Darlington and Belfast Championship Dog Shows have announced their entries. At Belfast there are 10 Glen of Imaal Terriers for judge Bill Brown-Cole. Terrier day is Saturday 23rd September. Darlington sees 15 Glens for Tom Mather. Terrier Day there is Friday September 15th.
Belfast Championship (postal) entries close today. Terrier day is Saturday 23rd September and Glen of Imaal Terriers are to be judged by Bill Brown-Cole.
GLEN OF IMAAL JUDGE CRUFTS 16
Glen of Imaal Terriers
1 Welch’s Ch/Int Ch Brockland Brayhead Lad, top quality blue veteran, in super coat & condition, excellent muscletone, a pleasure to see him move;
2 Ashcroft’s Ch Romainville Typhoon, 8 year old blue, very good coat texture, correct rise, covered the ground well;
3 Brown’s Jeonty Dinky Doughnut.
1 BP & RCC, Davies’ Romainville Becks Blue, free moving blue with great promise, liked his head shape & dark eyes, ample neck, correct rise, needs a jacket, should go to the top;
2 Noon’s Jeonty Diamond Ring, wheaten with pleasing head, excellent hindquarters & hocks, moved so well, going a tad wide coming.
1 R Becks Blue;
2 Hannington’s Boudivella Osca, promising wheaten with typical front, good body shape, excellent coat texture, moved very well both ways;
3 Assinen’s Gleann Dynamite Mike.
1 Hardy’s Amhard Justin Thyme, excellent coated wheaten, correct front, good width to head, correct angulation, moved out well;
2 Dunning’s Romainville Freddies Choice, liked this wheaten very much, in superb coat & condition, moved out well but needs to keep his head up as difficult to assess front movement.
1 Koukkari’s Gleann Cotton Cody, blue with excellent bite, lovely dark eyes, correct front, in excellent coat & condition;
2 Rogers’ Gleann Dynamo Man at Jeonty, very smart blue with strong muzzle but would prefer slightly better bite, excellent in hindquarters, a pleasure to see him move;
3 Davis’ Donvaleset Rafferty at Viahninns.
1 CC & BOB, George & Sullivan’s Romainville Billy Whizz, top quality wheaten male with good width to head, strong muzzle, correct bite, neat ears, ample muscular neck, correct topline, in superb muscletone, excellent coat, great mover, one to use;
2 Sage’s Romainville Fast N’Furious at Wickholm, like the make & shape of this blue, just needs a jacket to finish the picture.
1 Alstead’s Golden Spurs, pleasing head & eye, excellent bite, good body shape, needed to settle a little in hind movement today.
1 Baldock’s Ch Jeonty Maybe Daysee, wheaten with a good head shape, excellent lay of shoulder, well sprung ribs, correct hocks, moved with drive;
2 Seall’s Ch Brockland Belle Bregorrey, very worthy blue champion bitch, loved her make & shape, unfortunately lacked in coat today, moved so well both ways;
3 Koukkari’s Int/Nord/Fin/Sw/Dan/Lv/Lit Ch Gleann Nora.
1 George & Sullivan’s Romainville Razzamatazz, good for size blue, lovely dark eyes, excellent bite, moved out well;
2 Rogers’ Jeonty Minnie Meme, wheaten with very promising head shape, dark eye, moved well both ways.
1 Studd’s Wickholm Gone In Sixty Secs, wheaten with a typy head, well sprung ribs, excellent muscletone, good for size, free mover;
2 Smith’s Bendikes Edith May, up to size blue, dark eyes, good bite, moved a tad close behind today;
3 Harvey’s Romanville Ladys Waiting.
1 RCC, George’s Romainville Rock On Ruby, up to size wheaten but full of quality, loved her head shape & strength of muzzle, such a pleasure to see her move;
2 Hannington’s Romainville Uptown Girl, very sound moving blue, in good body, just slightly preferred angulation of 1;
3 Hardy’s Amhard Indy Kate.
1 CC, Assinen’s It Ch Stiubhard Cutie Pie at Gleann, top quality wheaten bitch, loved her head shape & eye, correct bite, strong muzzle, excellent topline & rise, couldn’t stand wrong, in tip top condition;
2 Assinen’s Int Ch Gleann Una Noonan, good for size wheaten, loved her body shape, legs & feet, just would have preferred a slightly better bite;
3 Varrela’s Int/Nord/Fin/Sw/No/Est Ch Glenrosedale Aoibheann Nion Ros.
Crufts 2016 was the most international yet for Glen of Imaal Terriers and this photograph really shows it. An Irish bred bitch, resident in Finland, showing at Crufts with an American handler and taking a first prize!
