- Category: Open Shows Archives
- Published on Monday, 07 May 2012 18:04
- Written by Bardonhill Editors
Critique - Judge Jo-Anne Parsons (Bransett).
Thank you all for my entry, I really enjoyed getting my hands on some lovely dogs. Every dog I judged was full of the ‘Irish’ spirit and enjoying themselves which was wonderful to see. Presentation was faultless throughout and the quality of exhibits was very high.
I adored both of these puppies, two different types, I could take them both home!
1st - Wilkins - Bardonhill Hetty Bayliss among Margretwoods
What a cutie! 8 month old bitch who has such a pretty head and expression and who is wonderfully balanced throughout for one so young. Well sprung ribs, correct turn of stifle and strong quarters. Moved so well maintaining her topline and wagging her tail. She behaved impeccably throughout, I loved her! I was pleased to award her BP and proud to see her gain PG3 in a strong puppy group.
2nd – Grattons - Glenlaine Elise
Another very feminine bitch with a quizzical expression, elegant length of neck, into well laid shoulders and racy outline. She is so full of personality and character which she shows off on the move. Rich dark coat. I was really splitting hairs between 1 and 2.
Another good class.
1st Humphries – Suteresett Miss Curious about Henaleas
I would be expected to like the ‘type’ of this bitch, but I didn’t just like her – I loved her! The first thing you notice about her is her rich chestnut coat and her pretty but cheeky expression that says ‘please look at me!’.Arched neck into great shoulder angulation and sloping topline. Fantastic tight feet and strong quarters that she uses to great effect on the move. She was one of the best movers on the day, driving around the ring with a lashing tail.
2nd Grattons – Glenlaine Elise
3rd – Nicholls – Delanto Snow Storm
Really nice boy, just unlucky to meet the two girls in top condition today.
1st – Tullys – Highclare Knights Tail
A new one to me – an upstanding dog in full coat and condition with a happy, affectionate personality. Kind gentlemanly expression but, for me, I would prefer him to be slightly narrower in the head between the eyes. Nice outline, extremely well muscled with strong quarters. Where he really comes alive is on the move, driving around the ring with head held high, really flashy.
2nd – Pewsey – Danaway Monet
This boy was enjoying every minute of his time in the ring, so affectionate! He is, again, a good sized handsome dog who just needs to mature a little to complete the picture.
I felt that the dogs in this class were excellent examples of masculinity without heaviness or exaggeration. A really difficult decision between 1 and 2.
1st – Baldrys Scarletti Razzle Dazzle at Derryveagh
This dog showed his socks off today. Just my kind of boy, totally free from any exaggeration, kind and gentle expression so typical of the breed and shown tiptop condition. Standing back and looking at the complete picture he is very balanced which ever way you look at him. Strong, well muscled hind quarters, fabulous bend of stifle and short, strong hocks. He was everything I was looking for on the day and was pleased to award him BOB.
2nd Grattons Bardonhill Floating Moon into Glenlaine
A favourite of mine, another lovely dog who exudes elegance and personality (I love a dog who wags his tail when the judge goes over him!). He manages to combine being a flashy dog with out exaggeration and has such a handsome but soft expression you cannot help but to look at him. I just felt he did not co-operate with his handler 100% today.
3rd Whittington – Margretwoods Copy Cat
Jo-Anne Parsons (Bransett)
BOB Scarletti Razzle Dazzle at Derryveagh.
BP & Puppy Grp 3 Bardonhill Hetty Bayliss among Margretwoods
Results kindly supplied by Julie Wilkins