Millcroft Poachers Moon of Victoriaview

Sam was a very special Irish Setter 04/04/2009 - 22/08/2020

He has sired many special puppies and has produced three show champions.

We are lost without him.

Sam Standing 3
sam head

D.O.B. 04/04/2009 Hips 6/7

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Millcroft Poachers Moon of Victoriaview

Sam's show achievements to date

2009 Liskeard & District, Best Puppy In Breed, 4th in Group.
  Birmingham & District, 1st in puppy, Best Puppy In Breed, Reserve Best in Breed, 4th in Group.
Irish Setter Breeder Club, 1st in Minor Puppy.
  Setter & Pointer Champ, 3rd in Minor Puppy.
2010 Coventry & District, 1st in Puppy, Best Puppy In Breed. A stron head but well balanced, showing good stop and soft expression.
Nice length to neck, flowing into topline. Deep through the chest and body. Strong hindquarters with good set on of tail
used to advantage on the move. - Angela Roberts
  Irish Setter Breeder Club Champ, 1st in Special Beginner. Youngster of pleasing type and shape. Well balanced with good angles
fore and aft. Lovely topline and tailset. Sweet head and expression. Super coat with movement to it. Moved with style -
Eva Ciechonska
Cheltenham & District, 1st in Junior. 17 month dog in beautiful coat, nice bone pleasing outlined - Isobel Cuthill
2011 Boston & District Champ, 3rd in Yearling.
Irish Setter Association, 1st in Novice, Racy dog. Good head, expression. Good neck, back and tailset. Good chest, good
gleaming coat and good feathering. Well presented.- Wilko Jansen
  South Of England Irish Setter Club, 3rd in Debutant
  Midland Irish Setter Society, 2nd in Novice, 2nd in Graduate Masculine all through with plenty of coat. Nice head and outline,
strong bone. showed well - Mrs C E Butler
Liskeard & District, 3rd Novice
  South of England Irish Setter Champ, 3rd in Novice, 3rd in Undergraduate
Bakewell Show, 2nd Graduate

March 2012 Crufts, 1st in undergraduate
Love him his head is so soft with expression, and wonderful kind eyes , he’s just got it all ! In great coat and condition . When he moved , Oh Boy , he owned the ring . I will watch and see how his future pans out . Good Luck -
Bonnie Andrews 

2012 WELKS champ, 2nd in Graduate Different type but of good quality. Pleasing head, good lay of shoulders and correct angulation
behind. In mature coat and moved soundly. - Ms J Reed
National Dog Show champ, 4th in Undergraduate
Bath Champ, 2nd in Graduate Another dog of good type, balance head and sweet expression, good neck to shoulders and
front asembly, good debth and super quarters, moved very well - Rachel Shaw-Rainey.
Irish Setter Assoc Champ, 1st in Undergraduate Nice head and expression. Scored in shoulder placement and topline. Straight
front. Neat feet. Hocks well let down. Good bend of stifle. Moved soundly. - Viv Blackshaw
Gundog Society of Wales Champ, 2nd in Undergraduate Preferred this dog's well chiselled head to my winner as he had better
finish to his muzzle & deeper stop. His body properties were correct and in balance and he moved well.
- L Murray-Hogsflesh
South Wales Dennel Ass Champ, 2nd in Graduate Well grown male. Possesses a typical outline and impressive stature. Moved
out with style - Chris Scholfield
Setter & Pointer Champ, 2nd in Graduate

2013 Exeter & County Canine Society, 3rd in Graduate
Irish Setter Association Champ, 1st in Undergraduate Correct finish to foreface, dark eye, raised brows. Crested neck of moderate
length. Deep ribs, well angulated hindquarters. Good feet, moved soundly. - Magi Henderson
Setter & Pointer Champ, 2nd in Graduate
Sedgley & Gornal, 1st in Post Graduate, and BOB, short listed in group. A dog of real quality correct amount of bone and substance.
Masculine but the kindest of heads and expression. Clean strong neck, going into well laid back shoulders. Level topline
when standing and on move. Powerful driving quarters and nice tight feet. A good honest dog throughout and the best
mover of the day. - David Foulds
Irish Setter Breeder Club, 1st in Graduate Presented in good condition & good coat. Handsome head with dark eye & quizzical
expression, long low eared. No exaggerations, moved well. A delight to see him lashing his tail so happily.
- Michelle Webster.
Stourbridge & District, 1st in Post Graduate, and BOB, 4th in group. One I judged as a youngester who has grown into a handsome
boy. Presnted in good condition, very nice head, correct dark eye, raised brows, correct front and deep chest, good
shoulders and sloping oine. Well muscled rear quarters which he used to his advantage on the move. Loved his sparkling
irish temperament. - Diane Bain

2014 Coventry Premier Show, 1st in Post Graduate. Well constructed throughout, good straight front with sloping shoulders. Strong
backline. Pleasing head with intelligent expression. Good drive from rear. - Jim Richardson
Worcester & Malvern, 2nd in Post Graduate.
Northwich & District, 2nd in Post Graduate.
Cheshire County Show, 3rd in Post Graduate.
South of England Irish Setter Club champ, 3rd in Post Graduate, Judge Mrs Z Thorn-Andrews (Drakesleat)
South Western Gundog Club, 1st in Limit, Judge Jackie Roberts (Colanme) A balanced dog of medium size, lovely dark coat.
Conformation was good, front and rear quarters were in hard condition. Sloping topline into qwell set tail.
Exonian Canine Association, 1st in Post Graduate, BOB, Judge Mr Brian Shears (Stormlyne) Just what I was looking for today. A dog
that looks as though it could work as well as show, classic head, neck well laid into strong shoulders, good depth of chest,
hind angulation and muscletone giving a near perfect driving action around the ring.
Stourbridge & District, 3rd in Post Graduate, Judge Mrs Derry (Balvenie)
Ashbourne & District, 3rd in Post Graduate, Judge Dorne Carr (Laumidorm)

2015 Irish Setter Association, 4th in Post Graduate, Judge Gill Cooke.
Windor Champ show, 2nd In Post Graduate, True sporting dog with a great outline, super topline and tailset, well proportioned
so stylish on the move with a good display of open side gait. - Judge Mr M J Gadsby

2016 Exeter & County Canine Society, 3rd in Graduate, Judge Diane Irwin

Sam has now retired from showing, he loves nothing more than spending time running around the countryside and then taking long naps on the sofa, We would like to thank everyone who has thought so highly of him in the show ring, We wish much luck to all his off spring for the future.




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