SKC (May) critique

The judge apologises for the late appearance. He sent his critiques out on one Word document and was not aware that the Glen of Imaal part had been missed.

Thank you to the Glen exhibitors for a decent entry. Type is a bit mixed at present which presented me with a few difficult decisions. Heads in particular concerned me.

Class 1141 JD (3 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: ALSTEAD Dr J Golden Spurs –very promising as he is such a good type. Cracking head on this youngster and as it turned out he possessed one of the best heads of the day with lovely ears. Good outline and moved ok in all directions. In this slow maturing breed there is much better to come if he develops as he is doing. Res CC which he won on his lovely breed type.

2nd: ROGERS Mrs C J Gleann Dynamo Man At Jeonty (Fin Imp) NAF TAF –a real baby as just 6 months old and giving loads away in a junior class. He has a super temperament with great attitude, lovely bone, the makings of a good head and moved well. Hopefully he will continue to develop along these lines. Best puppy.


Class 1143 LD (2 Entries) Abs: 1

1st: HARDY Mr & Mrs M L & A Amard High Flyer –I liked this one a lot, he has matured well with lovely substance but not coarse. He had character and was interested in everything around him, good coat texture and quality, moved well. Could well make up if he continues along these lines.
Class 1144 OD (3 Entries) Abs: 1

1st: GEORGE, Mrs K A & SULLIVAN Miss N C Romainville Billy Whizz-eyecatching dog as he has a good outline with all the substance and power that one needs in a Glen. He was lovely to go over on the table and was well presented and handled. Moved assertively and generally looked the finished package. I awarded him a Res CC as a young dog and I am pleased to see that he has more than fulfilled my expectations. CC and BOB. He is definitely the dog on form.

2nd: ROGERS Mrs C J Bregorrey Wannabe Victory By Jeonty-nice type but even at 3 still has some maturing to do as he still looks a touch up on the leg. Hopefully there is more development to come. Good headed dog. One for the future.
Class 1145 VD (1 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: HADLEY Mr A C & Mrs D M T Donvaleset Rebus-8 years old and at his peak. Nice outline, ok in head and a good mover. Under the coat there is actually a very nice dog who moves well and with different presentation he could be a contender.
Class 1146 JB (2 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: HARDY, Mrs A & TUNE Mrs J Amhard Jeez Louise-10 months and lots to like about this one. Good coat and condition, nice outline, lovely tail and moved well. I shall keep an eye on her.

2nd: GEORGE, Mrs K A & SULLIVAN Miss N C Romainville Maggie May- decent sort who was a bit in between coats and a bit reserved. Nice to go over but is quite weak behind which detracts.

Class 1147 PGB (3 Entries) Abs: 1

1st: GEORGE, Mrs K A & SULLIVAN Miss N C Romainville Fade To Grey-standing looks a good sort with nice neck and shoulders, not cooperating fully but handler got the best out of her, good presentation. A bit plain in head.

2nd: HARDY Mr & Mrs M L & A Amhard Indy Kate- not the most glamorous but there were things I preferred on this one. A difficult decision.
Class 1148 LB (2 Entries) Abs: 0

Interesting contest between these two. 1st: SEALL Mrs A Bregorrey Madam Defiance- very much my sort of head and was pleasing all over, moved well up and back, could do with a bit more substance.

2nd: BALDOCK Mrs B J Ellerton Dusky Beauty –better substance on this one and she had plenty of attitude. However she did not quite have the head of the winner and could not match her movement.

Class 1149 OB (4 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: HARLEY Mr D & Mrs V Ch Donvaleset Brier-steady and mature, nice outline, good coat, moved well up and back and well presented. Head is a bit strong for me. Res CC.

2nd: BALDOCK Mrs B J Ch Jeonty Maybe Daysee-nice solid girl, ok in head, a bit untidy up and back.

3rd: SEALL Mrs A Bregorrey Lady Belleisle

Class 1150 VB (1 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: SEALL Mrs A Ch Brockland Belle Bregorrey-very much my type, lovely headed girl, good neck and outline, feminine but still workmanlike, moved well and demonstrated how well Glens can last. Was pleased to award her the CC.

Paul Eardley (Judge)


Oldies rule on a busy weekend!

Everybody with any experience of Glen of Imaal Terriers knows that the older they get the better they get and this weekend proves it. The fabulous Ollie, now officially 15 years and 6 months, was at a Performance Scent Dogs trial where he qualified in all 3 events and even earned 1st place in the Novice Building (interior) search & 3rd place in the Novice Distance class. What a man!

