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Glen of Imaal Terriers

I would first like to thank the Officers & Committee for their kind invitation to judge at the show. This was my first time giving tickets in our lovely breed. I had a wonderful day, thank you. many thanks also to the exhibitors who took the time to show their dogs under me.

LIMIT DOG: 1) Hannington’s Boudivella Osca. Nice wheaten. Good head, nice dark eye, good bite. Moved with good drive with nice topline. RCC. 2) Alstead’s Golden Spur. Nice brindle, nice head, dark eye. Nice harsh coat. Moved okay.

OPEN DOG: 1) Sage’s Romainville Fast ‘N’ Furious at Wickholm. Good strong boy, well boned. Lovely head, dark eye, strong jaw, good bite, moved with drive. CC & BOB.

PUPPY BITCH: 1) Hannington’s Boudivella Tegan. Lovely little girl coming on nicely. Nice head, good dark eye, strong jaw, correct bite. Very excited on the move but when settled moved well. One to watch. Best Puppy. 2) George’s Romainville Izzy Wizzy. Lovely blue, nice coat, good head, dark eye, strong jaw, good bite, nice bone, moved okay.

JUNIOR BITCH: 1) Alstead’s Sigrid Helga at Pantcottage. Nice well made girl, good head, dark eye, good bite, moved well with drive. 2) Sage’s Wickholm Breaking Dawn. Larger wheaten of good bone, strong head, dark eye. Moved okay.

POST GRADUATE BITCH: 1) James & O’Brien’s Amhard Jessie Jay. Well put together girl. Nice head, good eye, strong jaw, moved out well with drive.

LIMIT BITCH: 1) George & Sullivan’s Romainville Jean Genie. Nice girl, strong head, nice dark eye, strong jaw, moved sound. 2) Hannington’s Romainville Uptown Girl. Well boned girl, nice head, mouth okay, moved fine.

OPEN BITCH: 1) George & Garnham’s Romainville Fade To Grey. Stunning girl, nice all round. Head of good size. Lovely dark eye, correct bite, good bone, pleasing to go over, moved well. Bitch CC but pipped for BOB. 2) Ashcroft’s Romainville Moira. Another nice well put together girl. Lovely head, dark eye, good bone, moved well. 3) Seall’s Ch Bregorrey Madam Defiance.

VETERAN BITCH: 1) Seall’s Ch Brockland Belle Bregorrey. What a stunner. She was full of life. Nice strong girl who showed off well. Beautiful head, dark eye, moved around the ring with ease for a 12.5 year old. Well deserved RCC. 2) Sage’s Jeonty Lola May at Wickholm. Again another lovely girl of 8.5. years. Full of charm, in good condition, expression to die for. Nice head eye, excellent bone, moved freely round the ring.

Roger Bill (Judge)

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Posted by on October 5, 2017 in Dog Shows, General Glen Things

 

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BIRMINGHAM NATIONAL CRITIQUE

GLEN OF IMAAL TERRIERS

A big thank you to the committee for my invitation to judge our lovely breed at this great Championship show, Thank you my two stewards who kept things rolling nicely and thank you the owners and exhibitors for your entries.

PD (2 Entries) Abs: 1 1st:  Romainville Becks Blue Owner K. George & N. Sullivan. Eleven months old with good head, eye and ear set, correct bite, good front lots of heart room. Not over angulated moved sound.

JD (4 Entries) Abs: 0 1st:   Boudivella Oscar. A. Hannington. I like this young lad, looked really well and moved with drive, he has a lovely head, correct bite good front and rear, top line with correct amount of rise not over done.Deserved Reserve DCC, well done 2nd:   Pajantick Razamataz,  L. Hogburn  My Best Puppy and a little cracker he is, lovely expression, dark eyes, good bite and ear set. liked his front, moved really well round the ring. 3rd:  Rock Buster from Romainville. K. George  Res Kingcottage Boogie On Basil  M & Mrs Rogers

PGD (3 Entries) Abs: 0 1st:   Amhard Justin Thyme . Mr & Mrs Hardy. A young lad who has really matured into a god looking boy, great head piece good width of skull, correct bite, nice eye, liked his front and position of feet, deep chest, not to long in body, nice angulations, moved really well. Was pleased to award the Dog CC  2nd:   Golden Spurs. Dr. J. Alstead. I have always liked this young man but today his movement let him down plus he looked very young for this class…which is good for his owner, a slow maturing glen is the best to have.  3rd:  Romainville Freddies Choice. Mr & Mrs. A. Dunning

OD (2 Entries) Abs: 0 1st:  Amard High Flyer. Mr & Mrs M. Hardy. A young lad who is a good mover, got a nice head, eye colour good and a correct mouth, liked his front and feet, today for me he needed a little more weight on. 2nd:  Pajantick Star Trooper. Miss. L. Hogburn. This young lad looks lovely in stance and moving around the ring he proves to be sound, he has a stunning head a great body, his coat looked lovely but just preferred the bite  on 1st.

