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Glen Association critique

Glen of Imaal Terrier Association    26.11.17

My thanks to the committee for their invitation also to the exhibitors for their entries. I appreciate some had long journeys in uncertain weather conditions at this time of the year.

VD/B (3,1) 1. Harley’s Ch Donvaleset Brier. So much to like about this 10 yr old wheaten bitch with nice outline, proportions, lovely feminine expression with correct bite and dark eye. Good front assembly with ample bone, depth of chest and good angulation front and rear, Still well muscled throughout and in good harsh coat, well presented.  Moved well whilst holding her top line.

  1. Sage’s Jeonty Lola May at Wickholm. A 9 yr old wheaten bitch with a good head, nice feminine expression, dark eye, correct ear set and bite.   Good proportions with correct top line and tail set. In good harsh coat, neatly presented. On the day preferred movement of 1.

MPD (1) Hardy’s Amhard Manhattan. An appealing 6mth old blue youngster with nice outline and proportions, A good head with well defined stop, correct bite, ear set, and dark eye thus giving a lovely expression. Good angulation  front and rear and muscling up well for his age. In good coat, he enjoyed his debut in the ring, moving well with a nice tail carriage. Handled well.

PD (1) Hardy’s Amhard Manhattan

JD (1) White’s Abberann Cosmic Cowboy (IMP USA) A 10mth old blue youngster with pleasing outline and proportions. Skull of good width, correct ear set, dark eye and bite. Good front assembly with ample bone, depth of chest and good angulation front and rear. Well muscled throughout for his age. In good coat, well presented. Moved with drive holding his top line showing a good tail carriage. Pleased to award him BPIS

PGD (1) Pierce’s Rollo The Great. A handsome 20 mth old blue boy with pleasing outline and proportions giving the impression of real strength. Skull of good width with powerful foreface, correct ear set, dark eye and bite. Correct front assembly with strong neck and well boned. Good angulation front and rear, and depth of chest. Well sprung ribs and nicely muscled up throughout with strong hindquarters and good bend of stifle. Moved with drive holding his top line showing a correct tail carriage.  In good coat, well presented. With more handler experience this boy should achieve more awards. Pleased to award him RDCC

LD (1) Hardy’s Amhard Just In Thyme. A 3 ½ year old wheaten male with the impression of substance. Good head with correct ear set, dark eye and bite, giving such an appealing Glen expression. Forequarters stronger than rear with well boned foreleg and correct turn of foot. Shoulders broad and well laid back. In good harsh coat, neatly presented, he lacked enthusiasm on the move today.

OD (4,1) 1. White’s CH, IR, AM & SW CH Abberann Conan. Over the years many superlatives have been said about this 12yr old blue showman and I was delighted to have the opportunity to add my own. He has an excellent outline and proportions giving the impression of strength, essential in a Glen. In good coat, so well presented as always. His gentle expression belies a strong head and jaw with required correct ear set, dark eye and scissor bite. Fit for purpose, he has the desired front assembly and bone with strong hindquarters and depth of chest together with correct angulations. He is still well muscled throughout and commanded the ring with his balanced movement, tail carried gaily. Pleased to award him DCC & BIS

  1. Hannington’s Boudivella Osca A lot to like about this wheaten male of 2 yrs and 10mths, differing in type to 1. He has a pleasing outline with good proportions, and a strong head with correct ear set, dark eye and bite. Desired front assembly, with ample bone, strong neck and good depth of chest. Good angulation front and rear, and well muscled throughout. In good coat and well presented, he moved well with correct tail carriage.

MPB (1) Hardy’s Amhard Mai Tai. A lovely 6 mth old youngster, litter sister to the PD winner. Pleasing feminine head with dark eye and good bite. An appealing expression, used to advantage, making her the exhibit I’d like to have taken home with me. Good front and rear angulation with correct top line and tail set. Muscling up well for her age and in good coat. She enjoyed her debut in the ring and once settled, moved well. Handled sensitively and unfortunate to come against a more mature dog for the puppy challenge.

