North East of England Irish Setter Club

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North East of England Irish Setter Club Championship Show 21st October 2023

I was a last minute stand in judging dogs at this show and took on the elected judge, Joan Kniveton’s entry. Joan, I hope you are feeling much better now. My thanks to those of you who braved the weather and travelled to show under me. My steward Eddie Fairley needs a badge of honour for keeping up to date on what was happening in the other two rings so that no one missed a class.

All the dogs were presented clean although please check your feet for trimming and nails as on hard floors nothing can be hidden. Movement was a bit erratic at times. Tight leads and racing around the ring unbalanced some exhibits. Most dogs were well muscled and I thought we had some promising youngsters.

Minor Puppy Dog 2 (2abs)

Puppy Dog 1
1st Lucas Gwendariff Batchelor Boy … coming up a year. Well balanced and racy. Head is long and lean,skull oval with a low set ear. Correct top line , good rib and depth for a youngster. Presented in the best of condition. Moved very steadily once settled . With my co judge was Best Puppy won on maturity .

Veteran Dog 8(2abs)
1st Lucas SH CH Bardonhill Eternal Flame JW…I did well for him as a youngster and pleased to have the opportunity to go over him again 8yrs later.He really fits the standard well. He has a good head which he carries so well on the move.Looks at you with a kindly expression, raised brows. Shape is all you could ask for and is solid and strong throughout.
2nd Rowbottom SH CH Lanstara Spring Moon …A more compact boy. Strong long neck well arched.ample spring of rib, plenty of bone,wide quarters, moved at one with his owner.
3rd Murchison Pawsword Paperback Writer for Corphin

Junior Dog 3. 1(abs)
1st Berry & Morris Coppers Midsummer Nights Dream (IMP SWE) …he was a dream to me. Oval in skull, low set ears,such an appealing expression from dark eyes,behind the head topline flows ,stands firm at the front, elbows tucked in, plenty of lung room,rear strong and shapely. Moved well, one I will watch.
2nd Bentley Penclippin Jubilee FlameJW… smaller more compact, another straight front with clean neck and shoulder,well sprung rib and good rear angulation looked better when set up in his last class. Moved steady.

Yearling Dog 4
A lovely class
1st Davison Bardonhill Million Reasons …Head with paralell planes, fairly square muzzle, soft expression as you walk towards him, it draws you in. Clean neck, straight forelegs, elbows well let down. Was beautifully balanced which showed on the move once he went on a softer lead.
2nd Sheldon Bardonhill A Million Ways to Delsanto …brother to 1. Both boys share many of the same qualities and I can see them changing places many times. This owner got the best out of this boy. Will be interesting to keep an eye on them.
3rd Kolbach Kerryfair Zoom In On Pawsword .

Maiden Dog 1 (1ab)
Novice Dog 1 (1ab)
Undergrad Dog No Entries
Graduate Dog 3 (1ab)
1st Berry, Morris & Fitzmaurice Brinara Country Boy … took my eye for his outline, head no coarseness, ô add oval skull, low set ears, moderate depth of muzzle, deep chest, well ribbed back to slightly muscular loin,has a good bend of stifle and he moved steady, at one with his owner.
2nd Walker Gwendariff You Can’t Touch This JW … in excellent condition and presented in beautiful bloom but would, in my mind, benefit from a trim of his under body as it would enhance his outline. An eye catching boy who strode out.

Post Graduate Dog 5 (2ab))
1st McCulloch Shenanagin Oh Oh Seven … a well proportioned boy presented in excellent coat and condition, nothing stood out as poor.Short coupled,well developed 2nd thigh and sweeping stifle , short from hock to heel,kept his tail level on his steady move which some lacked.
2nd Rutherford-Judge&Prangle Clonageera Touch of Gold…Striking dark rich coat , correct head planes and eye set . Strength shows throughout, excellent bone.
3rd Cohen Lynwood Merry May King with Shushana

Mid Limit Dog 5 ( 1 transfer)
1st Walker Gwendariff Flags Are Flyin…Abounds in coat and condition. Clean shape , correct head planes, square deep muzzle,v low set ears ,deep chest with well sprung rib to short loin . The most steady mover who kept his outline although a little proud of his tail which some gentle encouragement might help.
2nd Hemings &Holehan-Green Orlanset Mandolin… very dark smooth coat with yet again correct head planes and shape of body, good strong quarters but was just a bit all over on the move.
3rdDeighton Oakdene Schiehallion(IMP BEL)

Limit 7 (3ab)
1st Hemings Orlanset A New Flame … A very sound unexaggerated dog.Dark straight coat , clean neck, forelegs straight well boned, elbows free, well ribbed back, hip to hock long but then short from hock to heel, the more I looked the more he filled my eye. Moved steady and true. Dog CC , Best in Show with co Judge agreement.
2nd Murchison Kerryfair Please Please Me Corphin…Nothing to dislike, correct shape, clean lines, just looked a little unfinished compared 1st.
3rd Gardner Quensha Walk Me Home to Danwish

Open 6 (3ab)
1st Bott, Allen&Morgan SH CH Quensha Take A Bow…very eye catching, prepared and shown to perfection. Terrific bone which makes him look so strong, has a good headpiece, chest, topline flows, wide quarters which pushed him on when moving. RCC.
2nd Russell SH CH Lynwood Hocus Pocus at Settersol JW… one I have often admired from the ringside and he didn’t disappoint. The outline I was looking for, loved his refined head, expression ear set, balance throughout just didn’t have the drive on the day of 1st.
3rd Lorrimer Kerrimere Classique

Beginners Dog 2 (1ab)
1st Bentley Penclippin Jubilee Flame

Judge: MRS. J. NORTHEND

North East of England Irish Setter Club

Bitches – 21.10.23

I would like to thank the committee for their kind invitation to judge at the show and for their
hospitality on the day, thanks also to the exhibitors who braved some horrible conditions that
Babet brought and made it along to the show.
MPB 2 pretty litter sisters to start the day, just 6 months old and both doing so well.
1. Robinson’s Cherrorvale Dream Come True Pretty girl with super feminine head with raised
brows, arched neck into well placed shoulders and sloping topline, straight front with well
developed chest. Well angulated rear. Moving well for one so young. Presented in a lovely
dark coat.
2. Blackshaw & Rowbottom’s Lanstara Cherrorvale Moon Dancer Another pretty girl but will take
a little more time to come together than her sister appealing in head with dark eyes and low
set ears, long neck leading cleanly into sloping topline. Prefer her over the croup. Paler in
coat. Moving out well showing good reach.
VB
1. Stevenson’s Lochlorien True Detective is Andley Lovely lady long and lean in head, dark eyes,
with the delicate speckling of grey adding to her kind expression, muscular through neck and
well laid shoulders, sloping top, well sprung ribs with good length of rib and strong loin, well
angulated rear with good stifle. Moved really well with lovely carriage of head and tail. She is
in top form at the moment and was pleased in agreement with my Co-judge to award her
BVIS over a favourite boy of mine.
JB
1. Prangle’s Clonageera It’s a New Dawn at Heathclare Built on larger frame but still showing her
femininity, pretty headed girl with dark eye and raised brows. Presented in a lovely dark
straight coat and developing nice feathering for her age, appealing in clean outline with
muscular neck and sloping topline leading to good tailset. Plenty depth to chest and well
angulated rear. Moving well.
2. Bott, Allen and Morgan’s Quensha Joker and the Queen Super pretty girl, smaller made but
with plenty of substance, feminine refined head with raised brow and dark eye expressive eye.
Long neck, sloping topline, well angulated in front. Presented a racy outline, dark coat with a
nice amount of coat for her age. Developed more confidence in her classes to come and
moved better for it.
3. Sloane’s Ferasheen Pop The Champers
YB
1. Vallance’s Glencarron Second Edition to Corcencone Really impressed with the little lady
today, presented a balanced outline with lovely straight dark coat. Feminine in head with good
shape to skull, dark eyes and low set ears, arched neck leading to well placed shoulders,
sloping topline, well sprung ribs, well developed rear quarters. Moved well in her class but
lacked animation in the challenge.
2. Sloane’s Ferasheen Pop The Champers Well made feminine girl of substance with dark coat,
long and lean in head with dark expressive eyes and raised brows and low set ears, muscular
arched neck, clean over well placed shoulder to sloping topline, well developed in chest and
well bent stifle, unfortunately she seemed quite stressed today which was reflected in her
movement.
3. Nevitt’s Joaodaws Stargazer
MB
1. Bott, Allen and Morgan’s Quensha Joker and the Queen
NB
1. Bott, Allen and Morgan’s Quensha Joker and the Queen
2. Sloane’s Ferasheen Pop The Champers
UGB
1. Sloane’s Ferasheen Pop The Champers
2. Nevitt’s Joaodaws Stargazer Prettiest of refined heads, dark eyes with kind expression and
raised brows, racy in outline with long neck and sloping topline. Not striding out as well today
as I have seen her.
3. Bentley’s Penclippin Celtic Asthore
GB Two girls who I like very much made it a difficult decision.
1. Vallance’s Lynwood Rather Ravishing at Corcencone Dark eyes, low set ears, muscular neck
leading cleanly over shoulders, sloping topline, well angulated in front with plenty depth of
chest, finished off with darkest of shiny coats. Moved really well today to take the class.
2. Stevenson’s Lochlorien Unforgotten Feminine girl with clean balanced outline, plenty depth to
chest and well angulated fore and aft, handler gets the best out of her standing but just felt
the winner had the edge on the move today.
PGB Super class of lovely ladies, all quite different and making a difficult decision.
1. Henderson’s Sametsuz Pillowtalk Really lovely little lady, feminine head with dark eye, strong
arched neck into well placed shoulders clean over topline with good tail set, plenty depth of
chest. Moving well around the ring. Finished off with a lovely straight gleaming coat with just
a nice amount of feathering.
2. Robinson’s Lanstara Red Dress at Cherrorvale Really well presented with a well conditioned
straight coat, head long and lean with dark eyes, raised brows and low set ears. Arched neck,
plenty of fore chest, good spring of rib and length of long, good bend of stifle. Moved well.
3. Box’s Fernstart Heart’s Delight JW
MLB
1. Watt’s Shenanagin Half A Sixpence Have never seen this girl looking better, at one with her
handler and presented to perfection which allowed her clean balanced outline to shine.
Prettiest of heads with dark expressive eyes, arched neck leading cleanly into well placed
shoulders. Sloping topline. Deep chest with plenty spring of rib and strength through loin.
Strong rear quarters. Moved well and in the challenge took it up a notch, carried herself so
well, In particular I noted her lovely head carriage and finished off with a level tail. In super
coat and condition. Pleasure to award her the CC and in agreement with my Co-Judge
Reserve Best In show.
2. Davie’s Lochfrae Nina Simone Feminine lady, clean and unexaggerated in outline, not in the
best of coats at the moment but what she had was gleaming and dark. Long and lean in head
with lovely shape to stop, low set ears and kind expression, lean neck flowing into gently
sloping topline, good depth to chest and plenty fore chest. Good bend to stifle. Moving well
with lovely tail carriage
LB
1. Henderson’s Sametsuz Believe In Me Cracking girl in absolute top form, balanced and full of
quality with super flowing outline from long lean neck through her sloping topline and well set
tail. Well angulated in front with lovely spring of rib and depth to chest. Powerful well
angulated rear allowed her to move well showing plenty of personality, I could tell a great deal
of time and effort has been put into her and her full gleaming coat really finished the picture.
Pleased to award RCC.
2. Longbottom’s Gwendariff We’ll Be Phame Us (IKC) Chatty little lady built on a smaller frame
but still full of breed type and substance. Pretty head with dark expressive eyes, raised brows
and lower ears, arched neck leading cleanly over well placed shoulders to sloping topline, well
angulated rear and moving well. Not in the best of coats but what she had was dark and shiny.
3. Sharman & Jennings-Sharman Kerriemere Red Ribbon JW.
SBB
1. Bentley’s Penclippin Celtic Asthore. Feminine all through, really liked her head with dark eyes
and kind expression, muscular in neck, just needing some time to develop in rear quarters and
coat. Tending to crab on the move.

