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Irish Wolfhound Club
December Championship Show

Judge: Miss J Timmins (Cornovi)

Judge's report and critiques.

Photography by Tony Minett.
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Judge: Miss Jean Timmins
Best in Show:  Mrs A Fox's BARRASSY'S COPYRIGHT JW

Reserve Best in Show
Dr PP and Miss S Das Purkayastha's
BALLYPHELAN ASANSOL AMONG NECKREBAGH
Best Puppy in Show
Mrs K Gregory & Mrs N Warwick's CAIRNSTORM RENEGADE
Best Veteran in Show
Mrs R Cramphorn's YELXBA VICTORIA ShCM

CLASS WINNERS
Minor Puppy Dog (3 entries, 2 absent)
Minor Puppy BItch (4 entries, 3 absent)
1st  Gregory & Warwick's CAIRNSTORM RENEGADE
6 months old, shapely puppy, good bite, well set ears, balanced well angulated front and good depth of rib, well angulated rear with lovely wide hock joint, notably well off for bone, very together on the move for his age, tail carried low.  
1st  Gregory's KILLOUGHERY REDEMPTION#
Very appealing rangy puppy, very shapely, lovely long well-proportioned head, ear well set, plenty of bone and excellent feet, nicely angulated front and matching rear, moved out with a sound free action, wagging her tail and enjoying her day.
Puppy Dog (2 entries)
Puppy Bitch (4 entries, 4 absent)
1st  S Evans's KILLOUGHERY RICOCHET WITH BRAEWISAN
Slightly finer and rangier tall pup, lovely long head, ear set high and rosed, nicely laid forehand, well angled rear, loved his overall length and scope, rather playful today but when he settled, easy action and moves true.

2nd  R J Evans's GALLANT WARRIOR
Substantial puppy enjoying his day, nice masculine head, slightly large ear, well laid shoulder, and upper arm, at this stage narrow through his front, well ribbed back and fair hind angulation.
Junior Dog (5 entries, 1 absent)
Junior Bitch (4 entries, 1 absent)
1st  Pateman's WHITEORCHARD ATLAS
Handsome hound, well-proportioned standing over plenty of ground, good length of neck well laid forequarters, excellent bone, tight feet, nice rise over the loin, well tucked up underline, correct slope over the croup into well angled rear long thighs of good width and muscle, and low lock joint, very light easy active movement.

2nd  Reeves's WHITEORCHARD ARCTURUS
Litter brother and very similar in all aspects, he is a little broader in head and today felt heavier set, but lovely curvy outline, plenty of bone and leg length, well angled fore and rear, good reach on the move.
3rd  Hooper's FLOYDIAN AFFRIC
Substantial dog of good type, rather playing his handler today, well-proportioned head, good length of neck into well laid shoulder and upper arm, good depth all through, little too steep in croup, nicely bent stifle, would like a little more width of hock joint.  

Res  Croucher's ELECTRIC ATMOSPHERE
1st  Heather's WHITEORCHARD AURORA
Rangy outline, head of good length proportions, ear small well set, nice shoulder would prefer more lay to upper arm, well ribbed back and super well angulated hindquarters with wide hock set low, nice rise over loin to correctly laid croup and good tail set.  Easy flowing true action on the move.

2nd  Webb & Simmons's FLOYDIAN INCHYRA
Really liked her type, very substantial, good chest, well laid shoulder and upper arm, good tuck up well ribbed back and well angulated hind quarters.  A little steep over the croup now and touch close behind today but one to watch.

3rd  Sales's OH BABY! VON DER EICHENKOPPEL (IMP DEU)
Wheaten of rangy proportions, pretty head, rosed ear, good width of chest, good bone, good depth of chest and balanced front and rear angulation, just looking rather bum high in her growth at the moment.
Yearling Dog (2 entries)
Yearling Bitch (4 entries, 1 absent)
1st  Hooper's FLOYDIAN AFFRIC
See above.

2nd  Croucher's ELECTRIC ATMOSPHERE
When stacked he has a lot to like about him, very tall red hound, a little plain in head, good ears well set, strong neck, nice lines to him, plenty of length, all his growth has gone upwards losing his angulation at this age and causing him to be narrow.  Flying his tail on the move and moving close behind, needs time.
1st  Forret's
VALKIRIA DELLA BASSA PAVESE AT CULVERCROFT (IMP ITA)
Close between 1 and 2.   This bitch is balanced in proportions, would prefer harsher coat, good forechest, well laid shoulders, good depth of body, short loin, well tucked up underline, and nicely angulated rear, carrying plenty of muscle and when in sync with her handler, lovely sound action.

2nd  Ashby's ASHGROAVE CRYSTAL SOVOY
Lovely typey bitch, good length of neck, well laid shoulder and upper arm and super forechest.  Good depth of body, just looking too long in loin today, nice topline and rear angles, moving touch close behind, but will watch her with interest.

3rd  Kingsely & Cope's
BONAFORTES WISH COME TRUE FOR DAINWOLF
Tall bitch with pretty head of good proportions.  Houndy outline, at this young age, just needing more depth and width of chest, with more layback of upperarm.  Nicely angled hindquarters, tight feet.  Super reach in side action and moving true towards.

