Championship Show 19 - THE IRISH WOLFHOUND CLUB

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Irish Wolfhound Club 
Championship Show 2019

Judge: Mrs D Tebbutt (Caredig)

 
Photography by Tony Minett.
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Judge: Mrs Debbie Tebbutt
Best in Show: 
Salamon Turini's PENDRAGON DELLA BASSA PAVESE

 

Res Best in Show and Best Opposite Sex in Show:  
Salamon Turini's ITA CH MIRANDA DELLA BASSA PAVESE
Best Puppy in Show: Mrs D Treadwell's FLOYDIAN SARATOGA
Best in Show: Salamon Turini's PENDRAGON DELLA BASSA PAVESE


Best Puppy in Show
Mrs D Treadwell's FLOYDIAN SARATOGA


Best Veteran in Show
Mr K Evans-Jones & Miss M Halsall's 
KRACJIK OF FIRST AVENUE

 
 
 
 
 

Judge
Mrs Debbie Tebbutt
 
 
 
 
 
 

CLASS WINNERS
 
Minor Puppy Dog (4 entries, 1 absent)
Minor Puppy Bitch (3 entries)
1st  Treadwell's FLOYDIAN SARATOGA
Striking pale red brindle ahead of his age in terms of general growth, with lots of muscle, great bone and a good lay of shoulder. He has lovely forechest, an excellent spring of rib and balanced angulation in the hindquarters. Lovely easy gait. Best Puppy in Show.

2nd  Barnbrook's 
HAZIANNE I'VE BEEN BUMBLED AT BRIBIBA
Good head with nice furnishings and lovely ears. I preferred the shoulder on this one over 3rd, and he had better spring of rib and depth of body. He could do with developing more forechest and more curve in the hindquarters, but has good length of body and good topline. My notes say “enjoying himself”.

3rd  Braddyll's CONMERYL QUILLMAN
The youngest in the line up, but a lot to like about him. Lovely pale grey brindle with good head and neat ear carriage. Not the length of upper arm or neck of 1st and 2nd, but better in hind angulation than 2nd and nice and deep in ribs, pleasing topline and well set tail.


1st  Gregory's BRAEWISAN KALLAI AT KILLOUGHERY
Pretty little pale brindle with a really good head, showing long muzzle and accentuated occiput at the moment. She has a sweet expression, and well held, small ears. I liked her length of leg, her nice neck, her front assembly and her smooth feel. Tempted to give her best puppy bitch for her make and quality. The whole class was, of course, new and uncoordinated, but she won for her better front, curves and gentle outline.

2nd  Keary & Casely's BRAEWISAN LADY OF THE MOON
Again, this one had a lovely head and dark pigmentation, nice topline, lovely sweep of hind quarters, slightly shorter in upper arm than 1st, but deep in chest, shapely and with good round strong feet. Rather enthusiastic with her tail.

3rd  Treadwell's FLOYDIAN SAVANNA
Stunning puppy standing, with the winning outline; lovely red brindle with not the head of 1st, but with a great neck and good leg length, lovely layback of upper arm, good lay of shoulder and generally pleasing front. Good muscle, nice and broad over croup and with a gently rising topline. This all went to pieces on the move where she crabbed and appeared to hitch a hind leg.
 
 
 
Puppy Dog (1 entry)
Puppy Bitch (4 entries, 1 absent)
1st  Dawson's HYDEBECK DREAM TYME OF GRAEFYN
Big, well grown pale red brindle puppy with pleasing outline. I liked his length of muzzle and dark eye, good bite, long strong neck and nice proportions to hindquarters. More lay back of upper arm would improve his front. Active on the move.
1st  Catlow's 
HYDEBECK DREAM OF LORELEI AT LAOISEACH
Pretty blonde hound with lots of curves. Best mover of the three. Lovely head with charming whiskers, alert, dark ears, eyes well set and head carried high. She has curves in all the right places, and nice hind angulation with good width. Sound on move. BPB.