Judge: Linzie Richardson

THE NORTH EAST OF ENGLAND IRISH SETTER CLUB

BREED CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW

22nd OCTOBER 2022

I would like to thank the Committee for inviting me to judge “DOGS” at this very well organised and friendly show.  It is no mean feat to make sure that 3 rings are all running smoothly on the day.

The warm welcome was most appreciated.

I would also like to thank my very able Steward Mr Eddie Fairley for his help in keeping the ring in order, and lastly to everyone who entered under me I thank you.

MPD – 3

  1. Milligan-Bott & Bott’s Thendara Big Love – At the top end of minor puppy and very mature, he has an excellent outline with a super deep chest, good sternum, he has very good width over his quarters, nice reach of neck into well placed shoulders, stands on good feet, nice rich coat with lots of depth, lovely masculine head with a soft expressive eye. Moved well once settled. BPD & BPIS  Well Done.
  1. Danks-Kemish’s Alolfrana Secret Love Agent – Another nice puppy but not as mature or forward as 1, Pleasing in head which is nicely balanced and has good reach of neck, nice front and another with good sternum, he also has good feet and in nice coat and condition,  moved out nicely.
  2. Holehan-Green’s Loganrish Out On The Town

 

PD – 7 (2)

  1. Kolbach’s Kerryfair Zoom In On Pawsword – When handler gets this boy set up correct he is very eye catching, he has a lovely masculine head with very expressive eyes, good neck into shoulders and good strong front, excellent width over his quarters and nice short hocks, has nice feet and was in lovely coat and condition, moved ok but with a bit more work has all the attributes to move really well.
  1. Davison’s Bardonhill Million Reasons – Another well made young boy although found him a little shorter in neck to winner, he has a very attractive head and has good front and rear angulations, rear quarters with good width, he is in lovely dark rich coat in good condition, moved ok.

VD – 5 (1)

  1. Lucas’s Sh Ch Bardonhill Eternal Flame Among Amberlight JW – This dog has just got better with age and I’m sure could still challenge the best in Open, he has the most striking of outlines which commands your attention to look at him, he is in the best of coats both quality and profuseness, has a lovely head with raised brow and lovely low set ears, kind expression, good front and well placed shoulders, well developed quarters in hard condition. To finish off he moved round the ring with purpose. I was delighted to award him the CC and RBIS. Well Done.
  1. Rowbottom’s Sh Ch Lanstara Spring Moon – Again I think this dog has only gotten better with age and belies his 8 ½ years, he posses a lovely head with soft expression, he has a good front and nice well muscled quarters to enable him to move well. He is in the best of coats, again in quality and profuseness which is not easy to keep at that age.
  1. Tupper & Rosie’s Staratlanta Elliott ShCM VW

 

JD – 5 (1) Quite a mixed class and development at different stages

  1. MacAuley’s Harreds Lachlan At Stylersetts – A nice type and I think will be a slow developer, when relaxed he stood well, he has an attractive head with correct eye shape, nice on propfile. He has good front angulations, deep chest and adequate rear quarters which are still developing, in nice coat and moved nicely.
  1. Walker’s Gwendariff Ucant Touch This – Another nicely put together dog and probably a bit further forward in his development, I’m sure his handler could just get a bit more out of him, nice head with kind expression and well made front and rear, he is in super coat and condition and moved out well.
  1. Bott’s Bardonhill Carry On Dick

 

YD – 2

  1. Walker’s Gwendariff Ucant Touch This (2nd in Junior)
  1. Scott’s Sixoaks Rocket Man – I really like this dog but he just throws his chances away, he is of good type and is so well made, in beautiful coat and condition and moves so well. If only he would play ball?

 

MD – 2 (1)

  1. Davison’s Bardonhill Million Reasons (2nd in Puppy)

 

ND – 2 (1)

  1. Davison’s Bardonhill Million Reasons

 

GD – 2

  1. McCulloch’s Shenanagin Oh Oh Seven – This boy has really come on but again he is of the slow maturing kind, he is nicely put together with a pleasant head which I found a resemblance to his sire, when not overstretched he has good width to his quarters and also a good front, has a lovely outline and moved well.
  1. Gilks’ Suteresett Mr Mistoffelees at Gochmawr – Heavier made boy to winner and in lovely rich dark coat in good condition, good masculine head with expressive dark eye, Good width on his quarters but didn’t quite match the winner on movement.

 

PG – 8 (1)

  1. Gisby’s Suteresett Rum Tum Tugger – Handsome boy with lovely balanced head, he has a lovely dark rich coat, good width over his quarter when not overstretched, good neck into shoulders and nice front, liked his outline finished off with tail well set on, good feet and moved out well.
  2. Holehan-Green’s Loganrish Let’s Go Crazy – Another handsome boy who was in good coat, unlucky to meet 1 today who had the more positive movement, he has a good front and strong quarters with ample width, good neck into shoulders leading into a lovely outline. Moved ok.
  3. Bayne’s Corranroo Celtic Storm.

 

MLD – 4 (2)

  1. Bott, Allen & Morgan’s Quensha Just Like Fire – Nice type of boy but not giving his handler as easy time, lovely balanced head with soft expressive eyes, long lean neck into well placed shoulders, good angulations fore and aft with nice width on his quarters, he has a lovely dark rich coat in good condition. Moved out well.
  1. Deighton’s Oakdene Schiehallion (Imp Bel) – Stronger headed boy but balanced profile wise, he has a lovely outline and is in super hard condition, has profuse coat which is in excellent condition, Good shoulders and lovely deep chest, he has well angulated quarters, moved ok but a little proud of his tail.

 

LD – 10 (2)

  1. Davison’s Bardonhill You Dont Fool Me – Have admired this dog from the ringside and was delighted to have the chance to judge him and he doesn’t disappoint you, he is slighly smaller made but so well balanced, has the loveliest of heads with soft expression, he has a good front and enough neck into well placed shoulders,  good width and well muscled quarters, nice feet and in lovely coat and condition, excellent mover.
  1. Boyce’s Forfarians Secret Admirer – Have always like this boy and he certainly benefits from his weight loss, I was splitting hairs between 1 and 2. He is a well made dog with a handsome head and mischievous expression, good reach of neck into shoulders giving a lovely topline, another with strong quarters which enables him to move very well.  In super coat and condition to finish of the picture.
  2. Gisby’s Suteresett King Of Hearts.

 

OD – 6 (1)

  1. Edwards’ Sh Ch Gwendariff Ucan’tmissme Bonhomie – Have admired this young boy for some time and was pleased to have the opportunity to judge him, he is so well made and possess a handsome balanced head with a lovely expression, also nice low earset, he also has a good strong topline and well set tail, has good strong quarters, good angulations fore and aft to enable him to move well, he is finished off with a lovely rich coat. Pleased to award him RCC
  1. Danks-Kemish’s Sh Ch Alolfrana Hotter Than U’know JW – Another I have admired from the ringside and was unlucky to meet 1 on such good form. He has a pleasing head with kind eye, he is another with a striking topline and has a well made front and good width on his quarters when not overstretched, has a lovely rich dark coat in excellent condition. Moved out well.
  2. Russell’s Sh Ch Lynwood Hocus Pocus At Settesoli JW.

 

JUDGE: Ms Mona Hunter

THE NORTH EAST OF ENGLAND IRISH SETTER CLUB

BREED CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW

22nd OCTOBER 2022

I would like to thank the Committee for inviting me to judge “DOGS” at this very well organised and friendly show.  It is no mean feat to make sure that 3 rings are all running smoothly on the day.

The warm welcome was most appreciated.

I would also like to thank my very able Steward Mr Eddie Fairley for his help in keeping the ring in order, and lastly to everyone who entered under me I thank you.

MPD – 3

  1. Milligan-Bott & Bott’s Thendara Big Love – At the top end of minor puppy and very mature, he has an excellent outline with a super deep chest, good sternum, he has very good width over his quarters, nice reach of neck into well placed shoulders, stands on good feet, nice rich coat with lots of depth, lovely masculine head with a soft expressive eye. Moved well once settled. BPD & BPIS  Well Done.
  1. Danks-Kemish’s Alolfrana Secret Love Agent – Another nice puppy but not as mature or forward as 1, Pleasing in head which is nicely balanced and has good reach of neck, nice front and another with good sternum, he also has good feet and in nice coat and condition,  moved out nicely.
  2. Holehan-Green’s Loganrish Out On The Town

 

PD – 7 (2)

  1. Kolbach’s Kerryfair Zoom In On Pawsword – When handler gets this boy set up correct he is very eye catching, he has a lovely masculine head with very expressive eyes, good neck into shoulders and good strong front, excellent width over his quarters and nice short hocks, has nice feet and was in lovely coat and condition, moved ok but with a bit more work has all the attributes to move really well.
  1. Davison’s Bardonhill Million Reasons – Another well made young boy although found him a little shorter in neck to winner, he has a very attractive head and has good front and rear angulations, rear quarters with good width, he is in lovely dark rich coat in good condition, moved ok.

VD – 5 (1)

  1. Lucas’s Sh Ch Bardonhill Eternal Flame Among Amberlight JW – This dog has just got better with age and I’m sure could still challenge the best in Open, he has the most striking of outlines which commands your attention to look at him, he is in the best of coats both quality and profuseness, has a lovely head with raised brow and lovely low set ears, kind expression, good front and well placed shoulders, well developed quarters in hard condition. To finish off he moved round the ring with purpose. I was delighted to award him the CC and RBIS. Well Done.
  1. Rowbottom’s Sh Ch Lanstara Spring Moon – Again I think this dog has only gotten better with age and belies his 8 ½ years, he posses a lovely head with soft expression, he has a good front and nice well muscled quarters to enable him to move well. He is in the best of coats, again in quality and profuseness which is not easy to keep at that age.
  1. Tupper & Rosie’s Staratlanta Elliott ShCM VW

 

JD – 5 (1) Quite a mixed class and development at different stages

  1. MacAuley’s Harreds Lachlan At Stylersetts – A nice type and I think will be a slow developer, when relaxed he stood well, he has an attractive head with correct eye shape, nice on propfile. He has good front angulations, deep chest and adequate rear quarters which are still developing, in nice coat and moved nicely.
  1. Walker’s Gwendariff Ucant Touch This – Another nicely put together dog and probably a bit further forward in his development, I’m sure his handler could just get a bit more out of him, nice head with kind expression and well made front and rear, he is in super coat and condition and moved out well.
  1. Bott’s Bardonhill Carry On Dick

 

YD – 2

  1. Walker’s Gwendariff Ucant Touch This (2nd in Junior)
  1. Scott’s Sixoaks Rocket Man – I really like this dog but he just throws his chances away, he is of good type and is so well made, in beautiful coat and condition and moves so well. If only he would play ball?

 

MD – 2 (1)

  1. Davison’s Bardonhill Million Reasons (2nd in Puppy)

 

ND – 2 (1)

  1. Davison’s Bardonhill Million Reasons

 

GD – 2

  1. McCulloch’s Shenanagin Oh Oh Seven – This boy has really come on but again he is of the slow maturing kind, he is nicely put together with a pleasant head which I found a resemblance to his sire, when not overstretched he has good width to his quarters and also a good front, has a lovely outline and moved well.
  1. Gilks’ Suteresett Mr Mistoffelees at Gochmawr – Heavier made boy to winner and in lovely rich dark coat in good condition, good masculine head with expressive dark eye, Good width on his quarters but didn’t quite match the winner on movement.

 

PG – 8 (1)

  1. Gisby’s Suteresett Rum Tum Tugger – Handsome boy with lovely balanced head, he has a lovely dark rich coat, good width over his quarter when not overstretched, good neck into shoulders and nice front, liked his outline finished off with tail well set on, good feet and moved out well.
  2. Holehan-Green’s Loganrish Let’s Go Crazy – Another handsome boy who was in good coat, unlucky to meet 1 today who had the more positive movement, he has a good front and strong quarters with ample width, good neck into shoulders leading into a lovely outline. Moved ok.
  3. Bayne’s Corranroo Celtic Storm.

