More for the thought file

Dog people have been told they have to learn and are adopting the mantra with enthusiasm. Thanks to the two Glen of Imaal Terrier owners, and two other terrier breed owners, who sent the following along: What Are We Going To Do About Terriers? Some may consider it easy to follow but there will be a lot that won’t. If anybody with a grounding in the subject would care to explain it in “comments” it would be appreciated indeed.


Crufts critique


Glen of Imaal Terriers

VD (4)

1 Welch’s Ch/Int Ch Brockland Brayhead Lad, top quality blue veteran, in super coat & condition, excellent muscletone, a pleasure to see him move;

2 Ashcroft’s Ch Romainville Typhoon, 8 year old blue, very good coat texture, correct rise, covered the ground well;

3 Brown’s Jeonty Dinky Doughnut.

PD (2)

1 BP & RCC, Davies’ Romainville Becks Blue, free moving blue with great promise, liked his head shape & dark eyes, ample neck, correct rise, needs a jacket, should go to the top;

2 Noon’s Jeonty Diamond Ring, wheaten with pleasing head, excellent hindquarters & hocks, moved so well, going a tad wide coming.

JD (4)

1 R Becks Blue;

2 Hannington’s Boudivella Osca, promising wheaten with typical front, good body shape, excellent coat texture, moved very well both ways;

3 Assinen’s Gleann Dynamite Mike.

PGD (3)

1 Hardy’s Amhard Justin Thyme, excellent coated wheaten, correct front, good width to head, correct angulation, moved out well;

2 Dunning’s Romainville Freddies Choice, liked this wheaten very much, in superb coat & condition, moved out well but needs to keep his head up as difficult to assess front movement.

LD (6)

1 Koukkari’s Gleann Cotton Cody, blue with excellent bite, lovely dark eyes, correct front, in excellent coat & condition;

2 Rogers’ Gleann Dynamo Man at Jeonty, very smart blue with strong muzzle but would prefer slightly better bite, excellent in hindquarters, a pleasure to see him move;

3 Davis’ Donvaleset Rafferty at Viahninns.

OD (2)

1 CC & BOB, George & Sullivan’s Romainville Billy Whizz, top quality wheaten male with good width to head, strong muzzle, correct bite, neat ears, ample muscular neck, correct topline, in superb muscletone, excellent coat, great mover, one to use;

2 Sage’s Romainville Fast N’Furious at Wickholm, like the make & shape of this blue, just needs a jacket to finish the picture.

GCD (1)

1 Alstead’s Golden Spurs, pleasing head & eye, excellent bite, good body shape, needed to settle a little in hind movement today.

VB (4)

1 Baldock’s Ch Jeonty Maybe Daysee, wheaten with a good head shape, excellent lay of shoulder, well sprung ribs, correct hocks, moved with drive;

2 Seall’s Ch Brockland Belle Bregorrey, very worthy blue champion bitch, loved her make & shape, unfortunately lacked in coat today, moved so well both ways;

3 Koukkari’s Int/Nord/Fin/Sw/Dan/Lv/Lit Ch Gleann Nora.

PB (3)

1 George & Sullivan’s Romainville Razzamatazz, good for size blue, lovely dark eyes, excellent bite, moved out well;

2 Rogers’ Jeonty Minnie Meme, wheaten with very promising head shape, dark eye, moved well both ways.

JB (0).

PGB (4)

1 Studd’s Wickholm Gone In Sixty Secs, wheaten with a typy head, well sprung ribs, excellent muscletone, good for size, free mover;

2 Smith’s Bendikes Edith May, up to size blue, dark eyes, good bite, moved a tad close behind today;

3 Harvey’s Romanville Ladys Waiting.

LB (4)

1 RCC, George’s Romainville Rock On Ruby, up to size wheaten but full of quality, loved her head shape & strength of muzzle, such a pleasure to see her move;

2 Hannington’s Romainville Uptown Girl, very sound moving blue, in good body, just slightly preferred angulation of 1;

3 Hardy’s Amhard Indy Kate.

OB (5)

1 CC, Assinen’s It Ch Stiubhard Cutie Pie at Gleann, top quality wheaten bitch, loved her head shape & eye, correct bite, strong muzzle, excellent topline & rise, couldn’t stand wrong, in tip top condition;

2 Assinen’s Int Ch Gleann Una Noonan, good for size wheaten, loved her body shape, legs & feet, just would have preferred a slightly better bite;

3 Varrela’s Int/Nord/Fin/Sw/No/Est Ch Glenrosedale Aoibheann Nion Ros.


National Terrier entries

There are 20 Glen of Imaal Terriers entered for judge Jeff Luscott at National Terrier on April 2nd. Glens are first in Ring 11 at 9.00am. If you look at Page 4 of the schedule it says passes will not be sent out which seems to indicate nothing will be posted but there is no mention what is happening re: online entries and self downloadables

Have you done it yet?

You picked your EFG Open Show schedule up at Crufts (or downloaded it from the website), you made the mental note to fill it in and send it but have you actually done it yet? It’s unusual these days to get the chance of food, money, specials, trophies and other goodies at a show but it’s all there for the taking…..and you can do two shows in one day with a venue being shared with Birmingham Gundog & Terrier  with 10 breed classes being offered

So you saw the dogs at Crufts….

…….and were particularly taken with the Terriers; the most wonderful group of dogs there are. They come in lots of sizes and lot of shapes. Some have hair and some don’t. Some are a bit butch in looks and others totally cuddly. You’ve now had chance to go through all your brochures, leaflets and photographs from Discover Dogs. You’ve read the websites and followed the links and a terrier is definitely, absolutely for you. Just remember though that all terriers are this:-


It’s Spring….

…so let’s celebrate the Glen of Imaal Terrier winners!!!!

At The Danish Terrier Club Show McCormac Setna Sithbacc was Best of Breed, in Genk (Belgium) My Dear Fellow Ashton de Coco got the nod for the big rosette and Gleann Willie the Whale became a Swedish Champion. My Dear Fellow Billy The Kid McJake took the top award at Rijnland whilst at the Celtic Winners Ch Abberann Phelan was BOB with Stiubhard Bellatrix L’Estrange taking Best Opposite. At Retford Amhard Justin Thyme took home the BOB rosette.

Over in America at Seattle Kennel Club 2 day show Ch Keadeen’s Blue Boy for Bluesette was BOB and Owner Handler Group 2 on the Saturday and BOB with OH2 on the Sunday was Ch Keadeen’s Sir Emmet Mingus Glas. A cluster of shows at Louisville (Kentucky) Mid-Kentucky KC, Louisville KC, Evansville KC and a second Louisville saw the main results shared out between Ch Daulton’s Tupelo Honey of Galore and GCH Abberann Torcan with three BOBs and one BOS to Torcan and one BOB to Honey with three BOS.

Kilkennys Granite Aine of Claddagh wasn’t in the showring she was getting a RATS qualification. Well done her and congratulations to everybody!!