Championship Show 16 - THE IRISH WOLFHOUND CLUB

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Irish Wolfhound Club Championship Show 2016
Best in Show: Ms L Pinkney's HYDEBECK IMPERIAL RULER JW
Res Best in Show:  Mrs M Holder & Mr D Howe's CH MASCOTTS CRACKERJACK ShCM
Best Opposite Sex: Mrs T Sumner's CH DUKESARUM TEGAN
Best Puppy in Show: Ms L Pinkney's HYDEBECK RULER OF THE STARS
Best Veteran in Show: Mrs D Tebbutt's CH CAREDIG DELILAH

Centre: Judge Mrs S Wilkinson, IWC Chairman Mr N Box, IWC Secretary Mrs P Pask
 
 
 
Best in Show:  
Ms L Pinkney's HYDEBECK IMPERIAL RULER JW
 
 
 
 
Reserve Best in Show:  Mrs M Holder & Mr D Howe's 
CH MASCOTTS CRACKERJACK ShCM
 
 
 
 
Best Puppy in Show:  
Ms L Pinkney's HYDEBECK RULER OF THE STARS
 
 
 
 
Best Veteran in Show:  
Mrs D Tebbutt's CH CAREDIG DELILAH
 
 
 
 
 
 

CLASS WINNERS
 
Minor Puppy Dog (3 entries, 1 absent)
Minor Puppy Bitch (1 entry)
1st  Appleyard's BONAFORTE'S JUSTICE
What a beautiful puppy to start the day. 8 month old cream shown in superb condition, kind head and melting expression, well made front, good lay of shoulder, excellent feet good topline and super hindquarters, well let down hocks, moved out really well for his age A promising baby. BPD

2nd  Allitt's MADIGAN THE MAGNIFICENT OF JASCARAH
7 month old grey brindle, pleasing head good reach of neck, deep chest, reasonable hindquarters, needs more time to settle on the move, kindly handled.  
1st Pinkney's HYDEBECK RULER OF THE STARS
What a pretty baby, who likes to rule her mum , just seven months, full of character and quality, sweet head and expression, well arched neck, excellent forechest, strong bone, correct topline and tail set, well made hindquarters, lovely length of stride, a very promising baby with a great future. BPB and BPIS   
 
 
 
Puppy Dog (No entries)
Puppy Bitch (6 entries, 1 absent)
 
 
 
 
1st Bradley's GLENGAIL GGWENDOLYN
Upstanding puppy of eleven months, feminine head, good reachy neck, deep brisket and good fill of forechest, strong topline, well let down hocks, great muscle tone, moved out well. 

2nd Treadwell's GLENGAIL GGERALDINE AT FLOYDIAN
Litter sister to above and similar comments apply, feminine, well made excellent condition, good bone and feet, kindest of expressions lots of promise very little to choose between them, today one just a tad more positive on the move, sure they will exchange places many times.

3rd Gilbert's ANSTYARNA BETTY BOO
Another promising baby, liked her type, feminine in head and expression, good reach of neck, strongly made, and well balanced, good coat, just needs to settle on the move, but a good example of the breed.   

Res Reeves's BALLYPHELAN FIANNA

VHC Keeling's BALLYPHELAN FLAMENCO 
AT TORMOREWOLF
 
 
 
Junior Dog (5 entries, 1 absent)
Junior Bitch (10 entries, 1 absent)
Photo: Simon Bridges
1st  Das Purkayastha's RAVENSBEECH ROMANUS AMONG NECKREBAGH
Well presented hound , handsome head and kind expression, good front, strong straight bone, deep chest , nice width all through stifle. Well let down hocks, good jacket, moved out with a steady gait.

2nd  Macaulay's GARTLOVE GALENLOGAN
 Lovely head and dark eye, good front assembly, well arched neck into correct lay of shoulder, well off for bone, muscled rear, carrying a little extra weight today, moved out well, a quality hound.

3rd  Sumner's DUKESARUM ATTACUS
 A very different type, tall and rangy black, pleasing head, well off for bone , correct topline, well muscled throughout, at this time still very raw very much a work in progress, he moves out with a ground covering stride. Shall watch with interest how he matures.   

