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

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Eye Testing at the end of the month

There will be an all breed eye testing session at the end of the month (28th) at Newark. Peter Bedford will be officiating. Jean Rogers will be running it but SHEILA ATTER is the lady for appointments:- Telephone 01507 313904 or ceskyterrier@ymail.com

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