Darlington critique


PD (1)

1 Harley’s Abberham Running Down A Dream. Very promising young man. Medium sizes as asked for and excellent strength and substance throughout for his age. Good head, eye and expression. Pleasing depth of chest, well sprung ribs and well developed hindquarters with a good bend of stifle. Once he got into his stride moved well with a positive ground covering action, BP.

OD (3)

1 Hannington’s Boudivella Oscar. Thought him very typical throughout. Best of heads with excellent strength of foreface. Strong muscular neck set in well placed shoulders, pleasing front, good bone and the best of feet. Firm body, good width of chest and correct topline and tailset. Powerful quarters that he used to advantage on the move. Good harsh cost, moved well fore and aft, CC & BOB.

2 Alstead’s Ch Golden Spurs. Another very impressive example of the breed. Good size with lovely bone and substance. Typical in head, good strength of jaw and a pleasing eye and expression. Excellent depth of chest, big ribs and a firm backline. Well rounded hindquarters with a good bend of stifle. Best of coats, pleasing ground covering action on the move, Res.CC.

VB (1)

1 Harley’s Ch Donvaleset Brier. Very well made bitch, good shape with a very typical outlook. Well off for strength and substance throughout. Pleasing head, neat well set ears and a good eye and expression. Good body shape, firm topline and well made quarters. Positive mover, BV.

PB (1)

1 Hope’s Borderglens Rose. Very much a baby but of overall good make and shape. Good head and eye. Pleasing depth of chest for her age, nice spring of rib and well rounded hindquarters. In good coat. Was a little unsteady on the move but once she got into her stride moved well.

JB (3)

1 Forbes’ Jeonty Dreams A Dream With Karensbrae. Lovely young bitch who took your eye as soon as she entered the ring. Very well made throughout. Feminine outlook but has excellent strength and substance for her age. Good head, lovely eye and expression. Best of fronts standing on good legs and feet, well developed body and a good tailset and carriage. Moved soundly on a free and easy stride. Coat could be a tad harsher but on the day could not be denied top honours, CC.

2 Martell’s Jeonty Letty Be Magic. Another I liked a lot. See she is the litter sister of the winner and has many of her siblings qualities, just need to develop in body to complete the picture. Good make and shape. Pleasing head with good strength and a very typical outlook. Strong neck set in well placed shoulders, correct topline and well developed quarters for her age. Sound on the move.

3 Borderglens Rose.

LB (2)

1 Hannington’s Boudivella Tegan. Excellent strength and substance but still keeps a feminine outlook. Good head shape, strong jaw, big teeth and the best of expressions. Well made front assembly, good depth of chest and well sprung ribs. Nicely rounded hindquarters with a good bend of stifle. Harsh coat and very positive on the move.

2 James & O’Brien’s Amhard Jessie Jay. Well made bitch who was close up to the winner. Good strength in head with a pleasing eye and expression. Muscular neck and a pleasing layback of shoulder. Firm body and topline that she kept on the move. Well muscled quarters. On the move could not match the winners attitude and verve.

OB (1)

1 Alstead’s Ch Sigrid Helga At Pantcottage. Very good bitch who was in excellent form on the day. Excellent strength and substance and has a very typical outlook. Good head shape, neat well set ears and the best of expressions. Lovely bone and feet, well developed body and nicely angulated hindquarters. Had her in my mind for top honours but in the final run off in the challenge was not as fluent as the young bitch and had to pay the price, Res CC.

Judge David Shields

Entries closing

South Wales Kennel Association (postal) entries close today. Terrier day is October 5th and Tom Johnston is to judge Glen of Imaal Terriers. Online closes 3rd September.

Darlington has extended entries again and they now close on August 28th. David Shields is judging Glens.

Belfast (online) entries also close on August 28th. Jeff Luscott is to judge Glen of Imaal Terriers on Saturday 29th September

Darlington (online) entries & DNA swabs World Show

Online entries close for Darlington Championship Show TODAY (August 7th) at midday. Terrier day is September 14th and Glen of Imaal Terriers are to be judged by David Shields and are first in the ring at 9.00am

Alison Seall writes:-

Please bring your DNA swab kits to the World Dog Show on Friday .

 DNA archive submissions can be given to me at the World Dog Show on Friday and I will take them back to the UK & post them to the Animal Health Trust

 I also have 20-30 swab kits for anyone who would like to contribute to the archive … please find me on the Friday at the WDS.

 I can also take back any unwanted swab kits.

Thank you.


Driffield Critique

Glen of Imaal Terriers

JD (1) 1 Howarth’s Donvaleset Liffy at Arkview, very promising youngster, excellent bone & substance for his age, balanced head of good size, pleasing eye & expression, well made front, good depth, strong well rounded quarters. Once he got into his stride moved soundly with drive. RBD.

LD (3) 1 Quinn’s Kirikee Ronan O’Gara, very typical throughout, blue of great strength & looks as if he could do a day’s work, best of heads, well set ears, excellent strength of muzzle, strong muscular neck, good spring of rib, firm topline, well muscled hindquarters, very positive on the move. BD & BOB; 2 Hardy’s Amhard Freebooter, pleasing make & shape, good head & expression, strong jaw, big teeth, good width of chest, excellent depth throughout, well bent stifles, good coat, moved well, but not the attitude of the winner.

YD (0).

OD (1) 1 Hardy’s Amhard Damson Sauce, good size with excellent strength & substance throughout, typical head, good eye colour & pleasing expression, well boned forelegs, good feet, strong well muscled body, nicely round quarters, moved with purpose once he got his mind on the job in hand.

JB (3) 1 Hannington’s Romainville Uptown Girl, lovely type of youngster who shows much promise, good make & shape, best of heads, good eye & expression, well set ears, strong deep body, well sprung ribs for her age, good coat of correct texture, moved well. RBB; 2 Hardy’s Amhard Ginger Galore, pleasing outlook, typical head, good eye & expression, well made front, good depth throughout, strong hindquarters, sound on the move. Not as mature in body as the winner.

LB (0).

YB (2) 1 Hardy’s Amhard Ginger Snap, wheaten of good size & presents a very typical outlook, pleasing bone & substance throughout, good head shape, strong muzzle, keen eye & expression, good body lines, excellent depth throughout, best of quarters with a good bend of stifle, moved soundly. BB; 2 R Uptown Girl. OB (0).