• Show Date: 11/12/2022
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judged by: Mary Blackwell Sherratt Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 28/07/2023

Ladies Kennel Association

Breed: Irish Red & White Setter

Ladies Kennel Association 2022 - IRISH RED & WHITE SETTER

I had the pleasure of awarding my first set of CC’s at LKA in 1989 with an entry of 75 dogs, the 1990’s seeing entries over 100 at some shows, how times have changed.

There were some promising youngers, but I was concerned that others lacked bone and substance, the IRWS should be an athletic powerful dog without lumber.

Class 1929 PD (2 Entries) Abs: 0


This boy oozes breed type and quality. In tip top condition, his head has the correct amount of stop, level planes with a good square muzzle. Such a gentle expression with a lovely round dark eye. Plenty of good strong oval bone and nice deep chest he is mature for his age. Just the right amount of angulation fore & aft. Certainly one to watch in the future. BEST PUPPY


This young man needs to settle down, he also has the correct strong oval bone and mature body, but not the head of one.

Class 1930 JD NO ENTRIES


Class 1932 LD (2 Entries) Abs: 2

Class 1933 OD (7 Entries) Abs: 1

1st: 6353 GARDNER, Miss T Sh Ch Alanea Game Reserve With Danwish

I’ve judged this dog before and how he has come into his own with maturity. His stunning outline filled my eye. Stylish athletic dog but in no way course, his strong arched neck flows beautifully into excellent shoulders, good deep chest, well-muscled body and firm level topline held on the move, strong wide hindquarters. This all comes together in his free-flowing movement which is a pleasure to view from all angles. CC & BOB

2nd: 6368 TAIT, Mrs J Sh Ch Talintyre Winter Shadow

Such an impressive dog to go over, the best of classical heads with a kind expression. Well balanced throughout with a pearly white coat. Well ribbed up with the required strong oval bone. Not quite the maturity and panache of 1. But a well deserved. Reserve CC

3rd: 6359 JAKINS, Miss P Int Sh Ch Bel Dutch Lux Ch Terne Des Coris Qalimer

This dogs type is out of fashion, he has many attributes, lovely head, broad in proportion to the body and good stop as the standard requires, deep chest, well spring ribs and strong oval bone. Sadly his movement let him down for higher honours.

Class 1934 GCD (2 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: 6361 MARTIN, Mr & Mrs S. M LAOIREBAY STEEL BLUE OCEAN AT SHANNONSTYLE JW Compact dog, well balanced, correct breed type, nice head with soft expression, would like to see stronger front pasterns and tighter feet.

2nd: 6352 COLLINS, Mrs Lynn & COLLINS, Mr Paul Sh Ch Romaunt Bloomin Grand at Forestpoint

Rangy dog who has gone over his best, carrying too much weight, not the best of shoulders which impacts on his front movement.

Class 1935 VD/B (6 Entries) Abs: 3


Stunning bitch, beautiful head with kind and gently expression, such substance throughout, clean neck and shoulders, correct croup and tail set, well off for bone, with lovely tight feet, so well balanced her quality stands out from the crowd. In lovely condition defying her age. Delighted I have had the privilege to judge her and award her the CC her 60th.

2nd: 6367 TAIT, Mrs J Sh Ch Lovenjoel Sleeping Beauty

Another top-notch bitch, set on smaller lines, without exaggeration, compact with everything in the right place, adequate angulation, lost out a little today on her front movement. Reserve CC

3rd: 6352 COLLINS, Mrs Lynn & COLLINS, Mr Paul Sh Ch Romaunt Bloomin Grand at Forestpoint See class 1934

Class 1936 PB (5 Entries) Abs: 1


Litter brother to the winner of puppy dog and similar comments apply. Mature baby with the best of heads and lovely dark round eye, correct oval bone and nice straight front. Well anguled fore and aft, without exaggeration, another to watch out for in the future.

2nd: 6344 BARNEY, Mr Julien Romaunt Ain't Misbehaven

Lots to like about this young girl, she just needs to settle down and get it together and live up to her name. Lovely to see she has lots of substance and good bone and strong body. Once she settles she will have a bright future. Nice to see these two young females with the required bone and substance which is promising for the future.

3rd: 6356 HAWKINS, Ms Gemma Rubethan Florentine of Aislingwood

Class 1937 JB (1 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: 6356 HAWKINS, Ms Gemma Rubethan Florentine of Aislingwood

Sweet head, fine in bone, not in the best of coats, she needs time to mature.

Class 1938 PGB (5 Entries) Abs: 2


Mature well bodies balanced bitch who needs to settle in the ring, sweet head and kind eye, well angulated fore and aft, good croup and tail set.

2nd: 6365 SOPER, Ms Samantha Stacey Canterbyred Miss Magic

Not quite the finish of 1, but a close decision, pretty bitch without exaggeration, typical head with gentle expression, would like a little more depth of chest.

3rd: 6364 O’NEILL, Miss Sarah Mavoureen Shadow Dog (Imp Pol):

Class 1939 LB (4 Entries) Abs: 1

1st: 6369 TAIT, Mrs J Talintyre Winter Spice

Typey athlete bitch with strong oval bone, shown in full bloom, the best of pearly white coats, good rear angulation, would prefer tighter feet.

2nd: 6362 MCDONALD, Mrs Anita Debbie & MCDONALD, Miss Roxanne Roanjora Rioja Crianza

Such a pretty bitch, she moved around the ring with panache, using her sound rear to advantage with effortless drive. Sweet head with no coarseness.

3rd: 6355 HART, Mr & Mrs Gill & Graham Berryessa Ballderg with Gilliegrae

Class 1940 OB (4 Entries) Abs: 1

1st: 6366 SOPER, Ms Samantha Stacey Lovenjoel Belle of the Ball

Compact bitch, full of breed type nothing to dislike, good head planes, balanced throughout with sound quarters, just coming back into coat.

2nd: 6373 WADE, MR David & WADE, Mrs V A Sh Ch Oldestone Charlie's Angel

Lovely dark eye, giving this bitch a soft expression, nice deep muzzle. Well muscled body with powerful quarters. Not the steadiest mover of the day.

3rd: 6343 ALLEN, Mr John & ALLEN, Mrs Brenda & ALLEN, Miss C Talintyre Winter Starlight at Killora

Another quality bitch of good breed type, everything in the right place without exaggeration, show in lovely coat and condition.


Judge Mary Blackwell Sherratt