Irish Sporting Glen of Imaal Terrier Club critique

I would like to say how honoured i was to be asked to judge this show and what a great time i had seeing some really top Glen of Imaal terriers. The open dog class was a real cracker 5 really good dogs the best class of glens ive ever judged i really enjoyed that class. The junior dogs were good and the single pup dog was again impressive. These dogs had good heads ,good bone and were really solid and really fit not an unfit dog their and the vast majority were in hard condition and had good hard coats,good toplines and a majority moved very well all were a credit to thier owners.

 The bitches were also good solid animals of really good quality again they were really fit good heads,as as mentioned about the dogs they were all a credit to thier owners.

One thing i must mention is how inclusive this show is the whole club encourage children and young people to ENJOY the day. The children had colouring classes with prizes the shore classes,weight pulling and racing make it a real day how the stuffy,bitchy and sometimes unfriendly kc shows could learn from this club how to make dog ownership and showing a pleasant day out.Well done Enda,Mrs Buckley,Connie and ALL her family,Marie, and everyone else who supported the show and a special thank you to Eamonn Dobbyn and his family .

 Classes puppy dog-1st-Baillielands Douglas. A nice strong blue dog pup ,strong head good bite, good stop with a good ear set good front,good solid body and topline,moved well  coat needed a bit a tidying.

Junior dog-1st-Baillilands Oire. A good wheaten dog good head,stop and ear set good front a good hard body and coat moved well with a good topline shown in hard condition.

 2nd Paddys Growler another good wheaten dog again a good strong head with a very good stop and good ear set,good front and again a good hard body he moved well with a good topline beaten in a close call on the bite.

 3rd Saggert Slade

Open Dog-1st-Scholsey a very good wheaten dog large,strong head with a good stop and ear set a good sissor bite powerful strong neck and body,excellent front and body with a great topline on the move and moved well in hard condition.

 2nd-Carrighglen Torcan Wheaten A large strong head,good stop and ear set and good bite strong and powerful neck and excellent front and body with a very good topline and moved well again shown in hard condition. Very unlucky to come up against the winner thier was a fag paper between them.

3rd Mayos limited edition

4th Ballyclare Oscar a very good class.

 Puppy Bitches-1st Baillielands Leanbh Orga- A very nice wheaten bitch puppy a strong but feminine head with a good stop and ear set .A good front and body with a nice hard coat and topline held her tail gaily and moved well.

 2nd- Lucky Lady At Baillielands a nice bitch with a fair head not as good a stop as the winner but good ear set and bite ,good front and body nice topline didnt move as well as the winner.

 3rd Moonladies Mrs Doyle

Open Bitch-1st Penny this is one of the best glen bitches ive seen A excellent head ,Ears,bite,stop all excellent a good front with a great body and topline moved like a dream shown in hard condition and could have been BIS show but let down in the coat condition. A great bitch on top and where it matters.

 2nd Knockroe Adventure a a nice compact wheaten bitch with a nice femine head a fair stop ear set and bite nice front moved ook with a nice topline and coat.

3rd Ballyfoyle Nettle

 BIS ,Best Dog Scholsey. Best Bitch-Baillielands Leanbh Orga

 Best in Shore -Knockroe Adventure

 Best racer- Scholsey

Best weight pulling Cillieogloin Beibhinn

 Best overall- Scholsey a dog save from being destroyed some 8 months ago by his owners Colin and Carmel a really lovely young couple thier 1st time at a show.

 Stephen.G.Holmes (Judge)



3 thoughts on “Irish Sporting Glen of Imaal Terrier Club critique

  1. Hi mum…now i know where my shore racing skills come from !
    congrats from your son and last years “best in Shore”.
    A pitty I couldn’t be there this year.
    Slain go foil, Woody

  2. Good to read your thoughts on the day Stephen, many thanks for the very careful consideration you gave each and every dog, rarely have I ever seen any judge go over each dog so thoroughly and carefully. And indeed it was a very fun and light hearted day, we like to have fun in this club and on the day we certainly did

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