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Glen of Imaal Terriers Belfast September 2016

PUPPY DOG. 1) STUIBHARD HIT THE ROAD JACK AT ADRGRAIGUE. Balanced head with good foreface. Correct coat with good texture. Topline developing correctly for age. Needs more bone & a little light & long in body. Needs more ring experience. Best Puppy.

LIMIT DOG. 1) JEONTY LIVING DREAM SAUL. His chest is developing well with a good strong loin. Correct ear & eye. Coat out of condition. Res CC.

OPEN DOG. 1) CH/IR CH/NL CH ABBERANN PHELAN. Excellent example of the breed with a full, strong head & great mouth. Ideal body proportions with good firm topline. Body nice & hard with good muscle tone & strong hindquarters. A finished product. BOB.

JUNIOR BITCH. 1) ABBERANN REACH FOR THE STARS RYANNE. Very feminine with lovely dark eye. Big nose with strong underjaw. Well developed body with good deep chest. Moved well.

OPEN BITCH. 1) IR CH DAULTONS MIDNIGHT SKY OF GALORE. Excellent balanced head with good expression. Nice full hard body. Correct bone with well developed muscle. Held her shape well when moving. Bitch CC. 2) CH/IR/INT CH ABBERANN ENNYA. 11 year old bitch in great condition, covering ground like a puppy. Good strong body with good coat & strong loin. Res CC.

Cathy Delmar (judge)

Glen of Imaal Terrier. LKA December 2016

Thank you to LKA for the chance to judge & special thanks to all exhibitors for your support at this well run show. Glens are often lazy & this affects movement in the ring. Moving them a bit quicker will often increase stride length and give better drive from the rear

POST GRADUATE DOG 1) Romainville Freddies Choice. Well presented, sound in type & movement. Reserve Best Dog. 2) Jeonty Yippee Kiaye. Nice outline, well shown. Lacked maturity compared to winner. This will come.

OPEN DOG 1) Gleann Dynamo Man at Jeonty. Big powerful dog. Nice head and conformation. Best Dog.

VETERAN DOG 1) Brockland Blackadder at Malsville 1) Still a typlical Glen despite advancing years. A pleasure to handle.

GOOD CITIZEN DOG 1) Golden Spurs. Well presented, should make up well.

MINOR PUPPY BITCH. 1) Sigrid Helga at Pantcottage. Very much a baby but nice type. Has potential to become a very nice Glen.

PUPPY BITCH 1) Wickholm Breaking Dawn. A young bitch which had both type & substance. She was very well shown & moved well with purpose. Best Puppy & Reserve Best Bitch. 2) Wickholm New Moon. Nice youngster. Shown in good condition, not as forward in development as the winner.

POST GRADUATE BITCH 1) Wickholm Gone in Sixty Seconds. Good type, moved well. 2) Jeonty Mini MeMe. Nice outline & conformation. Lacked a bit in concentration which affected movement.

OPEN BITCH 1) Jeonty MeMe Fern. Sound in type with good bone.

VETERAN BITCH. 1) Jeonty Lola May at Wickholm. A solid well put together Glen. Moves well & certainly has presence. Best Veteran, Best Bitch & Best of Breed. 2) Jeonty Red Clover. Sound bitch who still has the typical Glen style & attitude. Well shown.

Mike Brown MBE (Judge)

The two critiques above means Glens have had a full set for 2016 bar one. So Steve, if you are reading this, how about Midland Counties as you were “Sir”?

 

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Posted by on January 6, 2017 in Dog Shows, General Glen Things

 

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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)

 
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