A bit of politics anybody?

If you haven’t yet noticed the UK is in the middle of  a General Election run up. As part of the remit of this blog “Keeping Glen of Imaal Terrier people up to date” we thought we’d be remiss if the event was ignored totally. So as the Glen should be a working terrier take a look at this

This is impressive!

Ollie (Rainbow Springs Oliver Twist) did it and now Louise Lopez sends the following:-

GCH Broc Rua Tallulah CGC CA AJP AXP XFP CD RE CGC RATO JE NW2 !!! The Nose Work 2 title was earned today in Orangevale, CA. Tula did a magnificent job and became the 2nd Glen of Imaal Terrier in the US to win this title, after the magnificent Rainbow Springs Oliver Twist. Tula’s an incredible girl and I’m so grateful–to her, to Noreen O’More and to all of our instructors. We searched a multipurpose room (containers), 2 classrooms, an outdoor lunch area and 4 vehicles in the playground. 36 participants, only 12 passed. First place dog’s time for 5 searches was 3 min 21 seconds. Tula’s was 4:41.

More news on the performance front from Mark & Kelli:- Another fabulous weekend for our Glens! Finnabair Winston O’Reilley, BN, RA,CGCA, CD, TD, THDA, JE, NJP, NAP, RATS, VCD1, NW1 competed in AKC Rally/Obedience trials this weekend. Winston became the first Glen of Imaal to earn a Graduate Novice Obedience title. Winston also earned his first two qualifying scores towards his AKC Companion Dog Excellent title while also completing his AKC Rally Advanced Title and earned his first two qualifying scores towards his AKC Rally Excellent Title. Ber-D-Mar Ballygriffin of Greystone,BN, RA,CGCA JE, NJP, RATO, NW1 also earned his AKC Rally Advanced title this weekend. Fun weekend!

On the exhibition front only WELKS has reported in with a BOB for Romainville Billy Wizz (certainly on a roll at the moment) with BOS & BP going to his kennel mate Romainville Annabelle.

Well done folks!!

Louise & Tula NW2

Crufts 2015 Critique

Glen of Imaal Terrier

Temperaments were good except one nervous dog which is not typical, some straight fronts and level top lines, some also lacked substance which take away the essence of the breed. Some move to fast which throws them off balance. Coat presentation on the hole was good , but some lacked that harsh texture. I was pleased with my principal winners.


1st Welch Ch/Int Ch Brockland Brayhead Lad. This dog is 10 years old and a credit to his owner good head with strong jaw, good shoulder, well balanced throughout moved well

Puppy Dog

1st George Romainville Delli Gaf. Pleasing puppy ok in head well placed ears, good neck and shoulders good spring of rib good tail set moved well

Junior Dog

1st Alstead Golden Spurs. Good head and expression well placed ears ok in front and rear, harsh coat covered ground well

Post Grad Dog

1st Sage Romainville Fast N’Furious at Wickholm well balanced free moving dog, broad skull with good stop, neck and topline was firm and strong, tail set on and carried well RCC

2nd Squires Bendikes Edward Bear at Squiresbeach strong head large nose and good bite,good width across shoulders well ribbed harsh coat

Limit Dog

1st Hardy Amard High Flyer dark eye well placed ears, nice ribbing and top line moved ok, new coat coming through

Open Dog

1st George & Sullivan Romainville Billy Whizz soundly made dog of correct proportions,balanced head with strong jaw, good width across shoulders well ribbed and correct rising topline, strong muscular hindquarters, free mover who covered the ground well harsh coat. CC & BOB

2nd Nesbitt GCh/Ir Ch Abberann Torcan Strong head with good bite, good stop, well placed ears strong neck and lay back of shoulder, well ribbed and good length, well set on tail, harsh coat moved well

3rd Ashcroft Ch Romainville Tyhoon


Veteran B

Seall Ch Brockland Belle Bregorrey. 10 years old and still covered the ground with ease, dark eye good bite with clean teeth, strong neck into good shoulders, good top line well angulated

