• Show Date: 09/03/2023
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judged by: Pat Butler-Holley Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 28/07/2023


Breed: Irish Red & White Setter

Judge Results: Mrs P Butler-Holley

Crufts 2023

Thursday, 9 March 2023 (4 day show)

Irish Red and White Setter

Generated: Thursday, 9 March 2023 @ 15:14

Thank you once again to the Kennel Club for a great show and kind hospitality, it was a privilege and an honour to judge this breed at this very special anniversary show. I have been around the breed since 1979, and in the 80s watching and seeing Meudon Amber Glow owned by the Webbs. Over time I have seen some many good examples of the breed which I still see today. Thank you to the exhibitors and my steward Richard Morris for a most enjoyable day. I wish you all well and the breed to continue going from strength to strength. I hope you all enjoyed the day as much as I did. Just a word of warning watch mouths and bone some are in my opinion light on bone and this should not be the case.

71. Irish Red and White Setter - Veteran Dog

Entries: 3 Absentees: 0

1ST 789 - Corranroo Casper (Mr G C & Mrs J Bayne) A very sound, strong dog. I felt him to represent the breed in full and all its glory. He has good bone, good overall conformation. He displayed good overall effortless movement. Delighted to award him Best Veteran in breed.

 2ND 802 - Sh Ch Zendarric Heart Shaped Box with Viszaset (Miss N Green), different from the winner today he is a much rangier dog being taller on the leg, but still very much a red & white. He displayed all the attributes required for the breed being athletic in appearance.

 3RD 839 - Sh Ch Ballakinnish Malachi at Oldestone (Mr D & Mrs V Wade)

172. Irish Red and White Setter - Puppy Dog

Entries: 1 Absentees: 0

1ST 803 - Corranroo Capella (Mrs K A Griffin) what a wonderful puppy dog, so very appropriate is his temperament so very typical of the breed but more importantly is that of a gundog. He has the best of heads, good clean neck and well angulated shoulders, good strong body and moved with enthusiasm. So very promising for the future and I will enjoy following his future career.

 173. Irish Red and White Setter - Junior Dog

Entries: 3 Absentees: 0

1ST 833 - Alanea Mirror Image (Mrs A Tattersall)Head broad and totally in proportion with his body, at 14 months he his maturing very well and showing such wonderful promise. His neck well-muscled and displaying the classic arch which is often missing . Good body, moved effortlessly around the large ring with a long free striding action. His footfall was 1st class.

2ND 813 - Coolfin Murchard (Miss P Jakins) Stronger in head than winner, but in actual fact I loved the overall display of strength in his overall conformation. Displaying the full attributes of a red and white setter.

3RD 808 - Klarnein Lake Side by Bonisla (Miss E Heslop)

174. Irish Red and White Setter - Post Graduate Dog

Entries: 4 Absentees: 2

1ST 801 - Flores Henry Tudor by Viszaset (Miss N Green) He presented a full picture of power and strength. His athletic appearance is beyond question. To be fair I would like to see more work in his head, but good neck and well angulated shoulders. Good strong body and ribs, strong loin, good finish to croup and moved with drive, display a long free standing driving movement.

2ND 794 - Coolfin Clancy with Ferngate TAF (Mrs A B & Mr S H & Miss P Catton & Cook & Jakins) Once settled he moved well and totally in harmony with his handler, displaying good footfall. His head is pleasing, good neck and shoulders, strong body and powerful quarters. I preferred the winner in stifle today.

 175. Irish Red and White Setter - Limit Dog

Entries: 5 Absentees: 0

1ST 793 - Daithi Shadow Dog with Ferngate (Imp Pol) (Mrs A B & Mr S H Catton & Cook) The standard asks for an athletic appearance rather than racy and this is what you get with this dog. Nothing exaggerated at all in overall appearance. Great quarters and moved effortlessly around the ring.

  2ND 784 - Mac Gordon’s Iceman (Miss Hanna Andersson), different in appearance to winner today, lighter in structure but still displaying the attributes of a red and white setter. Presented in first class order, good muscle tone and showing well for his handler. He was pushed hard for his placing by the 3rd place dog today.