PB (2 Entries) Abs: 0 1st:  Jeonty Minnie Meme. Mrs.J. Rogers.  A wheaten lady who moved sound, nice head good bite lovely eye colour. solid body with neat feet. Tail set correct angulations not over done. 2nd:  Pajantick Rockahula. Mrs J. Whithers. A baby that had the sweetest expression  of the day, loved her head and eye colour, good bone, correct front. sturdy  body for a baby, she didn’t feel like running round the ring today so movement could not be assessed.

 

PGB (3 Entries) Abs: 0 1st Ellerton Dusky Beauty. Mrs B. J.Baldock. A young lady who is very talkative while she is being gone over by a judge, a lovely head, correct mouth nice eye colour and shape. lovely front, ample bone, deep chest not over done in stifle, moved sound, really like this young lady and will watch her future with interest. Pleased to award her the Reserve BCC, well done. 2nd:   Amhard Jessie Jay, A. & J. O’Brien & P & D. James.  This young lady is coming on in leaps and bounds, a great head and expression correct bite, sturdy body nice front, great angulations front and rear, was stacked and looked beautiful but movement a little erratic today,  her day will come I am sure.

LB (3 Entries) Abs: 0 1st: Romainville Rock On Ruby. K. George. I have judged this young lady before when she was lacking coat, but today she is in full coat, nice type, she  has a lovely head  strong but feminine, good foreface, correct bite, ears and eyes. her front is correct giving a good front movement, deep chest, well boned. A good  rear driving action.  Pleased to award her the BCC and BOB. well done. 2nd: Amhard Indy Kate . Mr. & Mrs. Hardy. A lovely little lady so sweet, adorable expression  head not to ignore nice amount of width across the skull correct bite, ear placement and front. She can show the rest how to move but today a little to much tuck up for me. 3rd:  Romainville Uptown Girl . Miss. A. Hannington.

VB (1 Entries)  1st: 9644  Ch Jeonty Maybe Daysee . Mrs. J. B. Baldock. A champion that has had everything said about her that can be said. Today her movement let her down for top spot.

Val Harley (Judge)

 

 
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Posted by on June 1, 2016 in Dog Shows, General Glen Things

 

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Birmingham National & Southern Counties critiques

GLEN OF IMAAL TERRIER (BIRMINGHAM NATIONAL)

PD) 1 Amhard Justin Thyme. Nice type, nice length, nice depth, nice head & shoulder. Good temperament, moves good both ways.

JD) 1 Golden Spurs. brindle in good body condition, nice expression, reasonable head, neck & shoulder. Moves freely, coat not at best.

LD) 1 Donvaleset Liffy at Arkview. Reasonable head, little short in neck & upright in shoulder. Good body condition, not moving good behind, moves close in front, needs a better coat.

OD) 1 Romainvilly Billy Whizz. Nice head, good neck & shoulder. Good depth, nice length, big bone & substance, nice free mover, good coat & condition, well presented & handled. CC & BOB. 2 Whites Ch & IrCh Abberann Phelan. Another nice dog who showed very well. Good head & neck, a little loose in shoulder. Big hindquarters, nice tailset, needs a better coat, moves freely & shows well. RCC. 3 Ch Kirikee Ronan O’ Gara.

VD) Donvaleset Rebus. 8.5 years old in great condition for age, nicely presented, good temperament, moves a little close behind.

PB) 1 Romainville Anna Belle. Top class puppy with a bright future. Lovely outline, good neck & shoulder, lovely body & coat. Great temperament, well presented & shown, moves very well. BP. 2) Amhard Jeez Louise. Another nice puppy in excellent coat & condition, pleasing head & expression, just needs a little more sparkle.

PGB) 1 Romainville Fade To Grey. Verynice type with good neck & shoulder. Moved freely but a little close. Needs a better coat. RCC. 2) Romainville Uptown Girl. Brindle of reasonable type, needs much better presentation, not performing well.

OB) 1 Ir Ch Abberann Derbla. Nice type, good head, neck & shoulder, nice topline & tailset. Good coat & body condition. Good bone & substance, moved a little stilty & a little wide in front. CC

Harry O’Donoghue (Judge)

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SOUTHERN COUNTIES 2015: Glen of Imaal Terriers

JD (1)1 Samuel’s Jeonty Yippe Kiaye, well grown with good substance & coat. Powerful balanced head, strong neck, well ribbed, good topline, slightly set under at rear. Sound but lacks scope. Bite could be better.

