- Show Date: 06/02/2022
- Show Type: Championship Show
- Judged by: Kathy Moores Contact Judge
- Published Date: 28/07/2023
Midland English Setter Society
Judging critique Midland English Setter Society Championship Show
6th February 2022 - bitches
The Midland English Setter Society 40th anniversary championship show was held on February 6th the KC Building, Stoneleigh Park, Warks. There were 167 entries from 110 exhibits. My fellow judge and I agreed on all of the major awards. Best in Show was the bitch CC winner, Dennis, Harris & Morgan’s Sh Ch Ice Cold In Alex At Mariglen. JW. Reserve BIS was the dog Danks-Kemish’s Sh Ch Ravensett Work Of Art At Alolfrana JW; Best Puppy the dog, Stewart & Quenby’s Tattersett Golden Sunrise and Best Veteran the bitch Taylor & Atyeo’s Samelen Golden Taffeta.
I was very honoured to be invited to judge the bitches at this very important show in the history of the society. Organisation on the day was second to none and there were lovely rosettes, special prize cards and lots of presents for the dogs on offer in each class. I would like to thank my two very efficient stewards and also the exhibitors for the lovely entry, for creating a friendly atmosphere and being accepting of my placings. The dogs were presented in excellent condition, temperaments were superb and my only comment would be the lack of front angulation in some of the exhibits in the later classes.
Minor Puppy B 4
1 Bott, Allen & Morgan’s Quensha’s Sky Full of Stars. Best head & outline in this class. Nicely balanced throughout. Good length of neck; well balanced head with sufficient depth of muzzle. Excellent bone & spring of rib. Nicely developed over loin for age. Well let down hocks. Movement a little erratic due to enthusiasm but sound.
2 Taylor’s Wansleydale Mayfly. Pretty head but not quite the muzzle of 1. Well angulated throughout. Good bone, depth of chest & well let down hocks. Neat feet. Correct topline. Moved well with the correct slashing tail action.
3 Beasley’s Wansleydale Mayflower.
Puppy B 4,1
1 Seaman’s Mariglen Indigo. Very feminine in outline. Nice short length of back and good width of loin for age. Lovely feminine head, eye & expression; large open nose. Good length of neck; excellent depth of chest & spring of rib. Good bone. Good width of upper & lower thigh and well let down hocks. Nice coat texture. Moved soundly fore & aft.
2 Grimsdell’s Tattersett Dark Amber. Out of a larger mould. Well-proportioned head and nice angulation throughout. Good spring of rib, a little long in loin. Good width of upper & lower thigh. Moved covering the ground well on neat feet.
3 Duke’s Caleydene Connextion
Veteran B 7,3 First & second were lovely examples of the breed.
1 Taylor & Atyeo’s Samelen Golden Taffeta. Best Veteran. Most feminine in outline & head and caught my eye entering the ring as she moved like a dream, really flowing around the ring. Lovely eye & expression, correct shape of skull & muzzle. Excellent angulation fore & aft. Good width of upper & lower thigh. Excellent spring of rib & depth of chest. Good topline and tailset. Moved soundly & typically. Shown in well-muscled condition.
2 Seaman’s Ch Mariglen Mercedes JW. Another lovely bitch and so nice to go over. Has all the essentials. Nicely balanced head & coat of excellent quality. Quality bone; well let down hocks. Moved soundly on good well-padded feet.
3 Aldridge’s Grakar Strarstruck At Fleckers
Junior B 5,1
1 McLoughlin’s Arabin Silver Panda. Won on overall typical outline. Lovely coat & good bone. Nicely balanced head, good skull shape & earset. Sufficient length of neck; correct angulation fore & aft. Excellent spring of rib; good width of upper & lower thigh and well let down hocks. Would just prefer a darker eye colour. Excellent on the move, really covering the ground well and moving soundly infront and behind.
2 Dennis’s Mariglen Unwrapped. Another lovely feminine bitch just not quite as mature as 1. Lovely eye & expression; large open nose. Excellent front & rear angulation. Nice width of upper & lower thigh. Good bone and nice tight feet. Shown in excellent well-muscled condition. Moved soundly both coming and going.