 

MLD – 4 (2)

  1. Bott, Allen & Morgan’s Quensha Just Like Fire – Nice type of boy but not giving his handler as easy time, lovely balanced head with soft expressive eyes, long lean neck into well placed shoulders, good angulations fore and aft with nice width on his quarters, he has a lovely dark rich coat in good condition. Moved out well.
  1. Deighton’s Oakdene Schiehallion (Imp Bel) – Stronger headed boy but balanced profile wise, he has a lovely outline and is in super hard condition, has profuse coat which is in excellent condition, Good shoulders and lovely deep chest, he has well angulated quarters, moved ok but a little proud of his tail.

 

LD – 10 (2)

  1. Davison’s Bardonhill You Dont Fool Me – Have admired this dog from the ringside and was delighted to have the chance to judge him and he doesn’t disappoint you, he is slighly smaller made but so well balanced, has the loveliest of heads with soft expression, he has a good front and enough neck into well placed shoulders,  good width and well muscled quarters, nice feet and in lovely coat and condition, excellent mover.
  1. Boyce’s Forfarians Secret Admirer – Have always like this boy and he certainly benefits from his weight loss, I was splitting hairs between 1 and 2. He is a well made dog with a handsome head and mischievous expression, good reach of neck into shoulders giving a lovely topline, another with strong quarters which enables him to move very well.  In super coat and condition to finish of the picture.
  2. Gisby’s Suteresett King Of Hearts.

 

OD – 6 (1)

  1. Edwards’ Sh Ch Gwendariff Ucan’tmissme Bonhomie – Have admired this young boy for some time and was pleased to have the opportunity to judge him, he is so well made and possess a handsome balanced head with a lovely expression, also nice low earset, he also has a good strong topline and well set tail, has good strong quarters, good angulations fore and aft to enable him to move well, he is finished off with a lovely rich coat. Pleased to award him RCC
  1. Danks-Kemish’s Sh Ch Alolfrana Hotter Than U’know JW – Another I have admired from the ringside and was unlucky to meet 1 on such good form. He has a pleasing head with kind eye, he is another with a striking topline and has a well made front and good width on his quarters when not overstretched, has a lovely rich dark coat in excellent condition. Moved out well.
  2. Russell’s Sh Ch Lynwood Hocus Pocus At Settesoli JW.

 

JUDGE: Ms Mona Hunter

North East of England Irish Setter Club

Saturday 22nd October 2022

Bitches 

Firstly I would like to thank the committee for inviting me to judge at this lovely run show, the only
disappointment was there were no home made pies, but nevertheless the food was still lovely, you made
both Sharon and myself so welcome.
A special thank you to my lovely stewards, Barry and Wilf for keeping me going and making it an
enjoyable day.
I would also like to thank the exhibitors who allowed me the privilege to judge their wonderful dogs. In
all the classes I wish I could have given more awards.

Class 15 Minor Puppy Bitch 4 Entries
1st Peters – Corranroo Viennese Waltz
Lovely clean head, dark eye, deep in chest with good shoulders, well ribbed, nice neat feet,
moved well.
2nd Vallance – Glencarron Second Edition to Corcencone
Another lovely head on this puppy, would like a little more depth in chest, good topline, lovely
dark coat.
3rd Holehan-Green -Loganrish out of this world

Class 16 Puppy Bitch 3 Entries
1st Hillocks – Jonola Belini
Dark eye, clean neck, well arched leading to good shoulder placement, in good coat, angles fore
and aft. Moved ok.
2nd Vallance – Lynwood rather ravishing at corcencone
Dark eye, well set ears, good topline well ribbed, good angles to the rear, nice tight
feet. 3rd Wilson – Kerryfair Enchanted Rose

Class 17 Veteran Bitch 5 (3 Abs)
Two lovely bitch’s, I have judged them both before, they have both matured really
well. 1st Stevenson – Lochlorien True Detective is Andley
Lovely exsite expression, clean neck and shoulders, nice tidy feet, well ribbed, and the best coat I
have ever seen her in, she has usually dropped it when she enters under me, so lovely to see her
in full coat.
2nd Blackshaw – Lanstara Spring Star JW
Lovely shaped head, with dark eye and well set on ears, good arch in neck, straight front, and
good topline, well ribbed and well angled rear quarters, lovely lashing tail, just lost out to one on
movement.
Wish I could have awarded 2 first places in this class

Class 18 Junior 5 (2 Abs)
1st Bott – Bardonhill Carry on Cleo
Lovely shiny dark coat, good shoulder placement, sloping topline, well muscled, moved well
2nd Hall – Harrads Lillie
Loved this little bitch, have admired her since puppy, dark eye and low ear set, clear neck going
into lovely shoulders, nice deep chest, dark coated, tail comes straight off, lovely angles to the
rear .
3rd Jarvis – Settersay Sapphire

Class 19 Yearling 6
1st Clarke – Covarney Dream time from Bronrians JW
Have admired this young lady from the ringside, it was a pleasure to go over her. Lovely head
with low set ears, lovely arched neck. Well boned deep in chest, good topline to well set on tail,
good angles moved with drive RBCC
2nd Heather – Sixoaks My Fair Lady JW
Another pretty bitch I have always liked, in good coat and condition, pushed one very hard
3rd Peters – Corranroo Hot Sensation

Class 20 Maiden 1
1st Vallance – Glencarron second Edition to Corcencone
Second in mp

Class 21 Novice 3 (1 Abs)
1st Botts Bardonhill Carry on Cleo
2nd Vallance – Lynwood rather ravishing at Corcencone

Class 22 Undergraduate 3
1st Botts Bardonhill Carry on Cleo
2nd Fox & Flinders Kerryfair Heart to Heart
Lovely sized bitch, well bodied in lovely coat, unfortunate to be up against 1
3rd Jarvis Settersay Sapphire

Class 22 Graduate 2
1st Sturrock Forfarian Tickles yer Fancy
Lovely clean head long lean neck good angles front and rear deep chested well spring of rib lovely
tail set, gentle gleam in her eye
2nd Box Fernstart Hearts Delight JW
Shorter than one, pushed one very hard but just preferred head on one, a substantial bitch in good coat
plenty to like , good angles to front and rear

Class 23 Post graduate Bitch 10 Entries (3 Abs)
I really thought I would have to give up after this class, sorry it took me so long to judge you all but there
really were some lovely ladies in this class. Thank you all for your patience,
1st Bott, Allen & Morgan Quensha Crimes of Passion
Well chiselled head, dark eye, long low set ears with well arched neck, good topline, plenty of forechest
good depth all round, shame she left her coat at home, moved well
2nd Watt Shenanagin Half a Sixpence
Another lovely head, different to one with good clean topline and drove from the rear
3rd Bayne Corranroo Rainbow Shimmer

Class 24 Mid limit 6 Entries (1 Abs)
1st Sharman & Jennings-Sharman Kerrimere Red Ribbon JW
Lovely sized bitch, lovely eye, good neck with good shoulder placement, lovely topline, had the best
coat i have ever seen her in, good back angulation, considered her for the RBCC
2nd Barker Danaway Tilly at Flinthill
Similar to one in head, good depth of chest well ribbed and good angles to
rear. 3rd Osman Coppers Winter Rose

Class 25 Limit 13 Entries (2 Abs)
A difficult class to judge as some lovely quality bitch’s sadly went cardless but on another day they could
be the winners
1st Milligan-Bott & Bott Thendara Strictly Samba
Lovely typical head from these kennels, plenty of attitude giving her handler a hard time, clean
throughout, lovely front well placed shoulders ,deep chested in lovely coat, good spring of rib, good
topline, tail never stopped wagging moved with drive
2nd Edwards Gwendariff Its Numero Uno at Bonhomie
Different type of bitch lovely head, good bone, well placed shoulders, good topline, good angles to
rear, in lovely coat and condition another one that moved with drive
3rd Sturrock Forfarian Soo Lush JW

Class 26 Open 5 Entries (1 Abs)
Well what can I say four top quality bitch’s to give me another headache
1st Bouttell & Burbridge Ixia Rainbow Brite
A lovely head , with gleaming dark eyes , good reach of neck, shoulders well placed, plenty if depth, well
ribbed, superb topline, lovely short hocks in good coat, smaller than the other 3 but pure quality
throughout BCC & Best in show
Shocked and thrilled to find out I had awarded her her final CC
2nd Stewart Sh Ch Gwendariff Come Fly with me
Another lovely lady that i have judged before as a puppy, still has all the attributes but has just got
better, in tip top condition another one that moved with drive
She is well and truly a show champion in her own right
3rd Loughlin Ir Sh Ch Rohanmor along came Polly Jo Jnu Ch

Judge: David Hopewell – Davset

North East Of England Irish Setter Club

Brian McAvoy Memorial  Special Award Classes

Thank you exhibitors it was a pleasure to do these classes, movement was a concern in some with
crabbing and close rear drive, but there were some lovely exhibits


Special Award Junior Dog /Bitch 5 (1WD)
1st Bott Mrs Marita – Bardonhill Carry On Cleo (B) quality youngster full of breed type gorgeous head eye colour and pigmentation, low set ear placement ample neck clean shoulders good bone and neat feet, lovely
rich coat, excellent rear angulation it was lovey to watch side extension as she moved
2nd Kolbach Miss L – Kerryfair Zoom In On Pawsword (D) another very nice dog body muscle tone and coat were
beautiful, just pipped today by the head of my winner, just needs more control of rear on the send
away
3rd Hall Mr Peter – Harrods Lillie (B)
Res Jarvis Miss V – Settersay Sapphire (B)

Special Award Grad Dog/Bitch 
1st Henderson Ms M – Sametsuz Pillowtalk stood alone in this class but she oozes panache and personality when she stands still! kind head eye and expression, ample neck laid into lovely shoulders good bone stood on
neat feet gentle slope down to loin and croup with correct tail set used her tail well on the move
finished off with a pleasing coat

Special Award Class Open Dog/Bitch 7 (1WD)
1st Cohen Mr & Mrs – Lynwood Merry May King With Shushana (D) gorgeous boy melting Irish expression real twinkle in those eyes, low ear set ample neck good angulation fore and aft gentle sloping topline correct rib
and lovely fore chest good bend of stifle and straight hocks rich coat and excellent on the move
2nd Deighton – Oakdene Schiehallion (imp Bel) (D)
Big substantial dog I would like a bit more refinement in skull but he does have a pleasant expression
good depth to chest strength in loin and good croup rich dark coat strong bone and excellent muscle
tone moved with drive
3rd Stevenson Mr G & Mrs C – (B)
Lochlorian True Detective Is Andley
Res Danks Kemish – Sh Ch Alolfrans Hotter Than U’Know JW (D)
VHC Green Miss C – Braidmount Dreamed A Dream For Glencarron (B)

Judge Mrs Carol Gill (Diptonia)

Critique NEEISC 2021 Dogs

The North East of England Irish Setter Club                  23.10.21

I would first like to thank the club committee for the opportunity of judging their show and secondly to all the exhibitors for the courteous and sporting way they excepted my decisions. I was pleased with all my winners and also that along with my co-judge that we didn’t need to call on the services of the referee. All of the exhibits were in excellent condition but more training would be beneficial to some of the younger dogs.

Dogs

M Puppy 1

1. Sturrock’s Forfarian Dusty Bottoms – 8 month old puppy, very raw as he should be at this stage, lean head with good eye shape and colour, well constructed quarters, correct tail set, good feet, moved ok for one so young.

Puppy 4 (1)

1. Sturrock’s Forfarian Dusty bottoms

2. Corless’ Swiftlark Invincible – Stylish young puppy with pleasing head & expression, rangier than 1, good quarters, tight feet, moved ok

3. Scott’s Sixoaks Rocket Man

Veteran 2 (1)

1. Tupper & Rosie’s Staratlanta Elliott ShCm – 8yr old dog of good proportions  attractive head , good over the neck and shoulders, good spring of rib and short coupled, moved well.

Junior 2

1. Richardson’s Gwendariff Tullys Red Arrows – Attractive headed youngster, good eye shape & ear set, smooth over the neck & shoulders, good quarters  and well coupled, nice feet, good tail set, moved well.