LD (3,1a)1 Withers’ Pajantick Star Trooper, wheaten, up to size, good substance & balance, masculine headpiece, muscular neck, good topline & tailset, good angulation & musculation, moves with power & scope. BD;

2 George & Sullivan’s Romainville Rock On, blue of compact build with typical headpiece, strong neck & backline. Rear angulation could be better consequently lacks drive.

OD (1)1 J Yippe Kiaye.

V (2)1 Barnes’ Brockland Blackadder at Malsville, very good head & expression, strong neck & back, good set on, well developed forehand. Would like more rear angulation. Good jacket & size. RBD.

PB, JB & PGB (0).

LB (2)1 Seall’s Bregorrey Madam Defiance, nice size & substance, excellent head & expression, well developed neck, backline, set on, good coat. Firmly articulated front & rear, moved soundly. RBB;

2 George & Sullivan’s Romainville Rock On Ruby, wheaten of nice type & construction, in good coat with pleasing head. Just too much of a good thing.

OB (2)1 Seall’s Bregorrey Lady Belleisle, this is a shapely, well balanced, nice sized exhibit. Strong head of feminine proportions, good neck, topline, tailset, well angulated, moving with scope & precision, good coat. BB & BOB;

2 Seall’s Ch Brockland Belle Bregorrey, liked her head & expression, soundly constructed front & rear, great coat. Lacked body development. Nice size.

P J GREENWAY (Judge)

 
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Birmingham National Critique

Glen of Imaal Terriers

PD (1)1 George & Sullivan’s Romainville Jass Man, just baby who so enjoyed his day out, nice shape, good eye & expression, pleasing head, moved with animation. BP.

JD & PGD (0).

LD (1)1 George & Sullivan’s Romanville Billy Wiz, masculine head, strong muzzle, kind eye, good bite, front & shoulders, nice body, well muscled quarters.

OD (3)1 Quinn’s Kirikee Ronan O’Gara, good headed male with good muzzle, nice front & neck with good shoulder placement, good topline, moved well. RCC;

2 Hadley’s Donvaleset Rebus;

3 Ashcroft’s Romainville Typhoon.

VD (1)1 Welch’s Ch/Int Ch Brockland Brayhead Lad, a joy to handle, such good conformation, head, eye & ears, good neck, well laid shoulders, I am sure I am unable to say more than any critique, he has previous, super body, thank you for bringing him under me. CC & BOB.

PB (0).

JB (1)1 George & Sullivan’s Romainville Fade To Grey, 13 months, just out of puppy, lovely youngster, feminine head, melting expression, good bite, well shaped body, well laid shoulders, good coat for age, moved soundly.

PGB (2)1 Ashcroft’s Romainville Moira, wheaten, very good head & muzzle, nice eye & expression, well boned, good legs, good angulation, well shaped body, moved out well;

2 Hadley’s Donvaleset Domino.

LB (2)1 George & Sullivan’s Romainville Ellie, wheaten, godhead, eye & bite, neat ears, good neck leading into well laid shoulders, well sprung ribs, good topline, moved out well. CC;

2 Seall’s Bregorrey Madam Defiance, a little small but nicely proportioned & balanced, correct head, eye & ears, good bite, moved out well.

OB (1)s Bregorrey Lady Belleisle, just 2 years old, very feminine bitch, good muzzle & stop, neat ears, well muscled body, moved freely. RCC.

VB (1) A.

MURIEL BAILEY

 
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Birmingham National Critique

Glen of Imaal Terriers

PD & JD (0).

PGD. 1 Davis’ Donvaleset Rafferty at Viahninns, quite a character, good strength in head & jaw, round well set eyes & pleased in body with correct topline & strong loin, plenty of bone & well muscled at the rear. A somewhat erratic mover.

LD (2) 1 Quinn’s Kirikee Ronan O’Gara, nice for size, good head, strong jaw & eyes & ears of correct shape & size, pleased in neck & shoulder, deep in body with a strong rearend used to good effect on the move, pushed hard in the challenge. 2 Welch’s Romainville Brannigan at Brockland, scored in head, eye & neck, well ribbed up with plenty of bone, steepish topline in profile but moved out quite well both ways.

OD (3) 1 CC & BOB, Garner’s Ch Johnny Be Good at Romainville, stood out with his shape, size & presentation, well handled, pleased in head, eye & correctly shaped & sized ears, strong in neck & body, excellent topline, outmoved all others here. 2 Hadley’s Donvaleset Rebus, head of good shape & size, plenty of bone & well muscled up with good topline & quarters, steady mover.

