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Irish Terrier Breed Seminar

There will be a Breed Seminar and Judges Assessment day on Saturday 7th August at Bradfield Southend Village Hall, Near Reading, West Berkshire. Timing is 10.00am to 5.00pm and there will be refreshments available and attendance certificates given.

The cost is £10.00 for the seminar and £26.00 for the whole day including a cooked lunch. It may be of interest to Terrier people who are looking to add Irish to the breeds that they judge.

Information and bookings can be made through me on 01844 346165 or at

Sandra Grant. Hon Sec southern Irish Terrier Society

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irish Terrier Fun Day

The North of England IrishTerrier Club's annual Ginger Fun Day on Sunday 5th September 2010
at Scarisbrick Village Hall, Smithy Lane, Scarisbrick.

Show opens 10.30 with judging at 11.00.

An open invitation to anyone with a dog (all breeds and crosses welcome) to come along.

We are delighted to announce that our judge will be Mrs. Kerri Netherwood.

Classes are Best Puppy, Best Veteran, Best Condition, Best Rescue, Waggiest Tail, Best Sausage-catcher,
Best Tric, Potato Race and Rat-catching relay-race.

We always have a fantastic time and advice will be available on all aspects of Irish Terrier care and training.
There will be some great prizes up for grabs too and rosettes to 6th place.

For more information, please call Margaret O'Kane on 01200 428475.

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Judge's Report

It was an honour and a privilege to be invited to judge the terrier group at the most prestigious dog show in the world. It is an experience that I will remember for the rest of my life. Special thanks must go to the organisation for the invitation to judge this group and for the hospitality extended to me.

I selected eight for further consideration. The Bull Terrier, Wire Fox, Glen of Imaal, Lakeland, Sealyham, Scottish, Irish and Norwich. Having moved each of them once more, it was decision time.

G1: The Sealyham, Am/Can/Sw Ch Efbe’s Hidalgo at Goodspice, a really outstanding dog, presented and shown to perfection. Without doubt he is the best Sealyham I have seen and easily one of the best dogs I have judged of any breed in the past 48 years of judging. His showmanship is something special and he really commands attention – and deserves it. Must be one of the all time greats. I will never forget him.

G2: The Scottie, Am Ch Round Town Mercedes of Maryscot, an impressive female in good condition and superbly presented, lovely head, neck and shoulders, good tailset and hindquarters, great body condition, moved freely but not with the vigour of the Sealyham. Handled to perfection.

G3: The Norwich, Ch Ragus Rings True, a top class dog in excellent coat and condition, beautiful head and ears, lovely expression, short back, good tailset, good legs and feet, very well presented and handled.

G4: The Irish, Ch Brazan Seghill, beautiful bitch in great condition, typical head and ears, good neck and well placed shoulders, lovely size, nice length of body, very sound, showed very well and moved freely, excellent presentation.



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