2. Jones’ Gwendariff Its Just a Rumour –  Another attractive dog of similar type, masculine head, good quarters and lay back of shoulder, well bent stifles and hocks well let down, strode out well on the move, just preferred the head of 1 

Yearling 2

1. Hemmings’ Orlanset Mandolin – Smart young dog, good head and expression, overall clean in outline, well muscled body  sloping gently to the rear, well angulated with good loin well bent stifles, short hocks and good feet moved ok. 

2. McCulloch’s Shenanagin Oh Oh Seven – A  young dog with a lovely head with Irish expression, good straight front with plenty of spring of rib, strong quarters with well bent stifles, good set of tail, moved ok, close decision.

Maiden 1

1. Corless’ Swiftlark Invincible

Novice 2

1. McCulloch’s Shenanagin Oh Oh Seven

2. Corless’ Swiftlark Invincible

Undergraduate 3 (1)

1. Gilks’ Suteresett Mr Mistoffelees at Gochmawr – Well balanced young dog with a nicely chiselled head & dark eye, clean neck and shoulders, good spring of rib, strong loin, well angulated stifles, moved ok.

2. Hemmings’ Orlanset Mandolin

Graduate 6 (1)

1. Richardson’s Gwendariff I’m Fool Proof – This eye-catching dog headed a good class, lovely head with kind eye and well set ear placement, good length to the neck fitting well into the shoulders, excellent in outline, good forehand and well angulated rear quarters, moved well.

2. Deighton’s Oakdene Schiehallion (Imp Bel) – Another quality young dog who owns a lovely balanced head, good straight front with plenty of spring of rib, strong quarters with well bent stifles, moved well.

3. Davison’s Bardonhill You Don’t Fool Me

Post Graduate 5

1. Haberfield’s Jonola Moonshine – Well balanced handsome young dog, well chiselled head with dark eye , good length of the neck, attractive outline, well sprung ribs and strong loin with a well muscled rear end giving good movement.

2. Holehan-Green’s Loganrish Let’s Go crazy – Attractive dog, masculine head with a dark eye, good length of neck and strong fore hand, sloping gently to the rear, well angulated with good loin well bent stifles, short hocks and good feet moved well. 

3. Jones’ Gwendariff Pink Floyd

Mid Limit 4 (1)

1. McNeil & Boyd-McNeil’s Gwendariff Gonna Go For Gold at Glennlokhen – Handsome dog with kind eye and pleasant expression, good neck & shoulders with well angulated forehand, pleasing overall shape and outline with strong rear quarters, moved well.

2. Northend’s Aoibheannes single Malt – A bigger dog of good type, good head shape with kind expression, well developed all through with good depth to the chest and well balanced rear quarters, moved ok

3. Tupper & Rosie’s Staratlanta Shankly’s Fire

Limit  8

1. Lorrimer’s Kerrimere Classique – This excellent class was headed by a quality dog with a lovely masculine head, well angulated forequarters & good layback of shoulder, well bodied with good couplings, well bent stifles & hocks well let down, the best of feet, move well.

2. Russell’s Lynwood Hocus Pocus at Settesoli JW – Handsome dog of excellent but different type to 1, good head shape with dark eye and good length of muzzle, good over the neck & shoulders, straight front with good pasterns, strong over the croup, well bent stifles and short hocks, moved well.

3. Muir’s Gwendariff I’m Comin Out JW

Open 6 (1)

 1. Stockton’s Sh Ch Riverbrue Alchemist Amidst Kespas JW – Handsome dog of excellent type, chiselled head so balanced with the correct amount of stop, masculine yet melting expression lovely eye colour, raised brows & low set ears, with a good finish to the muzzle, he is well-built and racy with no hint of coarseness clean through the neck and shoulders with good layback, straight in front with good pasterns, well bodied with spring of rib and short couplings, well bent stifles and short strong hocks with well set tail which he used to advantage, moved with purpose and drive. Well deserved CC & with the agreement of my co-judge Best in Show.

2. Lucas’ Sh Ch Bardonhill Eternal Among Amberlight JW – Another quality dog worthy of his title. In excellent coat and condition, he possesses a beautiful appealing head with the true Irish expression in his dark well shaped eye, plenty of work but not overdone, correct length of neck fitting into the shoulders, good forehand with a firm topline & well muscled loin, strong rear angulation with the correct tailset, moved out with a good rear extension of the hocks. RCC.

3. Russell’s Strathmead Huckleberry of Settesoli

Beginners 0

Steve Mitchell  Judge

The North East of England Irish Setter Club Irish Setter Dogs

Many thanks to the committee for the kind invitation to judge at their Championship Show. Also, a thanks to my two stewards. A big thank you to the exhibitors for bringing your dogs to my last judging appointment. After 35 years of judging, it is time for me to retire. Thanks once again.

Minor Puppy Dog (4,1a)

1stBott’s BARDONHILL IT’S OH SO QUIET. Nice young man, liked his head, nicely raised brow with good eye shape. Good neck and layback of shoulder. Well off for bone. Balanced outline and of good length. Neat feet. Moved well for his age. Best Puppy Dog.

2ndGisby’s SUTERSETT RUM TUM TUGGER. Slightly smaller dog that 1st. Nice head and low set ear. Of good shape. Good reach to neck, and well ribbed back. Nice feet. Moved okay. 3rd Jarvis’ LOWDON TOO DARN HOT

Puppy Dog (5,2a)

1stBott’s BARDONHILL IT’S OH SO QUIET

2ndGisby’s SUTERSETT RUM TUM TUGGER

3rd Jarvis’ LOWDON TOO DARN HOT

Veteran Dog (5, 0a)

1st Foster & Foster & Walsh MILLCROFT CHASE THE MOON TO SHANOAH. Liked this boy’s overall balance. Masculine head, low set ears and good reach to neck. Well angulated fore and aft. Good depth of chest. Looked good and moved well. In good coat.

2nd Cohen’s CAISPERN LORENZO WITH SHUSHANA JW SHCM. Nice head, neck and shoulders on this boy. Deep chest and a nice topline. Well angulated quarters. Moved okay, not as steady as 1 today.

3rd Vallance’s LYNWOOD HIS GRACE OF CORCENCONE

Junior Dog (7,1a)

1st Davis’ GRAYRIDDGE MYSTRAL WIND WITH ALANASETT JW. Handsome boy. Liked his head and expression. Good reach of neck meeting nicely at shoulders. Shoulders well laid back, good straight front. Good depth to brisket. Nicely turned stifle. Flowing topline.

Moved well.

2nd Backman’s WINSFORD BEDTIME STORY. Well bodied boy with nice outline and in good condition. Liked his head and expression. Good depth to chest and well ribbed back. Moved well.

3rd Gratton’s BARDONHILL DON’T STOP ME NOW.

Yearling Dog (4,1a)

1st Gratton’s BARDONHILL DON’T STOP ME NOW. Pleasing head on this boy. Good reach of neck and nicely placed front. Good depth to chest. Smooth topline. Well angulated quarters. Moved well.

2nd Hughes’ GWENDARIFF UR GOING PLACES. Good head and low set ear. Well bodied with good bone. Good topline. In lovely coat for his age. Moved okay.

3rd Lees’ LEESETT ORCHARD ROMANCE.

Maiden Dog (3,2a)

1stBott’s BARDONHILL IT’S OH SO QUIET

Novice Dog (4,2a)

1stBott’s BARDONHILL IT’S OH SO QUIET

2nd Pallister’s CORRANROO NORDIC KISS AT PENWYN. Good head, neck and shoulders. Nice topline and good bone. Moved well.

Undergraduate Dog (0) Graduate Dog (7,2a)

1st Lucas’ KERRYFAIR LOVE ON THE ROCKS AMBERLIGHT JW. Handsome head and lovely soft expression. Good reach of neck, meeting nicely at shoulder and into flowing topline. Well angulated quarters, and well-muscled. Balanced and of good length. Moved well.

2nd Naylor & Morrison’s ANLORY DUNCAN JW. Lovely head with kind expression. Clean throat and well laid shoulders. Good spring of rib. Good bend to stifle and well bodied. Moved well.

3rd Foster’s GOLDNAVARM ENDURANCE AT SHANOAH

Post Graduate Dog (11,4a)

1stLorrimer’s KERRIMERE CLASSIQUE JW. A lot to like about this boy. Masculine skull with good depth to muzzle. Nicely arched neck and good shoulder placement. Nicely bodied with good spring of rib and steady topline. Well off for bone, and had nice neat feet. In good coat. Moved well.

2nd Russell’s LYNWOOD HOCUS POCUS FOR SETTERSOLI JW. Pleasing head and lovely expression. Good depth to brisket, well bodied with good topline and nice tailset. Good angulation fore and aft. Neat feet. Moved well.

3rdGisby’s SUTTERSETT KING OF HEARTS

Mid-Limit Dog (6,2a)

1st Muir & O’Conner’s GWENDARIFF I’M COMIN OUT JW. This boy caught my eye. Lovely head, masculine yet soft expression and low set ear. Good reach of neck, nicely placed shoulders with nice return of upper arm. Good spring of rib, good topline with neat tailset. Nicely angled quarters and well-muscled. Moved well with good drive. Presented in lovely condition. Delighted to award him the RCC.

2nd Alcorn, Stafford & Clayton’s GWENDARIFF RED LIGHT SHOW FARNFIELD. Lovely head and kind expression with dark eye. Nice low set ears. Good reach of neck, nice angulation fore and aft. In good coat. Moved well.

3rdGreenan’s ANLORY AIDAN JW

Limit Dog (7,4a)

1st Lucas’ BARDONHILL ETERNAL FLAME AMOUNG AMBERLIGHT. This boy has come into his own. Masculine head with good skull, correct stop and raised brow. Nicely muscled neck with good reach. Well placed front quarters. Well bodied with good depth to chest partnered with a good spring of rib. Good length of loin and well placed tailset. Well bent stifle, completing a lovely balanced picture. Presented beautiful. Moved with soundness and

drive, earning his way to the CC. Delighted that this was his third. Crowned in style by going on to win BIS.

2nd Russell’s STRATHMEAD HUCKLEBERRY OF SETTERSOLI. Nice head and soft expression. Good neck and shoulders. Well bodied. Nicely angled hindquarters and well-muscled. In good coat. Moved well.

3rd Tupper & Rosie’s STARATLANTA ELLIOTT SHCM

Open Dog (5,2a)

1stRowbottom’s SH CH LANSTARA SPRING MOON. Great overall shape. Nice head with soft masculine expression. Good neck and shoulder placement and good forechest. Flowing topline. Deep chest. Well angled hindquarters. Moved well. A worthy champion.

2nd Longbottom & Stewart-Ritchie’s SH CH GWENDARIFF UNKNOWN SOLDIER JW. Well balanced boy. Handsome head with nice raised brow. Well angulated fore and aft. Nice tailset. Moved well.

3rd Tuite’s SH CH RIVERWOOD KAZATCHOK AT PORSCHET JW (BEL IMP).

Judge: David Laidlaw

The North East of England Irish Setter Club 19.10.2019

First of all I want to say thank you to the Committee of the NEEISC to give me the great honor to award the bitches CC’s and to all the exhibitors and their lovely dogs. I found that the quality is very high in the UK, most of the dogs were very well looked after and were presented in good nic. Only a few times I found some knots under the armpits. I recognized that a few dogs are lacking in movement, I missed reach n drive, and our lovely breed is a gundog breed which should be able to move as the standard says. What I also like to say is, that the dogs are better (very much) handled than on the continent, also the overall presentation. In some classes I wished I had more red cards! Sometimes it was a hair splitting decision on another day, it could be different! Overall I was very pleased with my entries and thank you all very, very much to made this day so very special to me! A special thank you to my 2 stewards, they did a super job! Thank you!

