GORDON SETTER BREED NOTES
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Monthly (Jan) Notes for BGSC Website 2019 (01)
GORDON SETTER BREED NOTES
I was shocked and deeply saddened when I heard the news that James (Sh Ch Lourdace Fulcrum JW) had died on 22 January following a short illness. His owners, David Alcorn, David Crowther and José Baddeley must be devastated, especially David Alcorn with whom James lived and who had steered him to his successes in the show ring. To them I send sincere condolences on behalf of us all.
James was a great showman but also, judging by some of the pictures I have seen of him, a very normal Gordon, loving to get soaked in water and running free with the wind in his ears. Bred by José on 28 November 2011 he was by Absaaronem Eleys Fuzzbuzz x Sh Ch Birchgarth Fools Gold with Lourdace JW. He had, therefore, just celebrated his seventh Birthday so was still in his prime. He will be greatly missed by all who came in contact with him. He was a great ambassador for the Breed and has sired several litters so will live on through his progeny, many of whom are doing well in the ring.
He started his show career off well as a puppy in 2012, winning BPIS at Gundog Society of Wales and RBPIS at National Gundog and Gundog Breeds Association of Scotland. Also in that year he went BP and RBIS at the Gordon Setter Club of Scotland Open Show.
He won his first CC in 2014, going on to win 8 in total, his 8th at Midland Counties being with Gp 1. In 2015 he won 14 CCs. He was BIS at Scottish Breeds, Setter & Pointer, GBAS and also the GSA. He was Gp 1 at Darlington and Gp 2 at SKC (May) and Leeds.
Another 8 CCs were won in 2016 when surely the highlight was at Crufts where he also went Gp1. On that occasion he also won the Vulnerable Breeds’ competition. He was again BIS at the GSA and that year also at the GSCS. He also had a Gp 2 at Birmingham National and a Gp 3 at Darlington.
During 2017 he added another 13 CCs to his total which came along with a Gp 1 at Manchester, Gp 4 at Crufts, Gp 3 at Blackpool, Windsor and Leeds, Gp 2 at Bournemouth and Gp 4 at Driffield. He also once again went BIS at both the GSA and GSCS shows.
2018 saw him win a further 5 CCs which brought his total to 48 making him equal top CC winner with Maureen Justice’s Sh Ch Liric High Society JW who has held this title since 1997. During the year he won Gp 3 at Bournemouth, Gp 2 at Darlington and Gp 4 at South Wales.
He was top Gordon Setter in 2015, 2016 and 2017 and top Gundog overall in 2017.
What a record! A real ‘once in a lifetime dog’ and I am so glad I had the privilege of judging him and awarding him one of his CCs at Crufts in 2017.
At last we have the judge for Richmond next year. It will be Frank Whyte.
I noticed in Our Dogs of 28 December a report on the World St Hubert Championships for working gundogs together with a picture of Team GB. Looking at the picture I thought I saw a Gordon and on reading the report this was confirmed. It was Sarah Chichester who with her Wiscombe Tomintoul came third in the Ladies Team placings (along with Maddy Raynor with an Irish Setter) taking bronze, and in the World Championships for Pointing Breeds, with her FT Ch Little Treasure of Gawcott was awarded 2nd in her group with an Excellent, RCACT and RCACIT. She was awarded 4th overall individually. Overall it seems it was a great result for Team GB.
I am always happy to put in these notes any FT results as it is good to mention other aspects of Gordon activities apart from shows. So please let me have any results during the year.
At this time of year I usually do a round-up of the previous year’s CC winners etc. Sh Ch/Multi Ch Ludstar Frederick Frankenstein was the top CC winning dog in 2018 and Sh Ch Laurelhach Entrapment JW was top CC winning bitch.
Freddie ended the year with 12 CCs making 28 in total, 10 BOBs, three x group 3, BIS at the GSCS Ch Show and RBIS at the BGSC Ch Show.
Runner up to Freddie was Sh Ch Lourdace Fulcrum JW who won 5 CCs which brought his total to 48 equalling the current record holder, Sh Ch Liric High Society. All these were with BOB. He had a Gp2, a Gp3 and a Gp4.
Top bitch winner, Sh Ch Laurelhach Entrapment JW won 5 CCs, making 9 in total, and 1 BOB. Runner up to Remy was Maureen Justice’s Sh Ch Liric Nostalgia who won all of her 4 CCs in 2018, and she had 2 BOBs.
