Leeds (postal)entries close tomorrow & Voting closes today!

Postal entries close tomorrow for Leeds Championship Show. Glen of Imaal Terriers are to be judged by Don Harley and Terrier Day is Friday July 22nd. Online close July 1st

Don’t forget (as if you could) that it is the EU referendum vote day today. All we are saying is just get out there and do it!

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The following judges have been confirmed for Glen of Imaal Terriers at Championship Shows 2016:-
Crufts: Bill Brown-Cole

National Terrier: Jeff Luscott

Birmingham National: Val Harley

SKC: Jean Rogers

Bath: Paul Wilkinson

Leeds: Don Harley

WKC: Pat Chadwick

Darlington: Max King

SWKA: Jeff Horswell

Glen of Imaal Association: Tim Harrison

Anybody know the Belfast judge?

Glen of Imaal Association Critique


Many thanks to every one for the good entry, it was nice to see so many Glens.

There seems to be more and more being bred with heavy ears and lack of bone, also a couple of straight fronts, strong bone and sturdy body is a requirement of the Glen, let us not forget what they where bred for.

Minor Puppy Dog 1st Mrs K George & Garnham. Romainville Dilligaf.

Good front and head with good bite nice eye correct ear set moderate neck correct shoulders and correct top line good tail set good angulations , had correct front but moving on a tight lead made him pin, a loose lead would correct this.

2nd Mr a &Mrs B Dunning, Romainville Freddies Choice.

Good head and bite, round dark eye with correct ear set good front moderate neck level top line correct tail set. Not quite settled on move.

Puppy Dog 1st J Alstead, Golden Spurs.

Well balanced puppy with correct front strong jaw and good bite nice eye and ears moderate length of neck good lay of shoulders deep chest level top line correct tail set good angulations neat feet moved well. Looked good from side gait

2nd Mrs K George& Garnham. Romainville Dilligaf

Post Graduate Dog. 1st Mr J & Mrs J. Sage, Romainville Fast N Furious At Wickholm

Although stood alone he was a nice lad to go over. Good solid dog ample bone correct front, good width of skull strong jaw with correct bite nice eye good ear set and

moderate neck with level top line deep chest good angulations looked good on the move.

Limit Dog 1st Mrs A & Mr M Hardy, Amhard High Flyer.

Another good solid dog with good front strong jaw good bite, nice eye good ear shape and set moderate neck correct length of upper arm good level top line deep chest well muscled , good angulations moved with drive and looked the part from the side gait. Pleased to award Reserve Dog CC. and Reserve Best in Show

2nd Mrs L Fraser, Kirikee Celtic Warrior.

Nice head strong jaw and good bite nice eye and ear set moderate length of neck good front and deep chest good top line and well angulated , Handsome boy but moved heavily.

3rd J Withers, Panjantick Star Trooper.

Open Dog, 1st Mrs A White, Abberann Phelan.

A stunning dog with strong head and jaw good bite and round eye of good colour correct shape and ear set moderate length of neck good front deep chest with plenty of heart room correct length of upper arm, with broad width of shoulders level top line and good tail set, very well muscled and with correct length of coat, the dog moved with drive and looked good from all angles. Groomed to perfection handled well Pleased to award him the Dog CC and Best in Show.

2ndMrs K George, Romainville Billy Wizz

Good head and eye correct bite good lay of shoulder nice body shape correct top line good angulations all round. Lovely coat and condition. Moved sound.

3rd Mrs CJ Rogers, Begorrey Wannabe Victory By Jeonty


Minor Puppy Bitch. 1st, Mrs K George, Romainville Anna Belle

Sweet little puppy with good front and good bite dark eye good ear set moderate neck with level top line and correct tail set with good angulations moved well round the ring.

2nd Mr S Percy, Ringhaddy Teal,

A raw puppy needs a lot more ring work to settle her down, nice head good bite and ear set with moderate length of neck level top line.

