SWKA Critique

Glen of Imaal Terriers

PD: 1) Romainville Rock A Fella. Very good quality youngster with head of good width and length, good stop. Ears not too large, moderate neck and good body shape. Good rib, bone and feet. Presented in good coat of correct texture and move with steady drive from rear. Balanced, of good type and should have a bright future. BP, Res CC. 2) Teamrach Rock Steady Beat at Romainville. Another youngster of good type and with a well proportioned head. Good eye, neck and bone. Good rib and well developed rear for age. Moved well and was presented in good coat and condition.

JD: 1) Amhard Manhattan. Masculine head of good width with well set ears and good eye. Moderate neck into good body shape. Well angled rear and set of tail, in good coat. Liked his balance and moved over ground well holding nice outline.

LD: 1) Romainville BIlbo Baggins. Masculine medium sized dog of good type. Well shaped head with good eye and ear. Good depth and good quality bone. Well presented in good coat and holds a strong balanced picture when covering the ground.

OD: 1) Boudivella Osca. Masculine, balanced and of good type, not overdone and has a well proportioned head with eye of good shape. Good ears, moderate neck into well built front. Quality bone, compact feet. Good rib and well angled rear. Presented in good coat and moved with drive from the rear holding a firm and balanced outline going round. CC, BOB.

JB: 1) Amhard Mai Tai. Feminine youngster of good type, good head and eye. Good ears, neck and outline. Quality bone, good feet and liked her depth and length of rib. Presented in good condition, moved with steady gait and drive from the rear. Balanced and only needs a little more finish to complete the picture. Lots to appreciate and should do well Res CC. 2) Jeonty Letty Be Magic. Another feminine and balanced youngster with good head and eye. Liked her size and type, good bone and well set tail. Also very well presented and has much to like but winner just a little more finished and together for me today.

PGB: 1) Romainville Rock N Rolla at Coedrhosyn. Feminine with good head proportions. Good eye and ears, moderate neck, well proportioned body. Good bone, coat and moved over the ground well. Nice breed type.

LB: 1) Jeonty Jyn A New Hope. Feminine head of good shape, correct stop and good eye shape, ears of good size and has moderate neck. Good lay of shoulder and well developed fore chest. Good bone, felt and depth, strong loin and well developed rear, presented in good coat of hardship texture. Moved with good rear action and firm outline. CC. 2) Romainville Izzy Wizzy. Another feminine strong and balanced exhibit who has good bone and feet. Good length and depth of body. Well set tail and good rear action on the move. Presented in good condition. 3) Boudivella Tegan.

OB: 1) Romainville Maggie May. Good head shape and eye, feminine and not overdone. Liked her size, type and quality bone. Another medium sized exhibit who was well presented in good body condition and substance.

Tom H Johnston (Judge)

Crufts Critique

Glen of Imaal Terrier

Coat texture was a concern today. All were great characters.

Veteran D (1) 1st KIRIKEE CELTIC WARRIOR (MRS L J & MR G H FRASER) V typical d in super muscle. Strong and masc head, would like better ears. Medium neck. Well laid shoulders. Would like better legs and he is a bit close in front action. Well ribbed. Correct topline. Strong rear with moderate angulation. BV

Puppy D (1) 1st BORDERGLENS MICHAELMAS (MRS S R SMITH) Happy pup. Masc head, quite good ears. Medium neck. Well ribbed back. Would like a better topline. Moderate rear. Even stride. Coat soft and open at the moment. BP

Junior D (1) 1st ROMAINVILLE ROCK A FELLA (MR A HICKMAN) Good moving d. Has a masc head, lovely eye and expression. Medium neck. Underline cuts up a bit much. Could have more coat and a better texture. Uses his moderate rear v well.

Post Grad D (1) 1st JEONTY YIPPE KIAYE (MRS L SAMUEL) Typy 5 yrs d. Liked the strength of his head, could have slightly more stop. Dark eyes. Medium length neck. Fair shoulder. Could be better coming towards. Well ribbed. Typical topline. Rear angulation matches his front.

Open D (4) 1st PAJANTICK RAZAMATAZ (J WITHERS) Sound and active d of v good type. Liked his head, dark eyes. Well set ears. Correct neck. Well laid shoulders. Sufficiently bowed front. Typical topline. Well made and strong rear. Coat texture is correct. CC & BOB. 2nd IR CH ABBERANN COSMIC COWBOY (MRS A WHITE) Liked him better moving than stood. He has a super head. Correct front. Well ribbed. Tends to stand with his rear under him and slightly low set tail. V free and easy mover. V good coat. RCC. 3rd CH GOLDEN SPURS (DR J ALSTEAD)

Good Citizen D (1) 1st CH GOLDEN SPURS (DR J ALSTEAD)

Veteran B (3,1) 1st CH ROMAINVILLE UPTOWN GIRL (MISS A HANNINGTON) V typy b in super form. Has a fem head with strength. Lovely eye. Rose ears. Enough neck. Correct front. Topline rises. Has a better rear and coat than 2. 2nd RHUMSAAMIST GLEN ELFIN AT QUAYWEST TAF NAF (MR D A & MRS J QUARRIE) Well muscled b. Most super eye and expression. Good neck. Rise in her topline.

