It’s a first…and a first..and a first

Top billing today has to go to possibly the greatest Glen of Imaal Terrier ambassador of the moment, that catalogue model, that hunting man extraordinary, that evergreen 15 year old Rainbow Springs Oliver Twist who has just added another title to his repertoire with a Nose Work Element title in INTERIORS from the National Association of Canine Scentwork (NACSW)!!! The trial was held at Camp Harrington in Boylston, MA and he located the hidden birch scent in 4 rooms set in different buildings (in an office, a bathroom, a yurt, and a game room).  Owner Monique says how much he still enjoys “working” and we are so proud of him and his NOSE and she loves being part of his team!! Ber-D-Mar’s Ballygriffin of Greystone, also a definite contender on the ambassador ability front, earned his first qualifying score in Novice Jumpers With Weaves and also a second place! Not to bad for his first time in the agility ring

The Glen Association is the last Championship Show of the year for the breed and it was quite an event for the Whites. Nick, being a total romantic, bought Ann over to a dog show for their Golden Wedding but what a day for them. Abberann Phelan took his 3rd CC and Best In Show and so became the youngest Glen to get made up at a week short of 17months, (taking the accolade from Ch Winni Wanna Make Music By Jeonty at a week over 17 months) sister Dersla took the Reserve Bitch CC and their imported puppy from America, the first US bred Glen to be shown here, Daultons Midnight Sky of Galore took Best Puppy in Show. To finish it all off they even won the rather handsome Christmas cake in the raffle. Judge Don Harley also made up another bitch Champion with Romainville Ellie taking her 3rd CC and BOS In Show. Reserve Best In Show was awarded to the Dog RCC winner Amhard High Flyer.

Well done all.



Welsh Kennel Club critique

The 3rd critique in a week so many thanks to the judges. People enter to know what the judges think so it is appreciated when they take the time to put finger to keyboard!! (Unsubtle hint for any future judges)

Glen of Imaal Terriers

V D. 1st.  Mr and Mrs ML & A Hardy. Amhard Damson Sauce.Nice head with good eye colour, correct ear size and shape strong neck, well laid shoulder correct top line. He has a good front with nice turn of feet,well muscled, good turn of stifle and still looks good  from all angles when moving. Best Veteran.

PD. 1st. Dr. J. Alstead. Panjantick Golden Spurs. Nice head and expression, good jaw and bite, nice eye colour, correct ear shape and size, a good front  with neat feet. well lay of shoulders with correct top line, moved when settled but still very much a baby.

JD. 1st. Dr, J. Alstead. Panjantick Golden Spurs.

PGD. Mr and Mrs ML & A Hardy. Amhard High Flyer. Nice head with good stop, strong jaw with correct bite,  correct front, and  turn of feet, strong neck,  good shoulder placement, level top-line  with gentle rise to a strong loin, really well muscled thighs, good turn of stifle, well off for bone through out, moved well fore and aft.

2nd. Mr and Mrs I & C. Squires. Bendikes Edward Bear. A boy  that has not yet fully matured  but with saying that he has a nice head with good fore face, strong jaw with correct bite and ear shape and size. right front  with correct turn of feet,  good lay of shoulders. nice topline with that gentle rise to the loin.   Preferred movement of 1st.

3rd. Mrs. P J Withers. Panjantick Star Trooper.

OD. 1st. Mrs M A. Quinn. Kirikee Ronan O’ Gara. A nice size boy with a lovely head which  has a good stop, strong jaw, correct ear size and shape, nice wide front with correct neat feet.  moderate in lenght and well muscled neck,  good  lay of shoulders, deep chest well sprung ribs, level topline with rise to a strong loin, good hind quarters that’s well muscled,  well off for bone through out,  nice coat, looked good in stance and moved effortlessly around the ring whilst still keeping his shape, built to do a days work. Pleased to award him the Dog CC.

2nd. Mrs K. George & Miss N C Sullivan. Romainville Billy Whizz. Another up standing boy with nice head strong jaw lovely round eyes of good colour, well boned legs and body, good lay of shoulders correct topline deep chest nice angulations all round, in beautiful coat, moved well. Reserve CC.

