You’ve probably noticed that Easter is practically upon us. As we know you are all busy at weekends and Bank Holidays, and because we think of you always, there is rarely anything on the blog so you don’t have to give valuable time up. What with Easter and then Mayday and the special Bank Holiday for the Royal Wedding and knowing that taking just three days off work in the middle of it all can get you eleven days holiday we are joining in.
We’ll be back on May 3rd ready for the run of Championship Shows but more importantly it’ll be the run up to the final EFG FUNDay-known affectionately to all as “The Bash”. We said all the Charitable Trust Grant would be matched pound for pound within five years and we intend to do it in four so this year will be a biggie!!!!
The William and Kate bash is just over a week away &, believe it or not, a Glen of Imaal Terrier owner will have a hand in it. Rob Shuter (co-owner of Curry) is going to be one of the on-air hosts for the televised Times Square celebration for the Royal Wedding. There’s going to be an enormous stage erected just north of the intersection of 42nd St and Broadway so if anybody is in New York or has a television that picks up US channels keep an eye out!
We always say that anything involving the Glen of Imaal Terrier is very welcome but how about this? More can be seen here
Regina Kropatsch was the lady at Bochum who discovered the gene mutation in Glen of Imaal Terriers. It was done as part of her doctorate and on April 11th she learnt she had passed with honours. Many congratulations, Glen of Imaal Terrier people owe you one.
At Helsinki Best of Breed Glen of Imaal Terrier was Rosears Fairchild. Over in America at the Northern California Terrier Association Glenbride Dizzy Gillespie was Best of Breed both days and then went onto get 4 BOB on the trot. American obedience is quite different from UK obedience but a score of 190, out of 200, is excellent in everybody’s book so big congratulations to Tula who got the score and she only needs one more leg for another Glen to be able to put CD after their name.
Postal entries close for Bath Championship Show. Glen of Imaal Terriers have one CC at the show and the judge is Paul Wilkinson. Terrier Day is May 27th (Bank Holiday weekend)
Birmingham National Championship Show (Terrier Day May 7th), at New Bingley Hall, has 13 Glen of Imaal Terriers entered for judge Jeff Luscott. They are in Ring 15, not before 2.00pm.
The Glen of Imaal Terrier Club is supporting a cluster of shows. Full details can be found here
Scottish Kennel Club online entries close at 12 midnight on the 19th. The Glen of Imaal Terrier judge is Allan Stephenson and Terrier Day is May 20th
Devon is always late to post judging panels but the other three shows comprising Montgomery Weekend ’11 have posted panels and the Glen of Imaal Terrier judges are:
Hatboro I: Mike Buckley (Breed and Group)
Hatboro II: Carole Beattie (Breed), Anne Katona (Group)
Montgomery (GITCA National Specialty): Al Ferruggiaro (Breed) Keith Lovell (Group–he’s Australian).