Advance notification of the AGM.

In keeping with the promise to move the Annual General Meeting of the Glen of Imaal Terrier Enthusiasts & Fanciers Club (EFG) north and south of Birmingham on alternate years the following is announced. The AGM will be held on 20 March 2016 at Mappleborough Village Hall at 11.00am for a 11.30 start

Full details will shortly be on the website and notifications placed in the two dog papers.

There ARE two calendars!

Before Christmas many people were disappointed not to be able to order a copy of the 2016 Limited Edition EFG 20th Year Celebration Calendar. There are two unexpectedly available so if you would still like one do send Jean,, an email. How come two now when they were impossible to obtain? We have to be discreet here because we don’t won’t to embarrass anybody but “double Christmas presents” says it all. Still a few diaries as well if you’ve realised you didn’t get one and these are suitable for ALL dog owners as they have show dates etc. in, not just Glen of Imaal Terrier people.

Some were still out and about!

Three events to record over the Christmas/New Year period for Glen of Imaal Terriers and their owners. At Dublin Dog Show Abberann Phelan was Best of Breed with Daulton Midnight Sky of Galore taking the Bitch Green Star. At Luton Canine Association Boudivella Oscar took his first Group Placement with Best of Breed and Puppy Group 3.

And Monique sends the following:- On Saturday in New Hampshire, Oliver earned his 3rd qualifying score and resulting title in the Novice Speed class at a Performance Scent Dogs’ Nosework trial.  By doing so, he completed the requirement of earning titles in all five Novice classes (Buildings, Containers, Distance, Exterior, Speed) to become the FIRST dog of any breed to earn an overall NOVICE LEVEL TITLE! Accomplishing this involved lots of practice and traveling hours to trials over the last 8 months, but he and I thoroughly enjoyed the process. He also qualified for the 3rd time in Advanced Containers and earned that class title.  I am so proud that a 16 year old Glen of Imaal Terrier was the first to achieve this milestone and that he continually demonstrates that age is only a number!

Oliver-PSD Novice title

It’s Monday so it’s an appreciation

Seamus at 3 monthsMany Mondays throughout the year are an appreciation of Glen of Imaal Terriers in various events and today was going to start the year off the same but that’s going to be Tuesday this week. Today it’s an appreciation of a long, long life. Less than a week ago one hundred and ninety nine of us shared the news of Seamus and Ollie and their fabulous ages. On January 2nd though Seamus (GlenTyrs Something Wicked) at 17 years, 8 months, and 22 days old, crossed the Rainbow Bridge at 2:25 p.m.

It’s always difficult when a dog goes to join The Family but to have a gap in your house after such a long time must be unbelievably heart-breaking. Seamus, your age and wisdom did all Glendom proud.