LKA critique

Glen of Imaal Terriers L.K.A

I would firstly like to say a big thank you to all exhibitors for your support. I was pleased with the amount of dogs entered.

As expected this time of year coats were not going to be at their best. But some of the dogs could have been a little tidier. I was surprised and pleased to see that mouths do not seem to be such an issue any more; all the dogs had good dentition and correct bite.

Still a variation in sizes, I think this can get confusing for observers looking at our breed. Breeders need to remember the primary function of a Glen of Imaal terrier and try and keep to the standard.

Other than that I very much enjoyed Judging and seeing old friends.

DOGS

Minor Puppy Dog

1st GEORGE & SULLIVAN’S Romainville Becks Blue. Nice size brindle puppy which was well presented. Mouth was correct, nice front movement. Has potential

2nd SMITH & SIMON’S Romainville Bilbo Baggins. Much larger Wheaten Puppy, Good mouth and bone. Moved ok hopefully will mature into a nice dog.

Puppy Dog

1st HANNINGTON’S Boudivella Oscar. This was my best puppy, wheaten dog nice movement very strong head with good bone. Good future I feel for this puppy

2nd GEORGE & SULLIVAN’S Romainville Becks Blue

3rd SMITH & SIMON’S Romainville Bilbo Baggins

Junior Dog

1st ROGERS’ Kingcottage Boogie on Basil. Nice colour wheaten dog, strong head with a correct bite, well-muscled, a bit narrow chested and only moved ok.

Post Graduate Dog

1st DAVIS’ Donvaleset Rafferty at Viahninns. Blue dog with nice coat. I liked this dog he was a nice size with a tremendous Head. He was shown well, back movement quite close.

2nd O’HANLON & MONTFORD’S Pajantic Jimmy Mack. Large wheaten dog with a very strong head and a good colour coat, very strong boned didn’t move for me on the day.

Open Dog

1st GEORGE & SULLIVAN’S Romainville Billy Whizz. Another large wheaten dog very strong powerful head and jaw. Nice shape well-muscled and deep chested. Cracking movement at the rear, just a bit on the large side for me unfortunately. RBD

Veteran Dog

1st WELCH’S Ch & Int Ch Brockland Brayhead Lad. What can I say about this dog that I haven’t already said before; a credit to his owner and the breed.He was the best presented dog on the day and showed well for a veteran and moved well for his age BD RBOB

2nd HADLEY’S Ch Donvaleset Rebus. Nice blue but out of coat as so many other dogs today. Strong dog low to the ground, good head and nicely balanced. Moved ok for an older gentlemen.

3rd BROWN’S Jeonty Dinky DoughnutWheaten dog nice little chap, a bit short in the body but moved ok and well handled.

BITCHES

Minor Puppy Bitch

1st ROGERS’ Jeonty Minnie Meme. Stunning wheaten puppy, great shape, very pretty bitch moved great especially from behind. Nice top line. Promising future.

2nd GEORGE & SULLIVAN’S Romainville Razzamatazz. Very pretty brindle puppy, nice dark colouring adorable expression and nice dark eye moved well. Will swop places with 1st place I am sure over the next few years.

Puppy Bitch

1st GEORGE & SULLIVAN’S Romainville Razzamatazz

Open Bitch

1st ROGERS’ Jeonty Meme Fern. Nice wheaten bitch, great top line and very nice head. Looked the part and look very good on the move. Very nice head and expression BB & BOB

2nd GEORGE & GARNHAM’S Romainville Fade to Grey. Unfortunately this lady was sick before getting on the table and looked a bit shaken afterwards. Nice dark brindle good depth of rib and a powerful front. Unfortunately lack some muscle at the back. Moved ok considering being upset.

Veteran Bitch

1st HADLEY’S Donvaleset Domino. Good strong blue bitch, good head and expression, strong bone nice top line. BV

James Sage (Judge)

What a collection!!!

Finnish Winners, Helsinki Winners, Nordic Winners, Holland Cup, Eukanuba Cluster and LKA; what a collection of Glen of Imaal Terriers!!

The Helsinki & Finnish Winners are held together and also have a Puppy Show included. The Helsinki Winners saw Gleann Bigwig BOB with Gleann Una Noonan Best Opposite whilst the Finnish saw Una Noonan Best of Breed with Gleann Cotton Candy taking Best Dog. At the Puppy Show Pearytail Candy McCoy get the nod with Pearytail Clumsy Clint bowing the paw to his sister and then the Pearytail Kennel also took a fabulous BIS3 Breeder Group! At the Nordic Winners the currently all conquering Una Noonan was Best of Breed with Gleann Bumpkin taking Best Opposite Sex.

