2016 31 Class Championship Show
Sponsored by Gilbertson & Page
THE SEVERN HALL, Three Counties Showground, Malvern, Worcs. WR13 6NW
SUNDAY 17th APRIL 2016
Judges: Dogs – Mrs. K. Richardson (Carlequin)
Bitches – Mr. R. Blomme (Norcroft)
Referee – Mr. J. Vant (Barleydale)
Best in Show Milligan-Bott & Bott's Sh Ch Thendara Pot Noodle JW
Reserve Best is Show and Best Bitch Morriss-Begg's Thendara Chasing Boys to Sumaric
Best Veteran Waterton's Sh Ch Lynwood Kissed by an Angel at Sandstream JW SHCM
and Best Puppy Bott's Gwendariff D'ya Know My Name By Bardonhill
SUNDAY 17TH APRIL 2016
A big thank you to the committee of the ISCW for inviting me to judge dogs at their
prestigious Championship Show, it was such an honour. The committee worked so hard,
as did my stewards, and the show ran very smoothly. A big thank you to the exhibitors
for a quality entry & for the wonderful sporting atmosphere & generous applause around
the ring. I thoroughly enjoyed my day & feel the dogs have improved tremendously in
quality & the presentation and handling skills have gone up to another level, a credit to
PUPPY DOG (11)
1. BOTT’S GWENDARIFF D’YA KNOW MY NAME BY BARDONHILL - Just loved
this baby, he stood out in this lovely class of promising puppies. Such a well
proportioned & balanced youngster, oozing quality & substance. The most
adorable head, kind dark eye, a gentle expression, raised brow & low ear set.
Lovely reach of neck, clean set into well laid shoulders, straight front, super
length of back & well sprung rib. Good rear angulation, short hocks & small tight
feet. Moved well with super tail action. BEST PUPPY DOG & In agreement with
my Co Judge -BEST PUPPY IN SHOW
2. STOCKTON’S GWENDARIFF DR PEPPER AT KESPAS - Litter brother to 1 - Not
quite the confidence of 1. but another beautiful head with oval skull, expressive
eyes & well defined stop. Super bone, firm top line with lovely front & rear
angulation. Super thick dark coat. Moved well.
3. MILLIGAN-BOTT & BOTT’S THENDARA TICK TOCKVETERAN DOG (6)
1. HOGARTH’S SH.CH AVACET SNOWDRIFT - A worthy Champion presented in
super coat & condition with such a handsome masculine head, not overdone in
any way, a melting expression from his beautiful dark eyes. A muscular neck
leading into well laid shoulders, plenty of fore chest & well sprung deep ribs. A
flowing topline, strong loin & wide powerful hindquarters. Moved with power &
2. EDWARDS SH.CH. GWENDARIFF ROCKIN ROBIN JW - Another super boy,
beautifully balanced head, dark expressive eyes. A long lean & muscular neck,
correct layback of shoulder & the deepest of chests. He has such a striking
outline. A gently flowing topline & super bend of stifle.
3. CHILDS LYRASETT DISCOVERY
JUNIOR DOG (9)
1. GRATTON’S BARDONHILL SNOW WOLF - Three very promising youngsters
headed this class, with little to choose between them. Well balanced head
developing beautifully with a soft expression, raised brow & dark eye. Good
body proportions, strong bone, well angulated front & rear with neat feet & a
lovely outline. Moved well with driving action.
2. CIECHONSKA’S AOIBHEANNE’S SPOILT F’CHOICE- Another beautifully
balanced head with a melting expression. A striking outline & super angulation,
he has many similar qualities to 1 but just needs to settle on the move.
3. LUCAS’ BARDONHILL ETERNAL FLAME AMONG AMBERLIGHT -YEARLING DOG (10)
1. EDWARDS’ GWENDARIFF PS I LOVE YOU - A striking dog with such a clean
outline. A masculine head, developing nicely, long & lean with oval skull. Well
built throughout with good depth, strong loin, wide & well muscled quarters. A
firm topline which he kept when moving. Strong well muscled quarters.
2. LUCAS’ HARREDS HASSLE WITH AMBERLIGHT JW - Appealing masculine
head maturing nicely with kind dark eye & raised brow. Well balanced overall,
just needs to fill his frame, which will come with maturity. Moved well.
