SWKA Critique

Glen of Imaal Terriers

PD: 1) Romainville Rock A Fella. Very good quality youngster with head of good width and length, good stop. Ears not too large, moderate neck and good body shape. Good rib, bone and feet. Presented in good coat of correct texture and move with steady drive from rear. Balanced, of good type and should have a bright future. BP, Res CC. 2) Teamrach Rock Steady Beat at Romainville. Another youngster of good type and with a well proportioned head. Good eye, neck and bone. Good rib and well developed rear for age. Moved well and was presented in good coat and condition.

JD: 1) Amhard Manhattan. Masculine head of good width with well set ears and good eye. Moderate neck into good body shape. Well angled rear and set of tail, in good coat. Liked his balance and moved over ground well holding nice outline.

LD: 1) Romainville BIlbo Baggins. Masculine medium sized dog of good type. Well shaped head with good eye and ear. Good depth and good quality bone. Well presented in good coat and holds a strong balanced picture when covering the ground.

OD: 1) Boudivella Osca. Masculine, balanced and of good type, not overdone and has a well proportioned head with eye of good shape. Good ears, moderate neck into well built front. Quality bone, compact feet. Good rib and well angled rear. Presented in good coat and moved with drive from the rear holding a firm and balanced outline going round. CC, BOB.

JB: 1) Amhard Mai Tai. Feminine youngster of good type, good head and eye. Good ears, neck and outline. Quality bone, good feet and liked her depth and length of rib. Presented in good condition, moved with steady gait and drive from the rear. Balanced and only needs a little more finish to complete the picture. Lots to appreciate and should do well Res CC. 2) Jeonty Letty Be Magic. Another feminine and balanced youngster with good head and eye. Liked her size and type, good bone and well set tail. Also very well presented and has much to like but winner just a little more finished and together for me today.

PGB: 1) Romainville Rock N Rolla at Coedrhosyn. Feminine with good head proportions. Good eye and ears, moderate neck, well proportioned body. Good bone, coat and moved over the ground well. Nice breed type.

LB: 1) Jeonty Jyn A New Hope. Feminine head of good shape, correct stop and good eye shape, ears of good size and has moderate neck. Good lay of shoulder and well developed fore chest. Good bone, felt and depth, strong loin and well developed rear, presented in good coat of hardship texture. Moved with good rear action and firm outline. CC. 2) Romainville Izzy Wizzy. Another feminine strong and balanced exhibit who has good bone and feet. Good length and depth of body. Well set tail and good rear action on the move. Presented in good condition. 3) Boudivella Tegan.

OB: 1) Romainville Maggie May. Good head shape and eye, feminine and not overdone. Liked her size, type and quality bone. Another medium sized exhibit who was well presented in good body condition and substance.

Tom H Johnston (Judge)

SWKA critique


PGD. 1) Kingcottage Boogie On Basil. Delightful temperament, wheaten & in good coat & condition, nice outline, pleasing head, good skull, foreface, muzzle & dentition, well made & proportioned body, good feet & correct quarters. Moved well.

LD. 1) Pajantick Razamataz. Another youngster with pleasing head, broad skull, nice dark eye, good dentition, lighter in bone than previous winner, compact body & good quarters.

OD. 1) Gleann Dynamite Man at Jeonty(Imp Fin). I judged this exhibit in 2015 at 9 months old & awarded him the Res CC. Today I was delighted to give him his crown & BOB. Lovely head piece, strong & correct muzzle, impressive strength in neck, well laid back shoulders, good ribs, well muscled quarters, moved with drive. 2) Boudivella Osca. This young man has matured well, sadly had to take second to first again. Lovely in outline, great body proportions, correct head structure, good muzzle, ears & mouth, well laid shoulders, strong hindquarters, moved with ease. I am sure he will achieve his title. Res CC. 3) Ch Golden Spurs.

PB. 1) Jeonty Jyn A New Hope. Lovely wheaten youngster, correct texture, super shape, feminine expressive eyes, well placed ears, medium neck, good shoulders, ribcage & short loin, well set on tail with excellent quarters. Behaved as a puppy should but when settled moved very well. CC. Sired by the BOB. 2) Romainville Rock N Rolla. 8 months old, very good movement & body shape but longer than first, head has correct proportions, well placed ears, well made quarters, coat of good texture. 3) Romainville Rock On Lizzie

JB. 1) Sigrid Helga at Pantcottage. Blue youngster with pleasing head, good skull, foreface & muzzle, strength in neck, good ribcage & well constructed quarters. On the day moved better than 2nd. 2) Boudivella Tegan. Pleasing in profile, nicely constructed body, good bite & pleasing head proportions, movement sadly let her down on the day.

