Glen Association critique

Glen of Imaal Terrier Association    26.11.17

My thanks to the committee for their invitation also to the exhibitors for their entries. I appreciate some had long journeys in uncertain weather conditions at this time of the year.

VD/B (3,1) 1. Harley’s Ch Donvaleset Brier. So much to like about this 10 yr old wheaten bitch with nice outline, proportions, lovely feminine expression with correct bite and dark eye. Good front assembly with ample bone, depth of chest and good angulation front and rear, Still well muscled throughout and in good harsh coat, well presented.  Moved well whilst holding her top line.

  1. Sage’s Jeonty Lola May at Wickholm. A 9 yr old wheaten bitch with a good head, nice feminine expression, dark eye, correct ear set and bite.   Good proportions with correct top line and tail set. In good harsh coat, neatly presented. On the day preferred movement of 1.

MPD (1) Hardy’s Amhard Manhattan. An appealing 6mth old blue youngster with nice outline and proportions, A good head with well defined stop, correct bite, ear set, and dark eye thus giving a lovely expression. Good angulation  front and rear and muscling up well for his age. In good coat, he enjoyed his debut in the ring, moving well with a nice tail carriage. Handled well.

PD (1) Hardy’s Amhard Manhattan

JD (1) White’s Abberann Cosmic Cowboy (IMP USA) A 10mth old blue youngster with pleasing outline and proportions. Skull of good width, correct ear set, dark eye and bite. Good front assembly with ample bone, depth of chest and good angulation front and rear. Well muscled throughout for his age. In good coat, well presented. Moved with drive holding his top line showing a good tail carriage. Pleased to award him BPIS

PGD (1) Pierce’s Rollo The Great. A handsome 20 mth old blue boy with pleasing outline and proportions giving the impression of real strength. Skull of good width with powerful foreface, correct ear set, dark eye and bite. Correct front assembly with strong neck and well boned. Good angulation front and rear, and depth of chest. Well sprung ribs and nicely muscled up throughout with strong hindquarters and good bend of stifle. Moved with drive holding his top line showing a correct tail carriage.  In good coat, well presented. With more handler experience this boy should achieve more awards. Pleased to award him RDCC

LD (1) Hardy’s Amhard Just In Thyme. A 3 ½ year old wheaten male with the impression of substance. Good head with correct ear set, dark eye and bite, giving such an appealing Glen expression. Forequarters stronger than rear with well boned foreleg and correct turn of foot. Shoulders broad and well laid back. In good harsh coat, neatly presented, he lacked enthusiasm on the move today.

OD (4,1) 1. White’s CH, IR, AM & SW CH Abberann Conan. Over the years many superlatives have been said about this 12yr old blue showman and I was delighted to have the opportunity to add my own. He has an excellent outline and proportions giving the impression of strength, essential in a Glen. In good coat, so well presented as always. His gentle expression belies a strong head and jaw with required correct ear set, dark eye and scissor bite. Fit for purpose, he has the desired front assembly and bone with strong hindquarters and depth of chest together with correct angulations. He is still well muscled throughout and commanded the ring with his balanced movement, tail carried gaily. Pleased to award him DCC & BIS

  1. Hannington’s Boudivella Osca A lot to like about this wheaten male of 2 yrs and 10mths, differing in type to 1. He has a pleasing outline with good proportions, and a strong head with correct ear set, dark eye and bite. Desired front assembly, with ample bone, strong neck and good depth of chest. Good angulation front and rear, and well muscled throughout. In good coat and well presented, he moved well with correct tail carriage.

MPB (1) Hardy’s Amhard Mai Tai. A lovely 6 mth old youngster, litter sister to the PD winner. Pleasing feminine head with dark eye and good bite. An appealing expression, used to advantage, making her the exhibit I’d like to have taken home with me. Good front and rear angulation with correct top line and tail set. Muscling up well for her age and in good coat. She enjoyed her debut in the ring and once settled, moved well. Handled sensitively and unfortunate to come against a more mature dog for the puppy challenge.

PB (1) Hardy’s Amhard Mai Tai

JB (1,1a)

PGB (1) Saletti’s Bendikes Fidelma A 2 yr old blue bitch with a pleasing head, correct bite, ear set and  nice feminine expression.  Good proportions but would have liked more angulation and substance. In good coat and neatly presented.  Unsettled on the move but improved later in the bitch challenge.

