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Today it’s the official announcement of the Enthusiasts & Fanciers of Glens  Companion Show & Funday will be held att Hedge Green Cottage, Blackjack Road, Swineshead, Boston. PE20 3HH. Saturday July 14th will be the date and all profits will go to Hearing Dogs For The Deaf who will be present at the event. The show will be judged by Allan Stephenson & Peter Chappell. Prof. Peter Bedford will be doing the eye-testing as usual. There will be stalls, there will be raffles, there will be stuff.

Schedules for the show, eye testing appointments etc. will be available from late May. If you are attending and wish to book a camping slot do get in touch with Jean (jean@e-f-g.co.uk) as soon as possible.

Darlington Critique

What a pleasure it was for me to award CCs to Glen of Imaal Terriers for the first time, although the breed are few numerically they are still strong in type & quality.

PGD: 1) Romainville Brannigan at Brockland. Wheaten, well balanced head without coarseness, pleasing eye, good reach of neck, clean front, good topline, moved well both ends, very showy & well presented, one to watch for the future. 2) Jeonty Highland Boy. Delight to go over, lovely head & expression, good spring of rib, moved & handled well.

LD: 1) Donvaleset Rebus. Handsome boy with good expression, pleasing neck & topline, well set & carried tail, moved out freely with such ease. 2) Jeonty Wannabe Bauer. Scores on quality & type, shade rangy & front action untidy. 3) Amhard Freebooter.

OD: 1) Ch & Int Ch Brockland Brayhead Lad. Personifies all that is best in the breed, size, balance, make, shape, & soundness of movement all appeal. Add to this correct coat & presentation in bandbox order, a great pleasure to judge. CC & BOB 2) Amhard Damson Sauce. Smart dog, well presented, moving out well, just lacked body of first. Res CC.

JB: 1) Winnie Wanna Make Music By Jeonty. Smart, feminine in head & body, good eye & dentition, put altogether in action, tailset is not her fortune. 2) Romainville Kyla. Good head & eye, sound construction, moved & presented well.

PGB: 1) Amhard Feeling Cool. Lovely outline & feminine, has that head, eye, expression, sound in overall construction, presented & moved okay. 2) Romainville Tigan. Lovely head, sound body, correct topline, put down & showed well.

OB: 1) Brockland Belle Bregorrey. Feminine brindle bitch who is so well made, excellent head properties, good coat of correct texture, never stopped showing, pleasure to award her the CC. I was told later this was her second CC, good luck for the third. 2) Amhard Extra Spice. Nicely constructed bitch, good outline & is well balanced, plenty of bone, relaxed action, moved well enough to win her the Reserve CC.

Peter Chappell (Judge)

A siblings weekend!

Darlington Championship Show and a brother sister and a half brother sister act. Best of Breed Glen of Imaal Terrier under judge Peter Chappell was Ch/Int Ch Brockland Brayhead Lad with Best Bitch going to sister Brockland Belle Bregorrey. Reserve Dog Amhard Damson Sauce was half sister to the Reserve Bitch Amhard Extra Spice.

Sofiero, Sweden, saw Best of Breed (and obtaining their Swedish Championship) to Bilbo’s Rioghan and Best Opposite Sex to Bilbo’s Roisin.

Schedule roundup

January still but Championship Show schedules for the late Spring/early Summer are arriving thick and fast. Judges for Glen of Imaal Terriers are:-

SCOTTISH KENNEL CLUB-Alan Small. A Terrier man who has judged Glens for quite a few years. His second set of Challenge Certificates, his first at WKC 2007 with the top awards going to Daisy and Homer.

BATH-Karen Forbes (No CCs). A Glen of Imaal owner since 1996. Living in the north of Scotland but has the only Show Certificate of Merit for a Glen and a Champion.

THREE COUNTIES-Jean Rogers (No CCs). A Glen of Imaal owner since 1988. Dominated the “of the Year” competitions for 15 years, three Champions bred in one litter.

BLACKPOOL-Peter Chappell (No CCs). A Terrier man with a long connection to Glen of Imaals so possibly a waste of a judge with only four classes scheduled.