…and day two as well

And as you can see the 2nd day was equally as fortunate with the weather. The Glen walk happened in near perfect conditions and a gentle mile suited everybody including the oscar performers of the Glen of Imaal Terrier world. Two dogs powered to the front with I’m in front, no I’m in front whilst another group fell a bit behind and one youngster smiled slyly from the arms of her owner as she convinced him she needed to be carried.

The Good Citizens Test saw three more Glens become “certified” includingly  Muttley. Why is he singled out? Everybody else told Nicki he could do it but she was convinced he hadn’t a brain in his head; he proved he did!

The grooming demonstrations were well received and a couple of jaws dropped when their previously very hairy animals were seen in all their glory. Under there were rather nice Glen of Imaal Terriers and “Grooming Is Good” will be done again.

For anybody who wants to see lots of photographs from the day Paul was very busy and so was Scott. David was doing his photographic bit as well.

An EFG(Proposed) committee meeting was held to approve and finalise the CV submission to the Kennel Club. It was also decided that members are a crucial part of the EFG and, as has always happened, they will be kept up to date with committee things via the blog and breed notes.

Thank you-Weather God!!!!

That tells you everything; after seemingly months of rain the Weather God decided he would, in divine magnificence, deliver sun for the EFG Companion Show and everybody came out to pay homage to his divine benevolence. On a weekend where everything seemingly cancelled we went ahead and it was brilliant. Over 200 entries for the Companion Show, over 40 people stayed on Saturday night for the Chinese supper and get-together. There was eye-testing, there was agility, there was competitions, there were raffles. For the first time the cars had to be double parked and nobody could believe it when a mini-bus turned up.

Thank you to Allan Stephenson for coming to judge and we all hope Peter gets better soon. Thank you to the people who came Thursday to  help set up and who were still there Sunday afternoon to help knock down. Thank you to the folk who travelled from all over the country (literally) and thank you to the people who came across a blog on the internet and had enough faith to visit somewhere they had never heard of, to spend time with a group of people they knew nothing about. Thank you all for giving up your time and effort to (once again) show that when the EFG does something everybody has an absolute ball and the first emails and photographs were coming in Saturday night to say “Yeah, brilliant time!!!”.

Best In Show was awarded to a Lhasa with Reserve to a Glen of Imaal. Best Puppy went to a Chi. More photographs have been promised so do check back. Whilst we were all doing our bit the Glens in America were covering themselves with glory. GCH Finnabair Song O’My  Heart was turning in three Group 4 placings and GCH Coleraine Mandalay Royalty added another Gp4 to her tally. Pride of place though has to be 6 month old Briarhill Flaithes Eirann who went Best Puppy in Show at Woodstock Dog Club. What a debut! Congratulations everybody

Are you ready?

In case you haven’t noticed the the EFG Companion Show (in aid of Hearing Dogs for the Deaf) is on July 14th which is tomorrow at

HEDGE GREEN COTTAGE

BLACKJACK RD.

SWINESHEAD BOSTON LINCS  and the postcode for Satnav is PE20 3HH 

The grass is cut, the tents are up, the loos are ready

The Metoffice predicts cloudy with sunny intervals and a light shower day.

 

Entries are being taken from 10.30am.

Car parking and admission are free.

Fingers crossed for the weather please and hope to see you there.

CRD3 Testing

All Glen of Imaal Terriers that are to be bred from should certainly be DNA tested for CRD3 which is why there will be a blood taking session (for Bochum)at the EFG weekend-let Jean know if your Glen will require it-but we appreciate some people will find it easier to attend an Optigen clinic. Received from Becky “We will be having our summer discount promotion in August. We will post the information as soon as the dates have been set. Becky"

You have asked & we will provide!

A request has come in for “something extra” on July 15th, the day of the EFG Glen of Imaal Terrier get together. As there will be CC awarding breed specialists attending on the day would it be possible for there to be a session on understanding the Glen? Of course there can be, what would you like? Personal one to one sessions, small group sessions or just a larger questions and answers? Just let Jean jean@e-f-g.co.uk know.

Food, glorious food.

The night of July 13th (Friday) will be a fish & chip supper and July 14th (Saturday) will be a Chinese so can everybody attending please let Jean jean@e-f-g.co.uk know so she can warn the chippy etc. about possible numbers. Some have indicated they will be arriving late Friday but chips can  be got for you if you want, let Jean know.

Just so the dogs aren’t left out –

Wagg dog food have already sent product for the EFG Companion Show (in aid of Hearing Dogs for the Deaf)

Now we say “thank-you” to Fish4dogs for their contribution to the cause and Royal Canin have sent a £5 food voucher for each class winner and some food for some special classes.

Our thanks again to them for support.

Everything is very welcome!

Microchipping.

Of course your dog must be micro-chipped before haviing its eyes tested (a few appointments still available for the 14th at the EFG Companion Show) but the on-site service is available to anybody including the new smaller sized chips for toy breeds – not just Glen of Imaal Terriers and eye testers – but please let Jean Rogers 01205 820791 know if you need chips.

Should they be used?

Everybody in Glen of Imaal Terriers should be aware that they have PRA and that a DNA test has been developed but what to do with the results? What do you do if your beloved animal is found to be a carrier, should it be removed from the gene pool totally or, if good enough, bred from? It can be a difficult decision that might need some thought and advice from others.

Bath critique

Glen of Imaal Terrier

Puppy Dog:1. George & Sullivan’s Romainville Billy Wizz, mature heavyweight wheaten pup. Good Head ears and expression. Well muscled but a little sloppy in hind movement as yet. Best Puppy

Post Graduate Dog:1. Holmes’ Bailielands BB Ben, blue dog with strong head, harsh coat, well muscled in good hard condition, lovely topline and tailset. Moved with drive and showed well. Would prefer a darker eye nevertheless Res CC.

Limit Dog:1. Welch’s Romainville Brannigan at Brockland, heavyweight wheaten dog. Good head but mouth level. Good harsh coat.

Open Dog:1. Garner’s Johnny Be Good at Romainville, smart heavyweight wheaten dog. Good head, powerful throughout. Harsh well presented coat. Moved with drive. BOB, CC. 2. Smith’s Romainville Bodhran heavyweight blue dog. Good head mouth could be better. Would benefit from more muscling over his loin to improve his topline. Moved and showed well.

Puppy Bitch:1. George’s Romainville Jean Genie, blue bitch with good head, dark eye and pigmentation. Moved with drive, showed well.

Post Graduate Bitch: 1. George & Sullivan’s Romainville Inki, blue quality bitch well balanced, good harsh coat. Moved and showed well. Res Best Bitch

Limit Bitch:1. Withers’ Romainville Aoife at Pajantick, wheaten bitch, neat head, good dark eye. Good spring of rib. Moved with reach and drive. Best Bitch. 2. George & Sullivan’s Romainville Lily quality feminine bitch. Sound throughout, just not as powerful in hind action as winner. 3. Sealey’s Grizzlemarsh Cassie, powerful yet feminine bitch. Well made and muscled but did not move with drive or reach.

Eileen S Foy  (Judge)