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Crufts critique

GLEN OF IMAAL TERRIERS

I would like to thank the Crufts committee for inviting me to judge at this prestigious show also my two excellent stewards. The entry was full of quality good movers with super temperaments my thanks to the exhibitors for entering under me and giving me the privilege of judging their dogs.

Class 1039   VETERAN D                                     Entries:       1     Absentees           0

1st         MRS L J & MR G H FRASER  –  KIRIKEE CELTIC WARRIOR   Blue  of 7 years well-made lad good width  of head  ears set on good broad chest nice length of rib slight slope to loin strong front and rear quarters moved soundly.

Class  1040   PUPPY D                                       Entries:     1     Absentees           0

1st         MRS A HARDY  –  AMHARD MANHATTAN   Promising Attractive  lad  super length of body good type of head developing well defined stop dark eye  pleasing  expression good ear set   strong forehand  spring of rib nicely muscled throughout correct  turn of stifle good bone and feet moved out soundly.

Class  1042   POST GRAD D                                   Entries:       4     Absentees           0

1st          MISS L J SMITH  –  ROMANIVILLE BILBO BAGGINS  Wheaten strongest  mover in this class good length of head broad back skull ears well set strong neck super fore chest balanced angles front and rear nice depth of brisket slight rise to loin good bone and feet moved soundly with even strides covered the ground well.

2nd           MRS S PIERCE  –  ROLLO THE GREAT  Blue  liked his outline and proportions  impressive head correct height to length ratio well laid shoulders  good  rib cage strong rear quarters turn of stifle correct amount of bone tidy feet moved soundly good tail carriage.

3rd          MR & MRS I ROGERS  –  KINGCOTTAGE BOOGIE ON BASIL  Wheaten  good head type super expression clean stop good neck and length of body slight rise to loin tail strong at root moved well                                                                                  :

Class 1044   OPEN D   (Quality class)                                     Entries:       4     Absentees           0

1st   MISS A HANNINGTON  –  BOUDIVELLA OSCA Wheaten in lovely coat well-proportioned outline balanced head broad back skull good ear set dark eye  pleasing expression good front assembly strong neck nicely developed withers correct top line good turn of stifle well-made hind quarters strong tail carried well moved  freely soundly covering the ground CC BOB

2nd     MRS K A GEORGE  –  CH ROMAINVILLE BILLY WIZZ  Quality boy good shape and size in proportion good length of head clean stop dark eye giving pleasing expression well set ears strong neck and super fore chest   and depth of brisket correct top line strong rear quarters good turn of stifle moved out with strong drive. RCC

3rd     DR J ALSTEAD  –  CH GOLDEN SPURS  Another male with pleasing outline and shape good head pattern strong  foreface and back skull dark eye well set ears strong neck  sprig of rib correct top line moved freely with drive

Class 1045   GOOD CIT D                                    Entries:       1     Absentees           0

1st          DR J ALSTEAD  –  CH GOLDEN SPURS Repeat

Class 1046   VETERAN B                                    Entries:       2     Absentees           0

1st           MR J A & MRS J SAGE  –  JEONTY LOLA MAY AT WICKHOLM  Wheaten feminine  all through  like her size and shape good head dark eye soft expression strong neck shoulders balanced angulations front and rear correct top line nice coat of good texture  moved soundly  keeping top line.

2nd         MRS L SAMUAL –  JEONTY RED CLOVER  Super character  11yrs young feminine head pleasing expression good front well-muscled throughout  for age nicely angulated rear quarters moved out soundly on good legs and feet.

Class 1047   PUPPY B   (Lovely class)                       Entries:       4    Absentees           0

1st         MRS K FORBES  –  JEONTY DREAMS A DREAM WITH KARENSBRAE   Super outline shape and length of body    head developing well  showing strength but retaining femininity dark well set eyes giving  gentle but mischievous expression balanced front and rear quarters nice length of rib correct top line good turn of stifle moved soundly and freely. BP

2nd         MRS A HARDY  –  AMHARD MAI TAI    Another  appealing  puppy feminine head dark eye giving desired expression well filled foreface  so well made super front  neck and shoulders good spring of rib and top line well-made rear quarters and turn of stifle moved freely with strong drive.

3rd           MISS C MARTEL  –  JEONTY LETTY BE MAGIC  Lovely character good head nicely filled foreface deep stop dark eye well set ears good neck balanced front and rear angulations excellent turn of stifle moved soundly.

Class 1048   JUNIOR B                                      Entries:       2     Absentees           0

1st           MRS C J ROGERS  –  JEONTY JYN A NEW HOPE  Attractive pleasing head and eye well set ears  strong neck   good forehand length of rib back and firm loin correct top line nicely angulated front and rear moved out briskly carrying tail correctly.