Class 15 Minor Puppy Bitch
1. Bott’s Bardonhill Barbie Girl
Lovely sound young puppy, excellent head and expression, lovely dark eyes, excellent pigmentation. Very well balanced for her young age, nice tight feet, excellent coat for her age. Moves with great reach n drive and a lashing tail. Superbly handled.
2. Box’ Fernstart Angel Kiss
Elegant young girl, excellent type, pretty head and expression, dark eyes. Clean over neck and shoulders, correct topline, in good coat and condition. Free movement, needs to drop into her backend a bit more.

Class 16 Puppy Bitch
1. Humphrey’s Alolfrana Miss Daisy at Henaleas
What a littler cracker this young lady is, she caught my eye in the second she entered the ring, such a sound and balanced girl. Super head and expression, dark eyes with a glint of mischief. Super topline, excellent angulation front and rear, super feet, super spring of ribs, excellent topline. Very sound on the move, lashing tail action, very friendly character, handled with great care! So pleased that later she was Best Puppy in Show!
2. Bott’s Bardonhill Barbie Girl
Seen in Class 15

Class 17 Veteran Bitch
1. Stevenson’s Lochlorien Scully Foxes Andley
Wow, what a stunning lady she is! Excellent head and expression, striking topline, excellent angulation front and rear. Nice tight feet, strong bones. Dark coat! Super movement with a great tail action. Handled to her advantage
2. Hunter & Brown’s Sh.Ch. Fairhaven Louise Mountbatten at Braidmount (Imp.Swe) Another wonderful lady in extremely good condition, very balanced overall picture, lovely head and expression, good topline, correct tailset. Excellent coat and condition. Prefer a bit more temperament on the move. Very well handled!

Class 18 Junior Bitch
1. Chorley’s & Chorley-Newton’s Kerryfair Foxy Forever
What a gorgeous most beautiful Irish Setter girl, so sound and balanced overall picture; superb head and expression, dark eyes, correct earset. Very clean over neck and shoulders, great depth, great spring of ribs, correct length, super croup, excellent tailset. Strong bones, nice tight feet. Dark coat. Such a sound overall picture! Moves with style and great reach and drive. Perfectly handled! I will watch her future with great interest.

2. Sturrock’s Forfarian Soo Lush (JW)
Another superb and very promising youngster with a super head and expression, clean over neck and shoulders, correct topline, great spring of ribs, strong loins, correct croup and tailset. Today not in her best coat. Great movement! Superbly handled.

Class 19 Yearling Bitch
1. Blackshaw’s Lanstara Ruby Slippers
Well made, slightly stronger bitch. Excellent overall picture. Nice head and expression, correct shape of eyes. Correct topline, excellent depth, strong bones, needs to strengthen in pasterns; free movement, lashing tail, gentle character. Handled with great care.
2. Robinson’s Lanstara Red Dress
Litter sister to my winner, another well-made bitch, nice overall picture, nice head and expression, correct ear set, correct neck and shoulders, strong topline, a bit round in croup. Not in her best coat today. Sweet character.

Class 20 Maiden Bitch
1. Bott’s Bardonhill Barbie Girl
Seen before
2. Naylor & Morrison’s Anlory Cometta
Young bitch with a very good head and expression, correct ear placement. Correct topline, very good depth, prefer a bit more length, correct tailset. Dark coat. Excellent movement, which is very typical for this kennel.

Class 21 Novice Bitch
1. Bott’s Bardonhill Barbie Girl
seen before
2. Naylor & Morrison’s Anlory Cometta
seen before

Class 22 Undergraduate Bitch
1. Gwendariff Just The Ticket for Lochindorb
Rangier bitch, pleasant head, a bit strong in scull. Very good topline, excellent in coat and condition, slightly imbalanced. Prefer a better reach and drive. A bit close behind and loose in front.

Class 23 Graduate Bitch
1. Wilson’s Pawsword Promise
Sweetest girl with a gorgeous head and expression, which is very typical for this kennel. Lovely balanced, clear outlines, great topline, excellent angulation front and rear. Nice tight feet. Free and powerful movement. Well handled.
2. Lucas’ Pawsword Plays with Fire at Amberlight
Litter sister to my winner, very similar in type, pretty head and expression, correct ear set. Clean over neck and shoulders. Correct topline; prefer a better finish of croup. Sound movement. Gentle character. Well handled.

Class 24 Postgraduate Bitch
1. Parsons’ Braidmount Lady of the Lake at Bransett
I have watched this lady from the ringside for quite a while, but I have never seen her like today, she really was on top form! Typical head and expression, correct shape of eyes. Clean over neck and shoulders, floating topline, correct finish of croup, correct tail set. Excellent angulations front and rear. Sound movement with loads of reach and drive! Superbly handled
2. Hunter’s & Brown’s Braidmount Lady in Waiting (JW)
Litter sister to my winner, she also has a very typical head, excellent expression, very clean over neck and shoulders, a strong topline, excellent angulations front and rear, I only prefer a better finish of croup. Sound movement, handled to perfection.

Class 25 Mid Limit Bitch
1. Naylor’s & Morrison’s Anlory Carighan (JW)
Excellent in type, body and proportion, so very typical for this very successful kennel! Excellent head and expression, such clear outlines! Very balanced. Excellent gentle sloping topline, correct finish of croup, excellent angulations front and rear. Such a sound mover, loads of reach and drive, lashing tail action. Handled to her advance!
2. Nevitt’s Aoibheanne’s Stay with Me
Such a racy and feminine bitch, most gorgeous head and expression, correct topline, excellent angulation front and rear. Nice tight feet. Sound movement. Unfortunately she was not in her best coat. Well handled.

Class 26 Limit Bitch
1. Naylor & Morrison’s Anlory Corbieres (JW)
My star of the day! What a most gorgeous bitch to go over! She has a super head with loads of chiseling. Perfect set of ears. So clean over neck and shoulders. A fantastic gentle sloping topline, so clean over neck and shoulders, great depth, strong bones, nice tight feet.
Excellent angulations front and rear, short strong hocks. Fantastic coat and condition! Moves with great style, covers the ground and is the perfect example for fit for function! She flows around the ring, never stops wagging her tail. To my greatest pleasure, she was later Reserve Best in Show.

2. Hall’s Harreds Hattie
I have judged this lovely lady before and done her good. She is a wonderful example of the breed, such a typical head and expression, dark eyes with correct almond shape. Correct set of ears, muscular slightly arched neck, refined shoulder placement, excellent topline, correct angulations front and rear, sound movement.

Class 27 Open Bitch
1. Sturrock’s Forfarian Hey Sexy Lady (JW)
Stunning bitch with a most beautiful head and expression, such a sound overall picture! Floating topline, excellent spring of ribs, strong loins, correct croup and tailset. So very clean over neck and shoulders, in excellent condition, moves with style, I wished more enthusiastic on the move in the challenge. Handled to perfection. Res. CC and Best Veteran in Show
2. Box’ Bardonhill Afternoon D’Lite at Fernstart
Such a typical bitch for this very famous kennel, pretty head and expression, very balanced, clean over neck and shoulders, firm topline, correct angulations, excellent coat and condition.


Judge Silke Lohkamp-Sommer

The North East of England Irish Setter Club.

Championship Show Oct 20th 2018.

I would like to thank the committee for inviting me to judge Dogs at their Breed Club Show.
Thankyou to my Two stewards who kept the ring running smoothly, even though we had to wait a couple of times while classes clashed with the Open show.
I would also like to thank the exhibitors for making the extra journey due to a change of venue. On the whole the dogs were presented in wonderful condition, however I did find a few incorrect mouths.
BIS in complete agreement with my co-judge was Sh Ch & Ir Sh Ch Gwendariff Nuts Aboutu Glenavna JW.
RBIS, Gwendariff Unknown Soldier JW.
BPIS, Gwendariff U’Cant Missme
BVIS Sh Ch, Int Sh Ch Fairhaven Louise Mountbatten at Braidmount ( Imp Swe )

Minor Puppy 4 (2 abs )
1st Edwards, Gwendariff U’Cant Missme. This young boy is well balanced for his age. He has a lovely head with kind dark eyes. Good clean topline, which flows down to his well set on tail. Straight front with neat feet, lovely spring of rib for one so young. His coat is the required rich chestnut colour. Moved so soundly and in harmony with his handler. BP
2nd Richardson, Gwendariff I’m Fool Proof. Close up to winner, this boy also has a lovely head with kind dark eyes. Good dark coat, straight front and good rear angulation. Not so positive on the move as 1st.

Puppy. 3 (2abs )
1st Bott, Allen & Morgan, Quensha Back to Basics. Although this boy stood alone, he is worthy of his place. At that in between stage at the moment but still has a Nice balanced head with dark eyes. Long lean neck into well placed shoulders. Lovely dark coat. Moved ok.

Veteran. 4 (3 abs )
1st Cohen, Caispern Lorenzo with Shushana JW. This boy has a gorgeous head with lovely dark eyes. His neck is long , leading into good layback of shoulder. Good clean topline, well sprung ribs with good depth to forechest. Good angulation fore and aft. Coat of good colour and texture. Moved well.

2ND Williamson, Keljaru Lovely Jubbly. Smaller framed boy who has a lovely dark coat. His head is long and lean with kind dark eyes. Strong neck into well laid back shoulders. Clean topline with correct tailset. Good front and rear angulation. Moved well.

Junior. 7 (1 abs )
Lovely class of youngsters all at different stages.
1st Stewart, Gwendariff Weekend Warrior. This boy caught my eye straight away, Lovely dark coat and gleaming condition. He is so well made with a Lovely true Irish balanced head with dark eyes. Neck is firm and strong set onto well laid back shoulders. Topline clean and gently sloping. Good strong front with plenty of forechest. Well sprung ribs. Hindquarters are well muscled which he uses to advantage when on the move.

2nd Russell, Lynwood Hocus Pocus at Settesol. Dog I have admired from the ringside and who was unlucky to meet winner today. He too has a lovely head and eye. Well balanced with clean topline and correct tailset. Deep chest, good angulation front and back. Also in good coat and condition. Moved well.
Yearling.7 (3abs )
1st Russell, Lynwood Hocus Pocus at Settesol. 2nd in Junior.

2nd Bott, Bardonhill Pearly Spencer. When stood this boy really catches your eye. He has a lovely dark full coat. Nice head with dark eyes. Good depth of chest, clean topline. Straight front and strong hindquarters. Not so positive on the move as winner.

Maiden 2 (1abs )
1st Bott, Bardonhill Pearly Spencer.

Novice. 5 (1 abs )
1st Bott, Bardonhill Pearly Spencer.
2nd Dewar, Gwendariff Willy Wont He. This boy was 3rd in strong Junior class. Another from this kennel that has a Lovely head and kind eye. In good coat and rich in colour. Clean topline, good rear angulation. Not so positive on his front movement.

Undergraduate 7 (1 abs )
1st Dewar, Gwendariff Here I Come . Lovely dark coated boy, so well put together. Good head and eye colour. Good front and neat feet, deep chest. Well sprung ribs, clean topline with correct tailset. Good rear angulation which enabled him to move well .

2nd Bott Bardonhill Pearly Spencer.

Graduate 5 (2 abs) Only three in class but all could swap places at any time.
1st Northend, AoibheannesSingle Malt. This boy has a gorgeous balanced head with melting expression. Strong neck into well laid back shoulders. Straight front, deep chest and ribs well sprung. Presented in good coat and condition. Moved well.

2nd Murchison, Pawsword Paperback Writer. A favourite of mine who was unlucky to meet 1 today. Slightly smaller than winner but did not disappoint. His head is long and lean, although I would prefer a slightly deeper muzzle. Well balanced boy in good coat and condition, good front and rear angulation. Moved steadily.

Post Graduate 6 (1 ABS )
1ST Chorley-Newton, Chorley & Flanders, Pawsword Priceless to Kerryfair JW. A real favourite of mine who pushed hard for top honours today. This boy oozes quality with a gentle head and expression. Presented in super coat and condition. Strong front with nice neat feet. Clean topline gently sloping down correct tail set. Well muscled hindquarters which he used to advantage on the move.
2ND Russell , Strathmead Huckleberry of Settesol. Have done well for this boy before and today he still impressed. He has that classical long lean head with kind dark eyes. Presented in good coat and condition. Moves well , just a bit proud of his tail today.

