…but where from?

Over the past few weeks many in the Glen of Imaal Terrier world have been horrified at the extensive online advertising of a Glen crossbred litter. There have been many questions about it but one of the main ones has been “but where has the Glen come from?”

It’s an easy question to answer. The breed has grown far more than anybody really comprehends. In the UK and Ireland there is quite a Glen community not really known to the larger pedigree orientated world. It’s rather amusing, when reading one “selling” site, to see Glens described as very rare when there are more than a page of adverts all offering the breed. Admittedly when looking at the photographs it appears that some may be Glens only in the seller’s imagination but it won’t matter to the bulk of any perspective buyers…they’ll have a Glen.

Just an as example Glen Services have been involved with three Glen rehomes in the past month. Two of the three were shipped over from Ireland in a supposed “save the pound dogs” rescue. Truly remarkable that, if they were pound dogs, there was somebody connected to the organisation that could identify the breed and before you ask it….yes they were Glens. Services, when notified by a concerned person, offered any assistance but was told there was no need and they would be easily sold-apologies for using that word as sold is never mentioned by the organisation that had them-and they since have been. Are you thinking non-spayed bitches? Buy a lottery ticket at the next draw as your psychic ability is obviously working overtime.

The thing though is, was the Glen crossbreed litter genuine? There were remarkably similar photographs used on different adverts for different “breeds” and the header had a “d” in the title; it was genuinely not realised by more than one person that “doodles” is something put into many internet search engines now. Putting the name of a recognised breed into crossbred mutts isn’t new but the idea, in the UK at least, of including a Glen is. This though has been around for quite a while in America

And still we keep showing!

Late October but Glen of Imaal Terrier folk are still out and about. At the two weekend shows at the Delaware Ohio Kennel Club GCH Daulton’s Emerald Green was BOB on both days. In Finland Lahti Gleann Una Noonan was BOB with Rosears Humpty Dumpty BOS. Midland Counties saw Brockland Brayhead Lad get the nod for BOB with Romainville Jean Genie BOS.

Not the usual photo but an action shot of the Best Puppy (Romainville Call Me Ace) at Midland Counties.


and following on from….

The 26th September “Cat Amongst The Pigeons” certainly caused interest but some said it was a bit “assuming” that everybody reading was up at a certain understanding and, if new to Glen of Imaal Terriers, or dogs in general you wouldn’t really know what it was on about. Of course we appreciate everybody has to start somewhere so this is a good beginning.

2014 Glen of Imaal Terrier calendar

GITCApage1The Glen of Imaal Terrier Club of America celebrates health for its 2014 calendar and for the cover shot they dug through the archives back to the 1999 Specialty. A year the EFG was there on a “Factfinder” so do you recognise anybody?

All the dogs featured on the inside of the calendar are Glens whose owners have followed the recommended health testing protocols for the breed and there are some lovely photographs.

If you fancy it for 2014-or as a present for somebody-it’s easy to obtain.

In case you haven’t noticed…..

The Glen of Imaal Terrier Enthusiasts & Fanciers Club has a new website. It’s obviously a work in progress with things to be added once ratification happens at the AGM. Do note that the full criteria for the judges list is on there along with a downloadable application form (which can be sent electronically) so there is no excuse if you want/think you should be included!

This is the first site the EFG have had that is optimised for mobile viewing etc. (initial feedback gives it high satisfaction ratings) but we need to know if it doesn’t work for your operating system.