Now the big 3 are over….

Westminster, Crufts and St Patrick’s Day (congratulations to the Whites doing the double again but with Ennya and Karl this time) it’s time to start practising after the winter lay off. North Lincs Dog Club, Birmingham Gundog & Terrier, Lancashire Sporting Terrier and Manchester all have Glen of Imaal Terrier classes so why not try an Open Show or two?

For Glen of Imaal Terrier people and anyone interested

As a breed Glen of Imaal Terrier people have always kept in touch with each other. The following from Malinka Lingmont means the co-operation will continue for many years!

Zooeasy database is on line!

The Dutch Association of Irish Glen of Imaal Terriers hands over to the Glenworld the result of many years of hard work.

A pedigree database that goes back for many generations and accessible to all of us.

Data that is used are most reliable, coming from Kennel Clubs in Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands and the Breed Supplements of the English Kennel Club.

It is the Dutch Association’s property, not of an individual, which guarantees continuation. Being hosted by the Zooeasy company, absolute privacy is guaranteed.

Please visit our website and read more about it.

Discover Dogs

image0-001The original intention was to insert “Glen of Imaal Terrier people” in the gap after Thank You but then it was decided against because you never know how sniffy the Kennel Club could be with their own “stuff”-so we’ll leave it as the thought was there.

Discover Dogs has come on in leaps and bounds since its original inception and the £35 a day cash plus money for food and car park passes etc appears to make it look like an easy day out but take it from somebody who used to do it regularly, it isn’t. It had been intended to do a roll call of the Glen stars helping to spread the gospel but only Thursday has checked in so they, Murphy, Sonny, Nell and Ben, get the thanks on behalf of all them. Nice job done!

Shows are closing!

Today is the last chance to enter National Terrier. Judy Averis is the judge of Glen of Imaal Terriers and the show is on April 6th. WELKS snail mail closes tomorrow with Glen of Imaal Terriers being judged on April 28th by Stephen Holmes and Birmingham National, judge Roger Thomas and with Glens on 9th May, also has postal entries closing tomorrow

Crufts-All over for another year!

Hopefully all Glen of Imaal Terrier people will be home from Crufts now, if they intended to go straight home of course. Many overseas fanciers came for the day and then were going onto other things. Finland, Sweden, America, Netherlands, and obviously Ireland, were all represented ringside and there was much talk of the theatre-Billy Elliot-dinners and trips.

The EFG “bring and share” goes from strength to strength. It’s done for everybody, and anybody, with any interest in the Glen. All are very, very welcome and this year a good 95% joined in.The stars of the table(s) were the bread pudding and the magnificent cake done by Nicki Montford. A plate was sent up to Discover Dogs, ten out of ten for the people who volunteer on Terrier Day, and we even fed two judges and their stewards. Rings one and two were obviously running over so the stewards were asked if they “would like a plate lunch?” Such a request does get a strange look but after it had been explained we weren’t exhibiting in either breed and just wondered if……..the answer was a resounding yes please. Particularly in one of the rings as the steward there was well aware of Glen hospitality and, as the judge ran even later, came for a second plate.

Okay, let’s do it then, the moan. Why, oh why, do the Kennel Club insist on scheduling smaller number breeds behind bigger ones? Why don’t they just let the lesser entries be done first and then the bigger breeds can be done at the speed (or not) of the judge and if they take all day so be it. Glens have served their apprenticeship at the late, later, latest slot so, as a whole, are pretty patient. We’d be totally shocked if in first to be honest but to have to push your way through the people already in the queue to go home….as you go to the ring. It’s just not on and then the stewards are pressurised by the senior stewards to “get a move on” for the Group will be calling soon. People have paid their money, they have waited all day and they deserve better!!

