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Darlington critique and LKA (postal) closing

Ladies Kennel Association postal entries close on Monday. Terrier Day is Sunday 10th December and Glen of Imaal Terriers are to be judged by Alison Seall

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GLEN OF IMAAL JUDGE DARLINGTON 17

LD (3)

1 Hannington’s Boudivella Oscar. Strong, masculine head with powerful jaw. Good forehand with well laid shoulders, slight bow and good bone. Typical topline and good set on. Shown in excellent coat. Moved very well.

2 Rogers’ Gleann Dynamo Man at Jeonty (Imp). Not quite the coat texture of the winner but he too has a good head and expression, decent forehand with good bone and nicely padded feet. Sound and free moving.

3 Hardy’s Amhard Justin Thyme

OD (4,1)

1 Alstead’s Ch Golden Spurs. An impressive exhibit with a grand head, dark eye, good ears and powerful jaw and muzzle. Strong moderate neck, well laid shoulders and good bone. Well ribbed with a strong, slightly arched loin. Impressed on the move. Shown in excellent coat & condition. CC & BOB.

2 Hogburn’s Pajantick Razamataz. Very typical and pleasing for balance. Good width of skull, well placed eyes and ears. Well bodied with muscular, nicely angulated hind quarters. Very easy on the move with plenty of drive. Reserve CC.

3 Hardy’s Amard High Flyer

MPB (2)

1 Rogers’ Jeonty Jyn A New Hope. A smart, well balanced youngster, good breadth and length of skull, strong foreface. Strong wide chest with well laid shoulders. Shown in a good jacket and her maturity of body gave her the edge today.

2 George’s Romainville Rock On Lizzie. Less finished than the winner but she too has an attractive, typical head and expression. Good harsh topcoat. Strong loin. Sound and she displayed an effortless, free moving gait.

JB (2,1)

1 Hannington’s Boudivella Tegan. Good sized skull, strong jaw, pleasing eye. Good breadth of chest, decent forehand with good bone. Well ribbed with strong loin giving typical topline. Good set on. Very good profile action, just a little untidy going away from me.

LB (3)

1 George’s A Romainville Whistle Dixie. Lovely substance, type and balance. Good breadth of skull with neat well set ears. Strong jaw. Good ribbing and short strong loin. Impressed on the move with a very easy driving action. Good double coat. Reserve CC.

2 James & O’brien’s Amhard Jessie Jay. Pleasing, typical head and expression with dark, well set eyes. Typical topline. Good set on. Maybe a little too well ribbed! Good quarters and she moved out with some drive. A lovely character.

3 Hardy and Tune’s Amhard Jeez Louise

OB (1)

1 Hannington’s Romainville Uptown Girl. Very typical and well balanced with good breadth of skull, lovely dark eye and good ears. Decent forehand with slight bow and well padded feet. Strong loin and good rib with typical topline. Moved out well. CC, her third I was told, congratulations.

Judge: Tom Mather

 

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Posted by on October 13, 2017 in Dog Shows, General Glen Things

 

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Leeds critique

LEEDS 2017 – GLEN OF IMAAL TERRIERS

 

In my report from the last time I judged this lovely breed I did say that a Glen should look like a Glen and exhibitors must have taken that to heart as there were only a couple that were not typical. I must thank the exhibitors for the sporting way my placings were received and I was very pleased to be able to say that the Dog CC and the Bitch CC gained their titles on the day – congratulations.

 

PGD (1)

  1. Hardy‘s AMHARD LIGHTENING FLASH. Just coming up 8 months this wheaten boy has a good body shape and outline. Promising head with good width of skull, good stop and correct shaping to the foreface. Strong front assembly for his age and a good shaped ribcage with a short loin. He has good muscling in his hindquarters and this assists his free-flowing movement. Very steady both coming and going and his overall type and ring presence won him the Best Puppy award over the bitch.

