Glen Association critique

The Glen of Imaal Association Champ Show. 25/11/2018.

I was thrilled when invited to judge the club show so thank you to the committee. My steward worked hard and kept it all flowing smoothly so a big thank you to Jenny. I worry about our breed as I see more and more long straight forelegs and heavy ears but seem to be acceptable by some judges, please note these are bad faults.

Puppy Dog K. George. Teamarch Rock Steady Beat. Stood alone. Nice head with dark eye correct front, sturdy body good bone, deep chest level top line good turn of stifle, in lovely condition, front movement correct but rear a little close behind. Best Puppy.

Junior Dog 1st. A. Hardy. Amhard Off The Cuff. I liked this young lad. Nice head correct mouth, ears, strong jaw dark eye lovely expression with a hint of mischief about him, strong body with deep chest level top line correct front with position of feet at just the right angle enough upper arm, well muscled moved sound. Considered him for the reserve CC. 2nd. Mr. A. Hickmam. Romainville Rock A Fella. A handsome boy strong head good width in skull lovely eye good spring of rib deep chest correct shoulder placement ample bone and muscle, nicely shown in good condition. Moved sound.

Post Graduate Dog. 1st. A. Hardy. Amhard Manhattan. A upstanding lad who has a lovely head good mouth strong jaw dark round eye correct ear shape and size good width between ears strong neck with good lay of shoulder correct front with slight turn of front feet, nice length of upper arm, deep chest good spring of rib well off for both bone and muscle, Moved sound. Pleased to award him CC.

Open Dog I was shocked that all three males in this class gave their owners a hard time and let themselves down badly. 1st. J. Hannington. Boviolvella Oscar. I have always likes this this boy he has a lovely head neck and shoulders, well bodied with deep chest good spring of rib level top line correct front well placed feet, good bone well muscled moved sound. Reserve CC. 2nd. A. White. IR Ch. Abberann Cosmic Cowboy. (imp USA ). He looked a little young in this class after saying that he has a lovely head, good mouth, eye and ear shape good front correct upper arm front feet placed nicely strong neck sturdy body with deep chest level top line nice turn of stifle. Moved sound. 3rd. Dr. J. Alstead. Ch. Golden Spurs.

Veteran Dog J. Penny. Grizzlrmarsh Digby. A 10 year old with a lovely expression, big round dark eye correct ear shape level top line,well bodied and muscle for age but then this breed seems to get better with age. moved sound.

Junior Bitch1st. K. Forbes. Jeonty Dream’s A Dream with Karensbrae. A young lady with a lovely expression, good mouth dark eye level top line, small neat feet, coat a little soft but this time of year most of us suffer with our Glen’s coat not being quite right. Moved well fore and aft.

Post Graduate Bitch 1st. S. Smith. Bendikes Edith May. Feminine head dark eye, good mouth ear front neck and shoulder, well off for bone and muscle. Best mover in this class. 2nd. A. Hardy. Amhard Mai Tai. Pretty girl with a correct bite, ear and eye shape and colour good front with slight turn of front feet, deep chest with correct shoulder placement, had best feet in this class, moved well. 3rd. J& J. Hall &Saletty. Bendikes Fidelma.

Limit Bitch 1st. K. George. Romainville Izzy Wizzy. Drawn to this girls lovely dark eye, strong fore face but still very feminine correct front and position of feet, deep chest good lay of shoulder level top line well boned and muscled nice turn of stifle, coat in beautiful condition moved sound, Reserve CC. 2nd. K. Forbes. Jeonty Dream’s A Dream with Karensbrae.

Open Bitch. A. White. IR Ch Abberann Reach For The Stars Ryane. A nice looking lady with a beautiful expression, correct ear shape and size, dark eye, good mouth, correct front and position of front feet, deep chest good spring of rib level top line, correct tail set, nice turn of stifle ample bone, good width of thigh, well muscled. Moved well. Pleased to award her the CC. 2nd. A. White. CH, IR CH & NL CH Daultons Midnight Sky of Galore. Dam of CC winner and much of the comments apply, she is also well boned and muscled, beautifully turned out and moved well but just preferred movement of my 1st place. 3rd. Dr. J. Alstead. CH. Sigrid Helga at Pantcottage.

Veteran Bitch. S. Smith. Grizzlemarsh Dorathea. This lady has such a kind eye with a beautiful expression, well bodied correct lay of shoulder level top line, well boned and muscled 10 years young and moved really well. Best Veteran.

Val Harley (Judge)

Catching up with A LOT!

Holy Macaroni, Glen of Imaal Terriers have been doing us all so proud over the last couple of weeks it’s hard to know where to start!

