Monthly Archives: January 2009

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?

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Posted by on January 31, 2009 in General Glen Things


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The first one here for 09?

Reports have come in of the first Group placement with a Glen of Imaal Terrier for 2009. It was a group 3 and it was Ceilidh and it was…..somewhere in Scotland?????

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Posted by on January 31, 2009 in Dog Shows


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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!

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Posted by on January 30, 2009 in General dog things, General Glen Things


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.
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Posted by on January 29, 2009 in General dog things


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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

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Posted by on January 28, 2009 in General dog things


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The last one for 09…

Glen of Imaal Terriers were one judge short for the 2009 show list. The missing one, the Glen Association, can now be filled in. Sir of the day, or should it be ma’am, is Jane Withers.

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Posted by on January 27, 2009 in General Glen Things


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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!

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Posted by on January 26, 2009 in General dog things


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