PB. 1st.Mr and Mrs ML &A. Hardy. Bonny Nell. A little girl with lots to like, super little head  for one so young with the best of expressions, strong jaw with correct bite,  lovely round eyes with a look that makes one melt, ears of correct size and shape, good neck and shoulders, correct front with enough bone, feet placed well, good body with  correct topline, nice turn of stifle. When settled she moved nicely round the ring, I took a long hard look  at her  as she pressed hard  for  the reserve cc.  Was pleased to award her Best Puppy

JB.1st. Mr and Mrs ML & A. Hardy. Amhard Indy Kate. Nice head with good stop, strong jaw good  bite, nice shape ears, correct front and body shape, level topline with the rise to strong loin, good bend of stifle. Moved well.

PGB. 1st. Mr and Mrs I & C. Squires. Young May Moon. A young lady that has come on in leaps and bounds, head of good width,strong jaw correct bite big round eyes correct ear shape and size, nice front with well placed feet, plenty of bone, strong neck, good lay of shoulders, well sprung ribs, level topline, well muscled thighs, nice angulation through out,  looks lovely when stacked. moved well. Reserve CC.

2nd. Mrs K. George &Miss N C. Sullivan. Romainville Rock On Ruby. A big bitch which hid nothing as she came today with no coat, a lovely head , strong  jaw round eyes of good colour, well off for bone, great body to go over, nice deep chest, level topline, well muscled hind quarters, good angulations all round, moved beautifully around the ring.

OB.1st. Mrs K. George, & Miss N C Sullivan. Romainville Ellie. Another nice girl from this well known kennel, super little head, strong jaw correct bite. lovely eyes and expression. good front with correct feet placement, right amount of bone,moderate neck good lay of shoulders level topline gentle rise to strong loin, deep chest, well muscled thighs with correct turn of stifle, in good coat that gleamed, looked good in stance and movement, she moved round the ring with a good rear drive action. I was pleased to award her  the Bitch CC and Best of Breed.

2nd. Mr and Mrs ML & A. Hardy. Amhard Ginger Galore. Another good bitch to go over, a lovely head with a strong jaw correct mouth, nice round eye correct ear shape and size,  good wide front  to allow  plenty heart room  well boned legs of correct shape, strong neck onto well laid shoulders, deep chest level topline, well muscled hind quarters and good angulations all round. Coat of correct texture and  of nice lenght. Moved sound.

Val Harley-Judge




Wow, everybody was busy!

Glen of Imaal Terrier people had a very busy weekend. At Welsh Kennel Club BOB was awarded to Romainville Ellie with the dog ticket going to Kirikee Ronan O’Gara and thus making him a Champion!! The two reserves were Young May Moon & Romainville Billy Whizz with Bonny Nell getting Best Puppy. Over in Finland Gleann Rabarber Drom was Best of Breed & Best veteran at Raisio. In Denmark at the Danish Terrier Show Rosears Humpty Dumpty was Best of Breed, became a Danish Champion & then got the nod for Reserve Best In Show! Clonmel in Ireland was a double for brother & sister Abberann Phelan & Dervla with Phelan going BOB.

In American Glentyrs Lady Isabelle at Castlerock was BOB at Greater Hickory Kennel Club (what a great name) and GCH Emerald Isle Keely with Daulton took two Group 4s in Ohio. Whilst all the showing was going on Laura Trainor was out Barn Hunting with Kylee & Niamh and both saw qualifiers in Novice.

Well done to everybody!

Birmingham National Critique

Glen of Imaal Terriers

PD (1)1 George & Sullivan’s Romainville Jass Man, just baby who so enjoyed his day out, nice shape, good eye & expression, pleasing head, moved with animation. BP.

JD & PGD (0).

LD (1)1 George & Sullivan’s Romanville Billy Wiz, masculine head, strong muzzle, kind eye, good bite, front & shoulders, nice body, well muscled quarters.

