Leeds critique


I was rather worried that I might not be able to award the CCs when, in advance of the show, I saw the small number of dogs entered – only 9. In the event I needn’t have worried. The quality of the top winners was very good indeed.

OD (2)

1. Alstead’s Ch Golden Spurs, though he could be better in eye colour, he scored very much in head and expression over 2 and was more typey in a number of ways. Moved better behind than in front. Very good coat with the correct textures of both top coat and undercoat. Enough bone and correct set-on and carriage of tail. Plenty of body substance and well muscled. DCC.

2.Hannington’s Boudivella Oscar, Good in skull but not quite the typical head and expression of 1. Moved out well behind, better there than in front, and was correct in typical topline. Needs a bit more coat to complete the picture. RDCC

JB (2)

1. Forbes’ Jeonty Dreams a Dream with Karensbrae, very typical in outline and moved around the ring very smartly. Moved well behind and in front as well, and had correct ears. Good width of skull and enough strength of foreface, Coat could be better. OK for size and good bone and correct body proportions. Well muscled behind. A very promising youngster which went on to win the RBCC

2. Tobijanski and Tobijanski’s Jeonty Glynis Making Magic for Zippor. Not showing to good advantage and seemed a bit scared of the wind and weather, needing more ring confidence. Good body and enough bone. Could move better but this was perhaps because she was just not happy in this ring and in this weather.


A difficult class. (3)

1. Hannington’s Boudivella Tegan, scored in head type body shape and coat over the others but was not good in forequarters or front movement. Moved well enough behind however with enthusiasm. OK in spring of rib and had plenty of bone.

2 James& O’brien’s Amhard Jessie Jay, good in topline but quite long in body as compared to height, not so good in eye and expression as winner. Moved better behind than 3 and was of better size also.

3. Quarrie’s Rhumsaamist Glen Elfin at Quaywest.

OB (2)

1. Alstead’s Ch Sigrid Helga at Pantcottage, quite a smart bitch when she decides to show herself off to best advantage. Better for size than 2, and better in front as well. Pleasing in head and expression, Better eye than 2. Typical topline, which is where I think she scored over the dog for BOB. Plenty of substance but at the same time not too big. I thought that she had much type and quality and was pleased to award her BCC and BOB.

2. Quarrie’s Rhumsaamist Glen Maye at Quaywest, good coat for texture and quantity. Good head properties and correct width of skull. Moved OK behind. Biggish and rather over the desired 14 inch maximum

Judge Ronnie Irving

Leeds critique



In my report from the last time I judged this lovely breed I did say that a Glen should look like a Glen and exhibitors must have taken that to heart as there were only a couple that were not typical. I must thank the exhibitors for the sporting way my placings were received and I was very pleased to be able to say that the Dog CC and the Bitch CC gained their titles on the day – congratulations.


PGD (1)

  1. Hardy‘s AMHARD LIGHTENING FLASH. Just coming up 8 months this wheaten boy has a good body shape and outline. Promising head with good width of skull, good stop and correct shaping to the foreface. Strong front assembly for his age and a good shaped ribcage with a short loin. He has good muscling in his hindquarters and this assists his free-flowing movement. Very steady both coming and going and his overall type and ring presence won him the Best Puppy award over the bitch.


LD (4)

  1. Hannington‘s BOUDEVELIA OSCAR. Presenting a good outline with his excellent body proportions and strong head, this red/wheaten has a good, harsh quality coat, dark eye and balanced muzzle. He has a good strong neck running into good set of shoulders and front with excellent bone. Well shaped ribcage and a good strong loin. Not as good in turn of stifle as CC winner but has good muscling in his quarters. He moved steadily in profile though a tad wide in front coming towards me. I was pleased to award him the Reserve CC.


  1. Rogers‘ GLEANN DYNAMO MAN AT JEONTY (Imp). Striking blue male with a good Glen outline and good harsh coat presented newly trimmed. He has a good strong skull of the correct shape with good strength to the foreface and good dentition. Strenth in his forequarters with the correct amount of bone. Well balanced body with good ribcage and short loin. Positive on the move which he did with ease and precision. He is well muscled and this and overall type gave him this place this class over




OD (2)

  1. Alstead‘s GOLDEN SPURS. My Junior winner from the last time this blue boy still has that very full harsh coat with an attractive bit of brindling. He has developed as I had hoped he would and is now a real quality Glen. An extremely well-balanced skull and foreface with lovely eye, correct well-set ears and good scissor bite. Excellent, well-sprung ribcage and a good strong loin. The really good muscling in his well-turned quarters allows that free flowing movement which was a joy to watch. I had no hesitation in awarding him the Dog CC and later topped that with BoB.