Res  Reeves's WOLFHOUSE COUNT BASIE
1st Macaulay's GARTLOVE GHLEANN BRONAGH
Much to like about this 15 month old girl, prettiest of heads, arched neck into well laid shoulders, , deep in chest and good width all through, strong hindquarters which she used to advantage, well let down hocks and good tail carriage. Sound and free on the move, super jacket completes the picture.
 
2nd Sumner's DUKESARUM SCOUT
 A different type, more rangy but a very appealing black, kind expression, shown in excellent condition, good bone and feet, muscular and really moves out covering the ground.

3rd Tebbutt's BRACHAN DOLIG WEN CAREDIG
Very pretty well made bitch, much to like, well constructed front, good topline, well muscled rear, well off for bone, another good moving hound.

Res MacLeod's BRACHAN EIRA

VHC Sumner's DUKESARUM SERAFINA
 
 
 
Yearling Dog (8 entries, 4 absent)
Yearling Bitch (6 entries)
1st  Tebbutt's CAREDIG BARBARIAN
 This well made hound headed up a really nice class of youngsters, kind in head and expression, he presents a lovely clean outline, he has good bone and feet, correct width throughout, well held topline, good hindquarters, well muscled, and he moved out soundly. 

2nd  Ashby's ASHGROAVE BURLEIGH BOWDEY
Attractive youngster, most pleasing in head, dark eye, balanced front and rear, excellent tuck up, super coat, good tail set and carriage. Strong dog on the move, needs to settle a little more, but liked him a great deal. 

3rd  Bogart's MASCOTTS CONQUISTADOR
Much to like about this dark brindle, handsome head, well arched neck, deep chest and well ribbed back, good muscle tone throughout, good bend of stifle, shown in excellent condition, movement not quite as positive as 1 and 2.

Res  Dolling's AMAETHON FEEBEE'S HOME 
OF CHAROBIE (IMP CZE)
1st Ashby's ASHGROAVE BURLEIGH OAKLEY
 Took my eye as she came in the ring, beautiful wheaten of excellent type, kindest of heads, dark eyes, nicely rosed ears, long and muscular neck, good lay of shoulder, strong straight forelegs balanced by powerful hindquarters, shown in great condition her young handler showed off her strong rhythmic hind action to advantage pleased to award her Res CC.

2nd Bridges' KATY PERRY ROAN INISH OF BARRASSY (IKC)
A promising youngster, with most appealing head and expression, super type, good width in forechest, reachy neck, well held ears, strong topline, and well ribbed back, good hindquarters, she has great length of stride.

3rd Cramphorn's YELXBA VICTORIA
 Well constructed hound feminine head, she is very well made, beautifully balanced all through, strong and muscular, shown in excellent condition, can see her doing the job she was bred to do, moves out at a steady pace.   

Res Redfern's TULLSTOWN CHARISMATIC CADENCE 
AT RAINSTER (IMP DK)

VHC Sumner's DUKESARUM SERAFINA
 
 
 
Novice Dog (1 entry, 1 absent)
Novice Bitch (7 entries, 4 absent)
 
 
 
 
1st MacLeod's BRACHAN EIRA
Really nice houndy bitch of pleasing type, shown in great condition and well handled, sweet expression, good ear set, arched neck and good lay of shoulder, nice depth of body , and well ribbed back, well let down hocks, and she moved with purpose and drive in this class.

2nd  Bligh's BONAFORTE'S ENCHANTED AT RAVENCRAG
An enchanting pretty wheaten bitch, pleasing outline, good reach of neck into well held topline, good width through stifle, strong hindquarters,  moved out with a steady gait.

3rd Bradley's GLENGAIL GGWENDOLYN
 
 
 
Post Graduate Dog (6 entries, 1 absent)
Post Graduate Bitch (6 entries, 2 absent)
1st Du Rose's BONAFORTE'S EARL GREY
 I have admired this dog from the ring side and he does not disappoint under the hand. Super type, love his head, darkest of eyes, good reach of neck, correct lay of shoulder. Well ribbed back good in top and underline, covers the ground with ease. 

2nd Sumner's CUFODHLA GLEN OF THE DOWNS
AT DUKESARUM
 2 year old red wheaten, lovely expression and head, strong bone, well placed shoulders, good arch over loin, strong muscular hindquarters, sound and powerful on the move.