OD (3)1 Quinn’s Kirikee Ronan O’Gara, good headed male with good muzzle, nice front & neck with good shoulder placement, good topline, moved well. RCC;

2 Hadley’s Donvaleset Rebus;

3 Ashcroft’s Romainville Typhoon.

VD (1)1 Welch’s Ch/Int Ch Brockland Brayhead Lad, a joy to handle, such good conformation, head, eye & ears, good neck, well laid shoulders, I am sure I am unable to say more than any critique, he has previous, super body, thank you for bringing him under me. CC & BOB.

PB (0).

JB (1)1 George & Sullivan’s Romainville Fade To Grey, 13 months, just out of puppy, lovely youngster, feminine head, melting expression, good bite, well shaped body, well laid shoulders, good coat for age, moved soundly.

PGB (2)1 Ashcroft’s Romainville Moira, wheaten, very good head & muzzle, nice eye & expression, well boned, good legs, good angulation, well shaped body, moved out well;

2 Hadley’s Donvaleset Domino.

LB (2)1 George & Sullivan’s Romainville Ellie, wheaten, godhead, eye & bite, neat ears, good neck leading into well laid shoulders, well sprung ribs, good topline, moved out well. CC;

2 Seall’s Bregorrey Madam Defiance, a little small but nicely proportioned & balanced, correct head, eye & ears, good bite, moved out well.

OB (1)s Bregorrey Lady Belleisle, just 2 years old, very feminine bitch, good muzzle & stop, neat ears, well muscled body, moved freely. RCC.

VB (1) A.


Midland Counties critique

midland counties canine society – glen of imaal terrier

pd – 1st rogame alfie – very young pup with plenty of developing still to do , but displayed a pleasing head , with correct bite .nice broad chest and good length of body – creating a fair overall balance for such a young dog , which helped to give decent movement

pgd -1st romainville billy wizz – again a young dog with time to mature , but already displays a real masculine , strong type . broad , powerful head with good bite . well boned and gave impression of real strength .strong neck .well sprung rib.powerful hindquarters . displayed lovely topline and was well handled and presented to very much deserve BD. 2nd donvalset rafferty at viahinnis – another strong type of dog , with good bone and well muscled all over . good weather proof coat , but lacked the overall balance of 1st

od – 1st johnny be good at romainville – smaller type of glen , but still had good substance and lovely overall balance . good bite . well sprung ribs . good length and topline which helped deliver sound movement . superb coat , well handled and presented . strong challenger RB.  2nd romainville typhoon – strong head and jaw , with good bite . good bone giving strong front and shoulders . powerful in hindquarters which gave good movement – lacked the overall balance of 1st

pb – 1st bregorrey lady belleisle – a more mature pup , that has certainly developed very soundly . retaining it’s femininity , but still showing a strong head , with good bite . well boned and muscled all over – helping to give a good outline and sound movement , well handled. a light coat , but well presented. 2nd rogame anjelica – a very young puppy , still finding her feet in the show ring . very feminine , with a good bite.  nice length in body  and good topline . good bone with strong hindquarters

pgb – 1st romainville inki – super strong head and jaw  , with good bite and nice ears . good bone and strong front . well sprung ribs and good length of body – with good topline . well presented with good coat . handled well to show very sound movement RB. 2nd romainville moira – nice head with great eye and expression . good bite . when settled showed good movement . again lacked the balance of 1st

ob – 1st romainville ellie – super feminine bitch but still presenting good substance . well proprtioned , strong head , with good bite . strong , well boned front . strong neck andwell angled shoulder . good length with strong loin and topline . presented a lovely outline and great overall balance . well handled to  deliver lovely movement – a well deserved winner of BB and BOB. 2nd romainville sffie at rogame- a strong  bitch , with good bone and muscle throughout . decent harsh coat . but lacked overall  balance of 1st

jason atkin-judge

Old times!

Yesterday Midland Counties Championship Show turned into “old times”.  As the gloom of a late Autumn afternoon began there was one breed left in the echoing bottom hall of Stafford Showground as the stewards started to tidy up at the end of the day. It’s the traditional place for Glen of Imaal Terriers at that show! Jason Atkin judged and it was a double for Kathy George when he awarded Best of Breed to Romainviille Ellie and Best Dog to Romainville Billy Wizz. Best Puppy was Bregorrey Lady Belleisle