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16 December 2013
Irish Red and White Setters
Saturday September 14th 2013
Judge : Marc Ruymbeke
The Gathering, as Cathy Delmar and her team described this weekend of celebrating the breeds of Irish Origin, a weekend for people with a passion or interest in the native breeds. Kicking of with a Show event on Saturday and a Full Dinner in The Merry Ploughboy pub, followed by Field trials and an open format meeting with guest panel for all Irish breeds on Sunday.
And what a weekend it was, the 3 main Irish ingredients were present, good weather, a bit of crack and a refreshing brew !
The whole event was jolly well organised and the show rings were beautifully presented and well decorated, on top of this a great atmosphere was bringing all Irish enthusiast together admiring the dogs shown in the ring or just discussing all the achievements from past and present breeds alike.
I was invited to judge for the first time at Green star level and would like to thank both the breed club and Cathy for giving me this opportunity, thanks go also to Sinead Taggart, my very professional steward of the day. Our ring was nicely decorated by the Red Setter fanciers with whom we shared the judging ring.
As soon as the breed rosettes and trophies were dressed up, judging could commence.
Open dog : O’Shea Paudie & Martina, MIZEN ADAIR 01/06/2012, Br A. Miller, Dobhailien Aengus for Mizen x Mizen Ceili Cairbre
Very nice type displaying a friendly attitude, broad head well in proportion to the body, soft expression in the eye although I would prefer a slightly darker coloured eye. Good stop, clean and square muzzle with ears lying closely to the head.
Lovely muscular neck and shoulders well laid back, VG top line, well bent stifle.
VG hair structure but out of coat at the moment with VG colour. Powerful mover with great reach and purpose, typical for the breed.
Overall a promising young dog that will turn in a great breed specimen ones completely matured. 1st Ex. GSD and Reserve Best of Breed.
Intermediate Bitch : O’Leary T, GALLIA 05/11/2012, Br Paulette Guilloux, Deargban Blanco x Easy Du Clos Lupin
Nice Type, very feminine. Pretty head with nice stop, good muzzle and lips, here as well I would prefer a dark coloured eye. Nice front, good length of neck and well laid back shoulders, VG top line, enough bent in stifle, good feet.
Good coloured coat and structure, not in show condition, fine feathering. Lovely mover when she was moving but she didn’t show well on the day, could do with some ring craft training.
Overall a typical specimen for the breed and needs to be seen in better condition and well handled in the ring. 1st VG
Open Bitch : Kennedy, MIZEN DRUID DATHUIL 16/08/2008, Br A. Mizen, Sheebhin Fionn x Mizen Gael Gra Geal
Excellent type, Nice and typical strong head with expressive eye but a shade light in colour, strong front. Arched muscular neck with good shoulder position, VG top line, nice tail set with a tail of moderate length. Enough angulation and well muscled body whilst staying very feminine. VG good colour, should not be showing more red on the body, nice hair structure with silky fine feathering on fore and hind legs. I would prefer a bit more feathering on flank and chest. Graceful mover at the trot.
Overall an aristocratic bitch behaving perfectly in the ring, a bitch ready for the job,
1st Ex, GSB, Best of Breed and Best in Show.
Field Trial Bitch : O'Leary T, DEARGBAN BELLA, 06/03/2004, Br T O’Leary, Int Ft Ch Silent Seeker of Shannonbally x Bishopmill Bronze Quean
Nice type, shouldn’t be smaller, good head and mouth, head and ears are well coloured and marked. I would prefer more front, good neck and shoulder with a level top line, tail set could be better, enough angulation.
Out of coat, good colouring on the body, some visible flecks.
Fit mover when handled correctly.
Overall a nice specimen representing the Field trial section, she has proven her qualities in the field and that’s were she is at her best, 1st VG.
Diamond Douglas du Val des Mordorées
Diamond became Luxembourg Champion this month, and at the same time International Show Champion with CACIB's in France, Belgium and now Luxembourg, this all at 4 years.
Diamond also had some fieldwork training
30th Anniversary of the Irish Red and White Setter Club
Ch. Knockane Sherry
Ch. Ardbraccan Starlight Love and Ch. Knockane Sherry
Mrs. Laura Dunne - a founder member of the Irish Red and White Setter Club judging the breed.