Busy, busy weekend!

Glen of Imaal Terrier people are still enthusiastically out and about. In Finland at Porvoo Best of Breed was awarded to Rosears Finavia with BOS to Rosears Humpty Dumpty and at the Helsinki Group Show Rosears Heads or tails was Best of Breed. At the Irish Sporting Glen event an Overall Champion is awarded and this went to Bailielands Leanbh Orga who picked up Best Bitch, Reserve Best In Show and other points along the way from the various classes. Best Dog was Ballyclare Luke






In America Laura and Ch Niamh of Cnoc go from strength to strength in the agility world. The AKC agility titles are earned by qualifying at events and Niamh, after a week of agility, has added three double Qs (qualifying 6 times out of 6).

In the UK Darlington Championship Show saw a very unusual event, a Glen was shortlisted in the adult Terrier Group. The breed was shortlisted in the Puppy group there only last year but can anybody remember when the last adult group was? Breed judge, Jeff Luscott, awarded Best of Breed to Johnny Be Good at Romainville with the words “what a performance!” and obviously Group Judge Andrew Hunt felt the same way. The Bitch CC at Darlington went to Jeonty MeMe Fern and Best Puppy was Amhard High Flyer.

Huge Congratulations to everybody!!!!!!

Very last minute reminder

This weekend is probably the best chance to do Glen of Imaal Terrier overload in Ireland. On the 14th, at the IKC Showground, is the Championship Show of the Irish Breeds Society and then on the 15th the Irish Glen of Imaal Sporting Club has its show at Donoughmore Hall, Castleruddery, Glen of Imaal, Co Wicklow.

Forgot all about it!

“How come there hasn’t been any mention of Glen of Imaal Terrier numbers this year?”. The only reason why there hasn’t is that other things are always coming up. So let’s catch up, albeit a bit late.

The Kennel Club Breed Record Supplement lists 18 Glen of Imaal Terriers being registered under their jurisdiction up to June 2013. Remember though that the BRS always runs behind and some breeders don’t register their litters until later.

Care to join us?

It’s Darlington Championship Show this coming weekend and Terrier day is the Friday. Glen of Imaal Terriers are in first, and the forecast is decent, so the EFG would like to invite anybody and everybody to a bring and share lunch. Glen people use their benches so why not join us there and have a pork pie or a piece of cake or a sandwich or anything else that anybody may bring?

Entries closing….

South Wales Kennel Association, terrier day Sunday 13th October,Glen of Imaal Terrier judge Jean Rogers, closes online today and they have said they WILL NOT be extending entries. Midland Counties closes snail mail today. Jamie Sage is the Glen judge there and terrier day is Friday 25th.

Oh yes and as the 2014 Judges List got a comment regarding breed judges (Hurrah!!) the poster will surely be pleased to see two breed people down to judge in one post!

New Kennel Club website

From the Kennel Club:


The Kennel Club, the UK’s largest organisation dedicated to the health and welfare of dogs, has launched its new website at http://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/, with a fresh new design and improved navigation.

The Kennel Club has launched its new website to create a more user-friendly experience that will seamlessly deliver information about a range of subjects including dog activities, health and welfare, breeding, buying, training and enjoying life with dogs. The site reflects the Kennel Club key objective to work for the ‘general improvement of dogs’.

The new design delivers a more streamlined navigation process that allows faster access to essential information and an improved layout that is easy to read and understand. The navigation has been designed so that puppy buyers and dog specialists can find the information that they need, written in a style and in the detail relevant to them.

The new website offers enhanced engagement with readers by integrating the Kennel Club’s Facebook and Twitter feeds into it, allowing greater sharing of information and opinions. There is also a brand new section dedicated to vets and researchers, providing easy access to relevant information.

Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Secretary said: “With a wealth of information and expertise to share, we have revised our site so that it delivers an improved experience, streamlining the information so that people can find what they need more easily and opt for how much detail they wish to go into on any subject.

“The Kennel Club website has been tailored to meet the different needs of its various types of visitor – from dog owners and prospective puppy buyers to dog professionals such as breeders, dog trainers, vets and those involved in dog activities.

“We have been consulting with our customers during testing and have received extremely positive feedback. We want to hear more people’s views so that we can ensure that the site continues to evolve based on the feedback that we receive.”

Some of the additional benefits of the new website include:
•Find the latest news and upcoming events on the homepage, as well as links to our other services.
•A new page layout and design to make the website visually clearer.
•A Google search tool making all content easily accessible.
•Ability for users to share pages that interest them with others across Facebook and Twitter.
•Full integration of the popular online services section of the old website, which contains the Kennel Club Breed Information Centre amongst other things, making it quicker and easier to locate throughout the site.
•Integration with the recently launched MyKC service for breeders and puppy owners, so users can go between their own account, which holds information about their dog, and the Kennel Club website with ease.
•Handy shortcuts links in each section to allow users to access relevant online services quickly.
•A news section for users to find out what is going on in the world of dogs, as well as a separate Media Centre for members of the press.

You can visit the new Kennel Club website at http://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/

2014 Judges

The following judges have been approved by the Kennel Club to judge Glen of Imaal Terriers in 2014

06/03/2014 Crufts Mr Melvyn Hardy

05/04/2014 National Terrier Club Mrs F I Kaye

08/05/2014 Birmingham Dog Show Society Ltd Miss M Bailey

16/05/2014 Scottish Kennel Club Mr J Horswell

23/05/2014 Bath Canine Society Mr T H Johnston MPhil

15/08/2014 Welsh Kennel Club Mrs Valerie Harley

12/09/2014 Darlington Dog Show Society Ltd Mr H Gay

10/10/2014 South Wales Kennel Association Mrs K A George

06/12/2014 Glen Of Imaal Terrier Association Mr Donald Harley

Crufts schedule available.

The Crufts Schedule is now available for download. Just be warned that even though it’s a pdf. it’s a biggie (137 pages with many coloured pages) if you don’t have superfast broadband.

Glen of Imaal Terriers are on 7th March and the judge for the day will be Mel Hardy. It’ll be an early start to the day as the breed is first in Ring 2.