Midland Counties have extended their online closing date. They will now finally close on September 23rd. Terrier day is Friday October 25th and Glen of Imaal Terriers will be judged by Jamie Sage.
Glen of Imaal Terriers WKC
1 Hardy’s Amard High Flyer, very smart & good headed boy, showing the whites of eyes a touch. Neat ears carried well, wrap round front but a little too elbowy. Super body & quarters, lovely coat coming, moving well in rear & profile, great temperament. BP.
JD & PGD (0).
1 George & Sullivan’s Romainville Billy Whizz, stole my heart with his wicked terrier expression. Great head, correct muzzle, strength & length, neat ears, OK in front, well up on his feet, great body. Good coat texture just about to blow. Moved well in all directions keeping correct outline & tail carriage. CC & BOB;
2 Quinn’s Kirikee Ronan O’Gara, smart boy, lovely outline in profile movement, good harsh coat, pleasing head. Eyes a touch light & note quite the up & down soundness of 1 but has a decent stride in profile. Well set & carried tail;
3 Welch’s Romainville Brannigan at Brockland.
Good class of lovely terriers.
1 Welch’s Ch/Int Ch Brockland Brayhead Lad, good for size & type, super outline, pleasing head & eye placement, sturdy sound body, good legs, wrap round front & tail carried out at 45 degrees. Moved a touch close going away but certainly well muscled & such a strong easy stride in profile. RCC;
2 Ashcroft’s Romainville Typhoon, a bit too straight legged & a touch too tall I imagine. Loved his head & earset, good expressive eyes, excellent body & rear, well set tail. A bit out of coat but what was there was hard. Good sound dog all round;
3 Hadley’s Donvaleset Rebus.
1 George & Sullivan’s Romainville Rock On Ruby, lovely head, eyes & expression, good folding ears, enough neck, OK in front & lovely thick feet. Big enough for a bitch & not in proper coat. Well set tail, good strong bone. Slight dip in back before the rise over loin but this should improve with time.
First two both dropping their tails.
1 George & Sullivan’s Romainville Jean Genie, lovely to go over, super head & muzzle, sound front & forechest prominent, excellent body, ribbing, topline & quarters. Precise mover, just spoilt by a drooping tail. RCC;
2 Sharpe & Betts’ Romanville Brigid of Pines, good outline & shape. Not quite the movement of 1 up & down & also lost her tail. Sound legs & feet, pleasing head & strength of muzzle. Coat a little ‘bitty’;
3 Ashcroft’s Romainville Moira.
LB (1) A.
1 Withers’ Romainville Aoife at Pajantick, lovely bitch, sadly out of coat, I saw a touch of hard red hairs there & there. Sound, excellent mover, typy, feminine yet strong & correct for size.
Her type, movement & quality won over a poor coat. CC.
The requirements for Pet’s Passports to be used between EU Member States has been in law for quite a while but it has never been pursued between the Irish Republic and the UK. The above letter (note the date) indicates that soon that may be changed. Yes, it does say “Commercial Breeders” but as far as can be ascertained that is anybody with a Breeder’s License!
Glen of Imaal Terrier people are still enthusiastically out and about. In Finland at Porvoo Best of Breed was awarded to Rosears Finavia with BOS to Rosears Humpty Dumpty and at the Helsinki Group Show Rosears Heads or tails was Best of Breed. At the Irish Sporting Glen event an Overall Champion is awarded and this went to Bailielands Leanbh Orga who picked up Best Bitch, Reserve Best In Show and other points along the way from the various classes. Best Dog was Ballyclare Luke
In America Laura and Ch Niamh of Cnoc go from strength to strength in the agility world. The AKC agility titles are earned by qualifying at events and Niamh, after a week of agility, has added three double Qs (qualifying 6 times out of 6).
In the UK Darlington Championship Show saw a very unusual event, a Glen was shortlisted in the adult Terrier Group. The breed was shortlisted in the Puppy group there only last year but can anybody remember when the last adult group was? Breed judge, Jeff Luscott, awarded Best of Breed to Johnny Be Good at Romainville with the words “what a performance!” and obviously Group Judge Andrew Hunt felt the same way. The Bitch CC at Darlington went to Jeonty MeMe Fern and Best Puppy was Amhard High Flyer.
Huge Congratulations to everybody!!!!!!
This weekend is probably the best chance to do Glen of Imaal Terrier overload in Ireland. On the 14th, at the IKC Showground, is the Championship Show of the Irish Breeds Society and then on the 15th the Irish Glen of Imaal Sporting Club has its show at Donoughmore Hall, Castleruddery, Glen of Imaal, Co Wicklow.
“How come there hasn’t been any mention of Glen of Imaal Terrier numbers this year?”. The only reason why there hasn’t is that other things are always coming up. So let’s catch up, albeit a bit late.
The Kennel Club Breed Record Supplement lists 18 Glen of Imaal Terriers being registered under their jurisdiction up to June 2013. Remember though that the BRS always runs behind and some breeders don’t register their litters until later.
There are 9 Glen of Imaal Terriers entered for judge Peter Bakewell and the breed are first in Ring 12.