Bath critique


Glen of Imaal Terriers

My thanks to the exhibitors who had come. This was quite a difficult entry to judge with four absentees & therefore only three dogs & seven bitches present. There was quite a variation in type, size & head properties among those present. I was disappointed to see a number with somewhat narrower skulls than is required & some with very little stop.

PD (0).

JD (1) 1 Alstead’s Golden Spurs, an upstanding dog who strode out well moving around the ring, though he was however just a shade close behind when seen coming & going. Good strong bone. Excellent head. Could be slightly darker in eye. Correct ears. Good topline & tailset & pretty good in typical coat. Shown in excellent condition with plenty of muscle. His type carried him through to win RCC.

PGD (0).

LD (2) A.

OD (3,1a) 1 George & Sullivan’s Romainville Billy Whizz, very strong dog with a good head & skull with enough stop & powerful muzzle. Good eye & correct ears. Stands extremely well with plenty of bone & is well proportioned. Good compact feet. Moved out well behind. Coat not at its best either on body or head but he was a powerful dog who showed well & had good strength & substance. Went on to win CC & BOB;

2 Hadleys’ Donvaleset Rebus, not in the best of coats & a bit lacking in furnishings. Good in skull & has enough body & bone & had enough rib without being overdone there. Moved a bit close behind & was somewhat erratic in front movement at times.

PB (1)1 O’Brien & James’ Amhard Jessie Jay, the only puppy present. OK in head properties though a slightly bigger eye would improve her expression. Good strong skull. Good in neck & topline & enough bone. Not in the best of coats & could do with just a shade less weight but still a puppy. Can move OK but was reluctant to get properly into her stride. Needs more ring training.

JB (0).

PGB (1) 1 George & Sullivan’s Romainville Fade To Grey, scored well in neck, body, topline & tailset & was very good moving – one of the soundest here, but didn’t have quite the strength of muzzle, width of skull or sufficiency of stop to complete the head picture. Good topline & correct spring of rib.

LB (4)1 George & Sullivan’s Romainville Rock On Ruby, rather a tall bitch who was lacking in coat quantity & texture today. Scored for movement over 2 both in front & behind. Strongly made & showing great power & propulsion & drive. Plenty of depth & plenty of bone & good feet & good width of skull RCC;

2 Seall’s Bregorrey Madam Defiance, a very typy bitch who was good in topline, correct for size though could have had just a shade more body substance. Good for coat but didn’t move as well as 1 in front or behind;

3 Hannington’s Romainville Uptown Girl.

OB (2,1)1 Seall’s Bregorrey Lady Belleisle, quite pleasing in head & expression though doesn’t always carry one of her ears correctly. She moved soundly both in front & behind. Enough spring of rib without being overdone there & OK in topline & overall body proportions. She was shown with fit body & muscletone. Good bone & enough bend of stifle. CC.


Applause for everybody

Let’s start with the “biggie of the Summer. At the World Show in Milan Best of Breed Glen of Imaal Terrier went to Gleann Ungus MacGuire with Best Opposite going to the Best veteran Gleann Nora, Best Bitch was Cairdiulacht Aoife NicAlainna. At The Terrier Show that was part of the “World” Stiubhard Cutie Pie @ Gleann was BOB, Gleann Ungus MacGuire Best Dog & Gleann Dynamite Mike Best Puppy. It was worth the long drive down from Finland for Tiina!

Back in Finland Salo Show saw Marfidal Karney O’Grady take BOB and Taramont Niamh Tirnan’Og  Best Veteran. In the USA Bryn Mawr KC had a win for Ber-D-Mar My Dream of You Aoife with the Best Opposite going to Ber-D-Mar Sweet William O’Shea. St Petersburg Dog Fanciers (Florida not Russia) had Glentyrs Lady Isabelle at Castlerock in the top spot and Echo Hills KC of Ohio had the only Glen placement of the weekend (unless you know different) with Emerald Isle Keely with Daulton taking BOB & Gp 2.

Congratulations to all.


This is what it should say

There is a mistake in the Eye Testing section of Our Dogs this week it should say:-

Saturday 11th  July BVA/KC eye testing session (in conjunction with the EFG Companion Show) at Hedge Green Cottage, Blackjack Road, Swineshead, Boston, Lincs. PE20 3HH. Peter Bedford will be testing and appointments are required. Ring Sheila on 01507 313904 or email There will also be FREE MICROCHIPPING, if this is required contact Sue on 01773 860586 or email

Excellent photo in view of the week!!

Pay attention to what a dog is telling you. And teach children to respect a dog’s space! Too many dogs end up in shelters (or worse, put down) because the adults in charge were not monitoring the child/dog situation. Many times when a dog bites a child parents say, “There were no warnings. He just bit him for no reason.”
The unfortunate truth is that there are almost always warning signs, but the humans miss them. This photo shows a few warning signs that the dog is uncomfortable and may bite.