3rd Severn-Kumar's GAELMARQUE MELTON SAY
Well made hound shown in good jacket and condition. Correct top and underline, kind expression, would prefer more length of neck, deep in body, and well muscled, sound mover.

Res Jones's DRAUGFARA MINYELION

VHC Jones's CONMERYL MONTGOMERY
1st Sheppard's CONMERYL MISS SCARLET 
FOR GOLDSWIFT
Well constructed dark brindle with kind head and pleasing expression, arched neck into well held topline, strong straight forelegs, deep brisket, good flare of pelvis, well ribbed back, nice tuck up, a quality bitch who certainly can move very fit for purpose.

2nd Sumner's BALLYPHELAN ROSY RYAN
Dark bitch in good coat, head of correct proportions, strong arched neck, stands a little wide in front, good topline, correct ribbing, shown in hard muscular condition, handled with kindness , moved well in profile but moving wide coming towards me.

3rd Bligh's BONAFORTE'S ENCHANTED AT RAVENCRAG

Res Lake's BONAFORTE'S AISHAH
 
 
 
Mid Limit Dog (7 entries, 2 absent )
Mid Limit Bitch (9 entries, 4 absent )
1st Poole & Sheppard's CONMERYL MARKSMAN 
WITH GOLDSWIFT
 Well made hound of good type, an honest Wolfhound nothing overdone, kind expression strong arched neck into good front assembly, well filled forechest, good strong topline which he holds on the move. Muscular rear, well let down hocks , excellent coat and moved with a powerful stride.
 
2nd Sumner's DUKESARUM WINSTON
 Red brindle, lovely head and dark eyes, correct sloping shoulder placement, good width all through, deep brisket, muscular hindquarters which he used well on the move, preferred the overall balance of winner.

3rd Wilkes's STRICKENOAK CLANRICKARDE ShCM
Kind in head and expression, nicely arched neck, good depth of chest, well ribbed back , correct bend of stifle , not moving as freely as I have seen him before.   

Res Bogart's NELLWYN'S MR OZYMANDIAS

VHC Gregory's KILLOUGHERY THE BARON
1st Braine's SOLSTRAND CELTIC FLAME 
FOR HOLLYHENGE
What a lovely girl, she has such sound movement, I like her for type, the most feminine of heads, correctly made front , strong forelegs and good feet, deep chest , strong over the loin, muscular rear, with good width through the stifle, a very good Wolfhound.

2nd Sumner's DUKESARUM GYPSY
 Different in type, not the head of one but she presents with an excellent outline, well arched neck, good shoulder placement, correct underline and tuck up, and on the move has real reach and drive.  

3rd Sumner's KILLOUGHERY BRAELA OF BALLYPHELAN
Feminine head, good shoulder and well made forehand, good depth of brisket, muscled hindquarters, well angulated, not moving as well as first two a tad un co-ordinated at times.   

Res Campbell-Woodford's RIVENHOUNDS BONFIRE 
AT KILMACDUAGH

VHC Poole & Sheppard's HARROPINE SENSIBILITY
 
 
 
Limit Dog (8 entries, 3 absent)
Limit Bitch (6 entries, 2 absent)
1st Pinkney's HYDEBECK IMPERIAL RULER JW
Loved this boy, beautifully presented as always from this kennel, masculine head, excellent arch of neck into strongly made front construction, excellent tuck up, crisp coat, good bone and feet, well developed hindquarters and second thigh, shown in hard condition, easy and active on the move pleased to award him the DCC and subsequently BIS and the movement cup.

2nd Porter's PITLOCHRY'S QUAROS 
FOR LINDALL (Imp NDL)
 Really liked this typy hound, kind head and expression, dark eye, arched neck into good lay of shoulder, deep brisket, sound and well made hindquarters, he moved out with good length of stride, a quality hound.

3rd Severn-Kumar's GAELMARQUE DRAP DE BERRY
Such a beautiful hound, a head of quality and that ethereal look, super coat, and condition, balanced forehand, muscular rear, good bone and feet, and yet on the move does not do himself justice, he is very sound but lacking enthusiasm, nevertheless a hound of great quality.   

