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, 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

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.


And into September…

Already three-quarters of the year but Glen of Imaal Terrier people are still out and about. Two Best of Breed results from Finland with Mudmax Ballinabrocky and Gleann Ungus MacGuire. A Junior European Winner from Geneva in Gleann Aine of Antrim and BOB to Abberann Bearnard. Finally from the UK a Best of Breed for Bregorrey Madam Defiance.

Well done all!!