SKC critique

Glen of Imaal Terriers

Pleased to record that all have correct mouths.

JD (2) Two really good pups.1 White’s Abberann Phelan, he has a super head, just right for width or skull. Strong muzzle, super ears. Correct length of neck. Well laid shoulder. Super legs, just the right amount of bow. Well bodied. His topline is better moving than stood. Well muscled rear. Could just use rear better on move, but still only a baby. Very good in front. Thought he had lots of quality. CC & BOB;

2 George & Sullivan’s Romainville Jazz Man, not quite the head & front of 1, but has a slightly better rear & coat. Head has enough width, just not the strength of muzzle of 1. Correct neck. Well bowed front. Correct topline. Well sprung ribs. Well made rear. RCC.

PGD (2) 1 Hardy’s Amhard High Flyer, good moving young dog, just a bit between coats at the moment. Liked his head, correct eye & expression with well set ears. Very good shoulder, correct upper arm, but elbows could be tighter. Certainly has rise in his topline. Big rear;

2 Perrie & Campbell’s Poachersmoon Angus Mag Og, coat could look a bit tidier. Has a super head & a really lovely eye & expression. Neck is long enough but slightly forward in shoulder. Well sprung ribs, rise in topline. Can firm in rear.

LD (1) 1 George & Sullivan’s Romainville Billy Wizz, very good mover. Has a masculine head. Super eye & pigment, well set ears. Correct neck. Could have just a bit more angulation in his front. Bowed legs. Well sprung ribs. A tad long in loin. Correct topline. Well muscled rear. Coat could be harsher.

OD (1) 1 White’s Ir Ch/Cib Ch Abberann Karl, has a lovely head, typical expression. Super strength to his muzzle. Enough neck. Front assembly is just a bit forward & stands very wide in front, but OK on move. Well sprung ribs. Typical topline. Could have just a bit more hind angulation.

VD (0).

JB (1)1 Hardy’s Amhard Indy Kate, feminine bitch, but still with strength of head & width of body. Super eye & expression. Strong & lengthy neck. Could have a better shoulder & legs rather straight. Round feet. Well sprung ribs. Topline rises. Needs a little more hind angulation.

PGB (0).

LB (1) 1 Hannington’s Romainville Uptown Girl, feminine bitch, good outline, which she holds on the move. Liked her head, super eye & expression. Well set ears. Strong neck. Good front. Well ribbed with correct length of loin. Rise in topline. Would like more turn of stifle & hock. Just a bit close out & back. Lovely coat. CC.

OB (1)1 White’s Ch/Ir/Cib Ch Abberann Ennya, 9 years bitch, lovely head. Has a strong neck. Good width of chest. Fairly good front. Just a little soft in topline & coat is rather long, but still of good texture. Low hocks. Fair turn of stifle. Not muscle of the limit. RCC.

VB (0).


Scottish Kennel Club (postal) entries close today

SKC postal entries close today. Terrier Day is Friday 16th May and Glen of Imaal Terriers will be judged by Jeff Horswell. Even if on-line entries are preferred it is worth doing it today because after midnight tonight it will cost an extra £2.00 (£27 instead of £25) is entering online

Welsh Kennel Club 2012 critique

Glen of Imaal Terriers: Welsh Kennel Club

Quite a mix of shapes, sizes & coats. I was surprised to have a few with incorrect mouths. Some fronts over-bowed & feet a problem.

JD (2) 1 George & Sullivan’s Romainville Billy Whizz, masculine, good width & strength to head, well carried ears, correct eyes, enough neck. Feet could be tighter. Topline rises. Well muscled rear.

LD (4) Mixed & difficult class. 1 Ashcroft’s Romainville Typhoon, won on his movement & mouth. Masculine head of strength, well set ears, strong neck, well laid shoulder. Front could be slightly more bowed & only has a slight rise to topline. Well made & strong rear. 2 Welch’s Romainville Brannigan at Brockland, in very good coat & topline rises nicely. Masculine head, very good ears & eyes. Slightly too much bow to front legs, well bent stifle & low hocks, well set on tail, uses rear well. 3 Quinn’s Kirikee Ronan O’Gara.

OD (3) 1 Welch’s Ch/Int Ch Brockland Brayhead Lad, very good dog for outline & type. Masculine head, well set ears, round eyes, strong neck, well laid shoulder. Could have more upper arm. Rise to topline, fair rear. A bit close up & down moving but very good in profile. CC & BOB. 2 Smith’s Romainville Bodhran, earned place on his outline & type. Pleasing head, good neck. Would like a better coat. Good feet, well ribbed, fairly strong rear. RCC. 3 Hardy’s Amhard Damson Sauce.

JB (3) 1 Hardy’s Amhard Ginger Snap, quite a nice type feminine bitch, well set ears, fair front. Feet rather slack & pasterns could be better. Well ribbed back, rise to topline. Could have more bend of stifle. Better coat than 2 Ashcroft’s Romainville Moira, liked her head, OK neck. Too much bow to front legs but feet OK. Rise to topline, very good ribs. Not in full coat. 3 George & Sullivan’s Romainville Jean Genie.

PGB (1) 1 Whitehouse & McBrine’s Romainville Tigan, very sound, free moving bitch whose outline looks better on the move than stood & shows enough rise to topline. Liked her strength of head & big black nose, strong neck, liked her front, super body & rib. Could have more turn of stifle. Very well muscled. Coat a bit full. RCC.

LB (2) 1 Hardy’s Amhard Extra Spice, feminine & typy, could perhaps be slightly bigger & have more width to skull. Very sound mover, nice legs & feet, well ribbed body & fair rise to topline, strong rear, coat OK. 2 George & Sullivan’s Romainville Inki, not in the best of coats & a bit lazy with tail. Feminine head, correct neck, very good feet, well sprung ribs, fair rise in topline. Tail just a bit low set. Rear fairly well made.

OB (1) 1 Seall’s Brockland Belle Bregorrey, very happy bitch who moves very well. Super mouth, feminine head of good width, strong neck, well made front, good spring to rib, rise in topline. Could have more hind angulation. Coat just coming in but texture OK. CC.



Belfast Critique

Glen of Imaal Terriers

Puppy: 1) Romainville Brannigan at Brockland. Masculine puppy in lovely hard muscle, broad skull, dark eye, strong neck, well laid shoulders. Slightly over crooked in front. Rise to loin, strong rear, moves well. Best Puppy.

Open: 1) Multi Champion Abberann Conan, sound & typy, mature & hard in body, strong masculine head, strong neck, well laid shoulder, good legs & feet, correct topline, better rear than 2, very sound with long stride. CC & BOB. 2) Ch/Int Ch Brockland Brayhead Lad. Very good profile mover, masculine head with broad skull & dark eye, good feet, rise to loin, coat could be harsher. Strongly muscled rear. RCC.

Limit Bitch: 1) Jeonty Maybe Daysee. Feminine, balanced if rather moderate in angulation, pleasing head of width with dark eye & well set ears. Could have more neck. Slight bow to front. Well sprung ribs. Could have slightly more rise in topline. Parallel out & back, harsh coat. Res CC

Open Bitch: 1) Ch/Ir Ch Abberann Ennya. Very good type, feminine head, only slight stop, broad skull, ears OK, strong & lengthy neck, quite a good front, just enough rise in topline, strong rear with well bent stifle & low hocks, uses rear very well. Harsh coat if rather long.CC. 2) Int/Bel Ch Brockland Brenna Anne. 9 years, feminine in head. Coat could be better texture. Enough neck, good legs & feet, typlical in topline, fairly good hind angulation. Just a bit ploddy on move.

Jeff Horswell (Judge)