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Joint Irish Setter Breed Clubs Championship Show 16th July 2022


 DOGS:Mr G Stevenson (Andley)

BITCHES: Mr J Bott (Thendara)

REFEREE: Mr D Hopewell (Davset)

Best In Show
BCC & BIS ShCh Gwendariff Come Fly With Me
Reserve Best In Show
DCC & RBIS Orlanset A New Flame
BCC & BIS ShCh Gwendariff Come Fly With Me - DCC & RBIS Orlanset A New Flame
PD & BPIS Gwendariff ArU Ready F`This Amberlight - DV & BVIS Gwendariff PS I Love You At Bonhomie JW
DCC & RBIS:- Orlanset A New Flame - Res DCC:- Ch Vicary`s Part Time Lover
Res BCC:- Gwendariff Lilly The Pink
Judges Critique`s


Judge: Mr G Stevenson (Andley)

Dog CC : Hemmings Mr & Mrs Orlanset a New Flame
Res Dog CC : Hill Decoster Mrs, Ch Vicary’s Part Time Lover
Best Puppy (Dog) : Lucas Mr & Mrs, Gwendariff ARU Ready F’This Amberlight
Veteran Dog : Edwards Mrs, Gwendariff PS I Love You At Bonhomie JW

I was very proud and honoured to be invited to judge this show and I would like to thank the committee for inviting me and both my stewards whose support was greatly appreciated, even volunteering to miss their lunch.

It was a very warm day but this did not appear to impact on the superb movement I saw throughout today’s exhibits.

There were some very close decisions due to the excellent quality of the dogs I had before me today and I thank you all for giving me the privilege of judging your dogs.



Minor Puppy Dog

1st Bott’s Bardonhill A Million Ways: A quality Minor Puppy with nothing but success before it. A delight to observe him on the move, presented in top condition, he can only get better.

2nd Holehan-Green’s, Loganrish Athos De Trois: A sound minor puppy, lovely expression, nice dark eye lots to admire.

Puppy Dog

1st Lucas’s Gwendariff ARU Readt F’This Amberlight He is so sound in all quarters, lovely head and expression, nice dark eye, ear set right, he has a proper sloping topline to a sound and well angulated rear. He moved with his head held high and drove through the ring. I was pleased to award him Best Puppy Dog, and not surprised when his quality was recognised when my co-judge agreed to award him Best Puppy in Show.

2nd Bott’s Bardonhill A Million Ways

3rd Macaulay’s Harreds Lachlan at Stylersetts

Veteran Dog

1st Edwards’s Gwendariff PS I Love You: In excellent condition for his age and in good coat. His movement was a reflection of his quality in all departments. I look forward to seeing him in the ring for years to come.

2nd Lucas’s Bardonhill Eternal Flame Among Amberlight: Every reason to be proud of this older exhibit. He clearly enjoys his time in the ring; moved with drive showing off quality in all departments and enjoyed his time in the spotlight.

Junior Dog

1st Needs’s Covarney it takes Time With Stourford: A really stylish young dog In tip top condition, straight front well placed ear set. Gentle sloping topline leading to well angulated rear. He demonstrated he has panache.

2nd Hill-Decoster’s Vicary’s Until the End of Time: Unfortunate to meet 1 today however, there is much to admire in this dog. On the move he was sound, he has a lovely expression and his conformation his excellent.

3rd Foster’s Chantries Bel Re

Yearling Dog

1st Richardson’s Gwendariff Tullys Red Arrows: Well named this is a handsome young Irish Setter. Soft expression giving a lovely, well chiselled head, nice length of neck, lovely flowing topline, proper tailset, good tight feet, moved with style and drive, much to admire in this well presented and handled Irish.

2nd Murrays Bluebyeyou Love Affair at Derrydore: Very close call this two, both

very good examples of the breed. Lost on movement to 1. Another promising Setter whose front construction is sound, nice reach of neck and lovely expression, dark eye and well set ears, well laid shoulders and flowing topline. Will go far, I am sure.

