Judges Competency Framework (JCF)

We have touched lightly on the Kennel Club and the new Judges Competency Framework. Haven’t done a lot about it because it’s boring (over 30 pages and counting) and on here, except for Friday and Health, it is tried to keep things more to the shorter soundbite type of posting. Folk have a heck of a lot to do in their day and if they were expected to read reams on here we’d quickly fall off their “to do” list. At Welsh Kennel Club though, and subsequently by various emails, the matter of the JCF has come up. Glen of Imaal Terrier people do not seem to have taken on board the huge change that will be happening in the very near future regarding judges in this country. In view of this (and our byline of Keeping Glen of Imaal people up to date) we will start to cover the JCF in more detail; beginning with  Appointment of Judges at Limited, Open and Championship Shows Without CCs from 2019 Onwards.

This is the one that will probably affect the bulk of Glen people. Even if you don’t really want to do “big things” but think a bit of judging might be for you and you’ll see how things go you need to be fully aware of the JCF because from 2019 you’ll no longer be able to “just do it”. Please take time to read it.

Welsh Kennel Club critique

Welsh Kennel Club 19th August

Glen of Imaal Terrier

VD (1) 1 BV Hadley’s Ch Donvaleset Rebus good head with strong skull, good bite, quality bone correct topline, harsh coat, in good condition for age

PGD (2) 1 Roger’s Kingcottage Boogie on Basil , good broad skull, dark eye , good strong neck,  good depth of body powerful quarters, moved with drive 2Dunning’s Romainville Freddie’s Choice, decent head , good bite, nicely ribbed body of good length , muscular quarters

LD (3) 1 RCC Hannington’s Boudvelia Oscar good headed wheaten dog , nice dark eye, well placed ears correct topline , good hindquarters that he used on the move 2 Rogers Gleann Dynamo Man at Jeonty good width of skull , quality bone , good front, muscular neck, good topline, 3 Dunning’s Romainville Freddie’s Choice

OD 3) I CC BOB  Alstead’s Golden Spurs super brindle dog , good wide skull, nice dark eye well set ears giving a pleasing expression , strong neck, good depth of chest, correct front with good bone , nicely ribbed body strong quarters that he used on the move 2 Hogburn’s Pajantick Razamataz typy decent headed dog deep chest , correct topline, good coat, strong quarters 3 Dunning’s Romainville Freddie’s Choice

VB (1) Donvaleset Domino strong skull with good width . good bite , good quality bone ,good depth of chest, correct firm  topline , good harsh coat , in good conpdition for age moved o.k.

PB (1) 1 BP Roger’s Jeonty a New Hope promising baby . nice head and expression , good forequarters , nice length of body , good hind quarters , moved well both ways 2George’s Romainville Rock on Lizzie another nice pup, nicely balanced , good head, nice strong neck, well made body of good length, just preferred movement of winner 3 Campen and Moakes Romainville Rock ‘n Rolls

JB(2) 1 Hannigton’s BoudivIllia Tegan Lovely femine expression , good body with correct topline , nicely angulated hindquarters 2 Alsteads Sigrid Helga at Pancottage blue bitch , good head and eye. good bone, nice neck and shoulders good body,

PGB (1) George @Sullivan’s Romainville Razamatazz pleasing in head and expression , nice outline, good neck and forequarters, good length of body, correct topline, showed well

LB (3) 1CC George’s Romainville Whistle Dixie good with of skull , good bite , strong muscular neck .good double coat, powerful quarters , moved with drive 2 Romainville Uptown Girl another of good quality, femine head, good bone, nice shoulders , good body, strong quarters 3 0’Brien’s Amhard Jessie Jay

OB (1)1 RCC George’s Romainville Maggie May. Balanced bitch , good head , nice eye , strong neck , nice harsh double coat, good substance, good quarters

Judge Jim McGhie


Let’s hear it for everybody

Glen of Imaal Terrier folk certainly believe in getting the breed out there. A weekend in Kentucky for Finnabair Double D Friend of a Friend results in a full set of Group placements, one through to four. Tipperary American Girl took a couple of days in Ohio and took home 2x Group 4 and one OHG2. Newtown Kennel Club saw Kilkenny’s Best of My Love take Best of Breed. Elm City KC was a BOB for Kilkenny’s Granite Glen Rooney (and an OHG4) and she also took it at Ox Ridge KC.

Over in Europe it was the big Terri-Eri 2017 in Finland where Gleann Curvy Corvette took BOB with brother Cotton Cody Best Dog.  Tervakoski All Breed saw Glenrosedale Buagh Ri Arthur Milo triumph in the breed whilst Rosears Master of The House was BOB at Mantyharju Show and picked up a very nice Group 4. Gleann Holly at Spirit of Ireland took BOB at Ahlen in Germany. Unfortunately no Glens were entered on the Irish circuit, such a shame.