As always I enjoyed my time with the Glens & was delighted to be asked to judge them at CC level at Crufts. Thank you for a good entry & for the sporting way my decisions were accepted and applauded.
Type is perhaps a little diverse at the moment & I was constantly trying to balance my ideal type with movement. However overall I was pleased with the quality & very pleased with all my principle winners. OD was the strongest class with good ones right down the line. OB was more difficult to sort out as they really were all different sorts. There were some very promising puppies on show & as always with the Glens the Veterans were competitive & still in their prime.
DOGS. Veteran 1) Fr/Lux/Bel/Mon/Int Ch Perfect Lionheart of South Wind Kalyani, an impressive list of titles & this boy is worthy of them. Really nice shape & outline, very good on the move which put him at the front of the line. 2) Bronydon Barney Mac of Karensbrae, slightly longer in proportions than1 & not so good in the rear but loved his head & expression, still has a very good mouth, well handled. 3) Kirikee Just Follow Seamus, not so good on the move & out of coat but good overall type & certainly not disgraced.
Puppy. Two nice boys to sort out. 1) Jeonty Wannabe Bauer, really promising youngster, great mover, good head & bite, good coat for age, well presented, nothing much I would change at this age. At this stage thought he was likely to be BP but just preferred his sister’s proportions when it came to the challenge. Very bright future I should think. 2) Jeonty Highlander Boy, litter brother & close up. A bit more reserved than his brother & not quite the coat but still a nice puppy.
Junior. 1) Romainville Typhoon, not a bad type, struck me as being at an in-between stage, will look better with maturity.
Post Graduate. Interesting class. 1) Johnny Be Good at Romainville, my type, really nice outline & good ring presence, moves well & assertively. Was a bit short of body coat but well furnished. Did consider him for the RCC as he is a real showdog. Perhaps could do with a little more substance. 2) Romainville Bohdran, this young man made it an interesting contest.. Scored over 1 in substance & has a great outline. Was a bit distracted & therefore showmanship had to come in to it but is an extremely nice Glen. 3) Donvaleset Rebus, nice sort with good head , was a bit unruly & not so good in the rear.
Limit. 1) Amhard Damson Sauce, nice headed dog with good ears, very typical outline. Moves OK but a touch sluggish. Another needing time.
Open. 1) CC & BOB, Ch/Ir/Am/Sw Abberann Conan, my notes say a real stallion of a boy & that is exactly what he is, combines substance & power with soundness & had great ring presence as soon as he entered the ring, good outline standing & moving & looks so good in profile movement as he is really fluid, great rear. Easy to see why he has done so well & delighted to see him make the cut in the Group. Well presented & handled. 2) RCC Rogers Ch/Bel/NL Ch Jeonty Wannabe Buster, this dog gets better with age. I have judged him a couple of times before & as a youngster found him a touch rangy. With maturity he now really fills the eye, moves so well & covers some ground. Sired the Bitch CC & some very promising puppies so is worth his weight in gold. Different type to 1 but equally acceptable & was close up. 3) Ch Jeonty Rock On Tommy, was CC & BOB last time I judged which gives some idea of the strength of the class. Still retains his lovely type & still has the great rear movement that so impressed me last time. Just not quite the bloom & not as assertive; a very worthy Ch.
Good Citizen. 1) Kirikee Just Follow Seamus.
BITCHES. Veteran. 1) Bel Ch Brockland Brenna Anne, an old favourite, just my type, good outline, lovely head & feminine but still with the requisite substance. Very stylish. Just a touch sluggish which lost her th RCC.
Puppy. Nice class. 1) BP Jeonty Wannabe Gemma, ended up in a battle with her litter sister for this class. Very nice puppy, good proportions, great attitude & showy, moved really well, nice coat & shows great promise, very nice head. Gave her BP over her brother simply because he looked a touch rangy against her but they could well change places over the next months. 2) Jeonty Maybe Daysee, on first inspection thought she was the winner which shows how nice she is. Feminine but with a bit of substance. Suspect that she can move really well, was a bit uncooperative which allowed her sister to get ahead of her. 3) Jeonty Lola May at Wickholm, another from this litter which was clearly a very good litter. Good type. Not yet the coat of her sisters & was not helping her handler. has all the time in the world.
Junior. 1) Donvaleset Brier, won the class as she was steadier that 2, ok in outline & a nice type. Good rear, maybe a shade long in foreface. 2) Donvalest Domino, typical Glen & showing with typical stubborness. A bit rangier than 1 & could do with tidying.
Post Graduate. 1) Romainville Ali Oop, my notes say very nice, which she was. Unfortunately was determined not to make it easy for her handler. Loved her outline, her coat & was well presented, very stylish. If she gets her act together could do really well.
Open. This class made me think as there were different types. 1) Jeonty Fern Grass, very much my type, still young for a Glen & there will be better to come yet. Very sound & positive on the move, in fact not much that I would change. Delighted to sign a CC for her & she should be an easy Champion. 2) RCC Ir Ch Abberann Enya, little sister to the DCC & similar in that she really has the substance. Pressed hard for the class & it was a similar competition to that for 1 & 2 in OD. In both classes they were different types with different things to recommend them. Felt she was a fraction too low to the ground & just a little reluctant which gave Fern Grass the nod. Is clearly of Champion grading. 3) Romainville Miss Moneypenny, very good type & really sound. Was a bit shy which pegged her.
Paul Eardley (Judge)