It’s that time of year again.

Late January is dullish, greyish and just a bit boring. Crufts has closed and National Terrier closes late February so the Glen of Imaal Terrier world, except for Westminster on the 10th and 11th February with seven Glens entered, goes a bit into abeyance this time of the year so it’s a good time for the Winter Break. Let’s make it a date for February 17th to hit the EFG blog icon on your favourites list once again.

Before we all airkiss goodbye for a few weeks there are just a few reminders. The EFG AGM is on March 23rd, schedules for the Open Show can be downloaded from here and (hint, hint) have you remembered your EFG 2014 Subs?

Discover Dogs Crufts 2014

Anne Hardy ( sends:-

Discover Dogs is organised as a breed booth, every one is welcome.

All I need to know from volunteers-is what day/days they are available.

What colour and sex and how many dogs are being brought.

We try to organise a morning and an afternoon shift for the dogs sake and work around what all the volunteers are able to do.

Even if you don’t/can’t bring a Glen of Imaal Terrier you help may still be appreciated!

Notification of Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of the Glen of Imaal Terrier Enthusiasts and Fanciers Club will be held at

11.00 am on the 23rd March 2014 at

Mappleborough Village Hall, Studley, B80 7BT.


Items for the agenda and nominations for officers and committee need to be sent to Jean Rogers Acting Secretary four weeks before the AGM.

All items for inclusion on the agenda must be in writing and proposed and seconded by fully paid up members of the club.

All nominations for officers and committee must be in writing signed by the nominee and proposed and seconded  by fully paid up members of the club.


Jean Rogers Acting Secretary

Hedge Green Cottage Blackjack Lane

Swineshead Boston Lincs

PE20 3HH


Top Glens 2013

Not many Top Glen of Imaal Terriers have been announced yet but as it’s already mid January let’s hear applause for the ones that have.

DENMARK: Ch Hammersmolles Idunn owned by Gitte Thornsen

FINLAND: Ch Gleann Ungus MacGuire owned by Tiina Assinen

UK: Ch Johnny Be Good at Romainville owned by Cresta Garner

USA: GCH Liberty’s Darren of Daulton owned by Jody Daulton and Pam Estes

Well done all and when your country announces their “of the Year” do let us know!

Health Seminar Itinerary

HEALTH SEMINAR – For Glen of Imaal Terrier owners on Saturday 1st February, 2014  to be held at – Dick White Referrals, Station Farm, London Road, Six Mile Bottom, Cambridgeshire, CB8 0UH

Contact Anne on 01777 703417 or email to book a place

9.00 Arrival, Registration and Coffee

9.15 Welcome to DWR-Who we are and what DWR specialists do: Dick White

9.30 – 10.15 Soft tissue wound management: Dick White

10.15 – 11.00 Dermatology allergy and alopecia: Rosario Cerundolo

11.00 – 11.30 Coffee and DWR Tour

11.30 – 12.15 Neurology Help! My dog is seizuring: Victor Palus

12.15 – 13.00 Ophthalmology hereditary eye disease: Claudia Busse

13.00 – 13:30 LUNCH

13.30-14.00 Kennel Club Breeding for Health: an introduction to health resources for dog breeders: Aimee M.


14.00 – 14.30 Physiotherapy Hydrotherapy and physiotherapy demonstration: Helen F Jones

14.30 – 15.15 Orthopaedics Lameness and orthopaedic problems: Mark Bush

15.15 – 16.00 Internal Medicine Cancer: Rob Foale

16.00-16.45 Pain Management Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for lameness – What works and

what’s safe: Federico Corletto

16.45 Closing Comments. Your chance to ask questions


“Special Awards” critique

The Glen of Imaal Terrier Association Championship Special Awards Classes  held on Saturday 7th December 2013 I would like to thank the Secretary and Committee for allowing me to judge the “Special Award Classes” at the breed Association’s Championship Show. It was an excellent opportunity to go over quality exhibits.

Special Award Junior Dog or Bitch (2)

1st Hardy’s Amhard High Flyer – 13 ½ month old dog who I am sure will live up to his kennel name. I was immediately impressed with his over all balance and substance. The origins of this breed require it to have great strength to enable it to pull badgers from holes, which requires strong jaws and foreface, along with a strong front and shoulders. This young man filled these requirements. Well balanced throughout. Covered the ground with purpose. 2nd Gorge & Sullivan’s Romainville Fade to Grey – very feminine 7 month old young lady. Muscular neck and strong front  and rear quarters, showing plenty of promise for one so young.

Special Award Post Graduate Dog or Bitch (8,1a)

good strong head with ample width over skull , kindest of eyes . Ample bone and muscle and correct, slightly turned out front legs. Correct hard textured coat with the soft undercoat attributed to this breed. Moved with purpose. S Grizzlemarsh Dorathea. Another bitch with a strong head so characteristic of the breed. Balanced throughout with good topline which was maintained whilst on the move. s Donvalset Liffy at Arkview

Special Award Open Dog or Bitch (5,1(a) )

1st Quinn’s Kirikee Ronan O’Gara  – Mature Dog who filled my eye from the minute he stepped into the ring. Most handsome of heads which at the same time remains strong and masculine as the breed standard requires. Lovely harsh textured coat with required soft undercoat. Excellent front assembly with powerful neck and shoulders and strong back end. Correct topline raised over the loin, which he maintained on the move. 2nd  George & Sullivan’s Romainville Miss Moneypenny – I was amazed to see that this  girl was seven years young! Different type to the winner but shown in excellent condition, with plenty of bone and muscle. Balanced bitch slightly longer in body than her height, which the standard calls for. Well proportioned throughout. 3rd Fraser’s Kirikee Celtic Warrior. 4th Squires Young May Moon

Jenny Lowe