LB (1) Alstead’s Sigrid Melga At Pantcottage This blue brindle bitch, litter sister to the RDCC winner, has a good outline and correct proportions. Good head, dark eye and correct bite. Correct front assembly, good bone and angulations front and rear. She is well muscled throughout in nice harsh coat but quite sparse on rear pasterns. Moved well with drive keeping her good top line and tail carriage. Maturing nicely and one to watch.

OB (3) White’s IR & NL CH Daulton’s Midnight Sky Of Galore. At almost 4yrs this blue bitch has a solid appearance with good outline and proportions. Correct harsh coat in good condition and well presented. A strong head with correct ear set, dark eye and bite showing a typical Glen expression to her advantage. Correct front, good bone and angulation front and rear with a deep chest, nice spring of ribs, and strong hindquarters.  Fit for purpose, she moved with drive maintaining her top line and tail carriage. Pleased to award her BCC & RBIS

2 Sage’s CH Wickholm Breaking Dawn. At almost 2 yrs there is so much to like about this wheaten bitch, different in type to 1. A good outline and proportions giving the impression of substance. In good harsh coat, well presented. A strong head, with correct bite and dark eye.  Good bone and angulations front and rear, she is well muscled throughout. A deep chest with well sprung ribs and strong hindquarters.  Moved well holding her top line.

Ann Quinn(Judge)

Glen Association Show on Sunday

The Glen Association Championship Show will be held on Sunday at Pilsley Village Hall, Peartree Road, Pilsley, Chesterfield, S45 8HU. Most will be attending via sat nav so will be putting the postcode into the machine (hence the bold). Locals to Derbyshire though, on being told that the show is at Pilsley, Derbyshire, may automatically think of the “other” Pilsley at Chatsworth. If you do end up there by mistake it is only 17 miles to the Pilsley where the show is being held so you shouldn’t miss much!

The show starts at midday and judge Ann Quinn has 20 Glen of Imaal Terriers entered for her opinion.

Haven’t a clue……

Always there is something that raises an eyebrow so let’s share an email “Okay, you’re the font of all knowledge. Have a dig in the back of the sideboard, if you still have it, and see if there is a trophy list anywhere because didn’t there used to be one at……..”.

Actually that email did more than raise an eyebrow; it made two go up. It also caused a slight cringe that “the sideboard” was known and things were, when looked, still in there nearly 25 years after the first Secretary of the Glen of Imaal Terrier Association said ten years was enough and it was time somebody else did it!

It also provided a trophy list from the 1980s but as to where things are now; maybe Anne, current Association secretary can help.

Crufts and National Terrier trophies are still known and are handed out each year. The Crufts trophy is normally given straight back!

There were 2 Tinkinswood Trophies, the Kirloe Donard Memorial Tankard, Farni Goblet, Shield and Inverary Tankard awarded at the Club Show.

The Salterswall Cup (Birmingham National)

Diademhill Shield

Pajantick Shield (awarded at Leeds)

Rhett Butler Shield

Salterswall Bowl (awarded at Welsh Kennel Club)

2 more “unnamed” shields

The Rose Trophy

Crookford Variety Shield

Eversley Patrick Spoon (services to the breed)

Such memories evoked by that list which had been absolutely forgotten. People don’t seem to do (or want) trophies anymore but does anybody know where they are?

Quieter week….

In America McKinley KC had back to back shows and BOB Glen of Imaal Terrier both days was GCH Emerald Isle’s Keely with Daulton who went on to take a group 4 one of the days. In the UK BOB at 3 Counties was Romainville Billy Wizz.

The Glen Association Open Show was smiled on by the Weather Gods. Best In Show (and Best Veteran) was Donvaleset Rebus with Best Puppy going Golden Spur, a 6 month baby at his first show. My catalogue was needed elsewhere so hopefully somebody can send the name of the Best Bitch and the 2 Reserves. Thanks to Ann Quinn they can now be filled in. Best Bitch was Young May Moon, Reserve Dog Donvaleset Liffy and Reserve Best Bitch Ch Jeonty Maybe Daysee

Well done all.

Donvaleset Rebus, Young May Moon , Golden Spur

Glen Association Open Show?

We’ve had a couple of queries about the Glen Association Open Show. We were told the details were going to be sent for here but they haven’t turned up and neither, as far as can be seen, are they in the “shows closing” section of the dog papers. Sure it’s just a hiccup in communication and Anne (anmeha@aol.com) will be able to help out if you email her.