Crufts 2013

An interesting Glen of Imaal Terrier appointment for Crufts 2013. Nick Hammond will be the third Irishman to officiate at Crufts since Glens got tickets and the third one appointed that isn’t on the Glen of Imaal Association judging list. The Kennel Club, on one hand, is absolutely Breed Club based but on the other hand just doesn’t bother with what Clubs want. If the Association Judging List is considered rubbish why don’t the KC just say so? If they approve of it why do they ignore it?

Nick has awarded Glen CCs before at Belfast 2009 and they went to the Abberann siblings of Conan and Ennya. Maybe it was missed but there isn’t any recollection of seeing a critique and under KC rules that is a must. Tony Killykeen-Doyle never did one either but all praise to Harry O’Donoghue as his Crufts critique came out pretty quickly. We are still missing seeing one Irishman’s critique as Nick White still hasn’t been seen in print 3 months after National Terrier…c’mon Nick, it’s wanted!

It’s back to the Kennel Club again. Their own rules say a critique must be produced and seen by exhibitors but they show a remarkable inclination to re-appoint judges that apparently ignore them.

9 thoughts on “Crufts 2013

  1. Individual exhibitors, or the breed club secretary on behalf of members, can write to:

    Shows, Judges, Trials & Awards Department
    The Kennel Club, 1-5 Clarges Street, Piccadilly, London W1J 8AB

    stating that no critique has been published for:

    Name of show
    Name of judge

    The KC will ask the judge to provide a critique, which will then be duly sent to the requestee.

      • I was sent a critique when I wrote to the KC about the non-appearance of a Crufts critique a few years ago.

    • Nowadays the KC DOES fine judges for non-appearance of critiques if a complaint is made – ideally by the breed club. There are actually two cases of non-appearance of critiques noted in this month’s Kennel gazette, both judges being given a £50 fine.

  2. Tony was in my opinion fair decent as was Nicky i hardly saw Harrys judging so cannot comment we need more breed specialist judges here. Ive seen some of the UK allrounders who dont do critiques and in my opinion are not up to the job or doing the breed justice . What is the English problem with the Irish just come out say it some English say thier a different type of dog in Eire and dont like seeing in thier type beaten by in some eyes and i quote “inferior Irish dogs or using these inferior dogs at stud “. I suggest a few people start looking in the mirror if you dont like the judges dont support them nobody forces you to show

    • Steve-the post wasn’t about the capability of judges, it was about the Kennel Club and rules!

  3. A tangent, i know, but why don’t judges ever mention the size of the dogs i.e the weight, some show dogs seem way to big i.e the 40 to 50 pound mark, a weight at which they wouldn’t be fit for purpose.What do people think to this?

  4. Correct “fit for Fuction” thats if the judge has a clue about what a glen does,the size of earth it is meant to be trialled in, silence to the quarry and real muscle and it decent physical condition. Apart from a handful alot of the judges havent got a clue what a glen is for they want pretty dogs and after speaking to 2 women from the Netherlands no prey drive and small pretty dogs not to strong. Beam me up Scotty.

  5. hi
    how are you i want to ask you a question when you see the bitch inthe show how you know the bitch is spayed or not . please clear my doubt .

    thank you

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