Darlington Critique

What a pleasure it was for me to award CCs to Glen of Imaal Terriers for the first time, although the breed are few numerically they are still strong in type & quality.

PGD: 1) Romainville Brannigan at Brockland. Wheaten, well balanced head without coarseness, pleasing eye, good reach of neck, clean front, good topline, moved well both ends, very showy & well presented, one to watch for the future. 2) Jeonty Highland Boy. Delight to go over, lovely head & expression, good spring of rib, moved & handled well.

LD: 1) Donvaleset Rebus. Handsome boy with good expression, pleasing neck & topline, well set & carried tail, moved out freely with such ease. 2) Jeonty Wannabe Bauer. Scores on quality & type, shade rangy & front action untidy. 3) Amhard Freebooter.

OD: 1) Ch & Int Ch Brockland Brayhead Lad. Personifies all that is best in the breed, size, balance, make, shape, & soundness of movement all appeal. Add to this correct coat & presentation in bandbox order, a great pleasure to judge. CC & BOB 2) Amhard Damson Sauce. Smart dog, well presented, moving out well, just lacked body of first. Res CC.

JB: 1) Winnie Wanna Make Music By Jeonty. Smart, feminine in head & body, good eye & dentition, put altogether in action, tailset is not her fortune. 2) Romainville Kyla. Good head & eye, sound construction, moved & presented well.

PGB: 1) Amhard Feeling Cool. Lovely outline & feminine, has that head, eye, expression, sound in overall construction, presented & moved okay. 2) Romainville Tigan. Lovely head, sound body, correct topline, put down & showed well.

OB: 1) Brockland Belle Bregorrey. Feminine brindle bitch who is so well made, excellent head properties, good coat of correct texture, never stopped showing, pleasure to award her the CC. I was told later this was her second CC, good luck for the third. 2) Amhard Extra Spice. Nicely constructed bitch, good outline & is well balanced, plenty of bone, relaxed action, moved well enough to win her the Reserve CC.

Peter Chappell (Judge)