GLEN OF IMAAL TERRIER
VD: 1) Multi Champion Abberann Conan, Res CC & Best Veteran. Of course I instrantly recognised this old boy as my BOB at Crufts looked it up and it was 2008, amazing he is still in fine condition 10 years later. His muscle in his hindquarters is quite unbelievable, he is so fit. I much admired his condition & type still. Gorgeous head & eye, a better front than most in the breed. Nails need attention & his coat is very silky now. Such a happy dog moving with such verve.
PD: 1) Borderglens The Edge with Romainville. Two real baby boys! Delightful temperament and beautiful heads, eyes & expressions. The winner more confident moving & slightly better in topline & tail carriage. Both have excellent bone & good hard coats coming along. 2) Teamrach Rock Steady Beat with Romainville. A little taller & needs more ring practice. Good neck, promising rear, but certainly needs time to mature & sort his head out for showing.
LD:) 1) Pajantick Razamataz. Coat rather all over the place & looks very patchy. I would be inclined to pull the whole lot out and start again, looks two-toned at present. A grand dog right through & moves well all round. Good strong legs & super bone. A beautiful head tops it all.
OD: 1) Abberann Cosmic Cowboy CC,BOB. Although lots I preferred about the old boy his coat wasn’t as hard as this younger boy. Strong & very fit. Lovely head & neat ears, which are well set & carried. OK in front, grand bone for his size. Good firm backline, nice over croup. Well made quarters & tailset is good. A powerful impressive mover. Has a collar line round neck which seems to cut his withers & makes him appear flat there.
JB: 1) Jeonty Dreams A Dream with Karensbrae. Good head properties, neat small ears. Fair front & she moves well coming towards. Furnishings too soft, particularly on head. Excellent body for age, well set & carried tail. Powerful build for a junior, if her coat hardens up she will do well in future.
PGB: 1) Romainville Rock’N’Rolla at Coedrhosyn. Probably up to maximum height of 14ins, but she is in balance for height to length proportion. Very strong & sturdily built. Most lovely head & expression, neat ears. Ok in front & rear angles for the breed, moves well all round.
LB: 1) Romainville Maggie May Res CC. 5year old in good form for body & strength. Good firm backline, pleasing head & broad jaw. Ok in front as she is allowed to turn her front feet out a trifle. Sound rear excellent on the move. 2) Amhard Jessie Jay. Good hard head hair & backcoat. Has a nice strong head for a bitch. Fair front, heavy & very overweight in body, she “plods” moving. I liked her a lot & in better condition could do well.
OB: 1) Romainville Whistle Dixie CC. Very out of coat but what was there was hard & workmanlike. Lovely head & expression. Excellent bone & feet, good in body properties and firm topline. Enough rear angulation, well set & carried tail. Good precise mover all ways. 2) Ir Ch Abberann Reach For The Stars Ryanne. Knuckles over in front & too much crook. Otherwise a lovely bitch all through, if her front had been better she would probably have been Best of Breed. I loved her head & body. Correct size for a bitch & so powerful in rear too.
Zena thorn-Andrew (judge)