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South Wales Kennel Association critique

29 Oct

GLEN OF IMAAL TERRIERS

Thank you for the committee’s invitation to judge this show and to the exhibitors for their entry. The entry was small but of good quality. Mouths in general were good unless stated otherwise.

Puppy dog

1/ Alsteads Golden Spurs. 9 months brindle male. Good head and expression , with good ear set and a strong muzzle. Shoulder is a bit forward placed, topline is good hindquarters could be better angled. He is sound and moves well but could do with just a bit more drive.

Junior dog.

1/ Golden Spurs.

Post Grad dog

1/Hardy’s Amhard High Flyer 2 years Red wheaten male. Good head and expression with strong jaw and good ear set. His shoulder is forward with short upper arm. Topline is good and he has good hindquarters. He pinned a bit away and sound to his movement from the side is good, but he needs to mature and body up more as he is in Glen terms only a youngster.

Limit dog

1/ Withers Pajanticks Star Trooper 2 ½ red wheaten male Well turned out as usual from this kennel. Excellent strong head with good expression and good ear set, strong jaws .He won the class because his head was better than the second dog. The neck is correct with well placed shoulder into a good topline and well angled hindquarters. Sound with excellent movement from the side Res CC, he pushed hard for the CC and only lost out to a more mature male. I feel sure this young male will receive top honours.

2/ Howarths Donvaleset Liffy at Arkview 3 year Blue male. Good expression but would like a slightly stronger head for his age also his jaw could be stronger. Shoulder slightly forward placed top line is good and also hindquarters. He is somewhat stilted in movement and was hopping on his one back leg which made movement difficult to assess.

Open Dog.

1/ Hadleys Donvaleset Rebus 8 years blue male. Good head and expression, correct ear set. Good lay of shoulder and topline into good hindquarters with powerful thrust from behind. He is sound and moves very well with drive and power. His maturity gained him the CC & BOB

Puppy Bitch

1/ Hardy’s Bonny Nell sister to puppy dog winner. 10 months blue/brindle bitch. My only bitch entry which was disappointing in so much as I would have liked something older  to award the CC. She has a good head and expression but should have a better stop. Good neck into correct shoulder. Topline is good into good hindquarters, she is sound and movement is fine but she needs to settle down more on the move. I am not a believer in awarding CC’s to such a young  female, but other than her age she was correct so saw no point in with holding the CC. CC winner and Best Opposite sex.

Kathy George (Judge)

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Posted by on October 29, 2014 in Dog Shows, General Glen Things

 

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One response to “South Wales Kennel Association critique

  1. stephen holmes

    October 29, 2014 at 5:06 pm

    A shocking entry for a good judge!

     
 
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