Puppy Bitch

1st George Romainville Annabelle pleasing puppy with correct bite, good head proportions ears carried correctly, good front well ribbed good outline and overall balance, moved well

2nd Percy Ringhaddy Teal not as well boned as 1 dark eye with good bite ears not correct, nice neck and shoulder both dog and handler need more ring experience

Junior Bitch

Studd Wickholm Gone in Sixty Seconds. Pleasing well balanced bitch good head with large teeth, good pigmentation , good shoulder and correct front, good top line and tail set good angulation and moved well

Post Grad Bitch

1st Baldock Ellerton Dusky Beauty. Good overall balance strong head good neck into well laid shoulders well ribbed with strong rear moved well RCC

2nd Harvey Romainville Lady First. Not as strong in head as 1 ear carriage could be better, good ribbing and rear, coat coming moved ok

Limit Bitch

1st Rogers Jeonty Meme Fern. Good outline and overall balance feminine head neat ears, good neck and shoulders well ribbed and correct top line and tail carriage good harsh coat moved well. CC

2nd George & Sullivan Romainville Rock on Ruby. Well made bitch good neck and shoulders correct front, good bone and substance well angulated moved well

3rd Ashcroft Romainville Moira

Open Bitch

1st Seall Bregorrey Lady Belleisle. Well made bitch good bone and substance, pleasing head and front correct top line rising to a tail well set on harsh coat well presented

2nd White Abberann Dervla. Lively mover needs to slow down and concentrate to show herself to the best advantage pleasing head with correct bite, neat ears, good bone and substance

3rd Baldock Jeonty Maybe Daysee




A Busy Weekend.

Obviously the highpoint of the weekend was the Glen Of Imaal Terrier Enthusiasts And Fanciers Club open show. BOB  Romainville Billy Whizz, BOS Ch. Jeonty Meme Fern & Martin Phillips was the Judge.IMG_2187 A new junior handler with Emily taking in Wickholm Gone In SixtySeconds. 20150419_111402 Not to mention a very pleased Alistair Dunning at his first show taking home two of the sacks of food;- 1st Puppy Dog & Best Puppy with Romainville Freddies Choice. IMG_2160 Int Ch. Brockland Brayhead Lad was awarded Best Veteran from the seven present. IMG_2175

The EFG Show was held in conjunction with Birmingham Gundog & Terrier (2 shows for Glens for only one lot of travelling expenses). Billy was also BOB in the afternoon and then went on to take Group 4!

Back to back shows in the US & Dublin saw some busy Glen of Imaal Terrier owners. In America Columbia Terrier saw GCH Rainbow Springs Wicklow Warrior of Ber-D-Mar take BOB with GCH Emerald Isle Keely with Daulton Best Opposite. The wonderfully named Old Dominion Kennel Club had Wicklow Warrior bowing the paw to his kennel mate with Ch Ber-D-Mar My Dream of You Aoife taking the big rosette for BOB. At Baltimore County Wicklow Warrior was BOB and Aoife was BOS South Windsor KC Daulton’s Elric Moondance of Roscommon was BOB In Ireland Bainbridge had Daulton’s Midnight Sky of Galore get the BOB nod with Ch Abberann Phelan Best Dog. Portadown saw a reversal with Phelan taking Best of Breed and Sky Best Opposite. A puppy show in Finland had young Gleann Damn Daisy flying the flag for Glendom with Group 3. Congratulations to all Just one more thing…… there was one absentee at the EFG show. Yvonne Brown is having eye surgery today so sending all our best wishes for a speedy recovery.

EFG Show This Sunday

For once there are no specific traffic warnings for the area around The Sports Conexion, Ryton on Dunsmore & sat nav CV 8 3FL will find the venue we are sharing with Birmingham & District Gundog and Terrier Club. Jean tells me there will be bread pudding & everyone is welcome to bring food and/ or drink to share. All exhibitors can put their ring numbers into a hat after judging to win a unique Glen of Imaal Terrier itemIMG_2132