What about twitter?

“What about twitter?” is a question that can use the same three words as an answer. The EFG were the first Glen of Imaal Terrier group to get a blog and now those three words in the heading have been used twice. Are we up to it? Are we hip, cool and modern enough? The blog soon celebrates its first birthday so should it twitter as well?

New Terrier Book!

There is a new terrier book under production in the United States. Betty-Anne Stenmark is in overall editing charge (and will probably do the Dandie segment). Bruce Sussman has done the Glen of Imaal Terrier. It won’t be out for a while because it is amajor work but do keep your eyes open!

Kennel Club Petition


Last year the Kennel Club launched its Fit For Function campaign. This included many things and they have now launched an online petition in regard to some of the things mentioned (and wanted) from this. The petition can be seen here

The Kennel Club have used a photograph showing a dog “Fit For Function” so what is good enough for them is certainly good enough for us. Glen of Imaal Terrier Rory, just leaping for the joy of life.

Crufts Blog.

The Kennel Club are running a blog on the run up to Crufts. It is being written by a vet who will take questions etc. and will be describing things on the run up to, and including,the actual event. Could be interesting to read if you aren’t going to the NEC in March. It has already started and can be read here


How do the Kennel Club do it?  They are really good at making people go “huh?”. The tailed Glen that was used to illustrate the breed standard made eyebrows rocket to the moon. It was neither a good tail nor desired carriage. The Glen of Imaal Terrier standard is now using illustrations rather than photographs but if anything it is a lot worse.

Obviously the KC do know what the desired carriage is as they have a docked “illustration” with a fabulous tailset. They have then got the illustrator to stick a full tail on the same animal and it looks truly ridiculous! Couldn’t they have actually asked somebody? Talking of asking, there is the usual statement of unauthorised reproduction of images prohibited but this one might be reproducible. The person who took the photograph certainly wasn’t aware that the Kennel Club were using it for illustration so most definately didn’t give permission for it to be bastardised with a tail!


Last week the revamped Enthusiasts & Fanciers of Glens website was announced. Folks have been very kind about it; even when they were pointing out the odd typo! Hopefully everything has now been corrected and some of the suggestions made have been put in place.

An interesting question came in regarding the Code of Best Practice from an overseas Glen of Imaal Terrier owner. The EFG are pleased to know their efforts are being read and the reply will be on the blog this week!

The first of the year…..

Okay, it was last year but the news hasn’t come through until this; the “first” Group placing of the year for the Glen of Imaal Terrier is in….Malta. Not a country instantly associated with the breed But a Romainville went out a while ago and is steadily getting noticed.

Another country that isn’t thought of as “Glenned” is Spain and that is where the rather handsome tailed bitch on the front of the EFG website resides. There have been questions about her, particularly in light of the tailed Glen being used to illustrate the Kennel Club breed standard, and IF her tail hasn’t been photoshopped (it hasn’t) surely she would be the one to illustrate what the absolute ideal full tail carriage should be?