Glen Association critique

The Glen of Imaal Association Champ Show. 25/11/2018.

I was thrilled when invited to judge the club show so thank you to the committee. My steward worked hard and kept it all flowing smoothly so a big thank you to Jenny. I worry about our breed as I see more and more long straight forelegs and heavy ears but seem to be acceptable by some judges, please note these are bad faults.

Puppy Dog K. George. Teamarch Rock Steady Beat. Stood alone. Nice head with dark eye correct front, sturdy body good bone, deep chest level top line good turn of stifle, in lovely condition, front movement correct but rear a little close behind. Best Puppy.

Junior Dog 1st. A. Hardy. Amhard Off The Cuff. I liked this young lad. Nice head correct mouth, ears, strong jaw dark eye lovely expression with a hint of mischief about him, strong body with deep chest level top line correct front with position of feet at just the right angle enough upper arm, well muscled moved sound. Considered him for the reserve CC. 2nd. Mr. A. Hickmam. Romainville Rock A Fella. A handsome boy strong head good width in skull lovely eye good spring of rib deep chest correct shoulder placement ample bone and muscle, nicely shown in good condition. Moved sound.

Post Graduate Dog. 1st. A. Hardy. Amhard Manhattan. A upstanding lad who has a lovely head good mouth strong jaw dark round eye correct ear shape and size good width between ears strong neck with good lay of shoulder correct front with slight turn of front feet, nice length of upper arm, deep chest good spring of rib well off for both bone and muscle, Moved sound. Pleased to award him CC.

Open Dog I was shocked that all three males in this class gave their owners a hard time and let themselves down badly. 1st. J. Hannington. Boviolvella Oscar. I have always likes this this boy he has a lovely head neck and shoulders, well bodied with deep chest good spring of rib level top line correct front well placed feet, good bone well muscled moved sound. Reserve CC. 2nd. A. White. IR Ch. Abberann Cosmic Cowboy. (imp USA ). He looked a little young in this class after saying that he has a lovely head, good mouth, eye and ear shape good front correct upper arm front feet placed nicely strong neck sturdy body with deep chest level top line nice turn of stifle. Moved sound. 3rd. Dr. J. Alstead. Ch. Golden Spurs.

Veteran Dog J. Penny. Grizzlrmarsh Digby. A 10 year old with a lovely expression, big round dark eye correct ear shape level top line,well bodied and muscle for age but then this breed seems to get better with age. moved sound.

Junior Bitch1st. K. Forbes. Jeonty Dream’s A Dream with Karensbrae. A young lady with a lovely expression, good mouth dark eye level top line, small neat feet, coat a little soft but this time of year most of us suffer with our Glen’s coat not being quite right. Moved well fore and aft.

Post Graduate Bitch 1st. S. Smith. Bendikes Edith May. Feminine head dark eye, good mouth ear front neck and shoulder, well off for bone and muscle. Best mover in this class. 2nd. A. Hardy. Amhard Mai Tai. Pretty girl with a correct bite, ear and eye shape and colour good front with slight turn of front feet, deep chest with correct shoulder placement, had best feet in this class, moved well. 3rd. J& J. Hall &Saletty. Bendikes Fidelma.

Limit Bitch 1st. K. George. Romainville Izzy Wizzy. Drawn to this girls lovely dark eye, strong fore face but still very feminine correct front and position of feet, deep chest good lay of shoulder level top line well boned and muscled nice turn of stifle, coat in beautiful condition moved sound, Reserve CC. 2nd. K. Forbes. Jeonty Dream’s A Dream with Karensbrae.

Open Bitch. A. White. IR Ch Abberann Reach For The Stars Ryane. A nice looking lady with a beautiful expression, correct ear shape and size, dark eye, good mouth, correct front and position of front feet, deep chest good spring of rib level top line, correct tail set, nice turn of stifle ample bone, good width of thigh, well muscled. Moved well. Pleased to award her the CC. 2nd. A. White. CH, IR CH & NL CH Daultons Midnight Sky of Galore. Dam of CC winner and much of the comments apply, she is also well boned and muscled, beautifully turned out and moved well but just preferred movement of my 1st place. 3rd. Dr. J. Alstead. CH. Sigrid Helga at Pantcottage.

Veteran Bitch. S. Smith. Grizzlemarsh Dorathea. This lady has such a kind eye with a beautiful expression, well bodied correct lay of shoulder level top line, well boned and muscled 10 years young and moved really well. Best Veteran.

Val Harley (Judge)