NESS Critique History

NORTHERN ENGLISH SETTER SOCIETY
CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW

4TH AUGUST 2021

The Northern English Setter Society staged a double championship show, under current government and KC
Covid-guidelines, at Newark Showground on Wednesday 4th August. I was invited to take over an entry 73 dogs
at the show originally scheduled to have been judged by Mr R. Blomme (Belgium) who was unable to be
present due to travel restrictions. I found the quality of the male exhibits rather mixed with an incidence of
overly upright forehand construction coupled with poorly muscled rear quarters. The incidence of gay tails was
also of concern. There was greater depth of quality in the females with particularly strong competition in the
limit and open classes. Best in Show, winning her 3rd CC on the day, was WANSLEYDALE MARGARITA with
RICHECHA CHORUS GIRL as Reserve Best in Show and RAVENSETT WORK OF ART AT ALOLFRANA, also taking
his 3rd CC, as Best Opposite Sex. The winner of Best Puppy was MARIGLEN UNWRAPPED and Best Veteran was
LAKECASTLE KASUMI AT WISTASTON.

MPD (2, 2)
None present.

PD (0)
No entries.

JD (2, 0)
1. Hepburn’s TATTERSET RAINBOW LEGACY, pleasing type and quality with typical head, eye and
expression, good shoulder placement with fair return of upper arm, elbows well set underbody, ample
fill of fore chest, well ribbed back, strong loin, typical outline, and proportions, somewhat excitable and
needing more positive handling, moved well when settled.
2. Wilkinson’s PHENSET FIRESTORM, typical head with pleasing eye and expression, good finish of muzzle
and flews, muscular neck, pleasing bone and feet, somewhat longer cast than winner and not as
pleasing in front assembly.

VD (O)
No entries

YD (3, 0)
1. Schoneville and Derry’s BALVENIE BLUE SENSATION, Res CC, an overall quality exhibit with much to like about him, masculine head of balanced proportions and pleasing shape, complimentary balance of front and rear assemblies with adequate angulation, ample spring and length of rib, strong loin and well coupled, pleasing croup, and set of tail, well-muscled rear quarters, moves on a fluid and unrestricted gait with desired carriage and use of tail.
2. Tattersall’s VALSETT SKY BLAZER AT ALANEA, Pleasing head properties and appeals in body shape and proportions when viewed in profile, a little light in body condition and not quite the balance and fluid gait of the winner.
3. Kelly’s EDGE OF DREAMS AT ARCHENSET.

ND (1, 0)
1. V Starlite Sky Blazer at A

D (6, 1)
1. Wilson’s RAVENSETT GIOVANNI, has the desired outline and proportions of the breed with a pleasing
flow of neck, through withers, backline, and croup; masculine head of balance proportions with
pleasing eye placement, shape, depth of colour, and expression; adequate balance of front and rear
assemblies although a shade narrow in fore chest, moves on a steady and easy stride.
2. Kelly’s CORNSETT THE WISE ONE, Pleasing type, build and proportions with a well-balanced, masculine
head of pleasing shape and proportions, dark expressive eye, ample bone, good feet, ample expanse
and length of rib and strong loin, carrying a little too much weight and unsettled on the move.
3. Owen’s CORNSETT YOU MY EVERYTHING.

PGD (7, 0)
1. Ridsdill’s SHARNYX GLACIER ICE, A completely honest exhibit free from exaggeration and with much to like about him, well-made body of the desired proportions giving an impression of power and strength without appearing heavy or cumbersome; well-proportioned, and correctly shaped masculine head
with a well-placed dark, and expressive eye of pleasing shape and size; Good flow and symmetry of outline from nose to tail, pleasing length and expanse of ribcage; balanced construction of front and
rear assemblies, strong, fluid and positive, mover with good carriage and use of tail.
2. Normansell’s LATIN LOVER REWIND FOR LARENIE (Imp), Athletic in appearance and in hard condition, pleasing head properties, dark and expressive eye, strong neck, firm backline, well off for bone, tight feet, free and easy stride with correct tail carriage, a little longer cast than winner.
3. Watts’ WALSHAW BRUSHSTROKES.
MLD (2, 1)
1. Lawson’s WANSLEYDALE DORIAN GRAY, Quality dog of pleasing type, typical, outline and proportions,
balanced ratio of skull and muzzle length but perhaps slightly broad in back skull; needs to grow into himself and fill out in body; would have preferred a little more freedom of front action.

LD (6, 0)
1. Danks-Kemish’s RAVENSETT WORK OF ART AT ALOLFRANA, CC, exhibit of classical type and quality, masculine in appearance and outlook, well balanced and moulded head of correct shape and
proportions, well placed and expressive eyes of good colour and shape; strong neck flowing seamlessly
into a firm backline with ample expanse and length of rib with good coupling and a strong loin; well set
croup with pleasing tail set; moves accurately and truly on a balanced stride; delighted to have been
able to award this quality dog his 3rd CC.
2. Arkley’s HARTSETT FLASHDANCE, an exhibit of pleasing overall make and shape with balance of
construction and symmetry of outline and proportions, well finished body giving an impression of strength and depth, ample ribbing, pleasing coupling with strong loin, positive, free, and well-balanced
gait, not quite as pleasing in head properties and coat needs some thinning out.
3. Williams’ BOURNEHOUSE SECRET ADMIRER.

