I thoroughly enjoyed my day with the Glen of Imaal Association. The officials, led by Secretary Anne Hardy, with her husband, Mr & Mrs Harley & Mr & Mrs Quinn to back her up, could not have been more welcoming. Shirland Village Hall is easy to find with wonderful parking & is very handy for a show this size. BIS was the bitch cc winner, Romainville Aoife At Pajantick, while the dog CC went to the veteran, Ch Beatrix’s Boy with Windarra From Donvaleset, & he was RBIS. BP was Bregorrey Wannabe Victory by Jeonty. There were 37 entered.
MPD:1) Pajantick Star Trooper. Well grown wheaten, full of character, pleasing head, excellent jaw & teeth, nice eyes, well developed front, moved happily & soundly.
PD: 1) Bregorrey Wannabe Victor By Jeonty. Promising, very good head, mouth, expression, well made forehand & hindquarters, nice topline, well coupled for age, moved & showed well. 2) Pajantick Star Trooper. 3) Bendikes Edward Bear. Nice head & mouth, could be a little better in eye, good coat texture, needs time to come together & learn what is expected of him in the ring.
JD: 1) Donvaleset Rafferty at Viahninns. Full of spirit, well bodied, typical head & mouth, good chest & bone, good over the haunches, moved soundly, good coat. 2) Donvaleset Liffy at Arkview. Litter brother to first & he looked well set up but did not make the most of himself moving. Good coat, could be a little stronger in pastern.
PGD: 1) Grizzlemarsh Digby. Mature blue who was carrying extra weight, could be a little better let down but a well behaved dog who moved soundly.
LD:1) Kirikee Roman O’Gara. Very nice dog, good to go over with correct forehand, head outline & strong hindquarters. I would like a better tail carriage, moved & showed well, good coat. 2) Romainville Typhoon. Good head, could be a little better in eye, nice front & chest. Moved well. 3) Romainville Brannigan at Brockland. Not as pleasing in bite or muzzle but good nose, pleasing coat. I preferred the shape of those above.
OD: 1) Johnny Be Good at Romainville. Red wheaten, excellent hindquarters which showed in movement, good topline, nice double coat, good head & mouth, nice ears. RCC. 2) Amhard Freebooter. Very nice blue, good head, nice chest & depth, pleasing topline, nicely put together but not as pleasing on the move, good steady temperament.
VD: 1) Ch Beatrix’s Boy From Windarra at Donvaleset. Lovely blue boy of seven & a half, very typical, well bodied, good ribs, moved particularly well in hindquarters. I see he is the sire of several of the winners. Dog CC & RBIS. 2) Ch/Int Ch Brockland Brayhead Lad. Very showy, just not as pleasing in coat preparation, super mouth at 8 years old, good strength in thigh, lttle upright in front.
MPB: 1) Bregorrey Lady Belleisle. Promising blue, nicely balanced head, could be a little better in ear, pleasing neck, shoulder & outline, moved very well. Needs time to drop into herself, nice hindquarters, moved soundly & happily with some style. 2) Bendikes Edith May. A little too rangy at present & rises a little too much over loin, maturity will help a lot. Typical head & mouth, nice coat, good tail carriage.
JB: 1) Romainville Uptown Girl. Lovely head, eye & expression, nicely balanced, well made, good tail & coat, Moved & showed well. I thought she was a lovely youngster & full of promise. 2) Young May Moon. Another very expressive youngster but not yet her excellent movement, however full of character, good head, pleasing coat texture, nice chest & front.
PGB: 1) Romainville Moira. 1) Sound moving wheaten but just a little heavy over the shoulder & could be a little more feminine, neat ears, good coat, well bodied, nice broad chest. 2) Amhard Ginger Spice. Good feminine head, very good expression, not in best coat condition today but very typical & shapely. Grizzlemarsh Dorathea. Litter sister to Digby & on the same lines.
LB: 1) Romainville Aoife at Pajantick. Lovely wheaten, good head & is very expressive, pleasing neck, shoulders & front, firm topline, pleasing tail, good thighs moved steadily & soundly. Looked the part to win BIS. 2) Jeonty Maybe Daisy. Not yet fully recovered from maternal duties but very typical, good chest & bone, nice topline, good ribs. 3) Romainville Kyla at KNockcarrig.
OB: 1) Ch Wanna Make Music By Jeonty. Made the most of herself on the move, good head & expression but a bit heavy in ear, firm front, nice chest, good outline, in good coat. I liked her a lot Res CC. 2) Ch Donvaleset Brier. Rather overweight & not in best coat but very typical & on form must be a good Glen. 3) Pajantick Roisin.
Ferelith Somerfield (Judge)