• Show Date: 19/02/2023
  • Show Type: Open/Limited/Sanction
  • Judged by: Julie Williams Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 28/07/2023

St Helens & District Canine Society

Report for St Helens and District Canine Society 19 Feb 2023

Would like to thank the Officers and Committee for the invite to judge this very friendly show, hospitality was second to none. Sadly the ring size was not good for gundogs and some really struggled with not enough room to move out, this affected a lot of the dogs.

English Setter

Puppy (1, 0 abs)

1st and BPIB Owens’ Marwessett Ysobel Enigma Just 6 months orange belton, beautiful head with a kind expression. Lovely layback of shoulder and upperarm, good turn of stifle, ample bone, good dentition. Moved well for one so young and held topline on the move.

Junior (1,0)

1st Owen’s Sharnyx Sparklin Starlight At Cornsett orange belton, lovely head, ample bone, deep through chest, neat feet, moved ok

Post Graduate (1,0)

1st Kelly’s Edge of Dreams At Archenset Loved this boy’s headpiece, very masculine without coarseness, super expression, correct dentition, he was well off for bone and stood on good feet. Lots of heartroom, adequate angulation all through, moved well.

Open (2, 1)

1st and BOB Lawson’s Wansleydale Dorian Gray JW another super male, loved his head and expression, ample angulation, handled the small ring well on the move, moved with drive and kept his topline.

Irish Setter

Puppy (1,0)

1st, BPIB and PG2 Holehan’s Loganirish Out On The Town 10 months what a super pup, balanced in outline, made a super shape stacked, classic head and soft expression, nothing overdone about him, well off for bone and neat feet, he moved very well holding his topline. Everything to like about this young man.

Junior (2,2)

Post Graduate (5,0)

2 lovely bitches headed this class and I see by the catalogue they have the same sire. They both had lovely heads with that melting expression.

1st and BOB Parker & Stevens’ Gwendariff Pink Champagne (IKC) this bitch had the most super shape stacked, well off for bone and good neat feet, super balanced outline, racy with good forequarters and deep in chest. Moved really well to take this class.

2nd Longbottom’s Gwendariff We’ll Be Phame Us (IKC) Very similar remarks apply to this bitch also. Didn’t move quite as well as 1st but that could be down to ring size.

3rd Gilks’ Suttersett Mr Mistoffelees

Open (3,1)

1st Holehan’s Loganirish Lets Go Crazy this young man has the most super head with that melting expression that makes you smile, deep through the chest with ample angulation, his lines just flowed, turned out to perfection with good muscle tone, would like to see him move in a better ring.

2nd Walker’s Thendara Soul Sister sweet bitch who really did not like the floor in this hall today.

Retriever (Flat Coated)

Puppy (5,4)

1st and BPIB Buckley’s Blacktoft Brindisi By Buckleyhill liked this pups head and expression, he had a good front, neat feet, deep through the brisket, ok for forechest, good topline and tailset, moved well

Post Graduate (2,2)

Open (3,1)

1st and BOB Romeo-Dieste’s Hopevalley Morning Rainbow JW 5 yr bitch, super shape, classic head and such a super expression, well off for bone, stood on good feet, deep chested, good forechest, moved really well.

2nd Clark’s Kazval Turn Back Time lots to like about this young man, super outline, well off for bone, deep through chest, another who I would like to see in a bigger ring.

Spaniel (Cocker)

Puppy (4,0)

1st and BPIB Thomas’ Manlinson Happy Together liked the head and overall shape of this young bitch, almost 11 months, she has a super reach of neck running into an adequate layback of shoulder, stood on good bone with neat feet, moved well with that characteristic merry tail.

2nd Morris’ Jennobar This Is Me 7 months, as expected not as mature as 1, needed to get hands on to feel through puppy coat, moved ok

3rd Prydderch’s Dartemis Tania Borealis

Junior (3,2)

1st, BOB Norris’ and Gp4 Joaldy Mr Happy At Amaranth super black, shown in tip top condition, masculine head, darkest of pigments, well off for bone excellent feet, balanced with a short loin, correct topline and best of tail sets. Moved soundly with drive and that lovely wagging tail. Really liked this young man

Post Graduate (3,2)

1st Joaldy Mr Happy

Open (4,2)

1st Joaldy Mr Happy

2nd Prydderch’s Rockllocers Blissful Blush blue roan bitch, another super cocker, everything to like about her just didn’t move quite as well as the dog.