 

LD (4)

  1. Hannington‘s BOUDEVELIA OSCAR. Presenting a good outline with his excellent body proportions and strong head, this red/wheaten has a good, harsh quality coat, dark eye and balanced muzzle. He has a good strong neck running into good set of shoulders and front with excellent bone. Well shaped ribcage and a good strong loin. Not as good in turn of stifle as CC winner but has good muscling in his quarters. He moved steadily in profile though a tad wide in front coming towards me. I was pleased to award him the Reserve CC.

 

  1. Rogers‘ GLEANN DYNAMO MAN AT JEONTY (Imp). Striking blue male with a good Glen outline and good harsh coat presented newly trimmed. He has a good strong skull of the correct shape with good strength to the foreface and good dentition. Strenth in his forequarters with the correct amount of bone. Well balanced body with good ribcage and short loin. Positive on the move which he did with ease and precision. He is well muscled and this and overall type gave him this place this class over

 

  1. Hardy‘s AMHARD JUSTIN THYME.

 

OD (2)

  1. Alstead‘s GOLDEN SPURS. My Junior winner from the last time this blue boy still has that very full harsh coat with an attractive bit of brindling. He has developed as I had hoped he would and is now a real quality Glen. An extremely well-balanced skull and foreface with lovely eye, correct well-set ears and good scissor bite. Excellent, well-sprung ribcage and a good strong loin. The really good muscling in his well-turned quarters allows that free flowing movement which was a joy to watch. I had no hesitation in awarding him the Dog CC and later topped that with BoB.

 

  1. Hardy‘s AMARD HIGH FLYER. Coming up 5 years this wheaten lad with a very good outline. Well-balanced skull with good stop and tapering muzzle and a good scissor bite. He has a strong muscular neck that runs into a well-structured front assembly with good bone and correct feet. A nicely extended ribcage and good loin. However, today, he did not want to stick to the job in hand, especially in the challenge and this cost him higher honours. Strong quarters with good muscling and a very well set tail.

PB (3)

  1. Hannington‘s BOUDEVELIA TEGAN. Litter mate to the dog puppy winner this blue baby has a balanced skull and foreface with a good scissor bite. Good neckline with a well-boned set of legs and feet, running into a nicely sprung ribcage and a well-muscled set of quarters for her age. Turned in a shade coming towards but moved soundly in profile and was sympathetically handled.
  2. Rogers‘ JEONTY JYN A NEW HOPE. Very close up this wheaten puppy has a good quality coat covering a slightly flatter in rib than the winner at the moment, but she had an equally well-proportioned balanced outline. Good muscle-tone in a very nice set of well-angulated quarters. Moved a bit erratically at times but could be sound and steady when she put her mind to it.
  3. George‘s ROMAINVILE ROCK ON LIZZIE.

 

JB (1)

  1. Alstead‘s SIGRID HELGA AT PANTCOTTAGE. Just a month out of puppy this young blue lady was another who had left her coat at home. Balanced skull and foreface with a good scissor bite, though with a slightly lower-set ear carriage. Good neckline with a well-boned set of legs below, running into a nicely sprung ribcage and a well-muscled quarters for her age. Turned in a shade coming towards but moved soundly in profile and was sympathetically handled.

LB (6,2)

 

  1. Sage‘s WICKHOLM BREAKING DAWN. This attractive wheaten bitch really commands attention and has great ring presence. Her body shape has the classical Glen outline and that look of sturdiness and substance. She has a lovely balanced skull and foreface with neat ears and a dark eye. A good set of teeth with the correct scissor bite. Her muscular neck runs into a very well-laid front assembly with excellent bone and correct feet. A beautiful ribcage with good depth and length and with her neat short loin her top-line remained constant throughout. Such a sound steady mover, she covered the ground so easily in profile, one of the deciding factors in this class and was very true both coming and going. Very well handled and could not be denied the Bitch CC.

 

  1. Hannington‘s ROMAINVILLE UPTOWN GIRL. This blue bitch really belies her 6 years and has a very typical Glen outline. Very good skull and foreface proportions with neat set ears and correct scissor bite. Lovely muscular neck running into a very good lay of shoulder and excellent bone and feet. She has a nice deep well-sprung ribcage covered in a good quality blue coat and a good strong loin. Really covered the ground in profile and was very positive both ends coming and going. In the class I felt that she was, on the day, just a shade closer in forward reach and had poorer drive than winner.

