Crufts Critique

Glen of Imaal Terrier

Coat texture was a concern today. All were great characters.

Veteran D (1) 1st KIRIKEE CELTIC WARRIOR (MRS L J & MR G H FRASER) V typical d in super muscle. Strong and masc head, would like better ears. Medium neck. Well laid shoulders. Would like better legs and he is a bit close in front action. Well ribbed. Correct topline. Strong rear with moderate angulation. BV

Puppy D (1) 1st BORDERGLENS MICHAELMAS (MRS S R SMITH) Happy pup. Masc head, quite good ears. Medium neck. Well ribbed back. Would like a better topline. Moderate rear. Even stride. Coat soft and open at the moment. BP

Junior D (1) 1st ROMAINVILLE ROCK A FELLA (MR A HICKMAN) Good moving d. Has a masc head, lovely eye and expression. Medium neck. Underline cuts up a bit much. Could have more coat and a better texture. Uses his moderate rear v well.

Post Grad D (1) 1st JEONTY YIPPE KIAYE (MRS L SAMUEL) Typy 5 yrs d. Liked the strength of his head, could have slightly more stop. Dark eyes. Medium length neck. Fair shoulder. Could be better coming towards. Well ribbed. Typical topline. Rear angulation matches his front.

Open D (4) 1st PAJANTICK RAZAMATAZ (J WITHERS) Sound and active d of v good type. Liked his head, dark eyes. Well set ears. Correct neck. Well laid shoulders. Sufficiently bowed front. Typical topline. Well made and strong rear. Coat texture is correct. CC & BOB. 2nd IR CH ABBERANN COSMIC COWBOY (MRS A WHITE) Liked him better moving than stood. He has a super head. Correct front. Well ribbed. Tends to stand with his rear under him and slightly low set tail. V free and easy mover. V good coat. RCC. 3rd CH GOLDEN SPURS (DR J ALSTEAD)

Good Citizen D (1) 1st CH GOLDEN SPURS (DR J ALSTEAD)

Veteran B (3,1) 1st CH ROMAINVILLE UPTOWN GIRL (MISS A HANNINGTON) V typy b in super form. Has a fem head with strength. Lovely eye. Rose ears. Enough neck. Correct front. Topline rises. Has a better rear and coat than 2. 2nd RHUMSAAMIST GLEN ELFIN AT QUAYWEST TAF NAF (MR D A & MRS J QUARRIE) Well muscled b. Most super eye and expression. Good neck. Rise in her topline.

Post Grad B (1) 1st JEONTY LETTY BE MAGIC (MISS C MARTEL) Very good moving. She has a fem head that has strength. Dark eyes. Lengthy neck. Shoulders set slightly far apart. Well ribbed. Topline of. Moderate rear. Coat is a little soft and sparse. RCC

Limit B (5,2) 1st ROMAINVILLE IZZY WIZZY (MRS K A GEORGE) She is a v good type. Well balanced head, fem with strength. Correct neck. Fair shoulders. Bowed front. Well sprung ribs. Slightly long in loin. Correct topline. Moderate hind angulation. Could have a better coat. 2nd ROMAINVILLE ROCK’N ROLLA AT COEDRHOSYN (MRS M J CAMPEN) Fem b who has a more typical front than 3. Well balanced head. Good eyes and ears. Lengthy neck. Topline slightly flat standing, but rises moving. V moderate rear. 3rd JEONTY DREAMS A DREAM WITH KARENSBRAE JW (MRS K FORBES) Sound and showy but rather lacks breed type.

Open B (3) 1st CH SIGRID HELGA AT PANTCOTTAGE (DR J ALSTEAD) Typy b who showed and moved v well. She has a pleasing head, fem and strong. Ok neck. Turns a front foot out too much. Well bodied. Correct topline, moderate rear. Could have a better coat.CC 2nd RHUMSAAMIST GLEN ELFIN AT QUAYWEST TAF NAF (MR D A & MRS J QUARRIE) 3rd CH/IR CH ABBERANN REACH FOR THE STARS RYANNE (MRS A WHITE)

Jeff Horswell (Judge)

Crufts at 9.00am

Blimey 9.00am in the ring is early. Everybody made it though and there were even spectators. Thank you for supporting Glen of Imaal Terriers even though it meant getting up at silly o’clock.

