I had a lovely weekend at the end of June 2010 when I was asked to judge some Gundogs at the Northern Ireland Gundog & Field Society Show held at the beautiful venue of Shane's Castle, Antrim.
Despite there being two Championship Shows in Southern Ireland and another on the UK mainland over the same weekend, the entry was of a very high quality. I would like to thank the committee for inviting me to judge and the exhibitors for allowing me to have my hands on some super examples of the various breeds.
The following are some pictures of my class winners.
My Best Of Breed in Golden Retrievers was
Havergrove Sergeant Rio who went on to win the Gundog Group and then thrilled both his owners & I by winning Best In Show.
Havergrove Sergeant Rio on the move
Irish Setter Best Puppy Lurgavon Kerry Mist
The beautiful Ir Sh Ch Lurgavon Ringleader my Best Of Breed
Graduate winner Killymadder Premier Cru
Best Of Breed Gordon Setter Ir Sh Ch Ladysdale Fat Boy Parc
Winner of Labrador Special Yearling and Best Of Breed Talard Stars N Stripes In Broconnell
The Dog show was part of the Game Fair at Shane's Castle, County Antrim. As well as the dog show there were lots of other things to see.
Birds Of Prey
Horse & Fox Hounds
I also had the chance to catch up with a puppy I bred and see his progress. He's maturing very nicely into a fine example of the breed.
Moloko Ceeyou Jimy At Inchabbey (Jock) is owned and loved by Chris & Margaret Passmore who live in Downpatrick.