First in the ring meant a very early start but there we all were bright and early, the only absentee being Scott Richards due to a bereavement in the family-our condolences, and prompt at 9 in we went. Judge Bill Brown-Cole was as decisive as always so by 11.00am the cake was being placed ready for the EFG 20th but more of that tomorrow because today is all about the exhibiting Glens.
The currently all conquering Billy Wizz took the Dog CC and Best of Breed with the Bitch ticket going to Finland with Tiina Assinen in the shape of Stiubhard Cutie Pie at Gleann. The two Reserves meant one really incredible day for Kathy George as Romainville Becks Blue and Romainville Rock On Ruby gave her kennel three out of four of the top awards!
Red first prize cards were proudly born home by the owners of Brockland Brayhead Lad, Romainville Becks Blue, Amhard Justin Thyme, Gleann Cotton Cody, Romainville Billy Wizz, Golden Spurs, Jeonty Maybe Daysee, Roaminville Razzamatazz, Wickholm Gone in Sixty Seconds, Romainville Rock On Ruby and Stiubhard Cutie Pie at Gleann.
Congratulations to all and they’ll be more Crufts news and photographs tomorrow
Sunday 13th March will see an amazing 42 Glen of Imaal Terriers entered for Bill Brown-Cole. This is against 30 in 2015, 26 in 2014 and 36 in 2013. The question of where have they all come from will be known pretty soon but a fairly high number of overseas people are anticipated as Crufts isn’t all that liked by some domestic enthusiasts. The more the merrier though and even though the EFG would like to think it is people coming specially to share the 20th Year Celebration Cake they do acknowledge it probably isn’t the prime reason for entry!
Glens are first in Ring 6, Hall 1 at 9.00am so it is an incredibly early start for everybody-don’t forget the comfy shoes.
Online entries for Crufts close today. Terrier Day is Sunday March 13th and Glen of Imaal Terriers are first in Ring 6 for judge Bill Brown-Cole. The Glen of Imaal Terrier Enthusiasts & Fanciers Club (EFG) is 20 years old this year and would like to invite anybody and everybody to join us for a piece of celebration cake.
The following judges have been confirmed for Glen of Imaal Terriers at Championship Shows 2016:-
Crufts: Bill Brown-Cole
National Terrier: Jeff Luscott
Birmingham National: Val Harley
SKC: Jean Rogers
Bath: Paul Wilkinson
Leeds: Don Harley
WKC: Pat Chadwick
Darlington: Max King
SWKA: Jeff Horswell
Glen of Imaal Association: Tim Harrison
Anybody know the Belfast judge?
It’s a good time to remind people that Crufts entries close on January 4th (postal) or January 18th (online). Schedules can be downloaded and to exhibit at the show you must dog must have a Kennel Club registration number or an Authority To Compete (ATC) number.
The judges for Glen of Imaal Terriers over the next few years at Crufts are:-
2016 Bill Brown-Cole
2017 Alan Small
2018 Francis Kaye
2019 Jeff Horswell
None are Glen Specialists so it’ll be interesting to see what they do!
For anybody in the UK who likes to advance plan the 2016 Glen of Imaal Terrier judges these are the ones already approved by the Kennel Club:-
13/03/2016 Crufts Mr W Browne-Cole
02/04/2016 National Terrier Club Mr J Luscott
05/05/2016 Birmingham Dog Show Society Ltd Mrs Valerie Harley
27/05/2016 Bath Canine Society Mr P Wilkinson
16/09/2016 Darlington Dog Show Society Ltd Mr M S King
07/10/2016 South Wales Kennel Association Mr J Horswell
27/11/2016 Glen Of Imaal Terrier Association Mr Tim Harrison
and if you would like a customised EFG diary for yourself or as a Christmas present why not give Jean Rogers a ring or send her an email?