Counting down…..

May 17th so less than two months to the EFG Companion Show in aid of Hearing Dogs for the Deaf (and the Glen of Imaal get together the day after). Wagg Dog Food have confirmed they will be sponsoring  the classes and the Kennel Club Charitable Trust have also provided prizes. One person who won’t be able to attend on the day has already had her own fund-raising stall and raised £60.00-applause for Sue Barnes!

Bath entries

Bath Championship Show has released their entries and there are only 10 Glen of Imaal Terriers. Admittedly Bath has never been known as a favoured show for Glen people but the judge Eileen Foy is one of the most experienced people in the four terriers of Ireland-she first judged Glens way back in the early 1980s. There have been comments that the Southern shows don’t schedule the breed  (Paignton removed classes due to lack of support) but entries like Bath’s do indicate why.

Catch up time.

Birmingham National (under judge Fran Kaye) saw Best of Breed Glen of Imaal Terrier awarded to Kirikee Ronan O’Gara-his first big award–and BOS to Romainville Lily. Romainville Billy Whizz continued his National Terrier win with Best Puppy was Rserve Best Dog. Tampere International Show in Finland had Gleann Ode Best of Breed and Gleann Vagabond BOS. Over in Ireland Ch Abberann Karl was BOB at South Tipperary and Ir/Ch Abberann Ennya was BOB at Fermoy International. Well done everybody

From the Scottish Kennel Club

“Once again due to ground conditions and circumstances that are out with our control and with the insistence of the Royal Highland Centre we have today been forced to move the entire layout for our show next week. To protect our exhibitors we have had to accept these demands and are now working on a new layout similar to ones we have used in the past.
All exhibitors should be aware that car parking will revert to the usual north car park and we will be using the normal entrance from that car park to the showground.
Once inside the showground all relevant rings and benching areas will be clearly identified.
All breeds and judging will still be in the ring numbers previously published.
The Caravan Annexe will no longer exist and instead the caravan park will return to its usual position and size along with the original pricing policy, consequently it will now be possible to take the option of a 7 day stay. Anyone wishing to change their booking should contact the office before it closes on Friday 11th.
Despite these enforced last minute changes the club is making every conceivable effort to ensure the show will run as smoothly as possible and will continue to meet the high standards we have attained over recent years.”

Any idea?

Dog Lost do incredibly good work re-uniting lost dogs and owners and, have previously, helped Glen of Imaal Terrier owners. This is why we are happy to pass this along at their request. The principle is being worked on that people in rare and unusual breeds often have a better knowledge of people in their area who also have the rare or unusual. If you do have any ideas the contact numbers are on the link

Diary please

Hopefully everybody will have July 14th already marked for the EFG Companion Show (in aid of hearing Dogs for the Deaf) at Swineshead. This year though why not mark the 15th as well? Many people make a weekend of the event and as we’ve had a few people saying we ought to do something that day as well….we are! The 15th will be for Glen of Imaal Terrier people, it doesn’t matter if you aren’t an EFG person, to do their thing. There will be a group walk, only a very short one of a mile or so, and there will be agility for anybody feeling physical. There will be grooming and whatever else we think of (or somebody suggests) between now and then.

..and last week

Is this is the most glamourous new Glen of Imaal Terrier Championship ever reported? Three shows at  Monté Carlo(Monaco) – San Remo(Italy) – Nice (France) and 3 CACIBs earns the title “Champion de la Méditerannée”. Congratulations to Carrighglen Big Boy. Also another Finnish Champion to the Gleann Kennel with Rylee the Reveller. America saw Ch Maille of Cnoc JE take BOB at Gavilian and GCH Kilkenny’s Sine Metu at Crawford County KC. Congratulations everybody.

…and over to you

The EFG website brings a lot of people to the breed, the EFG and here to the blog. For a small site it is visited very regularly. All its life and through it’s different redos it has always done well. One of the reasons is that it has always been different. In the early days, when all websites were on white backgrounds, it was on black. People remembered the “black Glen of Imaal Terrier site”. The latest re-incarnation with its slanted offset front page caused a few eyebrows to begin with but that is a reaction and reactions are what stick in the mind. The EFG gets complemented on its different and friendly approach

As the EFG is currently getting ready to hopefully begin a new phase of its life what should happen with the website? What would you like to see on there? Is there anything you would like taken off? It’s your website so tell us!