As you can see by the link, this came in a while ago, but it got put back a bit as the Companion Show was caught up on. The Kennel Club is holding an exhibition of vintage photographs in the art gallery and if you are in London it is certainly worth a visit. Amongst the pictures is “that” 1890 one that some think could be a Glen of Imaal Terrier, others think is a drop eared Skye Terrier and another area of thought is no breed just generic terrier type. Whatever, it’s a great picture of a dog with its family and if the Kennel Club make it a Glen in the catalogue nobody can argue. Do have a look and “the Glen” is photograph twelve
For years some Glen of Imaal Terrier owners have always advocated never having your dog off the lead in a public space. Others have argued against this quite strongly saying that the words “do not ever” give out a bad impression of the breed. Maybe they would like to think again in view of this. It won’t be the only council.
In view of last week’s discussion on numbers of Glens at shows this is very illustrative. A question has arrived regarding the entry for the 2011 Finnish Glen of Imaal Terrier Show; is the record broken? There are 67 Glens entered and so the record has now gone. Congratulations Finland!!
The request was made here because, as far as anybody knows, the record was created in the UK. Back in 1989, yes 22 years ago, 56 Glen of Imaal Terriers made 98 entries for judge George Campbell. There were 10 in Open Dog & 13 in Open Bitch. 11 trophies were on offer with extra awards for Best Dog, Bitch & Veteran. Rosettes and prizes were offered for the first to fifth in each class and to finish the bonanza, money (£10.00 for Best In Show) specials for the top winners was also offered.
Glen of Imaal Terriers: JD. 1) Holmes’ Bailielands BB Ben. Loads of time on his sidde, strong head & muzzle, clean scissor bite, powerful jaw, excellent shoulder placement, grand topline, well constructed, moved with power. BOB.
PB. 1) George & Sullivan’s Romainville Aoife.Very similar to the dog in many ways, powerful headed, excellent muzzle, good bite, well constructed, excellent profile, ample hindquarters, moved with drive. JB. 1) George & Sullivan’s Romainville Inki. Excellent in all quarters, full of substance, beautiful head & expression, strong in muzzle, grand front powerfuul quarters, excellent rib & angulation, hindquarters full of power, moved satisfactory. BP & BB. PG. 1) Holmes’ Grizzlemarsh Cassie. This fine girl is rarely shown mores the pity, did nothing wrong, fine head, expression & mouth, good front, straight bone, super profile & stifle, excellent topline, satisfactorily filled quarters, moved with distinction. RBB. 2) George & Sullivan’s Romainville Ellie. Fine head & expression, powerful jaw, clean mouth, excellent front, grand profile, commanding quarters, suuitably constructed, moved satisfactory. OB. 1) Wakefield’s Abberann Delta Lady at Norriss. I liked this young girl, friendly, loveable. Needs to improve in several quarters. Grand expression, good coat, moved OK.
Fred J Gadd (Judge)
A group placing for a Glen of Imaal Terrier at Shawnee Kennel Club with G Ch Rainbow Springs Wicklow’s Warrior of Ber-D-Mar being waved into the number 4 spot. In the UK Leeds had two extra entered as the Hadley’s had got missed out of the catalogue. Best of Breed there was Int Ch Brockland Brayhead Lad taking his 11th CC with Ir Ch Abberann Eilish at Kirikee Bestt Bitch. The CLA Game Fair was blessed with fabulous weather and, as always, the Glens there attracted a lott of attention.
Leeds Championship Show begins today. Terrier day is Sunday and there are 9 Glen of Imaal Terriers entered for judge Roger Thomas. With a Challenge Certificate on offer it has to be acknowledged that this isn’t exactly a startling entry so why are numbers hitting rock bottom? Leeds used to be one of the most popular shows on the circuit for Glen people. The summer picnic used to be held there and it was also the venue of the well reported synchronised exhibition team. Where has everybody gone?
The Game Fair moves to Oxfordshire this year and takes place July 22-24 at Blenheim Palace. Even if you think you will have no interest in outdoor sports this is an event you should visit at least once in your life; you won’t regret it. If you do go be sure to wander in to the Kennel Club zone and say hello to the Glen of Imaal Terriers-we get everywhere!