Roanjora Pinotage ShCM - Giles


Boston Champ Show is the first of the year. 
Giles is awarded Reserve Best Dog under judge Adrienne Callister


At Wealdstone & Northolt C S Open Show on 27 December2013
Giles was allowed to be handled by Ray and won best of Breed under Judge Christine Whitmore

and carrying on his winning ways was then place Gundog Group 2 under
Harry Nelson
giving him his final points for his Show Certificate of Merit



At Kensington C S Open Show on
26 October 2013
Giles won Best AVNSC Gundog

And then went on to win the
Gundog Group
AVNSC Gundogs:  O 1 McDonald's Roanjora Pinotage (Irish R/W Setter), very impressive dog, very mature, in lovely coat, very sound on the move.
Best in Gundog Group.
 Gundog Group: 1 McDonald's Roanjora Pinotage. Irish R/W Setter. 2
Murray's Gayplume Ebon Flow. Flatcoat Retriever. 3 Watkins' Amberwatch Gift Of Juno. Labrador Retriever. 4 Wildman's Mystical Milow At Chanmalo. Cocker Spaniel.
Terry Poole (Domensa)


Milton Keynes 24/8/2013

  IRISH R/W SETTERS – J 1 McDonald’s RoanJora Tsarine Tzarina, young bitch of very good quality, very feminine, pretty head with softest of eyes, good length of neck & well placed shoulders, firm topline, well angulated at rear, straight front with good bone, would prefer better feet, elbows tucked-in, good forechest, nicely ribbed & muscled, shown in well presented coat & excellent condition, moves really well. PG 1 R Tsarine Tzarina. O 1 McDonald’s Roanjora Pinotage, masculine 4 years dog with commanding outline, super head & eye, very good reach of neck & well laid shoulders, firm topline held on the move, good width of thigh & bend of stifle, very good bone & feet, deep in chest& well ribbed with short muscular loin, moved effortlessly, once again from this kennel beautifully presented & expertly handled. Unlucky not to be placed in the group. BOB; 2 McDonald’s Courtdown Summer Breeze over Roanjora.


Birmingham Gundog & Terrier Club, 19/10/13

Really enjoyed myself judging at this well run show, thank you to committee & exhibitors for a lovely day. IRISH R/W SETTERS – J (1) 1 McDonald’s Roanjora Tsarine Tzarina, pretty enough head, just needs time to break. Moderate length of neck & slightly arched, shoulders well laid back, could do with more spring of rib but that could come in time, enough angulation for her age, moved OK. PG (2) 1 McDonald’s Roanjora Chianti, broad head with good stop, correct earset, excellent lay of shoulders, plenty depth of brisket & well ribbed back, strong topline with correct amount of angulated hindquarters, moved well. RBOB; 2 R Tsarine Tzarina. O (2) 1 McDonald’s Roanjora Pinotage, lovely head on this boy, very handsome, strong neck & well angulated front with plenty depth of brisket, well ribbed back & strong hindquarters, moved well. BOB; 2 Ward’s Ballakinnish Mischief Making Copperwhite.


East Anglian Gundog, 13/10/2013

Thank you for a lovely entry & all who braved the awful weather. I started judging outside but then it just got too wet! IRISH R/W SETTERS – J (1) 1 Mcdonald’s Roanjora Tsarine Tzarina, pretty headed bitch with a good earset. Neck leads cleanly into nicely angulated shoulders. Firm topline but would like a better finish to croup. She’s at that in between stage at the moment & needs to tighten all over. PG (3,1a) 1 Collins’ Corranroo Cloudchaser at Forestpoint, strongly made boy well off for bone. Good head but would like a bit more depth of muzzle. Firm topline & good depth of brisket. Just needs a little more angulation both fore & aft, but in lovely hard condition. RBOB; 2 Mcdonald’s Roanjora Tsarine Tzarina. O (2,1) 1 Mcdonald’s Roanjora Pinotage, eyecatching boy coming to his best. He has lovely bone & substance. His outline is clean with no ugly lumps or bumps. His head is handsome. Muscular neck leading cleanly into good shoulders, strong in topline & well angulated rear quarters. Would like him a tad tighter at elbows but when moving he covered the ground well keeping his balanced outline. BOB & shortlisted in the group.



