Belfast Championship Show saw Multi Ch Abberann Conan take a repeat CC from judge Alan Small, Best of Breed and for the second year running Group 4. Well done to Homer but as the Group Judge (and the appointed Crufts 2013 judge) Nick Hammond had already awarded him the CC at Belfast 2009 Glen people did think there quite possibly would be, at least, a shortlisting for the Glen of Imaal Terrier. The Bitch CC went to Winnie Wanna Make Music By Jeonty with the two Reserves to Abberann Torcan and Ch Abberann Ennya. Winni getting the CC means there are now three bitches waiting that elusive third and they couldn’t be more different animals; young Winni at not yet 18 months, Muffin (Jeonty Maybee Daysee)  coming up to three and a half and Tierney (Brockland Belle Bregorrey) not far short of Veteran. Interesting few shows ahead!

Not often news from Canada but Toronto had an Irish Breeds Show and Sean Delmar was over to judge. Best of Breed was Ch Finnabair Rocket’s Red Glare. If you look at the BOB special award that Sean is holding it’s the aforementioned Homer.

SKC critique

Glen of Imaal Terriers-SKC May 2010

Junior Dog: 1) Amhard Freebooter. Nice sized blue dog, good head with nice round eye, correct bite with strong canines, well bodied up for age with strong quarters, in good coat, went well.

Post Graduate Dog:1) Jeonty Highlander Boy. Wheaten with good head, well set correct brown eye, good mouth, nice front with ample bone, out of coat, pleasing body, went well.

Limit Dog: 1) Johnny Be Good At Romainville. Wheaten dog of nice size, lovely head with neat rose ears, strong muzzle with plenty of underjaw & correct bite, good front & bone with correct turn out at pasterns, pleasing body of good length, correct topline with rise to loin, strong quarters, went with drive. Res CC. 2)Jeonty Wannabee Bauer. Wheaten, strong dog, grand head, correct bite, bit dippy in profile but had good drive from strong quarters, seemed a bit down on the day.

Open Dog: 1) Int Ch Brockland Brayhead Lad. Well balanced quality blue, nice size with grand head, nice round eye, good muzzle, correct bite with strong underjaw, good front & bone with nice turn out at pastern, well ribbed body of nice length, well balanced dog presenting a nice profile with correct rise to loin, strong quarters with good drive, in good double coat. CC & BOB 2) Multi Ch Jeonty Wannabee Buster. Quality wheaten, strong dog with grand head, round eye, good muzzle and bite, lovely front & bone with good bow & turn out at pastern, well ribbed up with strong quarters, moved & handled well. 3) Ch Beatrix’s Boy with Windarra from Donvaleset.

Limit Bitch: 1) Brockland Belle Bregorrey, cracking bitch, lovely type & so well balanced, pleasing head & expression with well set round eye, correct bite, good front & ample bone, nice body & length with correct topline, lovely condition with excellent double coat, strong quarters with nice bend of stifle, moved & handled well. CC. 2) Jeonty Maybee Daysee. All round pleasing wheaten bitch with lots to like about her, nice feminine head & expression, would like a darker eye, correct bite, nice front, good bone, well ribbed body of nice length, good in profile with rise to loin, handler got the best out of her. Res CC.

Open Bitch: 1) Ch Jeonty Hasaceilidh with Karensbrae. Blue veteran perhaps not at her best but still looking good with lovely head, nice eye, ears ok, good front, aple bone, correct turn out at pastern, well bodied up with nice profile, moved & shown well by her junior handler.

Alan Small (Judge)

Scottish Kennel Club results

At Scottish Kennel Club Glen of Imaal Terrier judge Alan Small awarded Barney (Int Ch Brockland Brayhead Lad) the Dog CC and his sister Tierney (Brockland Belle Bregorrey) the Bitch Challenge Certificate with Barney getting the nod for BOB. The two Reserves went to Woody (Johnny Be Good at Romainville) & Muffin (Jeonty Maybee Daysee). Muffin has had a Reserve CC before but for Woody and Tierney it was their first time for the “Green Cards”.

Schedule roundup

January still but Championship Show schedules for the late Spring/early Summer are arriving thick and fast. Judges for Glen of Imaal Terriers are:-

SCOTTISH KENNEL CLUB-Alan Small. A Terrier man who has judged Glens for quite a few years. His second set of Challenge Certificates, his first at WKC 2007 with the top awards going to Daisy and Homer.

BATH-Karen Forbes (No CCs). A Glen of Imaal owner since 1996. Living in the north of Scotland but has the only Show Certificate of Merit for a Glen and a Champion.

THREE COUNTIES-Jean Rogers (No CCs). A Glen of Imaal owner since 1988. Dominated the “of the Year” competitions for 15 years, three Champions bred in one litter.

BLACKPOOL-Peter Chappell (No CCs). A Terrier man with a long connection to Glen of Imaals so possibly a waste of a judge with only four classes scheduled.