Glen of Imaal Terriers L.K.A
I would firstly like to say a big thank you to all exhibitors for your support. I was pleased with the amount of dogs entered.
As expected this time of year coats were not going to be at their best. But some of the dogs could have been a little tidier. I was surprised and pleased to see that mouths do not seem to be such an issue any more; all the dogs had good dentition and correct bite.
Still a variation in sizes, I think this can get confusing for observers looking at our breed. Breeders need to remember the primary function of a Glen of Imaal terrier and try and keep to the standard.
Other than that I very much enjoyed Judging and seeing old friends.
Minor Puppy Dog
1st GEORGE & SULLIVAN’S Romainville Becks Blue. Nice size brindle puppy which was well presented. Mouth was correct, nice front movement. Has potential
2nd SMITH & SIMON’S Romainville Bilbo Baggins. Much larger Wheaten Puppy, Good mouth and bone. Moved ok hopefully will mature into a nice dog.
1st HANNINGTON’S Boudivella Oscar. This was my best puppy, wheaten dog nice movement very strong head with good bone. Good future I feel for this puppy
2nd GEORGE & SULLIVAN’S Romainville Becks Blue
3rd SMITH & SIMON’S Romainville Bilbo Baggins
1st ROGERS’ Kingcottage Boogie on Basil. Nice colour wheaten dog, strong head with a correct bite, well-muscled, a bit narrow chested and only moved ok.
Post Graduate Dog
1st DAVIS’ Donvaleset Rafferty at Viahninns. Blue dog with nice coat. I liked this dog he was a nice size with a tremendous Head. He was shown well, back movement quite close.
2nd O’HANLON & MONTFORD’S Pajantic Jimmy Mack. Large wheaten dog with a very strong head and a good colour coat, very strong boned didn’t move for me on the day.
1st GEORGE & SULLIVAN’S Romainville Billy Whizz. Another large wheaten dog very strong powerful head and jaw. Nice shape well-muscled and deep chested. Cracking movement at the rear, just a bit on the large side for me unfortunately. RBD
1st WELCH’S Ch & Int Ch Brockland Brayhead Lad. What can I say about this dog that I haven’t already said before; a credit to his owner and the breed.He was the best presented dog on the day and showed well for a veteran and moved well for his age BD RBOB
2nd HADLEY’S Ch Donvaleset Rebus. Nice blue but out of coat as so many other dogs today. Strong dog low to the ground, good head and nicely balanced. Moved ok for an older gentlemen.
3rd BROWN’S Jeonty Dinky DoughnutWheaten dog nice little chap, a bit short in the body but moved ok and well handled.
Minor Puppy Bitch
1st ROGERS’ Jeonty Minnie Meme. Stunning wheaten puppy, great shape, very pretty bitch moved great especially from behind. Nice top line. Promising future.
2nd GEORGE & SULLIVAN’S Romainville Razzamatazz. Very pretty brindle puppy, nice dark colouring adorable expression and nice dark eye moved well. Will swop places with 1st place I am sure over the next few years.
1st GEORGE & SULLIVAN’S Romainville Razzamatazz
1st ROGERS’ Jeonty Meme Fern. Nice wheaten bitch, great top line and very nice head. Looked the part and look very good on the move. Very nice head and expression BB & BOB
2nd GEORGE & GARNHAM’S Romainville Fade to Grey. Unfortunately this lady was sick before getting on the table and looked a bit shaken afterwards. Nice dark brindle good depth of rib and a powerful front. Unfortunately lack some muscle at the back. Moved ok considering being upset.
1st HADLEY’S Donvaleset Domino. Good strong blue bitch, good head and expression, strong bone nice top line. BV
James Sage (Judge)