It’s Monday….

…and it’s November 11th. As usual Glen of Imaal Terrier people have been out and about all over the place. From the Baltic Winners to the Danish International Show and from a Nosework Title to a Baby Puppy Group 4 in Ireland we say congratulations to the winners but today something else takes precedence.

We pause for 2 minutes at 11.00am in memory of all the people who fought and who died in all those different places so that we can all do the things we so love to do. In thanks for their sacrifice there can only be one picture on the blog today

Closing today…and the 16th

A reminder that postal entries close today for West Midlands Terrier (7th December) but you have until the 16th to enter online via Fossedata. Glen of Imaal Terriers will be judged by Mike Brown and, in honour and fond memory of previous get-togethers, the invitation is extended to take an odd sausage roll or two!

Health…the next step.

Health has always been a word well adopted by the Glen of Imaal Terrier community and mechanics for the next step are now in place. The Animal Health Trust has agreed store the DNA samples of Glen of Imaal Terriers. DNA can be used to enable researchers, in the future, to identify mutations responsible for inherited diseases and estimate the frequency of disease mutation within the breed.

It can be done either by cheek swab or blood sample so for the future good of the breed do have a read about it. It’s something that ALL Glen people (breeder/show/pet/working) should seriously consider!!

Belated Bournemouth critique

Glen Of Imaal Terriers

I would like to thank the exhibitors for their entries.

P (1) 1 Hardy’s Amard High Flyer, wheaten, good type & well proportioned throughout, well made skull, good earset & carriage, good width & depth of muzzle, correct bite, well boned bowed front, good neck & shoulders, well sprung ribs, & muscled hindquarters, when settled moved out well covering the ground with ease, correct coat texture. Just needs time to settle. BP.

PG (3) 1 Hannington’s Romainville Uptown Girl, blue, lovely balanced skull, good earset, eyes well set, strong muzzle, correct bite & front, muscular neck & good shoulders, well ribbed, slight rise over loin, good tailset, well muscled quarters used to advantage on the move, well presented. BB. 2 Withers Pajantick Star Trooper, wheaten dog, strong balanced skull, good eye & strong muzzle, well boned & bowed front legs, muscular neck, well ribbed & strong loin, good tailset, well defined thighs, good coat texture. Just moving a tad close behind. RBD.

O (3) 1 Welch’s Ch/Int Ch Brockland Brayhead Lad, blue, on reading the catalogue I see I judged this dog many moons ago, I was delighted to judge him again as a mature dog, in fact now a veteran. So well balanced with a lovely outline both standing & on the move, well balanced head, good earset & carriage, well set eye, strong muzzle & correct bite, true front, good run-in & layback, slight rise over the loin, good tailset & powerful hindquarters which he used to full advantage on the move, in lovely bloom. BOB. 2 Cockayne’s Bregorrey Lady Belleisle, bl/br, feminine bitch, well made head, good earset, & muzzle & bite, correct front, muscular neck & good shoulder, well sprung ribs, good tailset & well made hindquarters, moved out well. Not in her best jacket & preferred the overall outline of 1. RBB. 3 Welch’s Romainville Brannigan at Brockland.

NEIL STRAW (Judge)

 

Out and about over the weekend

Nice to get Glen of Imaal Terrier wins from a “new” place. In Tennessee at the Oak Ridge Kennel Club GCH Kilkenny’s Sullivan of Castlerock was BOB and Group 4. A Group 4 was also taken at Framingham District Kennel Club by Ch Liberty’s Padraig who also took a BOB at Souhegan Kennel Club. In Estonia Rosears Halo was Best of Breed both days at Tartu International. In America more Glens are taking up Barnhunt with Dermot, Kylee and Niamh all earning qualifying scores in Instinct.

Well done everybody!!!

A reminder from the Kennel Club

Exhibitors and show societies are reminded that there is an additional qualification available for breed classes at Crufts 2014 where Challenge Certificates are offered. The additional qualification, which was introduced two years ago, specifies that those dogs which win Best of Breed and Best Puppy in Breed at General and Group Championship shows in non CC classes for breeds normally allocated CCs will qualify. This is on the proviso that there are more than three breed classes scheduled for the breed and that the show falls between 7 January 2013 and 20 January 2014. For Stud Book Band E breeds, there is a requirement that more than five classes are scheduled.