• Show Date: 19/08/2022
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judged by: Diane Stewart-Ritchie Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 28/07/2023

Welsh Kennel Club

Breed: Irish Red & White Setter



Judge: Mrs Diane Stewart-Ritchie

Class MPD (2 Entries) Abs:0 

1st. Tattersall, Mrs A. ALANEA MIRROR IMAGE. Super head with all the essentials. Correct balance and pleasing in head planes. Good ear set, carriage and length. Lovely eye with appealing expression. Excellent bone and feet for one so young. Straight front when viewed from the front and complimentary angulation front and rear. Excellent over the quarters, deep in chest, good length of ribbing to short loin. Really good topline and tail set. Moderate all through and a cracking little mover. So much to like and surely one for the future. Best Puppy in Breed.

2nd: Jakins, Miss P. COOLFIN MURCHARD. Tall boy with level topline and good development in quarters already. Short in upper arm. He has a pleasing head with a dark eye and good expression. Moved okay today.

Class PD (1 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: Tattersall, Mrs A. ALANEA MIRROR IMAGE (See Min Pup report)

Class PGD (1 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: Ward, Mrs L R. LAIOREBAY GLENMACNASS FROM COPPERWHITE. Well presented boy who has very nice hindquarters with enough bend of stifle and width over first and second thigh. He stands on good bone, okay feet. Super ribbing – deep, well sprung and with good length. A shade steep in croup. He has lovely condition throughout and his colouring is excellent also, as is his silky coat texture of adequate length. Dark eye giving good expression but would prefer a bit more length in foreface.


Class LD (2 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: Titterton, Mr & Mrs J. SPYEFIRE REYT BOBBY DAZZLER. Mature young man who has a good outline. Level topline with correct tailset. Good bone and tidy enough feet. He is presented in good muscle with pearly white coat and defined red. Good length of upper arm. Pleasing in ribbing with good width of hindquarter over first and second thigh. Head properties okay but would prefer a darker eye. 

2nd: Catton, Mrs A B & Cook, Mr S. DAITHI SHADOW DOG WITH FERNGATE (Imp Pol). Prefer this boys head than 1. With good balance throughout, correct earset and length. Good strength in skull and corresponding foreface. Nicely presented here today with strong colour throughout, good islands of red and correct coat texture. Straight in front when viewed from the front but I would prefer more fill in chest. For me, for my ideal, I find him more racy rather than athletic and I’d like to see him with more substance throughout.

Class OD (6 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: CUDDY, Mr J & CUDDY, Mrs S. SH CH TAXUS GOLDEN PRINCE IN BALBRIGGAN JW. Stylish mover who puts it all in and uses himself to full advantage. Has a pleasant head with correct level planes. Clean in lip. Good stop and reasonable breadth through back skull. Correctly placed ears of good length. He is deep in chest, has plenty forehand. He is long in ribs which are well sprung. Strong in loin. Level topline. Would prefer a shade more moderation in hindquarter but that being said, his footfalls were super and he was abundant in drive from the rear whilst maintaining good structure through his rear end. He is an excellent mover out, back and comes together beautifully on the around using his tail well for balance and adding that bit of showmanship. I liked his carriage, presence and he was presented here fit, in hard condition and with quality coat. It gave me great pleasure to award him the CC and BOB today.

2nd: Tattersall, Mrs A & Jones, Mrs D. CARRICK SHADOW DOG WITH ALANEA (Imp Pol). A different style of dog than 1. He is a more moderate dog with an excellent front assembly. He stands on good bone and feet and has a super topline and tailset. For overall perfection I might like a shade more angulation in the rear and whilst his head is pleasant I felt his eye was rather obliquely set. Of course heads are a personal preference. He is presented in hard muscle and has adequate coat without excess. He has a look of a hunter about him and that’s to his credit. He is a sound mover and there is a definite athleticism about him. RCC


Class MPB (1 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: Tattersall, Mrs A. ALANEA SAVANNAH. My notes say “Lovely head, so much to like with the most gorgeous expression” She has all the essentials. Good reach of neck leading into straight front and good shoulder. Good in upper arm, great depth throughout. Excellent ribbing through to correct loin. Good bone and correctly arched toes. Just a shade steep in croup. Moves okay. She and her brother make a lovely pair.


Class PB (1 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: Tattersall, Mrs A. ALANEA SAVANNAH (See Min Pup report)

Class JB (1 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: O’Neill, Miss S. MAVOUREEN SHADOW DOG (Imp Pol). Good colouring with solid islands of rich red. Really well muscled and has decent ribbing. Unfortunately, she lacked some weight which would have been to her advantage. I see she, too, is an import from Poland, as quite a few of my entry today were. Interesting. 

Class PGB (2 Entries) Abs: 1

1st: Hart, Mr & Mrs G & G BERRYESSA BALLDERG WITH GILLIEGRAE. Such a lovely headpiece on this young girl, this is one of her biggest attributes. It is of the correct shape when viewed from above and from the side and is of the desired eye colour, shape and expression with enough stop and some delicate chiselling. She is super in depth and with really good ribs. She has a good topline and tailset with correct length of croup - I also liked the width across her pelvis. On a number of occasions whilst just glancing around the ring during the challenge she was free standing and really came into her own. Sometimes dogs just do that and that is when they are at their own true balance and not that which we have made them, by putting them into an unnatural stance. She then married that up on the move. She’s light footed and has plenty reach and drive. She is efficient and without glamour and I could see her at times standing on a moor. I liked her moderation, especially uninterrupted by the human hand. That’s when dogs just come alive. Pleased to award her the CC today.

Class OB (2 Entries) Abs: 1

1st: Walker, Mrs E E. SH CH ZENDARRIC IT'S A KIND OF MAGIC WITHIN WROXHAM. This mature lady was presented here today in full coat and excellent condition and as is usual from her experienced handler, she knows her job well. She put on a fine performance and I was pleased to award her the RCC today. Not quite the headpiece of CC winner and a shade lighter in eye than my preference. Her make and shape are good and she has the best of muscle. She has a level topline with good croup. Good width on her first thigh. Good enough in upper arm with really nice lay of shoulder and she has plenty fill in front. Excellent ribbing through to strong, muscular loin. She moved well out, back and around.