OD (4, 1)
1. Kelly’s ALOLFRANA MEMPHIS ROCK, mature, well grown and finished masculine exhibit of pleasing overall type and quality, correctly shaped and balanced head, well set, expressive eye of good shape and colour, strong neck, firm top line, well coupled and a free and east mover with pleasing carriage and a correctly set and carried tail.
2. Poynter and Lewis’ SH CH QUENSHA COWBOYS AND ANGELS, built in a lighter frame than winner with a clean and refined head of good shape and balance, has a pleasing eye and expression, good flow of neck with a firm top line, upright in shoulder and lacking in return of upper arm, and moving with a
somewhat clipped gait and too high a tail carriage.
3. Cole’s SORBUS STORM RYDER.

MPB (6, 0)
1. Dennis’ MARIGELN UNWRAPPED, BP, presents a very typical overall pattern, shows great promise, pretty, feminine head with delightful eye and expression, balanced construction, elbows well set under body, sturdy well-made quarters, steady on the move; headed a class of promising babies and it will be interesting to watch how they develop and fare in the future.
2. Cook and Sharron’s PERNICKETY SOLILOQUY, pleasing shape and proportions, pretty head, eye and
expression, ample ribbing, firm top line, a little unsettled at first but steadied enough to show off her paces and gain this placing in good company.
3. Kelly’s RICHECHA THE SNOW QUEEN.

PB (3, 0)
1. P. Soliloquy.
2. Boyles’ HARVANCOURT ICE MAIDEN AT BLEYOS, not as forward or as well grown as winner and not as
appealing in head and eye, active mover but would have preferred a little more freedom of action.
3. Skeggs-Gooch’s TAWNYMEADE THUMBELINA.
JB (5, 1)
1. Danks-Kemish’s MANDYSET FAME AND FORTUNE AT ALOLFRANA, lovely body proportions and silhouette, classical head, eye, and expression, pleasing overall balance of conformation with just enough bone and substance to match her ultrafeminine appearance; pleasing length and balance of stride which would be even more apparent if she were moved at a slightly slower pace, pleasing
carriage and excellent use of tail.
2. Dobbie’s TATTERSET SWISS STORM AT SUTHRON, quality exhibit of pleasing type and conformation, typical in head, eye and expression, happy temperament, not as finished in rib cage as winner, and with a tendency to fly her tail on the move.
3. Grimsdell and Stewart’s TATTERSETT RAINSWEPT.
VB (2, 0)
1. Stephenson’s LAKECASTLE KASUMI AT WISTASTON, BV, a quality, seven-year-old in fine form and condition; typical body shape, outline and proportions with a most typical head, eye and expression, strong neck, firm backline, good ribbing, short loin, well coupled and steady mover with pleasing tail carriage.
2. Hartle and Stone’s HARTSETT ALL MY LOVIN, Another seven-year-old in fine form, well put together with a typical shape and outline, kind eye, pleasing gait and tail carriage, carrying a shade extra bodyweight and just preferred the winner’s slightly more refined head properties.

YB (2, 0)
1. Watkin’s VALSETT STARLITE NIGHT SKY, very nice type, and quality, pleases in head, eye, and
expression; correct body shape, and proportions; ample depth and strength of body; balanced angulation of front and rear limbs, strong neck, ample ribbing, short loin, positive and accurate on the move, correct carriage and use of tail on the move.
2. McCabe’s RACHDALE RIBBONS OF PEARLS, feminine outlook and build with bone and substance too match; pleasing head properties with typical eye and expression, strong neck, and firm top line,
pleasing slope of croup and set of tail, a little upright in shoulder and would benefit from a little more fill of fore chest.

NB (2, 0)
1. Whiting’s TATTERSET FRANKEL’S STORM AT ORMSTIGA, pleases in head, eye, and expression as well as in profile body shape and proportions; would like a more fill of fore chest and a smoother gait;
rather inclined to fly her tail on the move.
2. Parrish and Nunn’s TAWNYMEADE WE WILL REMEMBER, deep in body with pleasing overall
construction, excellent ribbing and strong quarters, head shape is not quite typical and gave a lack
lustre performance on the move.

GB (3, 1)
1. Forrest’s WALSHAW ILLUMINATION OVER ELVISTAR, very well presented and in good order, has a head of balanced proportions and pleasing shape, with kind expression; stands well over her ground with elbows set under body, with hocks of good length and pleasing placement; moved well with
purpose but inclined to carry her tail a tad high at times.
2. Williamson’s HAWKLAWN SNAZZY JAZZY, pleasing type and quality with many pleasing breed points, moves with a breed typical gait and correct use of tail but just a little light in condition

PGB (5, 0)
1. Williams’ BOURNEHOUSE PRECIOUS DREAM, lot to like about this medium sized quality exhibit, very
pleasing head properties, excellent, eye and expression, good flow of neck and top line, well ribbed back, strong loin, pleasing croup and tail set, accurate mover with typical carriage and use of tail, just
carrying a little too much weight to attain higher honours on the day.
2. W Illumination over E.
3. Beasley’s WANSLEYDALE AMARETTO.

