EFG Open Show critique

Best in Show Ch Golden Spurs

Reserve Best in Show Ch Romainville Billy Whizz

Best Opposite Sex Sigrid Helga at Pantcottage

Best Dog Ch Golden Spurs

Reserve Best Dog Ch Romainville Billy Whizz

Best Bitch Sigrid Helga at Pantcottage

Reserve Bitch & Best Veteran Jeonty Lola May at Wickholm

Best Puppy Jeonty Glynis Making Magic for Zippor

I was honoured to judge this breed club show, a great opportunity for me to handle a good number of this relatively rare breed, so a learning curve, as is every judging appointment. Type is varied and sometimes compromises had to be made, some I liked were carrying too much weight which did not help toplines or movement.  The forehand assembly of the breed is a special feature and poses some challenges to get well formed front, with sufficient upper arm and good front action.

Many thanks to my stewards Harold Gary and Miss Tobijnski

PGD (1, 0)

1 Samuel Jeonty Yippee Kiaye 3 years blue dog, very typical in body proportions and outline with sight rise to the loin. Strong head and good jaw and dentition.  Coat a little soft.  Good bone. Needs a little more chest.  Ears a touch heavy.  Sound moving, a little close in front.

LD (2, 1)

1 Tobijanski Romainville Becks Blue for Zippor 2 years blue brindle, excellent proportions, topline and tailset. I’d prefer a little more bone for his size.  Excellent head, eye and dentition.  I would prefer more rear angulation and a little more width in front.

OD (6, 2) Best class of the day for depth of quality and the first 2 very close.

1 Alstead Ch Golden Spurs 4 years I loved his type, proportions, coat and topline.  Scored in quarters and rear movement here.  Lovely head and eye and strongly boned.  Full of type.  I might like a little more upper arm but he pleased me a lot. BIS

2 George Ch Romainville Billy Whizz 5 years he has a very correct head shape with slight taper to the muzzle. Good coat and strong bone.  Correct rise to topline.  I’d prefer a little more angulation to his quarters. BD &RBIS

3 Hannington Boudivella Osca 3 years shorter bodied dog with good coat. Good rear.  His front action could be better.

VD (2, 1)

1 Garner Ch Johnny Be Good at Romainville almost 12 years and enjoying his day. Head of good proportions and has a good coat.  Topline a little slack now and he is a little loose on the move.  Excellent temperament.

PB (4, 3)

1 Tobijanski Jeonty Glynis Making Magic for Zippor 9 months good length to height proportions and good ribcage which needs to drop a little more. Quality feminine head and good eye pigment.  Coat just coming through.  Sound, typical mover.  She needs a little more confidence.  I’d prefer a touch more bone and hope this might develop. BPIS

JB (2, 1)

1 Rogers Jeonty Jyn a New Hope 15 months, she is a very good mover and has good body length with good coat and good rise over the loin. Her skull could be flatter.  Good bone.  Eyes could be a shade darker.

PGB (3, 1)

1 Hannington Boudivella Tegan 2 years old, won on coat and front action here. Could be a little stronger in foreface and a touch more length to her but she carried herself well.  Sound at both ends.

2 George Romainville Izzy Wizzy 2 years a real teenager in the body and dipping in her back on the day. A lovely head and eye and strong bone.  Her front action is disappointing.  Coat needs to harden up.

LB (3, 1)

1 Alstead Sigrid Helga at Pantcottage 2 years blue brindle bitch of excellent type with good body length which could have more rise to the loin. Very good head, ears, coat and movement. BB &BOS

2 Rogers Jeonty Minnie Meme 3 years a little shorter in body not helped by carrying maximum weight. Good bone and sound and typical on the move.

OB (3, 0)

1 George Romainville Maggie May 3 years scored in type and topline here. Could be better in tail carriage but I liked her substance and topline and movement. In the challenge her rear action was not so steady.

2 Rogers Ch Jeonty Meme Fern 5 years same type but carrying too much weight and this shows in her topline. Good chest with slight bow.

3 Sag Ch Wickholm Breaking Dawn 2 years looked a teenager and needs to drop in chest and develop in body. Very good head and eye and ears.  Topline a little flat.  Very good mover. Needs more chest and front legs could be more bow.

VB (4, 2) 2 excellent bitches.

1 Sage Jeonty Lola May at Wickholm 10 years, lovely type, carrying maximum weight which detracts from her topline. Excellent chest.  A very good mover at both ends.  Scored in front action and ears. RBB & BV

2 Samuel Jeonty Red Clover 12 years I loved the type and body shape of this bitch, shown in hard condition and with well-developed topline. Just shows her age a little in her front action.  Good head.  Ears not as neat as winner.

Frank Kane

EFG Open Show entry.

The EFG Open Show on April 22nd (next Sunday) will see an entry of 30 Glen of Imaal Terriers for judge Frank Kane. It’s a bigger entry than both Crufts and National Terrier and the largest Open Show number for quite a long time. So if you want to meet the breed Sports Connexion, Leamington Road, Ryton On Dunsmore, Coventry, CV8 3FL will be a good place to visit. Judging starts at 9.30 and-up to yet-it’s a great weather forecast!

 

AGM minutes & EFG Open Show closing reminder

The minutes of the 2017 Annual General Meeting of the Glen of Imaal Terrier Enthusiasts & Fanciers Club (EFG) can be read in the member’s area of the EFG website.

REMINDER: The closing date for the EFG Open Show is Thursday April 12th. Liz is at National Terrier & will take entries there. Frank Kane is the judge and there is £10 for Best In Show with £5 each for Reserve Best In Show, Best Puppy & Best Veteran. If you missed getting a schedule it can either be downloaded from the EFG website or drop an email to Jean Rogers

Open Shows Spring 2018

Now the 2018 diaries and wall planners are out here are a few Open Shows to fill the pages. All are scheduling Glen of Imaal Terriers.

West Midlands Terrier-Saturday 10th February-Glen judge Darwin Martin-Entries close 15th January

Sporting Terrier of Yorkshire-Saturday 17th February-Glen judge Mark Walshaw-Entries close 3rd February

Retford Canine Society-Sunday 18th March-Glen judge Sherril Goodwin-Entries close 26th February

North Lincs Dog Club-Saturday 31st March-Glen judge Tan Nagrecha-Entries close 6th March

Birmingham Gundog & Terrier-Sunday 22nd April-Glen judge Bob Blackley (10 classes)-Entries close 2nd April

and the EFG Open Show is also on April 22nd with Frank Kane judging so a great chance to do two shows in one day!