It’s already mid January, where has the time gone!
We’ve waved the Crufts entry off, Westminster is posted, Top Dogs announced, AGM notification published. So after an incredible year in 2015, over fifty three and a half thousand visits to here, we’re going for the annual lie down for a while. In case you forget the AGM notification is on the website as is the schedule for the Open Show 2016. It’s on Sunday April 17th and if you want to be ahead of the game entries are now open. As they don’t close until April 4th we haven’t bombarded folk yet as we’ve had reports that they get put away for Christmas and New Year and then forgotten about but they will be around, with reminders every few hours seemingly, from the end of February.
We’ll get back together on Monday February 22nd for (hopefully) some fabulous Westminster photographs and news for Crufts. Do send any wins/events/news you have whilst the loins are being regirded. We still want to know because how else can Glen of Imaal Terrier people be kept up to date? This only exists because of you.
A new year means memberships are due. EFG subs are a very reasonable £5 single, £8 joint or £3 junior. Cheques to be made to the EFG and Jean Rogers, firstname.lastname@example.org , is very happy to answer any questions. Anne Hardy, email@example.com will surely also help with any Association queries.
Online entries for Crufts close today. Terrier Day is Sunday March 13th and Glen of Imaal Terriers are first in Ring 6 for judge Bill Brown-Cole. The Glen of Imaal Terrier Enthusiasts & Fanciers Club (EFG) is 20 years old this year and would like to invite anybody and everybody to join us for a piece of celebration cake.
We have some exciting news for you and your breed club members…
The deadline for the Kennel Club’s Vulnerable British & Irish Breeds Competition sponsored by Eukanuba and run in conjunction with media partner Our Dogs, has been extended until the 18th January 2016 to allow the following Vulnerable breeds to submit their claim form to secure a place in this year’s final at Crufts 2016: Cardigan Welsh Corgi, Deerhound, Spaniel (Field), Glen of Imaal Terrier, Irish Wolfhound, Kerry Blue Terrier, King Charles Spaniel, Mastiff
To be in with a chance of gaining a place in the Crufts final a claim form must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to Breed Shows Team, The Kennel Club, Clarges Street, Piccadilly, London, W1J 8AB, and received no later than 18th January 2016. The Crufts finalists will then be notified by the Kennel Club.
In Ireland: Ch Abberann Phelan who can now have Multi Champion written in front of his name as his Dutch Championship, to add to his Irish and UK, was confirmed just before Christmas.
In Finland: Ch Gleann Una Noonan.
The USA haven’t declared officially for the end of the year but provisionally, and here it is interesting as they run two tables one on Group placings and one on breed placings. The Group table has GCH Finnabair Ardmore Ned at number one and the breed table has GCH Emerald Isle Keely with Daulton at the top-she also “manages” number 3 in Group placings also.
The UK also has announced Top Breeder, Stud Dog, Brood Bitch and Puppy. They are, respectively, Romainville, Ch/Dutch/Del Ch Jeonty Wannabe Buster, Ch Brockland Belle Bregorrey and Gleann Dynamo Man at Jeonty (who is the son of the Finnish Top Glen)
Congratulations everybody; a great year for you all!