• Date: 17/01/2019
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judge: David Craig Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 07/04/2019

Manchester Dog Show Society

Breed: Spaniel (Irish Water)

MANCHESTER CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW

IRISH WATER SPANIEL

BEST OF BREED : 7113 MARGERISON, Mrs S & DAVIES Mr S Kandrelli Jack Snipe

Dog CC : 7113 MARGERISON, Mrs S & DAVIES Mr S Kandrelli Jack Snipe

Res Dog CC : 7106 BUSBY, Mrs R H & BUSBY Miss O F Stanegate Leading Role At Zakby

Bitch CC : 7115 MENAGE Mrs J A Sh Ch Kandrelli Button Quail At Goldenacre

Res Bitch CC : 7124 WILSON Mrs S E & Mr D J Eldarrah Song Of Fire And Ice

Best Puppy : 7106 BUSBY, Mrs R H & BUSBY Miss O F Stanegate Leading Role At Zakby

Best Veteran : 7111 GROCOTT Mr & Mrs A T Goldenacre Celtic Fringe Of Onmin

It was good to be amongst the IWS again; there was a sporting ringside and all dogs were shown in good condition. It was a disappointment to myself (and, I am sure, to the owners) that a couple of exhibits proved rather difficult to handle. It is worth remembering that whilst the Standard says “initially aloof”, it also calls for a “stable disposition” and nothing beats the breed’s “sense of humour”!

Class 1731 MPD NO ENTRIES

Class 1732 PD (3 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: 7106 BUSBY, Mrs R H & BUSBY Miss O F Stanegate Leading Role At Zakby, most promising youngster of almost 11 months, very good for type, pleasing size and overall proportions, masculine without being overdone, very good legs and feet, well-constructed all through with balanced angulation fore and aft, good body with correct rib already, good coat of tight ringlets, very good on the move where he is true fore and aft and carries himself very well in profile where he impresses overall, pushed hard for top honours, RCC and BPIB, went on to PG3, one with a future;

2nd: 7117 NORMAN, Ms V & STUBBS, Ms J & MCLAUGHLIN Miss H Gloi Donn Bogey Man For Glenderry, extrovert youngster with many virtues, clearly has a fun disposition which is good to see, bigger than 1 but with good outline, good bone and correct feet, correct topline and coat, sound mover, would have pressed harder but for one ‘if’;

3rd: 7118 PARR Mrs V Thor Of Thingwall

Class 1733 JD (2 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: 7112 HACKETT Mr J Curlyco My Hot Rockstar, youngster of just 13 months, well presented, shown in good condition and well-schooled, he is a pleasing size with good eye colour, refined head, correct coat, sound mover, needs time to develop and would prefer better tail carriage on the move;

2nd: 7118 PARR Mrs V Thor Of Thingwall

Class 1734 GD NO ENTRIES

Class 1735 PGD NO ENTRIES

Class 1736 LD (2 Entries) Abs: 1

1st: 7113 MARGERISON, Mrs S & DAVIES Mr S Kandrelli Jack Snipe, upstanding, compact and strongly built are words that immediately come to mind with this dog, masculine but not overdone, has correct forequarters, good bone and correct feet, carries a typical coat, correct body and barrel rib which gives the characteristic roll on the move, correct strength over the loins, well angulated hindquarters with well let down hocks, sound true mover going with real drive behind, deserved the CC, his first and BOB on showmanship over his litter sister;

Class 1737 OD (1 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: 7110 DAVIES Mrs E & Mr M Stanegate Fly Me To The Moon With Shelseivad Sh.CM, extrovert six years old who is one that has good coat, body, strength over loins and keeps his topline on the move, would prefer more strength of bone and rather close behind;

Class 1738 VD NO ENTRIES

Class 1739 MPB (2 Entries) Abs: 1

1st: 7116 MORRIS Mr D Caliway Dolly Varden TAF, six months baby who gave her handler a hard time being so full of beans, pleasing type, size and good body, difficult to assess on the move, but needs to strengthen in hindquarters;

Class 1740 PB (3 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: 7121 STIRK Mr & Mrs G & K & Miss Z Gloi Donn Believe In Angels Above Grakar, feminine but finer built bitch with pleasing outline showing good shape, pleasing head and eye, adequate bone, correct feet, fairly pleasing coat on body but lacking on hindquarters, good topline, needs time to develop rib, sound mover and well presented;

2nd: 7116 MORRIS Mr D Caliway Dolly Varden TAF

3rd: 7119 PARR Mrs V Dune Dancer

Class 1741 JB (3 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: 7121 STIRK Mr & Mrs G & K & Miss Z Gloi Donn Believe In Angels Above Grakar

2nd: 7114 MCCALLUM Mr F & Mrs J Weemaes Wonderful Remark, upstanding bitch who had pleasing eye colour, good body and rib, of good disposition, would prefer better tail carriage on the move and needs to tighten in front;

3rd: 7119 PARR Mrs V Dune Dancer

Class 1742 GB (2 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: 7114 MCCALLUM Mr F & Mrs J Weemaes Wonderful Remark

2nd: 7120 PARR Mrs V Malanis Polly, feminine with good barrel rib, extrovert disposition, pleasing head and muzzle, moved better in front than behind, falls away rather at the croup;

Class 1743 PGB NO ENTRIES

Class 1744 LB (4 Entries) Abs: 1

1st: 7124 WILSON Mrs S E & Mr D J Eldarrah Song Of Fire And Ice, two years old and one who I thought was a very good stamp overall, upstanding, bigger type of bitch but with a very pleasing outline, correct coat, good bone and feet, strong topline, added maturity will benefit her I feel, moved soundly, RCC;

2nd: 7109 CUNNINGHAM Miss J Foulby Fidelma of Elvandar, I liked the type, size and overall ‘stamp’ of this feminine bitch, pleasing head, good eye, well-constructed overall and a sound, true mover in all directions, unfortunately, her coat is soft and rather lacking in ringlets which detracts from the overall picture;

3rd: 7123 WEBB, J & BINGHAM, L Foulby Singapore Sling

Class 1745 OB (1 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: 7115 MENAGE Mrs J A Sh Ch Kandrelli Button Quail At Goldenacre, lovely quality, feminine bitch of quality, liked her size and lack of exaggeration, everything in proportion and so correct in many of the breed features, very pleasing head with good eye colour, well-made through forequarters, correct coat, well angulated behind, sound mover, won the CC with some to spare, hard decision for BOB but was just a little less enthusiastic than her litter brother;

Class 1746 VB (1 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: 7111 GROCOTT Mr & Mrs A T Goldenacre Celtic Fringe Of Onmin, lovely girl with a great sense of fun, made me smile with her joie de vivre, pleasing head, feminine, good eye colour and correct rib, moved happily;

DAVID R CRAIG (Judge)