The Eukanuba Cluster in Florida had nearly a week of shows. Space Coast KC of Palm Bay (love the name) Had Daulton’s Princess C Hatteras BOB with Finnabair Caatskill’s Thunderstruck at Shorlyne Best Dog. Central Florida Kennel Club was a win for Finnabair Double D friend of a friend and Kilkenny’s Granite Glen Rooney Best Bitch. Brevard KC had Finnabair Ardmore Ned at the top of the pile Glen Rooney again Best Opposite. As there are so many Pro-Handlers in the States Eukanuba has a National Owner Handler Series. Finnabair Song O’My Heart took the Big Rosette home with Ber-D-Mar Ballygriffin of Greystone standing at the top in the dogs. At the Eukanuba show itself Daulton’s Wild Night of Galore was Best of Breed and, the very confusing named if UK based, Kilkenny’s Granite Glen Rooney Best Opposite (also Best Bred By) with two Selects being given to Ber-D-Mar Ballygriffin of Greystone & Finnabair Song O’My Heart. There was also a Chicago Cluster and Abberann Torcan, sire of the Eukanuba BOB, did Glens proud with a Group 2 and 2 x Group 3. 4 month old Abberann Stars & Stripes Ruari made a great start in her show career with Group 1 win for Beginner Puppy. Jeonty Sunny Sky Baby was BOB at Shoreline Dog Fanciers. A result that had somehow disappeared into the ether, and has now reappeared, is from Ozarks Kennel Club. Castle Valley China Girl of Glenbride was BOB, with Coleraines Coldplay Best Opposite, on Day One. Day Two saw Coldplay take BOB with Best Bitch being awarded to Coleraine’s Ginger Snap.

As a small aside Eukanuba is a Crufts qualifier so that means three of the five qualified from the US throughout the year could come over as they are undocked. Torcan did it most successfully last year so will Bill Browne-Cole be seeing some American cousins?

The Holland Cup was a triumph for Abberann Phelan and, rather than a photograph, he can be seen around 1 minute 58 seconds on here and at the Amsterdam Winners he triumphed once again.

LKA is the last All Breed Championship Show of the Year in the UK. Best of Breed was awarded to Jeonty MeMe Fern with Best Dog going to Brockland Brayhead Lad, the two Reserves were Donvaleset Domino, who was also Best Veteran, and Romainville Billy Whizz respectively. Best Puppy went to Boudivella Oscar.

 

Association Championship Show

The Glen of Imaal Terrier Association Championship Show is a chance for the many companion owners to bring their dogs to meet “the family” and possibly have a go in the ring and this year was no exception. Always nice to meet and talk to Glen enthusiasts that aren’t often seen. Judge Pat Clayton was awarding her first set of Challenge certificates in the breed and she finished off the Top Glen of the Year, Ch Romainville Billy Wizz, in fine style with the dog ticket and Best In Show. Reserve Best In Show, Best Veteran and Reserve CC was awarded to Ch Beatrix’s Boy with Windarra from Donvaleset who was not looking his ten years. Best Opposite Sex and the Bitch CC also went to a Veteran, 7 year old Ch Donvaleset Brier. The Reserve Bitch CC, Ch Jeonty MeMe Fern, headed a family affair as she was the dam of both the Best Puppy in Show, Jeonty Diamond Ring, and the Best Puppy Bitch Jeonty Minie MeMe.

Congratulations to everybody and well done to the catering team for a fabulous chocolate cake! Secretary Ann Hardy wasn’t at the show as she broke her leg the previous Sunday. It’ll be a long road back for her but everybody sends their best wishes for recovery

 

A Busy Weekend.

Obviously the highpoint of the weekend was the Glen Of Imaal Terrier Enthusiasts And Fanciers Club open show. BOB  Romainville Billy Whizz, BOS Ch. Jeonty Meme Fern & Martin Phillips was the Judge.IMG_2187 A new junior handler with Emily taking in Wickholm Gone In SixtySeconds. 20150419_111402 Not to mention a very pleased Alistair Dunning at his first show taking home two of the sacks of food;- 1st Puppy Dog & Best Puppy with Romainville Freddies Choice. IMG_2160 Int Ch. Brockland Brayhead Lad was awarded Best Veteran from the seven present. IMG_2175

The EFG Show was held in conjunction with Birmingham Gundog & Terrier (2 shows for Glens for only one lot of travelling expenses). Billy was also BOB in the afternoon and then went on to take Group 4!

