Crufts is watched by many Glen of Imaal Terrier owners and their Glens. Dempsey was 13 whilst Crufts was on so he’s sent his birthday shot to share with everybody.
Pre Crufts the KC put out their usual Vulnerable Breeds press release. It was taken up by a couple of newspapers and even Chris Evans mentioned it on his breakfast show on radio 2. Many owners of breeds appearing on the list, not just Glen of Imaal Terrier people, are left gnashing their teeth in fury every year. The list is just a set of statistics at a point of time and everybody knows stats can be made to say anything….particularly if not fully and totally explained.
Some breeds have never been numerous. Some breeds aren’t all that suitable for the lifestyle people have today. Some breeds know they have a heritage so are very, very careful where puppies go. Other breeds are more popular than they have ever been on a global basis. Why should facts spoil a good headline?
Glen of Imaal breeders have been “checking in” current pups on the ground and there is everything from singletons to big litters. Perhaps we’ll have to do our own year on year registration figures
Many thanks to judge Alan Small for the speed of his critique-it’s appreciated!
Glen of Imaal Terriers.
My thanks to the Kennel Club for the invite to judge the Glen’s, and for the hospitality extended to us all. Not having judged the breed for a while I was looking forward to the day. I was not dissapointed, with some quality dogs to go over, so thanks for the lovely entry. The problem with beeing 3rd. in the ring was plainly obvious at the start of judging when dogs hoovered their way round the green beige !
Couple of points worth mentioning is the over all length of the Glen is important to give the correct balance to the breed. The length from withers to set on is only slightly longer than the height from wither to the ground and the top line from withers to the loin should rise slightly and be in a continuous line….not, I might add, be dipey or Dandyish. Only a couple of iffey bites present. Loved my winners and was quite shocked when I found my Res. CC bitch , from veteran, was the dam of my BOB winner. Type will out !
Special thanks to my two Ring Stewards, Jean Hay & Joyce Setterfield, who enjoured a long day with three breeds to cover, cheers ladies. To all, enjoy your dogs, I did.
Puppy Dog. 0.
Junior Dog. 2, 1 ab.
1st. Hardy’s, Amhard Lightening Flash, good headed wheaten dog, nice round eye & strong muzzle, correct bite, very good front with ample bone, pleasing body with strong quarters, hoovered his way round the ring.
Post Graduate Dog. 4.
1st. Samuel’s, Jeonty Yippe Kiaye, blue with pleasing head & expression, nice eye, good front & bow with well padded feet, nice overall length & balance, correct top line with level rise to loin & good set on, in good coat and went well.
2nd. Smith’s, Romainville Bilbo Baggins, stong wheaten dog, very good head, correct round eye, good front & bow with slight turn out at pasterns, went with drive from strong quarters.
3rd. Dunning’s, Romainville Freddies Choice, wheaten, happy dog with pleasing head, in good coat & lots to like about him.
Limit Dog. 5.
1st. Alstead’s, Golden Spurs, cracing brindle dog, loved his over all balance & top line, a typey dog with good head, correct bite, used his ears well which were neat & well set, good front with ample bone & correct turn out at pasterns, pleasing neck to well laid shoulders – good ribbed body with strong quarters, in good coat with nice muscle tone, moved & handled well to Res CC.
2nd. Hammington’s, Boudivella Osca, lovely headed wheaten with good skull & muzzle, nice round eye, correct bite, bit whispy in coat, grand body & quarters with good set on, a good moving dog that went with drive.
3rd. Rogers, Gleann Dynamo Man at Jeonty, tidy blue dog, good head with well set ears, good eye, nice front & bow, good feet with black nails, pleasing body, nice overall balance, went well.
Open Dog. 7, 2 ab.
1st. Assinen’s, US/FI/DK Ch.Gleann Cotton Cody, FI W 17, well presened blue with lovly head & expression, best of ears that he used well, nice round eye & correct bite, pleasing front & bow with ample bone, well padded feet with correct turn out at pasterns, good neck to well laid shoulders, grand body & length with nice quarters, good muscle tone, pleasing in profile with correct rise to loin & well set tail, went like a dream moving true, put down to a T, well handled & pleased to award him the Dog CC.
2nd. Sage’s, Romainville Fast N’Furious at Wickholm, another nice blue, loved his head & expression, best of fronts with good bow & bone, bit longer cast than 1 & not the top line, in good coat, moved & handled well.
3rd. Varrela’s, Glenrosedale Buagh Ri Arthur Milo, good headed wheaten, nice round eye, pleasing front & bone, good feet with dark pigment, grand body & quarters, eventually got his act together & went well in this class.
Good Citizen Dog Scheme. Dog. 1. 1st. Alstead’s, Golden Spurs.
Veteran Bitch. 3.
1st. Sage’s, Jeonty Lola May at Wickholm, wheaten bitch of quality, nice feminine expression, round eye, correct mouth, well set ears, good front with ample bone, up on her pasterns with correct turn out, lovely body & length, pleasing profile with correct rise to loin & well set tail. Went well enjoying her day. Tidy bitch that was moved & handled well to Res Bitch CC. Learnt latter that she was the dam of the BOB winner. .
