Crufts 2013

An interesting Glen of Imaal Terrier appointment for Crufts 2013. Nick Hammond will be the third Irishman to officiate at Crufts since Glens got tickets and the third one appointed that isn’t on the Glen of Imaal Association judging list. The Kennel Club, on one hand, is absolutely Breed Club based but on the other hand just doesn’t bother with what Clubs want. If the Association Judging List is considered rubbish why don’t the KC just say so? If they approve of it why do they ignore it?

Nick has awarded Glen CCs before at Belfast 2009 and they went to the Abberann siblings of Conan and Ennya. Maybe it was missed but there isn’t any recollection of seeing a critique and under KC rules that is a must. Tony Killykeen-Doyle never did one either but all praise to Harry O’Donoghue as his Crufts critique came out pretty quickly. We are still missing seeing one Irishman’s critique as Nick White still hasn’t been seen in print 3 months after National Terrier…c’mon Nick, it’s wanted!

It’s back to the Kennel Club again. Their own rules say a critique must be produced and seen by exhibitors but they show a remarkable inclination to re-appoint judges that apparently ignore them.

National Terrier Results

After a journey to be forgotten, a fast ferry that didn’t, traffic jams, diversions & a stroppy car park barrier, judge Nick White gave a full set of “firsts” at a National Terrier. First bitch Champion,  and Best of Breed, for Don & Val Harley with Donvaleset Brier (Amhard Damson Sauce/Monavoth Girl Among Donvaleset). First CC to Donvaleset Rebus (Beatrix’s Boy with Windarra from Donvaleset/Donvaleset Blue Crystal). The Reserve CCs were also a first for 10 months old Kirikee Celtic Warrior (Abberann Tyrone/Ir Ch Abberann Eilish at Kirikee) and Romainville Tigan(Feohanagh Bryan at Romainville/Briar Rose of Romainville). Best Puppy went to Roaminville Inki (Johnny Be Good at Romainville/Roamainville Rags’n’Tatters) from Minor Puppy.