World Dog Show closes today!!

Last chance to enter your dogs for World Dog Show in Amsterdam this August as final closing is today, Wednesday 11th July!

It’s 3 days of big shows. Glen of Imaal terriers have Rainer Jacobs officiating at the Benelux Winners on July 9, Monique van Brempt at the WDS on the 10th and Helen Tonson-Koit at the Group 3 Specialty on Saturday 11th August

Glen of Imaal Terrier Association critique

Thank you to the committee of the Association for the honour of this appointment. My appreciation is also extended to the exhibitors for the opportunity to assess your wonderful dogs. I fully enjoyed the day & wish the Association well for the future.

Puppy Dog 1) Hardy’s Amhard Off The Cuff. 9 months old wheaten. Head developing with dark eyes, scissor bite with nice big teeth & dark mouth pigment, moderate length neck into nice body, tail set well on, free mover. Best Puppy In Show.

Junior Dog. 1) Hardy’s Amhard Manhatten. 12 months old brindle. Masculine head of good width & length, medium size eyes, scissor bite with good teeth, ears a touch low, neck of good length into developing body, muscular thigh moved with even hocks.

PGD. 1) Pierce’s Rollo The Great. 2 years old blue in between coat with texture both harsh & soft also light & dark colour, head of fair length, round dark brown eyes, scissor bite with pink pigment, muscular thigh, kicks out with rear quarters on the move.

LD. 1) Tobijanski’s Romainville Becks Blue for Zippor. 3 year old standard size blue. Masculine head with well defined stop, scissor bite with dark pigment, brown eyes of medium size, body of good length with well sprung ribs, high set proud tail, harsh coat, high kicking rear drive. Reserve Best Dog.

OD. 1) Hannington’s Boudivella Osca. 3 years old wheaten, masculine throughout with great strength & substance. Head of good width & length with a defined stop, good sized teeth with a dropped single incisor, muscular neck into firm back with tail set well on, strong front & rear quarters ensured he cover the ground with drive. Best Dog & Best in Show.

VD. 1) Fraser’s Kirikee Celtic Warrior. * years yound blue. Mature head with defined stop, eyes wide and round brown in colour, wry bite, moderate neck into well ribbed body, front legs excessive bow as he moved very close front & rear. Best Veteran. 2) Penny’s Grizzlemarsh Digby. 9 years young light blue. Masculine head with tight bite, overloaded shoulder & barrel ribs extending through to pot belly, wide chest & good bone, struggled on the move.

Puppy Bitch. 1) Tobijanski’s Jeonty Glynis Making Magic for Zippor. 10 months old wheaten. Nice size & shape, feminine head with round medium size brown eye, scissor bite, body of good length with tail well carried, good bone & feet, moved out with short steps & far too fast. Best Puppy Bitch. 2) George’s Romainville Rag Doll. 7 months brindle that is too tall at this stage. feminine head, dark brown round eyes & scissor bite, body of good proportions, long legs with medium bone, straight in stifle, good harsh coat texture, light free mover.

Junior Bitch. 1) Hardy’s Amhard Mai Tai. 12 months old brindle. Head of good proportions, brown eyes of medium size, scissor bite with nice big teeth, moderate neck into shapely body, well angulated quarters but swings her back end on the move which cost her.

PGB. 1) Smith’s Bendikes Edith May. 6 years old brindle. Like this one for overall type & not overdone in any department, plus she moved free & easy but in the challenge got upset with change of handler, feminine yet good size & substance. Reserve Best Bitch

LB. 1) George’s Romainville Izzywhizzy. 2 years old brindle. Top quality & well balanced, lovely feminine head of good width & length, dark brown eyes & scissor bite, I also liked her front assembly & forechest, nice coat colour & texture, moved free & even, well shown. Best Bitch. 2) Hannington’s Boudivella Tegan. 21 month old brindle. Makes a nice shape on the floor but a touch apprehensive on the table, feminine head with well defined stop, dark brown medium sized eyes & scissor bite, firm body & muscular thigh, moved out wide coming toward me. 3) O’Brien & James’ Amhard Jessie Jay

OB. 1) George’s Romainville Maggie May. 4 years old wheaten, nice colour with reddish topcoat. Feminine head of fair length, scissor bite with good pigmented mouth, muscular neck, nice body, on the move she had good reach in front but is cow hocked on the rear.