2nd           MRS M J CAMPEN  –  ROMAINVILLE ROCK’N ROLLA AT   COEDRHOSYN  Slightly bigger but all in proportion good outline good type of head well set ears strong neck good rib cage firm loin correct top line moved well.

Class 1049   POST GRAD B                                 Entries:       3     Absentees           1

1st           MRS K A GEORGE –  ROMAINVILLE MAGGIE MAY  Liked her shape and outline well-made body attractive head good back skull and foreface firm neck clean withers good lay of shoulders and length of rib correct top line  good rear angulations nicely  presented  moved strongly round the ring carried tail correctly.

2nd           MRS M J CAMPEN – ROMAINVILLE ROCK’N ROLLA AT  COEDRHOSYN Repeat

Class 1050   LIMIT B   (Lovely class)                                    Entries:       3     Absentees           0

1st           MRS C J ROGERS  –  JEONTY MINNIE MEME   Attractive bitch feminine all through quality head and eye good  width and   depth of chest  correct front clean on wither good lay of shoulders excellent height to length ratio just right amount of substance bone and muscle good turn of stifle moved as expected smoothly covering the ground with ease driving from rear. CC RBOB

2nd         DR J ALSTEAD  –  SIGRID HELGA AT PANTCOTTAGE Liked her head type balanced plenty of back skull good eye and ear set  clean stop shoulders well placed nice spring of rib correct amount of angulation front and rear enough bone and muscle tone moved well a tad loose at rear carried tail well.

3rd           MRS K A GEORGE  –  ROMAINVILLE WHISTLE DIXIE Super moving bitch pleasing head dark eye lovely expression  ears well set good front and forequarters nice length of body correct top line In good coat and condition moved soundly little overawed by the atmosphere.

Class 1051   OPEN B    (Quality class)                                    Entries:       3     Absentees  0

1st        MR D A & MRS J QUARRIE –   RHUMSAAMIST GLEN MAYE AT  QUAYWEST  Well-made good bone ,substance and height to length ratio strong head good fore face still retaining femininity  good eye and ear set strong neck well-muscled  nice spring and length of rib slight rise to loin showing strength to hind quarters could easily do a day’s work lovely character moved soundly. RCC

2nd         MR J A & MRS J SAGE –  CH WICKHOLM BREAKING DAWN   Wheaten Slightly longer in body still in proportion balanced head proportions  good stop pleasing eye expression good depth of brisket  nice length of rib  rise to the strong  loin  good angles front and rear correct tail set moved well

3rd           MISS A HANNINGTON –  CH ROMAINVILLE UPTOWN GIRL  Attractive  Blue head of good type nice width to back skull super dark eye giving lovely expression well set ears good front,  fore chest  and  spring of rib nicely angulated rear quarters good tail set moved soundly.

Judge: Mrs F Kaye

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by on March 27, 2018 in Dog Shows, General Glen Things

 

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Certainly a different Crufts…..

….well it was for Glen of Imaal Terrier exhibitors and admirers. 2nd in ring 6 so you turn up there and, okay not the biggest entry, where is everybody and where’s my bench, where’s my breeder, where’s my family? Somebody, somewhere had suffered from a rush of blood to the head when drawing up the benching plan and Glens were one side of ring 6 and one side of ring 5; so far apart we couldn’t even see each other! Being as stoic as our breed there was a lot of sighing and a lot of walking to each other (Welsh & Airedales were between us) but then there was a “sod it, this is rubbish” and the organiser’s office was visited for a non-official, official complaint. Vanessa McAlpine said it most certainly shouldn’t have happened and she’d find out why and get back. What she finds out will be reported on here.

Nobody had travelled from abroad this year but the Quarrie’s & Lin Smith, being from the Isle of Man & Guernsey, certainly got their travelling miles. There were folk new to the breed and people returning once more to Glens. It was great to see everybody and everything certainly seemed to go well. Admittedly the Bring & Share had a bit of a problem with the ridiculous benching arrangements as it isn’t a good idea to leave your dogs but a lot of food was “brunged” and it was shared via platefuls being taken away.

Dog CC & Best of Breed was awarded to Boudivella Oscar with the Reserve CC going to his uncle, Romainville Billy Wizz. Bitch CC went to Jeonty Minnie MeMe and the Reserve went to the Isle of Man with Rhumsaamist Glen Maye at Quaywest. Best Puppy travelled to the north of Scotland with Jeonty Dreams A Dream of Karensbrae (daughter of the bitch ticket winner) and Best Veteran went to the positively infantile-in Glen veteran terms-Kirikee Celtic Warrior.

Various Glen people around the world have asked, as “we’re so good”, if there is any chance of a full set of photographs? Flattery like that and anything can be done. Feel free to share them collectively or individually but a credit to either RBT (International) or the EFG blog would be appreciated.