3rd Mrs K George, Romainville Maggie May


Puppy Bitch, 1st Mrs A White, Daultons Midnight Sky of Galore.

A stunning puppy with correct front and strong jaw and bite correct width of skull and ear set and moderate neck level top line and good tail set ,correct length of upper arm good angulations, moved well. Best Puppy In Show

2nd Mrs A & Mr M Hardy, Bonny Nell

A sweet little Bitch with good head and bite correct ears moderate neck level top line good set of tail good angulations ,correct double coat moved well.

3rd A Studd, Wickholm Gone in Sixty Secs.

Junior Bitch 2nd Mrs & Mr Amhard Indi Kate

Lovely bitch good head and bite good ear set and moderate neck level top line and nice tail set moved nice rear angulation . Moved sound around the ring nice side gait.

2nd A Studd, Wickholm Gone in Sixty Secs.

Correct bite good eye level top line good tail set moved well.

Post Graduate Bitch 1st Mrs S Smith, Bendikes Edith May.

Good solid bitch with good front and strong head and eye good bite correct ear set moderate neck good top line and tail set correct length of upper arm and good angulations moved with drive. Lovely temperment.

2nd Mrs B J Baldock, Ellerton Dusky Beauty.

Good head and eye correct bite, level top line good angulations, She was unhappy with both her owner and me about being at the show but happily moved around the ring.

Limit bitch 1st Mrs A & Mr M Hardy, Amhard Ginger Snap.

Lovely bitch with correct front strong head good bite nice eye and ear set moderate neck and level top line good tail set deep chest and correct angulations moved with drive around the ring.

2nd Mrs C J Rogers, Jeonty Me Me Fern,

Good head and jaw with good bite and dark eye moderate neck level top line good tail set in good coat moved well around the ring.

3rd Mrs S Smith Grizzlemarsh Dorathea,

Open Bitch 1st Mrs K George

,Romainville Ellie

Very nice bitch with good front and strong jaw correct bite nice dark eye good stop , level top line good shoulder placement well angulated well off for bone moved with drive, Coat correct texture and groomed out well, shown well.Pleased to award Bitch C.C

2nd Mrs A White, Abberann Dersla.

Stunning bitch good front strong jaw with correct dark eye good stop correct ears moderate neck level top line correct tail set good shoulder placement and length of upper arm well muscled in good coat move with drive pressed hard for first place, pleased to award Reserve Bitch CC.

3rd Mrs BJ Baldock, CH Jeonty Maybe Daysee.

Donald Harley (Judge)



SKC 2012 critique

Glen of Imaal Terrier

Many thanks to the committee of SKC for their hospitality & the two very capable stewards for making my day enjoyable. My two CC winners were the best movers of the day. Thank you to all exhibitors for your support on this my first appointment awarding CCs.

PGD: 1) Kirikee Ronan O’Gara. Nice head & eye, excellent bite & correct ear shape, good lay of shoulders, deep chest with plenty of heart room, good topline, correct front feet position, a nice lad that will trouble the rest as he matures. I like this boy a lot but today movement let him down a little as he needed time to settle. 2) Jeonty Highland Boy. Good head & eye, good mouth, level topline, deep chest, correct tailset, well presented, just preferred front of first.

LD: 1) Amhard Freebooter. Brindle boy with good mouth, expressive eyes, good neck & shoulders, correct front, correct position of front feet, good angulations front & rear, harsh coat, moved with drive.

OD: 1) Amhard Damson Sauce. Brindle, correct bite, strong jaw, eyes of good colour, correct ear carriage, correct front with good feet, strong neck, good lay of shoulders. Correct length to upper arm. Good length to height ratio, nice turn of stifle, well muscled, good topline & tailset, correct coat texture. Moved with drive fore & aft. Nicely presented. Was pleased to award him his first CC. Well done. I didn’t realise till after the judging that this boy has several Res CCs under his belt. 2) Multi Champion Abberann Conan. Well presented dog with good bite, strong foreface with good width of skull, correct ear set, strong neck, deep chest, level topline to a correct set on tail. Well muscled, in good coat, just preferred the side gait movement of first on the day. Res CC. 3) Abberann Karl. Young dog that has to mature for this class but has lots of promise. Good head & bite with correct ear placement, strong neck leading into well placed shoulders, deep chest, good topline with correct tail set, good angulation, moved well with drive.

