Bath critique

Glen of Imaal Terrier

Puppy Dog:1. George & Sullivan’s Romainville Billy Wizz, mature heavyweight wheaten pup. Good Head ears and expression. Well muscled but a little sloppy in hind movement as yet. Best Puppy

Post Graduate Dog:1. Holmes’ Bailielands BB Ben, blue dog with strong head, harsh coat, well muscled in good hard condition, lovely topline and tailset. Moved with drive and showed well. Would prefer a darker eye nevertheless Res CC.

Limit Dog:1. Welch’s Romainville Brannigan at Brockland, heavyweight wheaten dog. Good head but mouth level. Good harsh coat.

Open Dog:1. Garner’s Johnny Be Good at Romainville, smart heavyweight wheaten dog. Good head, powerful throughout. Harsh well presented coat. Moved with drive. BOB, CC. 2. Smith’s Romainville Bodhran heavyweight blue dog. Good head mouth could be better. Would benefit from more muscling over his loin to improve his topline. Moved and showed well.

Puppy Bitch:1. George’s Romainville Jean Genie, blue bitch with good head, dark eye and pigmentation. Moved with drive, showed well.

Post Graduate Bitch: 1. George & Sullivan’s Romainville Inki, blue quality bitch well balanced, good harsh coat. Moved and showed well. Res Best Bitch

Limit Bitch:1. Withers’ Romainville Aoife at Pajantick, wheaten bitch, neat head, good dark eye. Good spring of rib. Moved with reach and drive. Best Bitch. 2. George & Sullivan’s Romainville Lily quality feminine bitch. Sound throughout, just not as powerful in hind action as winner. 3. Sealey’s Grizzlemarsh Cassie, powerful yet feminine bitch. Well made and muscled but did not move with drive or reach.

Eileen S Foy  (Judge)

Bath entries

Bath Championship Show has released their entries and there are only 10 Glen of Imaal Terriers. Admittedly Bath has never been known as a favoured show for Glen people but the judge Eileen Foy is one of the most experienced people in the four terriers of Ireland-she first judged Glens way back in the early 1980s. There have been comments that the Southern shows don’t schedule the breed  (Paignton removed classes due to lack of support) but entries like Bath’s do indicate why.