MLB (5, 0)
1. Dennis, Harris and Morgan’s GEMSETT ICE COLD IN ALEX AT MARIGLEN, a champion in the making who has yet to realise her full potential, the best of heads and expressions, please in front assembly with ample length and expanse of rib, firm top line which she holds well on the move, just lacked a little
in maturity in comparison with those who beat her in the challenge for best of sex.
2. Grimsdell’s TATTERSETT LUCERNE, another champion in the making and it was a close call to choose between these two fine examples of the breed, just came down to splitting hairs on the inner points of the breed and these placing could easily go the other way on another day.
3. Smettem-Minson’s GORDON HALL EUPHORIA AT CHYWOON (Imp).

LB (5, 0)
1. Kelly’s RICHECHA CHORUS GIRL, Res CC, top quality exhibit with a commanding presence that
immediately attracts the eye and demands further attention, she is most pleasing to go over with her
flowing outline and confluent symmetry from head to tail, grand neck and top line, excellent ribcage,
long enough in loin, excellent croup and set of tail, excellent shoulder placement and super, wellmuscled quarters, moves freely with a most typical action and tail carriage. Pushed the CC winner all the way in the challenge.
2. Williams’ BOURNEHOUSE SECRET LOVE, Most unlucky to meet such strong opposition in this class;
excellent type and quality; feminine and elegant in appearance, typical body shape with the desired
proportions and symmetry, good neck, and top line, well filled fore chest, ample rib, strong loin, pleasing coupling and slope of croup. Not the fluidity and ease of action of the winner but nonetheless a most worthy contender.
3. Williamson’s HAWKLAWN KALEIDOSCOPE.

Judge Ron James

Dog Critique for NESS Championship Show 20/7/2019

Judge Mrs Anne Derry Balvenie

I would like to thank the NESS committee for inviting me to give my first set of CCs at this prestigious show. My ring stewards kept everything running very smoothly and this, along with the sporting way exhibitors accepted my decisions made this a very enjoyable day. There were quality dogs to go over and I was very pleased with my final line up.

Class 1 MP dog (4,2)
Two typical minor puppies, both enjoying their day out!
1st Johnston’s Wansleydale Beguiled, 8 month old bbt with a balanced outline and well off for body and bone. Correct head for age, with dark, oval eye and good stop. Low set ears and reachy neck into well laid back shoulders. Good depth to chest and well ribbed up. Level topline, which was held on the move. Well angulated rear and shown in good condition. He moved steadily round the ring on lovely tight feet. He was less steady and true on the move in the challenge for BPD.
2nd Ridsill’s Sharnyx Glacierice, 8 month old bb slightly rangier than my winner and not quite so mature in body. Lean head with nice, dark eye and sufficient stop. Good reach of neck and layback of shoulders. Level topline which he held on the move. Moved confidently round the ring on nice tight feet, but not as precise as 1. He gave his handler rather a hard time, but another nice boy, nonetheless.
 
Class 2 P Dog (4,2)
Two very different types of dog, each with their own merits.
1st Kelly’s Cornsett the Wise One, nearly 12 months old masculine boy. Well grown with plenty of substance and coat. A little broad over the skull, but dark eye giving a kind expression. Sufficient reach of neck into well laid back shoulders and good depth to chest. Well ribbed up,  but carrying just a little too much weight today. This affected his topline on the stack. He moved confidently round the ring and was true both forward and moving away. BPD
2nd Devine and Senior’s Hawklawn Relkino, 10 month old bbt, cast in a smaller mould than 1 and giving a lot away in age. Balanced outline, but not yet the body and substance to complete the picture. Lovely head with super dark eye and sufficient reach of neck. Correct front angulation with tight elbows and very neat feet. Level topline which he held on the move. Sufficient bend of stifle and correct tail set. He gave his handler a hard time on the move.  Moving in profile he looked balanced, but was somewhat erratic coming forwards and going away.

Class 3 Junior Dog (6)
1st Bryant and Hollis’s Silvamoon Storm Trooper for Phensett, 14 month old bbt, presenting a balanced outline when stacked. Masculine head with lovely side patch and dark expressive eyes. Low set ears and defined stop. Would prefer slightly squarer muzzle. Good reach of neck into well laid back shoulders and deep chested. Well off for body and bone, he shows a level topline, which is maintained on the move. Well ribbed up and with sufficient rear angulation. He moved positively and true and was shown in good coat and condition.
2nd Wright’s Sorbus Dance the Night Away, 17 month old ob showing balance and substance on the stack. Well proportioned head with dark eyes and melting expression. Reachy neck into good layback of shoulder and level topline. Plenty of depth to chest and well ribbed up. Correct rear angulation. Shown in good coat and very hard condition. Was not as positive or accurate on the move as the class winner, but a very nice boy.
3rd Wilson’s Ravensett Giovanni

Class 4 Veteran dog (4,2)
1st Mellish’s Gemsett Pole Position for Monbrec , 7 year old bb who definitely does not look his age. Presents a balanced outline, with good reach of neck into correct lay back of shoulders. Masculine head with dark eyes and lovely soft expression. Shows good depth to chest and is well ribbed up with a level topline, which was maintained on the move. Good rear angulation and correct tail set. Shown in excellent, hard condition, he moved around the ring with drive and precision. In agreement with my co judge he was Best Veteran in Show.
2nd Hutchinson’s Mariglen Dancing Brave over Monaysbridge, 9 year old bbt who also did not look his age. A well bodied and balanced boy with masculine head, good reach of neck and correct lay back of shoulder. Well ribbed up, with level topline and correct tail set. Not the rear angulation of 1 and did not move with the same drive, though was true fore and aft.

