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Crufts might seem forever ago..

..but the online Terrier Group magazine has just bought out their summer edition and it includes a Crufts roundup. There are two photographs of the Glen of Imaal Terrier Best of Breed Wickholm Breaking Dawn on page 57.

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Posted by on June 15, 2017 in Dog Shows, General Glen Things

 

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First Leader Board

The first “Leader Boards” has been announced for the UK and number one Glen of Imaal Terrier (at the moment) is Wickholm Breaking Dawn handled by Emily Sage and Top Puppy Sigrid Helga at Pantcottage owned by Jane Alstead. Congratulations.

 
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Posted by on May 9, 2017 in Dog Shows, General Glen Things

 

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Glen of Imaal Terrier Enthusiasts & Fanciers Club Open Show critique

Glen of Imaal Terrier Enthusiasts and Fanciers Club   23rd April 2017

 Thank you to the committee for asking me to judge the open show. Overall the dogs were reasonably well presented, there is an improvement in the mouths but not in overall breed type. The bitches are stronger in type than the dogs.

PG Dog: Tobjanski Romanville Becks Blue For Zippor. Good bite with good dark eyes strong head, good bone overall a very balanced dog. Moved well, well muscled. Could improve on presentation.

Limit Dog: 1st Rodgers Gleann Dynamo Man at Jeonty (Fin Imp) BD. Good bite strong foreface well set ears, pleasing shoulders good overall balance moved with purpose. 2nd Alsteads Golden Spurs RBD first judged this young dog in 2014 at Driffield he has matured well, lovely expression with a strong jaw giving a scissor bite. Good dark eye, well placed ears. Good strong neck going into well placed shoulders, his hind quarters have strengthened but not moving his best today.

Open Dog; Romainville Fast ‘N’ Furious At Wickholm. Not on his best behaviour today give his handler a hard time. Good head, strong mouth , dark ears with well set ears, good front with strong hindquarters. Pity he wouldn’t behave.

Veteran Dog: Hadley Ch Donvalset Rebus BV. This dog surprised me!!! Very good length of neck, strong chest and hindquarters defiantly did not look his age, well muscled and really would love to see him stripped out just goes that you can not judge a dog until you have placed you hands on it. Thoroughly enjoyed his day. Thank you for bringing him.

Puppy Bitch: Hannington Boudivella Tegan BP. Mouth good, still very much a baby good dark eye, loose in shoulders but good hindquarters very feminine just needs to concentrate.

Junior Bitch: Sage Wickholm Breaking Dawn BB & BIS. 16months old, very good proportions with a good scissor bite, dark nose, well placed ears good neck going into strong shoulders and forequarters good tight feet. Strong loin with good hindquarters which she uses well on the moved. Her overall profile is lovely.

PG Bitch:   Rodgers Jeonty Mini MeMe BOS. Lovely head with good scissor bite, nice dark eye needs a bit of work on her coat moved out well .

Open Bitch: Ch Begrorrey Madam Defiance Very good proportions on this bitch, good bite , nice dark eye well placed ears, strong neck with good front and forequarters well ribbed body with strong hindquarters just lack the enthusiasm on the moved but loved when set up.

Veteran Bitch: Seall Ch Brockland Belle Bregrorry lovely feminine lady she still has it all, Very well balanced and good ratio’s. Wasn’t moving her best today.

Karen Forbes (judge)

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Posted by on May 8, 2017 in Dog Shows, General Glen Things

 

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Staying local for once

It was “The Girls (rather than the boys) are Back In Town” at the Glen of Imaal Terrier Enthusiasts & Fanciers Club Open Show when both Best In Show & Reserve Best in Show went to the ladies in the form of Wickholm Breaking Dawn and Jeonty Mini MeMe. The Best Dogs were Gleann Dynamo Man at Jeonty and Golden Spur. Boudivella Tegan was Best Puppy and Donvaleset Rebus Best Veteran so with the dog food, rosettes, cups, specials and actual real life money on offer quite a few cars returned home with more in than they had started with.

The EFG Open Show is one of the very rare times that 2 shows can be attended for one lot of travelling money and at the “other”, Birmingham Gundog & Terrier, Best of Breed went to Romainville Becks Blue for Zippor, Best Bitch Bregorrey Madam Defiance and once again Best Puppy to Boudivella Tegan

Nice going everybody!

 
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Posted by on April 24, 2017 in Dog Shows, General Glen Things

 

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Catching up, Group Placings and National Terrier

Kate Flack sends Glen of Imaal Terrier news:- Late report from the large Kentuckiana 4- day cluster in Louisville, Kentucky, March 16 – 19. HG: A big well run show … and though I had hoped for some spring weather, Louisville greeted us with temps in the low 40s – mid 50s … not quite spring weather. Over the 4 days, the BOB awards were split evenly between GCH Kilkenny’s Across the Universe at Setanta and GCH Keadeen’s Sir Emmet Mingus Glas. Grand champion points were earned each Keadeen’s Second Start to the Right and GCH Daulton’s Wild Night of Galore, as each had Select three times and once for OS. Finally, a cheer for puppy bitch Abberann Be Brave, who showed with spirit, taking Best of Winners on Saturday and collecting her first point. CONGRATULATIONS to all.