Novice Dog (2 entries, 1 absent)
Novice Bitch (8 entries, 5 absent)
1st Harpwood's GAELMARQUE DARK HORSE AT FINLOREN
Handsome head, well set ear, feels rather heavy over the shoulder, ribbing carried well back, plenty of width across pelvis would prefer more rear angulation.  Very free and easy side movement.
1st  Heather's WHITEORCHARD AD ASTRA
Stood out for balance and outline.  Lovely head small well-set ear, good length of neck with broad set into a good shoulder lay, complimentary upper arm set, giving good forechest.  Preferred her overall breadth and bone, deep ribs well carried back, correct rise over loin and gentle slope to croup, well angled rear.  Movement easy and flowing true in all directions.

2nd  Sale's MANEATER VON DER EICHENKOPPEL (IMP DEU)
Bitch of lovely type, balanced shape, well ribbed body, good topline and underline, enough rear angulation, tight feet, easy smooth moving hound with plenty of reach.

3rd  Bruce's KILLOUGHERY TALIA
Balanced outline, perfectly set ears, would like a little more length of muzzle, good topline, well boned forelegs of good length, nicely angulated rear.
Graduate Dog (2 entries, 1 absent)
Graduate Bitch (7 entries, 3 absent)
1st  Severn-Kumar's GAELMARQUE RUSSET ROMAN
My notes say very sound typical dog with lovely side action, kept in for the movement cup.  I would like to see a slightly better lay of upper arm, but he has plenty of depth and is well-ribbed back, good top line, short loin, and nicely angled quarters with good line over the croup, tight feet.
1st  Pinkney's HYDEBECK DREAM OF DREAMS
Upstanding wheaten bitch who certainly has a commanding appearance.  Nice head, lovely small rose ear, strong neck into good shoulder and upperarm, deep ribs well carried back, short loin, super angulated hindquarters, broad with plenty of muscle.  Good profile reach but wouldn’t settle moving up and down.

2nd  Forret's
VALKIRIA DELLA BASSA PAVESE AT CULVERCROFT (IMP ITA)
See above

3rd  Sales's FRANCISTOWN KATIE GRACE
I don’t think this bitch had been to a show before, she has so much to like about her.  Her movement up and down is untidy, but good in profile.  She is such an old-fashioned type, lovely head, small ear, nicely angulated front and rear with deep ribs carried well back, good feet.

Res  Gregory's KILLOUGHERY KHAOS
Post Graduate Dog (4 entries, 2 absent)
Post Graduate Bitch (6 entries, 4 absent)
1st  Dawson's HYDEBECK DREAM TYME OF GRAEFYN
Presents a lovely outline when stacked,  would prefer a shade more length of leg,  well angled rear quarters with low hock, nicely laid shoulder and upperarm, masculine head, small neat ear, moving close behind today and flying his tail.

2nd  Fox's NEWDIGATE MARLON BRANDO (AI)
Very tall male, won the height cup.   Balanced height to length, but he’s lost angulation in his upward growth and is rather narrow, hope he settles into his huge frame, moves well behind, lovely tight feet.
1st  Pinkney's HYDEBECK DREAM OF DREAMS
See above.

2nd  Pateman's GLYDAS GOLD MOTH
Young bitch, a lot to like about her, super front angulation, depth and breadth of chest, good underline, nice rise over loin to gentle slope over croup.   Moves out with plenty of reach, just needs to tidy up in rear action a little, promising girl.
Limit Dog (3 entries, 2 absent)
Limit Bitch (8 entries, 3 absent)
1st  Webb's FLOYDIAN SYRACUSE AT FOINAVEN
Really liked this typey male, carrying too much coat at the moment, masculine head of good even proportions, small tight ear, touch low set.  Lovely shoulder and upper arm set, matching rear angulation, wide hock joint, body well ribbed back, side action smooth, correct rise over topline to croup.  Rear action bit uncoordinated today.
1st  Fox's BARRASSY'S COPYRIGHT JW
Very feminine bitch, nothing flashy about her, everything flows so seamlessly under the hand.  A curvaceous outline from her neck to her shoulder, topline, and croup.  She is well-boned with tight feet, good underline and sweeping hindquarters, has the width of pelvis and good muscle tone, moves with a light, easy gait, foot perfect driving off low hocks, covering the ground without effort.  

2nd  Crosse's GOLDSWIFT SWEET DISCOVERY
Not dissimilar to 1, but longer cast.  Flowing lines, plenty of depth, would like a touch more fill in front, ribbing deep and carried well back to super angulated hindquarters, lovely topline and line to croup, easy mover.

3rd  Pask's BARONGLEN MISS MATILDA
Upstanding bitch with a lovely head, and strong neck, fair shoulder but forward set upper arm and needs more forechest, good depth of body and broad well angled muscular hindquarters, moves well in profile and true fore and aft.