Class 5 Yearling dog (3,1)
1st Normansell’s Latin Lover Rewind for Larrenie, 23 month old bb, presenting a balanced outline on the stack. Masculine head with dark eye, but not the stop or expression of number 2. Good reach of neck into correct shoulders, leading to level topline. Well bodied and boned and shown in good coat and hard condition. Very good rear angulation and tail straight off the back, which he used well on the move. Nice tight feet. He drove round the ring off strong quarters and was true moving away and coming towards.
2nd Snook’s Dalreavoch Northern Caper, 18 month old bb giving away 5 months in age to class winner. Not fully together yet, just needing time to mature. Balanced picture stacked, with good reach of neck into well laid back shoulders. Head is right for age and preferred stop and expression to the class winner. Well off for bone and well ribbed up. Movement was not as positive as 1 and with far less drive, but hopefully this will come with maturity. Tail set is on the low side, but was used to advantage on the move.

Class 6 Novice dog  (3)
1st Wilson’s Ravensett Giovanni 12 month old ob who was third in Junior. Lots to like about this young man. Mature for his age, with correct outline and well off for bone. Lovely dark eye giving that soft setter expression. Sufficient reach of neck and well angulated shoulders. Good depth of chest and well ribbed up. Correctly angulated rear end and tight feet enabled him to move round the ring with drive.
2nd Brown’s Mariglen Nigh Manager at Yendorlech , 3yr old bbt who gave his handler a very hard time. More mature than class winner and in good coat, he was less balanced on the stack, tending to drop his topline. He has a masculine head and super dark eyes, with good reach of neck into adequate layback of shoulder. Well ribbed up and with good rear angulation and tail straight off the back. He lacked the positivity of 1 on the move, though shown in good hard condition.

Class 7 Graduate dog (5,1)
1st  Taylor’s Wansleydale Quicksilver,  balanced bbt shown in good coat and condition. Masculine head with low set ears and lovely dark, oval eyes. Reachy neck into good layback of shoulders, flowing into level topline, which was maintained on the move. Well off for body and bone, well ribbed up and correct tail set. Good rear angulation and hard condition ensured drive on the move, which was true fore and aft. Still needs to tighten a touch in front, but he is a young dog. Has a very promising career ahead, I am sure. Was pleased to award him the RCC
2nd Owen’s Sunrush Secret Love. Cast in a larger mould, this bbt was just not as finished as the class winner. Masculine head with typical setter expression, good reach of neck and sufficient lay back to shoulder. Good depth of chest and level topline, leading to correct rear angulation. Shown in good condition, he moved true both ways, but without the drive of 1and gave his handler quite a hard time.
3rd Wilson’s Ravensett Giovanni

Class 8 Post Graduate dog (5,1)
1st Arkley’s Hartsett Flash Dance, well coated, mature ob who I considered for the RCC. Very balanced outline, level topline and correct tail set. Super head with lovely dark eyes, good reach of neck into correctly placed shoulders. Tight elbows and good depth to chest. Well off for bone and body, with plenty of coat. Well angulated rear and good condition meant he moved with drive, but not quite the accuracy of the RCC winner. Another nice dog who I am sure will trouble the best.
2nd Brown’s Mariglen Top Gear at Yendorlech, bbt of heavier build than 1. Not quite the balance of 1 when stacked, but presented in good coat and condition. Broader in skull, he nonetheless has a pleasing expression, with dark eyes and low set ears. Good depth to chest, sufficient reach of neck and correct shoulder angulation. Tight elbows, well ribbed up and good bend of stifle complete the picture. He moved with drive, but not with the elegance or balance of the class winner.
3rd Mellish’s Wattlewood Silver Arrow to Monbrec

Class 9 Mid limit dog (2,1)
1st Kelly’s Alofrana Memphis Rock, bbt who stood alone. Presents a balanced outline and was in great coat and condition. Masculine head, low set ears, reachy neck into correctly angulated shoulders. Deep in body and well ribbed up with level topline and tail straight off the back. Lovely tight feet. Good rear angulation meant he moved with drive, but needs to tighten in front.

Class 10 Limit dog (5)
1st Jennings-Sharman’s Canteris Cool for Catz, bb, winning the class on movement. Overall balanced, with masculine head and dark eye. Sufficient reach of neck and correct layback of shoulder, with level topline and correct tail set. Good depth of chest, well off for bone and well ribbed up. Well angulated rear and hard condition meant he moved with drive and was accurate fore and aft. Shown in good coat.
2nd Butler’s Wansleydale Goldsmith, ob presenting a balanced profile. Masculine head and low ear set with reachy neck into good layback of shoulder. Deep in chest and well ribbed up, he was just dropping his topline a little today. Well bent stifle and correct tail set, with super coat completed the picture. Moved out well, but not quite the accuracy of the class winner.
3rd Oliver’s Bramstorm Oberon

