July Kennel Club Journal

The Kennel Club July Journal can be read online Of interest to Glen of Imaal Terrier exhibitors will be the notification of Kathy George judging at Windsor 2019 and Jenny Lowe doing the Glen Association Show also in 2019

Irish Sporting Glen Club critique

Irish Glen of Imaal Terrier Sporting Club of Ireland

Thank you to the committee for asking me to judge, this was my first trip to Ireland and I was made most welcome. The show itself was a real family affair, the shore work and lure racing was great fun for both dogs and humans, the weight pulling interesting to watch too. It was good to see that the dogs could work as well as show. I saw some good dogs, but I think that however good a specimen your dog is, attention should also be paid to mouths it just completes the whole picture.If you are entering into the realms of showing, the mouth is an important feature.

Baby Puppy

1st Derrynamuck Aonamach  6 months blue/brindle bitch Good head and expression, good bite, broad skull with correct shoulder placement. Good topline and hindquarters and good bone. Sound, moves well but could do with a bit more front leg, but still only a baby so could grow on.

2nd Stiubhard Rock n Rolla blue/brindle male 4 months entire, with good expressive head, good ears, shoulder could be better placed, sound, moves well with good topline and hindquarters. Ably handled by a very young man!

3rd Stiubhard Rhapsody 4 month wheaten bitch sister to 2nd. Good head and expression, correct bite, good neck and shoulder placement. Good topline and hindquarters, sound and moves well.Lost out to 2nd dog as his topline was better.

Puppy Dog

1st Stiubhard Hit the Road Jack,  9 months blue male of upper size. Good head and expression with good ear set, strong muzzle. Good neck and shoulder, with good topline to good hindquarters. Sound with a good free stride, my best dog and also judged as dog of the day for his shorework, lure racing and weight pulling, bob also

2nd Stiubhard Ezy Rider Blue brindle male brother to 1. A smaller dog than 1, with good head and earset, could have a better stop. Shoulder could be better placed, good topline and hindquarters. Sound away, close to not quite the movement of 1 Res Best Dog


1st Ballyclare Finn 3 years blue/brindle mouth could be better good head and expression with good earset. Neck good a bit short in shoulder, topline and hindquarters good, sound and moves well.

2nd Ballyclare  Fuzzy 2years blue/ brindle with good head, ears a bit heavy. Mouth could be better. Shoulder could be better placed, topline and hindquarters good. Sound with adequate movement

3rd Bailielands Dodger Blue/brindle male of smaller type than first two. Good head and expression, shoulder could be better, he was not relaxed and this affected his topline. Good hindquarters but on the day did not want to move.


1st Carriglen Torcan 7 years wheaten male good head and earset, good expression , light eyes which detracted. Good front and hindquarters, strong body good topline. Did not have the movement of the best and res best dog.

Puppy Bitch

Stiubhard Gypsy Eyes 9 month wheaten bitch sister to the two dog pups. Good head and bite, good ears with good neck, shoulder and topline. Could have a bit better hind angles, sound, needs more drive

Junior Bitch

1st Stiubhard Bellatrix L’Estrange Wheaten bitch with Good head, expression and earset. Good shoulder and topline, would like a bit more hind angles. Sound away toes in a bit coming to. She did not have much coat so ‘what you saw was what you got’ Very stylish shape, like a bit more body to finish the picture, which will come with age.   Her movement is very good which won her best bitch.

2nd Tara Blue/brindle with good head and expression, good ear set. Good neck leading to good topline, front is good needs more hindquarter. A bit long on the leg, Sound but erratic in movement.

3rd Savannah wheaten head is ok but jaw needs to be stronger, the mouth is not correct. Shoulder forward placed, short in the body, hind angles adequate. Sound moved adequately

Open Bitch

1/ Poachersmoon Sissy McGinty 4 years wheaten bitch with good head and expression, good earset. Mouth is correct but could have a stronger jaw. Good coat and body. Hindquarters good, sound moves well but not the drive on the move as my best bitch she was Res best bitch

2/Poachersmoon Flidais Smaller wheaten bitch 4yrs sister to 1, good head and expression with good ears. Good neck, forward placed shoulder, body a bit short. Good hindquarters , sound but moved eraticaly

3/Bailielands Millie 9 1/2years blue, mouth not correct. Good strong head with good expression and good earset. Good front, topline and hindquarters, didn’t move so well but sound.

Veteran Bitch

1st Bailielands Leanbh Orga 6yrs wheaten bitch of smaller type. Good head and expression, neck ok but the shoulder is a bit forward placed with short upper arm. Topline and hindquarters good. Sound but bunny hopped all the way round so a bit difficult to assess on the move.