PB (1) Hardy’s Amhard Mai Tai

JB (1,1a)

PGB (1) Saletti’s Bendikes Fidelma A 2 yr old blue bitch with a pleasing head, correct bite, ear set and  nice feminine expression.  Good proportions but would have liked more angulation and substance. In good coat and neatly presented.  Unsettled on the move but improved later in the bitch challenge.

LB (1) Alstead’s Sigrid Melga At Pantcottage This blue brindle bitch, litter sister to the RDCC winner, has a good outline and correct proportions. Good head, dark eye and correct bite. Correct front assembly, good bone and angulations front and rear. She is well muscled throughout in nice harsh coat but quite sparse on rear pasterns. Moved well with drive keeping her good top line and tail carriage. Maturing nicely and one to watch.

OB (3) White’s IR & NL CH Daulton’s Midnight Sky Of Galore. At almost 4yrs this blue bitch has a solid appearance with good outline and proportions. Correct harsh coat in good condition and well presented. A strong head with correct ear set, dark eye and bite showing a typical Glen expression to her advantage. Correct front, good bone and angulation front and rear with a deep chest, nice spring of ribs, and strong hindquarters.  Fit for purpose, she moved with drive maintaining her top line and tail carriage. Pleased to award her BCC & RBIS

2 Sage’s CH Wickholm Breaking Dawn. At almost 2 yrs there is so much to like about this wheaten bitch, different in type to 1. A good outline and proportions giving the impression of substance. In good harsh coat, well presented. A strong head, with correct bite and dark eye.  Good bone and angulations front and rear, she is well muscled throughout. A deep chest with well sprung ribs and strong hindquarters.  Moved well holding her top line.

Ann Quinn(Judge)

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Posted by on December 12, 2017 in Dog Shows, General Glen Things

 

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A bit quieter this weekend

The weekend before December and for many it’s the start of Christmas Shopping but some Glen of Imaal Terrier people are still out and about. The Glen Association Championship Show was judged by Ann Quinn and it was certainly worth the long trip for the Whites. Best In Show was awarded to Abberann Conan who also took Best Veteran (our oldies are having a ball at the moment) with Best Opposite Sex going to Daulton’s Midnight Sky of Galore. Best Puppy was “Conan’s boy” Abberann Cosmic Cowboy. The two Reserves were Rollo The Great and Donvaleset Brier, who is also a Veteran. West Midlands Terrier was another veteran BOB in the shape of Johnny Be Good at Romainville. Two HauHau Shows in Finland. The first one saw Highlander’s Dream Casper take BOB with Gleann Una Noonan Best Bitch. The results were reversed on Day 2 with Una Noonan being awarded BOB with Dream Casper Best Opposite.

Just a couple of shows reporting in from America. At Agathon Kennel Club Tipperary American Girl was Best of Breed and Daulton’s Captain Jack of Roseglen was Best Dog. At the second Agathon show American Girl again triumphed, plus OHG4, with Daulton’s Sailor John of Roseglen getting Best Opposite.

Griffin was adding to his alphabet of titles as he obtained his Excellent Jumpers with Weaves so he needs a lot of room now for a full shout out- Champion Ber-D-Mar Ballygriffin of Greystone BN RE NAP OJP JE CAX BCAT RATO CGCA TKP AJP

Well done all.

 

 

 

 
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Posted by on November 27, 2017 in Dog Shows, General Glen Things

 

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Belfast critique

GLEN OF IMAAL TERRIER

PD (1)

1 White’s Abberann Cosmic Cowboy. Blue puppy with promise, liked his overall make and shape, just needs to settle and when he does should trouble the best.

LD (1)

1 Hannington’s Boudivella Osca. Wheaten with a good head shape and strong muzzle, correct front and feet, very good body proportions, would have preferred slightly more rise, moved so well both ways, excellent coat and condition.

OD (1)

1 White’s Ch Ir Am Sw Ch Abberann Conan An Ch 06/07/08 CW 07/08/09/10. What a pleasure to go over this 12 yr old blue from his very good head shape, strong muzzle, neat, correct ears, body proportions and depth and rise to his correct front and rear and muscletone. His effortless free movement, coat and condition was excellent. I was so pleased to see him go Group 4.