Canada can take the honours this week as it is a very rare breed there in the showring so Groups are the thing for competition. Gleann Holy Hannah took a Gp1 and Gp4 United Kennel Club and Group 2 x2 at Moncton. Abberann Derbla 2 X Gp3 at Credit Valley Kennel Club plus Gp4 Georgina KC. Staying on that Continent and Gleann Damn Daisy, holidaying there from Finland, is getting seriously noticed with a GP3 at Central Florida KC, GP4 at Jacksonville Dog Fanciers plus BOB at the 2nd show, 2 BOBs at Treasure Coast KC of Florida, BOB Seminole Dog Fanciers Association plus GP2 at Seminole’s second show, Greater Ocala Dog Club was another BOB. BOS at Jacksonville was a new name to the blog, Long Lake Pharms Angus Fuller. Welcome to showing Glens and love your kennel name. Kilkenny’s Irish American Classic at Castlerock was BOB Space Coast Kennel Club of Palm Bay and the second Greater Ocala.

Leaving Florida and going to Pennsylvania Ber-D-Mar Sweet William O’Shea was BOB Greater Philadelphia Dog Fanciers Association & both Kennel Club of Philadelphia. Tipperary American Girl took BOB Penn Treaty KC. Heading north and west Kilkenny’s Across The Universe to Setanta, Gp4 at Pontiac KC & Greater Muskegon KC, BOB at Grand Rapids KC, Dayton KC, Lima KC with Abberann Lament for Owen Roe picking up GP4 at Kalamazoo KC and Daulton’s Wild Night of Galore OHG4 at Pontiac KC and Grand Rapids. Daulton’s Gedunk Malone from Emerald Isle picked up the last BOB of the weekend from Ohio

Northern Europe and Gleann Una Noonan has to do the lead in. Best Opposite at the Norwegian Winners as well as BOS at Jyvaskyla (Day 2) she was Best veteran in Breed day one and then took Best Veteran in Show out of over 70 veterans competing for the honour! Gleann Bigwig was BOB at the Norwegian Winners to her and Gleann Indico Indy at Jyvaskyla. Day 1 of that show saw Gleann Cotton Cody & Gleann Dear Dandelion taking the top honours. To Norway again and Rosears Master of The House was BOB Nordic Winners with BOS Pearytail Bonnie B Goode. Vaxjo (Sweden) was a BOB for Rosears Master of The House with Rosears Nugget of Gold Best Bitch. Flipping to the Danish Winners and Cairdiulacht Diarmuid MacMiolmor took Best and BOS was Rosears Nugget of Gold. Gleann Kooky Kanye was BOB at Lempäälä Puppy Show with Best Opposite Sex to Meomodo Dancing Angel. Two Best of Breeds in Germany for My Dear Fellow Calimero The Angel and in Rotterdam Amhard Manhattan took Best of Breed and his Dutch Junior Championship. Belgium to finish off and Boudivella Osca took BOB at both the Euro Dog Show & Benelux with Sigrid Helga at Pantcottage taking Best Opposite at both.

Said it had been a serious bit of breed promotion and it isn’t done yet. The “brains” department was also flying the flag. Jeonty Dreams A Dream with Karensbrae passed her Silver Good Citizens and “Poppy” (need a name) in America also took her Good Citizens and earned 90 out of 100 in Rally Advanced. Keadeen’s Blue Boy for Bluesette qualified RATCHX7 which makes him the highest qualified barn Hunting Glen in the USA. Daulton’s Captain Jack of Roseglen took his BCAT title to show how incredibly diverse Glens are as a breed.

All over the world Glen of Imaal Terrier folk regularly give their time to promote the breed at many exhibitions and events. The National Pet Show was held recently and Alfie, Basil, Gil, Inga and Murfi showed everybody just what a Glen is. It’s also great when breed owners decide to get together “just for fun” as happened recently with the New Jersey Fall Glen Gathering.

All of us are wowed with your dedication and talent to show the breed in so many places!

Easter successes

It may have been easter but some Glen of Imaal Terriers (and their people) were out and about flying the flag. In Ireland at Combined Canine Abberann Cosmic Cowboy was Best of Breed whilst in the UK Amhard Manhattan was taking BP, BOB & Puppy Group 4. Two days of showing at Imatra (Finland) resulted in a Best of Breed for Finnabair North American Nebulon on Day 1 and the International Show on day 2 had Meomodo Boho’s Trick or Treat take BOB & his first CACIB. Over in Sweden at Malmo McCormac Setna Sithbacc took Best of Breed over his half sister Olga.

Nice going everybody!