Birmingham National Critique

Glen of Imaal Terriers

PD (1)1 George & Sullivan’s Romainville Jass Man, just baby who so enjoyed his day out, nice shape, good eye & expression, pleasing head, moved with animation. BP.

JD & PGD (0).

LD (1)1 George & Sullivan’s Romanville Billy Wiz, masculine head, strong muzzle, kind eye, good bite, front & shoulders, nice body, well muscled quarters.

OD (3)1 Quinn’s Kirikee Ronan O’Gara, good headed male with good muzzle, nice front & neck with good shoulder placement, good topline, moved well. RCC;

2 Hadley’s Donvaleset Rebus;

3 Ashcroft’s Romainville Typhoon.

VD (1)1 Welch’s Ch/Int Ch Brockland Brayhead Lad, a joy to handle, such good conformation, head, eye & ears, good neck, well laid shoulders, I am sure I am unable to say more than any critique, he has previous, super body, thank you for bringing him under me. CC & BOB.

PB (0).

JB (1)1 George & Sullivan’s Romainville Fade To Grey, 13 months, just out of puppy, lovely youngster, feminine head, melting expression, good bite, well shaped body, well laid shoulders, good coat for age, moved soundly.

PGB (2)1 Ashcroft’s Romainville Moira, wheaten, very good head & muzzle, nice eye & expression, well boned, good legs, good angulation, well shaped body, moved out well;

2 Hadley’s Donvaleset Domino.

LB (2)1 George & Sullivan’s Romainville Ellie, wheaten, godhead, eye & bite, neat ears, good neck leading into well laid shoulders, well sprung ribs, good topline, moved out well. CC;

2 Seall’s Bregorrey Madam Defiance, a little small but nicely proportioned & balanced, correct head, eye & ears, good bite, moved out well.

OB (1)s Bregorrey Lady Belleisle, just 2 years old, very feminine bitch, good muzzle & stop, neat ears, well muscled body, moved freely. RCC.

VB (1) A.


National Terrier 2012 critique

Glen Of Imaal Terriers-National Terrier 2012

MPD (1)A.

PD (1)1 George & Sullivan’s Romainville Billy Wizz, very promising wheaten, loved his head & eye, strong muzzle, good bite, well placed shoulders, good depth to body, correct angulation, moved with drive. Should make up. BP & RCC.

JD (0).

PGD (3) 1 Brown’s Jeonty Dinky Doughnut, broad skull, strong muzzle, dark eye, ample muscular neck, moved freely; 2 Horton’s Jeonty Highlander Boy, typical head. Would prefer slightly better lay of shoulder. Good depth, excellent coat & condition, moved well going; 3 O’Hanlon & Montford’s Pajantick Jimmy Mack.

LD (4) 1 Ashcroft’s Romanville Typhoon, broad skull. Would prefer slightly better rise. Correct angulation, moved true both ways; 2 Hadley’s Donvaleset Rebus, excellent type, correct rise. Lost out to 1 in movement; 3 Welch’s Romainville Brannigan at Brockland.

OD (7) 1 Welch’s Ch/Int Ch Brockland Brayhead Lad, quality blue that |I have had the pleasure of seeing before. Excellent head shape, correct bite, big teeth, loved his topline slightly rising to strong loin, excellent hindquarters, good jacket. Didn’t quite move so well in front for BOB. CC; 2 Garner’s Johnny Be Good at Romainville, wheaten, pleasing head & ears, excellent bite, correct rise, good depth, covered the ground well; 3 Hardy’s Amhard Damson Sauce.

MPB (0).

PB (4) 1 George & Sullivan’s Romainville Jean Genie, good for size blue, excellent head shape, lovely eye, promising body shape, should do very well; 2 Hardy’s Ahmard Ginger Snap, promising wheaten, loved her body shape. Just slightly preferred front feet of 1;3 Hannington’s Romainville Uptown Girl.

JB (0).

PGB (2)1 Withers’ Romainville Aoife at Pajantick, top quality wheaten, good for size, gorgeous head & eye, strong muzzle, correct bite, well placed shoulders, excellent topline rising over strong loin, in excellent coat & condition, couldn’t stand wrong. Moved so well & what a showgirl. CC & BOB; 2 George & Sullivan’s Romainville Inki, blue, correct forehand, very good body shape, covered the ground well. A pleasure to see her move.

LB (3) 1 Baldock’s Jeonty Maybe Daysee, typical head shape, correct front, in excellent muscletone, very god coat, moved freely; 2 George & Sullivan’s Romainville Lily, pleasing head shape. Would prefer slightly better front. A little heavy. Moved with drive.

OB (5) 1 Rogers’ Ch Winnie Wanna Make Music by Jeonty, classy wheaten, excellent head shape, ample neck, correct topline, excellent hindquarters. A pleasure to see her move. RCC; 2 Harley’s Ch Donvaleset Brier, wheaten, pleasing head & eye, good depth, covered the ground well;3 Sage’s Jeonty Lola May at Wickholm.



