We often get asked….

We often get asked about grooming the Glen and these requests come in from all over the world. Obviously we often refer people to the grooming pages on the Glen Services site and Barbara Bird’s groom blog is very useful but both resources only allow for “mute following”, there is no chance to go, “yes, but what about…?” Petgroomer has started a new forum to discuss grooming breeds. It is brand new and, as yet, there is nothing there for a Glen of Imaal Terrier so you will at least know that your question won’t disappear in a ruck of others so you could always give it a go.

After Crufts….

Emails are coming in asking about the 2010 PRA Fundraising Event. Yes, there will be eye testing (all breeds as well as Glen of Imaal Terriers). Yes, there will be a Companion Show. Yes, we are hoping to do an ebay auction. The date is Saturday July 17th and there are some details on the EFG blog but fuller details will be released after Crufts.

Anybody who has been to any of the previous Fundraisers should have a look at a new dog toy….our retro idea is catching on everywhere!

A First for the IKC

The first public presentation of the Irish Kennel Club’s Judges Education Seminar will take place on 6th March 2010 at Green Isle Hotel, Newlands Cross, Dublin.
Topics to be covered:
Canine construction, movement,
Breed features, ring control
Critiques’, overview of groups
Health issues, panel Q + A

When it is refined it will be compulsory for all aspiring and progressing judges. The intention is to make those interested in judging more prepared, more knowledgeable and to give them an approach and structure that will make them a better judge.

Attendance is only by pre-booking with Marion Campbell mcampbell@ikc.ie

Murray’s the Man

                                                                                                                    Yesterday Murray (Give Me Liberty At Elric) celebrated his 17th birthday. Obviously not as spry as he once was he still enjoys a bit of excercise, a bit of playing & has ambitions on the ladies. Is he the oldest living Glen of  Imaal Terrier in the world?

So let’s have a look…

Westminster always streams videos of the breed judging and this year is no exception; the Glen of Imaal Terriers can be seen along with every other breed. The Glen got a mention in the Associated Press review of the Terrier Group judging and got a special piece with the Bull Terrier in USA Today. Curry also featured in a photographic roundup.

Interesting that PETA actually managed a big ring protest….anybody taking bets as to how much security there will be at Crufts now?

Westminster Result

At Westminster the nod for Best of Breed Glen of Imaal Terrier went to Ch Coleraine’s Mandalay Royalty (Ch Malsville Soldier Blue/Coleraine’s Budget Inn) and Best Opposite to Ch Rainbow Springs Dermot NJP RE (Marfidal Quizzical Quirk/Gleann Butterfly). One Award of Merit was given out and went to Ch Finnabair Roisin O Tipperary(Miimoksen Deneb/Ch Finnabair Maoli)…apologies for the late mention but only the BOB & BOS were “blackberried” through