In the UK it was National Terrier and two very pleased exhibitors. Golden Spurs took his first CC and Best of Breed with Wickholm Breaking Dawn taking her second CC. The two Reserves (respectively) were awarded to Romainville Fast’n’Furious at Wickholm & Jeonty Minnie MeMe. Best Puppy was Sigrid Helga at Pantcottage. Over in Ireland it was Portadown and Daulton’s Midnight Sky of Galore took the BOB award home over Best Dog Abberann Conan. In Finland at Jamikeskus Pearytail Cruella de Gleann (great name) took Best of Breed.

More US news and three Group placings of 1, 2 & 4 for Finnabair Double D Friend of a Friend at an Oklahoma Cluster. Western Pennsylvania Kennel Association saw Tipperary American Girl take Best of Breed and add to her Owner Handler Group placements with an OHG4 on one day & OHG3 the next. The two Opposites were  her son Tipperary Ballyfinboy Liam of Cnoc and half brother Tipperary Columbo.

Kelli & Griffin were also out and about “A lovely clean run for Griffin in standard today so that makes for a new title, NAP! This Q and run are dedicated in memory of Griffin’s sire: GCH Rainbow Springs Wicklows Warrior of Ber-D-Mar; run free at the bridge Big Finn. 😘 XOXO” Finn & Kelli’s run are on YouTube

Brilliant weekend everybody.

 

 
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Posted by on April 3, 2017 in Dog Shows, General Glen Things

 

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Crufts critique 2017

Many thanks to judge Alan Small for the speed of his critique-it’s appreciated!

Glen of Imaal Terriers.

My thanks to the Kennel Club for the invite to judge the Glen’s, and for the hospitality extended to us all. Not having judged the breed for a while I was looking forward to the day. I was not dissapointed, with some quality dogs to go over, so thanks for the lovely entry. The problem with beeing 3rd. in the ring was plainly obvious at the start of judging when dogs hoovered their way round the green beige !

Couple of points worth mentioning is the over all length of the Glen is important to give the correct balance to the breed. The length from withers to set on is only slightly longer than the height from wither to the ground and the top line from withers to the loin should rise slightly and be in a continuous line….not, I might add, be dipey or Dandyish. Only a couple of iffey bites present. Loved my winners and was quite shocked when I found my Res. CC bitch , from veteran, was the dam of my BOB winner. Type will out !

Special thanks to my two Ring Stewards, Jean Hay & Joyce Setterfield, who enjoured a long day with three breeds to cover, cheers ladies. To all, enjoy your dogs, I did.

 

Puppy Dog. 0.

Junior Dog. 2, 1 ab.

1st. Hardy’s, Amhard Lightening Flash, good headed wheaten dog, nice round eye & strong muzzle, correct bite, very good front with ample bone, pleasing body with strong quarters, hoovered his way round the ring.

Post Graduate Dog. 4.

1st. Samuel’s, Jeonty Yippe Kiaye, blue with pleasing  head & expression, nice eye, good front & bow with well padded feet, nice overall length & balance, correct top line with level rise to loin & good set on, in good coat and went well.

2nd. Smith’s, Romainville Bilbo Baggins, stong wheaten dog, very good head, correct round eye, good front & bow with slight turn out at pasterns, went with drive from strong quarters.

3rd. Dunning’s, Romainville Freddies Choice,  wheaten, happy dog with pleasing head, in good coat & lots to like about him.

Limit Dog. 5.

1st. Alstead’s, Golden Spurs, cracing brindle dog, loved his over all balance & top line, a typey dog with good head, correct bite, used his ears well which were neat & well set, good front with ample bone & correct turn out at pasterns, pleasing neck to well laid shoulders – good ribbed body with strong quarters, in good coat with nice muscle tone, moved & handled well to Res CC.

2nd. Hammington’s, Boudivella Osca, lovely headed wheaten with good skull & muzzle, nice round eye, correct bite, bit  whispy in coat, grand body & quarters with good set on, a good moving dog that went with drive.

3rd. Rogers, Gleann Dynamo Man at Jeonty, tidy blue dog, good head with well set ears, good eye, nice front & bow, good feet with black nails, pleasing body, nice overall balance, went well.

Open Dog. 7,  2 ab.

1st. Assinen’s, US/FI/DK Ch.Gleann Cotton Cody, FI W 17, well presened blue with lovly head & expression, best of ears that he used well, nice round eye & correct bite, pleasing front & bow with ample bone, well padded feet with correct turn out at pasterns, good neck to well laid shoulders, grand body & length with nice quarters, good muscle tone, pleasing in profile with correct rise to loin & well set tail, went like a dream moving true, put down to a T, well handled & pleased to award him the Dog CC.

2nd. Sage’s, Romainville Fast N’Furious at Wickholm, another nice blue, loved his head & expression, best of fronts with good bow & bone, bit longer cast than 1 & not the top line, in good coat, moved & handled well.

3rd. Varrela’s, Glenrosedale Buagh Ri Arthur Milo, good headed wheaten, nice round eye, pleasing front & bone, good feet with dark pigment, grand body & quarters, eventually got his act together & went well in this class.