 

  1. George‘s ROMAINVILLE WHISTLE DIXIE.

VB (1)

  1. Sage‘s JEONTY LOLA MAY AT WICKHOLM. In tip-top condition for her 9 years, this wheaten bitch has a lovely body shape and classy Glen outline with the look of substance without coarseness. Another nicely balanced skull and foreface with that typical expression coming from those dark eyes. She has a very good front with excellent bone and correct feet. A well-formed, correct ribcage and a strong loin. Well muscled quarters making for sound steady movement in profile. A very nice bitch to go over well put down and was very well handled. I was pleased to award her the Reserve CC behind her daughter.

 

 

BOB CROSS, Judge

 

 
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Posted by on October 3, 2017 in Dog Shows, General Glen Things

 

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A new Champion and yet another Group placing.

Glen of Imaal Terrier people in the UK were up and about early as there was a 9.00am start at Darlington. The Hannington family were one of the furthest travellers in the breed but they positively flew home as their Romainville Uptown Girl took her 3rd CC so became a Champion. The Dog CC and Best of Breed was Golden Spurs who is having a great run at the moment. Respective Reserves were Pajantick Razamataz and Romainville Whistle Dixie. Best puppy was Jeonty Jyn A New Hope. A new name to the top slot in Ireland as Abberann Cosmic Cowboy took the Dog Green Star and BOB at Carlow with Abberann Reach For The Stars Ryanne taking Best Bitch.

Seems to have been a quiet weekend in Finland with only one result coming through. Tampere Group Show was a win for Highlander’s Dream Casper with Glenrosedale Cairenn Chasdubh Best Bitch. A cluster of shows in Massachusetts saw a Best of Breed for Kilkenny’s Granite Glen Rooney and three for Kilkenny’s Best of My Love who also took OHG2.

Nice going everybody!!

 
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Posted by on September 18, 2017 in Dog Shows, General Glen Things

 

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Catching up, Group Placings and National Terrier

Kate Flack sends Glen of Imaal Terrier news:- Late report from the large Kentuckiana 4- day cluster in Louisville, Kentucky, March 16 – 19. HG: A big well run show … and though I had hoped for some spring weather, Louisville greeted us with temps in the low 40s – mid 50s … not quite spring weather. Over the 4 days, the BOB awards were split evenly between GCH Kilkenny’s Across the Universe at Setanta and GCH Keadeen’s Sir Emmet Mingus Glas. Grand champion points were earned each Keadeen’s Second Start to the Right and GCH Daulton’s Wild Night of Galore, as each had Select three times and once for OS. Finally, a cheer for puppy bitch Abberann Be Brave, who showed with spirit, taking Best of Winners on Saturday and collecting her first point. CONGRATULATIONS to all.

In the UK it was National Terrier and two very pleased exhibitors. Golden Spurs took his first CC and Best of Breed with Wickholm Breaking Dawn taking her second CC. The two Reserves (respectively) were awarded to Romainville Fast’n’Furious at Wickholm & Jeonty Minnie MeMe. Best Puppy was Sigrid Helga at Pantcottage. Over in Ireland it was Portadown and Daulton’s Midnight Sky of Galore took the BOB award home over Best Dog Abberann Conan. In Finland at Jamikeskus Pearytail Cruella de Gleann (great name) took Best of Breed.

More US news and three Group placings of 1, 2 & 4 for Finnabair Double D Friend of a Friend at an Oklahoma Cluster. Western Pennsylvania Kennel Association saw Tipperary American Girl take Best of Breed and add to her Owner Handler Group placements with an OHG4 on one day & OHG3 the next. The two Opposites were  her son Tipperary Ballyfinboy Liam of Cnoc and half brother Tipperary Columbo.

Kelli & Griffin were also out and about “A lovely clean run for Griffin in standard today so that makes for a new title, NAP! This Q and run are dedicated in memory of Griffin’s sire: GCH Rainbow Springs Wicklows Warrior of Ber-D-Mar; run free at the bridge Big Finn. 😘 XOXO” Finn & Kelli’s run are on YouTube

Brilliant weekend everybody.