There were 9 new Show Champions, 6 bitches and 3 dogs and one new Champion, a bitch, made up during the year. The first to be made up was at the GSA Ch Show in April when Sandra Tye awarded the DCC to Jocelyn Ness’s Liric Souvenir JW (Boyers Strauss ShCM x Sh Ch Liric Blac Onyx JW). Next it was at WELKS where Kath Cole gave the all important third to Ramsey Nagaty’s Forester’s Xclusive Edition of Darkmoor at Marlbeck (Earthfire From Fire’sons Garden x Courtier’s Charming Sweet Angel). The following week at the GSCS Ch Show, Pam Davies gave a third CC to Jane Osborn’s Amscot Siena Spice JW (Sh Ch Yennadon Lochan at Rubymoon JW ShCM x Amscot Country Pursuits of Boyers).
The May SKC saw Jock Mackay give a third CC to Annette Mappin’s Bryerdale Texas Star JW (Bryerdale Oor Cantona x Bryerdale Not On Ur). Then, at Three Counties, Stella Woodhouse gave a third CC to Maureen Justice’s Liric Nostalgia JW (Sh Ch Lochfain An Aus Approach to Glenmaurangi JW x Liric Rhapsody In Blu).
Next to gain her title was Angie and Guy Palliser and Lesley Robson’s Lignum Tornado JW (Dunfionn Portsoy x Ordett Mai Tai by Lignum) at Bournemouth under Karen Marsh. Then at the August SKC it was the turn of Chris and Bill Butler’s Yennadon Lochan at Rubymoon JW ShCM (Drumdaroch The Xpat to Liric x Ch Yennadon Time For Daisy) where the judge was Jean Collins-Pitman. At South Wales Claire Lewis awarded Peggy Seymour’s Pegasett Black N Tantrum (Sh Ch Hernwood Diamond Rock JW ShCM x Pegasett Highland Wispa) her third CC.
Finally there was a double celebration at GBAS when Mick Howes made up Sheila Graham’s Clohass Killie Crankie (Drumdaroch The Xpat to Liric x Dunfionn Onich of Clohass JW ShCM) and Jean Collins-Pitman’s Int/German VDH Ch Storskogens Amor Joy of Amscot (Imp Swe) (Yukki Hill Mesmerizer for Silent North x Amscot Gone With The Wind) who due to her FT awards became a Champion.
There was also one new FT Champion made up in 2018. This was Penny Dararagh’s Zettertjarns Optimal of Ensay (imp Swe). He was bred in Sweden by Ms K Edh in August 2010 and is by Zettertjarns Kassan of Rensjon x Zettertjarns She.
There were eight Junior Warrant winners – four bitches and four dogs. The bitch Junior Warrant winners were Jean Collins-Pitman’s Amscot Love Is In The Air (Sh Ch Yennadon Lochan at Rubymoon JW ShCM x Ch/Int/German VDH Ch Storskogens Amor Joy of Amscot); Yvonne Slaughter’s Cairacailie Night Of Love with Ordett (Sh Ch Laurelhach Limited Edition at Yohenoak x Sh Ch Cairacailie Devoted); Chris and Peter Sandiford’s Hernwood Aphrodite (Sh Ch Lourdace Fulcrum JW x Sh Ch Hernwood Calypso Goddess JW ShCM) and Sue and Ian Tillett’s Fieldtalk’s Lady In Red (imp Deu) (Laurelhach Encrypt x Fieldtalk’s Hooly-dooly).
The dogs were Thelda Bryant’s Kilnrae Hallmark (Muckypups D’Artagnan JW ShCM x Kilnrae Scotch The Rumour); Laura Millar’s Yennadon Benriach (Sh Ch Yennadon Lochan at Rubymoon JW ShCM x Yennadon Reiver); Debra and Tony Harker’s Hernwood Achilles at Ettrick and Chris and Peter Sandiford and Claire Lewis’s Hernwood Apollo (both as for H Aphrodite).
I have not seen any report of a Gordon gaining a ShCM in 2018.
I would point out that some of these awards are taken from being told direct, the KC Journal and the Breed Supplements and as the BS for the last quarter of the year is not yet available, if I have missed anyone out in the above details, why didn’t you tell me direct?!!