Class 11 Open dog (6,2)
4 worthy show champions….a lovely class to judge!
1st   Stewart and Quenby’s Tattersett Galileo. Bb who is not overdone in any aspect….a good honest dog. He has recently gained his title, but was not entered as such in the catalogue. Very balanced outline from his masculine head to his correct tail set. Lean head with dark eyes and low set ears. Good reach of neck and sufficient layback of shoulder. Good depth to chest and well ribbed up. Level topline which was maintained on the move. Correct bend of stifle and hard condition ensured he moved accurately round the ring, with slashing tail action. Nice tight feet. Lovely coat completed the picture. A very nice boy. Moved with drive and animation in the challenge, which won him the CC.
2nd Thomson’s Sh Ch Mariglen Fetlar Caspellwynd bb of a different type. Larger frame, but balanced outline. Masculine head with kind expression. Good reach of neck and layback of shoulders with level topline and tail straight off the back. Deep in chest, well boned and well ribbed up. Good bend to stifle. Excellent coat, tight feet and shown in hard condition. Moved with drive but not as true or accurate as the class winner. Another lovely boy.
3rd Bryant and Hollis’s Sh Ch Phenset Blue Max

Bitches Critique NESS Ch. Show – 20th July 2019

Judge Mrs Maggie White

Firstly thanks to NESS for the invitation to judge at this Club Championship show and to the exhibitors for the sporting way in which they accepted my decisions. The Committee decided to have judging indoors and this was proved to be the right decision after the torrential rain that arrived in the afternoon. It was encouraging to see some quality youngsters, and I hope the breed continues to move forward in this way.

Minor Puppy Bitch (9 entries 1 Ab)
1st Taylors Wansleydale Bizzie Bee outstanding minor puppy so much work in this head, correct expressive eyes long lean neck into excellent shoulders good spring of rib level topline good bone moved with drive and style for one so young, so pleased to award her best puppy and a well-deserved BPIS

2nd Olivers Bramstorm Speckled Wood smart light blue well chiselled head dark eye clean neck and shoulders, short back level topline well off for bone shown in good coat moved well with style, another strong puppy.

3rd Williams Bournehouse Sunny Days

Puppy Bitch (5 Entries)
1st J Dennis L Harris & D Morgan Gemsett Ice Cold in Alex at Mariglen delightful orange lady, lean head with well-defined stop correct eye colour, long lean neck into well laid back shoulders, good spring of rib excellent on the move, another smart well-made youngster.

2nd Williams Bournehouse Calendar Girl tri girl with all the qualities one expects from this kennel feminine through and through everything in the right place and shown  in excellent coat moved well and true.

3rd Oliver Bramstorm Speckled Wood

Junior Bitch (3 Entries 1 Withdrawn)
1st Owens Sunrush Light My Fire smart lady lean head with correct eye shape gentle expression long lean neck into well set back shoulders straight front good rear angulation positive movement, shown in good coat.

2nd Jones Alolfrana N’ all That Jazz, Kind expression straight front well off for bone shown with plenty of coat, positive movement.

Veteran Bitch (3 Entries 3 Abs)

Yearling Bitch (5 Entries 3 Abs)
1st Grimsdell Tattersett Dark Honey lovely lady who did not disappoint in any area, feminine head with soft expression good eye shape long lean neck into correct lay of shoulder, good spring of rib level topline well bent stifles moved with drive and style expertly handled. Pleased to award her the RCC and on the Referee’s decision, she was awarded RBIS

2nd Williams Bournehouse Secret Love another smart lady with excellent proportions lean head and neck   good spring of rib and depth of chest in fantastic coat, moved with positive action.

Novice Bitch (6 Entries 1 Abs)
1st Olivers Bramstorm Speckled Wood

2nd Montells Culverwell Take Me To Heaven,  smart lady good angulation front and rear well off for bone tight feet took a while to settle but then moved well and true.

3rd Jones Alolfrana N’ all That Jazz

Graduate Bitch (5 Entries 2 Abs)
1st C Hartle & A Stone Hartsett Lady In Grey smart tri good head with soft expression good eye shape long lean neck deep brisket well sprung rib cage level topline round bone tight feet moved with style and drive.

2nd N Bryant & V Hollis Phenset Sparks Will Fly dark eye lean neck excellent body properties with good angulation front and rear, move well.

3rd Tonkinsons Shelindair Cinderella

Post Graduate Bitch (3 Entries 2 Abs)
1st Owens Mariglen Candle In The Wind  pretty tri with well-defined stop dark eye low set ears, lean neck, short back deep rib cage with excellent bend of stifle moved well.

Mid Limit Bitch (3 Entries)
1st TaylorsWansleydale Margarita the star of the day another stunning bitch from this quality kennel, she oozes style and glamour, from her well chiselled head with the most feminine expression low set ears long lean neck, excellent lay of shoulder straight front deep rib cage level topline excels in bend of stifle and she moves with drive and style, shown in excellent condition handled and presented to perfection very pleased to award her her first CC and on the Referee’s decision she was awarded BIS.

2nd  Montells Culverwell Celeste another very pretty bitch lean head well defined stop clean neck good body properties  stifles well bent shown in good coat and moved true.

3rd Ridsdills Tattersett Burnt Sugar at Sharnyx

Limit Bitch (5 Entries)
1st Dennis Mariglen Sweat Pea quality bitch from head to toe with melting expression oval skull long lean neck good lay of shoulder spring of rib and depth of chest, short coupled correct tail set moved well with drive.

2nd Wellers Ravensett Giselle at Juledeane another stunning lady beautiful head everything in the right place just today she did not have her coat on, but could not be denied her place.