Mid Limit 6 (2 abs )
1st Cohen, Aoibheannes Rough Diamond with Shushana JW Loved this boys head with his wistful expression. Looks a picture standing and did not disappoint when going over him. Long neck into well laid back shoulders, clean topline with correct tailset. Good front and rear angulation. Moved well, could have had a bit more animation.
2ND Heppel, Deevonville Santana Sh Cm. Close up to winner and similar remarks to 1. Prefer head on 1st. Presented in good coat and condition. Good front, well angulated rear. Moved well.

Limit 3
1st Edwards, Gwendariff PS I Love You Bonhomie. This boy is beautifully presented with his rich chestnut coat. On the stack he flows from head to tail. Slightly bigger than I prefer, you have to go over him to appreciate him. A well made boy in good hard condition. Moves with drive.
2nd Riddell, Thendara Chasing Girls around Trunorth Sh Cm. Smaller dog than 1, but another presented in super coat and condition. Long lean head, clean topline. Straight front and good rear angulation. Moves well.

Open 6 (1abs ) A Lovely class.
1st Mclarnon, Sh Ch & Ir Sh Ch Gwendariff Nuts Aboutu Glenavna JW. This boy demands attention. He is so well made, and presented in full bloom and condition. Your hands just flow over him, from his gorgeous head with melting expression down to his well set on tail. He has a strong front with good depth of forechest. Well sprung ribs and firm loin. His well muscled rear enable him to drive effortlessly around the ring. I could watch him move all day. Pleased to award him the CC.
2ND Longbottom & Stewart- Ritchie, Gwendariff Unknown Soldier. A real favourite of mine who looks a picture when standing. This boy has a gorgeous head and dark eye. Neck long and lean leading onto well laid back shoulders. Another boy that flows from head to tail. Good strong front, would prefer tighter feet. Excels in rear quarters which he uses to advantage on the move. Close up to 1. RCC

Beginner. 5
1st Russell, Lynwood Hocus Pocus at Settesol.
2nd Dewar, Gwendariff Here I Come.

Judge Paula Lucas.

North East Of England Irish Setter Club Open Show

21.10.23

I would like to thank the committee for their kind invitation to judge at their well run show. It is such
an honour to be asked to judge a breed club show. Thanks must also go to my efficient steward
Barry. Most of all thanks go to the exhibitors who kindly entered their beautiful dogs. This is truly
meant as this was the weekend of Storm Babet, where the North and Scotland were on the receiving
end. So, without sounding like the Met Office, I will just say thank you so much for your dedication
and for turning out in such appalling conditions. Naturally some absentees were to be expected.
Minor Puppy Dog 2 (2 abs)
Puppy Dog 1
1. Lucas’s Gwendariff Bachelor Boy. 11-month-old well balanced puppy. Has a lovely dark coat.
Appealing head, dark eyes and raised brows. Good bone, neat feet. Moved well. Went on to
be Best Puppy in Show.
Veteran Dog 6 (1 abs)
1. Russell’s Strathmead Huckleberry of Settesoli. 8 years young. Lovely kind expression, with
dark eye and raised brows. Good depth of chest, with good topline and well set on tail. Covered the
ground well. Best Veteran Dog.
2. Murchison’s Pawsword Paperback Writer for Corphin. 7 years young. A dog with a most
handsome look about him. In lovely coat and condition. Just preferred the finished picture of 1.
3. Sharman & Jennings-Sharman’s Kerriemere Indiscreet.
Junior Dog 3 (1 abs)
1. Berry and Morris’s Coppers Midsummer Night’s Dream (IMP SWE) (BA1) A promising
youngster. Lovely head, expression, and kind eye. Well set ears. Lovely neck. Good depth of chest,
nice stifle and neat feet. Kept his handler on her toes but settled well.
2. Bentley’s Penclippin Jubilee Flame JW. Similar age to 1, not quite as advanced, but plenty of
time. Shorter coupled than 1. Dark eyes, well set ears, moved well.
Yearling Dog 4
1. Green’s Glencarron Show Must Go On. This dog gave an overall balanced picture. Good
topline, which he held on the move, with good tail set. Good depth of chest and spring of rib. Well
bent stifles and strong hocks. Moved with drive and well handled.
2. Kolbach’s Kerryfair Zoom In On Pawsword. Smaller than 1 Good coated dog, with a kind
loving expression. Moved well. Has a racy look and is full of enthusiasm.
3. Sheldon’s Bardonhill a Million Ways to Delsanto
Maiden Dog 1 (1 abs)
Novice Dog 1 (1 abs)
Undergrad Dog 0
Graduate Dog 3 (1 abs)
1. Walker’s Gwendariff Ucan’t Touch This JW. Pleasing head and expression with raised brows
and dark eye. Carries a good coat. Moved well with handler
2. Berry, Morris & Fitzmaurice’s Brinara Country Boy. Bigger boy than 1. Possess a good topline,
tail set. With a nice bend of stifle. Not such good coat condition as 1.
Post Graduate Dog. 6 (1 abs)
Two good dogs topped this class.
1. Rutherford-Judge & Prangle’s Clonergerra Touch of Gold. A well balanced dog with a racy
outline. In good coat and condition. Moved with a free flowing driving action.
2. Hemming’s Orlanset Mandolin. Sound dog, no exaggerations. Appealing expression, good
topline held on the move. A little more coat would just be the icing on the cake.
3. McCulloch’s Shenanagin Oh Oh Seven.
Limit Dog 9 (3 abs)
1. Hemming’s Orlanset a New Flame. He has a lovely outline and is well balanced. Good
hindquarters. Moved with drive and purpose. Presented in good coat and condition. Dark eyes and
low set ears. A good all round picture. Res Best Dog.
2. Murchison’s Kerryfair Please Please Me Corphin. In good condition. Head of correct
proportions, with lovely expression, good ear set and dark eyes. Nice depth of chest. Good coat. Just
didn’t seem to settle as well on the move with alternative handler.
3. Boyd-McNeil & Edwards’s Gwendariff Beam Me Up Scotty.
Open Dog 4 (2 abs)
1. Russell’s Sh Ch Lynwood Hocus Pocus at Settesoli. Racy, balanced and full of quality. An
appealing head. Has a good reach of neck, muscular, and sets cleanly into the shoulders. Good
topline and well-set on tail. Good depth of chest and spring of rib. Well bent stifles and strong hocks,
neat feet. Carrying a beautiful coat. Moved well with drive. Best Dog and Best In Show.
2. Davidson’s Bardonhill You Don’t Fool Me. Balanced dog, straight front and good chest depth.
Carrying a good coat, with deep rich chestnut colour. Lovely soft expression. Moved well. Preferred
the overall picture of 1.
Minor Puppy Bitch 3 (1 abs)
Two sisters of 7 months old but quite different at this stage in appearance.
1. Robinson’s Cherrorvale Dream Come True. Sweet head, lovely expression with raised brow and
dark eye. Moved well. More compact and balanced than her litter sister. Best Puppy Bitch
2. Blackshaw & Rowbottom’s Lanstara Cherrorvale Moon Dancer. Not as balanced as 1 at this
stage, but only babies, and lots of growing and changing to do yet. Moved well, and well schooled
for a youngster.
Puppy Bitch 0
Veteran Bitch 3 (2 abs)
1. Stevenson’s Lochlorien True Detective is Andley. A balanced 8 and a half year old lady who
shows herself to advantage. In lovely coat and condition. Beautiful head, feminine expression, with a
small amount of silver giving that distinguished look. Moved with drive and ease to take Best
Veteran In Show.
Junior Bitch 6 (2 abs)
1. Nevitt’s Joaodaws Stargazer. A compact elegant and well balanced little sweetheart. Possess
the sweetest of heads, a melting expression and a face you couldn’t say No too. Moved well. A
feminine young lady in lovely condition.
2. Prangles’s Clonergerra It’s a New Dawn at Heathclare JW. An affectionate girl, just moving into
this classification. Bigger than 1. Well put together young lady, moved well with drive and purpose.
3. Sloane’s Ferasheen Pop the Champers.
Yearling Bitch 3
1. Nevitt’s Joaodaws Stargazer (repeat)
2. Vallences’s Glencarron Second Edition to Corcencone. Another young lady with lots to like
about her. Dark coat, neat feet correct topline. Moved well with drive, and at one with handler.
3. Sloane’s Ferasheen Pop the Champers.
Maiden Bitch 1 (1 abs)
Novice Bitch 3 (2 abs)
1 Sloane’s Ferasheen Pop the Champers. 3rd in Junior & Yearling class. Feminine young lady, with
dark eye, good bend of stifle and a nice overall picture, still only 12 months old.
Undergraduate Bitch 3
1. Nevitt’s Joaodaws Stargazer (repeat)
2. Sloane’s Ferasheen Pop the Champers
3. Bentley’s Penclippin Celtic Asthore
Graduate Bitch 3 (1 abs)
1. Stevenson’s Lochlorien Unforgotten. A good all-round impression from this quality bitch. Sweet
head and expression, firm straight topline gradually sloping down. Well turned stifle and tidy feet.
Moved well.
2. Vallence’s Lynwood Rather Ravishing at Corcencone. Not quite the balance of 1 at this stage,
but still some maturing to be done. Moved well with handler, who moves her dogs well, and was in
demand today.
Postgraduate Bitch 5 (2 abs)
1. Hall’s Harreds Lillie. A lovely balanced quality bitch, not exaggerated in anyway. Everything
seems to just fit. Such a sweet expression, dark eye, raised brows. Good coat and colour. Well
turned stifles and neat and tidy feet. After a little slip, she composed herself and moved well. She
held that composure and moved with style and drive in the challenge to take Best Bitch and Reserve
Best in Show.
2. Box’s Fernstart Hearts’ Delight. A bigger girl than 1. Another lovely lady who presented a good
overall picture. She has substance but is still feminine. Dark eyes, raised brows, well set ears. Moved
well with drive. I just preferred the overall picture of 1.
3. Robinson’s Lanstara Red Dress at Cherrorvale.
Limit Bitch 7 (3 abs)
1. Williamson’s Bluesprings a Kind of Magic at Keljaru. She gives a balanced picture, good head
kind eye, raised brows and a kind intelligent expression. Has a good reach of neck, good depth of
chest and spring of rib. Would just prefer a little more coat. Moved well with reach and drive. Res
Best Bitch
2. Barker’s Danaway Tilly at Flinthill. Another bitch with a good head, correct dark eye raised
brows. Moved well. A close decision with 1.
3. Sharman & Jenning-Sharman’s Kerriemere Red Ribbon.
Open Bitch 1
1. Borthwick’s Lotushill Scotch and Wry. Stood alone. Sweet feminine expression, with good dark
eye and raised brows. Moved well.

Judge: Mrs Stephanie Wood

North East Irish Setter Club

Open Show

23rd October 2022

Sincere thanks to N.E.E.I.S.C committee for the invitation to judge this friendly well run  show, my steward Cath for all her hard work, running  between the rings of both shows to ensure exhibitors didn’t miss classes and keeping my ring running smoothly. To my exhibitors thanks for the lovely entry and allowing me the opportunity to assess your lovely dogs, it was very much appreciated.

DOGS

MPD (3,1)

1st Danks- Kemish – Alofrana Secret Love Agent

Quality 8mth old puppy, head long and lean, expressive dark eye, clean outline, deep chest, well ribbed, good bone with strong quarters, lovely rich dark coat, moved soundly. A bright future I’m sure. BPD BPIS

2nd Green – Glencarron Show must go on

Another nice puppy, pleasing head and expression, good reach to well muscled neck, gentle sloping topline, correct tailset, good angles front and rear, deep chest and well ribbed up, super coat texture, not as settled on the move as one.

PD (8,2)

1st Danks- Kemish – Alofrana Secret Love Affair.

2nd Green – Glencarron Show Must Go On.

3rd Davison – Bardonhill Million Reasons

VD (5,1)

1st Lucas – SH CH Bardonhill Eternal Flame Among Amberlight.

