Birmingham National Critique

Glen of Imaal Terriers

PD & JD (0).

PGD. 1 Davis’ Donvaleset Rafferty at Viahninns, quite a character, good strength in head & jaw, round well set eyes & pleased in body with correct topline & strong loin, plenty of bone & well muscled at the rear. A somewhat erratic mover.

LD (2) 1 Quinn’s Kirikee Ronan O’Gara, nice for size, good head, strong jaw & eyes & ears of correct shape & size, pleased in neck & shoulder, deep in body with a strong rearend used to good effect on the move, pushed hard in the challenge. 2 Welch’s Romainville Brannigan at Brockland, scored in head, eye & neck, well ribbed up with plenty of bone, steepish topline in profile but moved out quite well both ways.

OD (3) 1 CC & BOB, Garner’s Ch Johnny Be Good at Romainville, stood out with his shape, size & presentation, well handled, pleased in head, eye & correctly shaped & sized ears, strong in neck & body, excellent topline, outmoved all others here. 2 Hadley’s Donvaleset Rebus, head of good shape & size, plenty of bone & well muscled up with good topline & quarters, steady mover.

VD (1) 1 RCC, Welch’s Ch/Int Ch Brockland Brayhead Lad, well known & quality dog who represents the breed so well, cracking head, scores in neck & shoulder with plenty of bone & strength all through, in good coat & condition, moved out well both ways,

PB (1) 1 BP, Rogers’ Jeonty Meme Fern, pleased to see such a lovely young lady, everything looks right here, shows herself off so well, in good coat & condition, well made & nice for size, correct in head & body proportions, scored in eye, ears & neck, moved freely both ways, should go far.

JB (2) 1 Cockayne’s Bregorrey Lady Belleisle, well presented & handled blue who pleased in her well shaped head, strong jaw & well boned front, correct topline, good set on, moved out well fore & aft.

PGB (2) 1 RCC, Hadley’s Donvaleset Domino, head of good proportions, well defined stop, strong in neck & body, well ribbed up with firm loin & drove well from strong hindquarters. 2 Ashcroft’s Romainville Moira, not the strength or ring presence of 1 & would have liked a stronger foreface. Pleased in eye, ears & neck, once settled moved out quite well.

OB (2) 1 CC, Harley’s Ch Donvaleset Brier, strength & substance all through with quality head, strong jaw & sound bite, scored in ears, neck & body with well boned front & well muscled hindquarters, quite a character & once settled moved out well. 2 Withers’ Romainville Aoife at Pajantick, not the substance or bone of 1 but head shape, eye & ears all plus points & moved out quite well going away.

VB (0).


Birmingham National Results

Glen of Imaal Terriers were judged at Birmingham National 2013 by Roger Thomas. He awarded Best Of Breed to Ch Johnny Be Good at Romainville with the Bitch Ticket going to Ch Donvaleset Brier. The two Reserves were Int Ch Brockland Brayhead lad and Donvaleset Domino (a nice double for Don & Val Harley after their “interesting” few months). Best Puppy went to Jeonty MeMe Fern. Well done all.

Shows are closing!

Today is the last chance to enter National Terrier. Judy Averis is the judge of Glen of Imaal Terriers and the show is on April 6th. WELKS snail mail closes tomorrow with Glen of Imaal Terriers being judged on April 28th by Stephen Holmes and Birmingham National, judge Roger Thomas and with Glens on 9th May, also has postal entries closing tomorrow

Leeds 2011 Critique

Glen of Imaal Terriers

JD: 1) Kirikee Ronan O’Gara, one to note for the future, head of good width correct stop & powerful jaw, good depth of body, firm loin & strong hindquarters, moved out freely, once settled, with plenty of drive.

PGD: 1) Romainville Brannigan at Brockland. Pleasing masculine head, good bone, correct topline, well set & carried tail & powerful hindquarters, moved out well coming & going. 2) Romainville Padraig. Not the substance & bone of 1 but pleased in head with a strong jaw, muscular neck & good topline, steady mover. 3) Amhard Freebooter.

LD: 1) Donvaleset Rebus. Nice for type & took this class on presence & movement, good head shape & scored in eye, ear & neck with nice lines & set on, effortless movement with reach & drive. RBD. 2) Romainville Typhoon. Not the ring presence & balance of 1 but has qualities in head, eye, ear & scored in rib, loin & topline. Steady mover once settled. 3) Amhard Damson Sauce.

OD: 1) Ch/Int Ch Brockland Brayhead Lad. Quality Champion with a cracking head & expression, well placed & used ears, correct topline & scored in rib, loin & hindquarters. So well presented with an excellent coat & moved well both ways. CC & BOB.

PGB: 1) Amhard Feeling So Cool. Nice king bitch who tends to hide her light under a bushel so to speak. Pleasing head of good width, correct eye, muscular neck & shown in good coat, showed nice lines in profile & moved out well once settled. RBB. 2) Donvaleset Domino. Scored in head & eye & has plenty of bone & substance, completely erratic on the move which was somewhat difficult to assess.

OB: 1) Ir Ch Abberann Eilish at Kirikee. Suffered a little from the heat but a lovely girl, well made & of good size & shape. Has a well balanced head & pleased in eye & expression, topline & coat, plenty of substance & bone & covered the ground well on the move. RCC.

Roger Thomas (Judge)

Leeds 2011

Leeds Championship Show begins today. Terrier day is Sunday and there are 9 Glen of Imaal Terriers entered for judge Roger Thomas. With a Challenge Certificate on offer it has to be acknowledged that this isn’t exactly a startling entry so why are numbers  hitting rock bottom? Leeds used to be one of the most popular shows on the circuit for Glen people. The summer picnic used to be held there and it was also the venue of the well reported synchronised exhibition team. Where has everybody gone?