The exhibition side also saw age and experience triumph up in Scotland when Paul Eardley awarded the Bitch CC to Ch Brockland Belle Bregorrey at 10 and a half. Dog CC and Best of Breed went to the “boy of the moment” Ch Romainville Billy Whizz with the two Reserves going to Ch Donvaleset Brier and Golden Spur respectively. Best Puppy was Gleann Dynamo Man at Jeonty making his debut at 6 months old whilst in Helsinki his sister, Gleann Damn Daisy was taking Group 4 at a puppy show.

Hibernian Show in Ireland saw Ch Abberann Phelan adding another Best of Breed to his belt with Ch Abberann Ennya Best Opposite. At Hollola (Finland) Pearytail Black Cat was BOB. In Bramsche, Germany it was a first CAC for BaililandsTarbh. In America the 2 Blennerhassett Kennel Club Shows saw GCH Daulton’s Conan from Cill Dara take the top ribbon both days. Also (wait for this and they have to have full titles for this announcement) Ber-D-Mar Ballygriffin, BN, RA,JE, RATO, CGCA, NW1, NJP and Finnabair Winston O’Reilley, BN, RA, GN, CD, JE, THDA, TD, VCD1,NAP, NJP, CGCA, NW1, RATS earned their AKC coursing ability titles.

Malinka Lingmont writes: Last Saturday the Dutch Glen Association held their annual show of puppies and young dogs up to 24 months of age.The dogs were judged but not placed. There was no winner. There was an entry of 16 dogs plus 4 veterans. Mrs. Joke Bode judged the dogs and she saw some very promising youngsters both from Dutch and German origin. Two litters, with both parents, were presented, one of them even included the presence of two grandmothers.Pictures of all the present dogs are on the website at

SKC this weekend

Scottish Kennel Club Show is this weekend with an incredible entry of 21 Glen of Imaal Terriers for SKC and judge Paul Eardley, the last time anything like that number was seen was back in the mid 90s under breed judge Ursula Collins. It’s a very, very long session for most of the exhibitors(if intending to make a day trip of it) but at least being 3rd in the ring, with 70 dogs before Glens, means not quite such an early start in the morning…or the night before!

Over Whitsun weekend..

….Tipperary American Girl became a New Champion and as it is number four for breeder Jo Lynn she becomes an AKC Breeder of Merit. Also in the States GCH Liberty’s Darren of Daulton had two Group 4s at back to back to shows in Ohio.  At Iitti Group Show in Finland Rosears Heads or tails was Best of Breed and Rosears AbloomingBud Best Opposite Sex.

Bath Championship Show saw Glen of Imaal Terrier judge Paul Eardley award the BOB and CC to Johnny Be Good at Romainville with Reserve Dog going to Romainville Billy Wizz. Best Bitch went to Bregorrey Madam Defiance and the Reserve to Brockland Belle Bregorrey. Jeonty MeMe Fern took the Best Puppy award. Madam Defiance makes number three from the litter to take a senior award (in the UK) whilst still in Junior; has there been a litter since the famed Ginger’s Fashion/Princess Leia kids to win so well so young?

Darlington Critique

Puppy Dog. 1) Romainville Brannigan at Brockland. 10 months and a very good one to start off with, quite mature for age with good bone & substance, nicely headed dog, good double coat coming through, well presented, correct front, good topline, nice tail, very promising. Best Puppy.

Post Graduate Dog 1) Jeonty Wannabe Bauer, very much my type, nice proportions, good head, nice ears, lovely mouth. Just wish he would put a bit more into his showing. 2) Jeonty Highlander Boy, litter brother & along similar lines, good headed, shows well. Not quite the proportions of his brother, a touch narrowere behind but very typy.

Limit Dog 1) Johnny Be Good at Romainville. Beautifully presented young man & a sound moving boy, good head, lovely outline. Could do with a little more substnace & was playing his handler up which pegged him for the Res CC. RBD. 2) Romainville Typhoon. Better for substance than one and a nice moving boy. Coat could be tidier but a good sort.

Open Dog 1) Ch/Int Ch Brockland Brayhead Lad. Alone and could have coped with competition. Glens are slow maturers and good lasters & he exemplifies this as I have judged him at various stages of development and he is now absolutely at the top of his game. Cracking head, just right for substance, lovely proportions, correct topline, coat spot on, well presented, well handled & showed to advantage. CC & BOB & I am sure more will come his way.

Limit Bitch 1) Jeonty Maybe Daysee, feminine but with substance. Coat a bit in-between. Nicely headed, when settled nice movement & good tail. At 2 years old is a bit at the in-between stage. RBB

Open Bitch 1) Brockland Belle Bregorrey, litter sister to BOB & similar type. Another who has matured since I last judged her, good bloom, another nicely headed exhibit, assertive, good outline, good tail, correct front. Touch narrow behind, is clearly capable of gaining her title. BB & RCC

Paul Eardley (Judge)