3. GARDINER’S HARREDS HARLIE OF BLAYSDELL
MAIDEN DOG (7)
1. BOTT’S GWENDARIFF D’YA KNOW MY NAME BY BARDONHILL
2. GRATTON’S BARDONHILL SNOW WOLF -
3. STOCKTON’S GWENDARIFF DR PEPPER AT KESPAS
NOVICE DOG (10)
1. BOTT’S GWENDARIFF D’YA KNOW MY NAME BY BARDONHILL
2. GRATTON’S BARDONHILL SNOW WOLF -
3. STOCKTON’S GWENDARIFF DR PEPPER AT KESPAS
UNDER GRADUATE DOG (9)
1. GRATTON’S BARDONHILL SNOW WOLF -
2. PARTRIDGE’S KERRYDOWN NIGHT HAWK -A well chiselled handsome head
with soft expression. A sound & honest dog with a lovely outline. Moved well
but would prefer more drive & power.
3. ROBERTS & CORMACK’S SANGARAH SHARED ROMANCE WITH
POLMENNOR (IMP HUN)
GRADUATE DOG (10)
1. WILLIS’S GWENDARIFF THYME BOMB AT JACWILINS JW - A masculine
head, developing well. Loved his outline & his gently flowing topline, good reach
of neck leading into well laid shoulders. Strong loin & wide powerful quarters.
Correct over the croup with a super tail set. Moved well with drive & power.
2. MUIR’S ROMARNE TAITTINGER JW - Loved his head with kind dark eye &
raised brow. Straight front, good depth of chest & well ribbed. Good rear
angulation with short strong hocks. Moved well. Just preferred the topline of 1.
3. ROWBOTTOM’S LANSTARA SPRING MOON
POST GRADUATE DOG (12)
1. HOGARTH’S REDCLYST FLASH AT HALINGSWOOD JW - A super class of up
& coming youngsters. Beautifully presented with a super outline. His handsome
appealing head reminded me of his sire, with the same gentle expression & the
typical Irish glint in his eyes. Beautiful neck & well angulated shoulders with
good length of upper arm. Straight front & elbows held close to body. A clean
gently flowing topline with a firm loin & well angulated rear quarters. Sound
2. PRANGLE’S HEATHCLARE OLD GLORY JW ShCM Another well constructed &
beautifully presented young dog at the correct stage of development. He has a
well proportioned masculine head & a kind dark eye. A good reach of neck
cleanly flowing into well laid shoulders. A firm topline, super front & rear
angulation. He strode out well with enthusiasm & drive.
3. WILKINS’ MARGRETSWOODS GOBSTOPPER JW ShCM
MID LIMIT DOG (9)
1. MILLIGAN-BOTT & BOTT’S THENDARA COMMITMENT JW - An extremely well
presented handsome boy with excellent head planes, kind dark eye. A striking
outline. Well made throughout. Plenty of depth to body with well sprung ribs.
Firm topline & strong loin. Good over the croup with a well set tail. Although
quite a handful, his handler definitely managed to get the best out of him & he
moved well covering the ground with ease.
2. LUCAS’ SHANDWICK MAGIC MOMENTS VIA AMBERLIGHT - Masculine head
with good finish to fore face, gentle expression & raised brow. Well bodied &
balanced throughout. Moved well, just needs a little more coat to finish.
3. EDWARDS’ GWENDARIFF THE PINK PANTHER
LIMIT DOG ( 13)
1. MITCHELL’S AMBLIN’S SWEET WILLIAM - A super class of stunning dogs, I
was spoilt for choice. Hair splitting decision between 1 & 2, but this dog caught
my eye in the initial line up & I was not disappointed when I went over him.
Loved the shape of his well constructed, masculine head. Excellent body
proportions, built on clean lines, with good bone, substance & muscle tone.
Well developed forechest, super angulations front & rear, strong loin, with a
flowing topline. He had the best of feet with well arched toes & was shown in
superb coat & condition. Stylish movement with good forward reach & plenty of
drive from behind.
2. STURROCK’S FORFARIAN I’M SEXY AN I KNOW IT JW - Another stylish, racy,
well made dog full of quality, with a gorgeous head & gentle expressive eyes.
Loved his beautiful outline. Muscular neck leading into well placed shoulders,
good depth to chest, well ribbed with a firm loin. Beautifully angled quarters
with good muscle tone. Just felt 1 held his topline a little better on the move.
