Can anybody help?

Today is an “ask” from Glen Services. (It has been edited for the strong language in case any kiddies, or anybody of a delicate nature, reads it.)

Is there anybody willing to give a Glen of Imaal Terrier spayed bitch a home for the last few years of her life? This brindle girl is 13 years old and her owners, not to put too fine a point on it, didn’t expect her to live so long! They are both now retired and want to go off and do things and well….you know…. The horrendous thing is Glen Services does know as this is the third one over the years that has been cast aside because they were healthy and just hadn’t succumbed to Anno Domini at a time to suit the owners.

If you can help drop Liz an email

Group placements AGAIN!!

In France at the Exposition Nationale D’elevage 2014 in Montigny en Gogelle  Pajantick Startrooper got BOB and CAC with Ch Romainville Aoife at Pajantick BB. At the Dutch Glen Association Show Best Dog and Best Bitch were awarded to the brother and sister act of Fear Fiuntair Crunchie Angus & Fear Fiuntair Candy Keva, Angus took Best In Show and photographs of all the dogs can be seen on the Dutch Club website

At the Terrier Club of Michigan BOB was GCH Finnabair Ardmore Ned with Best Opposite GCH Finnabair Song O’My Heart so another sibling success. It was even more family with Finnabair South of the Border being Best Puppy and then taking Puppy Group 2. At Monroe Kennel Club BOB was again GCH Finnabair Ardmore Ned and this time he went onto Group 4. Best Bitch being awarded to GCH Emerald Isle Sweet Molly Malone with Daulton. The second Monroe show made it three in a row for Ned with Best Opposite once again to sister Song O’My Heart

At Belfast Championship Show Abberann Phelan took his second ticket and then got the nod for Group 4, nice for a Glen of Imaal Terrier to be recognised in Ireland. The Bitch ticket winner was Ir Ch Bailielands Leanbh Orga with the Reserves to Int Ch Brockland Brayhead Lad & Ch/Ir Ch Abberann Ennya.

Many congratulations to everybody!!

Abberann Phelan. Photo H Tonks

Abberann Phelan.
Photo H Tonks

Breed Specific Seminar

The EFG Breed Specific (Glen of Imaal Terrier) Judges Seminar on October 19th is almost at the limit for assessment candidates. If you are wishing to attend and just haven’t got around to it please for ward your name to Harold, ,or Jean, ,as soon as possible. There is still space if wishing to come for the extended breed standard presentation and open workshop. Full details can be found on the website

Welsh Kennel Club critique

The 3rd critique in a week so many thanks to the judges. People enter to know what the judges think so it is appreciated when they take the time to put finger to keyboard!! (Unsubtle hint for any future judges)

Glen of Imaal Terriers

V D. 1st.  Mr and Mrs ML & A Hardy. Amhard Damson Sauce.Nice head with good eye colour, correct ear size and shape strong neck, well laid shoulder correct top line. He has a good front with nice turn of feet,well muscled, good turn of stifle and still looks good  from all angles when moving. Best Veteran.

PD. 1st. Dr. J. Alstead. Panjantick Golden Spurs. Nice head and expression, good jaw and bite, nice eye colour, correct ear shape and size, a good front  with neat feet. well lay of shoulders with correct top line, moved when settled but still very much a baby.

JD. 1st. Dr, J. Alstead. Panjantick Golden Spurs.

PGD. Mr and Mrs ML & A Hardy. Amhard High Flyer. Nice head with good stop, strong jaw with correct bite,  correct front, and  turn of feet, strong neck,  good shoulder placement, level top-line  with gentle rise to a strong loin, really well muscled thighs, good turn of stifle, well off for bone through out, moved well fore and aft.

2nd. Mr and Mrs I & C. Squires. Bendikes Edward Bear. A boy  that has not yet fully matured  but with saying that he has a nice head with good fore face, strong jaw with correct bite and ear shape and size. right front  with correct turn of feet,  good lay of shoulders. nice topline with that gentle rise to the loin.   Preferred movement of 1st.

3rd. Mrs. P J Withers. Panjantick Star Trooper.

