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Glen of Imaal Association Critique

29 Dec

GLEN OF IMAAL TERRIER ASSOCIATION CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW 2014

Many thanks to every one for the good entry, it was nice to see so many Glens.

There seems to be more and more being bred with heavy ears and lack of bone, also a couple of straight fronts, strong bone and sturdy body is a requirement of the Glen, let us not forget what they where bred for.

Minor Puppy Dog 1st Mrs K George & Garnham. Romainville Dilligaf.

Good front and head with good bite nice eye correct ear set moderate neck correct shoulders and correct top line good tail set good angulations , had correct front but moving on a tight lead made him pin, a loose lead would correct this.

2nd Mr a &Mrs B Dunning, Romainville Freddies Choice.

Good head and bite, round dark eye with correct ear set good front moderate neck level top line correct tail set. Not quite settled on move.

Puppy Dog 1st J Alstead, Golden Spurs.

Well balanced puppy with correct front strong jaw and good bite nice eye and ears moderate length of neck good lay of shoulders deep chest level top line correct tail set good angulations neat feet moved well. Looked good from side gait

2nd Mrs K George& Garnham. Romainville Dilligaf

Post Graduate Dog. 1st Mr J & Mrs J. Sage, Romainville Fast N Furious At Wickholm

Although stood alone he was a nice lad to go over. Good solid dog ample bone correct front, good width of skull strong jaw with correct bite nice eye good ear set and

moderate neck with level top line deep chest good angulations looked good on the move.

Limit Dog 1st Mrs A & Mr M Hardy, Amhard High Flyer.

Another good solid dog with good front strong jaw good bite, nice eye good ear shape and set moderate neck correct length of upper arm good level top line deep chest well muscled , good angulations moved with drive and looked the part from the side gait. Pleased to award Reserve Dog CC. and Reserve Best in Show

2nd Mrs L Fraser, Kirikee Celtic Warrior.

Nice head strong jaw and good bite nice eye and ear set moderate length of neck good front and deep chest good top line and well angulated , Handsome boy but moved heavily.

3rd J Withers, Panjantick Star Trooper.

Open Dog, 1st Mrs A White, Abberann Phelan.

A stunning dog with strong head and jaw good bite and round eye of good colour correct shape and ear set moderate length of neck good front deep chest with plenty of heart room correct length of upper arm, with broad width of shoulders level top line and good tail set, very well muscled and with correct length of coat, the dog moved with drive and looked good from all angles. Groomed to perfection handled well Pleased to award him the Dog CC and Best in Show.

2ndMrs K George, Romainville Billy Wizz

Good head and eye correct bite good lay of shoulder nice body shape correct top line good angulations all round. Lovely coat and condition. Moved sound.

3rd Mrs CJ Rogers, Begorrey Wannabe Victory By Jeonty

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Minor Puppy Bitch. 1st, Mrs K George, Romainville Anna Belle

Sweet little puppy with good front and good bite dark eye good ear set moderate neck with level top line and correct tail set with good angulations moved well round the ring.

2nd Mr S Percy, Ringhaddy Teal,

A raw puppy needs a lot more ring work to settle her down, nice head good bite and ear set with moderate length of neck level top line.

3rd Mrs K George, Romainville Maggie May

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Puppy Bitch, 1st Mrs A White, Daultons Midnight Sky of Galore.

A stunning puppy with correct front and strong jaw and bite correct width of skull and ear set and moderate neck level top line and good tail set ,correct length of upper arm good angulations, moved well. Best Puppy In Show

2nd Mrs A & Mr M Hardy, Bonny Nell

A sweet little Bitch with good head and bite correct ears moderate neck level top line good set of tail good angulations ,correct double coat moved well.

3rd A Studd, Wickholm Gone in Sixty Secs.

Junior Bitch 2nd Mrs & Mr Amhard Indi Kate

Lovely bitch good head and bite good ear set and moderate neck level top line and nice tail set moved nice rear angulation . Moved sound around the ring nice side gait.

2nd A Studd, Wickholm Gone in Sixty Secs.

Correct bite good eye level top line good tail set moved well.

Post Graduate Bitch 1st Mrs S Smith, Bendikes Edith May.

Good solid bitch with good front and strong head and eye good bite correct ear set moderate neck good top line and tail set correct length of upper arm and good angulations moved with drive. Lovely temperment.