As Glens were so rushed in the ring quite a few people missed seeing things. There were many cameras there so if you have photographs from the Glen judging, and have uploaded them somewhere, would you care to share with us all. This is David Seall’s record of the day, an awesome bit of multi-tagging

2013 Crufts Glen of Imaal Terrier results

The Glens finally got in at the NEC yesterday and it was equal honours for Nick and Simon , under judge Nick Hammond, as both left the ring three times carrying a red card! Best of Breed went to the (now) Veteran Multi Ch Abberann Conan with his equally Veteran sister Ch/Ir Ch Abberann Ennya taking the Bitch ticket. Reserve Dog was also a veteran with Ch/Bel Ch Brockland Brayhead Lad but Reserve Bitch went to a 14 month old in Bregorrey Lady Belleisle. Congratulations!

Full results can be found here and obviously there will be more on the blog on Monday. As requested by many the first place winners are below

As the show bag is packed…

It won’t only be Glen of Imaal Terrier people who are packing showbags today. All the hound and terrier folk will certainly be ticking off lists and there will be many journeying to Birmingham to stay over for a few days. We all remember leads and passes and such but make sure the cage cards  (for your bench number) aren’t forgotten.

The weather forecast is for wet, windy and in some places foggy, conditions. If you are an early bird traveller, or intending to come in late at night, take note of the following:-

M42 Junction 3a (M40 / M42 Interchange)The link road from the M40 northbound carriageway to the M42 northbound carriageway of the M42 at junction 3a will be closed overnight from 8.30pm to 5.15am from Monday 4 March 2013 to Monday 18 March 2013 for carriageway resurfacing and associated works. A diversion route will be clearly signposted.

M40 Junction 15 (Warwick) to Junction 16 (Henley-in-Arden) The northbound carriageway will be closed overnight from 8.30pm to 5.15am from Friday 8 March 2013 to Monday 18 March 2013 for carriageway resurfacing and associated works. A diversion route will be clearly signposted.

M42 Junction 7a (M42 / M6 Interchange)The link road from the M42 northbound carriageway to the M6 southbound carriageway will be closed overnight from 8.00pm to 5.00am from Monday 4 March 2013 to Saturday 16 March 2013 for electrical repairs. A diversion route will be clearly signposted.

M42 Junction 6 (N.E.C. / Birmingham Airport) The northbound entry slip road will be closed overnight from 9.00pm to 5.00am from Monday 4 March 2013 to Tuesday 5 March 2013 for carriageway resurfacing and associated works. A diversion route will be clearly signposted.

M42 Junction 5 (Solihull) The southbound exit slip road will be closed overnight from 8.00pm to 6.00am from Wednesday 6 March 2013 to Thursday 7 March 2013 for sign / signal repairs. A diversion route will be clearly signposted.

M6 Junction 6 (Gravelly Hill Interchange) to Junction 7 (Great Barr) The northbound carriageway will be closed overnight from 10.00pm to 8.00am from Friday 8 March 2013 to Saturday 9 March 2013 and again from 10.00pm to 10.00am from Saturday 9 March 2013 to Sunday 10 March 2012 for gantry installation works on behalf of Birmingham Box Managed Motorways Phase 3 Scheme. A diversion route will be clearly signposted.

M6 Junction 7 (Great Barr) to Junction 6 (Gravelly Hill Interchange)The southbound carriageway will be closed overnight from 10.00pm to 8.00am from Friday 8 March 2013 to Saturday 9 March 2013 and again from 10.00pm to 10.00am from Saturday 9 March 2013 to Sunday 10 March 2012 for gantry installation works on behalf of Birmingham Box Managed Motorways Phase 3 Scheme. A diversion route will be clearly signposted.

Set the machines and for the day after Crufts!

Even if you aren’t making the journey to the NEC for Crufts you can watch the action and if you are there you can set the various recording machines for the bits you miss with the following:-

More 4 from 7-9 March between 18.30 – 21.00 each evening and on Channel 4 on 10 March between 17.30 – 20.00.

It can be viewed daily on:-

http://www.youtube.com/Crufts

https://www.facebook.com/events/504931609548299/

If anybody knows of any more coverage just let us know and we’ll list it-Eukanuba sometimes does live.

Also there is a programme on March 11th that may be of interest. http://www.channel4.com/programmes/dispatches/episode-guide/series-118/episode-6