 

 
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Posted by on April 3, 2017 in Dog Shows, General Glen Things

 

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Crufts critique 2017

Many thanks to judge Alan Small for the speed of his critique-it’s appreciated!

Glen of Imaal Terriers.

My thanks to the Kennel Club for the invite to judge the Glen’s, and for the hospitality extended to us all. Not having judged the breed for a while I was looking forward to the day. I was not dissapointed, with some quality dogs to go over, so thanks for the lovely entry. The problem with beeing 3rd. in the ring was plainly obvious at the start of judging when dogs hoovered their way round the green beige !

Couple of points worth mentioning is the over all length of the Glen is important to give the correct balance to the breed. The length from withers to set on is only slightly longer than the height from wither to the ground and the top line from withers to the loin should rise slightly and be in a continuous line….not, I might add, be dipey or Dandyish. Only a couple of iffey bites present. Loved my winners and was quite shocked when I found my Res. CC bitch , from veteran, was the dam of my BOB winner. Type will out !

Special thanks to my two Ring Stewards, Jean Hay & Joyce Setterfield, who enjoured a long day with three breeds to cover, cheers ladies. To all, enjoy your dogs, I did.

 

Puppy Dog. 0.

Junior Dog. 2, 1 ab.

1st. Hardy’s, Amhard Lightening Flash, good headed wheaten dog, nice round eye & strong muzzle, correct bite, very good front with ample bone, pleasing body with strong quarters, hoovered his way round the ring.

Post Graduate Dog. 4.

1st. Samuel’s, Jeonty Yippe Kiaye, blue with pleasing  head & expression, nice eye, good front & bow with well padded feet, nice overall length & balance, correct top line with level rise to loin & good set on, in good coat and went well.

2nd. Smith’s, Romainville Bilbo Baggins, stong wheaten dog, very good head, correct round eye, good front & bow with slight turn out at pasterns, went with drive from strong quarters.

3rd. Dunning’s, Romainville Freddies Choice,  wheaten, happy dog with pleasing head, in good coat & lots to like about him.

Limit Dog. 5.

1st. Alstead’s, Golden Spurs, cracing brindle dog, loved his over all balance & top line, a typey dog with good head, correct bite, used his ears well which were neat & well set, good front with ample bone & correct turn out at pasterns, pleasing neck to well laid shoulders – good ribbed body with strong quarters, in good coat with nice muscle tone, moved & handled well to Res CC.

2nd. Hammington’s, Boudivella Osca, lovely headed wheaten with good skull & muzzle, nice round eye, correct bite, bit  whispy in coat, grand body & quarters with good set on, a good moving dog that went with drive.

3rd. Rogers, Gleann Dynamo Man at Jeonty, tidy blue dog, good head with well set ears, good eye, nice front & bow, good feet with black nails, pleasing body, nice overall balance, went well.

Open Dog. 7,  2 ab.

1st. Assinen’s, US/FI/DK Ch.Gleann Cotton Cody, FI W 17, well presened blue with lovly head & expression, best of ears that he used well, nice round eye & correct bite, pleasing front & bow with ample bone, well padded feet with correct turn out at pasterns, good neck to well laid shoulders, grand body & length with nice quarters, good muscle tone, pleasing in profile with correct rise to loin & well set tail, went like a dream moving true, put down to a T, well handled & pleased to award him the Dog CC.

2nd. Sage’s, Romainville Fast N’Furious at Wickholm, another nice blue, loved his head & expression, best of fronts with good bow & bone, bit longer cast than 1 & not the top line, in good coat, moved & handled well.

3rd. Varrela’s, Glenrosedale Buagh Ri Arthur Milo, good headed wheaten, nice round eye, pleasing front & bone, good feet with dark pigment, grand body & quarters, eventually got his act together & went well in this class.

Good Citizen Dog Scheme. Dog. 1.  1st. Alstead’s, Golden Spurs.