Post Grad B (1) 1st JEONTY LETTY BE MAGIC (MISS C MARTEL) Very good moving. She has a fem head that has strength. Dark eyes. Lengthy neck. Shoulders set slightly far apart. Well ribbed. Topline of. Moderate rear. Coat is a little soft and sparse. RCC

Limit B (5,2) 1st ROMAINVILLE IZZY WIZZY (MRS K A GEORGE) She is a v good type. Well balanced head, fem with strength. Correct neck. Fair shoulders. Bowed front. Well sprung ribs. Slightly long in loin. Correct topline. Moderate hind angulation. Could have a better coat. 2nd ROMAINVILLE ROCK’N ROLLA AT COEDRHOSYN (MRS M J CAMPEN) Fem b who has a more typical front than 3. Well balanced head. Good eyes and ears. Lengthy neck. Topline slightly flat standing, but rises moving. V moderate rear. 3rd JEONTY DREAMS A DREAM WITH KARENSBRAE JW (MRS K FORBES) Sound and showy but rather lacks breed type.

Open B (3) 1st CH SIGRID HELGA AT PANTCOTTAGE (DR J ALSTEAD) Typy b who showed and moved v well. She has a pleasing head, fem and strong. Ok neck. Turns a front foot out too much. Well bodied. Correct topline, moderate rear. Could have a better coat.CC 2nd RHUMSAAMIST GLEN ELFIN AT QUAYWEST TAF NAF (MR D A & MRS J QUARRIE) 3rd CH/IR CH ABBERANN REACH FOR THE STARS RYANNE (MRS A WHITE)

Jeff Horswell (Judge)

The seasons certainly getting going

Third week of March so a Glen of Imaal Terrier round up has to start with Ireland. At the Celtic Winners BOB was Abberann Conan with Abberann Reach For The Stars Ryanne. Conan then went on to take Best Veteran In Show. Glens just get better as they get older! The St Patrick’s Day Show saw Daulton’s Midnight Sky of Galore take Best of Breed with the evergreen Conan Reserve Best of Breed.

In Lithuania the Vilnius Cup was a win for Gleann HoHo Hogan with another “eternal youthful” BOS in the shape of Gleann Una Noonan, it was a 3 show weekend (all International and one the biggest in the country) and the results were repeated at all three shows. At Weelde (Belgium) Boudivella Oscar was BOB which gives him his Belgian Championship. Combine this with his Swiss and KC Championship and he now becomes an International Champion. The first UK based one for quite a while. Romainville Uptown Girl was Best Bitch. In Offenburg (Germany) My Dear Fellow Calimero the Angel was awarded Best of Breed. In Munich Calimero was Best Opposite Sex with Best of Breed going to Spirit of Ireland Beautiful who was also Best Veteran.

Over in America the 4 Show Louisville Cluster in Kentucky had good entries. Starting with Mid-Kentucky KC it was a win for Finnabair DD Ain’t It The Life with Daulton’s Ciaran of Pine Meadow Best Opposite/Best Bred by Exhibitor and BBE Gp4. Friday was Louisville and again DD was Best of with Ber-D-Mar Sweet William O’Shea Best Dog. Ciaran was Select, BBE and BBE Gp3. Evansville was next with Sweet William O’Shea and DD once more (William Best & DD BOS) Louisville KC finished off the cluster with Sweet William O’Shea once more taking the top award and Finnabair Shorlyne Caatskill Comedy Tonight Best Opposite. Comedy Tonight has always been Owner Handled and the Cluster saw her obtain enough points to be awarded her Grand Championship.

Before hitting the Brains section a mention for an Open Show win; Amhard Manhatten was Best of Breed at Retford.

In the Brains Luna leads in with her Gold Good Citizens and then Ginny as Monique reports that “Ginny qualified for the 3rd time in the AKC Rally Intermediate class last weekend, earned her RI title, and was presented with a new title medallion from the First Dog Training Club of Northern New Jersey!”.

Winston & Griffin became the first Glens to earn AKC Stunt Dog Titles with both earning Novice & Open Stunt Dog titles. Ending with a new boy; Henry was first in his scent detection class. Nice one Henry, let’s hear more from you and many, many congratulations to everybody

 

 

WELKS (postal) closes today & National Terrier extended

West of England Ladies Society postal entries close today. Terrier day is on April 28th and Glen of Imaal Terriers will be judged by Mark Walshaw (only 6 weeks from his previous appointment!). Online entries close March 20th.

The National (postal) entries close on March 16th. Terrier day is Saturday May 11th and Glen of Imaal Terriers will be judged by Muriel Bailey. Online entries close March 28th

National Terrier HAVE EXTENDED their closing date (online) until March 18th

Let’s hear it for…….

…..the stars of Discover Dogs. Glen of Imaal Terriers may have performed in the exhibition ring on Saturday but other Glens were there all four days to be loved, petted, photographed, admired and talked to. Dodi, May, Fern, Basil, Alfie, Mutley, Kaos, Poppy, Misty & Flynn you (and your people) did us proud. Thank you.

There was also a Glen “somewhere else”. Caitlin Forbes has always been an enthusiastic YKC supporter and this was her final year. She took Jeonty Dreams A Dream with Karensbrae into the YKC 18-24 Terrier & Hound where they came 3rd and 4th in YKC Terrier Stakes. The breed also had a presence in the absolute final with Jen Tobijanski who had come first in the Terrier Stakes. She was handling her own champion Sealyham but she shares her home with two Glens.

The “seen on the television” glimpses are Caitlin, Mutley on Friday & Basil on Saturday. Basil made the entire opening sequence, nice going boy for sitting still so long. If there are any more let us know so they can have a shout out.