Birmingham Gundog & Terrier (postal) entries close on Monday-October 2nd. Glen of Imaal Terriers will be judged by Wendy Tobijanski and as she is on their judging list the EFG will be sponsoring the rosettes.
CRITIQUE FOR BIRMINGHAM & DISTRICT GUNDOG & TERRIER CLUB TWIN GROUP OPEN SHOW GLEN OF IMAAL TERRIER SUNDAY 17TH APRIL 2016
Thanks to the commitee for the appointment and the excellent hospitality. A friendly show as usual. Thank you all for the good entry of well behaved Glens. On the whole coats were good. No problems with eye shape or colour. Ears and tails. ( it helps sometimes with tails to block out anything more than a fist full). Movement generally good. I didn’t have any major concerns with Top lines. Though, there was concern with a few mouths, rear angulation and a few getting long in the loin. Just remember that Glens mature late so don’t give up till they reach 20 yrs!
PUPPY DOG (2) –
1ST TOBIJANSKI’S ROMAINVILLE BECKS BLUE FOR ZIPPOR
Almost 11 mths old Blue. Sound confirmation overall.Will watch his progress with interest.
2ND SMITH’S ROMAINVILLE BILBO BAGINS
11 mths old Wheaten with the same sire as the 1st but maybe taking a little longer to develop.
JUNIOR DOG (2)
1ST NOON’S JEONTY DIAMOND RING
15 mth old Wheaten. Coming on nicely . Maturity will come.
2ND HANNINGTON’S BOUDIVELLA OSCA
15 mth old Wheaten. Pleasing overall, movement not quite as good as my first on the day.
PG DOG (3, 1a)
1ST SAMUEL’S JEONTY YIPPE KIAYE
Just over 2 yrs old Blue pleasing overall but a little straight in rear angulation.
2ND SQUIRES BENDICKES EDWARD BEAR AT SQUIRESBEACH
4 yrs old Blue Brindle. Pleasent character with a good head.
LIMIT DOG (5, 1a)
1ST DAVIS’S DONVALESET RAFFERTY AT VIAHNINNS R B D
Almost 5 yrs old Blue. At last reaching maturity since I Iast went over him as a youngster.
2ND HOGBURN’S PAJANTIK STAR TROOPER
4 yrs old Strong Wheaten dog but didn’t like his bite.
3RD HOWARTH’S DONVALESET LIFFY AT ARKVIEW
4TH ROGER’S GLEANN DYNAMO MAN AT JEONTY
OPEN DOG (3)
1ST GEORGE & SULLIVAN’S CH ROMAINVILLE BILLY WHIZZ B D & B O B
At 5 yrs old this Wheaten has matured into a fine specimen of the breed & a worthy champion .
2ND ROGER’S CH BREGORREY WANNABE VICTORY
4 1/2 yrs old Blue. Lacking in maturity to the 1 st
3RD SAGE’S ROMAINVILLE FAST N’FURIOUS AT WICKHOLM
PUPPY BITCH (2)
1ST ROGER’S JEONTY MINNIE MEME BP
11 mths Wheaten. Good angulation front and rear. Just missed out in Puppy Group being placed fifth.
2ND GEORGE & SULLIVAN’S ROMAINVILLE RAZZAMATAZZ
2 wks younger than the 1 st and just as pleasing
JUNIOR BITCH (0) No entries
PG BITCH (2)
1ST BALDOCK’S ELLERTON DUSKY BEAUTY
4 1/2 Blue. Nice and compact with a broad head. Plenty of muscle. Very vocal on the day, which a judge without Glen experience could easily misconstrue as aggression.
2ND STUDD’S WICKHOLM GONE IN SIXTY SECONDS
2 yrs old Wheaten. Femine looks but would like to see a broader chest and more turn of stifle.
LIMIT BITCH (2)
1ST SQUIRES YOUNG MAY MOON R B B
4 1/2 yrs Blue. Liked this lady the 1 st time I went over her and nothing has changed since. Except age and muscle.
2ND HANNINGTON’S ROMAINVILLE UPTOWN GIRL
5 yrs old Blue. Nice and compact. Construction good although smaller that the 1 st.
OPEN BITCH (4)
1ST BALDOCK’S CH JEONTY MAYBEE DAISY
8 yrs old Wheaten. Proof that maturity comes with age. Well worthy of BB and BOS
2ND SEALL’S BREGORREY MADAM DEFIANCE
4 1/2 yrs old Blue Brindle. Good angulation. Less mature than my 1 st.
3RD GEORGES ROMAINVILLE ROCK ON RUBY
4TH SAGE’S JEONTY LOLA MAY AT WICKHOLM
JUDGE TONY HADLEY
A few weeks ago it was asked if the blog should change direction in any way and, if so, what should it be? There has been responses and there has been things sent so let’s make a beginning…..
Winter and early Spring is the dead season Championship Show wise for Glen of Imaal Terrier people so if anybody wants to get out and about it has to be Open Shows. Open Shows are not what they used to be and are desperate for exhibitors-that is well reported everywhere-so you would think that (hopefully) favourable judges would be engaged.
North Lincs has Terrence D. D. Balfour Burgess (Dobrugh) judging WFT, Border, Cairn, Manchester, Cesky, Glen of Imaal, AVNSC and Group. His breed is French Bulldogs and he is (according to websites) a specialist in Chinese Crested and gives tickets in, amongst other things, Shar Pei so maybe he is a closet terrier fan as well.
Lancs Sporting Terrier has Joan Sheldon (Oozzoo) judging Cesky, Glen of Imaal, Kerry Blue, Lakeland, Parson Russell, Staffordshire, Cairn. Her breed is Staffies so she hopefully has seen Glens occasionally.
West Midlands Terrier and Birmingham Gundog and Terrier are top of the list at the moment for actually appointing judges that have had known contact with Glen of Imaal Terriers!! Matt Garnham (for West Mids) has handled and groomed Glens as well as attending an Association Seminar and Nicki Montford (for Birmingham G&T) has owned and exhibited the breed since 1996!
So it’s looking like applause for the committee of two shows, a cautious acknowledgement for one and a, well it’s different, for the fourth.