Veteran Bitch. 3.

1st. Sage’s, Jeonty Lola May at Wickholm, wheaten bitch of quality, nice feminine expression, round eye, correct mouth, well set ears, good front with ample bone, up on her pasterns with correct turn out, lovely body & length, pleasing profile with correct rise to loin & well set tail. Went well enjoying her day. Tidy bitch that was moved & handled well to Res Bitch CC. Learnt latter that she was the dam of the BOB winner. .

2nd. Blaenkner’s, Ger. CH. Fire & Ice Jazz, lovely wheaten bitch, full of type with similar attributes to 1, neat rose ears & lots to like about her & carries her crown well. Moved & handled well.

3rd. Samuel’s, Jeonty Red Clover, wheaten, another golden oldie who belies her years, pleasing expression, in good coat, went well.

Puppy Bitch.   3.

1st. Alstead’s, Sigrid Helga at Pantcottage, lovely blue puppy bitch, nice head & eye, correct bite, neat well set ears, nice neck to well laid shoulders, pleasing front & bow, in good coat, went well with head up & showing. Best Puppy.

2nd. George’s, Romainville Izzy Wizzy, lots to like about this blue bitch, bit dark at the moment, of nice length & profile, good feet & pads with black nails, head to come but time on her side, moved & handled well.

3rd. Tavernor’s, Romainville Sky Blue, lighter blue & the litter sister to Izzy, lovely head & ears, good bite, good body for age, carried a little weight.

Junior Bitch.   2.

1st. Sage’s, Wickholm Breaking Dawn, cracking wheaten bitch, good all round, type, balance & movement, lovely head & expression with nice round eye, good bite, lovely front & shoulders with ample bone, correct turn out at pasterns with well padded feet, nice neck, good in body with nice bend of stifle & good muscle tone, good in profile wit h rise to loin & good set on, in lovely coat & condition, went like a dream with clean movement both ways with drive from strong quarters. Well handled by her young handler to Bitch CC & BOB. Loved her to bits – well done.

2nd. Blaenkner’s, Fire & Ice Naomi, blue, pleasing head & expression, nice round eye, good muzzle & bite, not the front of 1, nice body & quarters, moved & handled well.

Post Graduate Bitch.   4,  1 ab.

1st. Roger’s, Jeonty Minnie Meme, pleasing head on this typey wheaten, nice round eye, good front & neck, good top line with rise to loin and good quarters, good feet, nice overall length & balance. Tidy bitch.

2nd. George & Sullivan’s, Romainville Razzamatazz, blue of nice type, good expression, nice front, good neck with pleasing overall length & balance, bit dipey in profile, moved & handled well.

3rd. Smith’s, Bendikes Fidelma, strong bitch, good head, ample bone, grand ribbed body with strong quarters.

Limit Bitch.   2,  1 ab.

1st. Hannington’s, Romainville Uptown Girl, nice balanced blue of good type with pleasing head, good muzzle & bite, well laid shoulders with good front & bow, pleasing body with correct rise to loin, moved & handled well.

Open Bitch.     6,  3 ab.

1st. Seall’s, Ch. Bregorrey Madam Defiance, nice blue of quality, pleasing head with well set ears, round eye, good muzzle & bite, good front & shoulders, nice crest of neck, grand ribbed body with correct top line with rise to loin, in good coat, carried a little excess on loin, went with drive from strong well muscled quarters. Moved & handled well.

2nd.Quarrie’s, Rhumsaamit Glen Maye at Quaywest , wheaten with good head & bone, nice round eye, good bite, strong well ribbed body of nice length, good set on, strong quartwrs which she used to give good drive, went well.

3rd. Blaenkner’s, Fire & Ice Liberty, not the expression of previous 2 but good in front & shoulders, pleasing body, in lovely coat. Went well.

 

Alan Small.

 

Judge.

 
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Posted by on March 14, 2017 in Dog Shows, General Glen Things

 

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A new star arises!