Res  Stirling's CLANLILY DIAMOND DUST
VHC  Say's CAREDIG ALIS OVER LYNELOUPER
Open Dog (3 entries)
Open Bitch (5 entries, 4 absent)
1st  Das Purkayastha's
BALLYPHELAN ASANSOL AMONG NECKREBAGH
Heading a class of three very different males but all good type.  I liked this hound for his balance, he had the better width in chest; strongly muscled neck with plenty of breadth into well laid shoulder and upper arm, body well ribbed back, good tuck up, gentle rise over loin to a well laid croup with plenty of width across his pelvis.  Well angulated rear and broad hock joint set nice and low, sound stead movement and good rear action.

2nd  Sumner's BALLYPHELAN AMADEUS
Littermate to 1 and a lovely shapely hound, more elegant in type, lovely head, and balanced overall shape, plenty of leg length and angulation, moved strongly around the ring, his brother had the edge on him today.  

3rd  Webb's GOLDSWIFT MISSION POSSIBLE FOR INKLEYBOYS
More compact hound.  Super head, good length of neck, nicely laid shoulder, good forechest, plenty of depth of rib, correct rise over loin and croup, nice easy profile action.
1st  Treadwell's FLOYDIAN SAVANNA
Not the biggest bitch but so well made. Nice head though touch short in foreface, small well-set ear.  No exaggeration about her, arched neck into nicely set forehand, upper arm is well set but would benefit from a touch more length, she has forechest, deep ribs carried well back into well angulated muscular rear, she looks like a hunter, liked her a lot.


Champion Dog (1 entry, 1 absent)
Champion Bitch (2 entries, 2 absent)
Veteran Dog (No entries)
Veteran Bitch (3 entries, 1 absent)
1st  Cramphorn's YELXBA VICTORIA ShCM
Strongly made balanced bitch and one I have always liked.  Well angulated front and rear well filled chest, very pleasing to go over and such sound movement.  I had her pencilled in to challenge for the movement cup.  

2nd  Evans's BRAEWISAN ORLAITH
Very pretty girl, nicely angulated, plenty of breadth through chest and body, good line over the loin, moved out with energy and enthusiasm.
Captain Graham Memorial Class
(6 entries,  3 absent)
Judge:  Nicola Bailey

1st  Pinkney's HYDEBECK DREAM OF DREAMS
2nd  Fox's NEWDIGATE DORIS DAY (AI)
3rd  Say's CAREDIG ALIS OVER LYNELOUPER
Brace (5 entries, 2 absent)
1st  Heather's
2nd  Fox's
3rd  Gregory's
Team (1 entry)
1st  Gregory's
Special Award Classes
Judge:  Lesley Elliott (Carthill)

Judge's report and critiques

A  Novice (2 entries)
1st  Sale's MANEATER VON DER EICHENKOPPEL (IMP DEU)
2nd  Crosse's GAELMARQUE SWEET SYMPHONY

B  Post Graduate (4 entries)
1st  Dawson's HYDEBECK DREAM TYME OF GRAEFYN
2nd  Sales's FRANCISTOWN KATIE GRACE
3rd  Fox's NEWDIGATE MARLON BRANDO (AI)
Res  Kingsely & Cope's
BONAFORTES WISH COME TRUE FOR DAINWOLF

C  Open (5 entries, 2 withdrawn)
1st  Webb's GOLDSWIFT MISSION POSSIBLE FOR INKLEY BOYS
2nd  Stirling's CLANLILY DIAMOND DUSST
3rd  Say's CAREDIG ALIS OVER LYNELOUPER

TROPHIES
Graham Shield
Best in Show
Fox's BARRASSY'S COPYRIGHT JW
Irish  Guards Shield
Best Opposite Sex
Das Purkayastha's BALLYPHELAN ASANSOL AMONG NECKREBAGH
Irish  Guards Trophy
Reserve Best in Show
Das Purkayastha's BALLYPHELAN ASANSOL AMONG NECKREBAGH
Halcyon Challenge CupBest Puppy in ShowGregory & Warwick's CAIRNSTORM RENEGADE
Zephyr Trophy
Best Veteran
Cramphorn's YELXBA VICTORIA ShCM
Bredonswicke Cup
Best  Movement & Conformation
Fox's BARRASSY'S COPYRIGHT JW
Champion Clodagh Cup
Best Head, Eyes & Expression
Pask's BARONGLEN MISS MATILDA
Type Cup DogBest Dog under 2 years
Pateman's WHITEORCHARD ATLAS
Type Cup Bitch Best Bitch under 2 years
Heather's WHITEORCHARD AD ASTRA
Finloren Cup
Best  Novice Heather's WHITEORCHARD AD ASTRA
Brabyns Cup
Best  Limit
Fox's BARRASSY'S COPYRIGHT JW
Stud Dog Cup
Best Progeny in Show
Webb's GOLDSWIFT MISSION POSSIBLE FOR INKELYBOYS
Brood Bitch Cup
Best Progeny in Show
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Height Cup Dog
Tallest Dog
Fox's NEWDIGATE MARLON BRANDO (AI)
Height Cup Bitch
Tallest Bitch
Fox's NEWDIGATE DORIS DAY (AI)
Capt Graham Memorial Trophy
-Pinkney's HYDEBECK DREAM OF DREAMS
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