National Terrier is the Championship Show in the UK with the longest links to Glen of Imaal Terriers. The Shield that will be given to tomorrow’s Best of Breed is the second one donated there as the first was full. To look at the slightly tarnished names on the original trophy, now in safe keeping, is to look at the greats of the breed & just see how our Glens keep going.
1982 has Guitar Man there and his sister, Moody Blue, appears six years later in 1988. Murphy has his name recorded in 2000 but brother Soldier doesn’t appear until 2005. The ultimate though is Delegate: first there in 1984, again in 1989 & finally in 1992. What memories those names awake and tomorrow the 2011 will be known.