It isn’t that often a ringside is in agreement but yesterday around the Glen of Imaal Terrier ring at Crufts, just before the finger was pointed for Best Bitch, there was an audible sense of people feeling a new star arising. Judge Alan Small picked up the psychic surge and there it was: Bitch CC Crufts 2017 to 14 month old Wickholm Breaking Dawn handled by 12 year old Emily Sage. Then it was Best of Breed over Gleann Cotton Cody who certainly wasn’t suffering from jet lag as he had flown in the day before. The two Reserves were Jeonty Lola May of Wickholm (dam of Breaking Dawn) and Golden Spurs. Best Puppy went to Sigrid Helga at Pantcottage.

There were the overseas visitors, there were the long distance drivers, there was the excellent Bring and Share with more stuff than ever before, there were the photographers and the admirers but the day belonged to Emily and “Lola’s Girl” Breaking Dawn. We were all very proud!

Many congratulations to all the above and all the first prize winners below

 

 
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Posted by on March 10, 2017 in Dog Shows, General Glen Things

 

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…and we’re back!

Let’s be honest here the intention wasn’t to be back until next Monday but boy oh boy you have kept us in your email box! It’s flattering to know that Glen of Imaal Terrier people think to include the blog in their thoughts. This year there have even been emails saying they’ll catch us up with the news when we “get back” so (if you haven’t forgotten what you wanted to tell us) we’re open for business again.

The UK may have been basically in hibernation show wise but not Finland and the USA. They have been out with great enthusiasm and they love to share-as we love to hear about-and there have been multiple referrals from the same show in some cases which does lead to a bit of eye crossing some times. If you are listed with the wrong place or result do let us know.

Starting in mid January in Wisconsin with two Group 4 placements for Kilkenny’s Across the Universe at Setanta. Staying in that part of the world next for a tremendous blast from the past….and what a blast. Abberann Conan (yes, Homer) is currently in the States showing to the US dog show fraternity that, in Glens at least, the breed gets better as it gets older. He took Terrier Veteran Group 1 at the first day of a cluster in Michigan. His granddaughter Across The Universe was BOB on all three days, picking up another couple of Group placements and son Torcan was BOBOH Gp4. That isn’t a brain fade as Theresa had him, not Carlos. Also Daulton’s Caoimhe of Pine Meadow picked up OHG3 as well. Great publicity for Glens.

Over on the West Coast it was the Rose City Classic in Oregon with a new Champion crowned. Keadeen’s Blue Boy for Bluesette took BOB for three days with Keadean’s Second Star to the Right BOS to him. She did the same on Friday but this time it was Keadeen’s Sir Emmet Mingus Glas taking Best of Breed and on Sunday she bowed the paw to Kilkenny’s Love and Happiness and that made him into an AKC Champion. The breed was also out in Florida and Pennsylvania with Kilkenny’s Irish American Classic at Castlerock BOB at Greater Gainsville Dog Fanciers and at Erie Tipperary Cora Countess of Grantham was BOB & OHG4. Finishing the American section with two, yes two, Best In Shows down in New Mexico for Finnabair Double D Friend of a Friend. What a result on the run in to Westminster!!!

The Finns put us all to shame with their enthusiasm so here goes:-At Kajaani International Show Best of Breed was Highlanders Dream Casper. He did the same again at the Tallinn Winter Cup with Pearytail Black Cat Best Bitch and he was Best Opposite to Pearytail Candy McCoy at Turku International. Tallinn Terrier Speciality saw Rosears Kate The Duchess get the nod. Lahti Puppy Show saw Rosears Master of the House given the nod with Rosears Maid Marion Best Opposite.

Manchester Championship Show saw a Best of Breed for Golden Spur and he did the same at West Midlands Terrier.

So very well done to everybody!!

Slight indulgence by us. The photo of Across The Universe is not the one sent by the owner, it was sent by somebody else so hope they don’t mind. Is it not the best picture ever of a Glen’s attitude? You may wave a finger at me in the nicest way but I’m taking no notice….okay I may be out the corner of my eye. There had to be two of Homer to show how well he is looking.

 

 

 
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Posted by on February 13, 2017 in Dog Shows, General Glen Things

 

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