Back to back shows in the US & Dublin saw some busy Glen of Imaal Terrier owners. In America Columbia Terrier saw GCH Rainbow Springs Wicklow Warrior of Ber-D-Mar take BOB with GCH Emerald Isle Keely with Daulton Best Opposite. The wonderfully named Old Dominion Kennel Club had Wicklow Warrior bowing the paw to his kennel mate with Ch Ber-D-Mar My Dream of You Aoife taking the big rosette for BOB. At Baltimore County Wicklow Warrior was BOB and Aoife was BOS South Windsor KC Daulton’s Elric Moondance of Roscommon was BOB In Ireland Bainbridge had Daulton’s Midnight Sky of Galore get the BOB nod with Ch Abberann Phelan Best Dog. Portadown saw a reversal with Phelan taking Best of Breed and Sky Best Opposite. A puppy show in Finland had young Gleann Damn Daisy flying the flag for Glendom with Group 3. Congratulations to all Just one more thing…… there was one absentee at the EFG show. Yvonne Brown is having eye surgery today so sending all our best wishes for a speedy recovery.

Crufts results and first pictures

Crufts is the place to meet people! Glen of Imaal Terrier people from around the world had a brilliant time with “it must be x number of years since we….” Obviously all memories were at fault because we are far too young to have known each other for such a long time!

We weren’t in the ring as late as sometimes so all in all not a bad day; it was actually a very good one. It was particularly excellent for Kathy & Jean as judge Jane Withers chose their animals for the big green cards.

Dog CC & BOB Romainville Billy Whizz, Bitch CC (New Champion) Jeonty MeMe Fern

Res Dog CC Romainville Fast N Furious at Wickholm. Res Bitch CC Ellerton Dusky Beauty

First prize cards were taken home by Brockland Brayhead Lad, Romainville Dilligaf, Golden Spur, Romainville Fast N Furious at Wickholm, Amhard High Flyer, Romainville Billy Whizz, Brockland Belle Bregorrey, Romainville Annabelle, Wickholm Gone In Sixty Seconds, Ellerton Dusky Beauty, Jeonty Meme Fern, Bregorrey Lady Belleisle.

Applause to everybody and there will be more Crufts news (and photographs) tomorrow

Applause to all!

Glen of Imaal Terrier people certainly like being out and about. At the JKL International Show in Finland BOB was awarded to Glenrosedale Ardal with Gleann Nora BOS and Best Veteran. Over in America GCH Finnabair Ardmore Ned was BOB both days at Hernando County and topped this by taking Group 3 on the second day. The Kalamazoo Cluster saw GCH Abberann Torcan get the BOB ribbon on all four days. On the “Brains” side Winston took his first leg in Senior Earthdog. In the UK Sporting Terrier of Yorkshire had Jeonty MeMe Fern take the Best of Breed rosette.

From Poland Teresa & Maciej send the following:-

this are the results from the annual Terriers Club Show which was held this weekend in Kielce (the host of the European Dog Show in 2018). “Club shows” have their unique charming appeal and significance in Poland: while there are plentiful opportunities to gain CACIB, the title of the Winner of the Club is awarded only once a year.This year the European Champion FINN GLENN Glen Limited Edition was awarded the Winner of the Club and the BOB titles. The Winner of the Club title went also to the bitch FIRHIR Glen Limited Edition.

Great going everybody!!

 

Summing up the weekend.

In the US there was a decent Glen of Imaal Terrier entry at the cluster of shows around Terrier Club of Michigan. It was a total success for GCH Liberty’s Darren of Daulton taking Best of Breed at all three events with GCH Daulton’s Clodagh from Cill Dara standing Best Opposite. Piedmont KC has a back to back weekend and GCH Kilkenny’s Sullivan of Castlerock took Gp3 & 4 as well as BOB both days.

Northern Ireland held its only KC Championship Show and BOB Glen there was Ch Abberann Karl with Jeonty MeMe Fern taking the Bitch Ticket. The German Winners at Leipzig saw Spirit of Ireland Batida de Coco taking the 2013 title. At Maastricht Carrighglen Big Boy did the double and a Puppy Group 3 for Ellerton Dusky Beauty at Cleethorpes.

In Sweden the Glen club organised an Autumn walk and the good weather was very enjoyed.