Limited Show 16 - THE IRISH WOLFHOUND CLUB

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Irish Wolfhound Club 
Limited Show 2016

Judge: Nicola Bailey  (Greyflax)


Photos by Roy Edwards
(Our Dogs)    
Best in Show: Mr and Mrs P Pask's AMARACH CAITIN AT BARONGLEN
Reserve Best in Show: Mrs D Tebbutt's BRACHAN DOLIG WEN CAREDIG
Best in Show: Mr and Mrs P Pask's AMARACH CAITIN AT BARONGLEN
Reserve Best in Show: Mrs D Tebbutt's BRACHAN DOLIG WEN CAREDIG
Best Opposite Sex in Show and Best Dog:  Dr P & Miss S Das Purkayastha's 
RAVENSBEECH ROMANUS AMONG NECKREBAGH
Best Puppy in Show: Ms C Stirling's CLANLILY WISHING ON A STAR
Best Novice in Show: Mr S Bradley's GLENGAIL GGWENDOLYN
Best Veteran in Show: Mrs M Holder & Mr D Howe's 
MASCOTTS LAOISEACH CARIAD CAIT
 
 
 
 
 

CLASS WINNERS
 
Minor Puppy Dog (3 entries)
Minor Puppy Bitch (2 entries)
1st Stirling's CLANLILY BUSCUAILL OF CUINN
Just 6 months old, this lovely quality brindle puppy has a fabulous head, good reach of neck, scored high in front construction, with a prominent forechest and length in upper arm. Good length in rib cage, well off for bone, feet were correct, nice bend of stifle, most positive on the move today. A promising baby, sensitively handled. 

2nd  Wild's CULVERCROFT HUNTLEY AT FINCORRIE
A promising 8 month old pup wo has a lot of potential. I liked his size and length, not quite the rear angles of 1st, his head is masculine with good pigment, he has good shoulder placement and length in leg. Moved OK. Well presented. 

3rd  McClure's CLANLILY PRINCE AMONG MEN
 
 
 
Puppy Dog (1 entry)
Puppy Bitch (No entries)
1st Sibley's MILISH THE MIGHTY
At 10 months old, this young male has a good and masculine head, pigment is correct, ears well set on. Good length in ribbing and loin, a little upright in front at present Just a baby who will need a lot of time to mature, which is exactly what you would expect in a giant breed at this stage. Nevertheless, a nice quality baby. 
 
 
 
 
Junior Dog (3 entries)
Junior Bitch (8 entries, 1 absent)
1st Das Purkayastha's 
RAVENSBEECH ROMANUS AMONG NECKREBAGH
This young male is truly impressive, he has a commanding presence which says 'look at me!'. He possesses the size and might you expect in this breed. Fabulous head which is masculine with correct pigmentation, strong neck with good reach into correct shoulder placement. Excellent forechest and depth in brisket, well sprung ribs, just the right rise over the loin, sweeping rear angles. Moves absolutely true both fore and aft with a long, ground-covering stride, holding is topline on the move. For soundness and quality, look no further, so promising, surely a champion in the making? Shown in hard condition, very well presented and handled. Pushed hard for top honours. 

2nd  Treadwell's GLENGAIL GGILMOUR AT FLOYDIAN
Close up to 1st, another high quality male out of the top drawer. Well balanced and liked his length in leg. Good length to height ratio, excellent forechest, brisket will drop with maturity, ribs well set back, breadth through hips, tail well set on, well bent stifle and sound on the move. Well off for bone. A very promising youngster, I liked him a lot and had a good look at him for RBD which was close decision, just lost to the open winner on maturity. His day will come, one to watch. 