Some more results from 2018. The 28 sets of CCs on offer for each sex, were shared between 9 different dogs and 12 different bitches. Five dogs and six bitches shared the 28 BOBs with dogs winning 20 and bitches 8.
Topping the CC winners was, as mentioned previously, Frances Boxall’s Sh Ch/Multi Ch Ludstar Frederick Frankenstein, who had 12, ten with BOBs. Runners-up to him were David Alcorn, José Baddeley and David Crowther’s, Sh Ch Lourdace Fulcrum JW with 5 all with BOB and Frances Boxall’s Sh Ch Laurelhach Entrapment JW, also with 5 and 1 BOB. The next highest CC winner was Maureen Justice’s Sh Ch Liric Nostalgia JW who had 4, 2 with BOB.
There were 4 runners-up to the top dog CC winners, each with 2 CCs. These were Toni Michalak’s Sh Ch Kyuna Calypso (2 BOB); Lesley and Steve Robson’s Sh Ch Laurelhach Limited Edition at Yohenoak (1 BOB); Sheila Graham’s Sh Ch Clohass Killie Crankie (1 BOB) and Chris and Bill Butler’s Sh Ch Yennadon Lochan at Rubymoon JW ShCM.
Runners-up to the top bitch CC winners with 3 CCs were Jane Osborn’s Sh Ch Amscot Siena Spice JW (1 BOB) and Chris and Peter Sandiford and Claire Lewis’s Sh Ch Hernwood Calypso Goddess JW ShCM (2 BOB).
Continuing with the bitches, with 2 CCs was Angie and Guy Palliser and Lesley Robson’s Sh Ch Lignum Tornado JW; Ramsey Nagaty’s Sh Ch Forester’s Xclusive Edition of Darkmoor at Marlbeck (imp deu); Peggy Seymour’s Sh Ch Pegasett Black N Tantrum (1 BOB); Jean Collins-Pitman’s Amscot Love Is In The Air JW and also her Ch/VDH&Int Ch Storskogens Amor Joy of Amscot (Imp Swe) (1 BOB). With 1 CC each were Annette Mappin’s Sh Ch Bryerdale Texas Star JW; Sue and Fred Evans’ Burroughtof Dark Amber von Langstrumpf and Poppi Jaconelli’s Sh Ch Hernwood Causin A Storm for Togipoto.
In dogs, with 1 CC apiece it was Jocelyn Ness’s Liric Souvenir JW; Connie and Ian Ford’s Sh Ch Liric Special Fanfare with Shillay JW ShCM (1 BOB) and Anthony Burke’s Ecameadow The Explorer.
For those dogs and bitches on 2 CCs I am sure their owners will be hoping 2019 will be their lucky year to win that elusive third.
As for the breeders of CC winners, Maureen Justice bred 3, Chris and Peter Sandiford, Jean Collins-Pitman and Frances Boxall all bred 2.
Another lot of statistics from 2018. Fourteen different dogs and 18 different bitches shared the 28 sets of RCCs for each sex awarded during the year. Eight of the dogs and eight of the bitches had also won CCs.
There was no outright winner of the most RCCs for three dogs and two bitches each won 4. In dogs it was David Alcorn, David Crowther and José Baddeley’s Sh Ch Lourdace Fulcrum JW, Lesley and Steve Robson’s Sh Ch Laurelhach Limited Edition at Yohenoak and Connie and Ian Ford’s Liric Fusilier with Shillay JW ShCM. In bitches it was Jane Osborn’s Amscot Siena Spice JW and Jean Collins-Pitman’s Amscot Love Is In The Air JW.
Runners up in dogs with 3 RCCs were Peter Tye’s Kyuna Olympic Arrow of Tymora ShCM and Frances Boxall’s Sh Ch/Multi Ch Ludstar Frederick Frankenstein. In bitches the runner up with 3 was Frances Boxall’s Sh Ch Laurelhach Entrapment JW.
One dog won 2 and this was Lesley and Steve Robson’s Liric For Your Eyes Only by Yohenoak JW. Two bitches also each won 2 and these were Chris and Peter Sandiford and Nikki Keen’s Hernwood Luna Eclipse and Jean Collins-Pitman’s Ch/VDH&Int Ch Storskogens Amor Joy of Amscot.
