What a weekend!!

It might be the middle of December but Glen of Imaal Terrier people were busy, busy, busy in the showring.

With so much to report on top of the heap must go to Laura and Niamh with their 3rd place in the Time2Beat at the Eukanuba Agility Invitational. Great for a Glen to go so far. The fabulous action shot below is a Mark Brown special but nobody sent any other pictures of the 4 day showing event. Hopefully folk were just enjoying themselves and when they get home photos will be shared…hint..hint. The week began at the fabulously named Space Coast Kennel Club with a BOB for GCH Finnabair Song O’My Heart and BOS for GCH Kilkenny Sullivan of Castlerock. Day 2 went to GCH Finnabair Ardmore Ned and CH Glentyrs Lady Isabelle at Castlerock. Day 3 had new winners for the event into the frame with the BOB to GCH Abberann Torcan and Best Opposite to GCH Daulton’s Emerald Green. Day 4 and the actual Eukanuba Show had the brother and sister act of Ned and Nellie (Song O’My Heart) taking the rosettes again with Ned BOB. With so many Professional Handlers on the American show scene (Glens themselves had four at Space Coast) a National Owner Handler Series is run with the finals taking place at the Eukanuba week. GCH Abberann Abigail was victorious with Ber-D-Mar Ballygriffin of Greystoke getting Best Opposite. Not everybody was in Florida though with Ch Daulton’s Princess C Hatteras taking BOB at Richland County Kennel Club

Over in Europe the Amsterdam Winners had an extra day and that was the Holland Cup. Triumphant on both days was Ch Abberann Phelan, who needs belated congratulations on obtaining his Irish Championship a couple of weeks before his 3rd CC at the Glen Association Show so when everything is confirmed does this make him an International? Daultons Midnight Sky of Galore was Best Opposite both days so again (we think) the highest placing American bred (and only one) ever to exhibit there. Too young for the CACIB she took him the Junior Winner title.

The Swedish Winners in Stockholm is a popular event. Glen of Imaal Best of Breed was Tirhogar Eamond The Moon Rocket with Glenrosedale Aoibheann Nion Rós Best Opposite. Junior titles were on offer and they went to Mac Nally’s Gorrie and Mac Nally’s Gracie respectively.

Congratulations to each and everyone!!!!

Fancy a bit of watching?

This weekend is the big Eukanuba razzamatazz in Florida and Amsterdam with the National Championships in America and the World Challenge in Amsterdam. Both will be totally over the top with professional handlers and professional dogs giving their all and it can be so very addictive. If it’s raining, miserable and cold why not take a few minutes, after you’ve taken your Glen of Imaal Terrier out for a walk of course, and watch the live streaming.

American Code of Ethics update

Effective from January 1 2015 the Glen of Imaal Terrier Club of America have amended their Code of Ethics to include two changes for any Glen involved in a breeding programme. Elbow radiographs will be required IN ADVANCE for any Glen that is going to be bred from and all health testing (as required by the Code of Ethics) performed must be reported. The full Code can be found on their website.

Better than Christmas shopping…

Why do Glen of Imaal Terrier people need to Christmas shop when there is a dog event! Finland saw a double International event with the Helsinki & Finnish Winners on following days. At the Helsinki Winners BOB went to Gleann Bigwig with BOS to Stiubhard Cutie Pie at Gleann. Finnish Winners saw the veteran Gleann Rabarber Drom took the Big Ribbon with Bigwig making a good weekend with the BOS. Junior Winner at the Finnish Winner show was Finnabair North American Nebulon with the JW title at Helsinki going to Cutie Pie.

Oaks Pennsylvania had Ber-D-Mar Sweet William O’Shea as Best of Breed and Ber-D-Mar Charm One of Wicklow got the nod to take Best Opposite. GCH Finnabair Song O’My Heart showed her brains as well as beauty by adding a Junior Earthdog title to her name. At the Combined Canine Club Show in Ireland Blaithin Ballyclare was BP & BOB.

Great going everybody!!

 

The winter newsletter has been posted

The EFG Winter newsletter was posted the back end of last week so hopefully everybody should be in receipt of theirs by now, if you haven’t got it do drop Jean (jean@e-f-g.co.uk) an email. We’re trialling something as well at the moment. The newsletter is also on the EFG website. Some people like a hard copy but others would rather read it on line so we’re going to offer the choice in 2015. Have a look and let us know what you think. You’ll only be able to see the introduction without a password but again an email to Jean will sort that out.

Got your Crufts tickets yet?

Even though Crufts isn’t until March tickets have been on sale for quite a while. Terrier Day is Saturday 7th March with Jane Withers judging Glen of Imaal Terriers but what about other days? Most terrier folk never leave the relevant hall of their breed and go home with a “what show?” expression. Maybe you could visit on another day and actually see what it is all about.