This boy really is at the top of his game, oozed quality, striking balanced outline, long lean balanced head, good stop, expressive eye and low set ears. Super reach of neck, flowing topline and correct tailset, good bend of stifle and short from hock to heel, presented in top condition, moved well, delighted to award him the following VD, BD, BVIS and BIS.

2nd Russell – Strathmead Huckleberry Of Settesoli

Lovely head, correct eye shape and expressive brow, clean outline, strong topline and good width to well muscled quarters, moved ok.

3rd Tupper & Rosie – Staratlanta Elliott.

JD (4,0)

1st  Danks- Kemish – Coppers Welcome To The Party At Alofrana.

Loved this boy for type, well balanced throughout, lovely head, good stop and dark expressive eye, fine shoulders, good slope to topline and strong limbs, moved soundly and with presence.

2nd Walkers – Gwendariff U Can’t Touch This

Heavier built dog of substance, nice head and expression, good front and quarters, lovely rich dark coat, moved well, preferred overall construction and outline of my winner.

3rd Macaulay – Harreds Lachlan At Stylersetts

YD (1,0)

1st Walker – Gwendariff U Can’t Touch This.

MD (1,0)

1st Davison – Bardonhill Million Reasons

3rd in a nice puppy class, well constructed, handsome youngster, good depth of chest and spring of rib, well off for bone, neat feet, presented in lovely coat and condition, moved well.

ND (2,0)

1st Davison – Bardonhill Million Reasons

2nd Lorrimer – Kerrimere Classic Touch

Masculine head, well muscled neck, good front and rear angles, lovely feet, not the outline of my winner.

UGD (1,0)

1st Danks-kemish – Coppers Welcome To The Party At Alofrana

GD (2,0)

1st McCulloch – Shenanigan Oh Oh Seven

This boy possesses a lovely head, correct shaped eye, under a kind expressive brow, good outline, well balanced, standing on nice tight feet, moved well

2nd  Gilks – Sutersett Mr Mistoffelees At Gochmawr

Shorter coupled dog, presented in top condition, well muscled quarters preferred the head of one.

PGD  (5,1)

1st Hughes – Gwendariff Plays The Flute

Eye catching dog, he has a pleasing balanced head, soft expression and good clean outline, so well presented in full coat and excellent condition.

2nd Gisby – Sutersett Rum Tum Tugger

Liked this boy for type, darker in coat which I prefer, lovely head and expression, nice front and rear angles, gentle slope to topline, good tailset, moved well, close decision for top spot.

3rd Cohen – Lynwood Merry May King With Shushana

LD (4,0)

1st Davison – Bardonhill You Don’t Fool Me

Liked this boy very much, lovely head and expression, balanced outline, good depth to chest and well angulated muscled quarters, dark coat, presented well, super feet, best mover.

2nd Murchison – Please Please Me Corphin

Another nice boy for type, clean in outline, nice head, moderate reach of neck, longer in loin, not as positive as one on the move.

3rd Boyce – Forfarians Secret Admirer

OD (5,2) A nice trio

1st Russell – SH CH Lynwood Hocus Pocus At Settesoli JW

Have admired this boy ringside throughout his career, so it was lovely to judge his fine qualities, just loved him for type, balanced handsome head, correct shaped dark expressive eye, balanced outline throughout, strong hindquarters enabling him to move with drive, very worthy of his title, delighted to award him  RBIS

2nd Danks-Kemish – SH CH Alofrana Hotter Than U’Know JW

Another quality dog I have done well for in the past, super outline, handsome head, lovely dark coat, positive sound mover, unlucky to meet my winner on such top form.

3rd Murchison – Pawsword  Paperback Writer At Corphin

BITCHES

MPB (3,0)

1st  Valance – Glencarron Second Edition To Corcencone

Pretty headed baby, well constructed throughout, lovely tight feet, correct stage of development for her months and so well schooled, moved soundly and at ease with her handler. Best mover.

2nd Peters – Corranroo Viennese Waltz

Nice bitch, liked her for type, quite mature for 7 months, well  balanced throughout with good bone, presented well.

3rd Jarvis – Papineau Belle Blooms

PB (2,0)

1st Valance -Lynwood Rather Ravishing At Corcencone

Clean outline, good depth of chest and front assembly, well ribbed, correct tailset, lovely rich dark coat, moved really well.

2nd Hillocks – Jonola Bellini

Very pretty head, loved her expression, flowing topline, good bend of stifle and lovely tight feet, preferred her head to my winner but just not as positive on the move.

VB (3,2)

1st  Stevenson – Lochlorien True Detective Is Andley

This girl stood alone but was very worthy of her placing, a very pleasing outline, balanced head, straight front and good depth to chest, well sprung ribs and muscled quarters enabling her to move with ease.

JB (4,1)

1st Hall – Harreds Lillie

A bitch full of quality, loved her from nose to tail, such a well balanced head, lovely dark expressive eye and low set ears, so well put together, nicest of feet, in lovely coat, moved well when taken at a slower pace.

2nd  Bott – Bardonhill Carry On Cleo

A well developed bitch for her months, pleasing head and outline with a good reach to well muscled neck, not the croup of my winner,  moved well

3rd   Jarvis – Settersay Sapphire

SYB (5,0)

1st  Heather – Sixoaks My Fair Lady

Have admired this young Lady from ringside and she certainly didn’t disappoint, so stylish without exaggeration, such a pretty head, kind expressive dark eye of correct shape, moderate length of neck, well placed shoulders, good depth to chest and well sprung ribs. Presented in top condition with a lovely rich dark coat, sound mover. BB

2nd Hall – Harreds Lillie

3rd  Stevenson – Lochlorien Unforgotten

MB (1,0)

1st  Vallance – Glencarron Second Edition To Corcencone

NB (2,0)

1st  Bott – Bardonhill Carry On Cleo

2nd  Vallance – Lynwood Rather Ravishing At Corcencone

UGB (5,1)

1st  Bott – Bardonhill Carry On Cleo

2nd  Stevenson – Lochlorien Unforgotten

Balanced outline, lovely head and expression, deep chest well ribbed, strong quarters, moved well

GB  (3,1)

1st  Sturrock – Forfarian Tickles Yer Fancy

Two lovely bitches.

Splitting hairs in this class, loved my winner for type, very pretty, striking in outline, super reach of neck leading to fine well placed shoulders, presented well, coat rich and well conditioned, moved soundly with ring presence

2nd  Box – Fernstart Hearts Delight JW

Another quality bitch, close decision, pretty with dark expressive eye, excels in front and rear assembly, short hocks and nice tight feet, moved well and with such pride holding her topline as she went, just felt my winner had the edge today

PGB (3,1)

1st  Watt – Shenanagin Half A Sixpence

Racy bitch of sound construction throughout, good outline, balanced head with kind expression and low set on ears, excellent shoulders, in lovely condition, moved well to take this class

2nd  Robinson – Lanstara Red Dress

Lovely head and expression, well balanced throughout, with good angulation to front and rear, ribs well sprung and neat feet, not the croup of my winner.

LB (9,4)

1st Edwards- Gwendariff It’s Numero Uno At Bonhomie

Pretty headed bitch with dark eye and pleasing expression, super reach of neck, balanced outline, strong firm topline, good angulated quarters and lovely short hocks. Presented in super condition, sound mover. RBB

2nd  Sturrock- Forfarian So Lush JW

Close to one, racy bitch, well balanced throughout, lovely feminine head, good reach of neck and super front assembly, standing on neat feet, presented in good coat, moved out well.

3rd Ostman -Coppers Winter Rose (ATCAV02027SWE)

OB (3,1)

1st  Stevenson- Lochlorien True Detective Is Andley

Winner of VB

2nd Davie- Lochfrae Nina Simone

Lovely head and expression on this girl, low set on ears, moderate length to neck, balanced outline, neatest of feet and super rich dark coat, not quite as positive on the move as my winner today.

Judge  Lynn Williamson (Keljaru)

The North East of England Irish Setter Club Open Show 23rd October 2021

I would like to thank the Committee for inviting me to judge at their Open Show.  Thank you also to Barry Makepiece for singlehandedly keeping everything running smoothly on the day. Some of the hind movement in particular was disappointing and placings were penalised accordingly.

D O G S

MPD  (1)

 1.Sturrock’s Forfarian Dusty Bottoms – He has a long lean head and correct eye shape.  Has good front and angulation fore and aft is good. He has a straight front and deep chest.  Movement was as expected for a baby, when he settles he moves true.  He enjoyed his time in the ring. A real character.

PD ( 4,1abs)

1.Sturrock’s Forfarian Dusty Bottoms – 1st Minor puppy BPD.

 2. Corless Swiftlark Invincible – This dog has a correct shape to his head and a defined stop. He is well off for bone and good angulation. Tight feet. Very erratic on the move but just a puppy so hopefully he will settle. 

3. Scott’s Sixoaks Rocket Man

VD (0)

JD (3,1abs)

1.Richardson’s Gwendariff Tully’s Red Arrows –  A very good head with defined stop and correct eye shape. Well proportioned body and good depth to chest. Good overall shape, very balanced outline.  Moved well.

2. Jones Gwendariff Its Just  A Rumour –  another dog with good head and defined stop. Well proportioned body and good depth to chest. He has good muscle tone and tight feet. Moved well. A close decision.

YD (2)

1.Hemmings Orlanset Mandolin –  This dog has a beautiful head with that quizzical expression and correct eye shape.  His coat was gleaming. He has a good front and depth to chest. Good topline and tail set. Well proportioned body and wide hind quarters.Tight feet. Moved well. 

2. McCulloch’s Shenanagin Oh Oh Seven –  A rangier dog than the winner.  Long lean head with correct planes and  defined stop. His neck flows cleanly into a good topline. Balanced outline with good angulation. Well off for bone. Moved well. Just needs time to mature.

MD (2,1abs)

1.Corless Swiftlark Invincible – 2nd Puppy

ND (2,0abs)

1.McCulloch’s Shenanagin Oh Oh Seven – 2nd Yearling

2. Corless Swiftlark Invincible – 2nd Puppy

UGD (1)

1.Gilks Sutteresett Mr Mistoffelees At Gochmawr – A good head with raised brows and correct eye shape. His topline and tailset are correct. Good depth to his chest. Moved a little close behind.

GD (6,1abs)

1.Murchison’s Kerryfair Please Please Me Corphin –  One I’ve judged previously as a youngster. Full of mischief. He has a beautiful head with correct planes and his eyes are dark and the correct shape.  He has a good front and angulation fore and aft are very good.  Strong quarters which when he steadies on the move allow him to move with drive.

2. Deighton’s Oakdene Schiehallion (ImpBel) –   another with good head and raised brows, correct ear set and clean neck which flows into his correct topline. Good depth to his body and angulation is good. His coat is a beautiful deep colour and plentiful, immaculately presented. Moved well but just tended to raise his tail.

3. Cohen’s Lynwood Merry May King With Shushana

PGD (3,0abs)

1.Holehan-Green’s Loganrish Lets Go Crazy –  Good head shape and well muscled neck flowing into good topline. Good front and depth of chest, enough spring of rib. Moved a little close behind.

2. Hemmings Orlanset A New Flame –  Preferred the head on the winner. He has a good topline and correct tailset. Well off for bone. Good rear angulation.

3. Longbottom & Stewart-Ritchie’s Gwendariff Smart Red Jacket JW    

LD (6,2 abs)

1.Russell’s Lynwood Hocus Pocus At Settesoli –  This dog is very well put together and oozes quality. He has a long lean head with correct eye shape. His well muscled neck flows into his correct topline. Wide quarters which were well muscled. A good front, deep brisket and spring of ribs. Angulation fore and aft were correct and free from exaggeration.  Moved with drive. RBD

2. Hart’s Gwendariff In The Limelight With Gilliegrae JW ShCm –  a smaller made dog than the winner but nevertheless he possesses a balanced outline with good angulation. His neck flows into his topline and his tailset is correct.  He moved well

3. McNeil & Boyd-McNeil’s Gwendariff Gonna Go For Gold At Glennlokhen  

OD (3,0abs)

1.Lucas ShCh Bardonhill Eternal Flame Among Amberlight JW – Immaculately presented. He has a beautiful head with correct planes and raised brows, his eyes are dark and correct in shape. His neck is well muscled and flows into his correct topline, his tailset is correct.  He has the best of fronts and a deep chest.  His angulation fore and aft is correct and his outline is balanced.  His quarters are well muscled. He drives round the ring and from all angles he is co-ordinated, a pleasure to watch.  BD & BIS

2. Russell’s Strathmead Huckleberry Of Settesoli –  he has good head shape and correct ear set. Balanced in outline and well off for bone. He has a straight front. In good coat.  He needs to settle on the move.