It’s the World Show this weekend.

It’s the World Dog Show this weekend; in the words of Eurovision-Milan calling. We’ve been promised the results (and photographs) of the Glen of Imaal Terrier judging for the round up on Monday but maybe you can’t wait until then or want to check up on different breeds. Like the other big dog shows around the world there is a results website and one showing videos of the bigger occasions like Groups, agility etc.

It’s nice to be thought of…repeatedly

Over the years it’s been said again and again; if you find/see anything that you think may be of interest……..which is why such a wide variety of subjects are covered on here. Sometimes the same item is sent twice, occasionally three times but never before has something been sent by five different people from three different countries. Even more interestingly they all saw the interest for Glen of Imaal Terrier owners and enthusiasts but for slightly different reasons. Have a read at what was sent and see what you think.

Dog Bite Prevention Week

7th to 14th June is Dog Bite Prevention Week. Yes, Glen of Imaal Terriers are usually quite good with people but they have bitten and there will be people reading this who have the scars!
Between 2012-2013 6,302 people were hospitalised overnight due to dog bites. This excludes GP visits, A & E visits and those not reported. A 50% rise in a decade. There are 8.5 million dogs in the UK. We can’t avoid them. Children under 9 are most likely to be bitten. If you do anything that could use information from either this or this please use them. Why not have a look in your local library?
It could save a life – dog or human

Catching up with the news.

Glen of Imaal Terrier folk continue to get out and about. The Glen Association Open Show, judged by Nicki Montford, saw Romainville Rock On Ruby (Daughter of Billy Whizz BIS at the EFG Open Show) getting the applause for Best In Show with Kirikee Celtic Warrior Best Dog. Best Puppy, at his first show, Kingcottage Boogie on Basil and Best Veteran to Donvaleset Rebus.

At Riihimäki All Breed Show BOB was Rosears Humpty Dumpty and BOS Pearytail Bonnie B Goode with Bilbo’s Searlet taking Best Puppy. What a great weekend for GCH Abberann Torcan as he continues to rack up the group placements with a Group 2 and 4 at Wheaton.  His son Daulton’s Wild Night of Galore earned his AKC championship title with Winner’s Dog and Best of Winners at the Illinois show. These follow on a couple of back to back Group 4s.

Some late breaking news to add from the McKinley KC show held in Canton, Ohio yesterday, where Bronze Grand Champion Emerald Isle’s Keely with Daulton (Keely) was awarded a Terrier Group 4 under Judge Colonel Joe B. Purkhiser; breed judge was Mrs. Dennis (Mary Lou) Kniola. It was her 9th group placement under 9 different judges. Keely also went Owner-Handler Group 1 under Judge Kniola. Keely was handled by co-breeder, co-owner Jody Daulton. Ann Marie Pember is also co-breeder and other co-owners are Pam Estes and my wife Sheila Beyer Thomas and myself (Terry).

Kate Flack sends the following:Three day show held at the Western Washington Fairgrounds in Puyallup Washington: Friday, June 5th’s Western Washington All Terrier Show: BOB to KEADEEN’S BLUE BOY FOR BLUESETTE (Aka Ciaran). Bred by A Tighe, J Kindall, and shown by co-owner Jeff Dairiki. Saturday June 6 and Sunday June 7, the Puyallup/Tacoma KC Cluster. Judges Mariano Gatica Gomez and Merle Taylor awarded BOB both days to KEADEEN’S SIR EMMET MINGUS GLAS, (call name Emmet), also bred by Tighe & Kindall, and shown by co-owner Kate Flack.I didn’t credit the judge (Christine Erickson) on Friday as giving BOB to Jeff because well, Friday was complicated. She awarded BOB to me but I was DQ’d. When I registered online I checked the wrong class. I walked into the ring competing with Em as a 9-12 month puppy and then was awarded BOB.I realized my mistake, reported to the Superintendent, gave the ribbons to Jeff and was disqualified. Jeff won’t show up as BOB until the AKC notes the birthdate on my dog but, he will eventually. NOTE TO SELF: Read the confirmation letters that I receive in the mail carefully …… just to make sure I didn’t make an online error. A mistake in class can be corrected by the Superintendent until you step foot in the ring. Feel free to publish the Note to Self – maybe my mistake will keep someone else from making the error.

Congratulations to everybody and particular thanks to Kate for sharing her mistake; do check your entry forms.

It’s Friday so serious reading time again

Glen of Imaal Terriers, like many Terriers, are not always exactly welcoming to other dogs. When this extends over to housemates some owners are shocked, and indeed frightened, by such behaviour. This is an American piece so read quickly through the female dog and male dog terms and have a think about the rest. Would it work for Glens?