The Amsterdam Winners 2010 saw the Best of Breed Glen of Imaal Terrier get short-listed in the Terrier Group. Congratulations to Spirit of Ireland Angel!
The National Dog Show in America has just taken place with nice coverage of the Glen of Imaal Terrier Best of Breed, Gr Ch Coleraines Mandalay Royalty and also a shot of the breed (picture 30) on the nbcsport channel.
The National is held on Thanksgiving which means the end of the year is approaching so it seems a good opportunity to say that the daily coverage of the Glen (and wider) world is also coming to an end FOR THE YEAR. The winter isn’t the easiest time for dog people and once the various end of year “Winners Shows” are over all serious exhibition people will be stripping their Glens out for Westminster, Crufts etc so as they go into semi-hibernation so are we. There will be news and everything on here but nothing like the daily release that there has been for the past two years….until probably February when coats have grown and entry figures for the Spring Shows start arriving.
2011 will see the first FUNdraiser since the discovery of the Adam9 gene mutation. Some will think that the journey is over now but it isn’t as the EFG pledged to match the money and they will! Mr Jeff Luscott will be judging the Companion Show and there will be eye testing by Professor Peter Bedford. All the information will be on here as usual along with anything else that is sent. The EFG blog-keeping Glen of Imaal people up to date the same as always.
At a recent Championship Show an owner of a docked Glen of Imaal Terrier was shrieked at by a passer by. The shriek was in pleasure as the animal was seen and “finally a Glen” was uttered. The partner, at the same time, turned to another person on the Glen benches & said you don’t remember me, do you? It was admitted there was no memory at all which made the person asking the question smile. They didn’t mind and they didn’t think there would be because it was just over 22 years since they had last met. The Glen purchased at that time had been a dog of a lifetime & when it had died they had looked at Glens again & didn’t like the tails but one thing had really stuck out; why were they so long now and it wasn’t just the tails as a couple of breeders had tried to tell them?
It’s always interesting when totally independant backup is given to something that has been concerning senior breeders & owners for a while; the majority of Glens are just too long now. Those people may only have owned two Glens but the one animal they identified with was one that newer people consider “a bit short”. Oh yes, the closing line to the conversation was about the death of their beloved Glen. She had gone out into the garden one day and when they went to look for her she was laid peacefully asleep on the lawn…forever. Obviously sympathy was expressed but they said that was how they hoped she would go with her being 20!
From 2012 the Kennel Club will only register four litters born to any one bitch before her 8th birthday. Also from 2012 there will be restrictions over the number of litters born by Caesarian section (to any individual bitch) that can be registered. The only question that springs to mind is why wait until 2012?
Already “done” Crufts & Birmingham National 2011 but don’t forget the first Championship Show of the year: Boston. It’s on the 7th, 8th & 9th of January and Glen of Imaal Terriers are to be judged by Ann Quinn. Online entries have now been extended to December 6th.
At the start of this year quite a few Glen of Imaal Terrier people expressed their intention to run a “Pennies for PRA” pot. Any loose change would be put into a pot and at the end of the year it would be handed over to the PRA fund. We know the year has been tight for some folk and more than one has apologised for raiding their pot (we were just glad that the Pennies for PRA pot had been of use) but if you have kept one going can you let us know please so collection/delivery can be arranged!
It was maybe bad enough talking about getting things out of the way before Christmas but how about May? Yes, Birmingham National Schedules are out and Jeff Luscott is judging Glen of Imaal Terriers.