• Show Date: 30/06/2022
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judged by: David Howarth Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 28/07/2023

Windsor Dog Show Society

Breed: English Setter

It is always an honour to be asked to judge my original breed at this level. To be invited to judge at such a prestigious show is even more thrilling. I was pleased with the quality of my entry and felt that it was a significant improvement on recent appointments. Disappointing that there weren’t any puppies present today. Let’s hope that this is only a blip and not signs of things to come. All exhibits were well presented, clean and showed excellent temperament. A credit to their owners.

VD/B (5 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: HARTLE & STONE’s Hartsett All My Lovin

Eight year old o/b with a well shaped head and soft expression. Dark in eye. She has a good reach of neck and is well angulated, fore and rear. She is well developed in ribs with good length and plenty of heart room. Firm short couplings help give an overall picture of balance. She is strong over her quarters showing a good width of thigh. Presented in good body and lovely coat. She moved well in profile.

2nd: BRYANT & HOLLIS’ Phenset Ruby Tuesday

This ten year old has a refined head with good stop and correct ear placement. Clean in neck with well boned straight front legs. Again a good length to her ribs. She is well angulated behind and her tail never stopped wagging. Another good veteran, just preferred the shorter couplings of the winner.

3rd: ALDRIDGE’s Grakar Starstruck at Fleckers

JD (3 Entries) Abs: 1

1st: WILLIAMS’ Richecca Midwinter

At the older end of this age range and in good body and full coat. Balanced in head with good stop and kind expression. Well angulated shoulders. Chest is of good depth but as a junior, just needs a bit of time to fill out. He is well angulated behind with well-turned stifles. Just needs the maturity to complete the picture.

2nd: WHITING & GRANT’s Tattersett Many Clouds At Ormstiga

At 15 months is less forward then the winner. He is balanced in head with good length of muzzle. Well boned with good depth to his body. His quarters were moderately angulated. I preferred the layback of shoulder and more settled movement of the winner today.

PGD (4 Entries) Abs: 0

A lovely class to judge, even though there were just four. Each one had plenty to offer, the fourth placed dog was close up but just lacked the maturity of the three above him.

1st: HEPBURN’s Tattersett Rainbow Legacy

What a lovely honest o/b who has improved so much since I saw him as a youngster. Elegant in head with good length of foreface and well placed ears. Strong clean neck of good length leads smoothly into well laid shoulders. Well boned legs and straight in front, elbows are nicely tucked in. He has a balanced body with enough depth and firmness over the loins giving a correct topline. Strong quarters with good width of second thigh and hocks are well let down. He was well presented in good body and coat. He moved truly both ways. Should go on to do well.

2nd: BISHOP’s Dyrham Desert Storm

Another good one and close up here. He is well developed through and in good body and coat condition. Pleasing in head with good reach of neck and well laid shoulders. He is well ribbed with good width and enough depth but not over done in any way. He is short coupled and strong over his quarters. He moved well today showing reach and extension but was just a little proud of his tail at times.


LD (10 Entries) Abs: 0

Absolutely super class. One of the best I have seen for a long time. Such a pleasure to see these together and be stuck for choice. Any of the placed dogs are worthy of going on to gain their titles.

1st: ATYEO & TAYLOR’s Samelen Comeback Special

I really fell for this b/b last time I judged as a raw youngster and wondered how he would come on. Really impressed with him today. At 4 is now approaching his best. Refined head with good width, masculine but not coarse in any way. He has a well-defined stop and a gentle expression. Strong clean neck of good length leads to well laid shoulders and a straight front. He has a well-developed chest showing good width and depth. Firm topline and short couplings give the required balance. He has good width to his quarters, a good bend of stifle without being over exaggerated in any way. He was presented immaculately in good coat and fit condition. He moved well in profile holding his top line well and carrying his tail correctly. My CC winner today and ultimately Best of Breed.

2nd: DARLEY’s Severnsett Firecracker

Another out of the top drawer. Presented a lovely picture stacked and did not disappoint on the move. Well balanced head with dark eyes and well placed ears. He is clean in throat and has a good reach of neck. Well boned front and good layback of shoulder. He has good depth to his chest and a firm level top line. His quarters are well developed with good width to his second thigh and well-turned stifles. A pleasure to award him the RCC in good company.

