• Show Date: 25/06/2022
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judged by: Sjoerd Jobse Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 28/07/2023

Blackpool & District Canine Society

Breed: Irish Red & White Setter

Irish Red and White Setter

This was my second time judging this lovely breed in the UK with CC´s. The overall quality was very nice with some lovely specimens of the breed. In general I would say that I found lovely heads and bodies with correct proportions. Something to watch for the breed in my opinion are the unstable backends on the move, I found rather many that could have stronger rear movement. It was interesting to learn after the judging that the CC winners were siblings while their sire got the RCC. The owner of the BOB told me I gave the mother of the CC winners her crowning CC when I judged last time in 2018. For sure they keep the type and apparently the type I like as well finding all the connections between my winners.

JD (1,0): 1. Jakins´s Coolfin Clancy, attractive young male, excellent size, lovely head that still needs time to fill out in skull, lovely parallel planes, excellent set of neck and correct topline, adequate angulations in front,well angulated behind, enough body and substance for his age and needs time to fill in forechest, lovely movement coming and going, beautiful coat and condition. He was my BOB Junior on the day.

YD (1,0): 1. Jakins´s Coolfin Clancy

PGD (1,0): 1. Maplecroft´s Roanjora Tanqueray, excellent size and proportions, masculine head that could do with more stop, excellent neck and topline with correct tailset, a bit straight in frontangulations, nice backend, deep in body with well sprung ribs, needs to be more solid on the move, both come and going and during his sidegait, very nice coat.

LD (4,0): 1. Tait´s Talintyre Winter Shadow, beautiful male with fantastic size and proportions and extremely balanced outline, he ticked all the boxes I have in mind for the breed, gorgeous head and expression, excellent set of neck flowing into a solid topline with correct tailset, balanced angulations, deep in body with correct length, tight elbows,lovely forechest, strong bone, very sound on the move and gleaming coat in excellent condition. I was very pleased to award him the CC and ultimately BOB and figured out afterwards that this was his crowning ticket.

2. Titterton´s SpyefireReyt Bobby Dazzler, very strong and powerful appearance but still athletic outline, masculine head with kind expression, lovely neck and topline, a bit round in croupe, lovely body and substance, very well angulated, strong bone, moved with good sidegait but good have a more solid rearmovement, lovely coat and condition

3. Stevens & Turner´s Corranroo Clooney of Annagh

OD (6,0): 1. Tattersall´s Carrick Shadow Dog at Alanea, compact male, beautiful masculine well shaped head with correct parallel planes, adequate balanced angulations, good set of neck with solid topline and correct tailset, excellent body and substance, lovely bone, moves with lovely reach and drive from the side, beautiful coat and condition, I was pleased to award him the RCC.

2. Martin´s Laoirebay Steel Blue Ocean at Shannonstyle, lovely male with a beautiful outline, well shaped masculine head with correct expression, correct neck and topline, very well angulated both ends, well sprung ribs and correct length in body, moved with good sidegait, on the day he was not shown in the best coatcondition.

3. Gardner´s Sh Ch Alanea Game Reserve with Danwish

JB (1,0): 1. Gibson´s Coolfin Aoife, very feminine bitch who didn’t perform that well in the beginning of the assessment but after changing handler she got more confidence, elegant head that needs time to fill in skull, enough angulations in front, good backend, good depth in body but could do with more substance, moved ok and with more ringtraining I am sure she would give a better performance, lovely coat and condition.

YB (1,0): 1. Gardner´s Sh Ch Charnborough Charisma of Danwish JW, very elegant bitch, feminine head that could do with a bit more stop, a bit long in muzzle, very well angulated front and backend, a bit round in croup, lovely body and substance, moves with good reach and drive, very nice coat and condition

PGB (2,0): 1. Tait´s Talintyre Winter Spice very nice bitch with a lovely outline, well shaped feminine head, correct parallel planes, lovely neck and topline, a bit round in croupe, excellent angulations both ends, excellent forechest, deep body with excellent substance, lovely bone and feet, strong and powerful mover with good sidegait, beautiful coat and condition. With her overall balance and appearance and type I was delighted to award her the CC.

2. Hodgetts´s Alanea Obsession of Hodgehall, feminine outline, very elegant in head that could do with more chiselling, lovely neck and topline, well angulated but needs to fill in forechest, deep body with good spring of ribs, very nice bone, needs to settle on the move, very nice coat.

LB (1,0): 1. Ward´s Cornadore Bia Becomes Copperwhite, very elegant bitch, feminine well shaped head but needs more stop, good neck, solid topline, adequate angulations in front, strong backend, excellent body and substance, good bone, on the move she could be more solid in her rear action, lovely coat and condition, she gives a very well shaped appearance on the stack.

OB (1,0): Sherrat & Blackwell Sherrat´s Sh Ch Alanea Holly Fern at Charnborough, beautiful bitch with a lovely outline but on the day not shown in the best coatcondition, lovely head and expression, excellent neck and topline with correct tailset, excellent ribcage with substance and lovely forecht, very good angulations, moves with powerful reach and drive, I am aware that coat comes and goes and I am sure she will make it to the top spot when she is in full bloom but on the day she wasn´t but I had no problems to award her the RCC.

Sjoerd Jobse (Sweden)