2nd Ballyfoyle Ellie 9 ½ year blue good head but expression detracts as the eyes are light. Mouth not correct. Front and rear angles good, sound moves ok

Best Dog &BOB Stiubhard Hit the Road Jack Res Best Dog Stiubhard Ezy Rider

Best Bitch Stiubhard Bellatrix L’Strange Res Best Bitch Poachersmoon Sissy McGinty

Best Puppy Derrynamuck Aonamach

Kathy George (Judge)










A happy looking Sporting Glen Club event!

From the Irish Glen of Imaal Terrier Sporting Terrier Club of Ireland:

Thank you to everyone participating in our annual show.Thank you Kathy George again for judging our Irish dogs!
The winners were:
Dog of the Day: Stiubhard Hit the Road Jack @ Ardgraigue (Winner of WeightPulling, fastest Shorework and fastest Lure)

Best of Show: Stiubhard Hit the Road Jack @ Ardgraigue. Reserve Best of Show: Stiubhard Bellatrix L’Estrange

Best Male: Stiubhard Hit the Road Jack @ Ardgraigue. Reserve Best Male: Stiubhard Ezy Rider

Best Female: Stiubhard Bellatrix L’Estrange. Reserve Best Female: Poachersmoon Sissy McGinty

Best Puppy: Derrynamack Aonarach

A great day with lots of dogs and people!  Another big thank you to our sponsors and helpers!

Irish Sporting Glen Club Show


The Sporting Glen Club sends the following:-

The Sporting Glen Annual Show and Activities Day is the 11th September at High Cross Inn, Moone, County Kildare gates open at 10.30am.

 On the day there will be many activities for your Glen of Imaal Terrier. There is The Sporting Glen Annual Dog Show judged by Kathy George of Romainville Glens (a well respected judge and successful exhibitor of the Glen over the years and for the last 2 years has had the Best of Breed at Crufts) – weight pulling competition – Lure chasing (racing), provided on the day will be guidance on general health care and grooming of the Glen along with further information on PRA and testing.

For the children there is face painting and a colouring competition.

Food and drink will be available on the day from the New Cross Inn Pub

We look Forward to seeing as many of you that can make to our Sporting Glen Annual Show and Activities Day.



South Wales Kennel Association critique


Thank you for the committee’s invitation to judge this show and to the exhibitors for their entry. The entry was small but of good quality. Mouths in general were good unless stated otherwise.

Puppy dog

1/ Alsteads Golden Spurs. 9 months brindle male. Good head and expression , with good ear set and a strong muzzle. Shoulder is a bit forward placed, topline is good hindquarters could be better angled. He is sound and moves well but could do with just a bit more drive.

Junior dog.

1/ Golden Spurs.

Post Grad dog

1/Hardy’s Amhard High Flyer 2 years Red wheaten male. Good head and expression with strong jaw and good ear set. His shoulder is forward with short upper arm. Topline is good and he has good hindquarters. He pinned a bit away and sound to his movement from the side is good, but he needs to mature and body up more as he is in Glen terms only a youngster.

Limit dog

1/ Withers Pajanticks Star Trooper 2 ½ red wheaten male Well turned out as usual from this kennel. Excellent strong head with good expression and good ear set, strong jaws .He won the class because his head was better than the second dog. The neck is correct with well placed shoulder into a good topline and well angled hindquarters. Sound with excellent movement from the side Res CC, he pushed hard for the CC and only lost out to a more mature male. I feel sure this young male will receive top honours.

2/ Howarths Donvaleset Liffy at Arkview 3 year Blue male. Good expression but would like a slightly stronger head for his age also his jaw could be stronger. Shoulder slightly forward placed top line is good and also hindquarters. He is somewhat stilted in movement and was hopping on his one back leg which made movement difficult to assess.

Open Dog.

1/ Hadleys Donvaleset Rebus 8 years blue male. Good head and expression, correct ear set. Good lay of shoulder and topline into good hindquarters with powerful thrust from behind. He is sound and moves very well with drive and power. His maturity gained him the CC & BOB

Puppy Bitch

1/ Hardy’s Bonny Nell sister to puppy dog winner. 10 months blue/brindle bitch. My only bitch entry which was disappointing in so much as I would have liked something older  to award the CC. She has a good head and expression but should have a better stop. Good neck into correct shoulder. Topline is good into good hindquarters, she is sound and movement is fine but she needs to settle down more on the move. I am not a believer in awarding CC’s to such a young  female, but other than her age she was correct so saw no point in with holding the CC. CC winner and Best Opposite sex.

Kathy George (Judge)