As usual they’ll be more about Glens at Crufts tomorrow

 

 

 

 

 
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Posted by on March 12, 2018 in Dog Shows, General Glen Things

 

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..and we’re back!

What have we missed? It must have been something good as there were over 600 visitors on the 9/10 of February. If you were one of them do let us know what you were looking for-we still might be able to help.

Well “the biggie” of the AKC is gone and done with a triumph for Finnabair Double D Friend of a Friend. Taylor had certainly had a good run pre the event with two Group 4s and numbers 15 & 16 Group 1s. He celebrated his Westminster win with two Group 2s and a Group 3 on his return to Florida. Best Opposite to him in New York was Tipperary American Girl. Ber-D-Mar Sweet William o’Shea was picking up BOBs all over but the best named place must surely be Northern Neck KC of Virginia! Kate Flack was also out with Keadeen’s Sir Emmet Mingus Glas notching up 3 x BOb as well as 2 Owner Handler placements.

Finland doesn’t stop for the darker months. Meomodo Boho’s Trick or Treat was busy picking up Junior Championships in Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia. At Turku International Dog Show Best of Breed was awarded to Gleann Una Noonan with Rosears Master of the House Best Dog. Lahti Puppy Show saw Madra Athas Ceinlys Chead Ghra took a tremendous Group 2 award. Kajani Show was a BOB for Finnabair North American Nebulon with Pearytail Bonnie B Goode Best Bitch.

We weren’t as quiet as we usually are with Manchester now being in the “closed” period. Best of Breed was Boudivella Tegan with Romainville Becks Blue with Zippor Best Dog. Pajantick Hot Totty was Best Puppy. West Midlands Terrier had Jeonty Minnie MeMe BOB, Golden Spurs Reserve Best of Breed and Jeonty Letty Be Magic Best Puppy. Sporting Terrier of Yorkshire saw Amhard High Flyer getting the nod for Best of Breed and Amhard Manhatten was Reserve as well as Best Puppy. There aren’t a lot of Glen of Imaal Terriers in Scotland so showing is done in the highly competitive Variety classes but Jeonty Dreams A Dream with Karensbrae is certainly getting noticed. A Puppy Group 4 was excellent but then at Coatbridge, Airdrie & District BAVNSC Terrier, Terrier G1, Terrier Puppy G1 and Best Puppy In Show were all added to her precocious bow.

Jeonty Junior Fire and Ice was “The Man” in Eindhoven and he did it again at Gent as well as being pulled in the Group. Boudivella Osca also made the trip over and as Junior is still that, a junior, he picked up the CACIB.

The brains of the breed were not being rested. Quite a few Rally qualifications have been won but two ladies send the BIG news for Glens.Ginny spent two recent weekends having fun at AKC Scent Work trials.  She finished her Novice Buried & Interior titles to add to her already completed Exterior & Container titles, becoming the first Glen of Imaal Terrier to earn an overall AKC Scent Work Novice (SWN) title!  She also earned a Container Novice Elite title (SCNE) by qualifying for the 10th time in that class. Qualifying runs were also received in the Advanced Interior & Advanced Exterior classes (4th place)!   Louise sends news of Tula “Here’s to Tula who earned her Elite Division Level 1 Nose Work title today-another first for Glens. She makes me proud every day”.

Very well done and huge congratulations!! Don’t forget to send along anything you think may be of interest to the worldwide Glen family.

 

 

 
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Posted by on February 19, 2018 in Dog Shows, General Glen Things

 

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It’s Crufts week but first let’s catch up

42 Glen of Imaal Terriers may be exhibiting at Crufts at the end of the week but we need to catch up with what has been going on recently. In the USA Finnabair Ardmore Ned took two Group 2s at Greater Fort Myers Dog Club, Abberann Torcan was also a double group placer with a Gp2 & Gp4 in St Louis (guessing the Belle City Winter Classic) and Jeonty Golden Memo was BOB (twice) at Silver Bay Kennel Club. Her sister Jeonty Minnie MeMe was Best Puppy AVNSC and then Group 3 at Newark. Finland saw Pearytail Candy McCoy go BOB at her last Puppy Show and Glenrosedale Ardal Ridire Ain Ri became a Baltic & Lithuanian Champion.

Pride of announcement though has to go to Winston & Griff. Kelli writes that “Winston had a great time with Barn Hunt this weekend earning a first and second place with 2 qualifying legs plus High in class & Griffin spent the weekend chasing the plastic bag for the coursing ability test and he earned 6 qualifying legs towards his coursing ability advanced”. Great action shots by Mark Brown

Nice going everybody

 
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Posted by on March 7, 2016 in Dog Shows, General Glen Things

 

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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

 

 
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Posted by on November 30, 2015 in Dog Shows, General Glen Things

 

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