3rd McCabes Rachdale Elegance

Open Bitch (9 Entries 4 Abs)
1st Dennis, Harris & D Morgan Nattaset Sonata Arctica at Mariglen dark blue with a lovely head well chiselled dark expressive eyes low set ears longest of lean necks level topline excellent spring of rib deep chest shown in good coat and condition, moved well on strong hindquarters.

2nd Grimsdells Tattersett Clever Cookie another super quality bitch who is so well constructed gentle expression low set ears long lean neck good lay of shoulders deep chest with plenty of heart room, strong muscular hindquarters, presented in tip top condition and moved with drive.

3rd Hartle & Stone Hartsett All My Lovin


Championship Show – Memorial Classes

Many thanks to the committee for the invitation to judge at this show and for their excellent hospitality.

David Ingham Memorial Special Yearling Award (12,6abs)

      1st Snook  – Dalreavoch Northern Caper

Well presented in good condition, a promising boy who is in a typical stage of development                                  for his age. Square in outline, good head and eye, long arched neck, sufficient bone, decent topline, deep chest, good bend of stifle, nicely muscled and covered the ground confidently on the move.

2nd Bailey   – Ravensett Seville at Gwithian

Another boy in a similar stage of development to 1st . Well constructed with decent  bone, deep chest and plenty of rib. Masculine head with soft expression and long arched neck, good topline but just a little longer cast than I would prefer. Presented in good coat and moved well.

3rd Bryant & Hollis – Silvamoon Storm Trooper For Phensett

The Special Open Memorial Award (13,2abs)

1st  Taylor – Wansleydale Margarita

What a girl, she has everything going for her. Nice size o/b with lovely square outline, feminine head of good proportions, kind dark eye with soft expression, long arched neck. Well constructed throughout with good bone and deep chest with plenty of rib, level topline and correct tail set. Her movement is relaxed, free and easy yet ground covering at the same time, she held her topline on the move with good head carriage also and a lashing tail that never stops. Presented in good coat. I could not deny her today and so pleased to see her later go BIS, well done.

2nd Howarth  – Alolfrana Kansas Kate at Moorbrook

Another nice square girl, a little smaller type than 1st but has an attractive head with  expressive eye. Well put together, level topline, short body, well developed ribcage, deep chest and good angulation. Movement once she settled was also free and easy with that excellent tail action that never stops even when standing. In good coat .Would personally prefer just a bit more of her.

3rd Oliver – Bramstorm Oberon
RUTH ROBERTS (Judge)

 Memorial Classes for NESS Championship Show 20/7/2019

Many thanks to the committee for the invitation to judge at this show and for their excellent hospitality.

David Ingham Memorial Special Yearling Award (12,6abs)

      1st Snook  – Dalreavoch Northern Caper

Well presented in good condition, a promising boy who is in a typical stage of development                                  for his age. Square in outline, good head and eye, long arched neck, sufficient bone, decent topline, deep chest, good bend of stifle, nicely muscled and covered the ground confidently on the move.

2nd Bailey   – Ravensett Seville at Gwithian

Another boy in a similar stage of development to 1st . Well constructed with decent  bone, deep chest and plenty of rib. Masculine head with soft expression and long arched neck, good topline but just a little longer cast than I would prefer. Presented in good coat and moved well.

3rd Bryant & Hollis – Silvamoon Storm Trooper For Phensett

The Special Open Memorial Award (13,2abs)

1st  Taylor – Wansleydale Margarita

What a girl, she has everything going for her. Nice size o/b with lovely square outline, feminine head of good proportions, kind dark eye with soft expression, long arched neck. Well constructed throughout with good bone and deep chest with plenty of rib, level topline and correct tail set. Her movement is relaxed, free and easy yet ground covering at the same time, she held her topline on the move with good head carriage also and a lashing tail that never stops. Presented in good coat. I could not deny her today and so pleased to see her later go BIS, well done.

2nd Howarth  – Alolfrana Kansas Kate at Moorbrook

Another nice square girl, a little smaller type than 1st but has an attractive head with  expressive eye. Well put together, level topline, short body, well developed ribcage, deep chest and good angulation. Movement once she settled was also free and easy with that excellent tail action that never stops even when standing. In good coat .Would personally prefer just a bit more of her.

3rd Oliver – Bramstorm Oberon
RUTH ROBERTS (Judge)

Northern English Setter open show 4th May 2019

First, I would like to say a big thank you to the officers and committee for inviting me to judge their open show. This was my first judging appointment at this level and I really enjoyed the day. It was a shame we could not be outdoors as the hall is not the biggest, but the committee made some alterations to the ring that allowed the dogs more room to move and that was greatly appreciated, thank you.

Veteran Dog/Bitch

1st Sh.Ch. Canteris Careless Whisper 8yrs young O/B bitch. One who I have judged before and she is still a lovely example of our breed. Sweetest expression with a kind dark eye, good length of neck into oblique shoulders, has retained her topline and moves with ease belying her age. Thank you for bringing her back to me.

2nd Canonsett Crazy Love 8yrs young B/B/T dog. He was clearly enjoying his day out today and what a joy to have him still moving so freely, he really did not look his age. He just paddled bit coming towards me. Kind expression with a lovely dark eye, kept his topline on the move, great use of his tail.

