Out and about

Gleann Una Noonan and Arriva Sand & Sky went on a “Baltic Tour”. Oona can now add LT&LV&BALT JCH to her list of titles and Myytti became a Latvian Champion.

In America Kylee added another title to her list of accomplishments and became Ch. Rainbow Springs Kylee of Cnoc CD, RE, NJP, NFP, NAP. It’s always nice to show how versatile the Glen of Imaal Terrier can be. Madra (Liberty’s Listerlin ) earned is Junior Earthdog title recently. A dog needs to qualify twice under 2 different judges in the Junior Earthdog class to be awarded a JE title.  As of 6/1/2002 when Glens became eligible to participate in the AKC Earthdog program, there have been only 4 Glens that have earned Junior Earthdog titles (Emma, Oliver, Finnegan and Amanda).  So, Madra is now the 5th Glen to title in AKC Junior Earthdog in 9 years! 

Bundessieger-Ausstellung 2011 had Best Veteran Winner Fire and Ice Fantaghiro also awarded Best of Breed. Great weekend everybody

9 thoughts on “Out and about

  1. I would be intersted on some of the information on earth dog classes are they the same as entered classes at hunt terrier shows and if so are they worked on natural earths or 11 3/4″ artificial earths used in the Teastas Mor.

    • Madra’s registered name is now: Liberty’s Listerlin JE!!!

      Hi Stephen, the sport of AKC Earthdog involves testing using 9 inch artifical dens. In the Junior Earthdog class, a 30 foot trench is dug with 3 right angle turns. Wooden liners which are 3 sided (no bottom) and have an internal measurement of 9 x 9 inches are placed into the trench so that the top of the liner is level with the ground. Dirt and sometimes branches/leaves are thrown over the top to camouflage the tunnel. The dog is released 10 feet from the tunnel entrance and has 30 seconds to traverse the 30 feet in the liner to the quarry ( 2 caged rats) at the end. Wooden bars separate the dog from the cage to protect the quarry and the dog must “work” in front of the bars for at least 60 seconds. Work can be digging, lunging, biting the bars, barking, etc.

      Being an artificial test and limited by laws, it isn’t perfect. It is not natural hunting, but is a simulated event to test some hunting skills. There are Senior Earthdog and Master Earthdog classes that test other skills also. Many Glens enjoy themselves immensely.

      Here is more info:

      There is another organization over here, the American Working Terrier Association (AWTA), that has artifical den trials, but also awards hunting certificates (for dogs that spend a full season hunting quarry above ground) and working certificates (for dogs that work quarry in the natural earth). No Glens have attained their HC or WC yet.

      • Monique,
        Hunters i know, sometimes bring me fresh skin parts of a dear,hair, rabbit…fo…they shot.
        (it can be kept it in the freezer)
        I use that to pull a long trail….towards an artificial den. I put the peace of skin at the end of the tunnel. Woody is good at it. He tracks it…and pulls it out.
        I learned this from a woman who does this with teckels. I only added the den-part.
        It combines “tracking” with earth work.
        Next level is to use drops of animal-blood every XX inch in stead of a continuous trail.
        The distance between the drops determines the difficulty rate.
        Problem is, you have to make a new track for each dog!

  2. Monique is the glen knocked for barking if they make a sound in the Mor thier taken out they musnt bay the beag trial is for sounders,the Mor is for strong dogs. I would be interested to know is baying allowed mine and others i see work are silent . Thank you for the information.

  3. Barking is allowed especially since most of the breeds that are eligible to participate are sounders not strong dogs. In fact, one of my Glens does bark at the quarry while the other one bites the bars instead. I would prefer they not vocalize by using the acceptable non-vocal work (digging, lunging, biting bars, etc) but I figure they are frustrated because they know they cannot get to the quarry. My Glen that barks in Earthdog is silent when hunting in my yard though. He knows the difference between the game and the real hunt where prey are not behind artificial enclosures. It’s too bad we do not have a more appropriate test for the strong dogs but at least we can test their willingness to go underground and then show interest in small non-intimidating vermin. Not quite the same as facing a badger though 🙂

  4. fascinating hope to add blood tracking to Glen club repertoire for next year, got some deer blood and liver in my freezer and yes learned this off a teckel woman too! Aren’t they great, love teckels nearest working equivalent to a glen on the planet right now, the badger teckels.

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