Open Show 17 - THE IRISH WOLFHOUND CLUB

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Irish Wolfhound Club 
Open Show 2017

Judge: Mrs Ann Macaulay (Gartlove)

Photos by
 Caroline Sheppard    
Best in Show: Mrs D Treadwell's GLENGAIL GGILMOUR AT FLOYDIAN
Reserve Best in Show:  Mr A & Mrs L Porter's LINDALL PASSION
Best Puppy in Show: 
Mrs A Fox's NEBRASKA IONMHAIN NORMAN AT NEWDIGATE (IMP FRA)
Best Veteran in Show:   
Mr E E & Mrs J Stayte's DOOLALLEY'S MAGIC LACE AT CARWENWY
Best in Show: 
Mrs D Treadwell's 
GLENGAIL GGILMOUR AT FLOYDIAN
Best in Show:  Mrs D Treadwell's
GLENGAIL GGILMOUR AT FLOYDIAN
Reserve Best in Show:  
Mr A & Mrs L Porter's LINDALL PASSION
Best Puppy in Show: 
Mrs A Fox's NEBRASKA 
IONMHAIN NORMAN 
AT NEWDIGATE (IMP FRA)
Best Veteran in Show:  
Mr E E & Mrs J Stayte's DOOLALLEY'S MAGIC LACE 
AT CARWENWY
 
 
 
 
 

CLASS WINNERS
 
Minor Puppy Dog (2 entries, 1 absent)
Minor Puppy Bitch (1 entry)
1st  Dawson's 
AUSTONLEYS DICK DASTARDLY OF SHALICO
At only six month and one week and I believe his first outing, this young man did his owner proud taking the experience in his stride. Grey brindle full of substance, good dentition, dark eye and good pigmentation, lovely rose shaped ears. Adequate length of neck leading to good shoulders and good front construction. Well ribbed back, good top line with rise over the loin. Nice coat texture. Reached out well in front but a little close behind on the day. 
1st  Fox's NEBRASKA IONMHAIN NORMAN 
AT NEWDIGATE (IMP FRA)
Beautiful dark R/B. Nicely balanced at this stage. Super feminine head and expression. Lovely long neck leading into good shoulder flowing into a nice length and angle to upper arm. Well ribbed back, spring of rib is there and should better as she matures. Good top line for her age. Very nice rear quarters. Lovely profile movement. I will watch this girl's progress with interest.


 
 
 
Puppy Dog (3 entries, 1 absent)
Puppy Bitch (3 entries, 1 absent)
1st  Dunwell's GOLDSWIFT SPARTANS SECRET
Well grown 11 months C/B, with lots of substance. Lovely head and expression, dark eye. Good dentition. Neck could be longer and a tad upright in shoulder. Long upper arm also a little upright. Plenty of width through forechest and good long straight forelegs with good round feet. Well ribbed back, top line a little flat at this stage. Nice width across hips leading to powerful hindquarters. Moved wide coming but used his hindquarters well. Quietly confident young dog. I’m sure his owner will have lots of fun with. BPD 
2nd  Warrington's GOLDSWIFT COUNT BLESSINGS
Litter brother to 1. Not as mature on the day but another well grown young dog. Lovely sweet expression, good coat, shorter in upper arm than 1. A little bit fidgety on the day. Movement ok in profile, wide in front and close behind.


1st  Crosse's GOLDSWIFT SWEET DISCOVERY
11 months wheaten, litter sister to PD. Correct head with a sweet expression and nicely furnished. Nice length of neck into decent shoulder and upper arm. Plenty of substance and strong straight legs. Well ribbed back. Movement was a bit erratic and she tended to pace. However there were moments of a correct gait. Handled sympathetically. Owner and dog will improve with experience and have lots of fun. 

2nd  Bruce's GOLDSWIFT LEAP OF FAITH
Litter sister to 1. W/B. Much of the same comments apply to this young girl. She is less mature than her sister but just as pretty. In time they could easily change place.
 
 
 
Junior Dog (3 entries, 2 absent)
Junior Bitch (7 entries, 1 absent)
1st  Plachcinski's AUSTONLEY'S CANTONA OOH AHH
R/B, lovely head and expression, dark eye, good dentition. Good harsh coat. Top line needs to settle. Movement very erratic on the day.
1st  Porter's LINDALL PASSION
12 months R/B. This girl caught my attention on entering the ring. Well grown with super substance. Super head with a beautiful expression nicely furnished. Dark eye and pigmentation. Correct dentition. Lovely long neck flowing into well placed shoulder. Adequate length of upper arm and well angled. Well ribbed back with good spring of rib for her age. Strong level topline with adequate but, importantly, correctly placed rise over the loin. Super strong rear quarters with the width I love to see. Strong low hocks. She moved round the ring with real power but retains her feminine gracefulness. Another one whose progress I will watch with interest. BB, RBIS. 

