Top Glen of Imaal Terriers 2015

In the UK: Ch Romainville Billy Whizz.

In Ireland: Ch Abberann Phelan who can now have Multi Champion written in front of his name as his Dutch Championship, to add to his Irish and UK, was confirmed just before Christmas.

In Finland: Ch Gleann Una Noonan.

The USA haven’t declared officially for the end of the year but provisionally, and here it is interesting as they run two tables one on Group placings and one on breed placings. The Group table has GCH Finnabair Ardmore Ned at number one and the breed table has GCH Emerald Isle Keely with Daulton at the top-she also “manages” number 3 in Group placings also.

The UK also has announced Top Breeder, Stud Dog, Brood Bitch and Puppy. They are, respectively, Romainville, Ch/Dutch/Del Ch Jeonty Wannabe Buster, Ch Brockland Belle Bregorrey and Gleann Dynamo Man at Jeonty (who is the son of the Finnish Top Glen)

Congratulations everybody; a great year for you all!

Just one show this weekend.

Thanks for sending results from Glen of Imaal Terriers around the world but, for once, we’re just staying in the United Kingdom and at just one show. At Darlington Championship Show Peter Bakewell adjudicated and gave the Dog CC (with BOB) to Bregorrey Wannabe Victory by Jeonty with the Bitch ticket going to Bregorrey Madam Defiance. The two Reserve CCs were respectively Donvaleset Liffy at Arkview and Romainville Uptown Girl. Best Puppy was Boudivella Oscar. So why does this need sole billing?

By awarding the two Challenge Certificates to the Glens he did two new Champions were made up and that made an incredible four from one litter, three here and one in America. Brockland Belle Bregorrey was mated, for some, rather late in life-she made up to Champion even later-as a CRD3 test was being waited for due to her pedigree. It can only be mused as to what may have been produced by her if it had happened earlier.

The sire of this now noteworthy litter was also a Veteran but Jeonty Wannabe Buster was a “dog with a record”. Already the sire of 3 Champions, at the time of the mating, as well as being a multi Champion himself it is so, so fitting that Peter took his tally of top progeny to a number that will probably never be equalled for a long time. Such an honoured tribute to a dog that joined “The Family” just three days previous to the show. We congratulate everybody at Darlington but Bussie it is your memory saluted.

Bregorrey Wannabe Victory By Jeonty, Bregorrey Madam Defiance


Oldies rule on a busy weekend!

Everybody with any experience of Glen of Imaal Terriers knows that the older they get the better they get and this weekend proves it. The fabulous Ollie, now officially 15 years and 6 months, was at a Performance Scent Dogs trial where he qualified in all 3 events and even earned 1st place in the Novice Building (interior) search & 3rd place in the Novice Distance class. What a man!

The exhibition side also saw age and experience triumph up in Scotland when Paul Eardley awarded the Bitch CC to Ch Brockland Belle Bregorrey at 10 and a half. Dog CC and Best of Breed went to the “boy of the moment” Ch Romainville Billy Whizz with the two Reserves going to Ch Donvaleset Brier and Golden Spur respectively. Best Puppy was Gleann Dynamo Man at Jeonty making his debut at 6 months old whilst in Helsinki his sister, Gleann Damn Daisy was taking Group 4 at a puppy show.

Hibernian Show in Ireland saw Ch Abberann Phelan adding another Best of Breed to his belt with Ch Abberann Ennya Best Opposite. At Hollola (Finland) Pearytail Black Cat was BOB. In Bramsche, Germany it was a first CAC for BaililandsTarbh. In America the 2 Blennerhassett Kennel Club Shows saw GCH Daulton’s Conan from Cill Dara take the top ribbon both days. Also (wait for this and they have to have full titles for this announcement) Ber-D-Mar Ballygriffin, BN, RA,JE, RATO, CGCA, NW1, NJP and Finnabair Winston O’Reilley, BN, RA, GN, CD, JE, THDA, TD, VCD1,NAP, NJP, CGCA, NW1, RATS earned their AKC coursing ability titles.

Malinka Lingmont writes: Last Saturday the Dutch Glen Association held their annual show of puppies and young dogs up to 24 months of age.The dogs were judged but not placed. There was no winner. There was an entry of 16 dogs plus 4 veterans. Mrs. Joke Bode judged the dogs and she saw some very promising youngsters both from Dutch and German origin. Two litters, with both parents, were presented, one of them even included the presence of two grandmothers.Pictures of all the present dogs are on the website at

Darlington Championship Show critique

Glen of Imaal Terriers.

