Yet another extension!

Birmingham National have extended their entries yet again! This time the closing date is tomorrow (11th) .There are 14 classes of Glen of Imaal Terriers for judge Paul Wilkinson and Terrier Day is Friday 11th May.

Scottish Kennel Club have also extended and they close today. Terrier Day is Friday May 18th and there are 12 classes of Glens for judge Harry O’Donoghue

Birmingham National & Southern Counties critiques


PD) 1 Amhard Justin Thyme. Nice type, nice length, nice depth, nice head & shoulder. Good temperament, moves good both ways.

JD) 1 Golden Spurs. brindle in good body condition, nice expression, reasonable head, neck & shoulder. Moves freely, coat not at best.

LD) 1 Donvaleset Liffy at Arkview. Reasonable head, little short in neck & upright in shoulder. Good body condition, not moving good behind, moves close in front, needs a better coat.

OD) 1 Romainvilly Billy Whizz. Nice head, good neck & shoulder. Good depth, nice length, big bone & substance, nice free mover, good coat & condition, well presented & handled. CC & BOB. 2 Whites Ch & IrCh Abberann Phelan. Another nice dog who showed very well. Good head & neck, a little loose in shoulder. Big hindquarters, nice tailset, needs a better coat, moves freely & shows well. RCC. 3 Ch Kirikee Ronan O’ Gara.

VD) Donvaleset Rebus. 8.5 years old in great condition for age, nicely presented, good temperament, moves a little close behind.

PB) 1 Romainville Anna Belle. Top class puppy with a bright future. Lovely outline, good neck & shoulder, lovely body & coat. Great temperament, well presented & shown, moves very well. BP. 2) Amhard Jeez Louise. Another nice puppy in excellent coat & condition, pleasing head & expression, just needs a little more sparkle.

PGB) 1 Romainville Fade To Grey. Verynice type with good neck & shoulder. Moved freely but a little close. Needs a better coat. RCC. 2) Romainville Uptown Girl. Brindle of reasonable type, needs much better presentation, not performing well.

OB) 1 Ir Ch Abberann Derbla. Nice type, good head, neck & shoulder, nice topline & tailset. Good coat & body condition. Good bone & substance, moved a little stilty & a little wide in front. CC

Harry O’Donoghue (Judge)


SOUTHERN COUNTIES 2015: Glen of Imaal Terriers

JD (1)1 Samuel’s Jeonty Yippe Kiaye, well grown with good substance & coat. Powerful balanced head, strong neck, well ribbed, good topline, slightly set under at rear. Sound but lacks scope. Bite could be better.

LD (3,1a)1 Withers’ Pajantick Star Trooper, wheaten, up to size, good substance & balance, masculine headpiece, muscular neck, good topline & tailset, good angulation & musculation, moves with power & scope. BD;

2 George & Sullivan’s Romainville Rock On, blue of compact build with typical headpiece, strong neck & backline. Rear angulation could be better consequently lacks drive.

OD (1)1 J Yippe Kiaye.

V (2)1 Barnes’ Brockland Blackadder at Malsville, very good head & expression, strong neck & back, good set on, well developed forehand. Would like more rear angulation. Good jacket & size. RBD.

PB, JB & PGB (0).

LB (2)1 Seall’s Bregorrey Madam Defiance, nice size & substance, excellent head & expression, well developed neck, backline, set on, good coat. Firmly articulated front & rear, moved soundly. RBB;

2 George & Sullivan’s Romainville Rock On Ruby, wheaten of nice type & construction, in good coat with pleasing head. Just too much of a good thing.

OB (2)1 Seall’s Bregorrey Lady Belleisle, this is a shapely, well balanced, nice sized exhibit. Strong head of feminine proportions, good neck, topline, tailset, well angulated, moving with scope & precision, good coat. BB & BOB;

2 Seall’s Ch Brockland Belle Bregorrey, liked her head & expression, soundly constructed front & rear, great coat. Lacked body development. Nice size.


A new Champion!

Birmingham National saw a new Glen of Imaal Terrier Champion when Romainville Billy Whizz took ticket number three and Best of Breed under Harry O’Donoghue. Abberann Dervla was awarded the Bitch Ticket with Abberann Phelan and Romainville Annabelle taking the respective Reserves. Annabelle was also Best Puppy with Donvaleset Rebus getting the nod for Best Veteran. Travelling award goes to the Whites who promptly turned around from Stafford to head to Newtonards where Phelan was BOb with Dervla BOS.

At Lahti Puppy Show in Finland Gleann Dynamite Mike was Group 2 and at the 2 day Ravenna Kennel Club Show in America GCH Daulton’s Emerald Green was BOB both days and also took a Group 4.

Congratulations everybody!

Crufts’ Critique 2011


PD: 1) White’s Abberann Karl, nice type & size, good head, neck & shoulders, in good body condition, attractive & showy, moves well for age. Coat not at its best. Should have a nice future. 2) Fraser’s Kirikee Celtic warrior, slightly bigger, nice head & expression, good coat & body condition. Moves freely but not accurately. 3) Quinn’s Kirikee Ronan O’gara, a reasonable type. Not in best condition for showing. Decent head & expression. Not moving well, needs time.

