Serious brains!

Some Glen of Imaal Terrier people were STILL out and about over Christmas.
Louise Lopez writes: Bucky completed 3 of the Nose Work elements successfully and earned a first place ribbon (well under 10 seconds) for his interior search! And his brother, Sullivan, while not quite as fast, completed all 4 elements (interior, exterior, vehicle, container) and earned his Nose Work I title. We took weekly classes for over 2 years and did lots of extra practicing before I trialled them. It’s a great sport for all sorts of dogs who are interested in following their noses. Oliver,Tula and Sullivan have titles now.

Nosework (not really known here by most) is “Inspired by working detection dogs, K9 Nose Work is the fun search and scenting activity for virtually all dogs and people”. The sport doesn’t seem to have a website in the UK but can be found at

What fabulous news for the last update post of 2013! The “Of the Year” Glens will be getting their own post so if anybody would like to let us know if their animal was number one in their respective country….



2 thoughts on “Serious brains!

  1. While Sullivan and Bucky are brothers and definitely have serious brains, I do need to clarify that Bucky is owned and handled by the very adept and dog-wise Mary AInsworth.
    I would encourage anyone interested to check into Nosework. It is a sport, like tracking, where you must learn to read your dog’s behavior, as opposed to teaching them new behaviors such as we do in obedience and agility. The shoe is suddenly on the other foot! I have learned so much and find it completely fascinating.

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