There aren’t a lot of exhibitors near to Darlington and I thank everybody who made the trip. In view of what one spectator said to me today “do you realise you actually scratched your head when looking at class X?” it is time to come clean; my conclusion of today is that there are no easy answers for Glen of Imaal Terriers at the minute. They are one of the greatest breeds that ever lived but at the moment appear to be at a crossroads where some things are stalling. One thing that isn’t though is the “health” that everybody now has to be so aware of whether judge, breeder or exhibitor. There was only one front that I considered extreme and two shorter (not super short) upper arms; both things the bane of many achondraplasic breeds. Eye colours were all acceptable, jaws and teeth continue to improve and without exception strength was apparent in both throughout the entry. These things certainly appear to have been cracked but what about the actual breed? Where are things going?

The Best of Breed was 10 years old and the Best Dog was coming up 7 and both were an out and out credit to Glendom but is that a sign of the longevity of the breed (talking to exhibitors afterwards it was nice to see the look of disbelief on a newer persons face when they realised how mature the top senior winners were) or a startling example that younger Glens aren’t really cutting the mustard that well? I’m fully aware that it’s the entry on the day, just my opinion etc. etc. but certain things should be the hallmark of Glen of Imaal Terriers and they were missing in sround 50%. All judges interpret a standard slightly differently and some things are considered more important to some than to others, it’s why exhibitors keep going month after month, but there are things that should be sacrosanct so where’s the bone? Where’s the movement? Where’s the all over musculature? Where’s the fitness? Those things, particularly the last three, aren’t rocket science whatever the level of expertise of the owner but in quite a few of the dogs today they just weren’t there.

A judge, once they have gone over a dog, should have a pretty sure idea of what to expect in movement. Moving is used to confirm what the hands (and eyes) have already found, apologises in using another analogy, it should be the icing on the cake and it’s up to exhibitors as to whether the judge sees Royal or just a bit of jam slapped on. On decently cut, reasonably flat ground with an overall collection of good back ends and rather decent fronts, with hardly any straighter angles, some of the movement was rather a surprise and it lifted the old-fashioned road walkers up into a different league.

That may have caused head scratching but ribs didn’t. Two strange things to bracket together perhaps but an apt example of “the crossroads”. Movement in Glens used to be King but the frames being carried around were often poor in the rib department; slab sided, short and shallow often being found. Today the slab was gone, the shortness was gone and it was ticks mainly all round in that department.

There were ears, thankfully none of those high flyers currently fashionable in some countries, there were toplines that were basically where they should be. Exhibitors know their dogs and don’t want the list of nice this, nice that and good the other. They want to know why a judge placed their dog where they did and why they were above or below a particular animal; my reasons are below.

PUPPY DOG: 1) Alstead’s Golden Spurs. He’s a baby and he’s raw. He walks well then he throws his front everywhere. He has a topline then he hasn’t. He can stand balanced then he doesn’t know the meaning of the word. He handles well and has all the essentials in one so young. To use an old-fashioned term-a prospect. RCC and congratulations to his owner on turning a brindle coat out so well.

JUNIOR DOG: 1) Golden Spurs.

LIMIT DOG: 1) Howarth’s Donvaleset Liffy at Arkview. A longer length dog that appeared even longer due to his full coat. Underneath it all was excellent bone right through with the right amount of substance (not the fat that many Glens carry). Excellent drive from well muscled quarters but quite short in front reach and flatly refused to settle.

OPEN DOG: 1) Ashcroft’s Romainville Typhoon. This is a Glen of Imaal Terrier dog. He was shown under me in 2012 and the critique said “this brindle dog is often hidden in the ring by an over heavy, over long coat but today he looked the business. His strong head, nice turn of front, good neck, typical topline, drive and balance just shouted. If his owners could just get it all together this dog could be like many of the Glens throughout the years; gets older and gets better”. He got the Reserve CC then and since that show has rarely been hidden by coat so his virtues can be seen and appreciated. His owners have worked really hard and now he only occasionally changes his weight and leans forward at the stand so flattening his topline. CC and congratulations on your first Champion.