VD (1) 1 RCC, Welch’s Ch/Int Ch Brockland Brayhead Lad, well known & quality dog who represents the breed so well, cracking head, scores in neck & shoulder with plenty of bone & strength all through, in good coat & condition, moved out well both ways,

PB (1) 1 BP, Rogers’ Jeonty Meme Fern, pleased to see such a lovely young lady, everything looks right here, shows herself off so well, in good coat & condition, well made & nice for size, correct in head & body proportions, scored in eye, ears & neck, moved freely both ways, should go far.

JB (2) 1 Cockayne’s Bregorrey Lady Belleisle, well presented & handled blue who pleased in her well shaped head, strong jaw & well boned front, correct topline, good set on, moved out well fore & aft.

PGB (2) 1 RCC, Hadley’s Donvaleset Domino, head of good proportions, well defined stop, strong in neck & body, well ribbed up with firm loin & drove well from strong hindquarters. 2 Ashcroft’s Romainville Moira, not the strength or ring presence of 1 & would have liked a stronger foreface. Pleased in eye, ears & neck, once settled moved out quite well.

OB (2) 1 CC, Harley’s Ch Donvaleset Brier, strength & substance all through with quality head, strong jaw & sound bite, scored in ears, neck & body with well boned front & well muscled hindquarters, quite a character & once settled moved out well. 2 Withers’ Romainville Aoife at Pajantick, not the substance or bone of 1 but head shape, eye & ears all plus points & moved out quite well going away.

VB (0).

ROGER THOMAS(Judge)

 
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Birmingham National 2011 Critique

Thank you to Birmingham National for the invitation & the exhibitors for the entry, it was good to be amongst Glen of Imaal Terrier folk again. After judging the breed in Finland, with 31 present, and the US Nationals with 12 Champions present it seems the UK is sadly lacking now the overall qualities of the ones I judged at these shows. We seem to have lost the consistency in type, balance & shape. Short upper arms seem to be a feature which gives exaggerated rise to the topline. Width of skull needs some attention as good width is called for.

Where are the lovely bitches that are the foundation of any breed? With the freedom of the Pets Passport maybe consideration should be given to trips abroad to help in future breeding programmes. I know it is always a problem with a small gene pool but Glens are a lovely honest breed with enthusiastic owners who give good support & atmosphere to shows. It would be great to see a quality future generation coming along. I wish you well in future progress.

PD. 1) Quinn’s Kirikee Ronan O’Gara. Impressive strong & well built youngster with good skull, shape & balance. He has the size, skull & head width, eye & earset. Developing well in front, chest & body with the muscle of topline & quarters. He moves easily & is very promising, should have a good career. Best Puppy.

PGD. 1) Hardy’s Amhard Freebooter. This boy has the head with the balance to body & he carries good angles in the rear. Developing well in chest & muscle, not the bone of two but good ground cover on the move, with more finish to come in coat. 2) Welch’s Romainville Brannigan at Brockland.  Good, strongly built wheaten boy going through a growth stage at present, not quite the angles in front. Has head & jaw strength, with solidly muscled rear quarters, needs to balance in topline to improve the image. He can move & has the drive. 3) Horton’s Jeonty Highland Boy.

LD. 1) Rogers’ Jeonty Wanabee Bauer. Won an interesting class on the move. He has topline, front & shoulder angles, would prefer more width in the head but may come as he matures. He is strong in muscle, has the movement front & rear with the balance held well, pleasing coat cover and power finish the picture. 2) Ashcroft’s Romainville Typhoon. Great head and ear on this lad, he has the balance in front & rear, chest body & rib but not quite the rise in topline required. He has great muscled quarters & pushed all the way. 3) Hadley’s Donvaleset Rebus

OD. 1) Smith’s Romainville Bodhran. Really impressed with his strong balance & powerful frame, he has the bone, good overall outline & shape. Comes with width and strength in head & jaw, his body is developed, he has enoght coat & was going well on the move showing his hunting instincts to take the CC and BOB today. 2) Hardy’s Amhard Damson Sauce.  Great in type this honest dog has the bone, muscle & head proportions, he comes in good coat & shape. I liked his strength in rear quarters & muscle tone, just not quite the attitude & oomph on the move to push one harder for the decision. Res CC.

JB. 1) Rogers’ Winnie Wanna Make Music By Jeonty. Lovely youngster with good overall balance & size. She has good action, with the front & rear angles, carries herself well standing & on the move. She has the development coming through in chest & body with excellent muscle on the rear quarters. She has topline & coat coming through, will be interesting to watch her future progress. Felt she had enough qualities for the CC today.

