Still international but a bit different….

Back in 2004 Glen of Imaal Terriers joined the “full” register of the AKC with Scoobie and India actually gaining their Championships that first weekend. A mere four years later there have been 72 Glen Champions in the States. To many Glen exhibitors in the rest of the world that appears an incredible number; the US is a huge place but WOW!

The UK Glens hit “full” status in 2007 with Homer and Daisy being the first two Champions but since then there has only been one other. The first Champion in Germany was Rhett Butler in 1985 and he also had the registration number of 001 but how many Champions have there been since then? Anybody know the figures for the rest of Europe? It would make interesting reading.

Anybody who read this earlier on today will now be blinking and asking themselves if they had read the number of AKC champions wrong because “didn’t it say…..” Yes it did but Monique forgot to take her socks off when counting all the American Champions so got a little cross eyed with the number of times she had used her fingers. She suddenly thought she may have and counted up with fingers AND toes….hence the reduction to 73. Still a WOW of a figure!

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  1. I did some “number-crunching” last year for breed notes … thought it might make interesting reading now!

    “In our first year of Championship status, we had six championship shows offering Dog and Bitch Challenge Certificates (CCs) – Crufts, National Terrier, GOITA, Birmingham National, SKC (May) and WKC; and two championship shows with a single CC on offer – SWKA and Darlington. There was a total of 57 Glens shown at these eight shows. (For the purposes of this exercise, I am not including overseas Glens, of which we had eight this year – three from Finland, two from Ireland and one each from France, Germany and Sweden).

    First, second or third place in the Minor Puppy, Puppy, Junior, Post Graduate, Limit, Open or Veteran classes at any of the shows above will qualify a Glen for Crufts 2008. From those 57 Glens shown, 52 have qualified for Crufts next year. That’s 91% of the Glens shown at these eight shows!

    The non-CC championship shows – Bath, Three Counties, Blackpool, Paignton, East of England, Leeds, SKC (August) and Driffield – attracted far fewer entries with just 22 Glens being exhibited at these shows. Only one of these 22 Glens was not shown at a CC championship show. So, just 21 Glens from the 57 that were shown at the CC championship shows, also supported the non-CC championship shows – that’s 37%.

    East of England, with a breed specialist judging, had the best entry for a non-CC champ show (15 Glens entered; 5 absent). SKC (Aug) had the lowest entry of the non-CC champ shows – (2 Glens entered; 1 absent). The highest and lowest entry figures for the CC champ shows this year went to GOITA – (49 Glens entered; 5 absent) – and SWKA, which has one CC – (11 Glens entered; 1 absent).

    For the first time, we have Glens entered in the Kennel Club Stud Book. Glens are in Band A, which means that, as well as the Glens awarded a Challenge Certificate or a Reserve Challenge Certificate, those Glens winning a first place in the Open classes at any of the CC shows will also receive a Stud Book Number. Glens with a Stud Book Number qualify for Crufts for life.

    Ten UK Glens now have a Stud Book Number and all have them as a result of being awarded a Challenge Certificate or a Reserve Challenge Certificate. They are Jeonty Wannabe Buster (Crufts RDCC; NT DCC; GOITA RDCC; SKC RDCC; WKC RDCC); Brockland Merrylegs for Bregorrey (NT BCC); Gerrardstown Frederick of Knockroe (NT RDCC); Amhard Apple Betty (NT RBCC); Brockland Brayhead Lad (GOITA DCC; BN RDCC); Jeonty Daisy Downut (GOITA BCC; BN RBCC; SWKA CC; WKC BCC); Brockland Brenna Anne (GOITA RBCC; BN BCC; SWKA RCC; WKC RBCC); Jeonty Rock On Tommy (Birmingham National DCC; Darlington CC); Abberann Eilish at Kirikee (RBCC SKC); Beatrix’s Boy of Windarra from Donvaleset (Darlington RCC). These ten Glens make up 18% of the 57 Glens exhibited at CC shows.

    We have just the one (UK born and bred) Champion – Ch Jeonty Daisy Downut. That’s 1.75% – (one out of 57 Glens) – achieving their Championship title in our first year of Championship status!”

    (NB. We also had one non-UK-resident Glen made up as a champion).

    I wonder what percentage of the Glens shown in the US have achieved their champion title?


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