Thank you, I’m fine.

It certainly wasn’t intended to be spending Thursday evening in hospital but the police did insist. Woody spent his night in the lodge house of Newby Hall so he now has the connections he always thought he should.

I’ve been really touched by the messages and calls since word of my accident got out & the bouquet from the EFG really made my day. It is a magnificent display, thank you.


SKC (May) critique


PGD: 1) Romainville Brannigan at Brockland, wheaten, good strong head, dark eye, spot on mouth, well laid back, good balanced body, moved soundly. 2) Jeonty Highland Boy, well balanced, moving well. Just preferred bite of 1 & jacket at this moment. 3) Amhard Freebooter.

LD: 1) Johnny Be Good at Romainville, wheaten, correct size, good strong head, correct jaw, bite spot on, strong neck & well laid shoulders, good body & topline, well set tail, coat in very good condition, sound mover, RCC. 2) Jeonty Wannabee Bauer, wheaten, what a lovely looking dog when stood but let down so badly on the move which despite his handler’s determination to try & get him to move could not & therefore paid the price.

OD: 1) Ch/Int Ch Brockland Brayhead Lad, brindle, such a beautiful outline, so alert, in hard condition, such sound positive movement. I would like to thank the owner/breeder for showing him to me for a second time. He is a credit to the breed. CC & BOB. 2) Amhard Damson Sauce, brindle, shade smaller than 1. Sound head, good bite, extremely alert, good body & topline, tailset good, movement sound. Pushed for Reserve CC but decided in the Challenge it was playtime which cost him dearly.

JB: 1) Winnie Wanna Make Music by Jeonty, sweet head & very nice dark eye. Not alert today. Good neck & shoulder. Appeared to have an extended topline which is not helped by her tailset. Has wonderful free movement & positive attitude. Jacket coming on nicely.

LB: 1) Jeonty Maybee Daysee, wheaten, very feminine head, dark eye, nice bite. Not always alert. Strong neck, front & rear sound, super outline, well set happy tail. Her jacket could do with sorting out to fulfill the picture. CC. 2) Abberann Delta Lady at Norriss, very small bitch, dark eye, not very much underjaw. Front & rear okay. Not the best of toplines, waving her tail & enjoying her day out. Moved freely. Her coat needs attention.

OB; 1) Ch Jeonty Hasa ceilidh with Karensbrae, brindle, a true favourite of mine but today she is not as laert as I have seen her in the past. Still a lovely outline, with age her dentistry is well worn. Moved well & in good condition. Her young handler pulled out all the stops. RCC

Allan Stephenson (Judge)

…and this weekend

At the start of the month we said September was going to be busy for Glen of Imaal Terrier people. This Saturday (17th) The Dutch Glen of Imaal Terrier Club are having their Championship Show in Heteren and all are welcome.

This weekend sees the Midland Game Fair at Weston Park. Always a good trip out and usually there are Glens present in the Terrier area.

Out and about….

The Irish Sporting Glen of Imaal Terrier Club held its show this past weekend and it was enjoyed by everybody. We have photographs, we have the Best Bitch (Bailielands Leanbh Orga) but don’t have Best In Show! Today (Sept 22) we have it-Best Dog and BIS was Scholsey who also won the racing. Hopefully somebody will fill the breeding in and send a photograph

At Northern Counties Sporting Terrier Best of Breed was Kirikee Ronan O’Gara and over in Finland (Porvoo) Best of Breed was Jeonty Flying Finnair and Best Opposite Rosears A Blooming Bud. Have a look at the photograph below and you’ll see that the dogs were judged in fine weather but for the bitches the heavens opened and the rain poured down

A decade ago….

On behalf of us all, I would just like to pass on our thoughts at this time to all our friends in America. and worldwide. A tragedy that will never be forgotten and we trust we will never see the like again. Stand proud today and stay strong. Jean

Awkward and Difficult.

Awkward and difficult; quite a lead in. They are two words said by a Glen of Imaal Terrier owner during the recent enthusiastic exchange of opinions regarding numbers of Glens bred and associated health testing. They were used as a compliment as in “the blog is the only place that can air those things that some find awkward and difficult”. We like compliments and we like ideas so let’s give it a go.

Do you have any part of the Glen of Imaal Terrier world that irritates you? What do you want brought up that you know normally wouldn’t be spoken about because some would think it a bit “awkward and difficult?” Let us know







Staying on the west side of the Atlantic

The Annual Gathering of Glen of Imaal Terrier Owners & Friends will be held on September 17th at the home of Michelle Du Bois, 873 Hill Road, Boxborough MA 01719. There will be fund-raisers for Glen Rescue and the Gathering slush fund, including a 50/50 raffle and a silent auction of Glen memorabilia. 

This year there will also be hands-on Grooming demos, Agility, Earthdog & Rally activities you can try out with your Glen, and plenty of conversation about Glen of Imaal Terriers!