  1. Hardy‘s AMARD HIGH FLYER. Coming up 5 years this wheaten lad with a very good outline. Well-balanced skull with good stop and tapering muzzle and a good scissor bite. He has a strong muscular neck that runs into a well-structured front assembly with good bone and correct feet. A nicely extended ribcage and good loin. However, today, he did not want to stick to the job in hand, especially in the challenge and this cost him higher honours. Strong quarters with good muscling and a very well set tail.

PB (3)

  1. Hannington‘s BOUDEVELIA TEGAN. Litter mate to the dog puppy winner this blue baby has a balanced skull and foreface with a good scissor bite. Good neckline with a well-boned set of legs and feet, running into a nicely sprung ribcage and a well-muscled set of quarters for her age. Turned in a shade coming towards but moved soundly in profile and was sympathetically handled.
  2. Rogers‘ JEONTY JYN A NEW HOPE. Very close up this wheaten puppy has a good quality coat covering a slightly flatter in rib than the winner at the moment, but she had an equally well-proportioned balanced outline. Good muscle-tone in a very nice set of well-angulated quarters. Moved a bit erratically at times but could be sound and steady when she put her mind to it.


JB (1)

  1. Alstead‘s SIGRID HELGA AT PANTCOTTAGE. Just a month out of puppy this young blue lady was another who had left her coat at home. Balanced skull and foreface with a good scissor bite, though with a slightly lower-set ear carriage. Good neckline with a well-boned set of legs below, running into a nicely sprung ribcage and a well-muscled quarters for her age. Turned in a shade coming towards but moved soundly in profile and was sympathetically handled.

LB (6,2)


  1. Sage‘s WICKHOLM BREAKING DAWN. This attractive wheaten bitch really commands attention and has great ring presence. Her body shape has the classical Glen outline and that look of sturdiness and substance. She has a lovely balanced skull and foreface with neat ears and a dark eye. A good set of teeth with the correct scissor bite. Her muscular neck runs into a very well-laid front assembly with excellent bone and correct feet. A beautiful ribcage with good depth and length and with her neat short loin her top-line remained constant throughout. Such a sound steady mover, she covered the ground so easily in profile, one of the deciding factors in this class and was very true both coming and going. Very well handled and could not be denied the Bitch CC.


  1. Hannington‘s ROMAINVILLE UPTOWN GIRL. This blue bitch really belies her 6 years and has a very typical Glen outline. Very good skull and foreface proportions with neat set ears and correct scissor bite. Lovely muscular neck running into a very good lay of shoulder and excellent bone and feet. She has a nice deep well-sprung ribcage covered in a good quality blue coat and a good strong loin. Really covered the ground in profile and was very positive both ends coming and going. In the class I felt that she was, on the day, just a shade closer in forward reach and had poorer drive than winner.



VB (1)

  1. Sage‘s JEONTY LOLA MAY AT WICKHOLM. In tip-top condition for her 9 years, this wheaten bitch has a lovely body shape and classy Glen outline with the look of substance without coarseness. Another nicely balanced skull and foreface with that typical expression coming from those dark eyes. She has a very good front with excellent bone and correct feet. A well-formed, correct ribcage and a strong loin. Well muscled quarters making for sound steady movement in profile. A very nice bitch to go over well put down and was very well handled. I was pleased to award her the Reserve CC behind her daughter.





Leeds Critique

Glen of Imaal Terriers

Thank you to the officers and committee for my invitation to judge our breed, also a thank you to the two stewards for all  their help, but mainly thank you the owners for your entries.

JD   1st:  TOBIJANSKI, Miss J & TOBIJANSKI Mrs W Romainville Becks Blue For Zippor . Good bite with strong head correct eye and ear set level top line good angulations deep chest and well boned, Moved with drive very well presented and handled. Reserve Dog CC

PGD   1st:  HANNINGTON Miss A Boudivella Oscar. A honest lad with strong head correct bite and ear set,  good shoulder placement well muscled neck correct front good depth of chest. Correct top line good angulation, in very good coat movement good for and aft, Deserved Dog CC and Best Of Breed.  2nd:  ALSTEAD Dr J Golden Spurs .Good  head and bite correct ear set well off for bone good coat, Not settled on the move.