PGB. 1) Whitehouse & McBrine Romainville Tegan. This wheaten girl has the shape on the move, she’s sturdy with the power & body, nice topline, good rear quarters but not quite the angles in front at this stage. Coat is okay & was a solid girl to go over. Res CC.  2) Hadley’s Donvaleset Domino.  Pleasing head, muscle & balance, she has nice quarters front & rear. Has the overall outline, good coat cover & style on the move, strong jaw & neck would let her work well, interesting to go over.

OB. 1) Whitehouse & McBrine Romainville Tegan.

Jeff Luscott (Judge)

 
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Posted by on July 11, 2011 in Dog Shows, General Glen Things

 

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Birmingham National Critique

Glen of Imaal Terriers-Thank you to the committee for the judging appointment and to the exhibitors for their entries. Although the entry was not large the quality was very good overall, breeders in a numerically small breed are really at a disadvantage when judging, as quite a few exhibits were unable to enter.

Looking at the breed as a whole, numbers of dogs exhibited have decreased dramatically in the last few years and although one does not want the breed to become commercially popular it is not good for the breeds’ continued existence to decline in this way. Whilst touching on exhibitors, I really do think that although we must remember that the breed is of working origin, when we are in the show ring much more importance should be made on presentation.  A judge is there to judge to the standard of the breed in question and it is not much to ask that exhibitors at least make sure that their dogs are at least groomed and bathed to be presented in their best light. Not only did I notice this but other judges have made note of it, all rounders will often not feel able to give a dog top honours as they do not want to send an unkempt looking dog into the ‘big ring’. The other most noticeable thing was that upper arms seem to be getting shorter and attention should be paid in future breedings as it restricts the front movement  and is more tiring for the dog in prolonged movement.

Junior dog 1) Hardys Amhard Freebooter,  14 month male Blue/brindle. Good head and expression with a good mouth, correct ear set. Topline good, good shoulder placement like to see longer upper arm. Hindquarters need more bend of stifle but makes most of what he has. He moves soundly and was in good coat.

Limit Dog 1) Hadleys Donvaleset Rebus, 3 ½ years blue male with good head and expression. He has a strong jaw and good mouth. He was good in both front and rear angles and a well made dog, sound and moved very well. His coat is correct and in good coat.

                              2) Hardys Amhard Dansak, 4 years Blue/brindle male, with good head and expression although his head could be broader, mouth correct. His front angles are good but needs better bend of stifle at the rear which would give more drive. He is sound but did not move as well as 1 and he was not in the best of coat today.

Open Dog  1)Harleys Beatrix Boy with Windarra from Donvaleset 4 years blue male with good head and expression, good neck and shoulders, but upper arm could be longer. Sound and his movement and drive was very good, his coat could be harsher. Was pleased to award him the CC his third I understand.

2) Welchs Ch/Belg Ch Brockland Brayhead Lad 5years blue male with good head and expression, his head is broad and strong. Good angles front and rear, sound and moves well but needs more drive behind. Both these dogs are excellent and on the day the first dog was in better coat and moves slightly better. I am sure they will change places often. Res CC

Post Grad bitch  1) Holmes Grizzlemarsh Cassie 2 ½ years wheaten bitch Good head and expression with broad head and correct ear set. Well built with good angles front and rear, sound moves well with drive, carrying a little too much weight. Res CC          

2)Hardys Amhard Extra Spice 2 ½ years wheaten female finer build than one just like to see a bit more of her, not helped as she was not in coat today. Notwithstanding a well made bitch, would like better angle of front but sound and moved very well with outgoing temperament.

3)Hadleys Donvaleset Domino Blue/brindle 2  ½ years blue/brindle well made with good expression, would like a stronger head. Good angles front and rear carrying too much weight which seemed to affect her movement, as she did not want to move today.

Limit Bitch    1)Harleys Donvaleset Brier 2 ½ years wheaten female with good head and expression, good mouth and correct ear set. Excellent front, with good depth of brisket, good angles behind. In excellent coat and well presented. Sound and moved very well which just tipped the scales in the challenge for BOB, CC winner.

               2) Sealls Brockland Belle Bregorrey 5 years blue/brindle female, smaller type than one and well presented. Good head and expression front angles not as good as 1, moves well, but is close away. She was not carrying such good a coat as the first bitch.

               3) Baldocks Jeonty Maybe Daisee 2 ½ years wheaten female smaller type with good head and expression and correct ear set. In good coat, not as good front angles but rear angles good, moved adequately well. Moves close away sound to.

Kathy George (Romainville)

 
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