Crufts entries released

The Kennel Club have released the entry figures for Crufts 2019. Across the disciplines a total of 20,565 dogs are entered, just a few hundred down on last year. In all honesty the Glen of Imaal Terrier entry at just 20 (8 dogs and 12 bitches) is not good but what was expected? With the cost of entries, the stress of the show and getting there for a 9.00am start combining with a judge that hasn’t shown an awful lot of affinity for the breed previously it isn’t too big a surprise.

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Crufts (postal) entries close on Monday

Crufts (postal) entries close next Monday, January 7th. You have until the 21st for online entries. Glen of Imaal Terriers are on Saturday March 9th and are first in (9.00am) ring 6, hall1. The judge is Jeff Horswell. Whichever way you decide to enter DO remember to order a car park pass as it is a lot dearer on the day. If any details need to be checked the interactive Crufts schedule can be viewed here. (It saves downloading 139 pages!)

Windsor critique

Glen of Imaal Terriers

Although numerically small in numbers I was very impressed with the excellent type of the dogs present on the day. Temperaments were excellent as one would expect from this wonderful breed. Such a shame they are not more popular as they are wonderful characters.

JD/B 1) Romainville Rock ‘N Rolla at Coedrhosyn. 17 month old female, lovely head & expression. Well balanced in outline and sturdy in constitution. Good length to upper arm, depth of chest, good ribcage and well ribbed back. Moved soundly in profile and behind. Front action needs to settle a bit. Reserve Best Bitch.

PGD/B 1) Romainville Bilbo Baggins. 3 year old male, masculine head & expression. Sturdy in constitution would, would like a little more balance in outline. Good ribcage & depth of chest & well ribbed back. Good length to upper arm, more lay of shoulder would be to his advantage. Moved well in profile action & in front, could be a little stronger in hind action.

OD/B 1) Ch Golden Spurs. Four & a half years old. Correct masculine expression. Well balanced in outline and of a sturdy constitution with excellent bone. Excellent front with good width & depth to chest. Good length to upper arm & well laid shoulder. Well ribbed back. Moved soundly in all directions. Best Dog & BOB. 2) Boudivella Osca. Three & a half years old. Masculine head with a good outline. Good depth to chest, a little more width to chest would be to his advantage. Excellent well muscled hindquarters. Moved well in profile & behind. Reserve Best Dog. 3) Sigrid Helga at Pantcottage. 2 years old. Lovely feminine head & expression with excellent bite. Well balanced in outline with good depth to chest. Well ribbed back. Moved soundly. Best Bitch.

Yvonne Cannon (Judge)

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

Forward planning indeed.

Last week we did a “summer isn’t over yet”, this week the first Championship Show schedule of 2019! Manchester Championship Show schedule is now available on Higham Press. Terrier day is Friday 18th January and Glen of Imaal Terriers are to be judged by Patsy Hollings. Yes, you’re right, Patsy judged at this show two years ago but 2019 sees Challenge Certificates on offer.

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.