2nd  Stirling's CLANLILY DIAMOND DUST
Taller than 1st but very similar in style to 3rd. Dark, leggy bitch with good coat, long upper arm, nice expression, longer foreface than 1st, pleasing outline, and lovely hind quarters with well let down hocks. Not quite the stride behind as the winner. She’s a big girl for a puppy and needs to catch up with her more compact competitors.

3rd  Simpson's CLANLILY STARLIGHT SKY
Tall dark puppy with lots of typical features. Less shape in terms of general outline than 2nd, and a bit lighter in bone, but what a lovely personality. Nice head, good teeth, long straight front legs, wonderfully friendly and enjoying her day.
 
 
 
Junior Dog (5 entries, 1 absent)
Junior Bitch (5 entries, 1 absent)
A very interesting class with 1 and 2 very close.

1st  Pateman's GAELTARRA EIREANN GALEN (IMP NLD)
 A large, curvy, well made male, full of muscle, with great bone and strong hocks. He has a lovely head and the darkest of both ears and eyes. He has good depth of chest and strength of sternum where he outclassed 2nd, reaches out well, and sound in hocks.

2nd  Dawson's AUSTONLEY'S FALCON OF SHALICO
Another super boy with that fabulous combination of lovely dark pigmentation and the crispest of blond coats. Perhaps a touch shorter in muzzle than 1st, but neat ears and a kind expression. He has lovely depth of chest and rising topline and pleasing hind angulation but not the width in upper thigh of 1st. Excellent on the move, covering the ground in an effortless manner.

3rd  Murray's SADE ARYASSON AT SABATA
Tall and rangy dark youngster with nice upper arm, good shoulder, lovely width to chest and well set neck. I particularly liked his length of leg and the proportions of his head. This one looked so much better on the move than standing, showing a real houndy shape with rising topline and striding out well.

Res Taylor & Lynch's GAELTARRA EIREANN WATSON (IMP NLD)

Some errant tails here.

1st  Amoo's SADE RAINBOW
Striking hound with a shining dark coat contrasting with a snowy sternum and matching white toes. Here’s a bitch with real breed type all through who fitted so well into the final line up. Lovely dimensions here in that long muzzle with lovely planes to her head and the darkest pigmentation. I’d like her to develop whiskers to soften her expression. Nice long strong front legs, good underline. In all, a picture of balance. Easy and long striding on the move, and irresistible for the RCC despite her age.

2nd  Pask's BARONGLEN MISS MATILDA
I preferred the head on this bitch. In fact she went on to win the head cup. Her head is classic and she has lovely small ears. Less good in front than 1st, she needs more length in upper arm. Lovely topline, good croup, the crispest of coats and lovely low hocks. Moved well.

3rd  Holder & Howe's SADE ARAYA MASCOTTS
More upright in upper arm, with less sternum and less width in front than 1st at present, but otherwise similar in type. Preferred topline of 1st and 2nd, and they moved better behind. Gentle expression, nice neck, but less width of thigh than 2nd. Well turned out, but has a mind of her own by the looks of it, which I’m sure will develop into her being a stunning show off!

Res  T Sumner's DUKESARUM PEG
 
 
 
Yearling Dog (3 entries, 1 absent)
Yearling Bitch (6 entries, 1 absent)
1st  Salamon Turini's 
PENDRAGON DELLA BASSA PAVESE
Unmistakably of great size and particularly commanding appearance– a rarity in so young a dog. The standard says much about length; with this hound his muzzle is long and the planes of his head really pleasing with eyes and ears well set. The neck is good and the shoulders smooth. He is well ribbed back and shows a fine topline. I like his balance in the front and rear. Altogether fabulous in outline and with near perfect proportions- a very special dog. Showing his youth a bit in rear movement but who can deny that lovely steady measured easy stride when viewed from the side. CC and BIS.
2nd  T Sumner's DUKESARUM YOHJI
Smaller version, a little shorter in leg for length, but, even so, much to like about him. Nice strong bone, I noted good layback of pasterns, good angulation behind and good wide upper thigh, nice breadth of body and good crisp coat. Naughty today, but alert expression and held ears well. Not much drive in hocks.

Very nice class indeed. Suddenly the movement had improved en masse.