National Terrier 2012 Results

Glen of Imaal Terrier people had an early start with the breed being first in the ring at 9.00am. Judge Bill Browne-Cole was very decisive and many people, whether they approved his placings or not, said how they liked the way he judged. Glens always like “finger judges” (people who judge, stand back and then place with the pointing of the finger and sir, madam etc. rather than endless standing, contemplating and reading notes).

Best Dog was awarded to Veteran aged Int Ch Brockland Brayhead Lad with a new “young lady”(21 months) raising to the top in the bitches. Romainville Aoife at Pajantick moved to Berkshire in December and hasn’t done much over the winter but last weekend took Terrier Group 4 at Slough and then to take Best of Breed at National Terrier so what  a week. It was a youthful day in the main with the Reserve Bitch going to Ch Winnie Make Music by Jeonty (coming up 2) and the Reserve Dog to the Best Puppy Romainville Billy Whizz so a great show for Kathy George (Romainville). A nice selection of general Glen photographs can be seen

Crufts 2012 Critique

GLEN OF IMAAL TERRIERS: I would like to thank the Crufts committee for the honour of judging such a prestigious show. Also the exhibitors, some of whom had travelled from Germany, Finland and Ireland. I do feel that the breed has started to lose some of the characteristics valued by breeders who have had the breed for many years. Some dogs have lost the powerful jaw and foreface necessary for them to do the job they were bred for. Also the powerful drive from behind is not so effective if the shoulder and upper arm placement is incorrect as the dog is pushed from behind and cannot reach out in front giving a jarring movement. We are getting some very upright shoulders and short upper arm placements which make the front legs look too short giving an unbalanced look. Whilst the standard calls for ‘a short legged’ dog, extremes in anything are undesirable and my placings reflected this. Mouths are greatly improved and I only found two suspect mouths.I feel that breeders and judges are the custodians of the breed and it is up to us to deal with problems as they appear not to follow a fashion whatever it may be. BOBCh & Int C Brockland Brayhead Lad. Res Dog CC Whites Ch/Ir/Am/Sw/ Ch Abberann Conan. Best Bitch CC Ch Donvaleset Brier. Res Bitch CC Int Ch Spirit of Ireland Ashanti. Best Puppy Amhard Ginger Snap

Veteran 1/ Welch’s Ch & Int Ch Brockland Brayhead Lad 7 year blue male. A dog I have judged before but now fully mature, presented in excellent condition and a credit to his owner. Good head and expression, correct ear set and a strong powerful jaw. He has a correct neck into good shoulders and upper arm. Correct topline and good hindquarter and correct length of leg which makes for a good natural movement and he is sound. He stood well and moved with purpose having a good ring presence. A worthy CC winner and BOB 2/Subans Fin/SE/Dk/Ee/Pl Ch Mimoksen Pohjan Kruunu 9 ½ years male, blue with good head and expression. His mouth was not as good as 1st dog and he was a smaller dog overall. He had good angles all round and moved well, being sound. His coat was not as well grown as 1st dog.

Post Grad 1/Frasers Kirikee C eltic Warrior Blue male of good substance for a young dog of not yet 2 years. Strong head and jaw with correct ear set and correct neck. Good shoulder and upper arm placement with correct topline. Sound with good movement. 2/ Kaskela Abberann Bearnard Nearly two years blue male, of smaller type than one and shorter in body. Good head and expression, neck correct and good angles front and rear. Sound with excellent movement. 3/ Quinn’s Kirikee Ronan O’Gara blue male and brother to 1st dog. I would have considered him for 1st place but he seemed upset by the camera flashes and did not really settle at all especially on the move, but could not be denied his place because of his good construction. Good head and expression slightly longer in body than 1. Correct neck and correct shoulder and upper arm, with good topline and hindquarters. Sound in movement but needs more confidence.

Limit 1/Hadley’s Donvaleset Rebus blue male of 5 years of age. With a little more attention to preparation he should attain top honours as his movement is excellent. He has a good head and expression and correct ear set. Correct neck into good shoulders with good topline and hindquarters. Sound with very good movement. He moves with very positive drive from the hindquarter sadly lacking in some Glens now. 2/ Rogers Jeonty Wannabee Baur 3 years wheaten male. Head is good but not as good as 1st dogs’. The front assembly could be better, his topline is otherwise ok, but with a nick behind the wither which would not be as obvious if he were in full coat. He has good hindquarter but not as positive in movement as 1st. 3/ Whites Abberann Karl 20 months blue male smaller made than the first two dogs. Good head and expression, shoulder a bit forward, topline good, hindquarters good and moved with positive drive behind. Sound.