All-rounder judge Jeff Horswell restarted a Glen on the trail when he awarded Pajantick Razamataz his second CC and BOB. “Restarted” is the word as Quinn got his first CC at the ridiculously early age of 7 months. Shown lightly as a youngster he is now coming to maturity and has taken a Best In Show in France plus Best of Breed at Midland Counties last year. Reserve Dog CC went to Abberann Cosmic Cowboy, Nick & Ann are certainly devotees making the trek over from Ireland each year. Bitch CC was taken home to Shropshire by Sigrid Helga at Pantcottage and there was no mistaking the joy of the Reserve CC owner; floodlights will probably be ordered to hightlight Jeonty Letty Be Magic’s cards.

Once more Kirikee Celtic Warrior was Best Veteran (ready for the third year in 2020?) and Best Puppy was Borderglens Michaelmas. First showdog and winning that at Crufts, what an introduction.

Congratulations everybody!! Oh yes, the photographs below. We love you to share but, if possible, please give acknowledgement to either the blog or rbt-int

Crufts closes on Monday

Crufts entries close on Monday. Terrier day is Saturday March 9th and Glen of Imaal terriers will be judged by Jeff Horswell. The breed is first in (9.00am) ring 6, hall1. Remember to order a car park pass at eleven pounds as it is sixteen if paid on the day.

If you can’t get on the Saturday Glen of Imaal Terriers are there all four days in Discover Dogs. Anne Hardy is organising so if you are available to help out in the booth do drop her an email to see if any more help is needed.

Crufts (postal) entries close on Monday

Crufts (postal) entries close next Monday, January 7th. You have until the 21st for online entries. Glen of Imaal Terriers are on Saturday March 9th and are first in (9.00am) ring 6, hall1. The judge is Jeff Horswell. Whichever way you decide to enter DO remember to order a car park pass as it is a lot dearer on the day. If any details need to be checked the interactive Crufts schedule can be viewed here. (It saves downloading 139 pages!)

Crufts 2019 schedules are out

Crufts 2019 schedules are available for download and it’s a mammoth read! Glen of Imaal Terriers are on Saturday March 9th and are first in ring 6 (Hall 1) at 9.00am. 14 classes are offered and Jeff Horswell is the judge. First entry per dog is £30. The car parking needs booking with the entry as booked with entry (dog exhibitors only), £11 per day; booked in advance via the NEC website, £12 per day; paid on the day (online or at the NEC), £16 per day.

Postal entries close 7th January on online 21st January

South Wales Kennel Association critique

Glen of Imaal Terriers

Rather an unbalanced entry between dogs & bitches today. Please to only find one incorrect bite.

PD (1)

1 Hogburn’s Pajantick Razamataz, masculine dog showing lots of promise. Super head, strong jaw. Well set ears. Correct neck. Well laid shoulder. Could be better moving towards. Well ribbed. Would prefer more rise in his topline. OK rear. Very good profile action. BP.

JD (3)

1 Tobijanski’s Romainville Becks Blue For Zippor, quite a nice type dog with the best front in class, just enough bow in forelegs. Very good head. Deep chest. Well bodied. Has a rise in his topline. Rear could have more angulation. Super profile action;

2 Coniry’s Stuibhard Hit The Road Jack At Adrgraigue, out of coat but quite a nice type of Glen. Has a lovely head. But untidy moving towards. Well laid shoulder. Very good body. Rise in his topline. Needs more hind angulation. Better tail than

3 Smith’s Romainville Bilbo Baggins.

PGD (1)

1 Rogers’ Kingcottage Boogie On Basil, typy dog who is in very good coat. Masculine head. Well set ears but could be smaller. Lengthy neck. Front is too bowed. Liked his body. Good rise in topline to a well set tail uses his rear very well.

