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

Remember…..

Last weekend in Wales “Remember….” came into the conversation a lot. It started as everybody read the present for judge Peter Bakewell. What earned the comment of-I was always told he was one of our most experienced judges but hadn’t realised?.  Back in 1984  Peter had judged West Midlands Terrier  with an entry of 42 Glens and written a long critique. The hand-written document had been found and was grinningly given back to him.  Another CC giving judge present reminisced about entries of that number which led to memories of the wine and beer tasting.  At West Midlands Terrier Glen of Imaal people would hold a wine and beer competition, many were enthusiastic brewers & wine makers, and even get a judge in. One year, possibly 86/87 but nobody was too sure on that, other breed people entered as well and judge Fred Bakewell sent his “notes” to the dog paper-they printed it.

Also in Wales a group got together for supper and that also led to “remember when” we all celebrated a Ruby Wedding together and toasted a new wedding. The list kept getting longer. At South Wales word got out that there was Bread Pudding in attendance and there was even requests for “take outs” for people who couldn’t leave their own rings. All over memories surfaced that were followed with a “why don’t you….”

Times have moved on so the brewing (of immortal memory) can no longer take place but why not to anything else? We have all pulled back a bit recently and it’s flattering to know it has been missed; should we go out again? Let us know.

Welcome to Mr & Mrs Sage!

Two new Champions

South Wales Kennel Association, judged by Peter Bakewell, saw Barney (Ch & Bel Ch Brockland Brayhead Lad) add to his CC & BOB total. Bitch CC went to Winni and as that was her third she can now be known as Champion Winnie Wanna Make Music By Jeonty. Whelped in April 2010 by Johnny Be Good at Romainville out of Jeonty Red Clover she is a first Champion for breeder Linda Samuel and the youngest KC Champion to date. The two Reserves were Jeonty Wanabee Bauer and Jeonty Maybe Daysee

Montgomery weekend was quite a weekend for Curry (GCH Coleraine’s Mandalay Royalty) as she took Best of Breed at all four shows, the first time there has  been a clean sweep in Glen of Imaal Terriers at that event. Fergus (GCH Cill Dara’s Fergus of Daulton) was Best Opposite at Hatboro 1 & 2 and Montgomery. Devon saw newly crowned Champion Finnabair Ardmore Ned (Ch Malsville Soldier Blue/GCH Finnabair Fiona The Wicked) take Best Opposite. A great weekend and many congratulations to all

It’s Montgomery Weekend

The BIG weekend of shows in the USA, as far as Terrier people are concerned, is the cluster now on in Pennsylvania which culminates Sunday with Montgomery. Hatboro 1 has already happened with the Glen of Imaal Terrier Best of Breed and shortlisting in the Group for Curry-GCH Coleraines Mandalay Royalty- and Best Opposite to Fergus-GCH Cill Dara’s Fergus of Daulton.

Montgomery is one of those events that pulls people from all over the world so if you need to talk to a Terrier person this weekend they may not be available.

A group of spectators at Montgomery

 

Combining two

When the muse was made about “difficult and awkward” questions there was quite a response. We are combining two of them (hopefully the senders won’t mind) because, in essence, they were asking the same thing.

The Glen of Imaal Terrier has a heritage of other breeds being crossed into it. It was these “others” that basically kept the Glen going but they did bring things into the breed that can be quite a surprise to somebody having a litter. Even now, 40 plus years on, pink nosed and eye rimmed puppies are born. You may consider them pretty, sweet or cute but Glen of Imaal Terriers that are liver/dudley/chocolate are wrong for the breed standard. It’s the same with the puppy that grows and grows and suddenly is 17 inches tall. It’s a handsome beast alright but it’s far too big. The question that both senders wanted is this:

If a Glen person is aware that an animal they have bred, or the sister/brother of a Glen they own and intend to breed with, carries the height or liver gene what, for the good of the breed as it now is, is the best way to proceed?