What's happening at Caspellwynd!

2015 ended with Fetlar having gained, among other awards, his Junior Warrant at ten months, Best Puppy in Breed at Crufts, Best Puppy in Show at English Setter Society of Wales, Reserve Best Dog at SKC(2), Best Dog at Driffield, 16 firsts at Championship Shows and 14 firsts at Open Shows, all with BOB and several group places.

Rudi was rested for most of the year but came back out in spectacular fashion going Best in Show at the English Setter Society of Scotland's Open Show and then RCC and BV at Gundog Breeds Association of Scotland making the shortlist to the final six in the group.

Critique from West Lothian December 2015 :

ENGLISH SETTERS 1. Thomson's Mariglen Fetlar Caspellwynd JW, Lovely upstanding dog, nice type, good head, neck and shoulders, correct depth of chest, level topline, liked his rear angulation, moved with drive. Frank Gilroy

17th January : Manchester Championship Show : Judge Dr Ron James

Fetlar had to move up into Graduate as there was no Yearling class, and was placed fourth.

Rudi was placed second in Veteran. 

 Fetlar at Manchester

24th January ; Border Counties Gundog. Fetlar was placed 1st in Open Dog and awarded Best of Breed. Judge Ruth Longbottom

30th January : Kirkintilloch.  Fetlar was placed 1st in Open Dog and awarded Best of Breed. Judge R Ungoed-Thomas 

ENGLISH SETTERS 1 Thomson's Mariglen Fetlar Caspellwynd, lovely balanced young dog, masculine but not overdone, lovely head & soft expression, moving well on good neat feet 

7th February : Midland English Setter Society Championship Show.  Fetlar was placed 1st in Yearling and Rudi was placed 2nd in Veteran. Judge : Gordon Hayburn

Rudi -2) Thomson's Swannery Valentino's Legacy to Caspellwynd ShCM., 8yo bb who was close up to the winner. Another with correct make and shape and shown in excellent condition. Moved steadily with good reach and drive in profile movement.

 Fetlar - YD: 1) Thomson's Mariglen Fetlar Caspellwynd JW. 21mo bb who is sired by the 2nd in veteran and has his father's lovely stamp. I feel he might finish better than his handsome dad and when fully mature will be a contender for high honours. He is well made all through and of correct size and substance. Moved out well but really made his handler work for this class. Another that didn't look out of place in the challenge.

14th February - Waverley Gundogs Open Show.  Fetlar was placed 1st in  Open Dog and awarded Best of Breed- judge S Mitchell and then won Best in Show 3 judge Jim Irvine.

1. Thomson's Mariglen Fetlar Caspellwynd. Handsome dog with a lovely head, well bodied with good spring of rib & deep chest.  Nice feet, well angulated fore and aft, moved well, BOB.  Steve Mitchell

Group 3. Mariglen Fetlar Caspellwynd b/b English Setter, a good sized dog, strong in topline, lovely reach of neck, well feathered.  Looked good both standing and moving. Jim Irvine. 

27th February - Irvine and District Open Show. Fetlar was placed 1st in  Open Dog and awarded Best of Breed, then Gundog  Group 4 - judge J Murray.

O (4) Thomson's Mariglen Fetlar Caspellwynd, beautiful b/b 22 months. Plenty of substance.  Clean neck & shoulders, good depth of chest & well sprung ribs.  Good forearm & well muscled hindquarters.  Level topline which he maintained on the move. Group 4. 

This gives Fetlar his final points for his Sh CM.

28th February - Catrine Open Show - Fetlar was placed 1st in  Open Dog and awarded Best of Breed, then Gundog Group 3 - judge Mr L Hunt 

O (5) Thomson's Mariglen Fetlar Caspellwynd, b/b classic head with balanced muzzle, full dentition, pleasing expression with ears set well, good neckline with throat clean, good front assembly with depth of chest good, legs straight. carried level back with ribs well sprung, hindquarters well muscled with good width of stifles, hocks parallel, tail set & carried well, moved with good drive & reach covering ground. Group 3.

5th March - Clydebank Open Show - Fetlar was placed 1st in Open dog and awarded Best of Breed - judge Mr A Allan 

Lovely typy blue boy 22 months old.  Pleasing in head & eye, lovely clean neck fitting well into shoulder line.  Straight front & good depth to forechest.  Ribs well back and correct depth to forechest. Has the right amount of substance throughout & in good condition.  On the move he has good action. 