1st  T Sumner's DUKESARUM LILYBET
Curvy and substantial bitch with pleasing head, good front, lovely flow to underline and topline rising in just the right place. Good angulation at rear, good coat and croup. Would prefer more length of leg to complete the picture.

2nd  Evans-Jones & Halsall's
 VALHERUDREAM OF RHONABWY
Loved this one’s height and leg length. Nice head, good front, good shoulder, nice crisp coat, extended well and looked good on the move.

3rd  Braine's HOLLYHENGE CARRIBEAN KISS
Nice big dark bitch. The most shapely of the three, with classic head, well set ears, nice slope to upper arm, but not as strong in front as 2nd. Lovely underline and excellent curve to hindquarters with good bone. What a long tail! Distracted on the move so difficult to judge here.

Res  Pateman's HOLLYHENGE BACILLE BALL
VHC  Keary & Casely's ELLEANIRGH LADY OF THE FIRE
 
 
 
Novice Dog (2 entries, 1 absent)
Novice Bitch (2 entries, 1 absent)
1st  Hanlon's RANFURLEY PRINCE
Nice two year old with good proportions, reasonable upper arm but could do with more angulation there and a touch more forechest and width. Not the longest of muzzles but showing dark pigmentation. He’s getting plenty of exercise, has good muscle and was lively on the move, striding out well.

1st  Bruce's GOLDSWIFT LEAP OF FAITH
Nice simple bitch with a glorious head and a gentle expression, neat ears and the crispest of coats. Straighter in upper arm than is ideal and needing more rear angulation, but good in neck, broad enough in body. In moving she reached out well but was rather close behind.
 
 
 
Post Graduate Dog (6 entries, 3 absent)
Post Graduate Bitch (7 entries, 4 absent)
A bit of a difficult one here as there was a lot to like in all three of these.
1st  Das Purkayastha's 
BALLYPHELAN ASANOL AMONG NECKREBAGH
More all of a piece than the other two, with pleasing overall shape and make. A no-nonsense dog who I can see active in the field. Not the lovely head of 3rd nor the sweet expression of 2nd, but he has that quality of curves all fitting together under the hands that well- constructed hounds have. He moved best in the class, exhibiting his power and strength.
2nd  Gregory's 
BARRASSY'S SHOOTING STAR AT KILLOUGHERY
Strong dog with fabulous bone and whose strong feet are an exemplar. Very solid and strong, I liked his width all through and his wide upper thigh and well let down hocks, but his topline was less firm than 1st. Like 3rd, a longer upper arm would improve him. Movement OK.

3rd  Appleyard's BONAFORTES ODYSSEY
This tall pale striking cream hound has a very classy head and neat ears. Nice depth of ribbing, good underline and pleasing topline. I would have liked a longer upper arm to bring his elbows a little more under him to balance the front to rear. Lovely gentle angulation and width to his hind legs. Free striding.
Lovely class.

1st  Braine's HOLLYHENGE CARRIBEAN KISS
She performed much better here, moved steadily with head held high and easy active movement, and won a very good class. An example of how as a judge one has to give every exhibit a fresh pair of eyes and drop any misconceptions. She would have looked very good in the line-up, which is easy for the judge to say but difficult for the exhibitor to swallow.

2nd  Evans-Jones & Halsall's VALHERU RAYNA
Strong, well made bitch with similarities to 3rd. She has lovely bone, a very well laid shoulder, pleasing neck and deep chest. The hindquarters are powerful and well angulated though not quite matched by the front. A bit restless, but moved out well displaying her strength.

3rd  Crosse's GOLDSWIFT SWEET DISCOVERY
This bitch has a kinder expression, well proportioned head with good ears and a pleasing topline and correct underline. I preferred the front of 2nd in terms of width, but she strode out with an easy gait.

 
 
 
Mid Limit Dog (4 entries)
Mid Limit Bitch (2 entries)
Two very classy dogs with different qualities.

1st  J & P Sumner's BALLYPHELAN AMADEUS
Lovely young male who catches the eye when he enters the ring. Very curvy outline with good head proportions, smooth set neck leading to a gently rising topline and beautifully angulated hind legs and low hocks. Not quite the forechest or width of body of 2nd, but beautifully balanced in profile and easy on the move.