3rd  Reeves's WOLFHOUSE COUNT BASIE
1st Tebbutt's BRACHAN DOLIG WEN CAREDIG
A super class with a lot of different types where this young bitch was outstanding. She stood out as she entered the ring. I loved her type, well off for bone, very feminine with a fabulous head and soft, far-away expression. Good pigment. Excels in shoulder and forechest, she has depth in brisket and good ribbing. Excellent topline held on the move, well bent stifles, breadth through hips and low hocks. Absolutely sound from all directions, she is young and has a lot more maturing to do, but there is so much to like about her. Challenged hard for the top honours, a little less mature than my Best Bitch and she came up against the super Best Dog to challenge for Reserve BIS, which I was delighted to award her. So promising. RBB, RBIS

2nd  Bradley's GLENGAIL GGWENDOLYN
Another quality bitch who is very promising. Well balanced and a stylish mover. Not quite the front movement of 1st, nevertheless she excels in rear movement where she used her well muscled and well angulated stifles to power her around the ring with a long, easy stride. Well bodied, good bone, another good prospect for the future. Well shown. 

3rd  Gilbert's ANSTYARNA BETTY BOO

Res  Bradley & Mullins's GLENGAIL GGLENYS

VHC  Reeves's BALLYPHELAN FIANNA
 
 
 
Yearling Dog (1 entry, 1 absent)
Yearling Bitch (3 entries)
 
 
 
 
1st Pask's AMARACH CAITIN AT BARONGLEN
I just fell in love with this beautiful young bitch who I have admired from the ringside and today she did not disappoint. For quality, soundness and substance, look no further. So correct to go over, flowing lines yet not exaggerated. She oozes quality from the off and has such presence for one so young. She has size and might yet remains feminine. Pleasing head with excellent ears, she has length and reach in neck into a correct shoulder with prominent forechest and length in upper arm. Good depth of chest and well set back ribbing and loin nicely tucked up. Breadth through hips with sweeping angles behind which she used to full advantage on the move. She is well bodied and balanced all through, excelling on the move. She is sound and true all round with a long, easy side gait, covering a lot of ground on excellent feet and maintaining her topline She is a very exciting prospect for the future, a hound straight out of the top drawer, just what I was looking for. Delighted to award her BBIS and BIS. 

2nd Holder & Howe's MASCOTTS CERYS
A 2 year old bitch of high quality. I see she is daughter to my veteran winner. I love her type, she is so well angulated all through, is super feminine and moves absolutely true which seems to follow this kennel's breeding. She has a long stride and is very well muscled. Super coat and good feet, very well presented and handled. A promising prospect.

3rd  Dunwell's GLENGAIL GGWYNETH
 
 
 
Novice Dog (3 entries, 1 withdrawn)
Novice Bitch (5 entries)
1st Colbert's NANU NANA VON DEN ERZMINEN
 Two nice hounds in this class, both with their merits.Preferred the front of this 2 year old wheaten, pleasing head and displaying correct pigmentation, strong neck, depth in brisket and length in ribbing and good jacket. Won out on his movement where he covers a lot of ground on excellent feet, free flowing and true. Well handled. 

2nd  Walters' BRACHAN BREUDDWYD Y DDRAIG
Loved this dog's head, masculine with a soft expression and kind eye. He has good size and bone and a well laid shoulder, a little straight in front at present. Like his length, interested to note he is litter brother to my RBIS. A young hound showing quality and potential. Well presented. 
1st Bradley's GLENGAIL GGWENDOLYN

2nd Bradley & Mullins's GLENGAIL GGLENYS
Litter sister to 1st and a really promising youngster who was determined not to cooperate with her handler today. Pleasing head with neat ears, well set on. Well off for bone. I liked her depth of chest and strength in her neck. Good height to length ratio and excellent feet. Adequate angles behind, moved out soundly, needs more ring training to show her off to her best, but nevertheless a nice youngster who I feel is worth persevering with. 

3rd  Sheppard's AGAINST ALL HOPE OF GOLDSWIFT

Res  Dunwell's GLENGAIL GGWYNNETH

VHC Ashton's BRIBIBA CUAN GHRA OF MADALINCA
 
 
 
Post Graduate Dog (4 entries, 1 absent)
Post Graduate Bitch (3 entries, 3 absent)
1st  Walters' KILLOUGHERY THE BOUNDER
Three different types in this nice class. This 3½ year old stood out with his ring presence. He is a dog with plenty of bone and substance, well bodied with excellent front and prominent forechest. Strong neck into well placed shoulder, balanced all through with a super topline which he held on the move. A quality hound who excels on the move with his long, effortless stride covering a lot of ground. Nice type, well handled.

