What a nice day!

A lady, driving out of the field last Saturday, stopped the car just so she could tell Jean what a nice day she had just had. That’s what everybody wants to hear and admirably sums up the entire Funday. The weather, the people, the helpers, the winners, the competitors, the judges, everybody and everything just really, really nice. There was even a profit on the day, which had been mused upon as the change of date had meant a clash with two other dog events, so Hearing Dogs For The Deaf and Glen health will be receiving cheques. A really interesting mix of dogs turned up as can be seen by the senior winners:-A Silken Windhound was Best In Show, a GSP Reserve, Best Puppy went to a Shar Pei, Best Veteran a Siberian and Best Child Handling a Mini Wire Dachs……handled by Lucas Rayner who very confidentially told judge Nigel Barker it was his “firstest time ever”. Oh yes, there were Glen of Imaal Terriers there of course.

DID YOU WIN THE ENTRANCE PASSES TO WOBURN? One of the raffle prizes was free entrance for four adults and four children to Woburn Abbey and Gardens. It was a CERTIFICATE that clearly said please contact Jean Rogers for the actual passes but these have not been claimed. You need the pass, signed by His Grace, before visiting!

RBIS

RBIS

Veteran

Veteran

BestPuppy

BestPuppy

BIS

BIS

Child Handler

Child Handler

World Show Finland

The entry figures for the World Show in Finland are sensational with over 21,000 dogs making 23,000 entries. It’s being billed as the biggest Show of the year but Crufts had an entry of over 24,000 this year with the flyball, agility and such not being counted so maybe its the biggest like Westminster always is. Got to hand it them though for the brilliant idea of allowing Finnish Native Breeds free entry from anywhere in the world. It’s meant an entry of 500+ for Finnish Lapphunds. It’ll be an unbelievable sight!

As well as the major show there are Breed Specialities being held in conjunction and Jean Rogers is judging the Glen of Imaal Terrier event with an entry of 49. Also there is to be an International Conference on the Glen of Imaal and everybody is invited. The programme is below and hopefully somebody will be taking extensive notes or individual presentation will be made available.

Conference on Glen of Imaal Terrier,
8.8.2014 at 15.30-20.00
Hotel Gustavelund, Tuusula
Entries to hallitus@glennit.fi and payment 15€ to bank Eräjärven Säästöpankki account FI69 4500 0010 0461 07, HELSFIHH

15.30-16 Welcome words and coffee, Susanna Suban / Tiina Assinen
16-16.30 Health Survey Finland, Tiina Assinen/Janne Leino
16.30-17 Breed-specific breeding strategies of Glen of Imaal terriers in Finland, Tiina Assinen/ Johanna Inkeri
17-17.30 Mental Description, Aila Virtanen
17.30-18 Health Survey USA and PCDU, Mary McDaniel
18-18.30 DNA archive, Alison Seall
18.30-19 Double mating with glens, Gitte Thornsen
19-19.30 Glen Footprint database, Huub van Benthum
19.30-20 discussion

Got your newsletter?

Hopefully by now all EFG members will have either received their newsletter or picked it up at the Funday; if not can you please let Jean ( jean@e-f-g.co.uk) know. It was rather a full envelope and in the rush to get things off one important piece of paper got missed. Do you actually want a hardcopy newsletter to drop through your door or are you happy to read it online? Again please let Jean or Linda Samuel (lindisamuel@googlemail.com) know. Not too sure?

Included in the envelope was an excellent Health Newsletter that shouldn’t become a slightly dog-eared, crumpled, tatty little booklet but however hard you try things do get moved from pillar to post and mugs stood on them etc. The Health Newsletter is online so is there to be looked at again and easily shown to any interested people. Another example is the Health Report that was available at the AGM. Anybody remember what they did with it? Online it’s available to be referred back to.

Things from the EFG can be delivered however you prefer but we MUST know if you have a preference!

What a weekend!!!!!

High summer and Glen of Imaal Terrier people were out and about with a vengeance!!!!

At a cluster in Ohio Ch Emerald Isle Sweet Molly Malone with Daulton took 3xBOB and 1xGroup 4. During the same cluster Paddington for Tipperary got his final points to add Champion to his name. In Mississippi GCH Finnabair Ardmore Ned took three Group placements including a Gp 1. Incredibly GCH Rainbow Springs Wicklow’s Warrior of Ber-De-Mar was also getting the nod to take the top spot in the Group in Virginia…is this the first time two Glens have taken that spot on the same day? At a cluster in Vermont GCH Daulton’s Emerald Green got Best of Breed twice and GCH Abberann Abaigael once.