This leaves 8 dogs and 13 bitches with 1 RCC apiece. In dogs these were: Toni Michalak’s Sh Ch Kyuna Calypso, Sheila Graham’s Sh Ch Clohass Killie Crankie, Anthony Burke’s Ecameadow The Explorer, Jan Gunnery’s Clohass Flyin Ace, Debra and Tony Harker’s Hernwood Achilles at Ettrick JW, Linda Hall’s Melview Moving Time JW, Chris and Bill Butler’s Sh Ch Yennadon Lochan at Rubymoon JW ShCM and Gina and David Melville’s Tsruhnova Tumnus JW. The bitches were Sue and Fred Evans Burroughtof Dark Amber von Langstrumpf, Chris and Peter Sandiford and Claire Lewis’s Sh Ch Hernwood Calypso Goddess JW ShCM, Poppi Jaconelli’s Sh Ch Hernwood Causing A Storm for Togipoto, Elaine Roberts and Carole and Maurice Watson’s Sh Ch Kyuna Colour Of Magic at Moonglade, Nicky Ackerley-Kemp’s Yennadon Reiver, Angela Phillips and Tereza Watkin’s Flaxheath Top Model at Glenmaurangi, Peggy Seymour’s Sh Ch Pegasett Black N Tantrum, Kate, Angus and Jennifer Macara’s Sh Ch Cromasaig Bedazzled JW, Liz and Barry Williams’ Longrow I Love To Boogie JW, Marian Thomas’s Graylacier Charlie’s Angel at Glynderys JW, Jane Mugford’s Pensylwania Black Lofty at Lynwood, Judith and Pete Rand’s Hernwood Summer Eclipse at Kintalis and M Sklorz’s Celtic Blackened Kochanej Emilki.
The last of the winners for 2018 to mention are the puppies. Six bitches and 4 dogs won BP awards, the bitches winning 16 to the dogs 12.
One dog and one bitch topped the list of BP winners with 6 each. These were Debra and Tony Harker’s Hernwood Achilles at Ettrick JW (dog) (Sh Ch Lourdace Fulcrum JW x Sh Ch Hernwood Calypso Goddess JW ShCM) and Maureen Justice’s Ludstar La La Land to Liric (bitch) (Ludstar Grissom x Carnoustie Antlia Ludstar). Runner–up to them with 4 was Sue and Ian Tillet’s Fieldtalk’s Lady In Red JW (bitch) (Laurelhach Encrypt x Fieldtalk’s Hooly-dooly). Next with 3 it was Jenny, Bob and Katherine Robert’s Cairacailie Spice Of Life (dog) (Marshmoor Black Jack x Sh Ch Cairacailie Devoted JW).
One dog and two bitches each won 2 BP awards. The dog was David Alcorn, David Crowther, and Kate, Angus and Jennifer Macara’s Lourdace Headhunted by Cromasaig (Cromasaig Dazzling Vision x Lourdace Field Of Gold). The bitches were Karen Marsh’s Lignum Black Lightning at Kilnrae (Sh Ch Laurelhach Limited Edition at Yohenoak x Ordett Mai Tai by Lignum) and Linda Hall’s Melview Phoenix (Sh Ch Lochfain An Aus Approach to Glenmaurangi JW x Melview Falling Leaves).
The puppies to win one BP award were Olivia Danks-Kemish’s Kilnrae Box Edition of Alolfrana (dog) (Sh Ch Laurelhach Limited Edition at Yohenoak x Kilnrae Scotch The Rumour JW), Gloria Brown’s Cairacailie Chianti with Marshmoor (bitch) (Marshmoor Black Jack x Sh Ch Cairacaile Devoted JW) and Keith Whiting’s Locksheath Princess Tiana (bitch)(Am/Dt/T Ch Ludstar Don Corleone x Locksheath True Baloo).
OPEN SHOW NEWS
David Alcorn has had a few successes recently with the new youngster he owns in partnership with David Crowther, Kate, Angus and Jennifer Macara – Lourdace Headhunted by Cromasaig. At his last show as a puppy, Clydebank CS, he won both breed classes and took BOB under David Smith, and then group 4 under Sylvia Bunting. A week later at Land O Burns CC under Doreen Hardie, Hunter was again BOB and this time Gp2. Two Weeks later he was BOB at Carluke CS under Sue Knowles and on 27 December he was again BOB under Betty Laidlaw. A good few JW points notched up!