Minor Puppy Dog/Bitch

1st Gemsett Ice Cold in Alex O/B bitch 7 months old. This little girl certainly exudes confidence, elegance and class. She moves so positively with fabulous tail action; I could not take my eyes off her. Prettiest of heads with a hint of mischief in her dark eyes, lovely arched neck into correct lay of shoulder. Deep chest with plenty of heart room with a well-muscled rear end. Not a small bitch but one I loved and could have taken home. R.B.B & B.P.I.S.

2nd Hawklawn Snazzy Jazzy 7mths B.B.T. bitch This bitch is built on a smaller frame than 1 but is so well put together and I am sure will swap places with 1 many times. Exquisite feminine head with a dark kind eye, good topline with great tail action.

3rd Bumblecorn Ash of Tattay

Puppy Dog/Bitch

1st Silvamoon Storm Trooper for Phensett  11mths B.B.T dog, Masculine of heads, leading into a strong neck and well developed shoulders, he has a strong topline with plenty of bone and substance. He has plenty of heart room with strong quarters to power his big frame. He could have done with a much bigger ring as he is a big mover.

2nd Kenaiteen Feta Balvenie 9 months O.B bitch. This young bitch has a kind eye and a gentle expression. Good length of neck into good shoulders with a lovely straight front a short compact body with good rear angulation, just not as confident or mature as 1 today.

3rd Ravensett Giovanni

Junior Dog

1st Glenmaurangi Starman 17 months B.B.T dog, a dog I have admired before and he oozes ring presence. Was pleased to award him his last JW point today, just needs to mature now. A lovely kind masculine head with a gentle eye. Lovely front assembly into deep chest with strong hindquarters. A bit rangy at this age, but in time I think he will trouble the best of them. In good coat for his age, another that needs a bigger ring to see his movement but he coped well today.

2nd Dalreavoch Northern Caper 15 months B.B dog, good head on this youngster, lean muscular neck. In good coat for his age, just tended to crab a little on the move today.

Yearling Dog

1st Latin Lover Rewind for Larrenie 20 months B.B dog. This young dog moves with such enthusiasm it was a joy to watch as he moved effortlessly around the ring, his handler did well to hold on. Lean head with dark eyes, plenty of heart room, strong hind-quarters with an ever-lashing tail lots of substance and muscle tone to this young boy. He did not disappoint me today.

Graduate Dog

1st Hartsettt Flash Dance 2 ½ yr O.B dog. This young man ticked the boxes in this class today, such a melting kind expression which I fell for, not over done in any way. Strong muscular neck into a good lay of shoulder, a good strong topline with a happy tail. Moved with drive and purpose. Considered him for higher honours.

2nd Latin Lover Rewind for Larrenie

Just unlucky to meet 1 in this class as I felt 1 had more maturity today.

3rd Ravensett Carnelian at Redbornstoke

 

Post Graduate Dog

1st Hawklawn Khamsin at Balvenie 2 ½ yr old O/B dog, also another I have judged before and he has grown into a very handsome boy. Pleased to see he is fulfilling his potential. Gentle masculine head with a kind dark eye. Elegant length of neck into a well laid shoulder, deep set ribs. Solid topline with strong hind-quarters. Would have loved to see him striding around a bigger ring, worthy of top honours and sure his day will come.

2nd Wandsfell Call the the Shots at Oaklawn nearly 3yr old O/B male. Another I have admired from the ring side, moved with plenty of drive, masculine gentle expression. Just would have preferred a bit more coat to the fill the picture.

3rd Upperwood Michaelmas Man.

Limit Dog

1st Canteris Cool for Catz 3 ½ yr old B.B Dog. This young dog is certainly coming to his best now. Kind gentle expression on a masculine head, not overdone in any way. Strong arched neck into a well laid shoulder strong in his body with plenty of substance, strong level topline with lovely lashing tail. Moved with purpose and drive, lots of ring expression. R.B.D

2nd Stardene Montgomery of Redbornstoke 5yr old B.B.T dog. This dog is built on working lines and what a handsome man he is. The gentlest of souls, just waiting for a sneaky cuddle from a judge. Alert expression with the gentlest of eyes, solidly built with plenty of heart room, really enjoying his day out and I certainly enjoyed judging him thank you.

Open Dog

1st Mariglen Fetlar Caspellwynd 5 yr old B.B dog. This dog certainly needs no introduction. Oozes ring presence and floated around the ring, so light on his toes but moves with real purpose. I judged him as a young dog and he has just improved as time has gone on. Most handsome expression with the kindest eyes. Arched neck into oblique shoulders, fabulous straight front with a deep set rib with plenty of heart room, well-muscled hindquarters and an ever-happy tail. So pleased to have gone over him now as an established male. Easily B.D and B.I.S

Junior Bitch

1st Ultra Violet B.B.T 14 months bitch, Sweet young lady with a lean head and dark eye. Carrying a bit more weight than necessary which did not help her movement today.

Special Yearling

1st Wansleydale Cointreau for Shadymoore O/B bitch, I have admired this young lady many times at the ring side and she was certainly worth waiting for. Sweetest of heads, with a kind dark eye. Lengthy arched neck into a well laid shoulder, deep well sprung rib with a good rear engine to power her around the ring. Moved true and elegantly, loved her.

2nd Wansleydale Frangelico for Mirkwood B.B.T bitch. Did not realize that 1 & 2 are sisters, No. 2 looks more mature than 1. Although carrying a bit more weight than needed so spoilt her movement today.

