The Irish Glen of Imaal Terrier Sporting Club of Ireland has it’s Annual Show on September 13th. Full details can be found on their website
The Open Show of the Irish Sporting Glen Club will be held on September 14th at Donoughmore Hall, Castleruddy, Glen of Imaal, Co Wicklow. Besides showing there will be Lure racing, weight pulling and shore work. More details can be found on the Sporting Glen Club website
This weekend is probably the best chance to do Glen of Imaal Terrier overload in Ireland. On the 14th, at the IKC Showground, is the Championship Show of the Irish Breeds Society and then on the 15th the Irish Glen of Imaal Sporting Club has its show at Donoughmore Hall, Castleruddery, Glen of Imaal, Co Wicklow.
…..the 15th September. That’s the date of the Irish Sporting Glen of Imaal Terrier Club at Donoughmore Hall, Castleruddery, Glen of Imaal, Co Wicklow and everybody is very, very welcome!
From the Irish Sporting Glen of Imaal Terrier Club:
The Irish Glen of Imaal Terrier Sporting Club of Ireland’s Annual General Meeting is tomorrow at the Johnstown House, Johnstown, Naas at 8.00pm. Hope to see all members there. Full details on the website
The Irish Glen of Imaal Terrier Sporting Club have announnced their judge for 2012. The show is on September 9th and the judge is to be Pascall Tyndall.
The “difficult and awkward” days always causes lots of reading and comments; today’s will possibly be no different. A long time ago now the question of the relevance of the Glen of Imaal Terrier breed standard to the actual dog came up & some in the worldwide community were not polite about the perceived slight to Glens by non Irish owners.
The following comes from the Irish Sporting Glen Club-the Comment is from one of their most respected members & breeders.
General Appearance : Medium sized with medium length coat, great strength with the impression of maximum substance for the size of the dog
COMMENT: Good description.
Important Proportion : Body longer than high and low to the ground.
COMMENT: OK as outline statement, otherwise use less. Why not give proportions as in previous standards?
Behaviour/Temerament : Active, agile and silent when working. Game and spirited with great courage when called upon, otherwise gentle and docile, who oozes personality; his loyal and affectionate nature makes him a very acceptable house dog and companion. The Irish Glen of Imaal is said to be less easily excited than other terriers, though he is always ready to give chase when called on.
COMMENT: True, but of little or no use to a judge when the Glen is being exhibited.
CRANIAL REGION :
Skull : Of good width and of fair length. COMMENT: How wide is good/how long is fair?
Stop : Pronounced. COMMENT: Well described
FACIAL REGION :
Nose : Black.
Muzzle : Foreface of power, tapering to the nose.
Jaws : Strong.
COMMENT: Very good description but some dimensions would greatly assist judges.
Teeth : Teeth sound, regular, strong and of good size. Scissor bite.
COMMENT: Is level mouth acceptable or not?
Eyes : Brown, medium size, round and set well apart. Light eyes should be penalised
COMMENT: Well described, but in the case of “missing eye” should this mean disqualification or not?
Ears : Small rose or half pricked when alert, thrown back when in repose. Full drop or prick undesirable.
COMMENT: Do you disqualify full drop & prick or not?
Neck : Very muscular and of moderate length.
COMMENT: How long is moderate?
Body : Deep and long, and longer than high.
COMMENT: Accurate outline statement, but does not fully state the height/length ratio as per previous standards.
Topline : Level.
COMMENT: I do not agree with this statement. Height at withers usually 1-1.5 ins lower than height at loin. High point at loin was for wedging dog against roof of sett when extracting prey. “Straight” would be more appropriate word, neither roached nor hollow. However modern Glens are virtually level at top line-due to lack of use modern Glens are no longer worked. Does this mean that the dog that is high at loin is not up to standard? “Rising slightly” would be more appropriate.
Loin : Strong.
Chest : Wide and strong, ribs well sprung.
Tail : Docked. Strong at root, well set on and carried gaily. Pups tails docked to half length. A natural tail (undocked) is allowed for in countries where docking is banned by law.
Shoulders : Broad, muscular and well laid back. COMMENT: Excellent description
Forelegs : Short, bowed and well boned.
Feet : Compact and strong with rounded pads. Front feet to turn out slightly from pasterns.
COMMENT: Both OK
Hindquarters : Strong and well muscled.
Thighs : Well muscled.
Stifle : Well bent.
Hocks : Turned neither in nor out.
Feet : Compact and strong with rounded pads.
COMMENT: All OK
Gait/Movement : Free, not hackneyed. Covers ground effortlessly with good drive behind.
Coat/Hair : Medium length, of harsh texture with soft undercoat. Coat may be tidied to present a neat outline.