2nd  Surrell, Coleman & Simmons's
LONNKYLE PILGRIM AT BOKRA (IMP CAN)
Really well made dog who wagged all the way through the class. He has lovely expression and type but just lacked the length of leg for which I was looking. Good wide body and lovely front, unexaggerated in hind quarters, nice coat. Good shape on the move-and better coming and going than 1 - but his tail carriage is distracting.

3rd  Webb's 
GOLDSWIFT MISSION POSSIBLE FOR INKLEYBOYS
Good big dog with longsuffering expression. Nice head, well carried ears. Balanced in outline showing good topline and simple hindquarters, good shoulder. Solid moving.

Res  Appleyard's BONAFORTE'S JUSTICE
Lovely quality pair making up this class.

1st  J & P Sumner's BALLYPHELAN ANNA LISA
A lovely hound who is a picture of curves from head to tail. I loved her upper arm, her underline and gently rising topline and the bend of her stifle. Gorgeous flowing bitch looking stunning when she got her head up and fell into her easy gait.

2nd  Wilkinson's JESSICA KATE ROAN INISH IKC ShCM
I loved the dark eyes of this bitch and her lovely whiskers. Similar in upper arm to 1st but slightly better in shoulder, flatter in ear, but with a typical expression which was not evident throughout the entry in general, lovely bone, low strong hocks and again all curves. Moved out well.
 
 
 
Limit Dog (2 entries, 1 absent)
Limit Bitch (9 entries, 1 absent)
1st  Redfern's GOLDSWIFT FLUKE AT RAINSTER
Standing alone but deserved to win with some competition. Tall 2 year old with an in-between coat, but nicely made. Lovely head, good expression, dark eyes, and dark pigmentation, good shoulder. Nice layback of upper arm, strong neck line, strong sternum, good underline, good width and muscle. Long, strong bone in legs, neat hocks and tight feet. A touch flat in topline at present. Side action good.
1st  Forret's MORGANA DELLA BASSA PAVESE 
AT CULVERCROFT (IMP ITA)
Tall, substantial bitch with beautiful head and good outline. Good deep chest, firm tuck up and lovely sweeping hindquarters. Shapely and sound, she moved at times with enthusiasm, but needs to gain the command that comes from learning to believe in herself to reach the potential which she has.

2nd  T Sumner's DUKESARUM CHIARA
More compact than 1st but well balanced. The best mover in the class by far. Nice enough head but a bit of a flat ear. Less lay back of upper arm than ideal, but what a show of activity on the move. 

3rd  Porter's LINDALL PASSION
oung bitch with a glorious coat. My notes say - tri colour face- and exceptional bone. I have seldom seen such thrust through the hind legs – a real powerhouse - but I am not sure if it fits the easy bit of easy and active. Very curvy quarters, great underline, dark pigmentation. She needs more length of leg and more rise in topline for me, but could inject some power into breed.

Res  Sheppard's GOLDSWIFT ENCHANTED LEGACY
VHC  Wilkinson's 
CONMERYL MERRIMENT OVER HUNACRES ShCM
 
 
 
Open Dog (5 entries, 1 absent)
Open Bitch (3 entries, 1 absent)
Interesting class to judge. Both 1 and 2 were very good on the move.

1st  Treadwell's GLENGAIL GGILMOUR AT FLOYDIAN
Quality balanced male with head carried proudly on strong neck. Pleasing front, good width and depth of chest, good topline. Good tail set. Not exaggerated in any way, and more of a hound in outline than 2nd, but I’d like more length of leg to make him really imposing. Good sound mover.

2nd  Das Purkayastha's
RAVENSBEECH ROMANUS AMONG NECKREBAGH ShCM
Bigger dog in terms of ribbing and width than both 1st and 3rd. Lots of quality and substance, nice expression, better underline than 1st. Pleasing croup, but a touch flat in topline when moving. Really strong behind and striding out well. Again I’d like more leg length.