3rd: SCHONEVILLE & DERRY’s Balvenie Blue Sensation

OD (4 Entries) Abs: 2

1st: JENNINGS-SHARMAN & SHARMAN’s Canteris Cool For Catz JW

Super head with leanness and balance showing lovely dark eyes. Clean neck of good length leads to straight, well boned front and correct feet. Well ribbed with enough heart room and a firm level top line. He has well angulated quarters and uses this to advantage moving so well in profile.


This 5 year old has a balanced head if a little stronger than the winner. His shoulders are well laid back and fit into well barrelled ribs. He has good width to his quarters and coat was in good condition. Movement was fine but he tended to carry his tail a little high today.

GCD/B (1 Entries) Abs: 0


JB (4 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: BEASLEY’s Wansleydale Mayflower

I really fell for the type and style of this 12 month old b/b today. Classic head, feminine and well balanced with dark eyes and a kind expression. Well constructed with good reach of neck and well laid shoulders. Her elbows are neatly tucked in. Well ribbed for her age with more to come no doubt. Level topline and correct tail set. Moderately angulated quarters. She moved well in profile and was very tidy coming towards me. Tempted to give her top honours but felt that the maturity of the older ones gave them the edge today.

2nd: WALE’s Chanina Golden Rose JW

Another out of the top drawer. So much to like here as well. Super head with gentle expression and dark eyes. Strong in neck with well laid shoulders and good depth for her age. She is well angulated behind and good from hock to heel. Well presented in good coat. She too should do very well as she develops.

3rd: ALLEN, BOTT & MORGAN’s Quensha's Sky Full of Stars

PGB (5 Entries) Abs: 1

1st: MUGFORD’s Alolfrana Sugar N'Spice At Lynwood JW

Well balanced dark tri who is well made and so good to go over. Not flashy but so correct. Balanced head with good stop and plenty of shape around her eyes. Clean neck of good length. Well boned for her size. Good width of rib and short couplings give a correctly balanced body. Plenty of rear angulation she was in good coat and moved well covering the ring easily.

2nd: TOMPSETT’s Leilasett Northern Lights over Radbrooks

Lovely headed o/b with well-placed ears and a straight well boned front. Well balanced body with decent rear angulation. She moved easily round the ring.

3rd: HARTLE & STONE’s Hartsett Lady In Grey

LB (9 Entries) Abs: 2

Another quality class here making it difficult but enjoyable to judge. Just like the Limit D class, it was a case of splitting hairs and most of them were worthy of top honours.

1st: GRIMSDELL’s Tattersett Dark Honey JW

This 4 year old o/b looked well today. In full coat and good body, she presented a complete picture stacked and moved truly to win the CC. Correct head, true to type with good length of muzzle and work around her well-shaped eyes. Clean strong neck flows into well laid shoulders. Well developed in chest with width and depth, she is well muscled over her loins. Strong quarters of good width and well turned stifles. She moved correctly both ways. A worthy Champion

2nd: PITTS’ Wandsfell Dream Of Me

Have seen this 3 year old from the ringside and admired so much about her. She is good to go over and does not disappoint. Lean head with soft expression and good length of muzzle. She has a strong neck of good length. Super body properties having width and depth without excess. She is short and firm over her loins and has a lovely top line and tail set. Her quarters are well angulated and hocks are well let down. She was turned out in good coat and moved with freedom and enthusiasm.

3rd: COLTON’s Rowanmyle Gude Blue Bonnet Ennydloc

OB (3 Entries) Abs: 1

1st: LOAKES’ Rachdale Painted Lace At Goldbirch

Immaculate 7-year-old looking as well as I have ever seen her. A good “old fashioned type” presented in super condition and handled to get the best out of her. Correctly balanced in head with dark eyes and kind expression. Strong in neck with well-placed shoulders and elbows tucked in. Well-developed ribs with good length and firm couplings. She is correct in topline and has strength over her quarters. She moved as well as any today in profile showing reach and extension. RCC in strong company.

2nd: DENNIS, HARRIS & MORGAN’s Sh Ch Gemsett Ice Cold In Alex at Mariglen JW

Another worthy champion of correct type and also so good to go over. Well shaped head with typical soft expression and well placed ears. She has a good reach of neck and is straight in front. Plenty of depth to her chest. She is strong over the quarters with well-turned stifles and width to her second thigh. She moved well going away from me showing plenty of drive.

David Howarth