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)