26/04/14 Drongan Open Show
Breed Judge Jan Cunningham
A very handsome dog, lovely masculine head & dark eye. Well laid
shoulder balanced throughout, in beautiful condition, flowed round the
ring with ease. Delighted when he was awarded Group 1 and BIS.
Gundog Group 1 and BIS Judgw Jill Dixon [Wallbank]
A very typical gordon who was certainly on form & giving off his best
Truly noble masculine head & kind eye, low set ears, good neck & profile
balance throughout maturing well with good body, spring of rib & deep brisket.
On the move he drove off stylishly using his well feathered tail correctly & with
straight topline. Shining black coat & feathering in tip top condition.
Crufts 2014 Judge Rhona Frew
Another extremely handsome male who is presented & handled to perfection.
He is still young & needs to develop in forechest but I found him very pleasing
to go over . Appealing head & expression typical outline, good bone & feet.
Moved very well.
Rutherglen 18/04/14 Gundog Group Judge Jennifer Fairhill
Ford’s Liric Special Fanfare with Shillay, Gordon Setter, special indeed
he caught my eye immediately, looked a picture stood and moved so well
he could not be denied, just coming into his own.
Border Counties Gundog 05/05/14 Judge Jenny Lowe
Liric Special Fanfare with Shillay love this boy, he has such ring presence
and character. He walks into the ring and make it his own. Handsome
balanced head with true gordon expression, good forechest with plenty
of depth & spring of rib. Excellent rear angulation which he used to full
advantage on the move BOB. I was also thrilled to hear that he also
won BIS. A true tribute to his owners.
BIS Judge Bob Sillence
BIS was Liric Special Fanfare with Shillay gordon, what with excellent
confirmation, super movement front & back a great character could not be
denied top spot.
Three Counties Championship Show 2014 Judge Kay Reid
Ford’s Liric Special Fanfare with Shillay young mature dog,Lovely head, dark eyes
Deep in chest, good lay of shoulder level topline, excellent bend of stifle in tip top
coat and condition . Moved effortlessly CC & BOB.
Bath 2014 Judge Graham Lambert
Ford’s Liric Special Fanfare with Shillay a beautiful mature dog clearly a champion
in waiting. One of the best heads with the expression I was looking for. All angles
and constructions correct and in profile, the best of reach and drive in a powerful
action. Best of the day CC & BOB and short listed in the group.
SKC May 2014 Judge Pam Blay
Ford’s Liric Special Fanfare with Shillay very stylish male with a balanced typical
head which is masculine with good depth & width to muzzle a good well shaped &
coloured eye, lovely neck & shoulder well balanced body with strong topline held
one the move & set up, his movement from his well boned legs & feet & well
muscled hindquarter was very true back & forth & it his in his profile movement
that you can see that correct head carriage & lovely forward reach really using
his front assembly to the best of his ability, this lovely type has a good loin & well
set tail and was put down in lovely coat & condition CC
Breed Judge Nadine Barbour
Ford’s Liric Special Fanfare with Shillay,
lovely stylish well marked dog who was beautifully
presented. Handsome masculine head, long lean neck
leading into correctly angled forequarters, well bodied
and deep in brisket. Strong and broad muscular rearquarters
with well bent stifles & neat feet. Coat that gleamed with
condition & lovely feathering. However none of this is any good
if you cannot move but this dog can with a steady free
flowing movement with plenty of drive. BOB
GUNDOG GROUP G1 Ford’s Liric Special Fanfare with Shillay, Gordon Setter. Absolutely stunning head on this dog, expression is superb, lovely dark eye of correct shape and colour, very good front assembly and correct body proportions, well muscled at rear which attributed to his gait when going around. Very nice dog indeed. PB Keenan GORDONS Ford’s Liric Special Fanfare with Shillay, lovely upstanding young dog in beautiful coat and condition, carrying the correct amount of weight and with good muscle tone, gorgeous masculine head, plenty of neck, depth of body, strong hindquarters, short well let down hocks, balanced overall, moved soundly. BOB
Blackpool 2014 Judge Frank Whyte
Ford’s Liric Special Fanfare with Shillay, headed a very nice class,
head of good depth & with correct stop, good muzzle, eyes & good
expression, ears of correct size, good neck, long well laid shoulders,
good topline & well set tail, very good bone & feet, well sprung rib
& strong loin, well developed rear, in good black coat, also with
good markings, covered ground freely with very good front action.
Holds balanced outline covering ground RCC.