It’s almost July

Next week is July which means it’s under 2 weeks until the Eye Testing and Fun Dog Show at Swineshead. The eye testing is being done by Peter Bedford and appointments are needed-Sheila on will sort that out for you. The Fun Dog Show Day will see all monies going to Glen Health and Hearing Dogs for the Deaf so raffle prizes are needed. Let Jean on know about that. Finally if you are a Glen of Imaal Terrier owner don’t forget that swabs will be available to enable your dog to be included in the DNA archive. Alison on efghealth@gmail is the lady for assistance there.

From the Kennel Club…

….maybe 3 Glen of Imaal Terrier judges from last year might like to take note that a critique IS required if judging under KC rules!

The Kennel Club would like to remind judges at Championship and Open breed club shows that a written critique for the first two placings in each class must be submitted to at least one of the weekly United Kingdom canine journals.

The Kennel Club has been made aware of instances of judges submitting critiques to other outlets, including Facebook pages, assuming this complies with Kennel Club Regulations, and would like to remind all judges of the correct procedure as stated in Kennel Club show regulations, which is as follows:

Regulation F(1)22d

‘All judges at Championship Shows and Open Breed Club Shows must produce a written critique for the first two placings in each class, and will dispatch these to at least one of the weekly United Kingdom Canine journals.’

The Kennel Club has published a set of FAQs which cover the most common questions addressed to the Kennel Club by both exhibitors and judges in regard to show regulations, which can be viewed at and respectively.

Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Secretary, said: “Whilst the vast majority of judges are following the correct procedure, there have been instances of critiques being submitted to various places online, including Facebook pages and club websites, rather than to either one of the weekly dog papers which should be the case.

“Judges are welcome to add their critiques to social media and other outlets but must also remember to send them, preferably first, to either Our Dogs and/or Dog World as required by Kennel Club regulations.”

The Kennel Club’s regulations can be found at


Summer solstice weekend

Some Glen of Imaal Terrier folk were out and about over the longest weekend of the year. At Swords Championship Show Abberann Phelan was Best of Breed and his sister Dervla took Best Bitch. Blackpool saw a first BOB for Donvaleset Liffy at Arkview with Best Opposite to Young May Moon. Glentyrs Lady Isabella at Castlerock was awarded a Group 4 in Central Florida.

Well done everybody!!

There’s eye testing on the 12th… there anything else?

The BVA/KC all breed (not just Glen of Imaal Terriers) eye testing on the 12th at Swineshead will have the usual Fun Dog Show alongside it. So why not mark the afternoon in the diary? Fun day 2014 show schedule can be downloaded for reference and judging will start at 11.30am. Don’t forget appointments are needed for the eye testing, Sheila,, is the lady to contact