As the season draws to a close.

Championship Shows are ending for the year so why not show your Glen of Imaal Terrier at an Open Show? The Sporting Terrier Association of Yorkshire has a show in November with Stephen Ashcroft judging and West Midlands Terrier sees Mike Brown doing their December Show. If anybody wants to publish their Open Show (without or with breed judges as the above two gents are) just let us know

And the final total was…..

The last monies and the final counting has happened and Jilly’s Jolly Jaunt raised an incredible £49,000!! It will be split to Great Ormond Street Hospital £29,400, Doglost £17,150 and Kennel Club KC Charitable Trust £2,450. Well done to all and everybody who contributed and remember the Glen of Imaal Terrier community helped as well via Cresta and Woody so great walking indeed.

From the Kennel Club

The Kennel Club is currently arranging our National Education Month 2013, and would appreciate it if you could help us spread the word.

The seminars, for those wishing to further their knowledge in the world of dogs, will take place in November at various locations throughout the country. We would be most grateful if you could share these dates with your society members.

So as it’s Monday….

…what have Glen of Imaal Terriers been doing?

Belatedly from last weekend the two Irish International Shows. On Saturday Green Star Dog was Abberran Karl with Green Star Bitch and Best of Breed to PoachersMoon Sissy McGinty. Sunday was a repeat of the Dog GS but BOB (and Bitch GS) was Abberan Enya. This weekend had Laiquendi’s Jillian Griffith James Best of Breed at Dortmund and so becoming a European Champion. At South Wales Kennel Association Best of Breed was awarded to Bregorrey Madam Defiance with Romainville Typhoon taking the Dog Challenge Certificate and Best Puppy Romainville Rock On Ruby.

Monique Anthony writes news of the fabulous (nearly 14 years old) Oliver:- Oliver had fun today at a Barn Hunt trial in Portland, CT. He was in the Senior class and had 3½ minutes to locate 4 tubes containing live rats hiddenin hay bales. With bales piled 3 levels high, 3 dirty litter tubes (without rats) to trick up the dogs, and many hiding locations, it was a very challenging course. He had already qualified twice in this class at trials a month ago. He ran round finding rat after rat after rat and qualified for the 3rd time earning his Senior Barn Hunt Title. There is a possibility he is only the 2nd dog in the country to earn the RATS title but that hasn’t been confirmed yet.

Congratulations to everybody!

Are you near NG16 6BT?

On October 19th Glen Services (Supported by the EFG) will be holding a FREE micro-chipping clinic at the Co-Op Car Park, Nottingham Road, Selston, NG16 6BT. It will run from 11.00am-1.00pm and no appointments are needed.

This is open to every breed, not just Glen of Imaal Terriers, and Glen Services acknowledges Dogs Trust for their donation of the chips.

Montgomery..THE US Terrier Show

The Glen of Imaal Terrier results at Montgomery were a “Finnabair Affair”. BOB GCH Finnabair Ardmore Ned with his sister GCH Finnabair Song O’ My Heart BOS and Finnabair To Infinity and Beyond Best of Winners and Best Puppy. Best Veteran was awarded to Ch Rainbow Springs Kylee of Cnoc and she, with her daughter GCH Niamh of Cnoc, took Best Brace and then went onto Group 2 in the Brace Group. Congratulations!

Early Christmas present anybody?

Little Island by Katharine Fisher Britton has a Glen of Imaal Terrier in it! When Katharine realised her Glen, Maggie, was failing she wanted to honour the memory of everything she had given her in the 14 years they had been together so Maggie became Sophie. An excellent Christmas present for any Glen lover