11th March - CRUFTS.  Judge Mrs A Dykes.  Rudi was placed 3rd in a class of ten veterans.

 

3 Thomson's Swannery Valentino's Legacy to Caspellwynd, elegant boy who is so well muscled throughout. Classic head shape, low set ears. Well laid back shoulders & correct length of upper arm, deep in rib & presented in full coat.  

Fetlar came 1st in a class of 14 Yearlings and then was awarded RCC.

 

YD (14) 1 Thomson's Mariglen Fetlar Caspellwynd, a gorgeous blue boy, an excellent combination of balance, substance & elegance. Refined head, dark expressive eyes, long neck to correct shoulders, widely sprung ribs. Tight arched feet, rounded bone. Presented in hard muscular condition with gleaming coat. Pulled out the stops in strong competition in the challenge to take the well deserved RCC; 

What an incredible day! 

27th March - West Lothian Open Show.  Fetlar was 1st in Open and BOB.  

Judge Jane Wild  

3rd April - English Setter Society of Wales Championship Show - Judge Mrs C Sayers.

Rudi was placed 2nd in Veteran Dog.

Fetlar was placed 1st in Yearling and then awarded the RCC. Another day to remember! 

Veteran : 2. Thomson's Swannery Valentino's Legacy to Caspellwynd Sh CM 8 year old attractive balanced blue, in full coat and really hard muscular condition, a well constructed dog with masculine head, good reach of neck into correct sholder placement, deep and true body properties, moved out with drive

Yearling 1. Mariglen Fetlar Caspellwynd JW Sh CM stylish elegant blue, easy to see why he has been consistent in the ring, so well made, has the most attractive sculptured head, with kind dark eye, stands on straight legs of substance with neat feet, lean neck flowing into well angulated forehand, deep body properties, level topline with lovely sweep to rearend, presented in full coat and real hard condition, his movement is effortless with good reach and drive.  pleased to award him the RCC, must have a bright future.

24th April - English Setter Society of Scotland Championship Show - Judge S Collier.

Rudi was placed 3rd in Veteran and Fetlar was placed 2nd in Yearling.  Fetlar then was entered in the Graduate Stakes - Judge S Sturrock - and he was placed 1st. 

Very mature dog shown in good coat.  Correct elegant head & expression.  Moved steady and true.  Balanced outline with good reach of neck into well laid back shoulders. 

30th April - Tay Valley Gundog Association Open Show - Judge R Nicolson - Fetlar was placed 1st in Open Dog and then BOB.  Then under judge A Scourfield he was awarded ......... 

************BEST IN SHOW***************

 

2nd May - Border Counties Gundog - Judge D Stewart Ritchie - Fetlar was awarded 1st in Open Dog and then BOB. 

B/b boy in full coat and feather.A type I have often admired. Good front assembly and true straight front.  Good body length and good proportion of length to height. Stands on good legs with good feet. A very nice example.  Moved well. 

21st May - SKC - Judge Colin Mackay.  Fetlar was placed 2nd in Post Graduate and Rudi was placed 2nd in Veteran.

Nice dog still maturing.  Liked the head shape & kind eye.  Clean over the shoulder good for heart room with depth & strength in body 

 

28th May - Carluke and District - Judge Nicola Calvin - Fetlar was placed 1st in Open, awarded Best of Breed and then placed Group 3.

Mariglen Fetlar Caspellwynd - lovely 2 year old male with super head and soft expression.  Great reach of neck into well placed shoulders.  Good return of upper arm.  Super legs and feet.  Deep well developed rib. Balanced angulation.  happy on the move with slashing tail.  BOB, Gp3 

 

29th May - Gundog Breeds Association of Scotland - Judge Marai Dobbie - Fetlar was placed first in Open and awarded Best of Breed.  In the Best in Show ring he made the cut to the last eight from the 29 breeds - judge Gordon Haran. 

Thomson's b/b, Mariglen Fetlar Caspellwynd, lovely head and expression, super teeth & correct bite.  Good clean neck into well laid shoulders, nice front with good bone & feet.  well ribbed, correct topline & good depth to this dog.  Moved with ease, presented in best of condition. 