Following on from his Reserve CC Giles was awarded
the Dog CC and Best of Breed
under Mrs M Hathaway at Richmond Championship Show

LD (5) 1 McDonald’s Roanjora Pinotage, really impressive, all male, fitted the Gourmley description for size & ‘heavy Irish Irish Draught Horse, as opposed to the elegant, graceful Irish Setter. Nothing coarse but a strong, upstanding male. Liked his head & expression, well constructed,firm body, good length & angulation of blade & upper arm, strong second thigh, strong hocks & hind pasterns. In good coat, moved with style, impressive in profile.



Bournemouth Champ Show
11th August 2013
Judge Mr S Hollings
awarded the
Reserve Challenge Certificate
to Giles (Roanjora Pinotage)


LD (1) 1 McDonald's Roanjora Pinotage, very smart powerful dog with clean outline & balance all through, presented well & his colour is rich with clear white, flowing topline to well set tail which he used well displaying his good temperament. He performed well to win RCC.



North Lincs Open Show 1st April 2013

Giles take BOB at consecutive shows.


IRISH R/W SETTERS – J (2) 1 McDonald’s Roanjora Tsarine Tzarina, 10 months bitch, very promising, very attractive head & expression, good limbs with correct shape bone, good forehand, correct topline & tailset, moved very well for one so young, well muscled throughout. BP. PG(3) 1 McDonald’s Roanjora Chianti, lovely headed girl, very soundly constructed, correct topline, excellent front assembly, good depth, strong hindquarters, moved true fore & aft; 2 Collin’s Corranroo Cloudchaser at Forestpoint. O (3) 1 McDonald’s Roanjora Pinotage, smashing dog, gorgeous head & expression, typical outline, so well balanced, excellent shoulders, legs & feet, moved purposefully, gave a really good show in the group & was a little disappointed that he was not placed in it. BOB




Eastwood K A Open Show 29th March 2013

Giles wins the Open Class and goes on to win Best of Breed

IRISH R/W SETTERS – J (2) 1 McDonald’s Roanjora Tsarine Tzarina, pretty bitch of 10 months, sweet expression, nice eye, correct ear placement lying close to head, good over neck & shoulders, good feet with slope to pastern, firm topline & good tailset, well angulated rearquarters used on the move once settled. BP. PG (2) 1 McDonald’s Roanjora Chianti, lovely head with domed skull, round eye & good ear placement, strong neck & good forequarters, firm topline & correct tailset, good sweep of stifle & well muscled hindquarters, moved well using her tail; 2 Hart’s Gilligrae Cineal Niamh. O 1 McDonald’s Roanjora Pinotage, nice dog with good bone who stood over his ground well, good head, skull broad & in proportion, dark round eye, good ear carriage, strong neck into well placed shoulders, good feet, firm topline, deep chest with spring to rib, firm hindquarters & bend of stifle which he used on the move lashing his tail. BOB; 2 Taylor’s Laoirebay Ocean Sunset; 3 Green’s Temynloah Quinlan at Viszaset.



Boston Champ Show 2013

Giles ( Roanjora Pinotge) wins
Post Graduate Dog
goes on to get Reserve Best Dog.


