Vulnerable Breeds Competition…don’t forget it

If you show a Glen of Imaal Terrier you are eligible to compete in the Kennel Club Vulnerable Breeds Competition and it has already started!

  • The competition is open to all Vulnerable Breeds competing at Open & Championship shows;
  • Points can be claimed by winning Best of Breed/Best Any Variety Not Separately Classified (AVNSC) and at Championship shows also Group placings;
  • The aim of the competition is for dogs to collect the highest number of points for their breed in a calendar year. At the end of the year the top scoring dog from each breed will be invited to compete at the competition’s Crufts Final

The Claim Form, Points Tracker and Frequently Asked Questions can be found on the Kennel Club website.

Glen of Imaal Terrier Health Research 2015

Helsinki University Veterinary Teaching Hospital is, this year, running a study into the anatomy of the front legs and its effect on the movement in the Glen of Imaal Terrier; obviously the invitation has gone out for all Glen of Imaal Terrier owners to join. The website is in Finnish but the English translation is lower down the page. Obviously any UK Glens won’t be required to attend the Finnish events but they can help. Leena Glans will answer any questions regarding what you can do to help.

Another for the 2015 diary, a Crufts judge and an interesting toy!

Crufts 2016 judge is going to be Bill Browne-Cole for Glens & Windsor are scheduling Glen of Imaal Terriers this year for the first time. Terrier Day is Thursday July 2nd and the judge is to be Ann Bradley. As we’re talking judges do have a look at the Kennel Club’s “Find A Judge” section on their website. It’ll tell you where-and when-judges have officiated and any future appointments.

From strength to strength

It’s just got to be a WOW for Glen of Imaal Terriers and their owners.

Glentyrs Lady Isabelle at Castlerock was BOB at Lakeland Winter Haven. The Terrier Association of Oregon saw the breed in the Owner Handler Group Placings with a number four for Keadeen’s Blue Boy For Bluesette and he was joined in Tallahassee by Ber-D-Mar Bally Griffin of Greystone, BN, RN, CGCA, JE, RATN, NW1 with two Group 3s in Owner Handler. Griff took his 2nd major so is well on the way to wearing titles both ends. Also at Tallahassee GCH Finnabair Ardmore Ned was following on from his Westminster win with a full set of BOBs and Group placings. Mark Brown is the man to quote for the other Tallahassee Glen happening “Today, Finnabair Winston O’Reilly, under fine handling from Kelli, earned his 3rd leg and title in Preferred Novice Standard Agility. This title completes his triple crown of AKC titles in Tracking, Companion Dog, Preferred Novice Jumpers and Preferred Novice Standard Agility. These four titles complete all the requirements for the AKC Versatility Companion Dog Title.” These are incredibly his 10th (and soon to be 11th) title! Another end of the name title for Ch. Niamh of Cnoc with her earning her PAX (Preferred Agility Excellent) title. She had to earn 20 Double Q’s (qualify in the Master Jumpers and Standard courses on the same day). The first Glen to be awarded the title.

In Norway at the International Show at Bo Telemark BOB was  Marfidal Rohjaton Pohmu CACIB and BOS Glenrosedale Aoibheann Nion Rós CAC, CACIB  and she became also Norwegian and Nordic Show Champion.  Rosears Humpty Dumpy was a CAC dog and also became Norwegian Show Champion.

Just so many congratulations to everybody!!!!

A couple of Parish notices

The Annual General Meeting of the Glen of Imaal Terrier Enthusiasts & Fanciers Club is to be held on March 22nd. As items for the agenda need to be with Jean four weeks before the window is fast closing for submissions. Full details can be found on the website

You’ll also notice details of the Open Show on the same page…have you sent your entry yet? The Open Show will be in the morning and Birmingham Gundog & Fox Terrier will be scheduling Glens in the afternoon. This will mean to shows, two different judges, can be done for one lot of travelling costs. If you’ve misplaced your EFG Schedule it can be downloaded from the website. A Birmingham G&T one can also be downloaded.

Westminster is over

Two days of results in a week but with Westminster Dog Show taking place early in the week it would be a shame to leave it until next Monday. Glen of Imaal Terriers were second in the ring with judge David Kirkland officiating. BOB was awarded to GCH Finnabair Ardmore Ned, fresh from THREE Best In Shows, with Opposite to Ch Ber-D-Mar’s My Dream Of You Aoife. GCH Rainbow Springs Wicklow’s Warrior Of Ber -D-Mar and GCH Finnabair Song O’My Heart being taking the Select ribbons. Ber-D-Mar Sweet William O’Shea got the nod for Best of Winners. What a fabulous few days for “Team Ned” and a fascinating result for pedigree buffs

Whether you agree with the placings of a judge or not is always up for debate whatever breed you are in but when you can see exactly what they are doing it is a different matter. Judge Kirkland placed a brother and sister BOB and Select Bitch. The Best Opposite was the daughter of another litter sister and the Best of Winners was a half sibling from the same bitch……the sire being the Select Dog. Just to finish it all of the judge had previously performed at Westminster 2007 where he awarded BOB to the litter brother of the dam of this year’s BOB!!

Thanks to Jane Fenton for the photographs or see them in video action

Let’s do catch up!

Many Glen of Imaal Terrier people may look on January and February as the relaxing months of the year but it isn’t for one team. Griffin and Kelli have taken four (yes 4!!) Working titles already this year. Nosework 1, Junior Earthdog, Novice Jumpers Preferred and Barn Hunt Novice makes for one seriously impressive haul! Kennel mate Winston has also been adding to his tally with a Senior Barn Hunt title and also Nose work 1. What a credit to the breed Kelli makes these two. Laura Trainor and Niamh have also been impressing at the Wesminster Agility Championships which are held on the run up to the “showring stuff”. Have a look how their qualifying run went

At Turku International Show in Finland BOB was Marfidal Koitiva Vaara with BOS was Rosears Humpty Dumpty. The Danish International Show at Fredericia saw McCormac Setna Sithbacc take the BOB rosette home. At the Tallin 2015 Winter Cup siblings Glenrosedale Ardal Ridire Ain Ri and Glenrosedale Aoibheann Nion Ros took home the Estonian titles.

GCH Finnabair Ardmore Ned has been “training” for Westminster with a remarkable TWO Best In Shows at Rocky Mountain Terrier Club and Colorado KC plus a Reserve Best In Show at Plum Creek Kennel Club. GCH Emerald Isle’s Keely with Daulton took a Group 2 at Livonia and CH Emerald Isle’s Wild Irish Rose got made up at the West Washington Cluster giving breeder Anne Marie Pember four AKC Champions to her name so qualification for the AKC Breeder of Merit award. Glentyrs Lady Isabelle at Castlerock received the BOB rosette at Lakeland Winter Haven Kennel Club and Keadeen’s Blue Boy For Bluesette took two Best of Breeds at the aforementioned Washington Cluster.

Best of Breed at West Midlands Terrier was Pajantick Star Trooper and at Sporting Terrier of Yorkshire Ahard Just in Thyme was BOB and BP. If any emails have been misplaced during the winter break do send them again and they will (of course) be included and very soon as this week is Westminster. Yes, the AKC biggie begins today and Terriers are on Tuesday but if you need to get your eye in and make sure the streaming is being picked up live breed judging can be seen from this afternoon. Hopefully Wednesday will see the results and photographs on here…hint…hint