3. MUGFORD’S LYNWOOD LARK IN THE DARK JW
OPEN DOG (5)
1. MILLIGAN-BOTT & BOTT’S SH.CH. THENDARA POT NOODLE JW - He is by
far the best dog I have ever had the pleasure of laying my hands on. You can
just feel the quality as you run your hands over him. In my opinion, he is the
Epitome of an Irish Setter, Racy, Balanced & Proportionate. He was presented &
handled to perfection, he even smelt divine! A beautifully refined masculine
head, dark eye with a melting expression. Good reach of neck leading into
correct shoulder placement, excellent front construction, super depth of chest.
Moved beautifully, with such style, head held high, driving from the rear & super
tail action. CC & in agreement with my Co Judge BEST IN SHOW.
2. CROCKER’S SH.CH. COPPER’S WAR OF ROSES - I admired him as a puppy
& he has matured into a truly stunning dog with a superb temperament. The
most exquisite head, plenty of work, dark eyes with a soft, melting, expression.
Incredibly Striking in outline, with superb conformation, excels in front
construction with a well developed forechest,& wide powerful muscular
hindquarters. Excellent presentation & a fabulous gleaming coat with free
flowing driving movement. He is an outstanding Champion & a credit to the
breed. - Delighted to award him the RES CC.
3. STOCKTON’S SH CH GWENDARIFF DR PEPPER AT KESPASSPECIAL BEGINNERS DOG (3)
1. HOSKINS’ SANDSTREAM JUST A BREEZE - A well proportioned young dog,
placed reserve in Undergraduate. A handsome masculine head, developing
well, pleasing in outline.
2. CORLESS’ SWIFTLARK FIRST KNIGHT - Pleasing head & outline, but needs to
body up & hopefully this will come with time.
ALAN VANDERBILT MEMORIAL OPEN CLASS FOR MEMBERS DOG (3)
1. COHEN’S CAISPERN LORENZO WITH SHUSHANA JW ShCM - Loved the
masculine, well chiselled head on this mature boy. Well balanced overall with
good depth & in super coat.
2. STOCKTON’S SH CH GWENDARIFF DR PEPPER AT KESPAS- Handsome
head, long muscular neck, deep chested with clean outline. Free flowing
SETTER CLUB OF WALES
R. Blomme (Norcroft, Belgium)
very sincere thanks goes to the Committee of the Irish Setter Club of Wales for
having invited me to judge bitches on their Championship show. The show was very
well run together with the Open show in the beautiful Severn hall at Three
Counties Showground, large rings and a lot of light coming inside giving it all
a very pleasant atmosphere. Everything well organized and with the help of my
very talented ringstewards judging went on smoothly. Atmosphere and excellent
sportsmanship which all day has been very good around the rings with lots of
sporting applause. I was very pleased with my entry and truly wish to express my
sincere thanks to the exhibitors for having entered their girls under me. Due to
the type of the floor rubber mats were layed out on which the dogs were moved.
As I really like them to go around the whole ring to show their movement
exhibitors could therefore not stand on the mats with their dogs and were asked
to stand at both ends of the ring. I was also asked to stand the dogs on the
other and opposite side of the ring but as this was going to be against the
incoming light and dogs would have been standing in their own shadows I
preferred to keep them the other side. Sorry if this caused some inconvenience.
PUPPY CLASS 6 (0)
- 137 - S. Morris-Begg, S.A. Morris-Beg and D. Milligan-Bott’s SUSIE SNAPSHOT
BY THENDARA. A very elegant, feminine and racy bitch puppy. She has a very nice
feminine head and expression, long and lean. She has a nice body needing time to
mature but for sure will grow up very well. Nice reach of neck. Good
angulations, could perhaps at this moment have
the forehand a little more under the body but she is in a growing and changing
stage now, as also is her puppy coat. Excellent bone and feet. Moving well and
sound, just could show a little more temperament. Loved her overall style.
– 141 – Naylor & Morrison’s ANLORY AMELIA. Another type to winner,
more compact. Strongly made all over with excellent bone. Very nice body and
really well angulated. A sound mover with nice and correct coat. Prefer a little
more length in head.