  3RD 838 - Spyefire Reyt Bobby Dazzler (Mr P J & Mrs E A Titterton) I believe showing is new to this handler today, but I they keep going. Such a promising dog, he presented the overall appearance of power. Sadly he wasn’t sure of the carpet and a little tentative when moving.

176. Irish Red and White Setter - Open Dog

Entries: 7 Absentees: 1

1ST 831 - Sh Ch Talintyre Winter Shadow (Mrs J Tait), The strength and power of this dog is clear to see, nothing to hide at all. His head is so well balanced and in proportionate to his body, strong neck and pleasing shoulders. Great ribs and strong loin, good strong powerful quarters, Which he used on the move to his advantage. Presented in good hard condition. Looking at his breeding I can see why I like him so much. I was delighted to award him the DCC on the day.

 2ND 798 - Sh Ch Alanea Game Reserve with Danwish (Miss T Gardner) A great to like about this dog, from his well balanced head, good eye and good finish to skull. Strong shoulders and the best today in his upper arm angulation. Good body and strong loin, the best of finish to his croup and strong quarters. So well presented, showing strength and athleticism. Delighted to award him RDCC.

  3RD 829 - Sh Ch Corranroo Clooney of Annagh (Mrs B & Miss H Stevens & Turner)

179. Irish Red and White Setter - Good Citizen Dog Scheme Dog

Entries: 1 Absentees: 0

1ST 816 - Laoirebay Steel Blue Ocean at Shannonstyle JW (Mr & Mrs S M Martin) Presented in fantastic hard condition, great muscle tone. Good head well balanced and good eye and expression. Strong neck and shoulders, good body. Effortless movement.

180. Irish Red and White Setter - Veteran Bitch

Entries: 5 Absentees: 0

1ST 817 - Roanjora Montepulciano (Mr R G, Mrs A D & Miss R Mcdonald) My notes clearly say the best of heads today at this point. She oozes quality. Yes she lacks coat but this doesn’t not distract from her quality. Full of breed type, loved her overall conformation, so well balanced. Good body and good finish to quarters.

   2ND 830 - Sh Ch Lovenjoel Sleeping Beauty (Mrs J Tait) unluck to meet winner today, again a well presented bitch in great coat and hard condition. I preferred the balance of winner today but she certainly pushed hard. Dam of my Dogg cc winner on the day and you can certainly see the quality.

 3RD 797 - Roanjora Fleurie (Mr G & Mrs H Farrow)

181. Irish Red and White Setter - Puppy Bitch

Entries: 6 Absentees: 0

1ST 787 - Romaunt Ain't Misbehaven (Mr J A Barney) Well she certainly didn’t misbehave at all. Such a very pleasing puppy bitch. Time will give her coat and finish and then Im sure she will have a bright future. Delighted today to award her BPIB which looking back over time it’s the same award I gave to her Grandmother some years ago. She is full of breed type and quality.

2ND 824 - Rubethan Cake It or Leave It (Miss R & Mr A Skene & Atkins) Pleasing overall conformation and breed type. Presented in good coat and condition and moved well. Good head proportions and well balanced.

  3RD 805 - Rubethan Florentine of Aislingwood (Mrs G Hawkins)

182. Irish Red and White Setter - Junior Bitch

Entries: 2 Absentees: 0

1ST 834 - Alanea Savannah (Mrs A Tattersall) Everynow and again as a judge you smile at the beauty that is presented in front of you. Her head is an absolute delight, her expression is so full of mischief. So well balanced in proportions to her body. Strong neck and well angulated shoulders. Good body and strong loin, wide powerful quarters which she used to full advantage. I later learnt she is litter mate to my junior dog winner and actually granddaughter to a bitch I awarded the rcc’s at just over 6 months of age, who became the famous Summer. Like her brother I actually considered her for rcc’s today but Im sure her time will come soon.

