National Terrier Critique

National Terrier Club  Champ. Show.                                6th. April, 2013.

Glen of Imaal Terriers.

I was looking forward to judging the Glens next year, 2014, which would have been 20 years since I first awarded Green Stars at Fermoy C.C.  in 1994. I was bought forward due to Judy Averis  being ill. She had pulled a lovely entry of 38. We wish her well & a fast recovery.                                                                                                                                                                          I enjoyed my day & looking back over the years there is now a more balanced look to the breed. Type & temperaments were first class & I was continually washed throughout the day, perhaps it’s the beard!                                                               Couple of points worth mentioning , muscle tone is important & the hard muscle I would like to feel on the loins & quarters was sadly lacking in a lot of the exhibits. Coats could be cleaner, my hands, at the end of judging, were black. It doesn’t take much to present a nice clean exhibit.

Puppy Dog.    3.                                                                                                                                                                                                      1st. George & Sullivan’s, Rogame Alfie, wheaten with nice head, correct round eye, good mouth, pleasing front & bow with well padded feet, good body for age with strong well muscled quarters, went well.                                                                   2nd. Withers, Panjantick Star Trooper, strong wheaten with good head, nice eye, good muzzle & under jaw, plenty of substance, good body & quarters, arrived late but settled well.                                                                                                                3rd. Sage’s, RomainvilleFast N’Furious at Wickholm.

Junior Dog.    2,                                                                                                                                                                                                     1st. Roger’s, Bregorrey Wannabe Victory by Jeonty, typy blue youngster with grand head & good eye, correct mouth, good in front with nice bow & feet, pleasing ribbed body of nice length & rise to loin, nice bend of stifle with strong hams, correct double coat in lovely condition, went with drive & challenged well.                                                                         2nd. Squires, Bendikes Edward Bear, good headed brindle with neat ears, nice round eye, strong muzzle, good over all length with correct top line, moved & handled well.

Post Graduate Dog.    3, 1 ab.                                                                                                                                                                              1st. George & Sullivan’s, Romainville Billy Wizz, wheaten with lovely head & expression, nice kind eye, strong muzzle,  pleasing front & bow with terrific bone, strong well ribbed body, good quarters, in excellent double coat,  well shown & presented. moved well.                                                                                                                                                                                      2nd. Brown’s, Jeonty Dinky Doughnut, smaller dog but well balanced & typy, pleasing head & expression with good stop, lovely mover going true both ways, fit dog that went well.

Limit Dog.    5, 2 ab.                                                                                                                                                                                             1st. Hadley’s, Donvaleset Rebus, good strong headed blue with well set ears, correct mouth, strong muzzle, good front & bow, pleasing body of nice over all length & rise to loin, in correct double coat, moved & handled well.                                          2nd. Penny’s, Grizzlemarsh Digby, strong dog with nice head & eye, correct mouth, lots to like about him with pleasing body & quarters, in good coat, moved & handled well.                                                                                                                                     3rd. Welch’s, Romainville Brannigan at Brockland.

Open Dog.     7, 2 ab.                                                                                                                                                                                           1st. Garner’s, Ch. Johnny Be Good at Romainville, wheaten dog of lovely type & balance, grand head with correct round eye, good mouth, correct front & bow with ample bone, nice arch of neck of correct length leading to good ribbed body  with strong quarters, good in profile with nice over all length & correct top line with rise to loins, in excellent coat & condition, well presented , moved round the ring as if he owned it, loved him to bits & pleased to award him CC & BOB.      2nd. Welch’s, Ch/Int. Ch. Brockland Brayhead Lad, well known blue of quality, of lovely type & balance, pleasing head & expression, good mouth, good front & bone with nice over all length, good body & quarters, nice in profile, good coat & condition, a credit to his owner breeder ,  went well to Res. CC.                                                                                                          3rd. Ashcroft’s, Romainville Typhoon.

Minor Puppy Bitch.    2, 1 ab.                                                                                                                                                                               Roger’s, Jeonty Meme Fern, wheaten youngster in lovely coat & condition, nice head & expression with well set ears, strong muzzle, good front & bow with ample bone & good feet & turn out, lovely body for age with nice over all length, good in profile with rise to loin & good quarters, moved & handled well to Best Puppy.

