A new International Champion (amongst other things)

Glen of Imaal Terriers welcomes an new International Champion in Abberann Bearnard (litter brother to Karl who obtained his last week) with his BOB at Hamina International Show with BOS going to Rosears-Forget-Me-Not. At Helsinki Gleann Rabarber Drom was BOb with Rosears Heads or tails Best Opposite. Over in America the multi-talented Niamh added 2 Open FAST legs, 2 Excellent  Jumpers legs all of which which completed her AJP title and 1 Excellent Standard leg. Way to go people!!!

Birmingham National Results

Glen of Imaal Terriers were judged at Birmingham National 2013 by Roger Thomas. He awarded Best Of Breed to Ch Johnny Be Good at Romainville with the Bitch Ticket going to Ch Donvaleset Brier. The two Reserves were Int Ch Brockland Brayhead lad and Donvaleset Domino (a nice double for Don & Val Harley after their “interesting” few months). Best Puppy went to Jeonty MeMe Fern. Well done all.

From the Kennel Club and goodbye to Ellis

Question Times 2013 – The Kennel Club is holding the following Question Time in Lincoln, Wednesday 22nd May

Best Western plus Bentley Hotel & Spa
Newark Road
South Hykeham

6.30pm for 7pm start. These events are open to all an admission is free but tickets need to be booked in advance. Please contact kelly.prosser@thekennelclub.org.uk if you wish to book a ticket for the event. Air your views and question senior representatives of the Kennel Club on any issues affecting dogs and dog owners.


The death was announced yesterday of Ellis Hulme. A courtesy gentleman who was always polite, well mannered and judged with grace. Something some of the current, rather surly, bunch of judges could well emulate.

WELKS & Birmingham G&T critiques.

WELKS (Glen of Imaal Terrier)


Puppy dog< Romainville  Rock on ,George and Sullivan, Strong blue dog,well muscled.good strong head with a good stop,good ear set,bite level. good front,good topline and good strong shoulders, moved ok best puppy.

Junior dog< Pajantick Star Trooper,Mrs J.Withers. good wheaten yearling good strong head with a fair stop fair ear set,good bite.good  strong front. good topline on the move and moved very well, well muscled and boned,good coat. It will be interesting to see how this dog matures. Best Junior RBD.

2)Rogame Alfie, George and Sullivan. Nice wheaten yearling nice head,good ear set .stop fair good bite,good coat and top line fair muscled,move fair.

Open Dog< Romainville Billy Whizz, George and Sullivan Excellent dog,large, he has matured well ,strong,broad head with a good stop and bite,good ear set good strong front.good topline on the move, good coat and moved well. BD,BOB


PGD< Romainville Jean Jeanie a nice brindle bitch good head with good stop,good ear set and bite,good front and top line,nice coat ,moved fair just out of season.

2)Romainville Brigid of Pines, Betts and Sharpe a nice brindle bitch good,head and ear set,stop fair good front and a good harsh coat, well muscled and moved well. this bitch just would not stand and show itself which was a great shame as it may well have got best bitch.

It was nice to see some good strong dogs out on display with good heads and decent type it will be interesting to see how the junior dogs mature in the next 2 years. On muscle 3 of these stood out and it told in the result it was close in both dog and bitch for best of sex. Thank you to my stewards who were excellent and the exhibitors.

S.G.Holmes (Judge)


Thanks to everyone who supported me in my first B list appointment.

Junior 2 (1A)

1st Rogers Jeonty Meme Fern    very eyecatching 7 month old wheaten bitch.  Beautiful coat and condition, delightful expression.  Nice profile and good bone. Great on the move & handled well.  Looking forward to seeing her as she grows.  Definately one to watch for the future. Best Puppy

Post Graduate. 1st  Ashcrofts Romainville Moira  very pretty wheaten bitch.  Pleasing head and good overall shape, nice eye, correct mouth.  Moved well.

Open 3 (1A) 1st Whitehouse & Mcbrine’s Romainville Kyla at Knockcarrig.  Wheaten bitch. Lovely feminine expression, correct mouth, pleasing eye. Good profile, bone and moved very well.  BOB

2nd Ashcroft’s Romainville Typhoon Brindle dog.  Nice type, correct mouth, well muscled and in good coat.  Bit unsettled in the ring, (think he was a bit confused to see me in the middle of it!) RBOB.

Nicki Montford (Judge)


Good few days!

Glen of Imaal Terriers have been showing how rounded they still are as a breed.

From Mark Brown: Finnabair Winston O’Reilly RN, BN,CD, THD, TD, ETD and his handler Kelli became the first Glen team to earn a barnhunt title as well as earning a first place ribbon today in North Carolina.  Another Glen, Rainbow Springs Oliver Twist also earned a leg working with Monique Anthony.  For those not familiar with barn hunt, in the novice trial, the dog and handler must work in a simulated barn with stacked hay bales and hay bale tunnels and find hidden rats secured in a pvc tube.  There are 3 tubes but only one holds the rat.  The dog must indicate the correct tube which is then called by the handler.  The dog must also jump up on the hay bales and run a specified tunnel made of hay bales.  The dog has 2 minutes to indicate the tube and complete the exercises.  3 successful legs are required for a title. Any dog can play.  It’s Disney World for dogs. Oliver created some excitement when he disassembled the tube and the rat fell out (the rat is ok)!  For more information see barnhunt.com.

Also in America Monroe, Kylee and Daisy all qualified Intro to Quarry in Earthdog with Disy taking her first JE leg. In Finland Tampere International Show had Gleann Ungus MacGuire taking BOB and Gleann Ode Best Opposite whilst over in Ireland Ch Abberann karl was BOB and bailielands Leanbh Orga was Best Bitch. Congratulations to one and all!!