VETERAN BITCH: 1) Seall’s Ch Brockland Belle Bregorrey. My notes say “she’s still got it” which was the thought as she walked into the ring. Bone in proportion to size, excellent reach and drive, head, topline, jaw, balance, shape, it’s still all there and she knows it. The package was topped off with a tight, tidy coat of correct texture. Best Veteran, CC and BOB despite the change of handler at one point!

POST GRADUATE BITCH: 1) Baldock’s Ellerton Dusty Beauty. This bitch just doesn’t match on the move what examination tells you. Good body proportions, decent topline, nice angles front and back are on the table but on the move it’s a different story; reach and drive are a bit short and she flattens her topline…oh and why should she stand balanced? Read her sire’s critique for 2012.

LIMIT BITCH: 1) Ashcroft’s Romainville Moira. A plain looking bitch with her coat only just coming through; she was a revelation. There was an excellent outline and proportion, nice bone, good legs, good angulation, a body with shape and she moved out well with good reach and drive. Res CC.

2) Seall’s Bregorrey Madam Defiance. A smaller feminine bitch rather swamped by excessive feathering. Like the Post Graduate winner she moves differently to what the table examination tells you. Beautiful body proportions, correct angles front and back but on the floor moves a little short despite excellent rear parallel drive. Her topline, which handled well, didn’t look good on the move. She is actually a text book example of what happens to a natural tail when the set on isn’t quite correct-the slightly higher position alters the angle of the croup on the move and up goes the topline.

3) Hannington’s Romainville Uptown Girl. This bitch was “sort of” there. Nice angulation behind, parallel drive but stands a little straight. Balanced body shape but prefers to be long. Has a topline but then hasn’t. The handler did a great job but more experience may help.

OPEN BITCH: 1) Seall’s Bregorrey Lady Belleisle. This bitch is a showdog rather than a Glen that is taken showing. She is eyecatching and moves with balanced rear and drive. For preference she should have a little more bone just had to have this class despite her awful coat which was why she went no further in the challenge.

2) Rogers Jeonty Meme Fern. Feminine bitch of good type, proportion and outline. On the table has literally everything going for her but yet another that unfortunately failed on the move.

3) Baldock’s Ch Jeonty Maybe Daysee. A bitch that is easy to see as to why she carries the Champion prefix but one more that doesn’t quite match up to table assessment. Well muscled and angulated behind but moved rather short in front despite her well balanced skeleton. A profuse coat and solid body shape didn’t do her any favours.

Harold Gay (Judge)



Busier than ever & noticed all over.

Darlington Championship Show saw another Champion Glen of Imaal Terrier crowned with Romainville Typhoon getting his 3rd CC. The Bitch CC, Best Veteran & BOB went to 10 year old Ch Brockland Belle Bregorrey. The two Reserves were Golden Spurs and Romainville Moira with Golden Spur also taking the Best Puppy rosette. At the Irish Breeds Championship Show a new star arose with Daultons Midnight Sky of Galore taking BIS4 to add to her BOB-Abberann Phelan took the Dog GS. The Irish Sporting Glen Club held their show with BIS being awarded to Knockroe Shannon & BOS to Ballyclare Luke. McCormac Setna Sithbac took a CAC in Sweden so earned his Swdish title. At the Benelux Winners at Rotterdam NL/LUX/VDH/B CH Laiquendi’s Jillian Giffith James was BOB with Madra Áthas Annowre Aobh an Solais was Best Bitch. Rosears Humpty Dumpty got the nod for Reserve Best in Show at the Danish Terrier Club Show. McCormac Rathnait Kilraghts was Best of Breed at Aarhus and shortlisted for the Group

In America GCH Finnabair Ardmore took his 3rd Group One in a row with a nod to the top spot at the Utah Terrier Club Show and at Cape Cod GCH Abberann Abaigael was Group 3 OwnerHandler. The fabulously named Licking River Kennel Club saw GCH Emerald Isle Sweet Molly Malone with the BOB ribbon. It wasn’t only the exhibition ring that saw triumphant Glen of Imaal Terriers. Jo Lynn took her team Barn Hunting and earned numerous titles including actually getting placed!!

Fabulous, fabulous few days and well done everybody!!

As it’s July….