Puppy Bitch.    1.                                                                                                                                                                                                 1st. Baldock’s, Ellerton Dusky Beauty, blue bitch of nice type with pleasing head , nice round eye & correct mouth, good in body presenting  a nice profile with good over all length & rise to loin, tidy puppy with lots to like about her, went well

Junior Bitch.    2, 1 ab.                                                                                                                                                                                         1st. Cockayne’s, Bregorrey Lady Belleisle, cracking blue of lovely type, nice feminine expression,  well set kind round eye, correct mouth, pleasing front & bow with good feet & turn out at pastern, nice neck to good body, well ribbed up with correct  top line rising to well muscled loin, nice bend of stifle with strong quarters which gave her excellent drive, in the best of coats & condition, moved & handled well to bitch CC.

Post Graduate Bitch.    3, 1 ab.                                                                                                                                                                              1st. Ashcroft’s, Romainville Moira, pretty wheaten bitch of nice type, pleasing head with good eye & correct mouth, nice over all balance with good body, ample bone & well padded feet, nice rise to loin, went well.                                                             2nd. Squires, Young May Moon, blue brindle with strong head, nice round eye, strong muzzle, good well ribbed body with good set on, moved & handled well.

Limit Bitch.    4, 1 ab.                                                                                                                                                                                            1st. Baldock’s, Jeonty Maybee Daysee, typy wheaten bitch with lovely head & expression, best of ears, nice round eye, correct  bite, good front & bow, well bodied up with strong quarters, nice over all length with rise to loins, moved & handled well to Res. CC.                                                                                                                                                                                     2ND. George & Sullivan’s, Romainville Lily, wheaten bitch of similar attributes, pleasing  head & expression with well set round eye, good mouth & muzzle, nice neck to well ribbed body, strong quarters, moved & handled well.                                  3rd. Penny’s, Panjantick Rosin.

Open Bitch.    5,  1 ab.                                                                                                                                                                                          1st. Sage’s, Jeonty Lola May at Wickholm, nice headed wheaten bitch in good double coat & condition, pleasing expression with good eye & correct mouth, strong bodied bitch with good bone, went with drive from strong quarters.            2nd. Withers, Romainville Aofe at Pajantick, smaller type in good double coat, pleasing out line with rise to loin, feminine expression with nice round eye & good ears, moved & handled well.                                                                                                       3rd. Whitehouse’s, Romailville Tigau.

Alan Small (Judge)                                        

6 thoughts on “National Terrier Critique

  1. Well done to all as mentioned at the AGM we do need to move forward with the presentation of our Glens no judge wants to go over dirty dogs and it is important to present well for the group. As Mr Small mentioned in critique dirty dogs. it rare a glen gets looked at in the group.
    I understand people out there say they are working breed but they are not working on the day of the show after all its a beauty show we have a wash before going to the shower

  2. Mr Small mentioned fitness something that i agree is sadly lacking in a lot of Glens that is down fair and square to the owners if a dog isnt in hard condition it cannot move properly. They roll along when not fit this is something the show world has to understand Fit not fat !. Mr Cockayne said in his reply “i understand people out there say they are a working breed” that is correct they are ! whats the point of owning a dog if it not used for the purpose it was bred again that is my own personal opinion and of a number of close friends.
    He then mentioned they are not working on the day and after all its a “beauty show ” so fit for function doesnt count then ! I would also like to ask if that point on a dirty/ working dog was aimed at myself. I would like to point out i missed the judging with my lad and Ben was clean and groomed and fit i suggest he visit some good working shows and see that dogs go into the ring fit and clean.
    Mr Cockyane mentions presentation and that glen owners need to move forward with presentation would he explain how in his opinion ? I notice though Mr Cockayne makes no mention of fitness which surprised me in presenting any animal it must be fit surely without a fitness an animal is not presented properly as it cannot move correctly.

    • Stephen this is not a dig at you I have been round teriers all my life mainly Staffordshire bull teriers an mini bull terier my stafords are not fighting on thr day of the so but can do the job no bother and where always extremely fit all the glens I have shown are fit and in the critiques allways mention s how well they drive and what good movement they have I would also say about the presentation the glens need to be neeter in my opinion to challenge in groups
      And for working dogs I have not long come from france watching working trials so I do get it Stephen but on the day is a dog show not a working trial.
      Also my freinds ardale had had six hours of prep for the show so I do see both sides
      Not a dig at you pal just what I think

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