2nd  Heather's WHITEORCHARD NEBULA
Another very nice young girl. G/B. Correct head with a sweet expression. Good dentition. Nicely balanced. Adequate length of neck into fair shoulder and upper arm is of good length. Not yet developed in forechest as 1. Nice topline. Adequately ribbed back. Good rear and hindquarters. Moved well. 

3rd  Gregory's 
MADALINCA SPRING JOY OF KILLOUGHERY

Res  Crosse's GOLDSWIFT SWEET DISCOVERY

VHC  Bruce's GOLDSWIFT LEAP OF FAITH
 
 
 
Yearling Dog (5 entries, 3 absent)
Yearling Bitch (2 entries, 2 absent)
1st  Pask's NAPOLEONE DELLA BASSA PAVESE
Well grown 19 months dark brindle. Beautiful head and expression, dark eye and well carried ears. Good dentition. Long neck leading to well placed shoulders ,long but rather straight upper arm. Strong straight front legs into good round feet. Correct top line. Long, strong 2nd thigh. Good harsh coat. Moved well. 

2nd  McClure's CLANLILY PRINCE AMONG MEN
Tall 18 months G/B immature compared to 1. Narrow throughout. Nice head and expression. Dark eye, good ear carriage. Well ribbed back. Good harsh coat. Movement lacked reach and drive. Very long tail which unfortunately had been injured. 
 
 
 
 

Special Beginners Dog (No entries)


Special Beginners Bitch (No entries)

 
 
 
Novice Dog (4 entries, 3 absent)
Novice Bitch (6 entries, 3 absent)
1st  Holder & Howe's MASCOTTS STORY TIME
Two weeks out of puppy. Tall, well grown with a lot of maturing to do. Good dentition, dark eye and ear carriage. Well ribbed back. A little uncoordinated on the move. Made his handler work hard.

1st  Crosse's GOLDSWIFT SWEET DISCOVERY
See Puppy Bitch

2nd  Malone's BARACHOIS MELLOW YELLOW
Nice houndy shaped girl with a nice expression. Would prefer more bone and strength throughout. Movement ok.

3rd  Dunwell's GLENGAIL GGWYNETH
 
 
 
Post Graduate Dog (4 entries, 1 absent)
Post Graduate Bitch (6 entries, 5 absent)
1st Lockett's AMARACH AINLE
Tall, dark brindle. Lovely head and expression. Good dentition. Dark eye and pigmentation. Long neck leading into fair shoulder. Long, nicely angulated upper arm. Well ribbed back and correct top line. Harsh coat. Long second thigh. Nice round feet. Moved soundly. 

2nd Cramphorn's YELXBA ALBERT
Very different mould to 1. Very nicely balanced boy, correct dentition . Nice head and expression. Ear carriage could be better. Nicely angulated throughout and moved well. Close decision between 1 and 2. 

3rd Stirling's CLANLILY BUSCUAILL OF CUINN

1st  Stirling's CLANLILY WISHING ON A STAR
20 months R/B. Well grown shapely girl. A touch heavier in head than I would like, nonetheless she has a sweet expression. Nice long neck into good shoulder and decent upper arm. Good length of rib cage which still has time to develop spring of rib. A tad long in the loin. Top line also needs to strengthen and rise over the loin is still developing. Very nice shapely hindquarters. Moved soundly. I would prefer a little more substance throughout this girl but there is a lot to like and still a lot of maturing to do. It will be interesting to watch her develop.
 
 
 
Limit Dog (6 entries, 1 absent)
Limit Bitch (10 entries, 5 absent)
1st  Fox's KAZACHOK ROAN INISH AT NEWDIGATE (IKC)
Mature G/B with a super head and expression including the desired facial furnishings. Good dark eye and pigmentation. Ears could be a bit smaller. Lovely long, strong neck leading into good shoulders and generally good front construction. Super forechest and depth of chest including a well sprung rib. Good strong back with correct rise over the loin. Super strong broad hindquarters. Moved soundly but could have been a bit more enthusiastic.

2nd Das Purkayastha's 
RAVENSBEECH ROMANUS AMONG NECKREBAGH
Another very nice dog who shared many of the attributes of 1. I just felt he needed a little more length of leg to balance his body. 

3rd Heather's 
RAVENSBEECH REVENIO WHITEORCHARD

Res Gregory's KILLOUGHERY THE BARON

VHC Dawson's 
STONESTORM APACHE DREAM OF SHALICO
1st  Stirling's CLANLILY MILLION DOLLAR GEM
Another well grown R/B. Correct head planes which could be flattered with a little furnishings. Good neck into reasonable shoulder, long but upright upper arm. Adequate forechest, well ribbed back with adequate spring of rib. Another that I felt was a tad long in loin. Very nice strong developed hindquarters. This girl came into her own on the move. Very nice profile movement. 

