Find a dog show.

Interesting new initiative from the Kennel Club. They certainly seem to be trying at the moment.

“The Kennel Club’s database of licensed shows and trials is available for you to search for competitions to enter or to attend as a spectator. There are literally thousands of clubs all over the country holding varying types of shows.

These competitions are all organised by clubs and societies associated with the Kennel Club and are held in accordance with strict rules and regulations to ensure dogs are judged on a level playing field. The events are managed with the health and safety of those attending being paramount. Above all, each competition supports the Kennel Club’s commitment to health and welfare of dogs.

You can search for a specific activity within a chosen area and within a specific period of time. Find a Show has been designed to also support club and society secretaries to find out what other events are being held at the same time as their shows or to research an alternative date should the need arise. The database of shows and trials is updated on a daily basis, however if you believe an entry is incorrect please contact

You can search for shows in the following activities:

  • Agility
  • Breed / Dog Showing
  • Canicross Race
  • Flyball
  • Heelwork To Music
  • Obedience
  • Rally
  • Working Trial/Bloodhound Trial

This should make canine activities more accessible to those who already take part in them, and more readily available for those who wish to take up new activities with their dog. Visit

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Posted by on December 6, 2016 in Dog Shows


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Just two but still out there!

Just two Glen of Imaal Terrier results from the weekend. At the Swedish Winners it was a Best of Breed for Pearytail Bonnie B Good with Gleann Emotive Emmet Best Dog and over in America at the Seminole Dog Fanciers Association Gleann Cotton Cody was BOB and then Group 2!

It might be winter but well done for still flying the breed flag!

Gleann Cotton Cody

Gleann Cotton Cody

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Posted by on December 5, 2016 in Dog Shows, General Glen Things


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Birmingham Gundog & Terrier critique

Glen of Imaal Terriers

Junior: 1) Bendikes Fidelma. Not a bad type, head okay, dark eye, good ear set and carriage. Turns front pasterns tad too much. Coat not at its best but enough coverage & good colour. Would prefer more rise over the loin & had no drive moving out. Excellent temperament.

Post Graduate: 1) Jeonty Yippee Kiaye. Another blue, very good head, eye dark & wide open black nostrils. Ears mostly in repose. Strong forechest, good shoulder & very good padded feet. Hind action okay if a bit zig zag at times. Another one whose coat needs attention.

Open: 1) Gleann Dynamo Man at Jeonty. This is a dog I didn’t care much for as a youngster but my word has he come on. More balanced & more together on the move (tad long hock to heel). Has bodied up well, front assembly very good, head planes correct & ears held nicely. Black nose & good eye colour. 2 years old but all coming together. BOB and Group 2. 2) Donvaleset Rafferty at Viahninns. Shorter coupled dog. Nice head/bite but far too much hair obscuring. Would prefer a tad more length to forelegs, little rise over the loin. Not a bad mover but a bit close behind.

Thank you to exhibitors. Most dogs present needed some ringcraft training and presentation technique. All tremperaments were good.

Pam Aldous-Town (Judge)


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Posted by on December 2, 2016 in Dog Shows, General Glen Things


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LKA judging order

The Ladies Kennel Association is this weekend. Glen of Imaal Terriers are on Sunday 11th. The breed is in ring 4 and 5th in the ring after 17 Sealyhams, 8 Mini Bull Terriers, 3 Bull Terriers and 16 Cesky.

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Posted by on December 1, 2016 in Dog Shows, General Glen Things


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Autumn Breed Record Supplement.

The Kennel Club BRS is out and it makes interesting reading for Glen of Imaal Terriers with an eye watering 55 registered. On such numbers some may think applause but those haven’t been in touch but, for fairness, it has to be acknowledged they may be out there. What is out there, from people who understand the breed, is the literal OMG and not in a favourable way.

Twenty of the registrations are by one dog who doesn’t seem to have any eye testing results published. One of the bitches is tested clear but two are tested carriers so hopefully it is just a matter of “paperwork” not catching up with itself on the KC website. Another 18 pups are by the same dog, and he is tested clear, but all were born before he was 15 months old! Of course breeding practices change all the time but with Glens being such a late maturing breed it used to be that one litter was produced early-to get the dog used to be handled and to prove he could do it-and then there was a gap to see how the youngster himself matured and see what his pups provisionally looked like. Obviously that well respected, long held idea has been assigned to the scrap heap by one breeder.

In a year that there have been more Glens coming into rescue/asking for placement than for quite a long time previously the heart does sink a little to see numbers like 55 in one quarter. Hopefully we just pessimists but money isn’t being taken.

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Posted by on November 30, 2016 in General dog things, General Glen Things, Health


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This has been kept quiet!

The Nottingham Trent University Canine Centre of Excellence in Partnership with the Kennel Club. It’s at Brackenhurst, Southwell, Nottinghamshire and, as can be seen from the website, it’s early days yet but what a project for the KC to be actively involved in! Hopefully there will be more of them around the country but nice that they have started in the East Midlands.

For once let’s hear it for the KC!!

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Posted by on November 29, 2016 in General dog things, General Glen Things


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Association Champ Show…amongst others.

A quieter weekend but some Glen of Imaal Terrier people were still showing on the 1st Sunday of Advent; Christmas presents can wait awhile yet! The Glen of Imaal Terrier Association saw Romainville Billy Whizz getting the nod for Best in Show with Young May Moon Best Opposite Sex and Reserve Best In Show. The 2 Reserves were Romainville Fast ‘n’ Furious at Wickholm and Amhard Jeez Louise respectively. Best Puppy was (6 months on the day) Romainville Izzy Wizzy and Best Veteran Jeonty Lola May at Wickholm. Nice day for the Romainville and Wickholm kennels. It was Billy Whizz’s second BOB of the weekend as he had also taken that position at West Midlands Terrier

Slightly belated news from the Irish Breeds Society Show with a wonderful result for Glens; Abberann Phelan was Reserve Best In Show and Abberann Conan was Best Veteran in Show…nice!

Over in America at Agathon Kennel Club Best of Breed, and OHG2, was Tipperary Violet Dowager Countess who can now put Ch in front of her name, Best Dog was Daulton’s Rory. Sunday Agathon had Rory BOB (with Group 3) and Emerald Isle Keely with Daulton BOS. Violet finished off a good weekend by getting the nod for Bred By Exhibitor Gp1.

On the “brains” front Kelli Whitfield sends news “Griffin earned a qualifying agility run in Open Jumpers today with a first place completing his Open Jumpers Preferred (OJP) title today.”

Congratulations all.



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Posted by on November 27, 2016 in Dog Shows, General Glen Things


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