An interesting suggestion!!

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

Open Shows coming up.

We’re always happy to put up Open Shows that schedule Glen of Imaal Terriers but the details do need sending..unsubtle hint!

West Midlands Terrier-14th February-Glen judge Stephen Ashcroft-closing date 19th January

Sporting Terrier of Yorkshire-15th February-Glen judge Ann Bradley-entries close 24th January

Retford-22nd March-Glen judge Janes O’Brien-entries close 1st March

North Lincs-6th April-Glen judge John Bond-entries close 9th March

and the EFG Open Show is on April 19th with Martin Phillips as the judge. Entries close March 26th


First of 2015

The first Glen of Imaal Terrier round up of the first weekend are all American but even they are “getting weather” when temperatures at Palm Springs are in the 20s and they still use Fahrenheit! BOB there was GCH Finnabair Waking Kilmurray with BOS going to Jeonty Sunny Sky Baby. At Columbiana County KC the top spot went to GCH Emerald Isle Keely with Daulton (following on from the BOB at Western Reserve before Christmas). She was also BOB at one of the fabulously named Rubber City KC with Ch Daulton’s Princess C Hatteras CGC BOB at the other. The Brains Brigade keep on going whatever the time of year with Tula getting her Open Title in Barn Hunt-and first place-¬†at a few days short of 8 years old and Griffin earned his 2nd leg in Novice Jumper with Weaves.

Great going everybody!!