S.W.K.A. entries close today

South Wales Kennel Association Championship Show postal entries close today. Terrier day is Saturday 13th October and the judge for Glen of Imaal Terriers is Harold Gay.

And another question for consideration…

Should the Irish Glen Of Imaal Terrier as outlined in the IKC breed standard , the breed standard of the country of origin, be the one followed by all? With particular reference to the weight and height as currently indicated

SIZE (Height & Weight)

Height at the withers: Dogs 14 inches (35,5 cm) is the maximum. Bitches: accordingly less.

Weight: Dogs: 35 lbs (16 kg).  Bitches: accordingly less.

The above question has been running for a while on a social networking site and we were asked if it would be appearing on here so thank you to the original questioner for allowing it to be used here. For interest (and by request) the following photographs are posted

Welsh Kennel Club 2012 critique

Glen of Imaal Terriers: Welsh Kennel Club

Quite a mix of shapes, sizes & coats. I was surprised to have a few with incorrect mouths. Some fronts over-bowed & feet a problem.

JD (2) 1 George & Sullivan’s Romainville Billy Whizz, masculine, good width & strength to head, well carried ears, correct eyes, enough neck. Feet could be tighter. Topline rises. Well muscled rear.

LD (4) Mixed & difficult class. 1 Ashcroft’s Romainville Typhoon, won on his movement & mouth. Masculine head of strength, well set ears, strong neck, well laid shoulder. Front could be slightly more bowed & only has a slight rise to topline. Well made & strong rear. 2 Welch’s Romainville Brannigan at Brockland, in very good coat & topline rises nicely. Masculine head, very good ears & eyes. Slightly too much bow to front legs, well bent stifle & low hocks, well set on tail, uses rear well. 3 Quinn’s Kirikee Ronan O’Gara.

OD (3) 1 Welch’s Ch/Int Ch Brockland Brayhead Lad, very good dog for outline & type. Masculine head, well set ears, round eyes, strong neck, well laid shoulder. Could have more upper arm. Rise to topline, fair rear. A bit close up & down moving but very good in profile. CC & BOB. 2 Smith’s Romainville Bodhran, earned place on his outline & type. Pleasing head, good neck. Would like a better coat. Good feet, well ribbed, fairly strong rear. RCC. 3 Hardy’s Amhard Damson Sauce.

JB (3) 1 Hardy’s Amhard Ginger Snap, quite a nice type feminine bitch, well set ears, fair front. Feet rather slack & pasterns could be better. Well ribbed back, rise to topline. Could have more bend of stifle. Better coat than 2 Ashcroft’s Romainville Moira, liked her head, OK neck. Too much bow to front legs but feet OK. Rise to topline, very good ribs. Not in full coat. 3 George & Sullivan’s Romainville Jean Genie.

PGB (1) 1 Whitehouse & McBrine’s Romainville Tigan, very sound, free moving bitch whose outline looks better on the move than stood & shows enough rise to topline. Liked her strength of head & big black nose, strong neck, liked her front, super body & rib. Could have more turn of stifle. Very well muscled. Coat a bit full. RCC.

LB (2) 1 Hardy’s Amhard Extra Spice, feminine & typy, could perhaps be slightly bigger & have more width to skull. Very sound mover, nice legs & feet, well ribbed body & fair rise to topline, strong rear, coat OK. 2 George & Sullivan’s Romainville Inki, not in the best of coats & a bit lazy with tail. Feminine head, correct neck, very good feet, well sprung ribs, fair rise in topline. Tail just a bit low set. Rear fairly well made.

OB (1) 1 Seall’s Brockland Belle Bregorrey, very happy bitch who moves very well. Super mouth, feminine head of good width, strong neck, well made front, good spring to rib, rise in topline. Could have more hind angulation. Coat just coming in but texture OK. CC.

JEFF HORSWELL(Judge)