CLASS 7 (0)
- 167 - Russell’s MELMARA GEORGIA. A nice type of bitch, with excellent body
and angulations and moving well. She has a nice coat structure. Perhaps she
could be a little more feminine in head for me.
-141 – Naylor & Morrison’s ANLORY AMELIA
CLASS 10 (3)
– 197 – Waterton’s SH CH LYNWOOD KISSED BY AN ANGEL.
Still love this bitch. Very stylish, elegant and racy with good length of
legs. A very nice type overall. Shown in very good muscle condition. She has a
great feminine head and expression. Excellent neck with gently sloping topline
to correct set tail. Excellent body, hind angulations and nicely bend and length
of upperarm coming from a well laid back shoulder, good bone and feet. She moved
well with correct tail action. Perhaps she could have just a little better coat
structure today. She later became Best Veteran in show.
– 29 – Brady’s REDDINS FROLIC AMONG AMBERLIGHT. A little stronger type of
bitch. Very nicely balanced overall on good legs. Could be a little more
feminine in head for me. She has an excellent body and topline. Nice bone and
angulations. Very nice and correct coat structure. Strong mover.
BITCH 11 (1) (1 withdrawn)
– 46 - Ciechonska’s AOIBHEANNE’S SAY NO MORE. What a very nice little
bitch. Very lovely type and correct balance. Nice feminine head. Very strong
topline, gently sloping to nice and correct tailset. Excellent neck. Excellent
forechest, ribs and body. Excellent bone and angulations. Very correct coat
structure and colour. Moving very well, sound and correct. For me she may grow a
little bit more but does not really matter to me, it was nice to see her again
in the bitch line up at the end.
– 95 - Holley’s WYNJILL LOVE HEART. Nice sized bitch on good length of legs,
well made overall. Nice feminine head. Correct topline and tailset. Excellent
angulations and body but would prefer a little more forechest. She is moving
CLASS 13 (2)
– 142 - Naylor and Morrison’s ANLORY CORBIERES JW. Very stylish and Irish.
Racy overall with good strong gently sloping topline. Head for me could be a
little more feminine. Excellent body, bone and feet. Nice correct coat structure
and deep shining colour. Moving with good power and drive and good tail action
but with just a little too much temperament today spoiling her front movement.
– 139 - Mugford’s SANGARAH SKYLINE OVER LYNWOOD (imp Hun). A nice and
attractive bitch with a pleasing head and expression. Excellent body,
angulations, bone and feet. She has a good neck to a strong topline and good
tailset. Nice coat structure and colour. Moving well. Would like to see a little
more length in legs.
BITCH 8 (2)
– 167 – Russell’s MELMARA GEORGIA
– 95 – Holley’s WYNJILL LOVE HEART
BITCH 9 (5)
– 95 - Holley’s WYNJILL LOVE HEART
– 88 – Hadfield’s MARZANNE
BITCH 9 (3)
– 201 - Wilkins’ MARGRETSWOOD DOLLY MIXTURE. She is a lovey type, elegant
and racy and on very good length of legs. Lovely long and lean feminine head and
expression. Excellent body and forechest. Nice neck but could flow better over
the shoulder towards the topline. Excellent bone and feet. Very nice and correct
coat. Would have liked to see more attitude, power and drive on the move and
showing herself better off.
– 164 – Roffey’s ARAKI COZ I’M HAPPY. Well made and strong bitch. But I
prefer a better balance in head and should be more feminine in shape. She needs
much softer eye and expression. She is well made in body overall with good
angulations, bone and feet. She moved well and sound but was really not in best
colour and coat structure. Although she moved better I went for the first,
showing more feminine type, better head and expression and coat.
BITCH 13 (3)
– 17 – Blackshaw’s LANSTARA SPRING
– 170 – Rutherford, Judge and Lippett’s CLONAGEERA LOVE IS
GRADUATE BITCH 12 (1)
– 84 – Gisby’s G & T SUTERESETT ONCE UPON A DREAM. What a stylish
bitch. Very racy and elegant overall, excellent balance, so very Irish with that
gently sloping but very strong and firm topline from excellent neck to excellent
set of tail. She showed herself very well today. She stands firm and strong on
legs of excellent length. I loved the correct structure of her coat with a nice
deep shining colour, just needs to grow a little more featherings. Nice length
of head, perhaps could be a little more feminine in expression. Excellent ribs,
forechest, bone and angulations with an excellent lay-back and length of
upperarm. She moved well and sound, using legs well with good tail action, only
could have a little more temperament. She was my reserve bitch CC.