PGB. 1) Wickholm Daisy Duke O’Hazard. Wheaten that I liked very much, well shaped in profile, pleasing head with good skull, well balanced foreface & muzzle, well made body, rib to loin relationship is good, moved out well.

LB. 1) Romainville Maggie May. Mature lady, wheaten coat of correct texture, quite well made body & muscled quarters, not very happy with movement.

OB. 1) Romainville Uptown Girl. Found it hard to believe this lady is 6 years old. Very good in profile, good skull & foreface, good dentition, well proportioned body, strength in neck, well laid shoulders, good ribcage & bone with excellent feet, moved very well. Unlucky to meet CC winner, Res CC. 2) Wickholm Breaking Dawn. Wheaten bitch not yet two years old so not mature as first. Lovely head of correct proportions, good skull, foreface & muzzle, dark eyes & good dentition, medium neck with good shoulder placement, good quarters & movement. 3) Romainville Whistle Dixie.

Miss M Bailey (Judge)

South Wales Kennel Association critique

Glen of Imaal Terriers

Rather an unbalanced entry between dogs & bitches today. Please to only find one incorrect bite.

PD (1)

1 Hogburn’s Pajantick Razamataz, masculine dog showing lots of promise. Super head, strong jaw. Well set ears. Correct neck. Well laid shoulder. Could be better moving towards. Well ribbed. Would prefer more rise in his topline. OK rear. Very good profile action. BP.

JD (3)

1 Tobijanski’s Romainville Becks Blue For Zippor, quite a nice type dog with the best front in class, just enough bow in forelegs. Very good head. Deep chest. Well bodied. Has a rise in his topline. Rear could have more angulation. Super profile action;

2 Coniry’s Stuibhard Hit The Road Jack At Adrgraigue, out of coat but quite a nice type of Glen. Has a lovely head. But untidy moving towards. Well laid shoulder. Very good body. Rise in his topline. Needs more hind angulation. Better tail than

3 Smith’s Romainville Bilbo Baggins.

PGD (1)

1 Rogers’ Kingcottage Boogie On Basil, typy dog who is in very good coat. Masculine head. Well set ears but could be smaller. Lengthy neck. Front is too bowed. Liked his body. Good rise in topline to a well set tail uses his rear very well.

LD (3) 1 Hannington’s Boudivella Osca, really good, typical dog. Masculine in head. Super eye & expression. Could have slightly more neck. Very good front. Correct bow but moved well. Grand body. Good rise in topline. Could have a firmer rear. In good coat. RCC;

2 Alstead’s Golden Spurs, lovely character. Has a good head. Well set ears. Correct neck. Shoulders set rather forward. Well bodied. Some rise in topline. In good coat;

3 George’s Romainville Jazz Man.

OD (1)

1 Hogburn’s Pajantick Star Trooper, lovely dog, strong & fit & very typical. Has a good head. Dark eyes, super expression. Enough neck. Well laid shoulder. Correct bow to his front. Well ribbed back. Rise to his topline. Better in rear than the limit dog. He really drives going away. Super stride & outline in profile. CC & BOB.

PB & JB (0).

PGB (1)

1 Richards’ Stiubhard Bellatrix L’estrange, not carrying much coat, she is a very nice type & moves well. Fem head of strength. Well set ears. Correct neck. Good front with bow to her legs. Topline could rise slightly more & have more hind angulation. Well set & straight tail. BCC

LB (0).

OB (1)

1 George & Garnham’s Romainville Fade To Grey, quite a nice type of bitch in full coat, not using her tail at all. She has a feminine head of strength. Good neck. Well laid shoulder. Bowed front but a tendency to knuckle over. Deep chest. Could be shorter in loin, but has a nice rise in topline. Fair rear. Very good profile action. RCC.


SWKA critique

Glen of Imaal Terriers
Puppy Dog 2

1. Hannington’s Boudivella Oscar 9 months Wheaten Dog, well made, a little immature in head at present. Moved with drive

2. Rogers’ Kingcottage Boogie on Basil, well boned 10 months Wheaten, sound construction, good head. Ear carriage erratic and moved on three tracks.

Junior Dog 1

1. Rogers’ Gleann Dynamo Man at Jeonty (Imp), blue brindle youngster possessing good strong head, well boned throughout, impressive shoulders and forehand. Well sprung ribs. Balanced construction and moving well, despite his youth more than sufficient quality for CC& BOB.