PGD (1) 1 McDonald’s Roanjora Pinotage, strong athletic dog, correct head shape, straight front with oval bone, excellent neck, level topline, well bent stifles. Covered plenty of ground on the move. Presented & handled well. RBD





Ashbourne & DCS, 28/12/2012

IRISH R/W SETTERS – J (2) 1 Roajora Tsarine Tzarina, 7 months bitch, good broad head & domed skull, well off for bone, best of fronts for a youngster. Still needs to tighten at the back. Moved well. BP; 2 Gillerae Cineal Niamh. PG (4) 1 Roanjora Pinotage, male with strong square skull into muscular neck & shoulders, good front, excellent rear angles, best mover in the class; 2 Roanjora Chianti. O (4) 1 Ballakinish Mischief Making Copperwhite, bitch of nice size, very feminine, lovely head & body shape, good rear with excellent width across second thigh, moved really well. BOB; 2 Courtdown Summer Breeze over Roajora. RBOB



Coventry Ladies Kennel Assoc. 1/1/2012

Giles wins Post Gratuate and goes on to win Reserve Best of Breed

IRISH R/W SETTERS – P (3) 1 McDonald’s Roanjora Tsarine Tzarina, pleasing 7 months bitch, very nice in head, with the desirable thumb print marking & an open & friendly expression, good bone, legs & feet. Moved soundly retaining topline on the move & was more settled on the move than 2. BP; 2 Mawhinney’s Paralexis Jovial Jasper. PG (5) 1 McDonald’s Roanjora Pinotage, dog won on his overall outline, masculine head & correct expression, strong neck leading into well placed shoulders, straight front with oval bone, level topline, well bent stifles, covered plenty of ground on the move, presented& handled well. RBOB; 2 McDonald’s Roanjora Chianti;



  IRISH R/W SETTERS (1) 1 McDonald’s Roanjora Pinotage, alone but worthy, typical with substance & balance, quality head, with plenty of work, kind eye, elbows well let down, short couplings, strong rearquarters with excellent bend of stifle, hocks well let down, allowing him to free stride effortlessly around.



IRISH R/W SETTERS – J (1) 1 Ward’s Ballakinnish Mischief Making Copperwhite, quality feminine bitch, lovely head & expression with a good clean muzzle, clean neck with no sign of throatiness, good straight front with correctly placed elbows, nice tight feet, shoulders well laidback, good topline, moved well. This bitch must have a very bright future in front of her. RBOB. PG(2) 1 B Mischief Making C; 2 McDonald’s Roanjora Chianti. O (2) 1 McDonald’s Roanjora Pinotage, masculine dog, appealing head, good skull shape. Flecking in the coat was slight & not enough in my opinion to penalise him over his plus points. Balanced outline, good front& feet, well angulated, in good coat, covered the ground well moving with drive & style. This dog has not reached his best yet so will be interested in his progress. BOB; 2 Ward’s Copperwhite Cordelia.



Giles at Whitney and District
6th April 2012

After winning Best of Breed and Gundog Group 3

IRISH R/W SETTERS - PG(1) 1 McDonald’s Roanjora Chianti, well balanced bitch, nice dark eye, well placed ears, good reach of neck, plenty of bone, good front, deep chest, in good coat, strong rear angulation, moved well. RBOB. O (1) 1 McDonald’s Roanjora Pinorage, excellent head, good eye, nice length of neck, well laid shoulders, strong bone, straight front, good depth of rib, well muscled throughout, good turn of stifle, moved with power& drive, handled well. BOB, G3.


Crufts 2012

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Giles after winning Best of Breed at

Thames Valley Canine Society Open Show.

12th February 2012



At Gundog Breeds Association of Scotland show on 12th November 2011 Giles won his first Reserve CC from Post Graduate under judge Tina Westwood.


Then it wasn't long before his mum came to visit to make sure he was ok.



In October 2011 Roxanne and Guy moved out into their own home and their move was complete when Giles moved in too.


We all had a lovely day at Windsor 2011 with Giles Winning Post Graduate Dog, Best Dog and Best Opposite Sex


Giles Winning Puppy Dog at Crufts 2010


Giles made his Championship show debut at the LKA 2009 where he was 1st in Puppy Dog but was then beaten by his sister in the challenge for Best Puppy in Breed.

Despite a number of wins in Puppy he was overshadowed by his sister Darla.


At 8 weeks Giles had wormed his way into Roxanne's heart and despite us not having any intentions on keeping a boy we decided to keep him for Roxanne.


Giles was our pick of the boys and at 6 weeks was showing promise for the show ring.