2nd  Jones's CONMERYL MONTGOMERY
A nicely balanced 3 year old who has good ribbing and well turned stifles into a low hock. He has neat ears well set on, would prefer a darker eye. 
He moves out well and has an excellent coat. Well presented. 

3rd  Sibley's HARROPINE CLYDE
 
 
 
 
Limit Dog (No entries)
Limit Bitch (3 entries)
 
 
 
 
1st Tebbutt's BRACHAN DOLIG WEN CAREDIG

2nd  Sheppard's CONMERYL MISS SCARLET 
FOR GOLDSWIFT
Close up to 1st, a lovely feminine bitch who is so well balanced. Love her head and soft expression, her pigment is good and she shows good strength and reach in neck. Excellent topline which she maintains on the move, well sprung ribs and good tuck-up. Excels in front construction with length in upper arm and sweeping quarters. Very sound on the move, very fit and well presented, so much to like about her, she makes me smile. 

3rd Gregory's KILLOUGHERY BLISS
 
 
 
Open Dog (3 entries)
Open Bitch (3 entries, 1 absent)
1st Gregory's KILLOUGHERY THE BARON ShCM
I see this is the litter brother to my PGD winner and a lot of his attributes apply. A good quality hound who is so well balanced. Pleasing head, strength and reach in neck. Ears well set on. Good lay of shoulder, excels in topline which he maintains on the move. Just the right amount of fall away. Good angles behind, excellent bone and feet. Stands over a lot of ground, moves soundly from all directions with plenty of drive from behind. An impressive hound with good ring presence shown in fit condition. Well presented and handled. Pleased to award him RBD.

2nd  Gilbert's MADIAMOY KING AROLD RETURNS 
TO ANSTYARNA
An impressive hound with a commanding presence, mature and well bodied. Excellent bone. Excels in his super head which he carries well, with good pigment. Excellent shoulder and ribbing, length in loin and holds his topline on the move. Moves soundly from all directions with good reach in front and driving on powerful rear action. Fabulous tail! A hound of high quality, so much to like about him. Well presented in hard condition. 

3rd  Sibley's HARROPINE CLYDE
1st McDonald-Ulliott & Holder's HIBECK MISS DIOR
This 5 year old bitch really comes into her own on the move, she is so sound and true, covering a lot of ground on the best of feet she displays both reach in front and drive from behind. Her neck is strong and she has excellent angulation both front and rear, with breadth through hips. Flattens topline on the move, hocks are low. Very well presented and handled. 

2nd  Gregory's KILLOUGHERY EINEEN
A 6 year old with an exquisite head and kind eye, she excels in front construction, with length in her upper arm. Well ribbed, lacking a little in tuck-up, length in loin is good and she holds her topline on the move. So well constructed all through you imagine she will use this to her advantage, alas no, even with her handler's best efforts she refused to show us what she could do! This girl is happier running fee in a field – not the show ring, shame as she is a nice quality bitch with a lot to recommend her. Very sensitively handled. 
 
 
 
Veteran Dog (No entries)
Veteran Bitch (1 entry)
 
 
 
 
1st Holder & Howe's MASCOTTS LAOISEACH CARIAD CAIT
This beautiful 7 year old bitch is in fabulous condition. I loved her head and soft expression. Excellent reach in her strong neck, excellent shoulder placement, great depth in brisket, well sprung ribs set well back, excellent angulation behind and low set hocks. Moved effortlessly with soundness from all angles on good feet. Very well muscled, free moving, lovely type. A credit to her breeders. So much to like. 
 
 
 
 
TROPHIES
Hibeck ShieldBest in Show
Pask's AMARACH CAITIN AT BARONGLEN
Sanctuary Trophy
Reserve Best in ShowTebbutt's BRACHAN DOLIG WEN CAREDIG
Rathdaws Trophy
Best Opposite Sex in Show 
Das Purkayastha's
RAVENSBEECH ROMANUS AMONG NECKREBAGH
Zarameg TrophyBest Puppy in Show
Stirling's CLANLILY WISHING ON A STAR
Tralee Cup
Best NoviceBradley's GLENGAIL GGWENDOLYN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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