COMMENT: Both OK
Colour : Blue brindle but not toning to black. Wheaten, from a light wheaten colour to a golden reddish shade. Puppies may be born coloured Blue, Wheaten, or Reddish. Lighter coloured pups usually have an inky blue mask, and there may also be a streak of Blue down the back, on the tail, and on the ears. The darker markings will clear with maturity.
COMMENT: Very good description
SIZE AND WEIGHT :
Height at the withers : Dogs : 14 inches (35,5 cm) is the maximum Bitches : accordingly less.
Weight : Dogs : 35 lbs (16kg). Bitches : accordingly less.
COMMENT: Good & accurate description regarding height of dog. Bad in the case of bitches, what is accordingly? How can a judge decide? Very ambiguous description for bitches. No minimum height as stated in previous standards.
Faults : Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree and its effect upon the health and welfare of the dog.
- Hound ears.
- Undershot bite, overshot bite.
- Too short in body.
- Straight front.
COMMENT: Acceptable faults description but why are only the above mentioned? What about too long in body?
Eliminating faults :
Aggresive or overly shy. Black & Tan colour. Narrow foreface.
COMMENT: Why is black & tan here? Many “old time” Glens were this colour and what about “dudley”(liver)?
The Annual General Meeting of the Irish Sporting Glen of Imaal Terrier Club will be held on October 13th. Full details can be found here.
I would like to say how honoured i was to be asked to judge this show and what a great time i had seeing some really top Glen of Imaal terriers. The open dog class was a real cracker 5 really good dogs the best class of glens ive ever judged i really enjoyed that class. The junior dogs were good and the single pup dog was again impressive. These dogs had good heads ,good bone and were really solid and really fit not an unfit dog their and the vast majority were in hard condition and had good hard coats,good toplines and a majority moved very well all were a credit to thier owners.
The bitches were also good solid animals of really good quality again they were really fit good heads,as as mentioned about the dogs they were all a credit to thier owners.
One thing i must mention is how inclusive this show is the whole club encourage children and young people to ENJOY the day. The children had colouring classes with prizes the shore classes,weight pulling and racing make it a real day how the stuffy,bitchy and sometimes unfriendly kc shows could learn from this club how to make dog ownership and showing a pleasant day out.Well done Enda,Mrs Buckley,Connie and ALL her family,Marie, and everyone else who supported the show and a special thank you to Eamonn Dobbyn and his family .
Classes puppy dog-1st-Baillielands Douglas. A nice strong blue dog pup ,strong head good bite, good stop with a good ear set good front,good solid body and topline,moved well coat needed a bit a tidying.
Junior dog-1st-Baillilands Oire. A good wheaten dog good head,stop and ear set good front a good hard body and coat moved well with a good topline shown in hard condition.
2nd Paddys Growler another good wheaten dog again a good strong head with a very good stop and good ear set,good front and again a good hard body he moved well with a good topline beaten in a close call on the bite.
3rd Saggert Slade
Open Dog-1st-Scholsey a very good wheaten dog large,strong head with a good stop and ear set a good sissor bite powerful strong neck and body,excellent front and body with a great topline on the move and moved well in hard condition.
2nd-Carrighglen Torcan Wheaten A large strong head,good stop and ear set and good bite strong and powerful neck and excellent front and body with a very good topline and moved well again shown in hard condition. Very unlucky to come up against the winner thier was a fag paper between them.
3rd Mayos limited edition
4th Ballyclare Oscar a very good class.
Puppy Bitches-1st Baillielands Leanbh Orga- A very nice wheaten bitch puppy a strong but feminine head with a good stop and ear set .A good front and body with a nice hard coat and topline held her tail gaily and moved well.
2nd- Lucky Lady At Baillielands a nice bitch with a fair head not as good a stop as the winner but good ear set and bite ,good front and body nice topline didnt move as well as the winner.
3rd Moonladies Mrs Doyle
Open Bitch-1st Penny this is one of the best glen bitches ive seen A excellent head ,Ears,bite,stop all excellent a good front with a great body and topline moved like a dream shown in hard condition and could have been BIS show but let down in the coat condition. A great bitch on top and where it matters.
2nd Knockroe Adventure a a nice compact wheaten bitch with a nice femine head a fair stop ear set and bite nice front moved ook with a nice topline and coat.
3rd Ballyfoyle Nettle
BIS ,Best Dog Scholsey. Best Bitch-Baillielands Leanbh Orga
Best in Shore -Knockroe Adventure
Best racer- Scholsey
Best weight pulling Cillieogloin Beibhinn
Best overall- Scholsey a dog save from being destroyed some 8 months ago by his owners Colin and Carmel a really lovely young couple thier 1st time at a show.