LD (3) 1 Hannington’s Boudivella Osca, really good, typical dog. Masculine in head. Super eye & expression. Could have slightly more neck. Very good front. Correct bow but moved well. Grand body. Good rise in topline. Could have a firmer rear. In good coat. RCC;

2 Alstead’s Golden Spurs, lovely character. Has a good head. Well set ears. Correct neck. Shoulders set rather forward. Well bodied. Some rise in topline. In good coat;

3 George’s Romainville Jazz Man.

OD (1)

1 Hogburn’s Pajantick Star Trooper, lovely dog, strong & fit & very typical. Has a good head. Dark eyes, super expression. Enough neck. Well laid shoulder. Correct bow to his front. Well ribbed back. Rise to his topline. Better in rear than the limit dog. He really drives going away. Super stride & outline in profile. CC & BOB.

PB & JB (0).

PGB (1)

1 Richards’ Stiubhard Bellatrix L’estrange, not carrying much coat, she is a very nice type & moves well. Fem head of strength. Well set ears. Correct neck. Good front with bow to her legs. Topline could rise slightly more & have more hind angulation. Well set & straight tail. BCC

LB (0).

OB (1)

1 George & Garnham’s Romainville Fade To Grey, quite a nice type of bitch in full coat, not using her tail at all. She has a feminine head of strength. Good neck. Well laid shoulder. Bowed front but a tendency to knuckle over. Deep chest. Could be shorter in loin, but has a nice rise in topline. Fair rear. Very good profile action. RCC.


South Wales closes on Monday & it’s also a “date” for Montgomery.

Online entries close for South Wales Kennel Association on Monday. The show is 7-9th October. Terrier Day is Saturday 8th and Glen of Imaal Terriers will be judged by Jeff Horswell.

If you are going to the Montgomery Cluster you only have until Monday to reserve a room at the host hotel, the Residence Inn by Marriott Montgomeryville, (there is the GITCA National Specialty there plus a weekend of shows in eastern PA). There is a block of rooms under “Glen of Imaal Terrier Club” at $129/night including breakfast. There is a one time pet fee of $50.

Want to plan the year?

The following judges have been confirmed for Glen of Imaal Terriers at Championship Shows 2016:-
Crufts: Bill Brown-Cole

National Terrier: Jeff Luscott

Birmingham National: Val Harley

SKC: Jean Rogers

Bath: Paul Wilkinson

Leeds: Don Harley

WKC: Pat Chadwick

Darlington: Max King

SWKA: Jeff Horswell

Glen of Imaal Association: Tim Harrison

Anybody know the Belfast judge?

As Crufts was mentioned yesterday……

It’s a good time to remind people that Crufts entries close on January 4th (postal) or January 18th (online). Schedules can be downloaded and to exhibit at the show you must dog must have a Kennel Club registration number or an Authority To Compete (ATC) number.

The judges for Glen of Imaal Terriers over the next few years at Crufts are:-

2016 Bill Brown-Cole

2017 Alan Small

2018 Francis Kaye

2019 Jeff Horswell

None are Glen Specialists so it’ll be interesting to see what they do!

As the 2016 diaries come into the shops…

For anybody in the UK who likes to advance plan the 2016 Glen of Imaal Terrier judges these are the ones already approved by the Kennel Club:-

13/03/2016 Crufts Mr W Browne-Cole

02/04/2016 National Terrier Club Mr J Luscott

05/05/2016 Birmingham Dog Show Society Ltd Mrs Valerie Harley

27/05/2016 Bath Canine Society Mr P Wilkinson

16/09/2016 Darlington Dog Show Society Ltd Mr M S King

07/10/2016 South Wales Kennel Association Mr J Horswell

27/11/2016 Glen Of Imaal Terrier Association Mr Tim Harrison

and if you would like a customised EFG diary for yourself or as a Christmas present why not give Jean Rogers a ring or send her an email?