3rd Needs’s Covarney it takes Time With Stourford

Novice Dog

1st Butler’s Anlory Sovereign at Rubymoon: A very flashy young dog, presented in superb condition and handled to best advantage. Was also 1st in a higher class, he is mature with little to criticise. His construction and profile are to be admired, sound front, correct reach of neck, nice expression, well seat ears, lovely dark eye, well laid shoulders and flowing gently sloping topline. In good coat and sound at rear, a worthy winner in this class.

2nd Hill-Decoster’s Vicary’s Until the End of Time

3rd Bromwich’s Pengelirish Lord Nicodemus

Undergraduate Dog

1st Butler’s Anlory Sovereign at Rubymoon (repeat)

2nd Pullen & Atkin Covarney Pickpocket at Jacingail: Unlucky to meet the winner on top form but he still showed with style and was worthy of his close 2nd place.

Graduate Dog

1st Hemmings Orlanset Mandolin: Stamped his authority in this class Striking

outline as a result of being sound in all quarters, another presented in tip top condition, in good coat and moved with drive and flair.

2nd Nicholls Strathmead Akexei :This handsome young Irish came close to 1, he has much to admire and moved well. His head is his fortune with much support from the rest of his construction. Sound front, tight feet well up on his pasterns, not the case in some others today. Moved with drive and style.

3rd Dufrat’s Riverbrue Cast No Shadow on Haverley

Post Graduate Dog

1st Suteresett Rum Tum Tugge:r This young Irish came close to top honours

today, I have no doubt he will reward his owners dedication with many red cards. Presented in beautiful condition stood proud over his ground and presented a picture of a very handsome well-made young setter. His front is straight and well boned, he is proportionate in all departments but his head and expression demands that you give this lad every attention. He has a dark eye, well chiselled head, good reach of neck and well laid shoulders, lovely gentle flowing topline taking you to a well angulated rear, The movement was full of drive and pride with a beautiful coat setting the picture on the move.

2nd Stewart’s Gwendariff Absolutely Marwe’llus: This Setter scored highly on head and movement and was unfortunate to meet 1 st on top form. A quality Irish who I am sure will attract high honours. Nice front sound in rear presented in tip top order.

3rd Fosters Goldnavarm Endurance at Shanoah

Mid Limit Dog

1st Deihton’s Oakdene Schiehallion: Presented in top condition and handled to express all that is good in this Setter, he is a lovely example of the breed and worthy of all the investment in time and effort. With a lovely profile racy and proportionate on approach you are met with a straight front a wistful soft expression, handsome well-made head, with low set ears and well laid shoulders he has already scored highly, a gentle sloping topline to a well angulated and muscular rear, the tail set just right. On the move he is a dream driving round the ring with panache

2nd Bott, Allen & Morgan Quensha Just Like Fire: Unfortunately this young Irish was spooked and this no doubt impacted on consideration for first place. In every way he is top quality.

3rd Harris’s Blazing Bronze Happy Clappy sings Konakakela

Limit Dog

1st Hemmings Orlanset a New Flame: In this Irish I found my CC winner. I have seen this dog knock on the door for some time, he is all that is good about our breed and take any part of the dog and you will find a good example. A good straight front, in good bone, a good reach of neck a soft welcoming expression, lovely dark eye. His movement is everything we seek. I find it difficult to understand why he is not already a champion.

2nd Suteresett King of Hearts: Most unfortunate to meet No 1 on this day. There is much to admire about this most handsome and well made Irish. From his beautiful head, through his good reach of neck and correct conformation to his sound and flowing movement.

3rd Willis’s Gwendariff The Grand Master at Jacwilins

Open Dog

1st Hill-Decoster’s Ch Vicarys Part Time Lover A worthy winner of a strong class and Reserve CC. A photograph of my CC and Reserve CC will give a clue as my decision this Irish does not fail in any aspect of this Irish will stand the test and will give pleasure to anyone who has the opportunity to run their hands over him. A lovely soft expression moves with drive.

2nd Dewar’s Gwendariff Willy Wont He CW22

3rd Edwards’ Gwendariff Ucan’t Missme Bonhomie

George Stevenson



Judge: Mr J Bott (Thendara)

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