Post Graduate Dog 1

1. George & Sullivans’s Romainville Jazz Man 2yo blue dog with good bone. Lovely dark eye and pigmentation. Mouth and hind movement less pleasing.

Limit Dog 1

1. Davis’ Donvaleset Rafferty at Viahninns, heavily boned blue dog, good strong head, good mouth, sound construction. Great character but not moving as well as he should.

Open Dog 2

1. George & Sullivan’s Ch Romainville Billy Whizz, quality heavyweight Wheaten, soundly made. Moved with drive and showed well. Carrying a little too much coat making his neck appear stuffy, which it is not. Res CC

2. Rogers’ Bregorrey Wannabe Victory by Jeonty, blue dog well- made but would have preferred a more masculine head. Not moving as well as the winner today.

Veteran Dog 1

1. Hadley’s Ch Donvaleset Rebus, quality blue dog, good bone and substance. Powerful head, strong neck, topline a little flat. Moved soundly, with enthusiasm.

Good Citizen Dog 1

1. Alstead’s Golden Spurs, blue brindle dog with good overall balance. Good head, good mouth, shoulders could be better as could movement.

Limit Bitch 2

1. George & Garnham’s Romainville Fade to Grey, quality blue bitch well balanced throughout. Feminine head and neck, good ribcage. Moved with drive and showed well. CC

2. Hannington’s Romainville Uptown Girl, blue bitch good proportions. Moved with drive and showed well, would have preferred a tad more bone.

Veteran Bitch 1

1. Hadley’s Donvaleset Domino,blue bitch, well balanced throughout, good bone and substance. Topline a little flat. Moved well and showed with enthusiasm. Res CC.


South Wales Kennel Association critique


Thank you for the committee’s invitation to judge this show and to the exhibitors for their entry. The entry was small but of good quality. Mouths in general were good unless stated otherwise.

Puppy dog

1/ Alsteads Golden Spurs. 9 months brindle male. Good head and expression , with good ear set and a strong muzzle. Shoulder is a bit forward placed, topline is good hindquarters could be better angled. He is sound and moves well but could do with just a bit more drive.

Junior dog.

1/ Golden Spurs.

Post Grad dog

1/Hardy’s Amhard High Flyer 2 years Red wheaten male. Good head and expression with strong jaw and good ear set. His shoulder is forward with short upper arm. Topline is good and he has good hindquarters. He pinned a bit away and sound to his movement from the side is good, but he needs to mature and body up more as he is in Glen terms only a youngster.

Limit dog

1/ Withers Pajanticks Star Trooper 2 ½ red wheaten male Well turned out as usual from this kennel. Excellent strong head with good expression and good ear set, strong jaws .He won the class because his head was better than the second dog. The neck is correct with well placed shoulder into a good topline and well angled hindquarters. Sound with excellent movement from the side Res CC, he pushed hard for the CC and only lost out to a more mature male. I feel sure this young male will receive top honours.

2/ Howarths Donvaleset Liffy at Arkview 3 year Blue male. Good expression but would like a slightly stronger head for his age also his jaw could be stronger. Shoulder slightly forward placed top line is good and also hindquarters. He is somewhat stilted in movement and was hopping on his one back leg which made movement difficult to assess.

Open Dog.

1/ Hadleys Donvaleset Rebus 8 years blue male. Good head and expression, correct ear set. Good lay of shoulder and topline into good hindquarters with powerful thrust from behind. He is sound and moves very well with drive and power. His maturity gained him the CC & BOB

Puppy Bitch

1/ Hardy’s Bonny Nell sister to puppy dog winner. 10 months blue/brindle bitch. My only bitch entry which was disappointing in so much as I would have liked something older  to award the CC. She has a good head and expression but should have a better stop. Good neck into correct shoulder. Topline is good into good hindquarters, she is sound and movement is fine but she needs to settle down more on the move. I am not a believer in awarding CC’s to such a young  female, but other than her age she was correct so saw no point in with holding the CC. CC winner and Best Opposite sex.

Kathy George (Judge)

South Wales Kennel Association critique


My first time of giving tickets, a daunting prospect when one competes with others on a regular basis.  The thoughts that one has to make comments on the dogs you see many times over the years. However, thanks has to go to South Wales Kennel Association for giving me the opportunity and to the exhibitors for the entries.