3rd  Heather's 
RAVENSBEECH REVENIO WHITEORCHARD
Looking young in the company of 1 and 2 but a nice dog with good proportions. Nice head and whiskers, lovely neck into good shoulders. Good topline, pleasing hind quarters, lively reaching stride action showing strength in hocks.

Res  Lockett's AMARACH AINLE
Two very special bitches but 1 won out on length of leg, a better front and more curving outline.

1st  SalamonTurini's
ITA CH MIRANDA DELLA BASSA PAVESE
A dark grey bitch full of flowing lines and all of a piece. Lovely head and expression, good neck, nice length of body and rise of topline. She showed better length of upper arm and a stronger forechest than 2nd, has good width all through and to top it all the crispest of coats. Exceptional on the move with strong hocks, head held high and covering the ground with commanding appearance. Delighted to have awarded her CC.

2nd  Treadwell's GLENGAIL GGERALDINE AT FLOYDIAN
This one also has a lovely head and a sweet expression, with a pleasing balance to her body. I loved the smoothness of her neck and shoulder placement and that gently rising topline. She has a touch less hind angulation than 1st but presents a lovely balanced picture and moved really well showing good extension and nice strong hocks. With that quality I had to call her back for RCC which she contested closely.


 
 
 
Champion Dog (2 entries, 1 absent)
Champion Bitch (1entry, 1 absent)
1st  Pask's CH AMARACH AARON OF BARONGLEN
I can see why he is a champion, which is not always the case. Impressive and exceptional hound of great size, correct substance, glorious head, long whiskers, gentle expression, crisp coat in marvellous condition. He has good depth of chest and is well ribbed back. Lovely long legs with excellent bone. Good width across upper thigh. To be critical, I felt his knee could be lower and show better bend of stifle, and his croup is quite steep which I feel affected his range a bit. In the end these minor points were where the younger male had the edge over him for the CC. RCC.
 
 
 
 
Veteran Dog (1entry, 1 absent)
Veteran Bitch (4 entries, 3 absent)
 
 
 
 
1st  Evans-Jones & Halsall's KRACJIK OF FIRST AVENUE
Lovely, strong, well muscled 8 year old in the sort of muscular condition that could put some half her age to shame. Grey brindle, lovely expression, neat rosed ears, pleasing head. Strong broad front, deep chest, good feet, pleasing underline with a broad pelvis. Moved well.
 
 
 
Captain Graham Memorial Class 
(8 entries, 4 absent)
Judge: Mr John Sharpe (Pines)             Critiques

1st  Webb's 
GOLDSWIFT MISSION POSSIBLE FOR INKLEYBOYS
At two and a half, this well-structured grey dog is just reaching maturity, and is very smartly presented. He has a pleasing head, well-proportioned and furnished, with a dark, kind eye. His strong neck leads into reasonably angled shoulders, and with good bone and width throughout he makes a most pleasing, balanced picture. His movement was sound with adequate drive from good hindquarters, and he kept his topline on the move. 

2nd  Holder & Howe's SADE ARAYA MASCOTTS
A complete contrast to the winner, this rangy fourteen month old dark bitch is very much at the awkward age, very leggy, and even with the canine equivalent of teenage spots, a bursa, which sadly detracted a little from what looked like very good movement. She certainly covered the ground extremely well, and when she gets a bit of maturity I think she will be really something to watch out for. She has a pleasing head and lovely reach of neck, nice lay of shoulder, good length of loin, and curves in the right places. One for the future.  

3rd  Hanlon's RANFURLEY PRINCE
Res  Treadwell's GLENGAIL GGERALDINE AT FLOYDIAN
 
 
 
Brace (1 entry)
1st  Treadwell's
Team (1 entry)
1st  Treadwell's
 
 
 
