Down to the last 24 hours

The tents and gazebos are up and the first of the caravans have arrived. The ebay auction has finished & so has the grass cutting. Journeys have begun from Wales, Scotland & the South Coast of England. The direction signs have been laminated and the final bow been given to the Weather Gods. Hopefully see you at the EFG Companion Show & FUNDay tomorrow and, oh yes, if you are entering the show you’ll be pleased to know that Royal Canin have sent £5 off vouchers for all 1st prize winners.

All systems are go and if the weather god isn’t happy with us this year remember how good our site is. Cars can be parked next to the ring and there will be numerous (and varied) umbrellas available!

48 hours to go…

The eye testing session is absolutely full and, for the first time, there is a waiting list. The lure machine has been checked and re-checked (this is a Tony special so nothing else would be expected). Rosettes and trophies have been collected and the ring marking out tape found. The mammoth bake for the cake stall has begun and the books have been priced. (This year the books are 10p holiday reading/10p other and 25p other so plenty of stocking up opportunities and there is always the 50p to look box; this is for what could be loosely termed adult/alternative reading & we can’t possibly reveal who donated which of these). The tombola prizes are being assembled and the hamper raffle prize has all its bits assigned. The Good Citizen’s Test has the highest number of dogs we have ever had entered & the toilets are due on site shortly.

The EFG Glen of Imaal Terrier Companion Show and Fund Raising Event is practically good to go!!

Getting down to the final details now.

72 hours from now and the Companion Show & FUNd Raiser will be on but the first people are arriving tomorrow for the big marquee lift. The bulk are scheduled to arrive Friday and already around 30 have said they will be participating in the fish & chip supper. The arrangement has been made that the order for food will be phoned through at 5 o’clock and eating will begin at 7.30. Can anybody who isn’t arriving until after 5 please phone or email Jean with their order!

Accredited Breeder Scheme

Last week, July 4th to be precise, there was a muse about the new ABS requirements for Glen of Imaal Terriers. As it didn’t match what many breeders and owners thought was to be the procedure for the breed i.e. the advice given by numerous eye people worldwide, obviously the question was politely asked if it was a Kennel Club decision? The Kennel Club have replied to the concern and have indicated that the “downgrading” of required to recommended was at the suggestion of the Glen Association.

As the Glen Association has the following, written by Peter Bedford, on their website it would be interesting to learn why the Committee of the Association recommended what they did:-As a breed you have already developed the discipline of eye examination and you should continue to be certain that another problem does not become entrenched within the breed. Without the crd 3 test the Glen was in a mess, but the feeling of euphoria that the test`s advent has created should not allow common sense to be thrown out with the bathwater.Eye examination is essential to ensure that our delightful breed remains free from other potential ocular disease.

Birmingham National 2011 Critique

Thank you to Birmingham National for the invitation & the exhibitors for the entry, it was good to be amongst Glen of Imaal Terrier folk again. After judging the breed in Finland, with 31 present, and the US Nationals with 12 Champions present it seems the UK is sadly lacking now the overall qualities of the ones I judged at these shows. We seem to have lost the consistency in type, balance & shape. Short upper arms seem to be a feature which gives exaggerated rise to the topline. Width of skull needs some attention as good width is called for.

Where are the lovely bitches that are the foundation of any breed? With the freedom of the Pets Passport maybe consideration should be given to trips abroad to help in future breeding programmes. I know it is always a problem with a small gene pool but Glens are a lovely honest breed with enthusiastic owners who give good support & atmosphere to shows. It would be great to see a quality future generation coming along. I wish you well in future progress.

PD. 1) Quinn’s Kirikee Ronan O’Gara. Impressive strong & well built youngster with good skull, shape & balance. He has the size, skull & head width, eye & earset. Developing well in front, chest & body with the muscle of topline & quarters. He moves easily & is very promising, should have a good career. Best Puppy.

PGD. 1) Hardy’s Amhard Freebooter. This boy has the head with the balance to body & he carries good angles in the rear. Developing well in chest & muscle, not the bone of two but good ground cover on the move, with more finish to come in coat. 2) Welch’s Romainville Brannigan at Brockland.  Good, strongly built wheaten boy going through a growth stage at present, not quite the angles in front. Has head & jaw strength, with solidly muscled rear quarters, needs to balance in topline to improve the image. He can move & has the drive. 3) Horton’s Jeonty Highland Boy.

