Belfast Critique

Glen of Imaal Terriers

JD (1)

1 White’s Abberann Phelan, 15 months, low to the ground. Very nice in topline & body length. Head sufficient, broad in skull. A bit long in muzzle. Nice ears, good front, coat texture could be better, good mover. CC & BOB.

PGD & LD (0).

OD (3)

1 Welch’s Ch/Int Ch Brockland Brayhead Lad, 9 years & in tip top show condition. A bit short in coat. Nice head with a broad skull & rose ears, sufficient forechest & level topline, excellent mover. RCC;

2 White’s Ir/Int Ch Abberann Karl, for me a bit too low on legs. Quite heavy in body. Very nice powerful head, excellent ear carriage, level topline, Movement a bit restricted;

3 Rogers’ Bregorrey Wannabe Victory by Jeonty.

PB, JB & PGB (0).

LB (1)

1 Seall’s Bregorrey Madam Defiance, a real showgirl, sufficient bone & substance, sufficiently strong in muzzle, excellent ear carriage, dark eye. Topline not level enough. Excellent mover. Needs a better show condition.

OB (4)

1 Sutton’s Ir Ch Bailielands Leanbh Orga, excellent in type, liked her bone & substance, broad skull, small rose ears, strong muzzle, good front, harsh coat, good mover. CC;

2 White’s Ch/Ir/Int Ch Abberann Ennya, 9 years, super condition. Low to the ground, deep chest, very nice head with broad skull, dark eye, good pigmentation, good coat texture, level topline, good mover. RCC;

3 Rogers’ Jeonty Meme Fern.





A few words from Belfast

The judge of Glen of Imaal Terriers at Belfast has sent the following; there will be a critique later.

I was very honoured judging glens in the country of origin. I have  Judged the breed for many years and was looking forward to see the breed in Ireland.

I judged 9 dogs and they were very mixed in type. Although it’s a shortlegged breed with a deep chest, I judged some dogs which were too short on legs and too heavy in body. These dogs are not always good movers and the glen is a working breed and they should move with drive.

Some dogs were too high on legs and missed substance and that is not correct as well. I was pleased with the fronts and many dogs had a level topline. Head need attention. Some dogs were too narrow in skull and too weak in muzzle. I was pleased with some fronts and many moved with drive. I only had one dog with wrong ears. Breeders must pay attention to the coat. Not all dogs had a double harsh coat. But…….I loved all dogs a lot because they were so disciplined and friendly in the ring that it was a joy to judge them

Hans van den Berg