GLEN OF IMAAL TERRIER (LEEDS 18)
I was rather worried that I might not be able to award the CCs when, in advance of the show, I saw the small number of dogs entered – only 9. In the event I needn’t have worried. The quality of the top winners was very good indeed.
1. Alstead’s Ch Golden Spurs, though he could be better in eye colour, he scored very much in head and expression over 2 and was more typey in a number of ways. Moved better behind than in front. Very good coat with the correct textures of both top coat and undercoat. Enough bone and correct set-on and carriage of tail. Plenty of body substance and well muscled. DCC.
2.Hannington’s Boudivella Oscar, Good in skull but not quite the typical head and expression of 1. Moved out well behind, better there than in front, and was correct in typical topline. Needs a bit more coat to complete the picture. RDCC
1. Forbes’ Jeonty Dreams a Dream with Karensbrae, very typical in outline and moved around the ring very smartly. Moved well behind and in front as well, and had correct ears. Good width of skull and enough strength of foreface, Coat could be better. OK for size and good bone and correct body proportions. Well muscled behind. A very promising youngster which went on to win the RBCC
2. Tobijanski and Tobijanski’s Jeonty Glynis Making Magic for Zippor. Not showing to good advantage and seemed a bit scared of the wind and weather, needing more ring confidence. Good body and enough bone. Could move better but this was perhaps because she was just not happy in this ring and in this weather.
A difficult class. (3)
1. Hannington’s Boudivella Tegan, scored in head type body shape and coat over the others but was not good in forequarters or front movement. Moved well enough behind however with enthusiasm. OK in spring of rib and had plenty of bone.
2 James& O’brien’s Amhard Jessie Jay, good in topline but quite long in body as compared to height, not so good in eye and expression as winner. Moved better behind than 3 and was of better size also.
3. Quarrie’s Rhumsaamist Glen Elfin at Quaywest.
1. Alstead’s Ch Sigrid Helga at Pantcottage, quite a smart bitch when she decides to show herself off to best advantage. Better for size than 2, and better in front as well. Pleasing in head and expression, Better eye than 2. Typical topline, which is where I think she scored over the dog for BOB. Plenty of substance but at the same time not too big. I thought that she had much type and quality and was pleased to award her BCC and BOB.
2. Quarrie’s Rhumsaamist Glen Maye at Quaywest, good coat for texture and quantity. Good head properties and correct width of skull. Moved OK behind. Biggish and rather over the desired 14 inch maximum
Judge Ronnie Irving