Good Citizen Dog Scheme. Dog. 1.  1st. Alstead’s, Golden Spurs.

Veteran Bitch. 3.

1st. Sage’s, Jeonty Lola May at Wickholm, wheaten bitch of quality, nice feminine expression, round eye, correct mouth, well set ears, good front with ample bone, up on her pasterns with correct turn out, lovely body & length, pleasing profile with correct rise to loin & well set tail. Went well enjoying her day. Tidy bitch that was moved & handled well to Res Bitch CC. Learnt latter that she was the dam of the BOB winner. .

2nd. Blaenkner’s, Ger. CH. Fire & Ice Jazz, lovely wheaten bitch, full of type with similar attributes to 1, neat rose ears & lots to like about her & carries her crown well. Moved & handled well.

3rd. Samuel’s, Jeonty Red Clover, wheaten, another golden oldie who belies her years, pleasing expression, in good coat, went well.

Puppy Bitch.   3.

1st. Alstead’s, Sigrid Helga at Pantcottage, lovely blue puppy bitch, nice head & eye, correct bite, neat well set ears, nice neck to well laid shoulders, pleasing front & bow, in good coat, went well with head up & showing. Best Puppy.

2nd. George’s, Romainville Izzy Wizzy, lots to like about this blue bitch, bit dark at the moment, of nice length & profile, good feet & pads with black nails, head to come but time on her side, moved & handled well.

3rd. Tavernor’s, Romainville Sky Blue, lighter blue & the litter sister to Izzy, lovely head & ears, good bite, good body for age, carried a little weight.

Junior Bitch.   2.

1st. Sage’s, Wickholm Breaking Dawn, cracking wheaten bitch, good all round, type, balance & movement, lovely head & expression with nice round eye, good bite, lovely front & shoulders with ample bone, correct turn out at pasterns with well padded feet, nice neck, good in body with nice bend of stifle & good muscle tone, good in profile wit h rise to loin & good set on, in lovely coat & condition, went like a dream with clean movement both ways with drive from strong quarters. Well handled by her young handler to Bitch CC & BOB. Loved her to bits – well done.

2nd. Blaenkner’s, Fire & Ice Naomi, blue, pleasing head & expression, nice round eye, good muzzle & bite, not the front of 1, nice body & quarters, moved & handled well.

Post Graduate Bitch.   4,  1 ab.

1st. Roger’s, Jeonty Minnie Meme, pleasing head on this typey wheaten, nice round eye, good front & neck, good top line with rise to loin and good quarters, good feet, nice overall length & balance. Tidy bitch.

2nd. George & Sullivan’s, Romainville Razzamatazz, blue of nice type, good expression, nice front, good neck with pleasing overall length & balance, bit dipey in profile, moved & handled well.

3rd. Smith’s, Bendikes Fidelma, strong bitch, good head, ample bone, grand ribbed body with strong quarters.

Limit Bitch.   2,  1 ab.

1st. Hannington’s, Romainville Uptown Girl, nice balanced blue of good type with pleasing head, good muzzle & bite, well laid shoulders with good front & bow, pleasing body with correct rise to loin, moved & handled well.

Open Bitch.     6,  3 ab.

1st. Seall’s, Ch. Bregorrey Madam Defiance, nice blue of quality, pleasing head with well set ears, round eye, good muzzle & bite, good front & shoulders, nice crest of neck, grand ribbed body with correct top line with rise to loin, in good coat, carried a little excess on loin, went with drive from strong well muscled quarters. Moved & handled well.

2nd.Quarrie’s, Rhumsaamit Glen Maye at Quaywest , wheaten with good head & bone, nice round eye, good bite, strong well ribbed body of nice length, good set on, strong quartwrs which she used to give good drive, went well.

3rd. Blaenkner’s, Fire & Ice Liberty, not the expression of previous 2 but good in front & shoulders, pleasing body, in lovely coat. Went well.

 

Alan Small.

 

Judge.

 
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Posted by on March 14, 2017 in Dog Shows, General Glen Things

 

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A new star arises!

It isn’t that often a ringside is in agreement but yesterday around the Glen of Imaal Terrier ring at Crufts, just before the finger was pointed for Best Bitch, there was an audible sense of people feeling a new star arising. Judge Alan Small picked up the psychic surge and there it was: Bitch CC Crufts 2017 to 14 month old Wickholm Breaking Dawn handled by 12 year old Emily Sage. Then it was Best of Breed over Gleann Cotton Cody who certainly wasn’t suffering from jet lag as he had flown in the day before. The two Reserves were Jeonty Lola May of Wickholm (dam of Breaking Dawn) and Golden Spurs. Best Puppy went to Sigrid Helga at Pantcottage.

There were the overseas visitors, there were the long distance drivers, there was the excellent Bring and Share with more stuff than ever before, there were the photographers and the admirers but the day belonged to Emily and “Lola’s Girl” Breaking Dawn. We were all very proud!

Many congratulations to all the above and all the first prize winners below

 

 
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Posted by on March 10, 2017 in Dog Shows, General Glen Things

 

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