Open 1/ Whites Ch/Ir/Am/Sw Ch Abberann Conan 6 years blue male. Good broad head with good expression into correct neck and topline. His shoulder is good, but upper arm could be longer and good hindquarters. He does not have such a good front leg as my CC winner which just tipped the balance but otherwise an excellent dog. He is sound with good movement. Well deserved Res CC 2/ Scheinhardt and Engels Int Ch Spirit of Ireland Angel 4 ½ yrs blue male with good head and expression. Correct neck, topline and hindquarters. Correct shoulder sound with good movement but not as good movement as my 1st dog. 3/ Subans Int/Fl/Se/Ee/No Ch Jeonty Flown Finnair 4 years Red wheaten male with good head and shoulder, correct topline and hindquarter Sound with good movement. There was a fourth Int ch in this class and this really was a good class full of quality dogs.

Puppy Bitch 1/Hardy’s Amhard Ginger Snap 9 months red wheaten female. Good head could have a slightly better stop. Good ear carriage, correct shoulder and topline with good hindquarters. Sound moves well when she decides too!! She just needs more experience and was a bit overwhelmed by the proceedings. Best Puppy

Junior 1/ Suttons Bailielands Leanbh Orga 18 months wheaten with good head and expression. Would like to see a stronger depth of jaw, correct ear set. Good shoulder and topline good hindquarters. She is sound and moves well.

Limit 1/Sealeys Grizzlemarsh Cassie 4 ½ years red wheaten bitch with good head and expression. Correct neck and shoulder into good topline, with good hindquarters. Sound with good movement. 2/Baldocks Jeonty Maybe Daisy 3 ½ wheaten bitch. Good head and expression, but not as strong in head as 1st bitch and she is shorter in neck. The shoulder is slightly forward placed. Good body and hindquarters, sound and moves well.

Open 1/ Harleys Ch Donvaleset Brier 4 years red wheaten with good head and expression. Would like a slightly shorter muzzle. Correct neck and good shoulders and hindquarter. She has a good topline and is sound with good movement. Well presented, but in the challenge just lost a bit of her sparkle. CC bitch 2/Coles Int Spirit of Ireland Ashanti. 4 years red wheaten Good head and expression but ear carriage could be better. Good front angles into good topline and hindquarters. Sound with very good movement, well deserved Res CC 3/Whites Ch/Ir Ch Abberann Enya Red wheaten with good head and expression. Correct neck, shoulder good but upper arm a little short which makes the front legs appear shorter. Topline is correct with good hindquarter. Sound and moves out well but the front reach is a little restricted. There were half a dozen good champions in this class which was full of quality

Kathy George (Judge)

Catching up

A group placing for a Glen of Imaal Terrier at Shawnee Kennel Club with G Ch Rainbow Springs Wicklow’s Warrior of Ber-D-Mar being waved into the number 4 spot. In the UK Leeds had two extra entered as the Hadley’s had got missed out of the catalogue. Best of Breed there was Int Ch Brockland Brayhead Lad taking his 11th CC with Ir Ch Abberann Eilish at Kirikee Bestt Bitch. The CLA Game Fair was blessed with fabulous weather and, as always, the Glens there attracted a lott of attention.

Midland Counties results

Midland Counties saw the two judges for Glen of Imaal Terriers. This was due to one judge not being eligible under Kennel Club rules to do six classes so a second judge was appointed. Everybody thought it a bit weird and there was a lot of people (of many breeds) waiting to see if Group Judge Peter Green would be called upon to referee but there was no hesitation in awarding Ch/Int Ch Brockland Brayhead Lad Best of Breed. Best Bitch was Romainville Rhian with the Reserves going to Johnny Be Good at Romainville and Amhard Extra Spice. Best Puppy went to Pajantick Jimmy Mack.

There was a long wait to get into the ring as timings had gone seriously to pot but Glen people managed to amuse themselves by eating the Halloween cakes courtesy of Nicki O’Hanlon. Joanne Sage didn’t really care how long things took as she was on Cloud 9 after an early text to her phone-Take That tickets were hers!!!

Quite a weekend!

In the UK the Bank Holiday weather was pretty dismal but some Glen of Imaal Terriers around the world were positively beaming! Over in America Curry (Ch Coleraine’s Mandalay Royalty) took two more Group Placements making four in ten days. A new Champion was crowned in Finland when Jeonty Flying Finnair added Ch. to his name. Barney (Int Ch Brockland Brayhead Lad) and Tierney (Brockland Belle Bregorrey) made it a quick double with taking Best Dog and Bitch again but this time at Bath Championship Show and over in Ireland Homer (Multi Ch Abberann Conan) was Group 4 at Hibernian.

Scottish Kennel Club results

At Scottish Kennel Club Glen of Imaal Terrier judge Alan Small awarded Barney (Int Ch Brockland Brayhead Lad) the Dog CC and his sister Tierney (Brockland Belle Bregorrey) the Bitch Challenge Certificate with Barney getting the nod for BOB. The two Reserves went to Woody (Johnny Be Good at Romainville) & Muffin (Jeonty Maybee Daysee). Muffin has had a Reserve CC before but for Woody and Tierney it was their first time for the “Green Cards”.