Monthly Archives: August 2013

Fancy a piece of unique Glendom?

Some very talented American Glen of Imaal Terrier ladies have been sewing and produced this

1236230_10151827615414839_1394503474_n DSC_1368The quilt is being raffled in aid of funds for the Glen of Imaal Terrier Club of America and the draw will take place at the Dinner held during Montgomery weekend. Non Americans are more than welcome to join in-6 tickets for $10-via Paypal’s send money system. All tickets will be printed with the purchaser’s name and address and added to the ones mailed in. Further details can be had from Laura Trainor .


Posted by on August 30, 2013 in General Glen Things


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Next Optigen 20/20 clinic

Optigen are offering 30% discount off DNA tests at Val Tiller’s next Optigen 20/20 Clinic on Tuesday 17th September, in Epsom, Surrey.

Glen of Imaal Terriers are invited to be DNA tested for crd3-PRA. Clients may attend the clinic, or be Postal Participants.

Contact Val Tiller direct for further details and to book places:

E-mail:   Tel: 01372 273597



Posted by on August 29, 2013 in General dog things, General Glen Things


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let’s hear it for Ollie!!!

Monique sent this a couple of month’s ago “if there was an opening” it was busy over the summer so it was still in the file.

Rainbow Springs Oliver Twist SE RN NW1  RATN has been enjoying the new sport of Barn Hunt over the last few weeks.  He’s traveled to trials in North Carolina and New Jersey in addition to staying in his home state of Connecticut.  After failing at his first few attempts in the novice class by either eliminating on a hay bale (what’s a boy to do?) or choosing tubes with dirty litter instead of a live rat, he finally succeeded by qualifying at 3 trials in a row.  Oliver ran through tunnels formed by hay bales,  climbed at least one bale high, and finally indicated the tube with the live rat. By earning a Novice Barn Hunt title (RATN) at the mature age of 13 ½ years old, Oliver is the oldest Glen of Imaal Terrier to ever title in an AKC recognized sport.  We are immensely proud of our working dog!  For more information on this new fun event, go to

Then over the weekend this happened! Oliver became Rainbow Springs Oliver Twist  SE  RN  NW1  RATI  RATO

The Open class differs from the Novice class in that the dog must locate 2 hidden live rat tubes instead of 1 (plus, there are 2 dirty litter tubes hidden without rats to trick the dogs), the tunnel of hay bales is longer with a turn, and one section of bales is 3 levels tall so the rats can be hidden higher up (and one must be).  2 ½ minutes is the time limit to find 2 rats, climb bales, and tunnel. 3 qualifying legs are required to earn a RATO title.

He has  now moved into the Senior class; appropriate considering his age.  4 live rat tubes are hidden (plus 3 with dirty litter sans rat) in the more complex course, the tunnel has at least 2 turns, and 2 sections of bales are at least 3 levels tall.  The time limit increases to 3 ½ minutes, but it is a fast paced event with rat tubes being located and handed out of the ring constantly so the dog can refocus and find more vermin.  A very fun sport, especially for spectators!Oliver-RATN-sm




Posted by on August 28, 2013 in General dog things, General Glen Things


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Congratulations all!

At the Danish Terrier Club Show and the Danish Kennel Club International Show it was double celebrations for Hammersmolles Idun taking Glen of Imaal Terrier BOB both days. In Finland the Terrier Club Specialty had Gleann Ode get the nod for BOB with Abberann Fagan Best Opposite. The All Terrier Association (Ireland) had Abberann Karl in the BOB spot with Poachersmoon Sissy McGinty (love the affix) taking her first Green Star. Karl also took BOB at Clonmel and Limerick so a nice threesome!


Posted by on August 27, 2013 in Dog Shows, General Glen Things


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A reminder for…..

…..the 15th September. That’s the date of the Irish Sporting Glen of Imaal Terrier Club at Donoughmore Hall, Castleruddery, Glen of Imaal, Co Wicklow and everybody is very, very welcome!

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Posted by on August 23, 2013 in Dog Shows, General Glen Things


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Sometimes imagination is caught..

Occasionally things strike a collective chord and there is no doubt that this has

Thanks to the various people who sent it along-it’ll probably ring true with a lot of Glen of Imaal Terrier people.

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Posted by on August 22, 2013 in General dog things, General Glen Things



Belfast postal entries close today

Belfast Championship Dog Show postal entries close today. Terrier day is September 28th and Glen of Imaals are to be judged by Peter Bakewell.

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Posted by on August 21, 2013 in Dog Shows, General Glen Things


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