Darlington Championship Show Results

At Darlington Championship Show judge Paul Wilkinson gave Best of Breed in Glen of Imaal Terriers to Johnny Be Good at Romainville with Best Opposite Sex being awarded to Rovainville Kyla  (daughter of BOB).

The Reserve dog CC went to Romainville Billy Whiz with the reserve bitch CC & best puppy awarded to  Bregorrey Madam Defiance.     

Stop Press: Madam Defiance shortlisted to the last 6 in the Puppy Group. The first Glen for that to happen to in quite a long while!           .

Colour prejudice?

The latest in the “interesting” questions thread:

Following, with interest, the discussion regarding differing Glen of Imaal Terrier breed standards something sprang to mind. What about the colour clause? Why are some colours acknowledged and some not? The “and tan” colour is seen in many countries and so is the liver so why isn’t it there in the standard? If working ability is all, and those are the colours of dogs with good instincts, are they worked rather than shown?

UK Dog exhibitors please

The Officers & Committee of The National Dog Show have always strived to keep exhibitors at the top of the agenda when planning and managing their annual championship show. We are conscious that priorities often change, especially given the current economic climate and the additional ‘challenges’ we now also face in the world of pedigree dogs. With that in mind we have decided to engage with our exhibitors and we seek your honest opinions and feedback. This link will take you to a simple online survey which will take no more than 2 minutes to complete.Your opinion really does matter so we thank you in anticipation of your support.

A statement from Nederlandse Vereniging voor de Irish Glen of Imaal Terrier:

The annual anniversary meeting of the Association of Judges has recently been held in the Netherlands and this year the invitation went to the Irish Native Breeds. Each breed club was invited to send two representatives. As there are two Glen of Imaal Terrier Clubs in the Netherlands we were asked to bring one representative each. No acceptance of the invitation was received from Irish Glen of Imaal Terriër Club Nederland so we were asked to take both specimens.

On the day of the presentation we duly attended with the requested two and discovered that Irish Glen of Imaal Terriër Club Nederland were in attendance with extra Glens. Unfortunately these Glens were of very strong temperament and all present were aware of their views of the other animals in the room. When it was the turn of the Terriers the small ring was very crowded as the invited eight (2 x 4 Irish breeds) were joined by the two extra. These extra two continued to express their opinion on the other Glens present to such a degree that the Chairman of the event had to instruct them to move away and give more space.

Almost every judge in the Netherlands was present and there, for them to see, were Glen of Imaal Terriers behaving just as the Breed Specific Instructions had indicated; aggressive to other dogs. The BSI will be evaluated in a year or so and the judges present at the anniversary meeting will decide who is on it and what for. The events of the day may very well influence them as far as the Glen is concerned

Nederlandse Vereniging voor de Irish Glen of Imaal Terrier