Birmingham National & Southern Counties critiques


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)


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.


Bath critique


Glen of Imaal Terriers

My thanks to the exhibitors who had come. This was quite a difficult entry to judge with four absentees & therefore only three dogs & seven bitches present. There was quite a variation in type, size & head properties among those present. I was disappointed to see a number with somewhat narrower skulls than is required & some with very little stop.

PD (0).

JD (1) 1 Alstead’s Golden Spurs, an upstanding dog who strode out well moving around the ring, though he was however just a shade close behind when seen coming & going. Good strong bone. Excellent head. Could be slightly darker in eye. Correct ears. Good topline & tailset & pretty good in typical coat. Shown in excellent condition with plenty of muscle. His type carried him through to win RCC.

PGD (0).

LD (2) A.

OD (3,1a) 1 George & Sullivan’s Romainville Billy Whizz, very strong dog with a good head & skull with enough stop & powerful muzzle. Good eye & correct ears. Stands extremely well with plenty of bone & is well proportioned. Good compact feet. Moved out well behind. Coat not at its best either on body or head but he was a powerful dog who showed well & had good strength & substance. Went on to win CC & BOB;

2 Hadleys’ Donvaleset Rebus, not in the best of coats & a bit lacking in furnishings. Good in skull & has enough body & bone & had enough rib without being overdone there. Moved a bit close behind & was somewhat erratic in front movement at times.

PB (1)1 O’Brien & James’ Amhard Jessie Jay, the only puppy present. OK in head properties though a slightly bigger eye would improve her expression. Good strong skull. Good in neck & topline & enough bone. Not in the best of coats & could do with just a shade less weight but still a puppy. Can move OK but was reluctant to get properly into her stride. Needs more ring training.

JB (0).

PGB (1) 1 George & Sullivan’s Romainville Fade To Grey, scored well in neck, body, topline & tailset & was very good moving – one of the soundest here, but didn’t have quite the strength of muzzle, width of skull or sufficiency of stop to complete the head picture. Good topline & correct spring of rib.

LB (4)1 George & Sullivan’s Romainville Rock On Ruby, rather a tall bitch who was lacking in coat quantity & texture today. Scored for movement over 2 both in front & behind. Strongly made & showing great power & propulsion & drive. Plenty of depth & plenty of bone & good feet & good width of skull RCC;

2 Seall’s Bregorrey Madam Defiance, a very typy bitch who was good in topline, correct for size though could have had just a shade more body substance. Good for coat but didn’t move as well as 1 in front or behind;

3 Hannington’s Romainville Uptown Girl.

OB (2,1)1 Seall’s Bregorrey Lady Belleisle, quite pleasing in head & expression though doesn’t always carry one of her ears correctly. She moved soundly both in front & behind. Enough spring of rib without being overdone there & OK in topline & overall body proportions. She was shown with fit body & muscletone. Good bone & enough bend of stifle. CC.


Busy, busy, busy!

It’s a busy catch up day of Glen of Imaal Terrier people and events so keep scrolling! At Southern Counties BOB was the newly crowned Ch Bregorrey Lady Belleisle with Best Dog being awarded to Pajantick Star Trooper, the 2 Reserves being Bregorrey Madam Defiance and Brockland Blackadder at Malsville. Estonian Winners, in obviously Estonia had another BOB for Gleann Una Noonan with Gleann BigWig Best Opposite and Gleann Damn Daisy Best Puppy. At Mänttä-Vilppula BOB was Gleann Cotton Cody and best pup Gleann Dear Dandelion.  Osterbybruk International Rosears Halo was BOB and became an International Champion. McCormac Setna Sithbacc was at Neumuster International and went home with the BOB ribbon. Ann Marie Pember is pleased to report that Kera got her first 2 legs in Barn Hunt (Master Level) and a whole new award for the Whitfield/Brown family with Griff winning the photographic competition run by Rare Breeds Awareness!

Stefanie Blänkner writes: Glen Meeting “Fire & Ice” and Friends in Witten(Germany) at Whitsun 2015. More than 50 Glens and their families took part in our traditional glenmeeting in Witten. It lasted over 2 days and started with a nice walk through the beautiful “Muttental” area. At an old ruin we had a stop to make a big Picture of all Glens. During the walk we passed the river “Ruhr”, where all Dogs used the occasion to drink water or take a short bath. In the afternoon we had the first top point of the day: the Glen Parade! That means that all present Kennels presented their dogs. It was very interesting to see the reationships! After that all Glens had a lot of fun with the dog Rallye.The Rallye is an agility competion just for fun. The next day we started with a grooming presentation to show specially the new puppy owners how to groom and take care of the coat of their Glens. The last competion of our meeting was then the dogracing. All Glens gave their best and a lot of People looked on the racing. All People enjoyed the Weekend with the attractions and the talks about our lovely Glens very much! It was wonderful and we thank all people for coming and our friends fom our Club in Witten, who helped us to organize this event.

