The last biggie

There are many countries that have a last “big show” to finish off the year but the biggie of the bunch that gets most international coverage is the Eukanuba Invitational and World Challenge from Long Beach California. The entry is up for Glen of Imaal Terriers (judge Jeff Luscott) and he has 4 dogs and 7 bitches to run the eye over

Going down….why?

The Amsterdam Winners Show has announced the judging order and Glen of Imaal Terriers are in ring 34 with 7 entered. A Dutch fancier remarks how disappointing it is that entries continue to go down and the Winners certainly used to have entries in the 20s. It isn’t only Holland though as the Danish Winners only mustered five Glens. America has supported entry shows (supposedly guaranteeing a decent entry) but they have also been down this year. Yesterday we featured the critique for Midland Counties and the entry of 13 was really high for a none CC show but it used to be so much higher. The breed notes in a UK dog paper were wrong when they said it was the first time Glens had classes there, Glens used to have classes with big entries. Just as an example 1996 had 32 Glens entered for popular judge Brian Foy and this was at a show in the doldrums of the year after the clocks went back so everybody was travelling in the dark.

Everybody must have their own idea as to why Glen entries are going down; why not let us all know?

Midland Counties critique

Glen of Imaal Terrier: DOGS – P (2,1a) 1 O’Hanlon & Mountford’s Pajantick Jimmy Mack, wheaten with nice head & expression with round eye, good mouth with big strong teeth, pleasing body for age, good topline with rise to loin, strong quarters, moved & handled well. PG (2) 1 Rogers’ Jeonty Wanabee Bauer, lovely wheaten dog, grand head with correct eye shape & colour, good mouth & underjaw, good front & bow with nice turn out at pasterns, well ribbed body with rise to loin, went well with good drive from strong quarters; 2 Welch’s Romainville Brannigan at Broolland, nice dog. Just out of Puppy & not the maturity of 1. Lots to like about him with lovely head, nice ears, correct mouth, good front & feet, body yet to come but plenty of time. In good coat, well handled. O (3,1) 1 Welch’s Ch Int Ch. Brockland Brayhead Lad, stunning blue dog of quality, grand head with good skull & muzzle, nice ears, well set round brown eye, good mouth , good in front with nice bow & turn out at pasterns, nice overall length with pleasing body & strong quarters, enough rise to loin, went with drive, in good coat & lovely condition. BD & with my co-judge’s agreement BOB; 2 Garner’s, Johnny Be Good at Romainville, lovely wheaten dog with lots to like about him, lovely well shaped head, neat rose ears, correct bite with strong canines, good bone, pleasing well ribbed body of nice length, correct top line with rise to well muscled loins, strong quarters, in good coat, moved & handled well. RBD.-Gwen Small

Bitches: PG 1) Jeonty Lola May at Wickholm. Good size, very typical in outline with a hard well muscled body & strong loin, good sized skull with dark eye & strong jaw, decent forehand with good bone, strong well muscled hindquarters, moves well. 2) Romainville Lily, in slightly better coat than 1, good skull with stromg jaw, just a shade lighter in eye. Well ribbed strong body & loin, very pleasing profile action. 3) Amhard Feeling So Cool. O 1) Romainville Rhian, good strong head with adequate foreface & strong jaw, good forehand with well padded strong feet, well ribbed with strong loin & typical topline & tailset, free moving with a strong easy action. In the challenge for BOB my co-judge & I were in agreement that the lovely dog should represent the breed in the group.BB. 2) Amhard Extra Spice, pleases in head with good width of skull & strong foreface, good forehand with adequate breadth of chest & strong body. Just a shade more exaggerated in topline than 1 but soundly made & a good mover. RBB. Tom Mather

Once upon a summer…

…the Enthusiasts & Fanciers of Glens had one of their good ideas; how about a picnic and how about holding it as near Ascot week as possible so we could wear hats?

It was a great event and pictures appeared in both dog papers. As it was summer it was warm so liquid refreshment was needed to prevent dehydration……..and yes, the hats were worn for everything that day!

Yes, that is Alf Tittle in a hat and Liz hasn’t got any shoes on.

Gr Ch….what’s that?

The Glen of Imaal Terrier Westminster qualifiers are all Gr Ch which is something unknown in Europe so the question came in. As it is an American title the best way of finding was out was to ask the American Kennel Club. It seems there must be quite a lot of confusion over just what it is as they very helpfully suggested looking here.

Westminster qualifiers

The qualifying period for Westminster ends at the end of October. Westminster is different from the other major shows in the world insofar only the top 5 in each breed can be guaranteed an entry due to the smallness of the venue. Dogs out of the top 5 can attempt to get an entry in but there is no guarantee they will be accepted before the “full sign” goes up.

The Glen of Imaal Terriers, 2 dogs and 3 bitches, that will receive invitations to Madison Square Garden, followed by the number of breed points earned (Glens defeated)  since January 1 that enabled them to qualify are:

1. GCh. Coleraine’s Mandalay Royalty (“Curry”)  — 207 points
2. GCh. Daulton’s Maeve of Cill Dara (“Maeve”)  —   48 points
3. GCh. Rainbow Springs Wicklow’s Warrior of Ber-D-Mar (“Finn”)  — 44 points
4. GCh. Daulton’s Hunter Green (“Hunter”)  —  41 points
5. GCh. Daulton’s Oriana of Cill Dara (“Ana”)  —  31 points