At the Danish Terrier Club Show a new Champion was crowned in McCormac Setna Sithbac when he took Best of Breed. In the UK the Funday saw the blessing of the Sun God and people turned out to worship him via an excellent entry! Many congratulations to each and everyone and if there were any more shows that need sharing………

McCormac Setna Sithbac

The weather Gods seem to be smiling

The forecast for Swineshead tomorrow was, initially, not that good but a study of the forecast this morning says the rain has moved to Sunday so bring on the day!

Sheila, ceskyterrier@ymail.com, has just a few spaces left for eye testing. Remember this is all breed not just Glen of Imaal Terrier. Alison will have the DNA swabs. The dog show schedule can be downloaded for reference so let’s get ready for a good event!

A reverse topline????

Yesterday’s link to the grooming article by Gay Dunlap caused a bit of head scratching in some quarters; a Glen of Imaal reverse topline??? When queried this reply was kindly sent with full permission to place onto here:-

“A reverse topline is one that slowly rises from withers to base of tail.  As you, I am certain know, the standard states that toplines are: Straight, slightly rising to a very strong well-muscled loin with no drop-off at the croup. This is unusual for most breeds. The only other breed to my knowledge, calling for such is the Havanese, where the standard states:  The straight topline rises slightly from the withers to the croup. It is interesting that the FCI Standard for the breed (the standard used in Ireland) simply states that the topline is “level,” where the AKC standard is more specific. I have photos of Glens with dead level toplines where their stifles are more bent than those with the slightly rising toplines. The lack of rear angulation is obviously responsible for the rise in topline. I hope this answers your question. If not, I am happy to take the discussion further.”

It’s a 2 day blog so remember to check tomorrow.

This article “Grooming and Presentation Trends Over the Decades: The Terrier Group” has caused quite a bit of comment. It’s of interest to us because it mentions the Glen of Imaal Terrier in a way that is unusual to say the least.

It’s author, Gay Dunlap, kindly replied to the query as to what she actually meant? That’ll be on here tomorrow to give folk chance to read the piece fully today.

Birmingham National Critique

Glen of Imaal Terriers

PD (1)1 George & Sullivan’s Romainville Jass Man, just baby who so enjoyed his day out, nice shape, good eye & expression, pleasing head, moved with animation. BP.

JD & PGD (0).

LD (1)1 George & Sullivan’s Romanville Billy Wiz, masculine head, strong muzzle, kind eye, good bite, front & shoulders, nice body, well muscled quarters.

OD (3)1 Quinn’s Kirikee Ronan O’Gara, good headed male with good muzzle, nice front & neck with good shoulder placement, good topline, moved well. RCC;

2 Hadley’s Donvaleset Rebus;

3 Ashcroft’s Romainville Typhoon.

VD (1)1 Welch’s Ch/Int Ch Brockland Brayhead Lad, a joy to handle, such good conformation, head, eye & ears, good neck, well laid shoulders, I am sure I am unable to say more than any critique, he has previous, super body, thank you for bringing him under me. CC & BOB.

PB (0).

JB (1)1 George & Sullivan’s Romainville Fade To Grey, 13 months, just out of puppy, lovely youngster, feminine head, melting expression, good bite, well shaped body, well laid shoulders, good coat for age, moved soundly.

PGB (2)1 Ashcroft’s Romainville Moira, wheaten, very good head & muzzle, nice eye & expression, well boned, good legs, good angulation, well shaped body, moved out well;

2 Hadley’s Donvaleset Domino.

LB (2)1 George & Sullivan’s Romainville Ellie, wheaten, godhead, eye & bite, neat ears, good neck leading into well laid shoulders, well sprung ribs, good topline, moved out well. CC;

2 Seall’s Bregorrey Madam Defiance, a little small but nicely proportioned & balanced, correct head, eye & ears, good bite, moved out well.

OB (1)s Bregorrey Lady Belleisle, just 2 years old, very feminine bitch, good muzzle & stop, neat ears, well muscled body, moved freely. RCC.

VB (1) A.

MURIEL BAILEY

Next weekend….

…is the Funday at Swineshead. We know you’ve written it into your diary and also passed the news around about the BVA/KC eye testing, Sheila ceskyterrier@ymail.com still has a few appointments, but who is staying over Saturday night? If you are and want to be part of the Chinese eat in do let Jean, jean@e-f-g.co.uk, know before Monday. All are welcome not just Glen of Imaal Terrier owners.