2nd. Blaenkner’s, Ger. CH. Fire & Ice Jazz, lovely wheaten bitch, full of type with similar attributes to 1, neat rose ears & lots to like about her & carries her crown well. Moved & handled well.
3rd. Samuel’s, Jeonty Red Clover, wheaten, another golden oldie who belies her years, pleasing expression, in good coat, went well.
Puppy Bitch. 3.
1st. Alstead’s, Sigrid Helga at Pantcottage, lovely blue puppy bitch, nice head & eye, correct bite, neat well set ears, nice neck to well laid shoulders, pleasing front & bow, in good coat, went well with head up & showing. Best Puppy.
2nd. George’s, Romainville Izzy Wizzy, lots to like about this blue bitch, bit dark at the moment, of nice length & profile, good feet & pads with black nails, head to come but time on her side, moved & handled well.
3rd. Tavernor’s, Romainville Sky Blue, lighter blue & the litter sister to Izzy, lovely head & ears, good bite, good body for age, carried a little weight.
Junior Bitch. 2.
1st. Sage’s, Wickholm Breaking Dawn, cracking wheaten bitch, good all round, type, balance & movement, lovely head & expression with nice round eye, good bite, lovely front & shoulders with ample bone, correct turn out at pasterns with well padded feet, nice neck, good in body with nice bend of stifle & good muscle tone, good in profile wit h rise to loin & good set on, in lovely coat & condition, went like a dream with clean movement both ways with drive from strong quarters. Well handled by her young handler to Bitch CC & BOB. Loved her to bits – well done.
2nd. Blaenkner’s, Fire & Ice Naomi, blue, pleasing head & expression, nice round eye, good muzzle & bite, not the front of 1, nice body & quarters, moved & handled well.
Post Graduate Bitch. 4, 1 ab.
1st. Roger’s, Jeonty Minnie Meme, pleasing head on this typey wheaten, nice round eye, good front & neck, good top line with rise to loin and good quarters, good feet, nice overall length & balance. Tidy bitch.
2nd. George & Sullivan’s, Romainville Razzamatazz, blue of nice type, good expression, nice front, good neck with pleasing overall length & balance, bit dipey in profile, moved & handled well.
3rd. Smith’s, Bendikes Fidelma, strong bitch, good head, ample bone, grand ribbed body with strong quarters.
Limit Bitch. 2, 1 ab.
1st. Hannington’s, Romainville Uptown Girl, nice balanced blue of good type with pleasing head, good muzzle & bite, well laid shoulders with good front & bow, pleasing body with correct rise to loin, moved & handled well.
Open Bitch. 6, 3 ab.
1st. Seall’s, Ch. Bregorrey Madam Defiance, nice blue of quality, pleasing head with well set ears, round eye, good muzzle & bite, good front & shoulders, nice crest of neck, grand ribbed body with correct top line with rise to loin, in good coat, carried a little excess on loin, went with drive from strong well muscled quarters. Moved & handled well.
2nd.Quarrie’s, Rhumsaamit Glen Maye at Quaywest , wheaten with good head & bone, nice round eye, good bite, strong well ribbed body of nice length, good set on, strong quartwrs which she used to give good drive, went well.
3rd. Blaenkner’s, Fire & Ice Liberty, not the expression of previous 2 but good in front & shoulders, pleasing body, in lovely coat. Went well.
For many Glen of Imaal Terrier people Crufts began and finished last Thursday but for the stalwarts of Discover Dogs their show finished yesterday so let’s give acknowledgement and thanks to:
Alan and Geraldine Cook with Misty. Nicki & Richard Montford with Muttley. Jane Alstead with Poppy
Lynne & Gordon Fraser with Dylan. Tony &Teresa Hadley with Inga & Gill. Jeanette & Alison Penny with Digby
Diane &Phillip James with Dolly. Sally & Alan Barnaby with Murfi. Danielle and Alfie
Hopefully by now the long distance travellers are well on the way home. Germany, Finland & America were there in the ring, it was great to see you all and thanks for coming.
Glens managed to get around and get noticed. Anne Hardy was in the Daily Mail on Line and Central News had a picture of Peter Purves walking around….as he passed the Glen ring. The nearby KC Activity ring needed volunteers on Friday so Tony & Gil were demonstrated on. Basil went international on behalf of Glens with a quick appearance on CBS San Diego
A lovely piece on You Tube with Emily & Bella, with Jo positively bubbling over.
Wendy Tobijanski hadn’t entered Rex with having a positive ruck of Cesky to get ready for the breed’s awarding of their first CCs. All her work obviously paid off as there she was in the Terrier Group ring. Also Tim Harrison, the judge of the Championship Show last December, was there in the Gundog Group with his main breed of Welsh Springer Spaniels. If anybody else has anything else to report just send it along.
