… so Winston and Griff (ably assisted by Mark & Kelli) pass on Glen of Imaal Terrier type wishes for St Patrick’s Day!
Glen of Imaal Terriers (and their people) are well out & about even though it isn’t Spring yet.
A report from Seattle and news of a difference- the Glen Meet The Breed Booth got an award of merit! The ring awards went to Keadeen’s Blue Boy for Bluesette and Keadeen’s Sir Emmet Mingus Glas with a Best of Breed each. The four day Kentucky Cluster had 2 BOBs & 2BOS for GCH Abberann Torcan and the same for GCH Daulton’s Emerald Green in nice entries. At Everglades Terrier the top awards were shared between GCH Kilkenny’s Sullivan of Castlerock & Glentyrs Lady Isabella at Castlerock.
At the Celtic Winners in Dublin BOB was Ch Abberann Phelan with Daulton’s Midnight Sky of Galore Best Bitch and a new Glen to honours with Stiubhard Dobbie taking the Res GS. A little brag from Nick-but we quite understand-on what a family day it was with daughter Susan taking Gp4 with her Maltese and son Colm BOB with his Rottie!
We love Glens with titles at both end of their name and after a Barn Hunting Weekend Laura Trainor reports that Niamh finished in Open with a Qualifier in her first Senior and Kylee had 2 Open Q’s!
The agenda for the Annual General Meeting of the Glen of Imaal Terrier Enthusiasts & Fanciers Club (EFG) on Sunday 22nd March at 11.30am at Ranby Village Hall, Nottinghamshire DN22 8HZ is now available. A stamped, self addressed envelope should be sent to the Secretary (Jean Rogers, HedgeGreen Cottage, Blackjack Road, Swineshead, Boston, PE20 3HH) or it can be read on the member’s area of the EFG website
Entries for National Terrier close today. The show is at Stafford Showground on Saturday 4th April. Mr Bob Cross is the judge for Glen of Imaal Terriers
We’ve congratulated the Glen of Imaal Terrier winners and exhibitors plus the long distance travellers so today it has to be the “I was there” brigade and for you it’s the biggest salute. Whether you came by train, car or bus just to see the Glens at Crufts we appreciate it because without you there would be no breed. There would be no applause ringside and nobody to spread the word further….and it’s a word that sticks. At least two folk at the show “just visiting” had their first Glens in 1981, way before most current exhibitors had even heard of the breed. Great to see you again!
Of course the Discover Dogs heroes must be listed as they, and their human companions, do Glens proud right through the four days. Digby, Inga,Nellie, Leia, Misty, Murphy, Mutley, Milly and Molly are just a few on the roll of honour; if anybody cares to send other names they will be fully recognised and thanked. Of course there has to be a mention for the very well received (and very, very edible) Glen biscuits baked by Lynne Fraser and enthusiastically consumed by all who had them.
After a Crufts with very peculiar publicity the call has gone out for every breed to show how positive we are; the photograph below will do nicely for Glen of Imaals
Lots of people write Crufts into their planners, the air and ferry fares are still reasonably cheap and a few days can be made of the journey so a wonderful early year break. When you are bringing a dog with you those two words (reasonably cheap) don’t occur. This year Glen of Imaal Terriers had their furthest travelled exhibitor with Theresa and Oscar appearing on the benches, Chicago to Birmingham UK. Also Annette drove down/across with Eamond so the journey, in time, from Sweden must have taken nearly as long the American jaunt. For the first time though there was actually an American bred Glen present, both Oscar and Eamond were doing roots, with Sky taking a very creditable fourth in Limit at only 15 months old.
It was great to see all international visitors and hope the journeys weren’t too traumatic!
Crufts is the place to meet people! Glen of Imaal Terrier people from around the world had a brilliant time with “it must be x number of years since we….” Obviously all memories were at fault because we are far too young to have known each other for such a long time!
We weren’t in the ring as late as sometimes so all in all not a bad day; it was actually a very good one. It was particularly excellent for Kathy & Jean as judge Jane Withers chose their animals for the big green cards.
Dog CC & BOB Romainville Billy Whizz, Bitch CC (New Champion) Jeonty MeMe Fern
Res Dog CC Romainville Fast N Furious at Wickholm. Res Bitch CC Ellerton Dusky Beauty
First prize cards were taken home by Brockland Brayhead Lad, Romainville Dilligaf, Golden Spur, Romainville Fast N Furious at Wickholm, Amhard High Flyer, Romainville Billy Whizz, Brockland Belle Bregorrey, Romainville Annabelle, Wickholm Gone In Sixty Seconds, Ellerton Dusky Beauty, Jeonty Meme Fern, Bregorrey Lady Belleisle.
Applause to everybody and there will be more Crufts news (and photographs) tomorrow
Some Glen of Imaal Terrier people have started travelling, some have arrived already and the majority have yet to start the journey to the NEC. Of course have a great trip whatever stage you are of the journey and we’ll see you there. It’s preaching to the converted but have you got the comfy shoes? The headache tablets? The passes to get in? The map in the car in case roadworks overrun? If you have promised to pay Jean (and Noel) your 2015 EFG (and GOITA) memberships please put the money in an envelope with your name on the outside-it saves a heap of money all rattling around together and a getting home with “whose was that?”
There will be Schedules for the EFG Open Show available so if you can’t remember where you put yours from before Christmas…….also entries can be handed in (hint, hint). What about the “bring and share”? This is well liked by everybody but this year the decision has been taken to not have a Big Eat In because of sheer logistics. With Glens being second in behind such a big Wheaten entry it would mean eating first. There is the grooming and the shopping to be done and who wants to run round after a big eat? Unless the breed is very lucky it will already be removal hour by the time judging is finished and folk will want to go home so let’s schedule it for lunch time in 2016, in honour of 20 years of the EFG.
If you are in the East Car Parks. particularly E5, there is a pontoon across an area of the lake. It’s fine for dogs and trolleys.
Crufts begins today and as the Terriers aren’t on until Saturday there is chance to practice with the television recording boxes! Sky+, Now TV, On Demand etc. are all slightly different but the times to programme in are:-
Thursday March 5th: More 4 6.30pm-9.00pm
Friday March 6th: More 4 6.30-7.30pm and then Channel 4 7.30pm until 9.00pm
Saturday March 7th: Channel 4 7.00pm-9.00pm
Sunday March 8th: Channel 4 7.00pm-9.00pm
We all know where we are for Crufts but some people will be visiting and some people will just suffer total brain fade when faced with the actual reality of the NEC so…….Glen of Imaal Terriers are on Saturday in Hall 1 and Ring 2. They are second in the ring after Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers and the judging times for us are (approx.) 14.00-15.30. If you can’t get Saturday and still want to see Glens they will be in Discover Dogs (Terrier section) right through the show, people there will be able to help and point you in the direction to meet the breed away from the NEC.
Crufts is shopping, shopping, shopping, everybody does it, so having a list may help. There are an incredible number of trade stands and they are over 5 halls so wear comfortable shoes and think about a back pack for the stuff you just won’t be able to help buying. The car parks are a long way out and it’s £10 to park. This is from the Crufts schedule “Please note that only a limited number of spaces are available in the West car park and the West car park has only one exit so there may be delays in leaving this car park so knowing the problems in previous years-and Glens are on Saturday and late-it might possibly be an idea to go somewhere else than the West.