JB: 1) Amhard Ginger Snap. Wheaten with good bite, good eye colour, typical young Glen expression, she used her ears which were the correct size & shape. Good neck & shoulder placement, deep chest, level topline & good tail set, neat feet with good turn out, nice rear angulation, moved with drive. Res CC & BP.

PGB: 1) Bailielands Leanbh Orga (Jun Ch). Wheaten of 20 months. Nice bitch with good bite, strong jaw, pleasing head & eye, good width to skull, deep chest with plenty of heart room, nice lay of shoulder, good angulation, moved well with good driving action. 2) Amhard Ginger Galore. Wheaten with pretty head, a little longer in muzzle than her litter sister, nice dark eye, correct ear set & placement, good topline & tailset, moved well.

OB: 1) Ir/Ch Abberann Ennya. Wheaten I have admired from being a youngster & not disappointed going over her, loads of ring presence. Good bite, expressive eyes, good width of skull, correct ears, well muscled neck leading onto good shoulders, good front, deep chest, good topline, good turn of stifle, well off for bone, very powerful girl which shows in her movement, a rear driving action made her movement look effortless as she floated around the ring. Shown well, only criticism was her coat, I have seen her in better jacket but it didn’t stop her being awarded the CC & BOB. 2) Ir Ch Abberann Eilish at Kirikee. Correct mouth, nice head piece, appealing dark eyes, nice front & feet, strong neck, good lay of shoulders, deep chest, correct topline, well off for bone, presented in lovely coat & condition but her movement was very unsettled today. 3) Amhard Extra Spice. Good mouth, dark eye, correct front, shoulder & topline, good tailset, good coat texture. Movement okay. 


What a weekend!

SKC and judge Don Harley (awarding CCs for the first time) gave BOB to Ir/Ch Abberann Ennya with Dog CC to Amhard Damson Sauce (his 1st). The 2 Reserves were Amhard Ginger Snap & Multi Champion Abberann Conan.

In America GCH Finnabair Song O’My Heart took a Group 3 at Clarksville KC and GCH Coleraine’s Mandalay Royalty, in a 3 day cluster, took 3 Group placements with the last one being a Gp 2 at Long Island KC. In Finland Gleann Nollaig was Best In Show at the Haijaa Group Show.

The big show of the past week was the World Show in Austria. World Winner was Ahadiel of the Beskyd Gate and Junior World Winner was McCormac Rathnait Kilraghts. Finally Finnabair Winston O’Reilley RN BN showed the brains of the Glen of Imaal Terrier with a new working title from an ASCA trial…and being Winston it is on his own blog.

What a set of results-congratulations everybody!!!

Health page updated (please read to bottom)

Thanks for the suggestions that the EFG health pages could do a bit of updating; they have now been done. Whilst on the subject of health a few co-ordinators have been in touch after the recent Breed Health Co-ordinators Seminar. Glen of Imaal Association Co-ordinator Don Harley told the meeting that, after a Stud Dog & Brood Bitch owners meetings to which people had been invited, it had been decided that only Glens DNA tested and micro-chipped would be bred from. This is now incorporated in to the Code of Ethics and has been passed by the Kennel Club. That was the bit that impressed others there as they  had wanted to do this with their own breeds but the KC had said no as it was too restrictive. What was the Association’s secret?

From Don Harley: I realized  it was incorrect about brood bitches, and I believe that I said that  I would LIKE to see it in the code of ethics,but then when there are people making notes maybe I should  have spoken louder or more clearly.Therefore I would like the blog  to be corrected.