David also mentions that at Cambuslang CC, Robin Pollock gave BOB to Laura Millar’s Yennadon Benriach JW. He also says there have been some great entries at their local open shows recently with 18 entries at Land O Burns CC (2 classes) and 19 entries at Carluke (3 classes).
More news from David Alcorn of further good wins for Lourdace Headhunted by Cromasaig. He writes: “At Kilmarnock & DCS it was a rather unbelievable day. He was best of breed under Kelly Jenkinson (Eastriding), from just 4 present this time round. The judge was the same for the group … which we then went on to win! Quite incredible really, I felt. Given that the gundog group had been fairly sizeable, there wasn’t a long wait until Best In Show, where Chris McLean of the Melodor Akitas judged. As you can imagine, I was a little blown over when she went on to declare him Best In Show, from – what I thought was – a very strong line up indeed! A grand day out, and as you can imagine Kate was particularly thrilled!!
“Continuing the search for these elusive JW points (since we now need 7 from open shows!), we attended Paisley & DCS the following day where he was again best of breed and this time 3rd in another lovely gundog group. So, a rather fruitful weekend.” Very well done to David and Hunter.
CH SHOW NEWS
No CCs at BOSTON but we do still have classes, of course. This year the judge for the Breed was Jacqui Ward and her entry was 22 making 38. The total entry in the breed classes was 12 dogs and 14 bitches with absentees of 3 and 1 respectively.
BB and BOB was Chris and Peter Sandiford and Claire Lewis’s Sh Ch Hernwood Calypso Goddess JW ShCM and she later went Gp 4. This partnership also went BD with Hernwood Apollo JW.RBB went to Annette Mappin’s Sh Ch Bryerdale Texas Star JW and RBD went to Mrs Hamilton-Smith’s Kilnrae Signature. BP was Keith Whiting’s Locksheath Princess Tiana.
Jean Collins-Pitman’s Amscot Love Is In The Air JW was reserve in the Dorwest Herbs Special Yearling Stakes and Rachel and Ken Horler’s Kintalis Winter’s Knight by Rackens JW was 3rd in the YKC Members’ Stakes. Both of these classes were judged by Jane Howarth.
At MANCHESTER the first CCs of the year started a new dog on the title trail when Robert Suchett-Kaye awarded the DCC and BOB to Debra and Tony Harker’s Hernwood Achilles at Ettrick. He is not new to top awards for he won the RDCC at Bath last year. Bred by Chris and Peter Sandiford in May 2017 he is by Sh Ch Lourdace Fulcrum JW x Sh Ch Hernwood Calypso Goddess JW ShCM.
Robert’s entry was 78 making 85 split between 36 (41) dogs and 41 (44) bitches with 1 NFC. Absentees were 3 and 9 respectively.
BCC went to Ramsey Nagaty’s Sh Ch Forester’s Xclusive Edition of Darkmoor at Marlbeck (imp) (Ger Ch Earthfire from Fire’sons Garden x Ger Ch Courtiers Charming Sweet Angel). Bred by Dagmar Bartels she was born in August 2013. This brought her total to 5.
Robert awarded the RDCC to Peter Tye’s Kyuna Olympic Arrow of Tymora ShCM (Sh Ch Kilnrae French Connection avec Ettric JW x Kyuna Faerie Shadow) bred by Carole and Maurice Watson in May 2012.
RBCC brought a bitch into the green cards for the first time when it was awarded to Yvonne Slaughter’s Cairacailie Night Of Love with Ordett JW. She was bred by Jenny, Bob and Katherine Roberts in October 2016 and is by Sh Ch Laurelhach Limited Edition at Yohenoak x Sh Ch Cairacailie Devoted JW.
The BP award went to Kay and Ian Reid’s homebred Diersett Irridium. She was born in April last year and is by Sh Ch Kyuna Calypso x Diersett Sesto Elemento.
There were a few Gordons entered in the various stakes classes. Chris and Peter Sandiford and Mr A Sutherland’s Harbinger’s Highland Treasure (imp Can) was reserve in the Puppy Dog Stakes and Rachel and Ken Horler’s Hernwood Jack O’ Lantern by Rackens was reserve in the Junior D/B Stakes.
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