Yes, it’s not yet March but the Country Show circuit has an early start this year at Thoresby Hall tomorrow & Sunday. It’s a good place to get out and about with any youngsters (canine or human). Think positive….Spring IS ON THE WAY!!!
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
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 Leena.firstname.lastname@example.org will answer any questions regarding what you can do to help.
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.
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!!!!
The Kennel Club February Journal is online
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.