What do you think?

The Kennel Club, supposed defender of the pedigree dog, is opening a debate on registering crossbreeds. It seems they see it as a boon for owners that want to health check respective parents and it is only cynical folk who see it as an increase to the KC coffers now registrations of pedigrees are falling. Thing is though what health checks would be done and why? The Glen of Imaal Terrier community have asked the KC to only register pups from parents that are DNA (crd3) tested; not a lot of dogs, easy to administer, supported by both breed clubs. The KC have said no. So in Glens, and many other breeds, the people that supposedly matter have asked for positive action on health and are ignored…what is the point again in registering “doodles” etc?

Over Whitsun weekend..

….Tipperary American Girl became a New Champion and as it is number four for breeder Jo Lynn she becomes an AKC Breeder of Merit. Also in the States GCH Liberty’s Darren of Daulton had two Group 4s at back to back to shows in Ohio.  At Iitti Group Show in Finland Rosears Heads or tails was Best of Breed and Rosears AbloomingBud Best Opposite Sex.

Bath Championship Show saw Glen of Imaal Terrier judge Paul Eardley award the BOB and CC to Johnny Be Good at Romainville with Reserve Dog going to Romainville Billy Wizz. Best Bitch went to Bregorrey Madam Defiance and the Reserve to Brockland Belle Bregorrey. Jeonty MeMe Fern took the Best Puppy award. Madam Defiance makes number three from the litter to take a senior award (in the UK) whilst still in Junior; has there been a litter since the famed Ginger’s Fashion/Princess Leia kids to win so well so young?

New stuff already here and on the way

The Glen Services website was recently updated. As always it doesn’t promote any country, kennel or breeder. It just tries to give the full story of the Glen of Imaal Terrier to anybody doing research via the internet. One of its greatest, and best thought of, features are the photographs provided by Glen people worldwide of Glens doing loads of everyday things. The “classic shots” are still there (David Seall’s bluebells, Anne Roslin-Williams’ Berg profile etc.) and the working photographs have a page of their own. For the first time in the update there is a Glen in a Therapy Vest so Mark Brown’s shot of Winston shows yet another talent to the breed’s bow. The front page of the site “lifts a paw” in gratitude for everybody who has sent photographs and those thanks are happily repeated here.

Obviously after the news at the back end of last week, the EFG is now registered, as well as recognised, by the Kennel Club, there will be a new EFG website. That won’t happen for a while yet because there are just a few things that take priority but rest assured it will be fully updated and it will appear on here when it happens!

Less than 2 months!

It’s now less than two months to the EFG Companion Show and Funday( all breeds not just Glen of Imaal Terriers). Saturday July 13th is the date and Swineshead is the venue. There will be BVA/KC eye testing by Peter Bedford and appointments ARE required. Please email Sheila on ceskyterrier@ymail.com and she will be pleased to allocate you a slot.

and the Glen’s walking too!

In June Gavin Robertson, Jilly (Crufts Best in Show winner – CH Soletrader Peek a Boo) and friends will be walking approx 130 miles from the NEC in Birmingham to Great Ormond Street Hospital in London to raise money for both GOSH,DogLost charities and The KC Charitable Trust.
This is being used as a method of promoting healthy, happy dogs whilst showcasing some of our more vulnerable breeds and High Profile breeds so there will be a Glen of Imaal Terrier walking as well on Jilly’s Jolly Jaunt

Woody (Ch Johnny Be Good at Romainville) is taking owner Cresta along with him and the pair of them are looking for sponsorship. It can be done one of three ways. Either via the website for the event  but if making a donation that way please remember to tell them it is for Woody (the Glen) or by signing Cresta’s personal sponsor sheet that will be at Bath. The final way is to email Cresta crestagarner@hotmail.co.uk and make arrangements direct with her. The walk is a great idea and it’s nice that Woody will be there flying the flag for Glens!

and the winners are….

At the World Show in Hungary Best of Breed Glen of Imaal Terrier was Gleann Aine of Antrim whilst from America Laura Trainor shares the news of a good agility weekend. “Kylee finished her Open Jumpers Pref title.  We thought we had finished it earlier but figured out that our 3 Q’s were all under the same judge.  With her 4th Q we fulfill the more than one judge requirement.  She also earned a Q in Excellent Std Pref.  Niamh finished her Open FAST title.” Also on the World Show circuit the Interra and Budapest Shows saw Carrighglen Big Boy take Best of Breed, following on from the 7 titles obtained on the Adriatic Winners cluster the previous week.

In the UK it was the road to Scotland and Scottish Kennel Club. Glens welcomed a new Champion with Jeonty Maybee Daysee getting her third CC and Bregorrey Wannabe Victory by Jeonty started on the trail with his first CC and Best of Breed. Best Puppy was Jeonty MeMe Fern and for the first time in a long while there were actually five Glen puppies at the show. Well done all!!


THE link of the year

Have a look at this link. It went up yesterday, possibly the same time as the letter from the Kennel Club was received, the EFG has been recognised by the Kennel Club for years but now it is that extra thing of REGISTERED! It is quite a name we now have but the KC have certain requirements and one of those is that the name of the breed has to go first. We shall still be the EFG though, no worries about that.

It was tempting to do a “late” announcement yesterday but it had to be first things first now we are proper; notification to the Officers and Committee being the obvious priority before telling the news on here or any social media sites. Now they all know it can be proclaimed from the rooftops. There is an official new kid on the block the Glen of Imaal Terrier Enthusiasts & Fanciers Club.