AV Import Breed Register Gundog

Puppy (1,0)

1st and BP Davies’ Yello Vom Zulimo Mit Barbamor (IMP CH) NAF Barbet 11 months brown bitch, made a good shape stood, moved away well, front needs to tighten

Junior (1,0)

1st and BIR McCullough’s Fidelix Special Edition At Kimmax Korthals Griffon stunning male, beautifully presented, well off for bone and correct feet with those lovely arched toes, good angultation, loved his head and his expression, I felt he had the correct coat and moved extremely well, very workmanlike

Open (1,0)

1st Davies’ Barbamor Starting On Monday Barbet 3yrs bitch, correct ratio height to length, lovely head and a dark eye, she has good dark pigment and moved really well.

AVNSC Gundog

Puppy (10,1)

1st, BP and PG3 Matthews’ Sonham C’est La Vie Pointer super shape to this 10 months bitch, she stood on good bone and lovely feet, loved her outline, this bitch moved well to win this class but so much better when it came to the group and a bigger ring

2nd Radcliffe’s Sniperay Mattibo Killer Queen Pointer another lovely bitch, really splitting hairs between her and 1, she had a classic head and held a good shape, super front and hind quarters, moved ok

3rd Blake’s Vadkartya’s Pipit Pointer

Junior (4,1)

1st Sonham C’est La Vie

2nd Adhead’s Afonbach Syrax Retriever (Nova Scotia Duck Tolling) 7months and a real baby, she has a lovely feminine head and a lovely expression, just needs to tighten in front but moved ok

3rd Beddall’s Dwensantinis Dora Pointer

Post Graduate (6,1)

1st Bannister’s Ta An Neifinn At Banysun Spaniel (Irish Water) lovely make and shape, ample bone, good front, neat feet, correct topline which she held on the move, shown in super condition, well muscled

2nd Afonbach Syrax

3rd Collins’ Collholme Angelique Pointer

Open (9,2)

1st, BAVNSC and Gp1 Moore’s Elgert Sweet Little Lies At Gadhelic VW Spaniel (Field) this bitch really does not look her 8 yrs, she is balanced in shape, long sloping shoulders, well laid back, well off for bone and angulation, she has the best of heads and has that expression that demands attention. This bitch is so super sound both coming and going and covered the ground with ease and drive. Just loved her and cannot understand why she doesn’t have those all important initials in front of her name.

2nd Byrne’s Aldozovolgyi-Drotos Csermely At Enryb Hungarian WireHaired Vizsla Loved this lad was unfortunate to meet 1 on the day, he has the correct texture to his coat, well off for bone, super topline and tailset, he moved really well in the small ring. His head was masculine but pleasing, angulation was ample and he was well bodied and in tip top condition.

3rd Hardcastle & Bradley’s Vizlanya Sziena JW Hungarian Vizsla

AV Gundog Veteran (12,5)

1st Loverock & Waldron-Smith’s Lovissa Space Dust Retriever (Golden) just love this lad from the tip of his nose to the end of his correctly held tail, he has the most stunning headpiece with the melting expression the standard calls for, he is balanced, well off for bone and the best of feet, he has the best of angulation and a table top top line, shown in the best of condition, moved extremely well

2nd Adshead’s Sh Ch Danehaven Vermilion For Afonbach ShCM Retriever (Nova Scotia Duck Tolling) so unlucky to meet up with 1st, this bitch has the most super shape, loved her head, she was handled to perfection and moved really well

3rd Smith’s Flyenpig Snout Like It Retriever (Labrador)

Gundog Group

Group 1 Elgert Sweet Little Lies At Gahelic VW Spaniel (Field)

Group 2 Nixon’s Quintana Moonlight Eclipse German Shorthaired Pointer super shape to this bitch, super head and ample angulation, good bone and neat feet, moved well

Group 3 Loverock’s Putjade Peaky Blinder At Lovissa Retriever (Golden) super condition on this boy, moved really well with drive

Group 4 Joaldy Mr Happy At Amaranth Spaniel (Cocker)

Gundog Puppy Group

Group 1 Longbottom & Milby’s Gunalt Curtain Call Weimaraner Fell hook, line and sinker for this young lass, just 6 months but what a promising puppy, she was so together for a youngster and stood was an absolute picture, she has ample bone, good feet, correct amount of angulation, super head and reach of neck into good shoulders and correct topline, she moved well with drive and covered the ground with ease. Thank you for bringing her I could of taken her home.

Group 2 Longanirish Out Of The Town Irish Setter

Group 3 Sonham C’est La Vie Pointer

Group 4 Murray’s Shelbelta Sweet Talkin’ Guy Retriever (Golden) super young male, everything to like about him, moved well

Julie Williams