As is repeatedly said this blog only happens through your input so the “End of the Years are being declared, have a look at them, their pedigrees and where they have won” email evoked interest.
First of all many congratulations to the Glen of Imaal Terriers of 2014 in the UK & Ireland, Finland and America. Champions Abberann Phelan, Gleann Una Noonan and Finnabair Ardmore Ned have certainly got Glens noticed last year. So why the email? The KC, AKC and FCI all have slightly different breed standards and there was a bit of travelling going on last year. Also the pedigree enthusiasts will be interested, especially if pushed back more than the usual 5 or 6 generations. Enjoy looking at the breed’s Top Dogs in three countries and if any other Number One would like to join in….
Usually a post isn’t added to once up but a different point has come up. An effort was made to find the best photographs to illustrate the dogs. Tiina picked her own for Una and the equivalent was looked for to illustrate Phelan and Ned. We thought it could be seen that Phelan is taken across a ring so a closer up shot was used on the move. Ned is just stood there, totally unstacked and natural, so a more handler influenced moving shot was decided upon. A formal stacked and handled shot of Ned on a podium has been sent-it’s now included in the gallery