And over Whit weekend……

…here in the UK a new Glen of Imaal Terrier joined the ranks of the Upper House when Bregorrey Lady Belleisle took the Bitch CC at Bath Championship Show under judge Ronnie Irving. She had to bow the paw to the (previous) latest Champion Romainville Billy Whizz who took the CC and BOB but I’m sure it wasn’t minded. The two Reserves were Romainville Rock On Ruby and Golden Spurs. Best Puppy was awarded to Amhard Jessie Jay

At the Helsinki International Show Gleann Una Noonan took Best of Breed, BOS Gleann Ungus MacGuire and Gleann Dynamite Mike Best Puppy. Over in America GCH Daulton’s Emerald Green took BOB at Holland (Michigan) Kennel Club and at Grand RapidsAt Trumbull County KC weekend,the BOB ribbon went home with Tipperary Columbo and Tipperary Cora Countess of Grantham took Number 2 in the Bred By Group. Ber-D-Mar Ballygriffin of Greystone Griff on his way to Gp4did his brains and beauty routine very successfully at Walton Beach with a Qualifier in Rally Excellent and a Group 4 in owner Handled.

Many congratulations folks!

Bath Critique

Glen of Imaal Terriers

PD (1) 1 George & Sullivan’s Romainville Jazz Man, head of good width & good muzzle, well defined stop, good eye shape, good ears, strong & good length in the body, good bone & depth of body, correct topline, good coat & condition, good front action, a puppy of very good breed type. BP.

JD (0).

PGD (1) 1 Withers’ Pajantick Star Trooper, good skull & muzzle, good eye shape & well set ears, good neck & bone, strong body & correct topline, good coat texture, good front action & held good shape in profile.

LD (1) 1 George & Sullivan’s Romainville Billy Whizz, masculine balanced head with good expression, good eye shape & colour, well set ears, strong body of good length, good fore & aft movement & presented in coat of good texture, a balanced dog of good breed type. RCC

OD (1)1 Welch’s Ch/Int Ch Brockland Brayhead Lad, masculine head with good skull, stop & taper to the muzzle, good round eye of good colour, strong neck & good length to body, in excellent condition for age & holds a good picture when covering the ground, good coat texture & full of breed type. CC & BOB.

PB (0).

JB (1) 1 George & Sullivan’s Romainville Fade To Grey, feminine head with good expression & muzzle, good eye & expression, strong & balanced, good length & also well ribbed, good muscle & body condition, presented in good coat & well set tail, covered ground well.

PGB (0).

LB (2) 1 Hannington’s Romainville Uptown Girl, a quality balanced head with good skull, stop & correct muzzle, good neck & bone, good length in body, a strong picture but balanced & presented in good coat of good texture, good front action & also holds correct topline. RCC; 2 Seall’s Bregorrey Madam Defiance, another balanced feminine exhibit with good head & balanced shape, also full of breed type & holds a quality picture on the move, strong & well bodied but felt the winner just was in better coat & finish today.

OB (1) 1 Seall’s Bregorrey Lady Belleisle, feminine head with good width of skull, good stop & muzzle, good round eye of good colour, well set ears, strong neck & body, good rib & correct topline on the move, active & full of ring presence, good coat texture & in good condition. CC.


And who was where?

Bath Championship Show was rather wet but Glen of Imaal Terrier people were there. Best of Breed, and his 20th CC, was Int Ch Brockland Brayhead Lad with the Bitch CC going to Bregorrey Lady Belleisle. A cluster of shows in Ohio saw 4 Best of Breeds for GCH Finnabair Ardmore Ned plus a Group 4 and 2 Group 3s. Three times his Best Opposite was CH Emerald Isle Sweet Molly Malone with Daulton and once GCH Daulton Emerald Green. Daulton’s Dark Lily of Caradoc was Best Puppy and also nodded into the number 2 slot in the Puppy Group. In the States and owner handled Group is also scheduled (due to the number of professional handlers) and Glens placed in that Group on two days; a group 3 for Paddington of Tipperary and a group 4 for GCH Liberty’s Darren of Daulton.

Ber-D-Mar Ballygriffin of Greystone, not yet 12 months old, finished his Beginners Novice Obedience title and obtained 2 legs towards his Rally Novice Title. Fabulously well done to griffin and “not bad at all” to the other winners over the weekend!!!