Res Jones's MADIAMOY GENTLE SAXON 
OF CASTELLBLYTH

VHC Walters' KILLOUGHERY THE BOUNDER
1st Catlow's MASCOTTS CASSIS LAOISEACH
 A most feminine bitch love her head and expression, nicely balanced through the forehand, good in topline, well off for bone into good feet, good muscle tone and correct rear angulation. Shown in excellent coat and condition, she has substance and quality moved with an easy effortless stride. 

2nd Porter's GEAL CAILIN FOR LINDALL (IKC)
Appealing head and dark eye, arched neck, into good shoulders and top line, correct tail set and carriage, nice length and width all through, and moving out very well.

3rd Redfern's RAINSTER ALICE
A very pleasing hound, super outline, feminine and kind expression, super muscle tone throughout, good forechest, and good sweep of stifle, not as settled today as first two but much to like.   

Res McKenzie-Hewitt's ARATHORN FAIR LADY BRETHIL OF NILREMRISE
 
 
 
Open Dog (7 entries, 2 absent)
Open Bitch (8 entries, 3 absent)
1st Holder & Howe's MASCOTTS CRACKERJACK ShCM
Another lovely quality hound, masculine, strong, when standing presents a series of curves , typical gazehound expression, strong neck excellent fill of forechest , well off for bone, muscular hindquarters, well developed second thigh, good feet shown in excellent condition. Difficult decision in the challenge but on the last run round I preferred the going away action of Imperial Ruler, but nevertheless he is a sound honest moving hound, and well deserving of the res CC and res BIS.

2nd Surrell & Coleman's BOKRA AMNESTY
 Different in type, but what a well made athletic hound.  Pleasing head, very well constructed all through, arched neck, correct topline and tail set, deep chest and good width in forehand, well ribbed back, strong straight forelegs, shown in great condition, very fit for function. Good coat texture, great length of stride with an easy gait

3rd Tebbutt's CAREDIG CARADOG
 Another hound of quality, such a kind face, and in his expression you can see he so loves his owner, in fact this owner has such empathy with all his hounds, a joy to see. Strong , muscular neck, good fill of forechest and lay of shoulder, good tail set and carriage, plenty of width through rear, and great muscle tone throughout, has good extension and a powerful mover. Three very good examples of the breed.   

Res Pask's CH BARONGLEN THE LAWMAN ShCM

VHC Reeves's WOLFHOUSE COUNT BASIE
1st Sumner's CH DUKESARUM TEGAN
What a lovely girl, beautiful head, arched neck and muscular neck, strong topline, deep chest, nice ribbing, strong in rear with correct width through stifle and good second thigh, well let down hocks, well set on tail, and how she could move and this combined with her type and soundness won her the class and BCC.

2nd Pinkney's CH HYDEBECK IMPERIAL DREAM JW
An impressive champion with so much to like about her, strong athletic bitch, pleasing head, well muscled, shown in hard tip top condition, well balanced angulation, correct top and underline, moved with great reach and drive.

3rd Tebbutt's CH CAREDIG CARIAD
Kindest of heads and dark eye, good reach of neck, deep in brisket, excellent topline, well balanced all through, good coat and condition, moved well, completed a trio of top class hounds.  

Res Sumner's BALLYPHELAN DAMSON

VHC McKenzie-Hewitt's BALLALYN'S REACH OUT 
OF NILREMSRISE
 
 
 
Veteran Dog (1 entry)
Veteran Bitch (9 entries, 3 absent)
1st  Warwick's CAIRNSTORM FIRST EDITION
 An old favourite of mine, and so thrilled to see him back in the ring, at 9 and half he is in good condition, lovely head, I like his overall balance, well made forechest, deep brisket, well ribbed back, good tail , he has an easy stride and very sound. I so hated making a decision between him and the veteran bitch winner. What I would say is that both winners should be justly proud to have their veterans in great condition, and maybe in future the veteran classes could be age split. Consider though how wonderful this is to even contemplate this action in the Irish Wolfhound?   
1st Tebbutt's CH CAREDIG DELILAH
7 year old in just fabulous condition, beautiful for type, kind head and melting expression, good arched neck, into correct shoulder placement, well filled forechest, nice width to her hindquarters, powerful movement, her overall fit for function condition won her the class and Best Veteran in show, she, like First Edition, good examples of the breed, but nearly three years in age makes such difference, each have great qualities and I congratulate their owners. 