VB. 1) Smith’s Grizzlemarsh Dorothea. 9 years young. Feminine head with tight scissor bite, dark mouth pigment, brown round eyes, good chest & body with soft coat texture, cow hocks on the move. 2) Cook’s Baillielands Easca. 9 years young. Head of good length with large round eyes, tight bite, fat chest & overweight, stifle well bents but struggled on the move today.

Keith Baldwin (Judge)

 

And first in this week goes to……

Finnabair Double D Friend of a Friend took a short sojourn in Canada for the Sarnia cluster and returned home with  2 x Group 2, 1 Group 3, 1 x Group 4 and his Canadian Championship.  The first American bred Glen of Imaal Terrier to obtain it. Finnabair DD Ain’t It The Life was also in Canada and collected three Group 4s. In Scotland Bon Accord is the local show for Jeonty Dreams A Dream with Karensbrae and it was rather a good one for a finish to her puppy career. Puppy Group 1 and first in Vulnerable Breeds. Over in Ireland Abberann Cosmic Cowboy was BOB at Bray.

In Finland Oulu International Show saw Gleann Flatbone Stiubhard take Best of Breed with Astoreen Best Opposite. It was also the weekend of the Finnish Glen Club Show with a fabulous entry of 51. Best In Show went to Gleann Cotton Cody with Gleann Happy Hippie Best Bitch. Best Veteran was Abberann Fagan with Best Puppy being awarded to Finnabair Broc Rua Arda of Gleann. The Youngest Junior Handlers had a wonderful time!

In America a cluster of shows at West Springfield, Massachusetts, saw some nice Glen entries. Ber-D-Mar Sweet William O’Shea was Best of Breed at all four (picking up a Gp4 at Kenilworth KC of Connecticut inc) with Kilkenny’s Granite Glen Rooney celebrating a return to the ring after her litter of ten with 3 x BOS and an OHG4. The other Best Opposite going to Kilkenny’s Midleton of Irish Spirit.

Congratulations everybody

Where can you go for a nice day out?

A couple of weeks ago suggestions were asked for regarding a good day out in the summer without huge expense, no stress and fun for the family. Things are coming in so you send ’em, we’ll bring them to folk’s attention.

Underwood Festival at Friezeland Recreation Ground, Church Lane, Underwood NG16 5SF

Saturday 7th July 1pm Live music until 8pm.

Classic cars, stalls, games, Junior football, fun dog show (there is shade) and loads of other things

Underwood Festival last year

 

July already

Where’s the year going? Spme happy Glen of Imaal Terrier people at the moment. At Deise Show Best of Breed was Poachersmoon Sissy McGinty so (subject to IKC) after waiting 6 years she is now an Irish Champion. Windsor was hot, hot, hot but BOB Golden Spurs and Best Bitch Sigrid Helga at Pantcottage didn’t mind the weather. Helga had received her official notification from the Kennel Club that day that she was a Champion so was obviously inspired. Tipperary That Girl was Best of Breed (Daulton’s Wild Night of Galore Best Opposite) at both Bushy Run KC shows, plus OHG4, OHG2 and Terrier Group 3, so-again subject to AKC- becomes an AKC Grand Champion.

In Sweden Gleann Ho Ho Hogan was Best of Breed and became a Swedish Champion and at Karjaa National Dog Show Rosears Master of the House was Best of Breed with Marfidal Santa Baby Best Bitch.

German brains this week with My Dear Fellow Batida competing in rally obedience and getting 99 points out of a 100 so obtaining 1st place!

Great going everybody