Birmingham Half Marathon

The Birmingham Half Marathon road closures will only affect your journey to the EFG Glen of Imaal Terrier Judges Seminar if you are travelling through the centre of Birmingham, otherwise things should be fine.

As published the main presentation will begin promptly at 10.30am as there is a lot to get through in the day!

Anybody know anybody?

The big Motorhome & Caravan Show is on at the NEC at the moment. It is such a size that there is a special camping ground set up in the North Car Park-electric hook ups, entertainment at night, shuttle buses from there to the show. The Kennel Club wants Crufts to have more and more exhibitors so why won’t they have such an arrangement there? Does anybody know anybody who might be able to push the idea forward? The Caravan Club would be more than willing to run the site and have spoken with the KC before but evidently they don’t really want to know. As things are supposedly changing (again) in KC attitudes to make showing easier maybe now is the time for somebody to have another go?

Health Survey Update

The Glen of Imaal Terrier 2014 health survey is now into its third week and we have received 53 responses, so far. If you have not yet completed the survey, there is a “preview” on the survey page … (link at the bottom of this post) … so that you can familiarise yourself with the type of questions asked, and the format of the survey.

We would appreciate the help of breeders, please, to spread the word about this survey. If you are still in contact with any of your puppy people, please do send them details.  Thank you!

We draw your attention to the following:

NB. There is a minor “logic blip” on the Your Glen’s details (UK and non-UK) pages. If you are completing the survey for a Glen that has sadly died, please fill in the age at which your Glen died for Q.15 (UK) or Q.28 (non-UK).

If you would like to be involved in the future monitoring of or research into any health issues highlighted by this survey, then please do provide your contact details in the “Permissions” section at the end of the survey.  Research projects not only require dogs affected with a particular condition (“cases”) but also dogs that are clear of that condition (“controls”), so even if your Glen is fit and healthy, please do consider putting your name forward.  Thank you!

All information submitted via this health survey remains confidential.  Our final report will not will not disclose the identity of individual dogs or owners.  If any research projects are initiated, arising from this survey, we will only contact respondents who have expressed that they are happy to participate in future health research and who have provided contact details.

The charts below provide a little bit of feedback from the survey (opens as pdf. document) to date … and illustrate where the survey responses have come from … (the UK and seven other countries) … and the numbers of Glens with reported health conditions.

Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the survey.  We look forward to receiving many more responses!

Please click on the link to take you to our health survey page –

If you have any queries about, or need help with the survey, please do not hesitate to contact Alison Seall –



Keeping going….

Glen of Imaal Terrier people like to keep out and about” At South Wales Kennel Association the Challenge Certificates went to both ends of the age scale with veteran Donvaleset Rebus taking the dog ticket & BOB whilst the bitch ticket went to the puppy bitch Bonny Nell. At the back to back International Shows in Ireland it was The big rosette for Ch Abberann Karl on day one and Abberann Phelan on Day 2. The Danish Terrier Club also had back to back shows and McCormac Setna Sithbacc was Best of Breed both days.

Over in America GCH Finnabair Ardmore Ned took two Group 2s at Arcadia, Florida and GCH Daultons Emerald Green was BOB and Owner Handler Group 2 at Mad River KC. Finnabair Winston O’Reilly CD BN RN TD NJP JE THD RATN CGC turned his Novice barnhunt title into Open (RATO) over the weekend, what can’t this boy do?

Well done everybody!!!


Winston, his rosettes and owner Kelli


McCormac Setna Sithbacc

A few words from Belfast

The judge of Glen of Imaal Terriers at Belfast has sent the following; there will be a critique later.

I was very honoured judging glens in the country of origin. I have  Judged the breed for many years and was looking forward to see the breed in Ireland.

I judged 9 dogs and they were very mixed in type. Although it’s a shortlegged breed with a deep chest, I judged some dogs which were too short on legs and too heavy in body. These dogs are not always good movers and the glen is a working breed and they should move with drive.

