Welsh Kennel Club critique


VD: 1) Multi Champion Abberann Conan, Res CC & Best Veteran. Of course I instrantly recognised this old boy as my BOB at Crufts looked it up and it was 2008, amazing he is still in fine condition 10 years later. His muscle in his hindquarters is quite unbelievable, he is so fit. I much admired his condition & type still. Gorgeous head & eye, a better front than most in the breed. Nails need attention & his coat is very silky now. Such a happy dog moving with such verve.

PD: 1) Borderglens The Edge with Romainville. Two real baby boys! Delightful temperament and beautiful heads, eyes & expressions. The winner more confident moving & slightly better in topline & tail carriage. Both have excellent bone & good hard coats coming along. 2) Teamrach Rock Steady Beat with Romainville. A little taller & needs more ring practice. Good neck, promising rear, but certainly needs time to mature & sort his head out for showing.

LD:) 1) Pajantick Razamataz. Coat rather all over the place & looks very patchy. I would be inclined to pull the whole lot out and start again, looks two-toned at present. A grand dog right through & moves well all round. Good strong legs & super bone. A beautiful head tops it all.

OD: 1) Abberann Cosmic Cowboy CC,BOB. Although lots I preferred about the old boy his coat wasn’t as hard as this younger boy. Strong & very fit. Lovely head & neat ears, which are well set & carried. OK in front, grand bone for his size. Good firm backline, nice over croup. Well made quarters & tailset is good. A powerful impressive mover. Has a collar line round neck which seems to cut his withers & makes him appear flat there.

JB: 1) Jeonty Dreams A Dream with Karensbrae. Good head properties, neat small ears. Fair front & she moves well coming towards. Furnishings too soft, particularly on head. Excellent body for age, well set & carried tail. Powerful build for a junior, if her coat hardens up she will do well in future.

PGB: 1) Romainville Rock’N’Rolla at Coedrhosyn. Probably up to maximum height of 14ins, but she is in balance for height to length proportion. Very strong & sturdily built. Most lovely head & expression, neat ears. Ok in front & rear angles for the breed, moves well all round.

LB: 1) Romainville Maggie May Res CC. 5year old in good form for body & strength. Good firm backline, pleasing head & broad jaw. Ok in front as she is allowed to turn her front feet out a trifle. Sound rear excellent on the move. 2) Amhard Jessie Jay. Good hard head hair & backcoat. Has a nice strong head for a bitch. Fair front, heavy & very overweight in body, she “plods” moving. I liked her a lot & in better condition could do well.

OB: 1) Romainville Whistle Dixie CC. Very out of coat but what was there was hard & workmanlike. Lovely head & expression. Excellent bone & feet, good in body properties and firm topline. Enough rear angulation, well set & carried tail. Good precise mover all ways. 2) Ir Ch Abberann Reach For The Stars Ryanne. Knuckles over in front & too much crook. Otherwise a lovely bitch all through, if her front had been better she would probably have been Best of Breed. I loved her head & body. Correct size for a bitch & so powerful in rear too.

Zena thorn-Andrew (judge)

Welsh Kennel Club critique

Welsh Kennel Club 19th August

Glen of Imaal Terrier

VD (1) 1 BV Hadley’s Ch Donvaleset Rebus good head with strong skull, good bite, quality bone correct topline, harsh coat, in good condition for age

PGD (2) 1 Roger’s Kingcottage Boogie on Basil , good broad skull, dark eye , good strong neck,  good depth of body powerful quarters, moved with drive 2Dunning’s Romainville Freddie’s Choice, decent head , good bite, nicely ribbed body of good length , muscular quarters

LD (3) 1 RCC Hannington’s Boudvelia Oscar good headed wheaten dog , nice dark eye, well placed ears correct topline , good hindquarters that he used on the move 2 Rogers Gleann Dynamo Man at Jeonty good width of skull , quality bone , good front, muscular neck, good topline, 3 Dunning’s Romainville Freddie’s Choice

OD 3) I CC BOB  Alstead’s Golden Spurs super brindle dog , good wide skull, nice dark eye well set ears giving a pleasing expression , strong neck, good depth of chest, correct front with good bone , nicely ribbed body strong quarters that he used on the move 2 Hogburn’s Pajantick Razamataz typy decent headed dog deep chest , correct topline, good coat, strong quarters 3 Dunning’s Romainville Freddie’s Choice

VB (1) Donvaleset Domino strong skull with good width . good bite , good quality bone ,good depth of chest, correct firm  topline , good harsh coat , in good conpdition for age moved o.k.

PB (1) 1 BP Roger’s Jeonty a New Hope promising baby . nice head and expression , good forequarters , nice length of body , good hind quarters , moved well both ways 2George’s Romainville Rock on Lizzie another nice pup, nicely balanced , good head, nice strong neck, well made body of good length, just preferred movement of winner 3 Campen and Moakes Romainville Rock ‘n Rolls

JB(2) 1 Hannigton’s BoudivIllia Tegan Lovely femine expression , good body with correct topline , nicely angulated hindquarters 2 Alsteads Sigrid Helga at Pancottage blue bitch , good head and eye. good bone, nice neck and shoulders good body,

PGB (1) George @Sullivan’s Romainville Razamatazz pleasing in head and expression , nice outline, good neck and forequarters, good length of body, correct topline, showed well

LB (3) 1CC George’s Romainville Whistle Dixie good with of skull , good bite , strong muscular neck .good double coat, powerful quarters , moved with drive 2 Romainville Uptown Girl another of good quality, femine head, good bone, nice shoulders , good body, strong quarters 3 0’Brien’s Amhard Jessie Jay

OB (1)1 RCC George’s Romainville Maggie May. Balanced bitch , good head , nice eye , strong neck , nice harsh double coat, good substance, good quarters

Judge Jim McGhie