Gundog Society of Wales – 13/10/2010
Irish Red & White Setters.
First of all I would like to say thank you to the Officers and committee of GSoW for the opportunity to present my first set of CC’s and for their hospitality. Second, a big thank you to my fellow exhibitors for giving me a lovely entry and also making it a very enjoyable experience.
Generally the overall quality of the exhibits was good and I was particularly pleased with the improvements we have made in the breed over the years with regard to consistency of type and front movement. Still a way to go but we have some lovely exhibits out there who can hold their own among some of the more established breeds in the group.
1st Davies’ Zymore Irish Cream.
Post Graduate Dog (6,1a)
2nd Walton’s Gallybob Gold Standard.Another dog of good type, similar size to one, lovely depth of chest, not quite the angulation behind of 1st. Good bone and feet. Slightly heavier in head nice eye and expression. Lovely mover true fore and aft, steady in profile
3rd Whitaker’s Viewland Uncle Walter
Limit Dog (3,0a)
1st Collins’ Casafelice Elliotdale at Forrestpoint. Nice boy for outline, well up to size. Nice head with dark eye and lovely expression. Solid throughout with good depth of chest and spring of rib. Good angulation front and rear, best rear angulation of the class. Moved well.
2nd Lipscombe’s Kellizlot River Legend. Upstanding chap. Pleasing head but lighter in eye than 1. Good lay of shoulder over well muscled body but would prefer a better return of upper arm. Good depth of chest. Moved well with good drive.
3rd Green’s Temynloah Quinlan at Viszaset.
Open Dog (2,1a)
Veteran Dog (5,2a)
1st Wade’s Sh Ch Vanders Venetic Legend at Oldestone. What a lovely gent he is. Nice size, good shape. Pleasing head, lovely dark eye, slight bit of grey giving him a distinguished look.. Lovely bone and feet. Well made throughout with good angles. Good colour. Move extremely true & steady, best mover in the class and one of the best of movers of the day. Strong contender for the Reserve CC.
2nd Davies’ Corranroo Corsair at Zymore ShCM. Slightly shorter coupled boy, squarer in body shape. Pleasing head dark eye nice expression. Good shoulders and depth of chest, good colour. Steady mover but needs to be moved a bit quicker to demonstrate his reach and drive.
Lipscombe Kellizlot Master Merchant.
Minor Puppy Bitch(2,0a)
1st Horrocks’ Spiralwood Secret Love for Ichenwych. What a gorgeous typey puppy. Super head, beautiful dark eyes, soft expression. Lovely lay of shoulder and excellent rear angles giving correct turn of stifle that is lacking in a number of dogs these days. Excells in body shape with depth of chest and depth of loin too. Good bone and neat feet. Enjoyed her day and gave her handler a tough time particularly on the move. One I will be watching and would love to have at home. Best Puppy Bitch.
Peacock’s Spiralwood Lady Love. Litter sister to 1 with many of the
same qualities. Preferred the head of my winner today but should push
her sister all the way as they grow up.
1st Davies’ Zymore Christmas Rose. Heading up a very nice class and very close between 1 and 2. Pleasing head and expression, lovely neck, well put together. Good shoulders and rear angulation. Lovely chest and ribbing. Very good coat and colour. Steady true mover.
Blackmore’s Courtdown Beautiful Dancer. Another lovely young lady,
super body lovely neck and well made throughout. Lovely coat and colour
and very nice mover. Preferred her rear end over the winner but
preferred the head of 1.
3rd Peacock’s Spiralwood Lady Love.
1st Davies’ Zymore Christmas Rose
2nd Henderson’s Corranroo Caro at Temynloah. Nice young bitch. Smaller than the others but in proportion. Pleasing head, a touch light in eye, correct bite. Good depth of chest and well put together. Good Colour Moved well fore and aft and particularly in profile just didn't have quite the outline and the presence of one.
3rd Callaghan’s Mizen Cait via Laoirbay (IKC).
1st Davies’ Zymore Christmas Rose
Post Graduate Bitch (4,1a)
1st Howatson’s Vanders Vida Loca. Lovely bitch, super for type and shape. Good bone and feet, slightly out of coat but of good colour. Lovely head and expression. Would like slightly darker eye, very alert, super mover fore and aft and lovely in profile. Considered her for the RCC but in the challenge did not have the maturity and finish of the Open bitches today but I am sure her time will come.
2nd Peacock’s Spiralwood Sweet Mulberry. Slightly finer in head than 1 but with lovely dark eye, pleasing expression. Very good angulation front and rear. Good colour, lovely dark chestnut. Needs to be moved a bit quicker. When she does she flows much nicer. Handler needs to stretch her out on the stand so she covers more ground and shows off her correct shape.
3rd Henderson’s Temynloah Buffie JW.
Limit Bitch (7,1a)
1st Sherratt’s Casafelice Cormo at Charnborough. Young bitch, pleasing outline, short coupled and nicely put together with good angles front and rear. Nice head and expression. Good bone and feet. Out of coat at the moment but good colour. Nice mover.
2nd Wade’s Oldestone Snow Shower Different to 1 and difficult to choose between them. Pleasing head and expression with nice dark eye. Good body shape with lovely shoulders but not quite the angles behind of the winner. Moved nicely in profile with good tail carriage. Not quite as true on the move in front today.
3rd Howatson’s Whispers about Vanders.
Open Bitch (5,2a)
A class of quality bitches. Very close between all 3 and in the end I had to be ‘picky’ on movement to separate them.
3rd Barcroft’s Sh Ch/Ir Sh Ch Ballakinnish Mistiguette.
Veteran Bitch (3,0a)
1st Blackmore’s Sh Ch Corranroo Celtic Breeze over Courtdown ShCM. Very nice typey 8yr old. Lovely head with intelligent expression. Good neck through to well laid shoulders and lovely matching rear angles. Still moving soundly fore and aft but a little lack lustre in the challenge which was a factor when awarding the RCC.
2nd Barcroft’s Sh Ch Ballakinnish Minuet. Another nice B. Pleasing head with nice dark eye and attentive expression. Well made and presented in lovely coat and condition. Not quite the angulation behind of the winner and not quite as true in front.
3rd Newman’s Taxus Glistening Opal.
Breeders Competition (1,0a)
Ray McDonald (Judge)