Some dogs were too high on legs and missed substance and that is not correct as well. I was pleased with the fronts and many dogs had a level topline. Head need attention. Some dogs were too narrow in skull and too weak in muzzle. I was pleased with some fronts and many moved with drive. I only had one dog with wrong ears. Breeders must pay attention to the coat. Not all dogs had a double harsh coat. But…….I loved all dogs a lot because they were so disciplined and friendly in the ring that it was a joy to judge them

Hans van den Berg

Glen Health Survey 2014

The Glen of Imaal Terrier breed clubs – the Glen of Imaal Terrier Enthusiasts and Fanciers Club (EFG) and the Glen of Imaal Terrier Association (GOITA) – are supporting an important breed health survey and would like to encourage all Glen of Imaal Terrier owners to participate whether you are UK or worldwide based The Kennel Club has emailed details of the survey to owners with up-to-date email addresses on their database.

The Glen survey aims to collect data about the overall health of the breed – this includes health conditions that have been diagnosed, cause of death and reproduction and fertility.The survey is for Glens born on or after 1st January 2000. Responses are welcome from: ~ Glens with health conditions to report AND Glens who are fit and healthy ~ old Glens AND young Glens ~ pet Glens, show Glens, working Glens AND Glens who have been bred from The closing date is Friday 28th November 2014. There are two main objectives for this survey: [1] To collect disease prevalence, cause of death and reproduction & fertility data.  This information will help us to identify any health issues that may need further monitoring or research. The feedback from this survey may also influence future breeding guidelines. [2] To establish a database of owners who would be happy to help with future health research projects.  We have a “Permissions” page where these owners can provide their contact details. We have published a preview of the survey (see the link below), so that you can familiarise yourself with the format and questions before actually starting the survey “for real” …

  1. To ensure that your Glen’s information is included in the final analysis, it is important that you go through to the “Confirmation” page, answer “Yes” to the confirmation question and then click on the “Next Page” button … sounds complicated but it will make sense, I promise! 😉

After analysing the data, we will publish the report on our breed club websites..  All information submitted via this health survey remains strictly confidential … the final report will not disclose the identity of individual dogs or owners. Thank you very much for your support in this so do visit Working together towards a healthy future for our lovely breed”

Montgomery and others

In America the Montgomery cluster is the big weekend of the year for all Terrier people, not just Glen of Imaal Terrier folk, and they were out in big numbers. Hatboro 1 starts it all off and it was BOB for Ch Abberann Torcan, BOS GCH Daulton’s Emerald Green with Best Winners for Ber-D-Mar My Dream of You Aoife. Hatboro 2 saw GCH Finnabair Ardmore Ned as BOB, his sister GCH Finnabair Song O’My Heart stood opposite him with Finnabair Song Of The Border as BOW. Devon saw Torcan again triumphant with GCH Emerald Isle Keely with Daulton Best Opposite & Ber-D-Mar Charm One of Wicklow getting Best Opposite. Montgomery is the biggie and it went to the veteran GCH Daulton’s Emerald Green, the first BOB handled by the owner, with GCH Finnabair Ardmore Ned taking Best Dog and Ber-D-Mar Charm One of Wicklow taking Best of Winners again. There are also various agility and working trials held around the weekend and Laura Trainor’s Niamh got a double double qualifier in Agility and then took her RATN (Barn Hunt title) along with kennel mate Kylee. Peg Carty’s Gem & Dorie qualified RATI.

At Zwolle in the Netherland Madrad Athas Aingael Alva Solais took BOB and in Finland Glenrosedale Aoibhean Nion Ros was BOB at the Tuulos Group Show. It’s not often results come in from Russia, at Pskov Marfidal Cream Tea was Best of Breed and became a Russian Champion

Great weekend everybody!

Ch Abberann Torcan Photo Mark Brown

Ch Abberann Torcan
Photo Mark Brown


Niamh & Kylee