Graduate Bitch

1st Wansleydale Frangelico for Mirkwood

Limit Bitch

1st Alolfrana Kansas Kate at Moorbrook B.B.T bitch, looking at my notes it starts with a lashing tail, what a happy young lady this bitch is. Prettiest expression with a hint of naughtiness in her eyes. She is starting to come to her best now with masses of good quality coat to complete the picture, moved effortlessly around the ring today using her well angulated hindquarters and that ever-lashing tail. B.B & R.B.I.S.

Judge Mel Sharples

Northern English Setter Society Open Show – Saturday 4th May 2019


I would like to say thank you to the committee for inviting me to judge at the Breed club show.

Veteran Dog or Bitch 2 (1)
1st – Stead’s – Canonsett Crazy Love – 8 year old Blue Belton and Tan dog with a pleasant head and
expression. Good topline moved well. Best Veteran.

Minor Puppy Dog/Bitch (5)(1)
1st – Harris’s – Gemsett Ice Cold In Alex – At just 7 months has a lot going for her, lovely head and
expression, well off for bone, shown in lovely condition. Happy mover. Just needs time.
2nd – Williamson’s – Hawklawn Snazzy Jazzy – Blue Belton & Tan bitch sound construction, lovely
head and eye, good outline another one who just needs time.
3rd – Taylor’s – Bumblecorn Ash of Tattay

Puppy Dog/Bitch (4)
1st – Schoneville & Derry’s – Kenaiteen Feta Balvenie – I thought this bitch was absolutely lovely, so
sound all through. Beautifully constructed with a super outline, correct in shoulder and return of
upper arm, excellent bone, level topline, good tail and set. Moved with animation using her tail. Was
under no illusion she would be my Best Puppy In Show. Loved everything about her RBB.
2nd – Wilson’s – Ravensett Giovanni – Orange dog with a nice head and expression, good topline,
moved out well, good muscletone.
3rd – Bryant’s – Silvamoon Storm Trooper for Phenset

Junior Dog (5)(2)
1st – Phillip’s, Bryant & Watkins – Glenmaurangi Starman – Young blue belton & tan with a correct
outline, long neck into correct lay of shoulder with good return of upper arm, level topline and
excellent tail set. Well balanced. Just needs time to mature. RBD.
2nd – Snook’s – Dalreavoch Northern Caper – Blue dog with a lovely head good length of neck but
spoilt with over trimming. Level topline and good tail and set.
3rd – Wilson’s – Ravensett Giovanni

Yearling Dog (3)(1)
1st – Lawson’s – Wansleydale Dorian Gray – Another lovely blue belton and tan with excellent head
and expression, good outline with super neck and shoulders which flow into his topline, good tail
set, balanced all through. Moved well.
2nd – Normansell’s – Latin Lover Rewind for Larrenie – Blue belton with a good topline, well put
together and balanced.

Graduate Dog (4)
1st – Lawson’s – Wansleydale Dorian Gray
2nd – Arkley’s – Hartsett Flash Dance – Slightly heavier in head than my winner but overall a nice
orange dog. Balanced all through. Good in shoulder and topline.
3rd – Normansell’s – Latin Lover Rewind for Larrenie

Post Graduate (3)
1st – Schoneville & Derry’s – Hawklawn Khamsin at Balvenie – Super young orange dog who has all the
requirements to go all the way. Balanced in head with kind expression, excellent neck and shoulders
with correct return of upper arm. Clean in outline with correct tail and set. Good angulation to rear
quarters and excellent tail set. Moved well in the limited space. Had no hesitation in giving him Best
Dog and then later BIS.
2nd – Lawton’s – Wandsfell Call the Shots for Oaklawn – Another orange dog who was just unlucky to
meet the winner. Lots to like about him, balanced all through just needs coat to complete the
picture.
3rd – Stead’s – Upper Michaelmas Man

Limit (2)(1)
1st – Jones’s – Stardente Montgomery at Redbornstoke – Tri dog of working stock, well muscled. Nice
dark eye.

Open (2)(1)
1st – Thomson’s – Sh Ch Mariglen Fetlar Caspellwynd – Well off for bone and condition. Kind head and
expression, level topline, shown in full coat, moved okay.

Junior Bitch (1)
1st – Bott, Allen & Morgan’s – Sorbus About Last Night with Quensha – Loved everything about this
orange bitch but not happy on the day on the stack. Super outline with everything in the right place.
Balanced all through. Just needs time.
2nd – Stead’s – Ultra Violet – Blue belton and tan, slightly longer cast than winner and not as
balanced. Dark eye, pretty head. Moved okay.

Yearling Bitch (3)(2)
1st – Golby’s – Wansleydale Cointreau for Shadymoore – Orange bitch with a good neck and well laid
shoulders excellent bone and condition, level topline.
Graduate Bitch (2)(2)
Post Graduate Bitch (0)

Limit Bitch (5)(1)
1st – Howarth’s – Alolfrana Kansas Kate At Moorbrook JW – Lots to like about this blue belton and
tan, balanced outline, with excellent topline, correct bone, everything flowed through, excellent tail
set, moved well . Best Bitch and RBIS.
2nd – Dennis’s – Mariglen Sweet Pea – Orange bitch slightly longer in body than winner sweet head
and expression, good bone, not the topline of the winner.
3rd – Jarvis’s – Hawklawn Summer Breeze

Open (0)

Judge- Rebecca Martin