Gordon Setter Club – 4th October 2014
honour to be invited to judge these special classes. Thank you to the
Club for giving me this opportunity and then a special thank you to the
exhibitors for a wonderful entry of 21 over the 3 classes.
Boxall’s Laurelhach Encrypt.
6mth D. A lovely
young man who scores well in all departments. Lovely head of
good proportions with a dark eye giving a pleasing expression.
Well made fore and aft. Flowing lines from neck through level
topline to slight slope at the croup. Deep chest with good
forechest and depth through the loin. Good amount of bone and
nice feet. Best mover too, true coming and going with a steady
gait for one so young.
Ashton’s Yennadon Renaissance with Gadieburn.
9mth D. Still very
much a baby. Pleasing head and dark eye. Nice outline when he
wants to cooperate and stand properly. Well made fore and aft
with level topline and good tailset. Not as steady on the move
as the winner.
Marsh’s Kilnrae Pot Pourri
Res Mappin’s Bryerdale Texas Star
VHC Halliday’s Yennadon Ress
Bryant’s Muckypups D’Artagnan JW.
Liked this boy for
his balanced outline and head, not too broad and of good depth
with a nice dark eye. Good front and rear angles with a lovely
deep chest. Flowed round the ring with good topline and tail
carriage. True coming and going.
Sandiford’s Benbuie Rock on To Hernwood JW.
More upstanding than
1 but with a masculine head of good proportions. Well made
forequarters with good depth of chest, forechest, good bone and
feet. I would have liked less tuck up and a better turn of
stifle. Moves out well in profile and behind but needs to
tighten in front.
lovely class, thank you.
Ford’s Sh Ch Liric Special Fanfare with Shillay (AI) JW ShCM.
I say. This young man oozes class and type. Super head and eye
with a lovely expression. Neck flows into a very well made
front assembly, deep chest and loin, level topline and correct
tailset and carriage. Lovely width of ham on a well made rear.
Good bone and feet. In good coat and moving so well. Truest of
the day coming and going and an easy profile gait. Pleased to
award him Best Special.
Halliday’s Ch Yennadon The Druid JW.
A different type but
with many good qualities. Heavier in head and body, and shorter
coupled to give a different body shape. But to look at him he
still says ‘Gordon Setter’. Well made fore and aft, deep through
chest and loin with good front & rear angles. Easy steady mover.
Millar’s Lainnireach Highland Way
Res Johnston’s Maymeral Cover Story at Glenquin
Handlers at either end of the spectrum. One who has been handing for
years and is a very accomplished handler against another who was in her
This young lady knows her handling wasn’t perfect today but having just
come from the breed ring after winning that all important third CC she
can be excused for not concentrating. That said, most of the time her
dog was stood perfectly and I could not really fault her pattern work.
Simple, calm, effective handling and a joy to watch.
Showed that she knows the basics of showing a dog and now needs to be
shown the finer points of stacking and moving especially some of the
idiosyncrasies of Junior Handling. Remember to keep the muzzle level and
the neck at approx. 45 degrees. In handling always keep your dog
between you and the judge moving as necessary to allow the judge a clear
view of your dog. Good luck with the training and I look forward to
seeing you in the ring at some other shows.