2nd Holder & Howe's MASCOTTS NELLWYNS MISS ELLA
Remember her as a puppy - where do the years go,? Still a lovely hound, so pretty and feminine, of good type and quality, good in top and underline, shown in great condition, correct angulation front and rear, Steady even gait. 

3rd Du Rose's HERMINE VON DER SILLERQUELLE 
BEI HELIODOR (IMP DEU)
 10 year old wheaten bitch , most appealing head and expression, good depth and balance, excellent coat, loved her for type not as steady on the move as first two but as with all the bitches in this class a great credit to their owners. A humbling experience.  

Res  Warwick's CULKEERAN MAINE AT CAIRNSTORM

VHC MacLeod's SEPLECUR LITTLE CHIPPA OF BRACHAN

HC Donaldson's RAINSTER ROSA AT KIRKCARSWELL
 
 
 
Dave Malley Memorial Class (2 entries)
Jean Malley Memorial Class (5 entries, 1 absent, 1 w/d)
1st Bogart's MASCOTTS CONQUISTADOR

2nd  Bogart's NELLWYN'S MR OZYMANDIAS
Much to like about this hound, lovely expression, shown in excellent condition strong arched neck, shoulder placement not as good as winner deep chest, strong bone, he moves well but I wish he would lower his tail it does spoil the overall picture, and today preferred the elegance of Conquistador, but two well loved and well presented hounds. 
1st  Treadwell's GLENGAIL GGERALDINE AT FLOYDIAN

2nd  Bligh's BONAFORTE'S ENCHANTED AT RAVENCRAG

3rd  Keeling's BALLYPHELAN FLAMENCO 
AT TORMOREWOLF
A pretty bitch, giving lots away in this class, nicely made all through, pretty head, and showing herself off well for her handler.
 
 
 
Captain Graham Memorial Class 
(8 entries, 3 absent)

Judge: Mr John Sumner (Ballyphelan)


1st Das Purkayastha's 
RAVENSBEECH ROMANUS AMONG NECKREBAGH

2nd Bogart's MASCOTTS CONQUISTADOR

3rd Bogart's NELLWYN'S MR OZYMANDIAS

Res Gilbert's ANSTYARNA ALBERT EINSTEIN

VHC Vaudin's MACCAURA LACEY OF TORTEVAL (IMP USA)
 
 
 
Brace (7 entries, 4 absent)
Team (1 entry)
1st Tebbutt's
Well matched and moved in unison.

2nd  Ashby's

3rd  MacLeod's
1st  Tebbutt's
What can I say? Amazing!!!!   
 
 
 
TROPHIES
Graham Shield 
Best in Show 
Pinkney's
HYDEBECK IMPERIAL RULER JW
Irish Guards Shield 
Best Opposite Sex 
Sumner's CH DUKESARUM TEGAN
Irish Guards Trophy 
Reserve Best in Show 
Holder & Howe's
CH MASCOTTS CRACKERJACK ShCM
Halcyon Challenge Cup 
Best Puppy 
Pinkney's
HYDEBECK RULER OF THE  STARS
Zephyr Trophy 
Best Veteran 
Tebbutt's CH CAREDIG DELILAH
Ifold Loving Cup 
Best of the RCC Winners 
Holder & Howe's
CH MASCOTTS CRACKERJACK ShCM
IWA Trophy 
Best Opp. Sex RCC Winner 
 Ashby's ASHGROAVE BURLEIGH OAKLEY
Bredonswicke Cup
Best Movement & Conformation
Pinkney's
HYDEBECK IMPERIAL RULER JW
Champion Clodagh Cup 
Best Head, Eyes & Expression 
Poole & Sheppard's
HARROPINE SENSIBILITY
Best Dog under 2 years -
Tebbutt's CAREDIG BARBARIAN
Best Bitch under 2 years -
Ashby's ASHGROAVE BURLEIGH OAKLEY
Finloren Cup 
Best Novice MacLeod's BRACHAN EIRA
Brabyns Cup
Best Limit 
Pinkney's
HYDEBECK IMPERIAL RULER JW
Stud Dog Cup
Best Progeny in Show
Tebbutt's CH CAREDIG CARADOG
Brood Bitch Cup 
Best Progeny in Show
Tebbutt's CH CAREDIG DELILAH
Height Cup Dog
Tallest Dog
Bogart's MASCOTTS CONQUISTADOR
Height Cup Bitch 
Tallest Bitch
Not awarded
Capt Graham Memorial Trophy
-Das Purkayastha's RAVENSBEECH ROMANUS AMONG NECKREBAGH
 
