and the applause this week…..

must go to GCH Finnabair Ardmore Ned who did a great bit of Glen of Imaal Terrier flag flying with 2 Group 2s and a Group 4 in Florida. Not forgetting Finland at the Kotka International Show with BOB & BV to Rosears Ablooming Bud and BOS to Rosears Humpty Dumpty.

Rosears Humpty Dumpty & Rosears Ablooming Bud

From the Kennel Club

The Kennel Club and Royal Canin are welcoming dog breeders to a stimulating series of educational seminars on health issues, breeding practices and scientific developments which will help breeders and their puppy rearing programmes.

A number of highly regarded professionals in the world of canine health will be taking part in these seminars. The cost of each day is £25, and for Assured Breeders is only £20 per person, which includes morning refreshments, a buffet lunch, afternoon refreshments and a delegate pack.

Details for the next seminar: When: 19th & 20th July Where: Nottingham Vet School What:

Saturday 19th JulySpeaker One: Dr Tom Lewis – The science behind Mate Select and population Genetics principles Speaker Two: Professor Gary England – Reproduction and fertility in the bitch Speaker Three: Professor Gary England – Reproduction in the male dog and artificial insemination Speaker Four: Mr Alex German – Obesity in pets – what dog owners need to know

Sunday 20th JulySpeaker One: Mr Nick Sutton – Common canine poisons – Common risks for poisoning in dogs Speaker Two: Ms Eleanor Raffen – Diabetes in dogs Speaker Three: Dr Nicholas Bexfield – Understanding liver disease in dogs Speaker Four: Dr Nicholas Bexfield – Canine tumours; an overview of some common types and breed predispositions

Further speakers to be announced soon.

To book onto this seminar, please click here to download a booking form, and for further information about other Breeder Education Seminars, please click here.

Quieter week….

In America McKinley KC had back to back shows and BOB Glen of Imaal Terrier both days was GCH Emerald Isle’s Keely with Daulton who went on to take a group 4 one of the days. In the UK BOB at 3 Counties was Romainville Billy Wizz.

The Glen Association Open Show was smiled on by the Weather Gods. Best In Show (and Best Veteran) was Donvaleset Rebus with Best Puppy going Golden Spur, a 6 month baby at his first show. My catalogue was needed elsewhere so hopefully somebody can send the name of the Best Bitch and the 2 Reserves. Thanks to Ann Quinn they can now be filled in. Best Bitch was Young May Moon, Reserve Dog Donvaleset Liffy and Reserve Best Bitch Ch Jeonty Maybe Daysee

Well done all.

Donvaleset Rebus, Young May Moon , Golden Spur

EFG Committee Meeting Summary

In line with the EFG commitment that members will be kept up to date with what the Committee are doing:-

Summary of Committee Meeting 31st May.


A number of matters that were raised by the AGM and subsequently since were discussed.

A breed judging seminar is planned for October (subject to finding an available and practical venue) plus the idea of a groomers workshop for Glen of Imaal Terrier owners or professional groomers that wish to add the breed to their repertoire was also discussed.

The Open Show-held in conjunction with Birmingham G&T-was considered to be a success and G&T are to be approached regarding taking the show there for 2015. The KC Field Officer visit regarded the event as excellent. Due to the shortness of time the committee will select the judge again for the 2015 show and, in keeping with already stated policy, it will be either a Terrier or breed person but the 2015 AGM will select a 2016 judge. Again honouring the pledge to keep things in the hands of the members.

Health matters were dealt with and an invitation issued to the EFG health representative to attend the next Committee meeting. The EFG website will also be updated.

As we’ve just read three critiques……

Three Glen of Imaal Terrier critiques have been published within a week. Thank you to the judges for taking the time and performing quickly (unlike Crufts, Leeds & Darlington 2013 that haven’t been seen) regarding what, after all if part of their judging contract. Glens are a small breed and most people know the dogs shown and critiqued. Go back and read the three again and then read this. Any thoughts?

Bath Critique

Glen of Imaal Terriers

PD (1) 1 George & Sullivan’s Romainville Jazz Man, head of good width & good muzzle, well defined stop, good eye shape, good ears, strong & good length in the body, good bone & depth of body, correct topline, good coat & condition, good front action, a puppy of very good breed type. BP.

JD (0).

PGD (1) 1 Withers’ Pajantick Star Trooper, good skull & muzzle, good eye shape & well set ears, good neck & bone, strong body & correct topline, good coat texture, good front action & held good shape in profile.

LD (1) 1 George & Sullivan’s Romainville Billy Whizz, masculine balanced head with good expression, good eye shape & colour, well set ears, strong body of good length, good fore & aft movement & presented in coat of good texture, a balanced dog of good breed type. RCC

OD (1)1 Welch’s Ch/Int Ch Brockland Brayhead Lad, masculine head with good skull, stop & taper to the muzzle, good round eye of good colour, strong neck & good length to body, in excellent condition for age & holds a good picture when covering the ground, good coat texture & full of breed type. CC & BOB.

PB (0).

JB (1) 1 George & Sullivan’s Romainville Fade To Grey, feminine head with good expression & muzzle, good eye & expression, strong & balanced, good length & also well ribbed, good muscle & body condition, presented in good coat & well set tail, covered ground well.

PGB (0).

LB (2) 1 Hannington’s Romainville Uptown Girl, a quality balanced head with good skull, stop & correct muzzle, good neck & bone, good length in body, a strong picture but balanced & presented in good coat of good texture, good front action & also holds correct topline. RCC; 2 Seall’s Bregorrey Madam Defiance, another balanced feminine exhibit with good head & balanced shape, also full of breed type & holds a quality picture on the move, strong & well bodied but felt the winner just was in better coat & finish today.

OB (1) 1 Seall’s Bregorrey Lady Belleisle, feminine head with good width of skull, good stop & muzzle, good round eye of good colour, well set ears, strong neck & body, good rib & correct topline on the move, active & full of ring presence, good coat texture & in good condition. CC.