• Show Date: 06/02/2022
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judged by: Tereza Watkins Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 28/07/2023

Midland English Setter Society

Breed: English Setter



I was honoured to be asked to judge dogs at the society’s 40th anniversary show; my entry was very good, in the current climate, so thank you to the exhibitors for coming.


Minor Puppy Dog (2)

1st Taylor’s Wansleydale Maybee, dark blue, 8 months old, well off for bone. I liked his head and expression, dark eyes, correct length of neck, good front, shoulders set back, good bend of stifle. Moved soundly with a level tail carriage.

2nd Fisher’s Quensha Man in the Mirror, 7 month old Orange Belton, correct shape head, dark eyes, level topline, decent angles throughout and moved soundly, just not as together as the winner, but another promising youngster.

Puppy Dog (6,1)

1st Stewart & Quenby’s Tattersett Golden Sunrise, 11 months old, Orange Belton, upstanding, masculine youngster, mature in coat and body, head has good proportions, dark eyes, true in front, shoulders set back, level topline, ribs are well sprung. Best Puppy Dog and BPIS

2nd Fisher’s Quensha Man in the Mirror

3rd Thomson’s Maursett Morganite for Caspellwynd 

Veteran Dog (3,1)

1st Vallance & Callander’s Ennydloc Yorkshire Elite to Rowanmyle, 7 year old Orange Belton. Upstanding boy, good head shape, straight in forearm, long neck, level topline, tailset as it should be, moved with drive and style.

2nd Johnston’s Daraquist Billy Bong, 9 year old Blue Belton, lovely type, correct head shape, dark eyes, level topline, good angles throughout and moved soundly, just not in the condition of my winner.

Junior (3,1)

1st Tucker’s Mariglen Nightwish for Walshaw, 13 month old Blue Belton, giving his handler a hard time but once settled he showed himself off well. Correct head shape, strong neck, level topline. Correct rear angulation, moved soundly.

2nd Taylor’s Kanietter Kocoa, 12 months old Tri colour, gave his handler a hard time. Masculine youngster, in very good coat and condition. His head proportions are good, straight front, strong neck, level topline, his rear end is correct and he has potential to be a striking dog, but needs time and a lot of training to get it together

Yearling (3)

1st Hepburn’s Tattersett Rainbow Legacy, 23 month old Orange Belton, in good coat and condition, strong bone, moderate angulation throughout, level topline, correct head proportions, would prefer a darker eye.

2nd Taylor’s Kanietter Kocoa

3rd Wilkinson’s Phenset Firestorm

Maiden (1)

1st Thomson’s Maursett Morganite for Caspellwynd, 9 month old dark Tri, good type, correct angles, straight front, sound mover. Settled better in this class, just needs time.

Novice (2)

1st Thomson’s Maursett Morganite for Caspellwynd

2nd Carr’s Balvenie Blue Lagoon, blue belton, correct head and expression, with a beautiful dark eye, just needs to settle in front movement.

Tyro (5,1)

1st Catton & Cook’s Valsett Starlite Sky Storm with Ferngate, light Tri, very elegant, correct head proportions, kind expression, straight in front, correct length of neck, shoulders laid back, level topline, moved well. With coat and maturity this youngster should do well as he has a presence that I appreciated.

2nd Tucker’s Mariglen Nightwish for Walshaw

3rd Thomson’s Maursett Morganite for Caspellwynd

Undergraduate ((2)

1st Carr’s Balvenie Blue Lagoon, settled much better here and movement improved.

2nd Whittington’s Juldeane Line of Duty, orange belton, correct head shape and proportions, good angles throughout, level topline, would just prefer a lower tail carriage.

Graduate (9,4)

1st Wood’s Juldeane Prime Suspect (AI), really liked this young dog, he has so much style and presence. Good strong bone. Correct head proportions, dark eye, straight front, decent length of neck, deep chest, level topline, well muscled hindquarters. Moved well, extremely accurate footfall. Superbly handled, which got the best out of this boy. Res CC

2nd Hepburn’s Tattersett Rainbow Legacy

3rd Carr’s Balvenie Blue Lagoon

Post Graduate (5)

1st Watts’ Walshaw Brushstrokes, dark tri, stylish and elegant in outline. Lovely, correct head and expression, dark eye. He is balanced with a good length of neck, level topline. Straight in front, good spring of rib, strong hindquarters with correct bend of stifle. In fantastic coat and condition. On the stack he was my CC winner, but he let his handler down on the move, he just would not put in the effort and that was disappointing, however, he did enough to win the class and he is still young, so once he gets his act together, he’ll definitely win the green cards.

2nd Sykes’ Bumblecorn Robin at Daraquist, Blue Belton, short coupled boy, lovely type. Correct head shape, dark eye, good bone, straight front, good length of neck, level topline, good spring of rib, sound movement

3rd Wilson’s Ravensett Giovanni

Mid Limit (4,3)

1st Darley’s Severnsett Firecracker, lovely young dog with a correct head, dark eye and soft expression, good length of neck, well placed shoulders, level topline, maturing well in body, nice spring of ribs, moved well. Well handled.

Limit (9,2)

1st Owen’s Cornsett You My Everything, orange belton, I judged him when he was a baby, loved him then and i am pleased to see he is developing well. Correct head shape, dark eye, soft expression, strong bone, straight front, good length of neck, good spring of rib, correct rear angulation, strong sound moving dog but he doesn’t help himself, on the stack he leans back, spoiling his topline and he gives his handler a really hard time, which is a shame, because he has it all there. I could see his true shape on the move and freestanding, which earned him the class.

2nd Lawson’s Wansleydale Dorian Grey JW, triclour, correct head proportions, dark eye and soft expression. Straight front, level topline. Moves soundly but I would like more ring presence, as I don’t think he gave his all, which is a pity.

3rd Harris & Hoeksema’s Bridgella’s First Edition with Konakakela JW ShCEx OSW

Open (9,3)

1st Danks-Kemish, Sh Ch Ravensett Work of Art at Alolfrana JW, mature Orange Belton, nice type, correct head with a dark eye and lovely, kind expression. Deep chest, good spring of rib, level topline, strong rear movement with good rear angulation. His movement is sound with good reach and full of style, with a correct slashing tail. Personally I would like a little more height but he is balanced and is a worthy Show Champion. CC and Res BIS

2nd Loynd’s Sh Ch Crimbledale Sea the Skies JW ShCM, similar remarks apply to this Blue Belton, just preferred the front of my winner, but this boy has so many positive attributes. His head and eye are correct, level topline and very strong rear which helps him power around the ring. A worthy Sh Ch.

3rd Poynter & Lewis’ Sh Ch Quensha Cowboys and Angels 

Special Beginners (3)

1st Whittington’s Juldeane Line of Duty

2nd Szal’s Sharnyx River Flow, dark tri, correct head, dark eye, well off for bone, sound movement

3rd Horne’s Pewterspeare Porter

Judge: Tereza Watkins