 
 
 
 
Special Award Classes
Judge: Ms S Evans (Braewisan)

 
Novice (11 entries, 2 absent)
Post Graduate (8 entries, 2 absent)
1st Bradley's GLENGAIL GGWENDOLYN
11 month old bitch puppy with beautiful lines and curves in all the right places. Super head and neck flowing into a very good front. Beautiful topline which she held well on the move. Excellent bone and moved with drive and determination. Lovely coat. I look forward to seeing her develop and sure that she has a bright future.

2nd Pask's AMARACH CAITIN AT BARONGLEN
15 month old tall, upstanding, strong young lady. Lovely head and good lay of shoulder. Deep chest, well ribbed up and covered the ground with her long strides. I would prefer a little longer upper arm but she will take a long time to mature and is well put together for this stage. Good hindquarters and in super condition. 

3rd Das Purkayastha's RAVENSBEECH ROMANUS AMONG NECKREBAGH
A super strong boy of 14 months whom I have had under me before and always liked him. Masculine without being bullish, lovely head and expression, good length of neck flowing into a good front. Deep chest and well ribbed. Curvy hind quarters, moved well showing off his good, even gait.  

Res MacLeod's BRACHAN EIRA

VHC Keeling's BALLYPHELAN FLAMENCO 
AT TORMOREWOLF
1st Ashby's ASHGROAVE BURLEIGH BOWDEY
A beautifully balanced 20 month old wheaten bitch whose age belied her mature looks. Has curves in all the right places and a powerful, straight mover who set her young handler a challenge to move her correctly but whom showed her off extremely well. Super head with dark eye, correct ears and neck set. Excellent bone throughout, well ribbed and flowing into well shaped hind quarters with that lovely rise over loin. A really super girl who is a credit to her breeder and whom I’m sure has a very promising future.

2nd Bridges' KATY PERRY ROAN INISH
OF BARRASSY (IKC)
 A youngster that has been doing very well in the show ring and whom I have followed with interest. Smaller than the first placed girl but equally well made. Beautiful head and expression, strong and long neck, good shoulders, deep chest and broad brisket. Very well balanced throughout with strong hindquarters which she used well on the move. Another straight, powerful mover who covered the ground well on excellent tight feet.

3rd Sheppard's CONMERYL MISS SCARLET 
FOR GOLDSWIFT
A beautiful girl that I have always loved for her looks and character. Handled with excellence and empathy as she always is. Really pushed for the higher placings as she is such a beautiful, straight mover. The kindest expression in dark eyes, feminine head, lovely neck and good shoulder placement. Good tight feet and good width throughout. Her rise over loin went into well shaped hind quarters with well let down hocks. Held her topline on the move.  

Res Wilkes's STRICKENOAK CLANRICKARDE ShCM

VHC Jones's CONMERYL MONTGOMERY
 
 
Open (7 entries, 4 absent)
 
 
 
1st Bridges' KATY PERRY ROAN INISH 
OF BARRASSY (IKC)
See Special Post Graduate Dog/Bitch above.

2nd Poole & Sheppard's 
CONMERYL MARKSMAN WITH GOLDSWIFT
Another that I have watched with interest from a puppy and have always liked immensely. He really pushed for first place and only just lost out as the 1st moved with such drive and determination. A big upstanding boy with a masculine, handsome head and that lovely, far away gentle expression. Correct rose ears, long strong neck into good shoulder placement. Curves throughout and with well shaped hindquarters which made him a beautifully balanced boy with no exaggerations who moved out straight and true. Super boy.

3rd Donaldson's RAINSTER ROSA AT KIRKCARSWELL
A most lovely and gentle bitch handled beautifully and with empathy. Again, that far away expression that is so typical of sighthounds. Feminine head, good neck and lay of shoulder although I would prefer a slightly longer upper arm to complete the picture. Well ribbed, good topline which she held on the move and strong shapely hind quarters. Moved out and covered the ground well.  
 
 
 
 
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