It isn’t that often a ringside is in agreement but yesterday around the Glen of Imaal Terrier ring at Crufts, just before the finger was pointed for Best Bitch, there was an audible sense of people feeling a new star arising. Judge Alan Small picked up the psychic surge and there it was: Bitch CC Crufts 2017 to 14 month old Wickholm Breaking Dawn handled by 12 year old Emily Sage. Then it was Best of Breed over Gleann Cotton Cody who certainly wasn’t suffering from jet lag as he had flown in the day before. The two Reserves were Jeonty Lola May of Wickholm (dam of Breaking Dawn) and Golden Spurs. Best Puppy went to Sigrid Helga at Pantcottage.
There were the overseas visitors, there were the long distance drivers, there was the excellent Bring and Share with more stuff than ever before, there were the photographers and the admirers but the day belonged to Emily and “Lola’s Girl” Breaking Dawn. We were all very proud!
Many congratulations to all the above and all the first prize winners below
….but can’t make it down to the NEC you could always go to Thoresby Country Fair.
The event where “Countryside Comes To Life” (three action packed arenas) takes place at Thoresby Park, Ollerton, Notts. NG22 9EH and it will be sign posted off the A614. There will be Glen of Imaal Terriers in the World of Dogs so yet another great excuse to have a day out; you will enjoy it! With the first heats of the Horseboarding UK Championships; the first viewing of Jonathan Marshall’s ‘Free Spirits Show’; a whole band of history re-enactors, the new and improved Shooting Village with airguns and archery, as well as the usual favourites: gun dog scurries, shire horses, lurcher racing, terrier racing, fun dog show, incredible displays and demonstrations, shire horses, traditional working crafts, the food hall, ferret racing, falconry, shire horses, scurry trials and driving and so much more…
The biggest number of Glen of Imaal Terriers (37) can be seen tomorrow-Thursday-in Hall 1, Ring 6. They are third in the ring but will be on their benches before that for people to say hello. Friday will see the Vulnerable Breeds Competition and Romainville Billy Whizz will be flying the flag for Glens.
Discover Dogs will have Glens there all four days. Booth T13 is where they can be found. Why not go and have a photo taken. Alternatively if you like to watch things from the comfort of your own home a video has turned up that was unknown to nearly all Glen people. You Tube has Crufts 1988 and just before12 minutes in Mike Stockman is talking to Angela Rippon about Malsville Moddy Blue of Farni-Blue is there in all her glory.(Great find Nicki)
There will be live streaming from the main arena so Billy will be able to be seen on Friday and the Glen representative in the Terrier Group on Thursday.
“When you do the list for Crufts remember to…..” “Will there be a list for……” “Don’t forget to put on the list about….”
Okay so in no particular order here’s THE LIST as asked for by Glen of Imaal Terrier people.
- Remember your passes
- Some comfy shoes
- Headache tablets
- Breed Club subscriptions (in a sealed envelope please with your name on the front)
- The map in the car in case of overrunning road works or stupidity by the satnav
- Your entry for the EFG Open Show (again the sealed envelope with name on the front please)
- Getting an EFG Open Show Schedule to replace the one you’ve put somewhere safe.
- Remember Glens are 3rd in the ring (not before 2.00pm) and as dogs are accepted up to midday you don’t really have to arrive at the NEC before sun up.
- We WILL be doing a Bring & Share. Finger food is best so it can be eaten as folk walk around, gossip and groom. Dips and things that needs forks and spoons are very nice when you have lots of time but with it being a lunch (pre-judging) slow, easy and languid won’t be words of the day
- Money for the shopping. Whatever you think before hand you will need it. So to assist with the assault here’s a list of all trade stalls
National Terrier have extended their closing date until Monday 13th March. Entries can be made on http://www.dog.biz
It’s always difficult to know which order to put the “Crufts updates” but as Terrier Day is Thursday this year it had better be the traffic news first to give people a chance to plan routes before the final brush of the dog. (Unlike Tiina who has already done that but she is coming from Finland)
There are traffic delays and roadworks on the M6.
J13-J12 overnight 9-10 MAR 1 lane closed…
J12-J11A overnight 10-11 MAR 2 lanes out of 3 shut
J7-J5 (past Worcester) EVERY night 2 lanes shut
(Highways England is suggesting the entire motorway may be shut northbound between J7 and J5, and on to J4A the turn off to the M42)
J3-J3A Closed overnight throughout
J5-J7 2 lanes out of 3 closed overnight
Coming South on the M42 there will be a lane closure from J11-10 on the 9/10MAR and between J11-J9 on the 10/11 March. These are supposed to be overnight roadworks but do bear in mind that they might overrun
If anything else is learnt about it’ll be posted.
“If you’re still looking for things for a Friday healthslot how about this?”
Why DNA tests won’t make dogs healthier is certainly a title to get notice taken. If you don’t have time to read it now maybe bookmark it for later
and, yes please, anything that you think could be of interest is always welcome.