PB (1)

1 George’s Romainville Rock On Lizzie. Promising raw wheaten, typy head, good bite, good body proportions, just needs time.

JB (1)

1 Hannington’s Boudivella Tegan. Good head and eye, correct topline and length, moved well going, needs to settle a tad in front.

LB (1)

1 George’s Romainville Whistle Dixie. Good width to head, ample neck, strong loin, moved well going.

OB (3)

1 White’s Ir Ch Abberann Reach For The Stars Ryanne. Quality blue bitch, loved her typical front, good hindquarters used to advantage, good feet, in the best of coats, pushed hard for top spot.

2 White’s Ir/Nl Ch Daultons Midnight Sky Of Galore. Another very good bitch with well sprung ribs, strong loin, excellent hindquarters, moved so well going but preferred front of first.

3 Hannington’s Romainville Uptown Girl.

Judge W Browne-Cole

 

 
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Posted by on October 10, 2017 in Dog Shows, General Glen Things

 

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The breed knows our Veterans are good!

Glen of Imaal Terrier people know that we are a breed that gets better as we get older. Not for us the puppy champ and over the hill by 3 route. Glens are a breed that celebrate getting older and this weekend our senior flag flew tall and proud when Abberann Conan took Best of Breed and Group 4 in his twelfth year at Belfast Show. Best Bitch was his kennel mate Abberann Reach for the Stars Ryanne with Boudivella Osca and Daulton’s Midnight Sky of Galore taking the relevant Reserves with Romainville Rock on Lizzie Best Puppy.

At the Copenhagen Winners Best of Breed was awarded to MacCormac Setna Sithbacc and Pearytail Bonnie B Goode was Best Opposite Sex. Tallin International Show was a wave to the top spot for Gleann Dynamite Mike with Gleann Elite Ellie Best Bitch.

Keadeen’s Second Star to the Right was taking a short break in Montana and annexed two Best of Breeds and a Group 4 and at Butler County KC on day 1 Daulton’s Wild Night of Galore took BOB with Tipperary American Girl Best Bitch with American Girl getting BOB on the second day and OHG2.

A first reporting of an award; who knew that Australia has “Best Neuter” awards? Ch Taufield Queen of Tara was at three shows recently and was awarded Best Runner Up Neuter in all three Groups.

Monique sends the following for the “brains” department-

Ginny had a fun weekend of Scent Work trials! At Saturday’s USCSS (US Canine Scent Sports) event, she earned her titles in both Novice Interior and Novice Vehicle, completing her overall Novice Variable title!  She also qualified in an Intermediate Containers class.  Sunday was a PSD (Performance Scent Dogs) trial and she earned her Novice Exteriors title and a qualifying leg in Advanced Exteriors with 2 seconds to spare.

Congratulations to everybody and it has to be extra applause on behalf of us all for Conan at Belfast.

 

 
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Posted by on September 25, 2017 in Dog Shows, General Glen Things

 

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Twice IN ONE WEEK!!!!!

Even the  most ardent Glen of Imaal Terrier fan must admit that Glens aren’t exactly the usual animal chosen by Best In Show judges. Not that many of us manage to get through the Group, never mind getting the nod for the Ultimate Rosette, but this week TWO Glens have flown the breed flag loud and proud.

In France at a Terrier Specialty Pajantick Razzamatazz  was the first one to get the pointed finger to the Top Spot. Over in America a cluster in Oklahoma saw an unbelievable 4 Group 1sts, 1 RBIS and 1 BIS for Finnabair Double D Friend of a Friend. Gentlemen we salute you!! Tipperary American Girl gave a shout for the ladies with a Group 3 at Bushy Run Kennel Club.

At Windsor Boudivella Osca was BOB with Boudivella Tegan Best Bitch and Best Puppy. Bray was a nod for the ever young Abberann Conan with Daulton’s Midnight Sky of Galore Best Opposite. Over in Scandinavia Tuusula All Breed was a success for Jeonty Just a Dream Ansa and her Finnish Championship. It was the same at Riihimaki when Pearytail Candy McCoy’s BOB also gave her a Finnish Champion, Rosears Master of the House was Best Dog. At the Midnight Show in Gallivare (Sweden) BOB was Gleann Eager Edgar with Gleann Gilda with Nelli Best Bitch.

