Top Glen of Imaal Terriers 2015

In the UK: Ch Romainville Billy Whizz.

In Ireland: Ch Abberann Phelan who can now have Multi Champion written in front of his name as his Dutch Championship, to add to his Irish and UK, was confirmed just before Christmas.

In Finland: Ch Gleann Una Noonan.

The USA haven’t declared officially for the end of the year but provisionally, and here it is interesting as they run two tables one on Group placings and one on breed placings. The Group table has GCH Finnabair Ardmore Ned at number one and the breed table has GCH Emerald Isle Keely with Daulton at the top-she also “manages” number 3 in Group placings also.

The UK also has announced Top Breeder, Stud Dog, Brood Bitch and Puppy. They are, respectively, Romainville, Ch/Dutch/Del Ch Jeonty Wannabe Buster, Ch Brockland Belle Bregorrey and Gleann Dynamo Man at Jeonty (who is the son of the Finnish Top Glen)

Congratulations everybody; a great year for you all!

3/4 Leaders

As it is now October the three-quarter leaders have been announced by the various papers and magazines that run the contests. In the UK Romainville Billy Whizz is Top Glen of Imaal Terrier. Top Stud dog is Jeonty Wannabe Buster and Top Puppy Gleann Dynamo Man at Jeonty. Top Brood Bitch has no clear leader whilst Top Breeder is Romainville.

In America Daulton’s Emerald Green is 9 month leader with Canine Chronicles and Dog News has Finnabair Ardmore Ned. If anyone else would like to send their countries results we’ll put them up with pleasure!

Just one show this weekend.

Thanks for sending results from Glen of Imaal Terriers around the world but, for once, we’re just staying in the United Kingdom and at just one show. At Darlington Championship Show Peter Bakewell adjudicated and gave the Dog CC (with BOB) to Bregorrey Wannabe Victory by Jeonty with the Bitch ticket going to Bregorrey Madam Defiance. The two Reserve CCs were respectively Donvaleset Liffy at Arkview and Romainville Uptown Girl. Best Puppy was Boudivella Oscar. So why does this need sole billing?

By awarding the two Challenge Certificates to the Glens he did two new Champions were made up and that made an incredible four from one litter, three here and one in America. Brockland Belle Bregorrey was mated, for some, rather late in life-she made up to Champion even later-as a CRD3 test was being waited for due to her pedigree. It can only be mused as to what may have been produced by her if it had happened earlier.

The sire of this now noteworthy litter was also a Veteran but Jeonty Wannabe Buster was a “dog with a record”. Already the sire of 3 Champions, at the time of the mating, as well as being a multi Champion himself it is so, so fitting that Peter took his tally of top progeny to a number that will probably never be equalled for a long time. Such an honoured tribute to a dog that joined “The Family” just three days previous to the show. We congratulate everybody at Darlington but Bussie it is your memory saluted.

Bregorrey Wannabe Victory By Jeonty, Bregorrey Madam Defiance


As it’s July….

The half way leaders in the various “Of The Year” competitions have been announced. Glen of Imaal Terriers sees:-

Top Stud- Ch/Dutch/Bel Ch Jeonty Wannabe Buster

Top Brood Bitch-An equal tie between Ch/Ir Ch Abberann Diva & Ch Brockland Belle Bregorrey

Top Puppy-Jeonty MeMe Fern

Welsh Kennel Club Results.

It was the double again for Jean Rogers at Welsh Kennel Club Championship Show. Judge Roger Wright awarded the Dog CC (and BOB) to Buster (Ch, Nl, Bel Jeonty Wannabe Buster) with Fern (Jeonty Fern Grass) getting the nod for the Bitch CC. The two Reserve CCs went to Bel Ch Brockland Brayhead Lad and Amhard Cut and Come Again. Best Puppy was Amhard Free Booter at just 6 months old


Fern & Buster

National Terrier Critique

National Terrier 2009


In today’s entry I was rather disappointed to find several exhibits lacking power in the foreface & some also lacking the required well defined stop. Whilst it is good to have femininity in bitches this should not be at the expense of bone & substance. A Glen without powerful hindquarters could not work, &, if the trend continues to produce flashy animals with short backs, atypical toplines, tailsets & lack of stop, the breed will deteriorate into an amalgam of short legged terriers & loss of correct breed type.


PD: 1) Jeonty Wannabee Bauer, quality wheaten youngster, up to size. Abundant coat of good texture. Sound construction, correct proportions, good overall balance, well developed hindquarters. Moved soundly with drive. 2) Jeonty Dinky Doughnut smaller littermate of winner & not as mature. Same balance but lack of leg furnishing made him appear longer & lighter in bone which is not the case. Moved & showed well but lacks the muscular development at present.

JD: 1) Romainville Typhoon, big powerful dog with good strong head, would prefer a darker eye. Good overall balance. Did not use hindquarters to advantage on the move.

PGD: 1) Johnny Be Good At Romainville, quality wheaten dog of sound construction, good overall balance. Moved with correct drive. 2)Donvaleset Rebus, quality dog carrying too much coat which detracted from his virtues, hiding his good topline. Well made & moved well engaging his hindquarters. 3) Romainville Bodhran, another quality dog, good proportions but upright tail carriage & hind movement let him down.

LD: 1) Amhard Damson Sauce, powerful blue brindle dog, good bone & substance. Disappointingly earthbound on the move, head down & lacking impulsion behind.

OD: Strongest class of the day. 1) NL, Bel, Ch Jeonty Wannabe Buster, top quality wheaten dog. Sound construction, correct proportions, well balanced. Good textured coat, excellent presentation. His forte is his movement, sound engaging his powerful hindquarters without exaggeration & effortlessly. CC & BOB. 2) Am, Ir, Sw Ch Abberann Conan quality blue powerhouse, lovely broad muzzle, good pigmentation, correct proportions. His topline rises past his loins to a highset tail which I found a typical, and resulted in a lack of engagement with his hindquarters, nevertheless an eye catcher. Res CC. 3) Bel Ch Brockland Brayhead Lad. A tadge short in back for me, good head but expression spoilt by ear carriage. Lacked power in hind movement.


PB: 1) Jeonty Wannabe Gemma, quality wheaten pup, good overall balance, sound construction, effortless movement, Best Puppy. 2) Romainville Rags’n’Tatters, another quality lady of sound construction, correct proportions but far more intent on the floor that moving with her head up which spoilt the balance of her movement.

JB: 1) Donvaleset Domino, blue brindle heavyweight with powerful head. Good overall balance, moved well once settled. 2) Amhard Extra Spice feminine youngster at present lacking rib & overall maturity. Would prefer more strength in muzzle & heavier bone.

PGB: 1) Romainville Alley Oop quality feminine bitch, good topline, sound construction, lovely movement fore & aft. Res CC. 2) Donvaleset Brier, wheaten bitch lacking power in muzzle, good overall balance but not as good in topline or hind movement as winner.

LD: Romainville Miss Moneypenny, wheaten quality bitch, good proportions, moved well enough but would like more strength of muzzle & better rise over the loin.

OB: Jeonty Fern Grass, top quality wheaten bitch with all the essentials, correct proportions, sound construction & free movement with drive. CC (her third I am pleased to learn). 2) Ir Ch Abberann Eilish at Kirikee, quality blue brindle heavyweight bitch, well made & balanced. Not as free in movement as winner. 3) Ir Ch Abberann Ennya, wheaten litter sister to the above yet totally different, shorter with level topline & high tailset.


Eileen S. Foy (Judge)