LD   1st:  SQUIRES, Mrs C & SQUIRES Messrs I& OW Bendikes Edward Bear At  Squiresbeach. Correct bite head nice head correct ear set solid body, ample bone correct front sturdy body. A little unsettled on the move.

OD   1st:  PERRIE Mrs J Poachersmoon Angus Mag Og .Good head and bite good ear set correct shoulder placement  deep chest ample bone good angulation did not move well on the long grass

JB  1st:  GEORGE Mrs K A Romainville Razzamatazz. Liked this young bitch, Pretty expression, Liked her head correct bite and eye  colour good bone correct front and top line, good shoulder placement  nice turn of stifle but  not overdone, deep chest  Handled and presented well, Movement sound,  pressed hard for top honours. Reserve Bitch CC, Well done

PGB  1st:  GEORGE Mrs K A Romainville Anna Belle. A nicely turned out wheaten bitch with pretty head correct bite front and feet, moved really well for her handler a young lady that  needs time to body up.    2nd:PERRIE,Mrs J, Amhard Jessie Jay B. Correct bite nice head neck and shoulder placement, A wheaten with plenty of bone but not overdone good front deep chest, Lost out to first on rear movement.

LB    1st:  SQUIRES, Mrs C & SQUIRES Messrs I& OW Young May Moon. Liked this one,  a honest bitch good head piece correct bite strong jaw lovely expression, strong neck down to good lay of shoulder Sturdy body good angulations all round,  correct front. correct feet position,  When settled in movement proved to  be sound. Pleased to award Bitch CC and Reserve Best of Breed.

OB  1st:  GEORGE, Mrs K A & GARNHAM, Mr M & GEORGE K Romainville Fade To Grey. A blue bitch with pretty head correct bite kind expression, correct round eye of good colour  good lay of shoulder correct front and feet good turn of stifle. Moved  well.

Donald Harley (Judge)


Leeds critique


PD: 1) Gleann Dynamo Man at Jeonty. 9 month old super youngster, good head piece, nicely constructed skull, good foreface & muzzle with a defined stop, quite impressive, strength in neck, good front & shoulders, well laid back, good body with well sprung ribs, lovely well muscled quarters with well let down hocks, moved with drive & effortlessly. Gave me pleasure to award him Best Puppy and Reserve CC. 2) Boudivella Oscar. Younger than first & still a baby, hence smaller in stature, very nice outline in profile & covered the ground with ease, pleasing head, good neck & shoulder, nicely bodied.

PGD: 1) Golden Spurs. Just out of junior, good head, eye & ears, very well bodied, good bite muzzle & ears, not very happy on the move.

LD: 1) Donvaleset Rafferty at Viahninns. 4 years of age, pleasing head, eye & bite, medium neck, well laid shoulders, well constructed body, good ribs, moved reasonably well. 2) Romainville Fast N Furious at Wickholm. Lighter in bone than first, good in head, good eye, strength in muzzle & neck, well constructed body, well muscled quarters, moved well over difficult ground. 3) Romainville Jazzman.

OD: 1) Ch Romainville Billy Whizz. Masculine head, strong muzzle, dark eye, good bite, good ratio rib/loin, well made quarters, moved with drive. 2) Bregorrey Wannabe Victory By Jeonty. Good headed male, smaller in size than first, good legs, pleasing head & muzzle, good eye, well made body, was not enjoying his outing.

VD:1) Donvaleset Rebus. 9 years of age, came into the ring with such confidence, masculine strong muzzle, kind eye, pleasing topline, muscled neck into well laid shoulders, good rib & loin, well made quarters, moved with animation, very happy to award him CC & BOB. I understand this makes him up, congratulations.

PB:1) Amhard Jessie Jay. 11 months of age, feminine young lady with melting expression, dark eye, pleasing body, moved steadily.

LB:1) Romainville Uptown Girl. Good head, eyes & ears, good neck leading into well placed shoulders, well sprung ribs & short loin, well made quarters, moved well the second time. Res CC 2) Romainville Fade To Grey. Feminine head, good eye, nicely made body & front, good quarters, not very happy with the ground.

OB:1) Jeonty Lola May at Wickholm. 7 years of age, good skull, good muzzle & pleasing stop, neat ears, medium neck into well placed shoulder, well sprung rib & a good loin, good bite, well made quarters with well let down hocks, moved well both fore & aft, a nice feminine lady. I understand her first CC, well done. 2) Romainville Rock On Ruby

Muriel Bailey (Judge)