5th June.- Southern Counties Championship Show - judge David Shields.  Fetlar was placed 2nd in Post Graduate and Rudi was placed 1st in Veteran and awarded Best Veteran in Breed. 

Mariglen Fetlar Caspellwynd JW ShCM. a quality  young man who I did well as a puppy & has really fulfilled that early promise.  So well made throughout & presents a very pleasing outlook.  Good head with a lovely eye & soft expression, well made front assembly, excellent depth of chest, strong quarters & good bend of stifle.  Very sound on the move with good reach and drive..

Swannery Valentino's Legacy to Caspellwynd ShCM has a very typical appearance & presents a very pleasing picture both on the stack & on the move.  Quality head with a good eye and expression.  very clean over the neck & shoulders, well sprung ribs, good bend of stifle & a very sound positive mover 

12th June - St Andrews & Cupar Open Show - judge Doreen Hardie.  Fetlar was placed 1st in Open and awarded Best of Breed

Presented in full bloom, what a good head this male has, lovely chiselling & expression.  dark eyes, good front and back.  Tight feet, moved well. 

19th June - Border Union Championship Show - judge Linda Cooper.  Fetlar was placed 1st in Graduate Dog. 

Mariglen Fetlar Caspellwynd JW ShCM blue boy of substance, masculine but not coarse, elegant, well constructed throughout & very stylish on the move, in good coat & condition.

25th June - Blackpool Championship Show - judge Mike Gadsby.  Fetlar was placed 3rd in Post Graduate Dog. 

1st July - Windsor Championship Show - judge Simon Pitts.  Fetlar was placed 1st  in a large class of 10 in Post Graduate Dog and Rudi was best veteran dog. 

Mariglen Fetlar Caspellwynd - blue dog that pleases for his height & overall shape. Clean in outline, good length of neck into well laid shoulders & return of upper arm, deep body, firm topline, well bent stifles, drove off his hocks as he moved soundly with slashing tail.  Presented in excellent coat 

3rd July - South West Gundog Association - judge Sally English.  Fetlar was placed 1st in Open and awarded Best of Breed. 

Thomson's Mariglen Fetlar Caspellwynd. 2 years b/b dog. Masculine head with sweet setter expression, well sprung ribs in excellent coat and condition. epitomised ES elegance but at the same time masculine.  

9th July - Greenock - judge Tom Johnston.  Fetlar was placed 1st in Open and awarded Best of Breed. 

17th July - Annandale - judge J Murray. Fetlar was placed 1st in Open and then awarded Best of Breed.  He then went into the group and was awarded Gundog Group 2. 

Mariglen Fetlar Caspellwynd JW ShCM - This b/b is maturing nicely and looks the complete picture now.  Correct size and gleaming coat.  Handsome, masculine head with no sign of coarseness and a well defined stop, oval skull, deep muzzle and dark eye.  Long muscular neck leading into well angulated shoulders.  His low hocks enabled him to drive pewerfully from the muscular hindquarters.  BOB and G2. 

 

30th July - Gundog Breeds Association of Scotland Open - Judge Vera Lyons.  Fetlar was placed 1st in Open and then awarded Best of Breed.  He then made the cut to the last eight for Best in Show. 

Head clean in outline, kind expression, balanced with very low ears, long arched neck into correct shoulders, deep chest, well ribbed, short coupled, level back into tailset well on.  Good bent stifle, neat feet, moved with drive. 

7th August - National Gundog Association - Judge Jeff Roberts.  Fetlar was placed 1st in Graduate Dog. 

A handsome strong b/b & in excellent condition.  Good straight front, good depth & spring of rib, well muscled.  Nicely balanced on the move. 

 13th August  - Dumfries and Galloway Open Show - Judge Richard Lemon.  Fetlar was placed 1st in Open and then Best of Breed.  He then was awarded Group 4.

27th August - SKC Championship Show - Fetlar was placed 1st in Open Dog and then Best Dog and Best of Breed

Open Dog 1 Best Dog, Best of Breed Mariglen Fetlar Caspellwynd presented a pleasing typical outline, good head, decent bone, good fill to body, nicely muscled coming and going, decent clean action, moved out well in profile, well presented and in good coat.