LD. 1) Rogers’ Jeonty Wanabee Bauer. Won an interesting class on the move. He has topline, front & shoulder angles, would prefer more width in the head but may come as he matures. He is strong in muscle, has the movement front & rear with the balance held well, pleasing coat cover and power finish the picture. 2) Ashcroft’s Romainville Typhoon. Great head and ear on this lad, he has the balance in front & rear, chest body & rib but not quite the rise in topline required. He has great muscled quarters & pushed all the way. 3) Hadley’s Donvaleset Rebus

OD. 1) Smith’s Romainville Bodhran. Really impressed with his strong balance & powerful frame, he has the bone, good overall outline & shape. Comes with width and strength in head & jaw, his body is developed, he has enoght coat & was going well on the move showing his hunting instincts to take the CC and BOB today. 2) Hardy’s Amhard Damson Sauce.  Great in type this honest dog has the bone, muscle & head proportions, he comes in good coat & shape. I liked his strength in rear quarters & muscle tone, just not quite the attitude & oomph on the move to push one harder for the decision. Res CC.

JB. 1) Rogers’ Winnie Wanna Make Music By Jeonty. Lovely youngster with good overall balance & size. She has good action, with the front & rear angles, carries herself well standing & on the move. She has the development coming through in chest & body with excellent muscle on the rear quarters. She has topline & coat coming through, will be interesting to watch her future progress. Felt she had enough qualities for the CC today.

PGB. 1) Whitehouse & McBrine Romainville Tegan. This wheaten girl has the shape on the move, she’s sturdy with the power & body, nice topline, good rear quarters but not quite the angles in front at this stage. Coat is okay & was a solid girl to go over. Res CC.  2) Hadley’s Donvaleset Domino.  Pleasing head, muscle & balance, she has nice quarters front & rear. Has the overall outline, good coat cover & style on the move, strong jaw & neck would let her work well, interesting to go over.

OB. 1) Whitehouse & McBrine Romainville Tegan.

Jeff Luscott (Judge)

World Show (Paris) 2011 results

The Glen of Imaal Terrier World Winners 2011 are Taramont O’Mara & Taramont Oran with O’Mara getting Best of Breed. Congratulations to Jukka & Sissi on their brother & sister teamF

From Allan Brine (South Wind Kalyani)

Irish Glen of Imaal Terrier Classe INTERMEDIAIRE MALE Juge : M. GAUVRIT Michel
27819 FINNABAIR SONG O’MY HEART – ABSENT
27820 ROMAINVILLE BRANNIGAN AT BROCKLAND 1er EXCELLENT RCACS
Irish Glen of Imaal Terrier Classe OUVERTE MALE Juge : M. GAUVRIT Michel
27821 JEONTY FLOWN FINNAIR 1er EXCELLENT CACS
27822 ROMAINVILLE BODHRAN 2e EXCELLENT
Irish Glen of Imaal Terrier Classe CHAMPION MALE Juge : M. GAUVRIT Michel
27823 BROCKLAND BRAYHEAD LAD 3e EXCELLENT
27824 CARRIGHGLEN BIG BOY 4e EXCELLENT
27825 FIDDLERS GREEN BEL AMI – EXCELLENT
27826 PERFECT LION HEART OF SOUTH WIND KALYANI 2e EXCELLENT RCACIB
27827 TARAMONT O’MARA 1er EXCELLENT CACIB Meilleur de Race
Irish Glen of Imaal Terrier Classe JEUNE MALE Juge : M. GAUVRIT Michel
27828 ABBERANN BEARNARD 1er EXCELLENT Meilleur Jeune
Irish Glen of Imaal Terrier Classe VETERAN MALE Juge : M. GAUVRIT Michel
27829 MIIMOKSEN POHJAN KRUUNU 1er EXCELLENT Meilleur Vétéran
Irish Glen of Imaal Terrier Classe OUVERTE FEMELLES Juge : M. GAUVRIT Michel
27830 CIAN CAOIMBE KYNA KAYLHEE 3e EXCELLENT
27831 TARAMONT NIAMH TIRNAN’OG 2e EXCELLENT RCACS – RCACIB
27832 TARAMONT ORAN 1er EXCELLENT CACS – CACIB
Irish Glen of Imaal Terrier Classe CHAMPION FEMELLES Juge : M. GAUVRIT Michel
27833 UACTARAN TARAMONT OF MEGH-MORRAN 1er EXCELLENT

Glen Association Open Show critique

GLEN OF IMAAL TERRIER ASSOCIATION OPEN SHOW

I was looking for dogs with typical outlines, showing strength in loin & quarters, correct height to length ratio with typical fronts. Delighted to find bites much improved since I last judged the breed & congratulations on maintaining the Glen character & sense of humour.

I thoroughly enjoyed myself & it makes me ponder putting a Glen back in Glenbrows.

JD.1) Fraser’s Kirikee Celtic Warrior. Good start to the day with this 12 months blue, found him good for type, preferring his size & obvious masculinity, pleasing coat for age, movement when settled is sound & powerful, typical young male who’s career I shall follow with interest. 2) White’s Abberann Karl. Good young dog & very much a showman, will have a bright future I am sure. 3) Quinn’s Kirikee Ronan O’Gara.

