August moves on…..

Glen of Imaal Terriers (and their owners) never stop. Two group shows in Finland, Isokyrö and Raiso, saw the top honours go to Gleann Curvy Corvette and Taramont Niamh Tirnan ‘Og respectively. In America Emerald Isle Keely with Daulton was BOB and Owner Handler Gp2 at St Clairsville (Ohio) and then the next day took a Group 3. Abberann Torcan took two Best of Breeds and a Group 2 at Muncie, Indiana. So some very nicely placed American Glens!

It’s the start of “The Circuit” in Ireland and it kicked off with the All Terrier. Abberann Phelan was Best of Breed and Poachersmoon Sissy McGinty Best Bitch. Next along was Clonmel with Phelan once again BOB but Best Bitch went to sister Dervla

Congratulations all!!

Abberann Torcan

It’s not just FCI judges

The recent agreement between the FCI and the Kennel Club caused comment. How can the KC allow FCI judges of sometimes somewhat strange experience in a breed judge at Championship Shows over here? It isn’t just FCI people as a recent critique showed. If Glen of Imaal Terrier hadn’t been at the top nobody would ever have guessed as there was not one mention of anything to do with the breed. The same judge also bemused the owners of another breed they ran the “expert” eye over as some unusual things were complemented. At least it indicated to readers one of three possible breeds were judged…unlike the Glens

Spring 2015

The Kennel Club have released the Breed Record Supplement for April-June 2015. There are 16 new registrations for Glen of Imaal Terriers and 5 crd3 results recorded. The 16 puts Glens above Cesky, Australians and Skyes but 1 behind Smooth Fox. It’ll be interesting to see what the next BRS shows as there seem to have been quite a number of puppies around.

Ollie does it but what about here?

A few weeks ago, just after everybody read about the magnificent Oliver and his nose, the question came in about nosework in Europe. Hadn’t any real clue if any Glen of Imaal Terrier’s did it here…and that was the reply given….. but now there is something different to say.

Woody (and Cresta because somebody has to hold the lead) have taken up a new challenge and it is nosework! This is them at the recent Cesky Terrier tracking day, the pair of them are feeling quite inspired and most certainly will be continuing. Anybody else doing it?

It isn’t holidays for everybody

August is the big holiday season but Glen of Imaal Terrier enthusiasts are still out and about. Two shows in Finland and at Turku Jeonty Flown Finnair was BOB with his granddaughter Susamurun Sogno Best Opposite whilst at Joensuu Rosears Humpty Dumpty took the top spot with Rosears Jealous Helena Best Bitch. In Vöru (Estonia) Romainville Highflyer was BOB both days and took Group 4 on the Sunday At America the back to back shows of Lorain Country saw Daulton’s Princess C Hatteras take a BOB and a BOBOH Group 4, on different days as she is owner handled. The other “Best” went to Caatskill’s Merry Miss Mayhem. Sometimes it’s slightly confusing when Europe doesn’t have the Owner Handler Group. It was also two Group 4s at Racine (Wisconsin) for Abberann Torcan. Well done all!!

Like to share a photograph….or two?

In 2016 the EFG will have been in existence for 20 years so what can be done to celebrate?

We’re starting with a calendar and are looking for photographs to illustrate it. Does your Glen work, rest or play in a particularly photogenic or interesting way? Does your heart melt when they look at you? Do you laugh out loud at the absurdity of the Glen mind? Why not share it with everybody?

If you think you have a suitable picture for the calendar email it to Harold ( so that the editorial panel can consider it and decide on the best.  The pictures will be printed 4inches by 4 inches approximately ( it’s going to be a slimline calendar) so need to have a file size of at least 1mb (960×960 pixels) bigger is better. If you only have a camera phone do still send your shots as many phone cameras do that size. However they are taken they should be as sharp and clear as possible with an uncluttered background.

You don’t have to be an EFG member to send a photograph, you don’t have to be in the UK, you don’t even have to be a Glen owner as you could have a superb shot of one that you saw out and about, you should though be happy for it to be printed. If you have one on your computer that you have downloaded from the web do send that but please check with whoever took it originally they are happy for you to do so.

Looking forward to seeing our magnificent breed.