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!

Welsh Kennel Club critique

Glen of Imaal Terriers WKC

PD (1)

1 Hardy’s Amard High Flyer, very smart & good headed boy, showing the whites of eyes a touch. Neat ears carried well, wrap round front but a little too elbowy. Super body & quarters, lovely coat coming, moving well in rear & profile, great temperament. BP.

JD & PGD (0).

LD (3)

1 George & Sullivan’s Romainville Billy Whizz, stole my heart with his wicked terrier expression. Great head, correct muzzle, strength & length, neat ears, OK in front, well up on his feet, great body. Good coat texture just about to blow. Moved well in all directions keeping correct outline & tail carriage. CC & BOB;

2 Quinn’s Kirikee Ronan O’Gara, smart boy, lovely outline in profile movement, good harsh coat, pleasing head. Eyes a touch light & note quite the up & down soundness of 1 but has a decent stride in profile. Well set & carried tail;

3 Welch’s Romainville Brannigan at Brockland.

OD (4)

Good class of lovely terriers.

1 Welch’s Ch/Int Ch Brockland Brayhead Lad, good for size & type, super outline, pleasing head & eye placement, sturdy sound body, good legs, wrap round front & tail carried out at 45 degrees. Moved a touch close going away but certainly well muscled & such a strong easy stride in profile. RCC;

2 Ashcroft’s Romainville Typhoon, a bit too straight legged & a touch too tall I imagine. Loved his head & earset, good expressive eyes, excellent body & rear, well set tail. A bit out of coat but what was there was hard. Good sound dog all round;

3 Hadley’s Donvaleset Rebus.

PB (1)

1 George & Sullivan’s Romainville Rock On Ruby, lovely head, eyes & expression, good folding ears, enough neck, OK in front & lovely thick feet. Big enough for a bitch & not in proper coat. Well set tail, good strong bone. Slight dip in back before the rise over loin but this should improve with time.

JB (0).

PGB (4)

First two both dropping their tails.

1 George & Sullivan’s Romainville Jean Genie, lovely to go over, super head & muzzle, sound front & forechest prominent, excellent body, ribbing, topline & quarters. Precise mover, just spoilt by a drooping tail. RCC;

2 Sharpe & Betts’ Romanville Brigid of Pines, good outline & shape. Not quite the movement of 1 up & down & also lost her tail. Sound legs & feet, pleasing head & strength of muzzle. Coat a little ‘bitty’;

3 Ashcroft’s Romainville Moira.

LB (1) A.

OB (1)

1 Withers’ Romainville Aoife at Pajantick, lovely bitch, sadly out of coat, I saw a touch of hard red hairs there & there. Sound, excellent mover, typy, feminine yet strong & correct for size.
Her type, movement & quality won over a poor coat. CC.

ZENA THORN-ANDREWS

Really good weekend!

Lots of Glen of Imaal Terriers were out and about over the weekend but it just has to be a Veteran applause once more. At Welsh Kennel Club Brockland Brayhead Lad was Best of Breed but the Bitch Ticket went to (sister)Brockland Belle Bregorrey. Picking up the 3rd CC as a Veteran and after a later life litter just shows how fit our breed is in middle age. The two Reserves went to Romainville Bodhran and Romainville Tigan respectively so a double, double for breeders Ruth Welch and Kathy George.

Scandinavia saw a double in Sweden for SE UCH Abigail and at Heinola (Finland) Jeonty Flown Finnair took Best of Breed. Norway had the Oslo International and Best of Breed there was Gleann Uaid McDonald. In America Ch Niamh of Cnoc BN, RN, NAP, NJP showed her brains and beauty with a Group 1 in the Owner Handler terrier Group at SNKC and a Group 4 at Tioga Kennel Club. Many congratulations!!

And the winners were….

At Welsh Kennel Club the Best of Breed Glen of Imaal Terrier was Romainville Bodhran (hopefully Linda gets  airmiles-or something-for all her long distance commuting as she shows repeatedly that living on Guernsey isn’t too big a problemm) with Best Opposite going to Jeonty Maybee Daysee. The two Reserves were Jeonty Wanabee Bauer & Brockland Belle Bregorrey.

The group of Irish shows known as “The Circuit” ended with 3 Best of Breeds for Abberann Special Edition at Bellwood and one for Int Ch Abberann Conan. Over in America Niamh of Cnoc took Bred By Exhibitor Gp 1 at Susque-Nango Kennel Club

Congratulations everybody.