For the file, folks.

The Kennel Club Charitable Trust were (obviously) contacted regarding the conclusion of the magnificent effort of fund matching done by everybody. The reply is below
Making a difference for dogs
Patron: Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall

19 September 2011

Dear Mrs Rogers,

At their recent meeting, the Trustees of the Kennel Club Charitable Trust discussed your letter regarding the £1,500 remaining in your funds in relation to the PRA project in the Glen of Imaal Terrier, which was initially supported by the Trust in 2007.

The Trustees agreed that these funds do not need to be returned, and can be used towards the prospect of Bio-banking or any Health Project decided upon.

Yours sincerely,

Mike Townsend

Chairman of Trustees


Quite a few people forwarded information about “Norman” to Glen Services. He was advertised on the Dogs Trust (Shrewsbury) website as a Glen of Imaal Terrier and, unlike many, his photograph showed that he was. Services have been in touch with the Trust and, “once his issues with other dogs have been sorted”, they have a home for him so help is not needed. Norman came from a dog pound in Ireland and was shipped over here to be found a home and they are so pleased that they now have……once his issues etc.

An offer was made to send a representative with experience in Glens to assess him but the Trust felt there was no need as everything is hopefully sorted. They have said though that they would welcome the Green Book (Introduction to Glen of Imaal Terriers) to pass onto the new owner and the information for Irish Glen Rescue has also been sent to them so the Trust people in Ireland have a contact if any more come in.

Irish Sporting Glen of Imaal Terrier Club critique

I would like to say how honoured i was to be asked to judge this show and what a great time i had seeing some really top Glen of Imaal terriers. The open dog class was a real cracker 5 really good dogs the best class of glens ive ever judged i really enjoyed that class. The junior dogs were good and the single pup dog was again impressive. These dogs had good heads ,good bone and were really solid and really fit not an unfit dog their and the vast majority were in hard condition and had good hard coats,good toplines and a majority moved very well all were a credit to thier owners.

 The bitches were also good solid animals of really good quality again they were really fit good heads,as as mentioned about the dogs they were all a credit to thier owners.

One thing i must mention is how inclusive this show is the whole club encourage children and young people to ENJOY the day. The children had colouring classes with prizes the shore classes,weight pulling and racing make it a real day how the stuffy,bitchy and sometimes unfriendly kc shows could learn from this club how to make dog ownership and showing a pleasant day out.Well done Enda,Mrs Buckley,Connie and ALL her family,Marie, and everyone else who supported the show and a special thank you to Eamonn Dobbyn and his family .

 Classes puppy dog-1st-Baillielands Douglas. A nice strong blue dog pup ,strong head good bite, good stop with a good ear set good front,good solid body and topline,moved well  coat needed a bit a tidying.

Junior dog-1st-Baillilands Oire. A good wheaten dog good head,stop and ear set good front a good hard body and coat moved well with a good topline shown in hard condition.

 2nd Paddys Growler another good wheaten dog again a good strong head with a very good stop and good ear set,good front and again a good hard body he moved well with a good topline beaten in a close call on the bite.

 3rd Saggert Slade

Open Dog-1st-Scholsey a very good wheaten dog large,strong head with a good stop and ear set a good sissor bite powerful strong neck and body,excellent front and body with a great topline on the move and moved well in hard condition.

 2nd-Carrighglen Torcan Wheaten A large strong head,good stop and ear set and good bite strong and powerful neck and excellent front and body with a very good topline and moved well again shown in hard condition. Very unlucky to come up against the winner thier was a fag paper between them.

3rd Mayos limited edition

4th Ballyclare Oscar a very good class.

 Puppy Bitches-1st Baillielands Leanbh Orga- A very nice wheaten bitch puppy a strong but feminine head with a good stop and ear set .A good front and body with a nice hard coat and topline held her tail gaily and moved well.

 2nd- Lucky Lady At Baillielands a nice bitch with a fair head not as good a stop as the winner but good ear set and bite ,good front and body nice topline didnt move as well as the winner.

