• Show Date: 06/06/2019
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judged by: Jane Eyeington Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 02/11/2020

Three Counties Agricultural Society

Breed: Irish Red & White Setter

Three Counties Championship Show

Irish Red & White Setters

9th June 2019

Judge – Mrs Jane Eyeington (Meadowdale)

I would like to thank the exhibitors for their patience as we were 2nd in the ring. I was delighted with the dogs I was given the honour of judging. They are all a credit to you

Class 1757 PD NO ENTRIES

Class 1758 JD NO ENTRIES


Close decision in this class all having differing, but lovely qualities

Class 1760 OD (3 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: 6597 GARDNER Miss T Alanea Game Reserve With Danwish

An upstanding and mature dog coming up 3 years of age. He has a shapely and balanced outline when stood gives the impression of strength, yet athletic. Though the handler did have a tendency to make his topline have a slight slope at times. He Has a masculine head with good width to the back skull and length to the foreface, nicely squared off flews. His strong muscular neck has a slight arch and flows well into his forequarters. Lovely depth and spring to the ribs, well boned limbs, with moderate hindquarters. Shown in good coat, white could have been a fraction clearer. His charisma and fun loving nature shining through on the move and he strode out with reach and drive, being true fore and aft – BD & RBOB

2nd: 6596 CUDDY Mr & Mrs J V & S E Sh Ch Taxus Golden Prince In Balbriggan JW

Another cracking dog, 4 years old and looked a picture on the stack. Athletic in his stature and nothing is overdone. Just right for size and balance. Lovely masculine head, very balanced with good width and depth with a kind round dark eye giving a gentle expression. Not quite the depth and development through the body of winner, but holding a firm and level topline both stood and on the move, harmonious angulation fore and aft, good length from hip to hock in the hindquarters with a good width of thigh. He has a ground covering action in profile, not quite as clean in front as winner today. Shown with a lovely pearly white, and red coat, and good condition - RBD

3rd: 6607 WARD Mrs L R Courtdown One In A Million (Imp Pol)

Class 1761 VD NO ENTRIES

Class 1762 PB (1 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: 6606 WARD Mrs L R Cornadore Bia Becomes Copperwhite (Imp Pol)

A quality puppy of 7 months of age showing lots of promise. Showing herself off with confidence and style. Liked her overall shape and proportions, everything is just right for her age. Her head is feminine and starting to break, kind round eye starting to darken nicely. Loved her depth and spring of rib, so well developed with a short loin, and a firm level topline. Moderate hindquarters and neat feet. A little erratic on the move at the moment, but this will all tighten in time, and she holds her outline in profile. Shown with good coat colour - BP

Class 1763 JB (1 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: 6600 O'CONNOR Mrs G Dalcross Dancing Queen With Caispern

Smart bitch coming up 16 months, she has a shapely silhouette when stacked, feminine all through and showing good body proportions. She has a pretty and balanced head, with a good stop and a good length and depth to the foreface. A kind and gentle expression from her round dark eyes. Her body has good depth to the brisket and spring to the ribs, nicely boned limbs and tight feet. Well angulated fore and aft. A little loose on the move at present. Shown with a well marked coat and in lovely condition

Class 1764 PGB (2 Entries) Abs: 1

1st: 6598 HART Mr G J & Mrs G A Ianbro Mystic Quartz Shines At Gilliegrae JW

21 month old bitch, of a medium size and stature, with lovely body lines, athletic with a touch of elegance. Liked the overall shape and make of this young bitch, she has a pleasing outline when stood. She is still very raw and will take time to reach her full potential. Having a feminine head with a dark kind eye. Good length of neck flowing well into her nicely angulated forequarters, enough depth and ribbing, a firm level topline. Liked her hindquarters which have a good width of thigh and sweep of stifle. Just needing to come together a little more on the move, showing good drive in profile. Lovely pearly white to her coat and well broken up red patches.

A nice class of bitches

Class 1765 OB (4 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: 6604 WALKER Mrs E E Zendarric It's A Kind Of Magic Within Wroxham JW

Impressed by this 3 year old bitch, she looked a picture on the stack, thought her to be of a nice size, with substance yet feminine all through. She has the desired strength yet athletic. She has lovely balance and construction in profile. Her head is ultra feminine, perhaps would like a fraction more to it, that said it has good balance and she has a lovely kind and sweet expression. Her neck is clean and strong with a slight arch, flowing seamlessly into a firm and well held topline. Body is well developed, brisket down to the elbow with well sprung ribs. She has strength in her rear end which she used to power around the ring, showing precise and ground covering strides. Shown in good coat and condition – BB & BOB

2nd: 6599 HART Mr G J & Mrs G A Gilliegrae Swift N'chic

Another quality bitch, 5 years old and in first class coat and condition. Built on slightly larger lines than winner, but full of breed type, with the athletic outline. Her head is balanced and shows good width to the backskull, and length to the foreface, with a kind dark eye. Her neck is of a good length and flows well into a strong level topline. Chest is well let down and ribs carried well back. Standing on good oval boned legs. Hindquarters have width and strength. Moved out with enthusiasm and drive, being positive and true fore and aft. Dog and handler having a lovely rapport together, moving in harmony - RBB

3rd: 6603 SOPER Ms S S Lovenjoen Belle of the Ball

Class 1766 VB (1 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: 6605 WARD Mrs L R Sh Ch Ballakinnish Mischief Making Copperwhite JW

Appealing 8 year old bitch, who is so balanced and unexaggerated when stood. Full of breed type and with good proportions. She has a lovely head and expression, with good width to the backskull with length and depth to the foreface, combined with a round dark eye. Having enough strength and substance through the body, good length to the ribcage and a short loin. Nice oval bone and moderate hindquarters. Showing good drive and enthusiasm in profile, not as clean today in her front action. Shown with a lovely coat of pearly white and defined red patches. A credit to the breed