• Show Date: 04/02/2023
  • Show Type: Open/Limited/Sanction
  • Judged by: Sarah Loakes Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 28/07/2023

Isle Of Ely Canine Society

Isle Of Ely 4/2/23

Thank you to the committee for the chance to judge at this super, well run show and to my two stewards for keeping the ring running smoothly.

Gordon Setters

Puppy (3, 2 ab)

 1st Sandiford & Lewis Hernwood Love Potion

Just 6 months old but an exciting prospect. She has good bone for age with a pleasing balanced outline. A little hesitant at first but once she settled she showed excellent forward reach with drive from the rear. I look forward to seeing how she matures. BP


 1st Mappin & Newton Carnoustie Are You Ready For This At Bryerdale. 14 months and just at that in between stage. He wasn’t co operating fully on the move but he shows plenty of power in the few strides he did execute correctly. Time is on his side.

Post Graduate (2,1)

1st Sandiford Hernwood Christmas Eve. A very feminine 4 year old bitch. She was balanced front and rear with good forechest. Good spring of rib with excellent second thigh. Moved freely round the ring holding her topline well.

Open (4)

1st Mappins Bryerdale Qangeroo. 4 year old litter sisters headed this class and similar comments apply. Although I preferred the head of 2, 1 had a better front overall showing good depth to chest, excellent spring of rib, short coupled with super topline & tailset. Moved confidently round the ring showing sound, steady gait.

2nd Mappins Bryerdale Qookaburra. Again liked the overall outline just a tad less drive than 1.

3rd Sandiford & Mazzeo Hernwood Christmas Prince

Irish Red & White Setters

Puppy (1)

1st Hutchinson Laoirebay Drifting Breeze. 9 month bitch. Athletic in build & outline with strong topline. Elegant lengthy neck into well placed shoulders. Moved well once settled. BP

Post Graduate (2)

1st Hutchinson Siorrudh Red Velvet. A balanced head with correct bite. Long muscular neck into well placed shoulders. Excellent spring of rib with elbows placed well under. Moved well.

2nd Cornwall & Licence Settersay Tornado. 2 year old male who needs to grow into his frame. Pleasing head with kind expression. Rich red markings. Needs to settle on the move and fill out.

Open (5)

1st Gardner Sh Ch Charnborough Charisma Of Danwish JW. Really super balanced bitch. Feminine head with expressive eye. Lean muscled neck into nicely placed shoulders. Ample forechest, good spring of rib. Strong over the loin with excellent width of second thigh. Positive, free striding on the move. BOB

2nd Martin Laoirebay Steel Blue Ocean At Shannonstyle JW. Masculine but not overdone in any way. Honest type with depth to body, tight elbows and solid topline. Moved well with animation and drive. RBOB

3rd Collins Sh Ch Romaunt Bloomin Grand At Forestpoint

Irish Setters

Puppy (2)

1st Crocker & Lewis Riverbrue Ophelia Winky. Masculine head with plenty of work in it. Dark eye. Well balanced throughout, excellent depth of rib cage and forechest. A little loose moving away as to be expected as this young age but a promising youngster. BP

2nd Bodens Riverbrue Ophelia Melons Among Suelynda. The most beautiful head and expression. Not as forward as her brother but everything is in the right place.

Junior (1)

1st Milligan-Bott & Botts Thendara Big Love. Quality youngster. Standing he presents a striking outline. I particularly liked his head with plenty of work in it, dark eye. slightly sloping topline with correct tailset. Unfortunately he did his best to throw it away on the move today. Lack of concentration and giving his handler a hard time meant he lacked co ordination.

Open (2)

1st Crocker & Lewis Riverbrue Wonderwall At Hernwood. Super young dog whose best is yet to come. His outline is impressive being balanced front and rear. Masculine head with lean, arched neck. Depth to body and throughout. Solid sloping topline with perfect tailset. Moved with style despite the small ring with true accurate stride. BOB and delighted to hear he later won the group.

2nd Bougen Gwendariff Lily The Pink. Really liked this young bitch. Nothing overdone but very correct, each part flows. The most feminine head, muscular neck into well placed shoulders. Good spring of rib, short over the loin with strong topline and tailset. Moved with verve showing excellent footfall. RBOB.

Judge Sarah Loakes