Gabriella Isabella writes “Hurray! It was the Glen- weekend at our terrierclubshow in Wittau-Großenzersdorf. Duana was second best an on sunday best baby. Mum Aoife was second and third best longlegged terrier. And what a surprise Bairre, Aoife and Duana were selected as best breeding group. We were so happy, to see our breeding acivities honored. Thank you to all that made our success possible” and Kate Flack brings us all up to date on her BIG dog showing trip “Left home June 12 & of the 14 possible show days we showed 10. Em (Keadean Sir Emmet Mingus Glas) worked hard – but our daily routine and focus paid off: 1-Terrier Group 1 (Judge Robert Hutton); 3 Terrier Group 4s (Judges Del Richards, Kenneth Berg, Carolyn Graham); 1 NOHS BIS (Judge Evalyn Gregory); 2 NOHS RBIS (Judges Robert Hutton, Wendy Maisey); 5 NOHS Terrier Gr1; 2 NOHS Terrier Gr2; 2 NOHS Terrier Gr3; and, 2 NOHS Terrier Gr4.”

Everybody, you are such a credit to us all!!!

 
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Posted by on July 3, 2017 in Dog Shows, General Glen Things

 

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Glen folk….always busy

Two choruses of “Summertime” and the Glen of Imaal Terrier world continues to shine.

At Swords Show in Ireland Abberann Conan was Best of Breed with Abberann Reach For The Stars Ryanne Best Bitch. In Norway (not many results from there) at Tromso International Glenrosedale Ardal Ridire Ain Ri took the top spot with Gleann Gilda with Nelli Best Opposite. Kotka International was a success for Pearytail Cherry Bomb with Gleann Eager Edgar leading the dogs.

Over in the States a win that I’m not sure has been covered before; a Bred By Exhibitor Best In Show. Does any country have this other than America? Finnabair Caatskill Bring It On at Broc Rua was the lady who annexed it at Greater Venice Florida Dog Club. Finnabair Caatskill Goldie was BOB there and Coleraine’s Hob Nobs at Caraglen BOS at one of the shows with Finnabair Double D Friend of a Friend annexing BOB above Caatskill Goldie Best Opposite. St Petersburg Dog Fanciers Association saw a Group 4 for Finnabair Double D Friend of a Friend with Bring It On Best Bitch and at the second show it was again Double D-plus another Gp4-Finnabair Shorelyne Caatskill Comedy Tonight BB. Echo Hills Kennel Club of Ohio two day show was a (2)Best of Breed for Daulton’s Caoimhe of Pine Meadow and Daulton’s Ciaran at Pine Meadow took (2)Best of Opposite Sex. Back to Back shows at Bryn Mawr (PA) saw Tipperary Columbo victorious both days ahead of Tipperary American Girl.

The Group placements continue to come with Kilkenny’s Across the Universe at Setanta Best of Breed Thurs, Friday, Saturday at Grayslake with Abberann Torcan taking it on the Sunday. Aberann Phelan has now added Canadian Champion to his tally with a Group, 2 Group 2s and a Group 3! Also hearing of a Group Placement for Keadeen Sir Emmet Mingus Glas in Idaho….anybody care to send the details? Kate saw the appeal and sends the following “Emmet and I are now nearly halfway through the annual 14 day Idaho/Montana show circuit. The circuit starts in Filer, Idaho with a 2 day show hosted by the Snake River KC show. Judges Terry Stacy and R C Williams awarded Emmet a NOHS Terrier Group 1 and 2 before we moved on to Blackfoot, Idaho. We showed 2 of the 4 Blackfoot KC show days earning a Terrier Group 4 under Judge Kenneth Berg and both a NOHS Terrier Group 1 and 2 under Judges Pamela Peat and John Wade. Now, for the last 8 days of consecutive show days spread over 3 different Montana venues: Billings, Great falls and Missoula. I’ll keep you posted –

Congratulations indeed everybody!!