PGD. 1) White’s Abberann Torcan. An easy winner, young brindle, scored on type & movement. Head needs to break as yet. Excellent body properties, tremendous strength through quarters already, another I shall follow with interest. 2) Callaghan & Chugg’s Romainville Padraig. Wheaten, typical young male. 3) Hardy’s Amhard Freebooter.

LD. 1) Hadley’s Donvaleset Rebus. 4 year old blue, very typical in breed type. Not truly paying attention to his job. Excellent headpiece & very good neck & shoulder placement, moves well. Considered him for higher honours but preferred the feet on my principle males. One I suggest should take his title as he is all Glen. 2) Penny’s Grizzlemarsh Digby. Brindle boy who had other things on his mind. Very friendly chap, little too tall for my taste.

OD. 1) Multi Ch Abberann Conan. A class of mature males, all different, & he was the one for me. Breed type has to be paramount & he has this & the extra showmanship making him a pleasure to judge & watch. Correct size with maximum substance, teeth of good size with correct bite giving a punishing quality to his jaw, set in a good head but retaining that lovely soft expression only a Glen can give. Height to length ratio is spot on, as is his outline. Added to this I found his movement sound & fluid with muscles popping off muscles. Thank you for allowing me to judge him, he takes me back many a year. Best In Show. 2) Hardy’s Amhard Damson Sauce. Good honest dog, not flashy but the more you look the more you see, slightly different in head & earset to one but still within desired breed type, possesses an exemplary neck & front. With his sound movement & obvious sensible character, topped by excellent pigment I suggest that he has lots to offer, another who deserves a title. RBD. 3) Garner’s Johnny Be Good At Romainville.

PB. 1) George & Sullivan’s Romainville Inki. Sisters of 9 months, both possess lovely heads & expression, the second bitch is the sounder mover, but preferred the height to length ratio of one. 2) Whitestone’s Romainville Kyla.

JB. 1) George & Sullivan’s Romainville Aoife. 10 month wheaten, alone but should trouble the best when mature, the most beautiful head & expression, feminine without losing any substance, coat coming nicely on top of her excellent construction, movement is fluid & true & she could be nothing other than a Glen. Another I will follow with significant interest, could have quite easily taken her home. RBB & Best Puppy.

PGB. 1) Holmes Grizzlemarsh Cassie. Wheaten, not flashy but sound & honest, very much true to her breed in type with excellent coat. 2) George & Sullivan’s Romainville Lily, pretty headed wheaten, not quite in full coat nor the proportions of one. 3) Smith’s Grizzlemarsh Dorothea.

LB.1)George & Sullivan’s Romainville Ellie. Wheaten who left her clothes at home! Preferred her head, height & length ratio to that of 2. 2) Penny’s Pajantic Roisin. Pretty little blue who refused to co-operate with her young handler.

OB. 1) Quinn’s Ir Ch Abberann Eilish. Mature blue of excellent breed type, movement was adequate & clearly disinterested with the events occurring around her. Lovely head, good forehand construction, mature in loin & quarters providing the most typical outline. She too should take her UK title to compliment the one gained in her homeland. No hesitation in awarding her Best Bitch. I thought her and the BD looked very much to type in the Challenge for BIS so delighted to learn they were littermates. Moved better in the Challenge. RBIS. 2) Grizzlemarsh Dorothea.

V.1) Fraser’s Kirikee Just Follow Seamus. 12 years wheaten of good type, moving & showing as he should.

GC. 1)Grizzlemarsh Dorothea, won here on coat & movement. 2) Kirikee Just Follow Seamus.

                                                                                                                            Tim Harrison (Judge)

 

French Show at the World Show

Group 3 of the French Show at the World Show (ideas welcome on how to write this) was today. Best of Breed Glen of Imaal Terrier was Romainville Bodhran and Linda Smith making the trip from Guernsey. There was a shortage of catalogues so the other senior winners will be listed as soon as somebody lets us know. Congratulations to Lin, she looks more than a bit pleased!

From Allan Brine (South Wind Kalyani)

Irish Glen of Imaal Terrier Classe OUVERTE MALE Juge : M. CHAPIRO Boris
5559 CARRIGHGLEN BIG BOY 4e EXCELLENT
5560 FIDDLERS GREEN BEL AMI 3e EXCELLENT
5561 JEONTY FLOWN FINNAIR 2e EXCELLENT RCACS
5562 ROMAINVILLE BODHRAN 1er EXCELLENT CACS
Irish Glen of Imaal Terrier Classe JEUNE MALE Juge : M. CHAPIRO Boris
5563 ABBERANN BEARNARD – EXCELLENT Meilleur Jeune
Irish Glen of Imaal Terrier Classe VETERAN MALE Juge : M. CHAPIRO Boris
5564 MIIMOKSEN POHJAN KRUUNU – EXCELLENT Meilleur Vétéran
Irish Glen of Imaal Terrier Classe OUVERTE FEMELLES Juge : M. CHAPIRO Boris
5565 TARAMONT NIAMH TIRNAN’OG – ABSENT