TROPHIES
Graham Shield 
Best in Show 
Overseas winner - not awarded
Irish Guards Shield 
Best Opposite Sex 
Overseas winner - not awarded
Irish Guards Trophy 
Reserve Best in Show 
Overseas winner - not awarded
Halcyon Challenge CupBest Puppy in ShowTreadwell's FLOYDIAN SARATOGA
Zephyr Trophy 
Best Veteran 
Evans-Jones & Halsall's KRACJIK OF FIRST AVENUE
Bredonswicke Cup
Best Movement & Conformation
Das Purkayastha's BALLYPHELAN ASANOL AMONG NECKREBAGH
Champion Clodagh Cup 
Best Head, Eyes & Expression 
Pask's BARONGLEN MISS MATILDA
Type Cup DogBest Dog under 2 years
Treadwell's FLOYDIAN SARATOGA
Type Cup Bitch Best Bitch under 2 years
Amoo's SADE RAINBOW
Finloren Cup 
Best Novice Hanlon's RANFURLEY PRINCE
Brabyns Cup
Best Limit 
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Stud Dog Cup
Best Progeny in Show
Pask's CH AMARACH AARON OF BARONGLEN
Brood Bitch Cup 
Best Progeny in Show
Stirling's CLANLILY WISHING ON A STAR
Height Cup Dog
Tallest Dog
Pask's CH AMARACH AARON OF BARONGLEN
Height Cup Bitch 
Tallest Bitch
Stirling's CLANLILY WISHING ON A STAR
Capt Graham Memorial Trophy
-Webb's GOLDSWIFT MISSION POSSIBLE FOR INKLEYBOYS
 
 
 
 
 
Special Award Classes
Judge: Dr Judith Wilkes


 
A Novice (6 entries)
1st  Stirling's CLANLILY DIAMOND DUST
9 month old dark brindle bitch. Tall and shapely with curves in all the right places. Mature looking for her age. Feminine head with long neck leading to well laid shoulders with a good return of upper arm. Deep chest, well ribbed back with a good tuck up and appropriate rise over the loin. Curvaceous hindquarters with balanced angulation to match her forehand. Movement was effortless and true.

2nd  Gregory's BRAEWISAN KALLAI AT KILLOUGHERY
7 month old red brindle bitch. Very much a baby compared to 1st, and giving her handler a hard time while enjoying her day out. Very feminine pretty head, the best shoulders in the class, well ribbed back and with balanced angulation front and rear. Movement rather erratic at times but did show an ability to stride out and was sound. Preferred the more mature 1st placed today.

3rd  Dawson's HYDEBECK DREAM TYME OF GRAEFYN
Res  Pask's BARONGLEN MISS MATILDA
VHC  Hanlon's RANFURLEY PRINCE
B Post Graduate (7 entries, 3 absent)

1st  Das Purkayastha's 
BALLYPHELAN ASANOL AMONG NECKREBAGH
2 year old dark brindle dog. Tall and substantial, well muscled with a good amount of bone. Masculine head with a strong muscular neck leading to well angulated shoulders. Deep chest, well ribbed back, strong muscular loin and well shaped hindquarters. Good rough coat. Moved with power and confidence around the ring.  

2nd  Gregory's 
BARRASSY'S SHOOTING STAR AT KILLOUGHERY
2 year old light brindle dog. Similar in build to 1st. Well angulated front and rear. A little longer in the loin and I would prefer to see slightly more length of leg. Moved soundly with plenty of drive.

3rd  Holder & Howe's SADE ARAYA MASCOTTS
Res  Crosse's GOLDSWIFT SWEET DISCOVERY


C Open (4 entries, 1 absent)

1st  Pask's CH AMARACH AARON OF BARONGLEN
3 year old dark brindle dog. Tall and imposing with a muscular and athletic build. Correct masculine head with dark eyes and well held ears. Strong muscular neck leading to well constructed shoulders. Very deep chest. Well ribbed back. I would prefer to see a little more rise over the loin. Well angulated hindquarters. Movement was sound and powerful.   

2nd  Webb's 
GOLDSWIFT MISSION POSSIBLE FOR INKLEYBOYS
2 year old light brindle dog. Smaller than 1st but well muscled with good bone. Masculine head with gentle dark eyes and the neatest small rose shaped ears. Strong neck, broad deep chest, well ribbed back with good topline. Balanced angulation front and rear. Moved soundly around the ring. Preferred the more mature 1st placed dog.

3rd  Das Purkayastha's 
RAVENSBEECH ROMANUS AMONG NECKREBAGH ShCM

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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