JD: 1) Welch’s Romanville Brannigan at Brockland, nice type, good head, nice neck & shoulder, good body condition, nice length and temperament, nice mover, nice bone, nice coat. Well handled. 2) White’s Abberann Torcan, nice head, neck, shoulders, size & length. Needs a better coat. Moves okay but a little straight in stifle. 3) Briscoe’s Abberann Special Edition for Belwood, litter brother to Torcan, masculine dog with a good head, neck, shoulder & front, good depth of body, good temperament. Needs a complete new coat & better presentation then he should do well.

PGD: 1) Barnes’ Brockland Blackadder at Malsville, average head, nice neck & shoulder, nice bone & substance, nice size. Bit straight in stifle. Prefer more accurate movement. A little disinterested. 2) Horton’s jeonty Highlander Boy, nice head, neck & shoulders, in good body condition. Needs a better coat & moves very close behind. 3) Hardy’s Amhard Freebooter, reasonable type with average head & expression. Needs much better coat & better presentation. Not moving accurately.

LD: 1) Rogers’ Jeonty Wannabe Bauer, perhaps could have more powerful head, but it was a nice type. Very good neck & shoulders, nice front, good hindquarters, nice topline & tailset, moves well in front & rear, very well presented & handled. 2) Garner’s Johnny Be Good at Romainville, very nice dog in superb coat & condition, good head, neck & shoulders, good front & rear end, good topline & tailset. Would not show well & did not help his handler. A pity, I liked him a lot. 3)Ashcroft’s Romainville Typhoon, a reasonable head, neck & shoulders, good body condition, not moving accurately.

OD: 1) White’s Ch/Ir/Am/Sw Ch Abberann Conan, a top class dog in every respect, great head, neck, shoulders & front, excellent body condition, big hindquarters, good angulation, big bone, good topline & tailset, super temperament & great mover, uses his hocks. CC & BOB. 2) Welch’s Ch/Int Ch Brockland Brayhead Lad, top class dog in excellent condition, good head, neck & shoulders, nice coat & body condition, nice temperament. A little straight in stifle. Good bone & substance. Has not got a good a topline & tailset as one & is not as good or as true mover behind. Still a very good dog. Res CC. 3) Smith’s Romainville Bodhran, reasonable head, neck & shoulder, in fair coat & body condition. Not showing well & not moving accurately.

GCD: 1) Fraser’s KIrikee Just Follow Seamus, at 12 yrs enjoying his day out, nice head & expression, nice body condition, a credit to his owner for keeping him in such condition. 2) Barnaby’s Kenoctos Chief’s Song, average head, neck & shoulders, in good body condition. Prefer a better topline & tailset. Not moving well.

VB: 1) Seall’s Brockland Merrylegs at Bregorrey, nice type with much to like, very short in coat. Not showing or moving well.

PB: 1) Rogers’ Winnie Wanna Make Music By Jeonty, nice type, nice feminine head, good neck & shoulders, nice coat & condition, good mover, shows very well, good temperament.

JB: 1) Whitehouse & McBrine’s Romainville Tigan, very feminine, has most of the essentials. Needs much better presentation & ring training. Will benefit from maturity.

PGB: 1) Sage’s Jeonty Lola may at Wickholm, good head & expression, nice neck & shoulder, good bone & substance, nice temperament, nice topline & tailset, shows well & moves freely. 2) Whitehouse & McBrine’s Romainville Tigan. 3) Smith’s Grizzlemarsh Dorathea, a reasonable type. Needs better condition & a better coat. Not moving well.

LB: 1) George & Sullivan’s Romainville Alley Oop, average head & expression, in good body condition, nice depth, nice length & size. Prefer a better topline, tailset & movement. 2) Allerman’s Emeldir Princess Astrid at Glenwellieka, eight years, in good body condition, decent coat. Not showing well but moves freely.

OB: 1) White’s Ch/Ir Ch Abberann Ennya, top quality bitch in lovely form, great head, neck & shoulders, good body condition, nice coat, good topline & tailset, super mover. I found it very difficult to choose between for BOB as both are top class specimens. In the end I gave the nod to her brother. CC. 2) Seall’s Brockland Belle Bregorrey, very nice bitch with a good feminine head, good neck & shoulders. Good coat although a little short. Moves freely, but not as accurately as one. Shows well. Res CC.

Harry O’Donoghue


Glen of Imaal Terrier results were…

…..a double brother-sister affair.

An interesting judging session from Harry O’Donoghue. His Dog and Bitch CCs, both getting their second from him, were Homer & Rosie (Multi Ch Abberann Conan & Ch/Ir Ch Abberann Ennya) and the Reserves were Barney & Tierney (Ch/Int Ch Brockland Brayhead Lad & Brockland Belle Bregorrey). Those placings indicate how much the critique is being looked forward to as anybody with any knowledge at all of Glens will know that there is two distinct types of the breed there with two different forms of coat presentation. We do like judges that cause a raised eyebrow!

There’s only a week to go.

One week from today will see the first day of Crufts over and all terrier exhibitors doing the final tweeks ready for their day on Saturday 12th. There are 33 Glen of Imaal Terrier entered for Irish judge Harry O’Donoghue and they are second in Ring 2 after over 12o Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers. This will mean quite a long day for everybody but if you going to Crufts to see the Glens in the showring you will have plenty of time to look at other things first.