Leeds 2011 Critique

Glen of Imaal Terriers

JD: 1) Kirikee Ronan O’Gara, one to note for the future, head of good width correct stop & powerful jaw, good depth of body, firm loin & strong hindquarters, moved out freely, once settled, with plenty of drive.

PGD: 1) Romainville Brannigan at Brockland. Pleasing masculine head, good bone, correct topline, well set & carried tail & powerful hindquarters, moved out well coming & going. 2) Romainville Padraig. Not the substance & bone of 1 but pleased in head with a strong jaw, muscular neck & good topline, steady mover. 3) Amhard Freebooter.

LD: 1) Donvaleset Rebus. Nice for type & took this class on presence & movement, good head shape & scored in eye, ear & neck with nice lines & set on, effortless movement with reach & drive. RBD. 2) Romainville Typhoon. Not the ring presence & balance of 1 but has qualities in head, eye, ear & scored in rib, loin & topline. Steady mover once settled. 3) Amhard Damson Sauce.

OD: 1) Ch/Int Ch Brockland Brayhead Lad. Quality Champion with a cracking head & expression, well placed & used ears, correct topline & scored in rib, loin & hindquarters. So well presented with an excellent coat & moved well both ways. CC & BOB.

PGB: 1) Amhard Feeling So Cool. Nice king bitch who tends to hide her light under a bushel so to speak. Pleasing head of good width, correct eye, muscular neck & shown in good coat, showed nice lines in profile & moved out well once settled. RBB. 2) Donvaleset Domino. Scored in head & eye & has plenty of bone & substance, completely erratic on the move which was somewhat difficult to assess.

OB: 1) Ir Ch Abberann Eilish at Kirikee. Suffered a little from the heat but a lovely girl, well made & of good size & shape. Has a well balanced head & pleased in eye & expression, topline & coat, plenty of substance & bone & covered the ground well on the move. RCC.

Roger Thomas (Judge)