Firstly a pleasing line up; hands on reveals things you cannot see from the ringside. The dogs on the whole were okay. Mouths much improved.  Where is the condition going? We know road walking is not always easy but whilst some have great strength on the back end the fronts need more attention – some power needs to come through. We need to watch our breeding, look at what is out there and think, too long, too low, taller?, The dogs  varying but on the whole proved again each one had its good points. The bitches had a good line up, many will be of breed able age soon. Look around before you decide. We need better heads, Tails, again watch what is being produced, this will run for a while as we have not got that overall view yet finalised on what tails should be. They differ quite a lot and it seemed best to overlook those present, though on balance most were alright. We just need to monitor in our minds what we want.  I have lived with tails for longer than most and accept them but there is still a preference, but that is another subject.

Coats varied a great deal, stripping for some brought the subject of, this show, Xmas show, they were all tidy and whether been stripped and new coat showing through or coat in excellent condition they were clean and a pleasure to go over, thank you.


Puppy Dog/Junior Dog No entries

PGD (1)  1st: Pajantick Star Trooper, everything to like about this 17month youngster. Head of width and good muzzle, excellent bite, dark eye of kind expression. Depth of rib, bend of stifle and sufficient muscle tone .Has a lot of promise when matures out, still young yet. Moved slightly close behind but much improved on the challenge with better drive. Having a lively presence, enjoying his day so earning him RCC.

LD (1)1st Romainville Billy Wizz, Overall conformation good with adequate angulation, well ribbed. Nice dark eye, mouth sufficient, good ear carriage. Moved well both ways with drive. Decent coat with texture. He has much to give.

OD (3) 1 abs. 1st Romainville Typhoon. Nearly 6yrs old and proving Glens do improve with age. Now coming into his best with good hard coat condition and texture. Overall body carrying strength and muscle, moving well both out and back. Head of strength, good back skull and keen eye. Nice turn of stifle, good second thigh, deserved DCC. He just now needs to get that enthusiasm to take him further, he could learn a lot from the following dog.

2nd Ch Johnny Be Good at Romainville. So much to like about this Glen and so much showmanship for the breed. Presented in excellent coat, balanced, top condition, excellent in profile, beautiful nature and quite a promoter for the glens. However, standing today against a dog of quality just lost out in head. He will still capture many hearts. His young handler brought the showmanship out in presentation and movement, so well done, keep it up.

VD(1) 1st Ch/Int Ch Brockland Brayhead Lad. Admired this dog for a long time. Again lots to like, well balanced, good coat. General muscle tone very good, depth of rib and well rear muscles. Just starting to show his years against his younger rivals. Another glen who has represented the breed so well & can still give a good account of himself. We need the older dogs in the ring, they give a lot to the breed and deserve their place in the honours. Still giving many younger Glens a run for their money.

PB (1)1st Romainville Rock on Ruby. 11months and stood alone. Did enough to take BP but for me longer in body and already looking rangy in height. However, coat in condition, presented well. Needs time now for head to come on. Good angulation, well bodied, moved well though slightly haywire at times.

JB(1)1st Ellerton Dusky Beauty. Ratio of body and length good. Good solid head with great expression and good teeth and jaw. Ears need to settle. Eyes dark giving a keen expression. Did not settle too well on the move but when she did, she moved with positive drive. Coat not at the best and obviously took points away. She could follow in her father’s footsteps has that promise.

PGB(2) 1st Romainville Moira. Excellent coat type, good mouth. Front perhaps fine of bone, needing more muscle. Slightly straight in back end. Good depth of chest, sufficient head and good eye. Again a bitch that is improving with age and maturity.

LB(2) 1st Bregorrey Madam Defiance. Real harsh coat in top condition, good topline. Movement excellent with drive and purpose and has that air of presence. Head, muzzle, eyes, good and very feminine expression. Hands on giving that feel of good hard solid muscle tone throughout. Smaller bitch with excellent type and lots to offer. A bright future. Happy to award BCC and BOB.

2nd Romainville Ellie. Beaten on coat by one though still a good coat of quality coming through. Moving okay with plenty of drive. Head good, nice dark eye, good dentition, and excellent muscle. Went on to win challenge for RCC, a very close decision here in a very good line up of bitches.

OB (4) 2 abs. 1st Bregorrey Lady Belleisle.  Lovely head and expression, great coat. Front movement better and flowed round the ring. Very flashy bitch which carries a lot of Glens through but lacks that overall hard tone and muscle at the present time. Needs to mature and gain the substance of her sister. They will change places often.

2nd Romainville Aoife at Pajantick.  Lost to No1 on movement. Coat excellent, adequate head with kind eye expression.. Conformation good with rise over loin and well balanced hindquarters. Again another quality bitch and so on another day.

Jean Rogers.