8th October Tay Valley Gundog Association Open Show - Judge M Webster.  Fetlar was placed first in Open and then awarded Best of Breed

Open. BOB. Mariglen Fetlar Caspellwynd JW ShCM. 2 year old male. Very striking outline, gorgeous handsome head, lovely dark eye showing that hint of mischief. Wonderful head properties, well defined occiput and correct earset. Clean lines throughout. Arched neck flowed into very well laid shoulders. Excellent depth of chest, brisket and spring of rib.  Good bone and angulation. Shown in superb condition, beautifully marked and lashings of coat. Moved with drive to take BOB. 

12th October.  Gundog Society of Wales Championship Show - judge Stewart Cummings.  Well, what a day!  Fetlar was placed 1st in Post Graduate Dog and then awarded the Dog CC and Best Opposite Sex.  The Bitch CC winner and BOB was Sh Ch Mariglen Xanthe.  Both of these dogs are by Rudi, of whom I am immensely proud.

15th October English Setter Society of Scotland Open Show judge J Bayne.

Fetlar was awarded Reserve Best Dog and Rudi was Best Veteran in Show. They then impressed the watching crowd by running in unison and winning the brace stakes.

VD (4,3a) 1 Thompson's Swannery Valentinos Legacy to Caspellwynd, 9 years. Well balanced, lovely head, skull & muzzle in proportion, correct square muzzle very typical for the breed. Kind expression, good reach of neck. Well off for bone. Good length to back good angulation fore & aft. Sufficiently deep in brisket. Moved well. Pushed hard for RBD. BV

OD.Thompson's Mariglen Fetlar Caspellwynd, another attractive boy. Lovely head with correct dimensions, good reach of neck. Lovely front angulations, good spring of rib, well muscled & shown in good condition. Really splitting hairs with these 2. Very pleased to have them both here today. RBD 

Brace 1 Thomson's brace, evenly matched boys, father & son. Both have excellent physical attributes, both shown in excellent condition. Moved in unison with their brave handler. 

6th November - Waverley Gundogs - judge C Chapman. Fetlar was awarded 1st in Open and BOB

2 years old but what a nice one. Has substance but not so as to distract from that air of elegance.  Super muscletone throughout, good bone, tight feet, good depth of chest.  Movement is firm and true and ground covering and immaculate presentation. 

12th November. Gundog Breeds Association of Scotland - judge G Browne. Another incredible day with Fetlar winning Post Graduate Dog and then the RCC, and Rudi winning Veteran Dog and then BVIB.  Rudi then came 4th in the Veteran Stakes and Fetlar came 2nd in both the Open Stakes and the Members' stakes. 

Members' Stakes - 2. Mariglen Fetlar Caspellwynd JW ShCM. 2 year old blue belton English Setter dog. Masculine head, kind eye and expression. Strongly constructed forehand with excellent legs and feet. Level topline. Powerful hips, loin and hindquarters. Moved well keeping his outline in profile. Well presented and handled. Jinty Gill Davis.

20th November - Clydebank Open Show - Judge Jeff Horswell. Fetlar was awarded 1st in Open, BOB and Gundog Group 4

Very handsome dog with a lovely head and kind expression.  Lengthy neck. Could be better coming towards but has a long well angled upper arm.  Super feet, depth and body. Level topline. Moderate rear which he uses so very well. Looks a picture moving round. 

26th November - Land o' Burns - Judge - J Collins - Pitman . Fetlar was awarded 1st in Open, BOB and Gundog Group 4

Mature male in full coat, beautiful head with correct depth of skull and proportions, kindly eye.  Well sprung ribcage and good angulation fore and aft.  Held his topline on the move.  BOB G4 

 

4th December - West Lothian -judge Mrs S Williams. Fetlar was awarded 1st in Open and Best of Breed.

Mariglen Fetlar Caspellwynd, blue male in full coat, masculine head good muzzle, clean neck & good shoulders.  Deep chest good rear angulation nice topline & good on the move. 

 

11th December - Larkhall - Judge Karen Legg. Fetlar was awarded 1st in Open and BOB. Then he was awarded Gundog Group 1 by judge Margaret MacDonald Cross.

And to end the day he was awarded, by judge Margaret MacDonald Cross

***********BEST IN SHOW **************

 

17th December - Carluke - Judge A McAra .  Fetlar was awarded 1st and BOB.

 

18th December - Cambuslang - judge M Neil.  Fetlar was awarded 1st and Best of Breed.