– 155 – Powis’ AMBERWAVE FEATHER JW. Liked this bitch. She is very well
made, with a nice head long lean head and soft expression. Elegant type.
Excellent body and forechest, bone and angulations. Good length on the legs.
Nice gently sloping topline from neck over excellent shoulders to correct
tailset. Nice correct coat structure. A correct and sound mover. Just found
first a little racier.
LIMIT BITCH 7 (1)
- 16 – Berry & Morris’ BRINARA VANITY FAIR JW. A nice but more
compact type of bitch, she is very racy and Irish with a correct strong topline.
Excellent balance and body with good forechest. She has a feminine head but for
me she could be softer in expression. Excellent angulations with good bone and
feet. She has a correct coat structure and colour. Moving well with good drive.
– 21 – Bott’s BARDONHILL GUILTY PLEASURE. Another nice bitch, more compact
in type but on good length of legs compared to body. Excellent feminine head and
expression. Excellent body, ribs, bone and feet. Nice coat structure and colour.
She could be more regular front and rear on the move.
CLASS BITCH 17 (5)
– 136 – S & S.A. Morriss-Begg’s THENDARA CHASING BOYS TO SUMARIC. What
a very nice bitch looking very well today. An excellent type showing an overall
excellent balance. Excellent feminine long and lean head and expression.
Excellent strong and deep body, well sprung ribs and nice forechest, strong
loins. She is standing strong and firm on legs of excellent length giving a very
nice gently sloping topline from nice neck over a straight strong back towards a
correct set tail and correct croupe. In no points overdone, neither in
angulations. Well angulated front and rear with excellent shoulder and correct
lay-back of upperarm of correct length. She has a nice correct coat structure
feeling correct and silky on the touch and good colour as well. She moves very
well, sound and using legs the correct way. She showed herself, head high and
stylish. She became my bitch CC winner and reserve best of breed.
– 85 – Gracie’s CLONAGEERA
CLASS BITCH 10 (5) (1 whitdrawn)
– 104 - Hunter & Brown’s SH CH
– 102 – Humphreys SH CH HENALEAS CARRY ON FLIRTING JW. Another so nice type
of bitch. Nice feminine head and expression. Well made and strong body with nice
angulations, bone and feet. She has a correct coat structure and nice colour.
Would prefer the front a little closer and the elbows closer to the body. She
has a strong movement with good temperament and tail action, but preferred front
movement of first.
BEGINNERS BITCH 7 (2)
– 108 – Jones’ GWENDARIFF NUTMEG. An overall nice bitch of excellent type.
Good body, angulations and bone. She has a correct coat and was moving well.
Just preferred her to be a little more feminine in head.
– 53 – Corless’ SWIFTLARK FIRST EDITION. A lovely bitch of a good type. A
nice feminine head. Good body. She needs more angulations in her front. Could be
stronger, more drive and more regular on the move.
VANDERBILT OPEN CLASS FOR MEMBERS 3 (2)
– 89 – Hall’s CURROWHILL TICKLE PINK WITH GLENNARA JW SH CM (IKC).
She is a very nice type of bitch, elegant and feminine. A nice feminine
head with nice expression. Excellent body, maybe a little long. Excellent coat
condition. Nice angulations, bone and feet. Unfortunately she did not show
herself well today, neither on the move, not moving strong behind and rather
narrow, she also did not use her tail, holding it low. What a pity.
IRISH SETTER CLUB OF WALES
1 Broadgate A very good pair. Similar in head coat and body. Moved really well together and coming back towards me on the mat were absolutely synchronised even down to movement of the coat. Well worth their first place
2 Fox Had very similar heads which I liked of a different type to the winners did not move as well together. This I feel was due to the age difference
3 Corless Did not move as well together and not the same amount of weight so did not match as well
1 Ruby Boutell
2 Georgina Pilkington
Both of these two young ladies are very promising. They both struggled due to the size of the dogs in relation to them when standing, but moved well appreciated when I was looking at them and stood their dogs well. Ruby anticipated when her dog was about to move and controlled this well this was what gave her the edge. I am sure that she will continue the family tradition in handling