Rutilus Gundogs

Show - Work - Pet


As some of the newspapers do not print a full critique, and/or may take a while to get a critique into print, all of David's critiques from recent judging appointments are below. 

Please bear with us whilst we update and upload them all!

Criqitues are listed alphabetically by show name:

British Gordon Setter Club Championship Show (Special Awards) - 08.10.11

Darwen Canine Society - 17.12.11 - various gundogs

East Kent Canine Society - 03.02.13 - American Cockers, Cockers, ESS, Golden Retrievers, Pointers

East of Scotland Canine Club - 14.11.10 - gundog group

Fife Kennel Association - 15.07.12 - Gordon Setter, Weimaraner

Guildford & District CS - 02.06.10 - Labradors, Weimaraners, Cockers

Hitchin & District CS - 20.10.12 - GSP, Gordon Setter, Labrador

Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla Association Open Show - 02.09.12

Irish Setter Club of Scotland Championship Show (Special Awards) - 13.04.13

Keighley - 09.04.12 - Weimaraners

Leicestershire Gundog Society - 11.02.12 - Bracco Italiano, Italian Spinone, Large Munsterlander, Pointer, American Cocker, Cocker

Maghull and Merseyside Canine Society - 02.12.12 (David Alcorn) - Hungarian Vizsla, Pointer, Irish Setter

Maghull and Merseyside Canine Society - 02.12.12 (David Crowther) - GWP, Italian Spinone, Weimaraner, Wire Haired Vizsla

Marlborough and District Canine Society - 06.05.13 - Irish Setter, Pointer, Labrador, American Cocker

Wath, West Melton & District Canine Society - 02.03.13 - Gordon Setter, Pointer, Flat Coated Retriever, Spinone, Cocker, Poodles (all three sizes)

Yorkshire Gundog Club - 28.10.12 - GSP




As well as showing dogs all across the UK, David is also a keen judging and enjoys undertaking appointments in all gundog breeds across the UK.  Both David A and David C are regularly invited to officiate at shows up and down the country. 

David (Alcorn) awards CC's in Hungarian Wirehaired Vizslas and Weimaraners. David is a "B" list judge for Irish Setters, Irish Red and White Setters, Hungarian Vizslas and German Shorthaired Pointers.  David is on a number of breed club "C" judging lists.

David is listed as a breed specialist for Weimaraners* but has also owned Gordon Setters*, Labradors, GSP's* and Pointers* (* - stud book number qualifying dogs owned)

David is regularly invited to judge gundog breeds and the group at open shows, and has also judged all sizes of Poodles, and the Toy, Utility, Terrier and Hound groups as well as Best In Shows.




David is a past Chairman of Broxburn and District Ringcraft Club which runs weekly training sessions each Tuesday evening at the Strathbrock Partnership Centre, Main Street, Broxburn, from 8.00pm until 10.00pm.  All breeds are welcome and the Club continues to have an experienced panel of trainers with a wealth of experience across all groups who are always willing to give help and advice to all.


As David is soon moving house, he now has the facility to undertake "one to one" training at home.  This can be very useful to help iron out training and behaviour problems you are having with your dog/show dog.  Contact David for more information.