2nd Mrs B J Baldock, Ellerton Dusky Beauty.

Good head and eye correct bite, level top line good angulations, She was unhappy with both her owner and me about being at the show but happily moved around the ring.

Limit bitch 1st Mrs A & Mr M Hardy, Amhard Ginger Snap.

Lovely bitch with correct front strong head good bite nice eye and ear set moderate neck and level top line good tail set deep chest and correct angulations moved with drive around the ring.

2nd Mrs C J Rogers, Jeonty Me Me Fern,

Good head and jaw with good bite and dark eye moderate neck level top line good tail set in good coat moved well around the ring.

3rd Mrs S Smith Grizzlemarsh Dorathea,

Open Bitch 1st Mrs K George

,Romainville Ellie

Very nice bitch with good front and strong jaw correct bite nice dark eye good stop , level top line good shoulder placement well angulated well off for bone moved with drive, Coat correct texture and groomed out well, shown well.Pleased to award Bitch C.C

2nd Mrs A White, Abberann Dersla.

Stunning bitch good front strong jaw with correct dark eye good stop correct ears moderate neck level top line correct tail set good shoulder placement and length of upper arm well muscled in good coat move with drive pressed hard for first place, pleased to award Reserve Bitch CC.

3rd Mrs BJ Baldock, CH Jeonty Maybe Daysee.

Donald Harley (Judge)

 

 

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

 

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10 responses to “Glen of Imaal Association Critique

  1. Alison

    December 29, 2014 at 5:03 pm

    Oh dear! What’s happening to our toplines …???

    “Topline slightly rising to a strong loin”
    http://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/services/public/breed/standard.aspx?id=3069 : UK breed standard

    20 critiques – 2 “correct” and 2 “good” toplines … the remaining 16 animals all have “level” toplines …

     
    • E-F-G

      December 30, 2014 at 9:30 am

      Ali, You must be picking up the thought rays. In view of some critiques of UK Glens this year “toplines” has already been suggested for the quiet period of February.
      Liz

       
  2. Stephen Holmes

    December 29, 2014 at 5:51 pm

    Please can anybody tell me the closing date for crufts entries by post?

     
  3. Alison

    December 29, 2014 at 6:19 pm

     
  4. Stephen Holmes

    December 29, 2014 at 8:05 pm

    Alison thank you ive been up to my neck in work !

     
  5. glenn

    December 31, 2014 at 1:52 am

    EFG you do make me laugh at times.Why wait for February? Why do you place so much faith in the UK standard. It means diddly squat to so many Glen lovers. It has no respect to the Glen’s heritage. The word “slightly”, which is so obtuse, was brought in by the show world for aesthetic reasons. Let the topline rise a good inch to inch and half and then we might get back to the roots of the Glen!

     
    • E-F-G

      January 1, 2015 at 8:04 pm

      Glenn, we’ve missed you!
      If you check your heritage you’ll find out that the Irish standard had no topline mentioned at all in the Breed Standard when the KC asked for clarification. Green Star judges and Irish breeders and owners were asked and that is where the slightly rising to a strong loin came from; the Irish themselves.
      Liz

       
  6. glenn

    December 31, 2014 at 2:25 am

    Ps the Judge says Level not straight. In my book there is nothing wrong with that. Level = not roached. Straight top line is no rise.

     
  7. glenn

    December 31, 2014 at 2:48 am

    ps level= rising and not roached.

     
  8. Alison

    December 31, 2014 at 5:22 pm

    Hi Glenn

    My interpretation of ‘level’ and ‘straight’ is different to yours … πŸ˜‰

    A ‘straight’ line can go up (rise) from one point to another point … e.g. a table with 12″ legs at one end and 15″ legs at the other end would have a straight top … but not a level top …

    A ‘level’ line is horizontal … and remains the same distance from the ground along its length … e.g. a table with 15″ legs at both ends would have a level top …

    Please excuse my analogy of Glens with tables! πŸ˜‰

    So, my interpretation of a level topline is one that does NOT rise to the loin …

    Standards for TOPLINE

    Irish / FCI : Level

    UK : slightly rising to a strong loin

    US : Straight, slightly rising to a very strong, well-muscled loin with no drop-off at the croup

    Happy New Year to you and yours!

     
 
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