The half way leaders in the various “Of The Year” competitions have been announced. Glen of Imaal Terriers sees:-

Top Stud- Ch/Dutch/Bel Ch Jeonty Wannabe Buster

Top Brood Bitch-An equal tie between Ch/Ir Ch Abberann Diva & Ch Brockland Belle Bregorrey

Top Puppy-Jeonty MeMe Fern

Busy Weekend!

Glen of Imaal Terrier people have certainly been out and about to celebrate June beginning. First off the blocks was Southern Counties with a Best of Breed for Ch. Brockland Belle Bregorrey and Best Dog going to brother Int Ch Brockland Brayhead Lad under judge Johan Juslin.

Southern CountiesAt the Estonian Winners BOB was awarded to Gleann Una Noonan, BOS to Gleann Uaid MacDonald with the Junior Winner title going to Glenrosedale Aiobheann Nion Ros. Afterwards Glen celebrations ruled!






At the Glen of Imaal Association Open Show judge Roger Bill awarded Best In Show to Ch. Jeonty Maybee Daysee with Best Dog being awarded to Pendikes Edward Bear and Best Puppy to Amhard High Flyer.

Glen Association: BP, BIS, BDAnd from Monique Anthony: Oliver qualified in the RAT Instinct and Rat Novice classes today in Crosswicks NJ!  This is his 2nd RATN leg and he needs 1 more for a title.In the Novice class, he went through the tunnel and did the climb within a few seconds, but then attempted to get to the rat tube from the opposite side of its location in a stack of hay bales instead of going around and marking them directly.  The bales were up against the orange fencing and so he forced his body against the fencing causing it to bend out and almost hit the spectators sitting on the bench outside the ring.  He finally wrangled and crawled his way over to the tube location on the opposite side and I called it.  I love that he qualifies in dramatic fashion each time.  In NC, he broke open the tube and the rat popped out.  What a fun sport 🙂

And finally a lot of Glen of Imaal Terrier people don’t enter into Variety classes as they always feel a Glen doesn’t do that well. Bregorrey Wannabe Victory by Jeonty proved that thought faulty with taking a nicely filled NSC at Boston and then being awarded Group 2

Lots of congratulations to everybody from everybody!

Really good weekend!

Lots of Glen of Imaal Terriers were out and about over the weekend but it just has to be a Veteran applause once more. At Welsh Kennel Club Brockland Brayhead Lad was Best of Breed but the Bitch Ticket went to (sister)Brockland Belle Bregorrey. Picking up the 3rd CC as a Veteran and after a later life litter just shows how fit our breed is in middle age. The two Reserves went to Romainville Bodhran and Romainville Tigan respectively so a double, double for breeders Ruth Welch and Kathy George.

Scandinavia saw a double in Sweden for SE UCH Abigail and at Heinola (Finland) Jeonty Flown Finnair took Best of Breed. Norway had the Oslo International and Best of Breed there was Gleann Uaid McDonald. In America Ch Niamh of Cnoc BN, RN, NAP, NJP showed her brains and beauty with a Group 1 in the Owner Handler terrier Group at SNKC and a Group 4 at Tioga Kennel Club. Many congratulations!!

Glen of Imaal Terrier results were…

…..a double brother-sister affair.

An interesting judging session from Harry O’Donoghue. His Dog and Bitch CCs, both getting their second from him, were Homer & Rosie (Multi Ch Abberann Conan & Ch/Ir Ch Abberann Ennya) and the Reserves were Barney & Tierney (Ch/Int Ch Brockland Brayhead Lad & Brockland Belle Bregorrey). Those placings indicate how much the critique is being looked forward to as anybody with any knowledge at all of Glens will know that there is two distinct types of the breed there with two different forms of coat presentation. We do like judges that cause a raised eyebrow!

Scottish Kennel Club results

At Scottish Kennel Club Glen of Imaal Terrier judge Alan Small awarded Barney (Int Ch Brockland Brayhead Lad) the Dog CC and his sister Tierney (Brockland Belle Bregorrey) the Bitch Challenge Certificate with Barney getting the nod for BOB. The two Reserves went to Woody (Johnny Be Good at Romainville) & Muffin (Jeonty Maybee Daysee). Muffin has had a Reserve CC before but for Woody and Tierney it was their first time for the “Green Cards”.