 

 
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Posted by on June 19, 2017 in Dog Shows, General Glen Things

 

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Incredibly busy few weeks!!

Glen of Imaal Terrier people never stop; new titles, new Champions, Group placings, even a Best Puppy In Show, it’s been a great few weeks.

There has been a lot of beauty but also there has been a lot of brains. Monique sends news that “Ginny had fun at the Performance Scent Dogs (PSD) trial on Saturday, qualifying in 4 out of 5 nosework classes and earning a title in Novice Containers. Also Ginny qualified for the third time in the Novice Barn Hunt class, earning her RATN title! She then moved up to the Open class for the afternoon trial and was successful again. Both of her runs were first place finishes also!” Also a celebration of (one) new title for Glens when Bregorrey Sovereign Storm added a CBAT to the end of his name by titling in the Fast CAT. Stormy was clocked at an incredible 22 mph! The American Kennel Club has just introduced a Trick Dog title. The all performing pair of Winston & Griff are the first two Glens to be awarded the titles.

Lets go showing: At WELKS Romainville Billy Whizz was nodded to BOB with Romainville Jean Genie Best Bitch and at The National Romainville Fast N’furious At Wickholm was Best of Breed with Romainville Fade To Grey BOS and getting made up to Champion. Over in Ireland Abberann Conan took home the big rosette from both South Tipperary and Fermoy, Daulton’s Midnight Sky of Galore & Abberann Reach for the Stars Ryanne were the respective Best Opposites. At the Dutch Glen Club Show Best In Show was Cairdiulacht Breanainn MacAngus with McJake’s Aivy Best Bitch

Fabulous news of a Best Puppy in Show for Meomodo Bohos Trick or Treat and Highlanders Dream Casper added to his BOB list (and took Group 4) with Gleann Funny Fifi Stiubhard Best Bitch. At another show Gleann Bigwig was The Man with Pearytail Candy McCoy Best Opposite. Salo Group Specialty had Glenrosedale Buagh Ri Arthur Milo BOB with Taramont Niamh Tirnan’Og BOS and Best Veteran. In Estonia Gleann Eager Edgar took two Best of Breeds and his Estonian Championship.

Canadian news and Abberann Phelan has started his career there with a Group 4, Group2 & Group 1-some debut indeed. First news (I think) from Idaho, at the Palous Hill Dog Fanciers back to back shows Keadeen Second Star to the Right took 2 BOBs and Gp 1 to become a Grand Champion. Kilkenny Across the Universe at Setanta added a Gp3 & 4 to her tally and Finnair Double D Friend of a Friend took four Best of Breeds and a Gp4 at Trenton & Bucks County Shows. His Best Opposites were Tipperary American Girl, Finnabair Shorlyne Caatskills Comedy Tonight & Daulton’s Tupelo Honey of Galore twice. Tipperary American Girl took her own Best of Breeds at Columbia Terrier Association of Maryland & Old Dominian KC of North Virginia where her son Tipperary Ballyfinboy Liam of Cnoc was Best Dog. American Girl was Best Opposite again, but this time at Ber-D-Mar Nate The Great of Wicklow at Baltimore County KC. Daulton’s Tupelo Honey of Galore was also notching up the BOBs at Springfield KC, Pioneer Valley KC and South Windsor.

Terrier Club of Michigan saw Daulton’s Wild Night of Galore take BOB with Abberann Be Brave Best Opposite. Fort St Clair Kennel Club (another great KC name) had back to back shows with Kilkenny’s Middleton of Irish Spirits taking BOB both times and a OH3. Klamath Dog Fanciers had a weekend of shows with Keadeen Blue Boy of Bluesette taking BOB twice and OH4 one day with Keadeen Sir Emmet Mingus Glas getting the big rosette the other two days. Finishing off with another Group placement, this time from Abberann Derbla at St Hubert KC.

All these fabulous Glen of Imaals in the ring would only have been seen if you were at the shows. Getting the breed out and about to people is just as important and at the London Pet Show Leia, Reilly, Dylan, Candy, Toby and their respective humans flew the flag with honour!

 

 

 
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Posted by on May 15, 2017 in Dog Shows, General Glen Things

 

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