands on neat feet . Steady and true on the move .

2nd Andrews Millcroft Scarlet Moon .

This bitch has such a pretty head and soft expression . She has lots of nice attributes and you need to get your hands on her . She is well ribbed back with a good spring of ribs . Adequate angled rear quarters . It’s all hidden under too much coat and she was a little overweight . Which is a shame as she rolls a bit on the move . She has potential to do more . 


Judge Tania Gardner ( Danwish )