OD. 1st. Mrs M A. Quinn. Kirikee Ronan O’ Gara. A nice size boy with a lovely head which  has a good stop, strong jaw, correct ear size and shape, nice wide front with correct neat feet.  moderate in lenght and well muscled neck,  good  lay of shoulders, deep chest well sprung ribs, level topline with rise to a strong loin, good hind quarters that’s well muscled,  well off for bone through out,  nice coat, looked good in stance and moved effortlessly around the ring whilst still keeping his shape, built to do a days work. Pleased to award him the Dog CC.

2nd. Mrs K. George & Miss N C Sullivan. Romainville Billy Whizz. Another up standing boy with nice head strong jaw lovely round eyes of good colour, well boned legs and body, good lay of shoulders correct topline deep chest nice angulations all round, in beautiful coat, moved well. Reserve CC.

PB. 1st.Mr and Mrs ML &A. Hardy. Bonny Nell. A little girl with lots to like, super little head  for one so young with the best of expressions, strong jaw with correct bite,  lovely round eyes with a look that makes one melt, ears of correct size and shape, good neck and shoulders, correct front with enough bone, feet placed well, good body with  correct topline, nice turn of stifle. When settled she moved nicely round the ring, I took a long hard look  at her  as she pressed hard  for  the reserve cc.  Was pleased to award her Best Puppy

JB.1st. Mr and Mrs ML & A. Hardy. Amhard Indy Kate. Nice head with good stop, strong jaw good  bite, nice shape ears, correct front and body shape, level topline with the rise to strong loin, good bend of stifle. Moved well.

PGB. 1st. Mr and Mrs I & C. Squires. Young May Moon. A young lady that has come on in leaps and bounds, head of good width,strong jaw correct bite big round eyes correct ear shape and size, nice front with well placed feet, plenty of bone, strong neck, good lay of shoulders, well sprung ribs, level topline, well muscled thighs, nice angulation through out,  looks lovely when stacked. moved well. Reserve CC.

2nd. Mrs K. George &Miss N C. Sullivan. Romainville Rock On Ruby. A big bitch which hid nothing as she came today with no coat, a lovely head , strong  jaw round eyes of good colour, well off for bone, great body to go over, nice deep chest, level topline, well muscled hind quarters, good angulations all round, moved beautifully around the ring.

OB.1st. Mrs K. George, & Miss N C Sullivan. Romainville Ellie. Another nice girl from this well known kennel, super little head, strong jaw correct bite. lovely eyes and expression. good front with correct feet placement, right amount of bone,moderate neck good lay of shoulders level topline gentle rise to strong loin, deep chest, well muscled thighs with correct turn of stifle, in good coat that gleamed, looked good in stance and movement, she moved round the ring with a good rear drive action. I was pleased to award her  the Bitch CC and Best of Breed.

2nd. Mr and Mrs ML & A. Hardy. Amhard Ginger Galore. Another good bitch to go over, a lovely head with a strong jaw correct mouth, nice round eye correct ear shape and size,  good wide front  to allow  plenty heart room  well boned legs of correct shape, strong neck onto well laid shoulders, deep chest level topline, well muscled hind quarters and good angulations all round. Coat of correct texture and  of nice lenght. Moved sound.

Val Harley-Judge




Autumn approaches…

…but Glen of Imaal Terrier people are still out and about.

In Finland two back to back shows with a double BOB for Stiubhard Cutie Pie of Gleann and double BOS Stiubhard Artful Dodger at Gleann. Such a weekend was topped off by Gleann going Best Breeders group In Show on Day 1 and Terrier Group 4 on the second day. At the Copenhagen Winners BOB was awarded to McCormac Rathnait Kilraghts with Best Dog going to McCormac Setna Sithbacc.

In the UK at Driffield Romainville Typhoon took Best Dog again but this time got the nod for BOB. His kennelmate Romainville Moira was Best Opposite. Over in Ireland Abberann Phelan was BOB at Carlow with the Bitch Green Star going to Daulton’s Midnight Sky of Galore.

In America GCH Finnabair Ardmore Ned took his 14th Group 1 at a show in Montana. Emerald Isle’s Wild Irish Rose was BOB at Gig Harbour and Glentyrs Lady Isabella at Castlerock took the points at Chesapeake Virginia Dog fanciers.

Many congratulations to everybody!!