 3rd Moonladies Mrs Doyle

Open Bitch-1st Penny this is one of the best glen bitches ive seen A excellent head ,Ears,bite,stop all excellent a good front with a great body and topline moved like a dream shown in hard condition and could have been BIS show but let down in the coat condition. A great bitch on top and where it matters.

 2nd Knockroe Adventure a a nice compact wheaten bitch with a nice femine head a fair stop ear set and bite nice front moved ook with a nice topline and coat.

3rd Ballyfoyle Nettle

 BIS ,Best Dog Scholsey. Best Bitch-Baillielands Leanbh Orga

 Best in Shore -Knockroe Adventure

 Best racer- Scholsey

Best weight pulling Cillieogloin Beibhinn

 Best overall- Scholsey a dog save from being destroyed some 8 months ago by his owners Colin and Carmel a really lovely young couple thier 1st time at a show.

 Stephen.G.Holmes (Judge)




Belfast Championship Show saw Multi Ch Abberann Conan take a repeat CC from judge Alan Small, Best of Breed and for the second year running Group 4. Well done to Homer but as the Group Judge (and the appointed Crufts 2013 judge) Nick Hammond had already awarded him the CC at Belfast 2009 Glen people did think there quite possibly would be, at least, a shortlisting for the Glen of Imaal Terrier. The Bitch CC went to Winnie Wanna Make Music By Jeonty with the two Reserves to Abberann Torcan and Ch Abberann Ennya. Winni getting the CC means there are now three bitches waiting that elusive third and they couldn’t be more different animals; young Winni at not yet 18 months, Muffin (Jeonty Maybee Daysee)  coming up to three and a half and Tierney (Brockland Belle Bregorrey) not far short of Veteran. Interesting few shows ahead!

Not often news from Canada but Toronto had an Irish Breeds Show and Sean Delmar was over to judge. Best of Breed was Ch Finnabair Rocket’s Red Glare. If you look at the BOB special award that Sean is holding it’s the aforementioned Homer.

From the Kennel Club

The Kennel Club would like to remind breeders about the new litter limit rules, which will become effective for litters born on or after 1st January 2012.

From 2012 onwards, the maximum number of litters which the Kennel Club will register from any one bitch is four. The Kennel Club will no longer register any further litters from any bitch which has previously had four litters unless there is good and justifiable reason for breeding a further litter. These applications will be assessed on a case by case basis.

In addition, breeders are also reminded that, from 1st January 2012, the Kennel Club will no longer register any puppies if the dam has already had two caesareans, except for scientifically proven welfare reasons.

Dutch Club Show

Although the weather forecast wasn’t too good for Saturday 17th September, rain and thunder was expected, we kept it dry and even had good conditions during our annual outdoor Championship Clubmatch. 30 Glens, mainly from Holland but also from Germany and Belgium were judged by Mrs. Elly Weijenborg-Weggemans. Not an easy job as the contestants were all in top condition.

Last year’s winners changed places. Billy Tow vom Au Deich (owned by C. Geisler) became Clubwinner and BOB, Fear Fiuntair Bwreena (owned by C. Meijs) ended BOS.

Eigul’s Eamon of Fir na Grian (owned by C. Huybregts) became best puppy. His sister Eigul’s Easnadh of Fir na Grian (owned by R. Rossen & M. Bockting) became second best puppy.

More photos soon to follow on our website or Facebook (Nederlandse Vereniging voor de Irish Glen of Imaal Terriers).

Aimée Beenders (Secretary, Nederlandse Vereniging voor de Irish Glen of Imaal Terriers)

A siblings weekend!

Darlington Championship Show and a brother sister and a half brother sister act. Best of Breed Glen of Imaal Terrier under judge Peter Chappell was Ch/Int Ch Brockland Brayhead Lad with Best Bitch going to sister Brockland Belle Bregorrey. Reserve Dog Amhard Damson Sauce was half sister to the Reserve Bitch Amhard Extra Spice.

Sofiero, Sweden, saw Best of Breed (and obtaining their Swedish Championship) to Bilbo’s Rioghan and Best Opposite Sex to Bilbo’s Roisin.