2ND 824 - Rubethan Cake It or Leave It (Miss R & Mr A Skene & Atkins) repeat

  183. Irish Red and White Setter - Post Graduate Bitch

Entries: 12 Absentees: 2

1ST 786 - Ambancy This Is Me (Mr N & Mrs J Barnes) At first this exhibit caused the handler a hard time but once settled she looked the picture. Not quite presented in gleaming condition as others today but her place in this class could not be denied. She has a good head and pleasing expression, well angulated shoulders, strong body and good quarters. Moved effortlessly covering the ground well. I would have preferred to see more coat but as ive mentioned before it is not the be all and end all.

  2ND 796 - Gilliegrae Sparkle N’ Shine (Imp Gb) (Mrs T Crowley (robertson) A lot to like about this one but felt her outline was more in kin with that of an Irish setter. However on the move and when free stood she displayed the true outline of a red and white. Good head and finish to skull, good neck and shoulders and strong quarters. Preferred winner in front when on the move. But well done a well filled class.

  3RD 807 - Isleen Shadowdog at Tatsbro (Mrs O Henson)

184. Irish Red and White Setter - Limit Bitch

Entries: 4 Absentees: 0

1ST 804 - Berryessa Ballderg with Gilliegrae (Mr G J & Mrs G A Hart) Loved her outline and overall conformation, She is full of quality and so full of breed type. Her head is classic, with good finish to skull, strong neck fits clean in to good shoulders. She was presented in first class condition, also hard condition.

2ND 835 - Alanea Silhouette (Mrs A Tattersall) Good quality bitch, excellent forehand, good ribs and strong loin. For me a little steep in croup, but again when free standing looked more relaxed. Moved with the required long striding action that is required.

 3RD 806 - Ianbro Corellian Calypso Tatsbro (Mrs O Henson)

185. Irish Red and White Setter - Open Bitch

Entries: 6 Absentees: 2

1ST 799 - Sh Ch Charnborough Charisma of Danwish JW (Miss T Gardner) my goodness what a top quality bitch she is, so full of breed type, so very well balanced and presented in immaculate coat and condition. Her head is a delight to see, from the length and balance of her muzzle to skull, so well balanced and in total proportion with her body. Free from exaggeration in every way. Her movement is effortless and long striding, the view in profile is a pleasure to see, showing the clear and precise footfall and displaying the perfect triangles. From her head to her tail she flows, good well muscled neck, clean shoulders and well angulated, good depth of chest, well sprung ribs, strong loin, all so well balanced and in total proportion. I had no hesitation in awarding her the BCC and BOB on the day.

  2ND 840 - Sh Ch Zendarric It's A Kind of Magic Within Wroxham JW (Mrs E E Walker) Built on a bigger frame than winner today but such a wonderful top quality bitch. She looked an absolute picture and displayed full top class quality. Her head and expression is a delight to view. Her bone is so true of the breed oval and strong, good prosternum, great depth. Excellent quarters she moved so wonderfully true in the class, but she had to give way to the limit winner for the RCC on this occasion.

 3RD 823 - Sh Ch Alanea Holly Fern at Charnborough (Mr T & Mrs M E Sherratt & Blackwell Sherratt)

RES 832 - Talintyre Winter Spice (Mrs J Tait)

188. Irish Red and White Setter - Good Citizen Dog Scheme Bitch

Entries: 2 Absentees: 0

1ST 818 - Roanjora Rioja Crianza (Mr R G, Mrs A D & Miss R Mcdonald) Wow she certainly can cover the ground when moving. She obviously left her jacket at home but what you see is what you get. So much strength without being overdone, Great head and expression good overall balance, so much breed type. Moved so very soundly and with little effort.

 2ND 797 - Roanjora Fleurie (Mr G & Mrs H Farrow) A change of handler for this exhibit, she was placed 3rd in veteran, however this handler got the very best out her today. She was in total harmony with her young handler who moved her at the correct speed, and sympathetically stacked. Very well done and lets hope this young handler continues within the sport of dog showing.

 Judge Mrs Pat Butler-Holley