Sharing an email

“Do you still want things for the blog? If so, how about this? The Glen of Imaal Terrier has always had different types whatever anybody wants to claim. As far as I’m concerned it’s always been one of the big things for the breed because people have always been able to find what they want but now its becoming ridiculous. Wouldn’t dare comment on what is right and what is wrong but we all have our own ideas! Thing is though what is causing the mix up that now appears in the ring? Somebody has to ask if the pushing of the genetic diversity idea just doesn’t work with a breed like Glens that have such a mix behind them anyway?”

Don’t you just love emails like that!

and the numbers are….

The first Glen of Imaal Terrier Enthusiasts & Fanciers Club (EFG) Open Show is next Sunday. It’s Easter Sunday so would people come? The answer is yes with an entry of 26 for judge Patsy Hollings. With money (quite a bit), dog food (quite a lot), Easter eggs (a heck of a lot) and even an exhibitor draw everybody should go home with something. So if you want to see Glen of Imaal Terriers in a rather more relaxed setting than a Championship Show do visit the Sports Connexion, Ryton-On-Dunsmore, CV8 3FL Sunday morning. As it’s also Birmingham Gundog & Terrier you can get to see quite a few other breeds as well.

Quiet weekend

Not much to share this week but still many congratulations because at  K.V. Brabo at Antwerp in Belgium NL/LUX/VDH/Int CH Laiquendi’s Jillian Griffith James was Best of Breed Glen of Imaal Terrier so became a Belgian Champion and can now be considered a Multi Champion & at Tallinn Winners Gleann Ungus MacGuire was BOB

Please have a think

A dog warden in the Salisbury area is reporting that a Glen of Imaal Terrier was found last Monday. It’s an entire blue brindle male (with no microchip) and around 13inches tall. It’s been suggested they look for a tattoo and an offer has been made to go and check if it is a Glen. In the mean time do you know anybody with a Glen in that area or maybe on holiday?

Busy few days

The show season seems to be certainly starting for Glen of Imaal Terriers. In Finland Rosears Fuzzbuster was Best of Breed at Kajaani whilst in Luxemburg Bregorrey Wannabe Victory By Jeonty took the top award. CH Tipperary American Girl JE took two back to back Best of Breeds at Monroeville and two Group 2s were recorded by GCH Finnabair Ardmore Ned in Florida (why doesn’t the UK have such fabulous names as Greater Orange Park Dog Club?). At the Utrecht Show(Holland) Madra Athos Annowre Aobh an Solais was Best of Breed

It’s the terrier high spot of the year when National Terrier takes place and BOB there was Ch Donvaleset Bier with Ir Ch Abberann Karl taking the dog ticket. The two reserves were, respectively, Romainville Jean Genie and Bregorrey Wannabe Victory By Jeonty. Best Puppy went to Romainville Jazzman.

Well done everybody

Romainville Jean Genie

Ch Donvaleset Brier

Bregorrey Wannabe Victorious By Jeonty

Ir Ch Abberann Karl


Madra Athos Annowre Aobh anSolais



Tail Docking of Dogs and Dew Claw Removal by Lay Persons – Now Illegal

It is an offence for any Lay person to perform any procedure on a dog for cosmetic reasons, with no exception (Tail Docking and Dew Claws removed). Furthermore it is now an offence to show any dog that has had a cosmetic procedure, or any other illegal procedure performed upon them since the 6th March 2014. (This does not apply to dogs docked or dew claws removed before the 6th March2014)
Tail docking and dew claw removal of dogs by Veterinary Practitioners is illegal, except in very limited circumstances, therapeutic reasons (i.e. to treat existing illness or injury where a Veterinary Practitioner’s professional opinion is that there is no other option but to perform the procedure). There is, however, a Ministerial Regulation (4) permitting Veterinary Practitioners to perform these procedures on certain breeds if the individual pup is intended to be a working dog, and provided a list of other criteria are met.
The view of the Kennel Club is that dew claws can still be removed by a lay person