3. Corless Swiftlark First Knight

B I T C H E S

MPB  (3,1WD)

1.Chorley-Newton,Chorley & Flinders Kerryfair Different Wave –   she is very balanced and has a good topline and correct tail set. Good angulation. A straight front, deep chest and a good spring of ribs. A pretty baby. Nice tight feet. Moved well.

2. Kassube & French’s Twoacres Chocolate Delight – she is refined in skull and has correct eye shape.  Good angulation. Today she was carrying a little too much weight and was not so steady on the move.

PB (4,2abs)

1.Corless Swiftlark Illustrious –  Her head is long and lean with correct shaped eyes and raised brows. Her topline is correct and her tail is well set on.  She has a balanced outline and is well off for bone. She moved well. BPB & BPIS 

2.Heather’s Sixoaks My Fair Lady –  She has a balanced outline and a good front. She has a lovely expression. The winner moved better on the day.

VB (4,2abs)

1.Blackshaw’s Lanstara Spring Star JW –  She has a good head with raised brow. Her well arched neck flows into a correct topline. She has a straight front and her angulation is good with no exaggeration. She moved well using her tail throughout.  BVB & BVIS

2. Stevenson’s Lochlorien Scully Foxes Andley ShCm –  Her head planes are correct and she has a defined stop.  A balanced outline with good angulation and deep chest. She moved well.

JB (3,2abs)

1.Armitage’s Gwendariff Phantastic Phanny – Pretty girl with lovely expressive eyes. Good rear angulation. Well off for bone and has lovely tight feet.  Slightly overweight which may have affected her movement today.

YB (9,4abs)

1.Watt’s Shenanagin Half A Sixpence –  Her head is long and lean with good stop and quizzical expression. She has a good topline and correct tailset. She has a good front with deep brisket. Her spring of ribs is good. She moved well. 

2.Williamson’s Blue Springs A Kind of Magic At Keljaru – Her head shape is correct with raised brows and a gentle expression. She has a balanced outline and a good front, deep chest and good spring of ribs. Moved well. 

3. Sturrock’s Forfarian Tickles Yer Fancy

MB (2,1abs)

1.Corless Swiftlark Illustrious – 1st Puppy

NB (4,1abs)

1.Watt’s Shenanagin Half A Sixpence  – 1st Yearling

2.Corless Swiftlark Illustrious – 1st Puppy  

3.Heather’s Sixoaks My Fair Lady – 2nd Puppy

UGB (2,1abs)

1.Watt’s Shenanagin Half A Sixpence – 1st Yearling

GB (6,1abs)

1.Blackshaw’s Lanstara Ruby Slippers –  Her head is refined. She has good fore chest and deep brisket. Her topline is correct and angulation is good. She moved well. 

2.Bridgwater & Green’s Brigella’s Don’t Push It –  Pretty girl with raised brows and correct eye shape.  Good topline and correct tailset. Good spring of ribs and deep chest. Preferred the front of the winner. Her movement was true behind.

3.Robinson Lanstara Red Dress

PGB (7,2abs)

1.Kennedy-Sloane’s Twoacres Destiny – Pretty girl  with good finish to stop and refined in skull. Good topline which she held on the move.  Good muscle tone. She is balanced in outline and has good angulation. Good forechest and deep brisket. A straight front and well sprung ribs. She moved well.

2.Sturrock’s Soo Lush – Her head is refined and she has a quizzical expression. Her well arched neck flows into a good topline and correct tailset. She has tight feet and is well off for bone. She moved well.    

3.Richardson’s Brabrook True Violet For Montgreenan JW

LB (5,2abs)

1.Bridgwater’s Blazing Bronze Eye Candy (ImpNLD) –   Very feminine head with raised brows and dark eyes which are the correct shape. Correct ear set.  Well angulated fore and aft without exaggeration. She has a deep chest and good spring of ribs.  She moved round the ring with her tail lashing. RBB

2. Stevenson’s Lochlorien True Detective is Andley –  Good head planes with raised brows and correct eye shape. Good topline and correct tail set. Well off for bone and nice tight feet. She moved well.

3.Sloane’s Ferasheen Jindea

OB (2,1abs)

1.McNeil & Boyd-McNeil’s Glennlokhen Deveron –  She has a pretty head with raised brows and good eye shape. Her well arched neck flowed cleanly into a correct topline and good tailset. Good angulation fore and aft. Straight front and good forechest. She has a good spring of ribs . Her tail never stopped when standing and on the move. Moved with reach and drive.  BB & RBIS & BOS

Judge Christine Borthwick

 

NEEISC Open Show 2019

Many thanks to the exhibitors who showed under me although I had been called in as a
substitute judge and to my stewards who had the difficult job of watching for exhibitors as
several classes clashed with those of the championship show .
My young winners had the shape ,confirmation and moved correctly .

Dogs

Minor Puppy 4 (1)
1 Bott Bardonhill Its Oh So Quiet
8mth strongly made boy . Ample bone v sturdy . Correct head planes and earset ,
Great rib,well bent stifle,dark lush coat .
2 Jarvis LowdonToo Darn Hot
7mth lighter build, finer in head elegant in outline when he eventually relaxed
3 Gisby Suttersett RumTum Tugger

Puppy
Repeat of minor puppy

Veteran 3
1 Vallance Lynwood His Grace of Corcencone
7 yr old balanced boy.Correct top line just the gentle slope flowing to well
set on tail,strong quarters which gave him drive.Best Veteran
2 Cohen Caispern Lorenzo with Shushana JW
8 yr old. Longer cast than one, in good coat and moved ok
3 Mohan Anlory Keltic Legend

Junior 6
1 Davis Grayrigge Mystral Wind with Alanasett JW
No exaggerations v good shape, low set ears,clean neck,flowing from top of
head to tip of tail. He is a strong sound boy with the beginnings of a good coat . I
will watch with interest how he finishes . I made him Best Dog for his overall
balance and steady sound movement .
2 Gratton Bardonhill Don’t Stop Me Now
Settled down for his next class but was a fidget in this so didn’t show himself off
lost out to first in outline .
3 Sturrock Forfarian Bang Tidy

Yearling 4(1)
1 Gratton Bardonhill Don’t Stop Me Now
Much more together in this class .Ample rib,depth and coat .
2 Lees Leesett Orchard Romance
A heavier boy all through but with a pleasing head and moved ok
3 Hughes Gwendariff U R Going Places

Maiden 1
1 Bott Bardonhill Its Oh So quiet
Novice 2 (1)
1 Bott Bardonhill Its Oh So Quiet

Undergraduate No Entries

Graduate 2 (1)
1 Collins Lotushill Lionheart
V pleasing expression, correct depth of chest,coat is in good condition but could
be improved with more trimming

Post Graduate 9 (5)
1 Murchinson Pawsword Paperback Writer
Ive always liked this boy, rugged looking with a good outline,ample depth,
and spring of rib, he is well angulated, moved correctly but without the animation
I’ve seen of him in the past .
2 Russell Lynwood Hocus Pocus at Setersoll
Correct head planes with well set on ears, another outline that fits the standard, good
angulation and moved ok
3 Boyce Forfarian Secret Admirer

Limit 5
1 Greenan Anlory Aidan JW
A v sound boy,muscular arched neck,well placed shoulder,straight front,strong
legs with ample bone,deep chest,well ribbed back,good colour and coat .
2 Russell Strathmead Huckleberry at Setersoll
Typical Irish,fits the bill in most departments, moved ok
3. Cohen Aoibheannes Rough Diamond with Shushana JW

Open 2
1 Tupper Staratlanta Elliott
Dark rich coat and lots of it ,low set ears,good front ,ample depth and rib ,
Defined stifles, moved ok
2 Glasper Eusnit Action Master at Denetop
Soft wistful expression but carried too much weight which was detrimental to his
shape .

Bitches

Minor puppy 8(1)
1 Box Fernstart Angels Kiss
8mth correct coat,balanced and elegant with a well angulated
front and sloping topline which she held on the move,just right for her age
2 Bott Bardonhill Barbie girl
8mth with a v appealing expression, oval skull with low set ears,well off for
bone,correct angulation just rolled a bit on the move
3 Bridgewater Bridgellas Don’t Push It

Puppy 5
1 Humphrey Alofrana Miss Daisy at Heneleas
11 mths loved her outline which flowed as she moved around the ring covering the
ground with ease for one so young,attractive head of correct proportions ,
had a naughty glint in her eye,clean neck,straight front ,well ribbed back ,
sturdy quarters. Best Puppy
2 Bott Bardonhill Barbie Girl
3 Borthwick Lotushill Scotch and Wry
Veteran 3(1)
1 Borthwick Northamber Runs Riot to Lotushill
2 Stevenson Lochlorien Scully Foxes Andley
Two lovely girls who seemed to be enjoying their day. Both had appealing heads ,
Sound throughout couldn’t divide on movement but just preferred slightly the
topline of the first

Junior 3(1)
1 Sturrock Forfarian Soo Lush Best of Breed
2 Chorley Newton Kerryfair Foxy Forever

I just loved them both and wish they were mine. There was nothing exaggerated
about them, everything just fit . If you read the breed standard these two
are reflected in it in so many ways. This showed as they moved around the ring
with the drive that several older dogs did not have.On the day I just couldn’t go past
soft eye and expression of first . Both handled to perfection . Well done girls

Yearling 3(1)
1 Kassube Twoacres Fantasy
A balanced racy bitch,dark rich coat, clean in skull with parallel planes, ears held
low, ample depth of body with elbows free and well let down . Moved well
2 Robinson Lanstara Red Dress
Well put together and moved covering the ground .

Maiden 3(1)
1 Botts Bardonhill Barbie Girl
2 Borthwick Lotushill Scotch Wry

Novice 3(2)
1 Botts Bardonhill Barbie Girl
Undergraduate 1
1 Kassube Twoacres Fantasy

Graduate 4(3)
1 Borthwick Lotushill Katsura
In good coat and condition,had depth and kept her top line on the move which
showed off her well bent stifle and straight hock so gave her drive . Super finish
to foreface oval head shape with low held ear .

Post Graduate 6(3)
1 Davie Lochfrae Nina Simone
A pleasure to go over this girl,flowing topline which she held,nothing about her is
exaggerated,she has a v sweet wistful expression which I find is lacking in so
so many,well defined head correct finish to flew,clean in neck ,good straight
front, well developed rear quarters, now needs the coat to finish .
2 Whitehead Gwendariff Gona Win Some
Not as together as my winner but well handled
3 Jarvis Lowdon Sleepy Time

Limit 5(1)

1 Hall Harreds Hetty
The more I went over her the more I found I admired her body properties,
I felt she needed to be kept on her toes as occasionally
relaxed too much into her front, deep in chest with spring of rib, another flowing
topline to correct tailset, beautifull sweep of stifle and short from hock to floor
moved away with drive,coat was dark and thick and wasnt in so much
abundance that it could detract from her outline
2 Hinslea Gwendariff Guess Whos Coming to Northamber
Has elegance and shows nothing in exaggeration and moved well
3 Naylor Anlory Corbieres

Open 3
1 Sturrock SH Ch Forfarian Hey Sexy Lady
One I always admired. A very refined racy girl,long lean head,low set ears with
raised brow, muscular neck, good rib,strong quarters,just didn’t hold her topline
and move as I know she can
2 Stevensons Lochlorien True Detective Is Andley
Unfortunate to meet 1 . Nothing out of place I just preferred the overall elegance of
the winner
3 Kassube Twoacres Fantasy

Judge Joan Northend