2nd  Pask's AMARACH CAITIN AT BARONGLEN
Very tall and balanced dark grey. Beautiful head and expression. Lovely long neck into decent shoulder. Long but slightly upright upper arm. Well ribbed back and good topline. Nicely developed hindquarters with a super length to second thigh. I really liked this girl a lot. She was just pipped on the day on showmanship and I felt 1 used her hindquarters to better advantage.  

3rd  Gilbert's ANSTYARNA LILI MARLENE

Res  Gregory's KILLOUGHERY BLISS

VHC  Bridges'
 KATY PERRY ROAN INISH OF BARRASSY (IKC)
 
 
 
Open Dog (5 entries, 3 absent)
Open Bitch (5 entries)
1st  Treadwell's GLENGAIL GGILMOUR AT FLOYDIAN
A lot to like about this attractive R/B. Nothing exaggerated, very balanced young male. His head is not his fortune but it is acceptable. Long neck leading to good shoulders and very good overall front construction matched with equally good strong hindquarters. Best topline on the day. Moved soundly with good reach and drive. BD. BIS 

2nd  Gilbert's ANSTYARNA ALBERT EINSTEIN
Mature G/B. A dog I have admired ringside and I was not disappointed. Well balanced and constructed with a beautiful head and expression. Moved soundly but was just out done on showmanship on the day. RBD.

1st  Heather's CH WHITEORCHARD VENUSTA
Mature, quality G/B. Tall well balanced and strong and retaining her elegance. Lovely head and expression. Correct dentition. Ears a little large but she does hold them back nicely. Long neck into ok shoulder. Good length and angle to upper arm. Good forechest. Well ribbed back with good spring of rib and excellent depth of chest. Decent top line. Really nice developed hindquarters. Moved well. 

2nd  McDonald-Ulliott & Holder's HIBECK MISS DIOR
6 year old G/B. Love her type. Judged her as a youngster and still appreciated what I found today. Super distinguished head with beautiful expression. Correct dentition. Not the tallest but nicely balanced. Well constructed front assembly with corresponding rear and hindquarters. Correct topline . Moved soundly, could have been a little more enthusiastic. 

3rd  Wilkinson's 
CONMERYL MERRIMENT OVER HUNACRES ShCM

Res  Sheppard's
CONMERYL MISS SCARLET FOR GOLDSWIFT

VHC  Campbell-Woodford's 
RIVENHOUNDS BONFIRE AT KILMACDUAGH
 
 
 
Veteran Dog (No entries)
Veteran Bitch (7 entries, 2 absent)
 
 
 
 
Veteran Bitch Class (click to enlarge)
 
 
 
 
This was a wonderful class and it was an honour and pleasure to judge. Everyone was deserved of the applause given.

1st  Stayte's DOOLALLEY'S MAGIC LACE AT CARWENWY
8½ year old wheaten. Well constructed and balanced lady with a beautiful head and expression and good pigmentation. Good coat texture. Moved well and presented in excellent condition. 

2nd Donaldson's RAINSTER ROSA AT KIRKCARSWELL
9 years. Wonderful distinguished lady. G/B in excellent condition for her age. Beautiful expression. Moved soundly and was clearly enjoying her day.

3rd Lewin's 
ICE CREAM VAN DER OELMUHLE WITH HELIODOR

Res Gregory's KILLOUGHERY EINEEN

VHC Bridges' BRIBIBA'S LYCORIS BLACK OVER BARRASSY
 
 
 
TROPHIES
Rathdaws Trophy .
Best in Show
Treadwell's GLENGAIL GGILMOUR AT FLOYDIAN
Edeyrn Trophy
Reserve Best in ShowPorter's LINDALL PASSION 
Susan Hudson Trophy
Best Opposite Sex in Show 
Porter's LINDALL PASSION 
Arraghglen Trophy
Best Dog
Treadwell's GLENGAIL GGILMOUR AT FLOYDIAN
Baldeagle Trophy
Best Bitch
Porter's LINDALL PASSION 
Eaglescrag Trophy
Best Puppy in Show
Fox's NEBRASKA IONMHAIN NORMAN AT NEWDIGATE (IMP FRA)
Franshaw TrophyBest Junior
Porter's LINDALL PASSION 
Ouborough Trophy
Best Yearling
Pask's NAPOLEONE DELLA BASSA PAVESE
Brabyns Trophy
Best Special Beginner
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Delorne Trophy
Best NoviceHolder & Howe's MASCOTTS STORY TIME 
 Delkerry Trophy
Best Post Graduate
Lockett's AMARACH AINLE
Petasmeade Trophy
Best Limit
Fox's KAZACHOK ROAN INISH AT NEWDIGATE (IKC)
Sulhamstead Trophy 
Best Open
Treadwell's GLENGAIL GGILMOUR AT FLOYDIAN
Braehead Rose Bowl
Best Veteran in Show
Stayte's DOOLALLEY'S MAGIC LACE AT CARWENWY
 
 
 
AND FINALLY . . .
 
 
 
 
 
 
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