3 Hutchinson’s Moneysbridge Iris
Yearling B 6,3
1 A S Panda
2 M Unwrapped
3 Grimsdell, Stewart & Quenby’s Tattersett Rainswept
Maiden B 6,1
1 T D Amber
2 A S Panda
3 Cook’s Pernickety Soliloquy
Novice B 3
1 T D Amber
2 A S Panda
3 T Rainswept
Tyro B 6
1 A S Panda
2 M Unwrapped
3 P Soliloquy
Undergraduate B 2
1 A S Panda
2 Hoskin’s Walshaw Watercolours. Nicely proportioned head. Large open nose; skull a little wide compared to width of muzzle. Good spring of rib; nice bone; good width of upper & lower thigh and well let down hocks. Tail held high on the move with head down.
Graduate B 6
1 Darley’s Severnsett Dark Angel. Res CC. Caught my eye on the first run around. Really stylish on the move, covering the ground well. Feminine head with well-balanced skull. Good muzzle of sufficient length and strength, nice earset, eye & expression. Large open nose. Good bone & angulation fore & aft. Excellent spring of rib. Neat, well-padded feet. Nice tailset & slashing tail action on the move. Excellent coat quality.
2 Mugford’s Aldfrana Sugar’n’Spice At Lynwood JW. Another nicely constructed bitch, just not quite the movement of 1. Feminine head, eye & expression. Good front & rear angulation. Well let down hocks. Nice topline & spring of rib. A little lacking in feathering on the day.
3 Owen’s Beechanger Isabelina At Cornsett
Post Graduate B 9,2
1 Tucker’s Walshaw Save The Last Dance. Nice size & outline & shown in good muscular condition. Feminine, well-balanced head with lots of work in it. Nice intelligent expression and large open nose. Good bone, excellent spring of rib. Well-angulated hindquarters with well let down hocks. Moved soundly fore & aft. Quality coat texture.
2 Beasley’s Wansleydale Amaretto. Another nice example not quite the movement of 1 but nicely balanced in skull to muzzle. Good set-on of ears. Pleasing length & strength of neck. Nice bone & feet. Excellent spring of rib with ribcage going well back to strong loin.
3 Duke’s Wansleydale Bedazzled At Caleydene
Mid Limit B 3,2
1 Seaman’s Mariglen Dusty Blonde. Beautiful smooth movement. Feminine head with nicely shaped eye of good colour. Well-proportioned in skull to muzzle. Nice clean neck and excellent front & rear angulation. Shown in well-muscled condition. Excellent spring of rib; good length & width of hindquarters. Nice topline & tailset and neat feet. A little short of furnishings today.
Limit B 4,1
1 Rumble’s Jotunheim Ooh La La. Caught my eye on first run around the ring. Really covers the ground well on the move. Lovely outline. Excellent head with nice work around the eye & good earset. Excellent length & strength of neck. Excellent depth of chest & spring of rib. Nice length & strength of loin. Good angulation fore & aft. A little short of furnishings but overall presented a lovely picture.
2 Trigwell’s Hannahdene Ruby Tuesday. Well-constructed throughout not quite as mature as 1. Nice front angulation & well-muscled. Good bone & feet. Feminine head with nice eye & expression. Moved soundly when settled.
3 Cook’s Bridgellas Sophie Loren At Pernickety.
Open B 8,2
1 Dennis, Harris & Morgan’s Sh Ch Ice Cold In Alex At Mariglen. JW. CC & BOB. Beautiful and typical outline displaying elegance throughout. Well balanced in head with lots of work around the eye. Nice eye colour & shape. Good length & strength of neck. Excellent front & rear angulation. Well-muscled throughout. Nice bone & feet. Excellent depth of chest & spring of rib with ribcage going well back to wide, strong loin. Well let down hocks. Moved soundly both coming and going with correct slashing tail action.
2 Grimsdell’s Tattersett Clever Cookie. Another lovely bitch. Nicely balanced in head with large open nose. Nice earset; Lovely eye & expression. Excellent spring of rib; correct topline & tailset. Good width of upper & lower thigh. Moved well really covering the ground with lovely tail action.
3 McCabe’s Sh Ch Rachdale Elegance JW
Special Beginners B 3,1
1 W Amaretto
2 W Watercolours