Wellingborough & District Canine Society have scheduled Glen of Imaal Terriers. The show is April 9th and the venue Sports Connexion, Leamington Road, Ryton-on-Dunsmore, Coventry CV8 3FL. The judge is Mark Walshaw. Entries close today (29th February) snail mail or 6th March online. Schedules are online
Schedules are also online for Retford Canine Society. Their show is March 20th at Newark Showground. Glen of Imaal Terriers are to be judged by Maud Hawkes and Retford has the same closing dates as Wellingborough
North Lincs Dog Club is also at Newark but on the 26th March (Easter Saturday). Glen of Imaal Terriers will be judged by Gillian Griffiths and entries close today.
The KC/BVA Eye Testing at Newark tomorrow is (very) full and no further appointments can be taken. We will be organising another on July 16th at Swineshead with, as usual, Peter Bedford officiating. Note the date in your diaries and bookings will be taken from early June
The launch of The Kennel Club/Animal Health Trust Give A Dog a Genome project is an exciting time for all pedigree dog breeds. The chance to be included in the initial 50, and so get £1,000 donated towards costs by the KC Charitable Trust, is a wonderful opportunity. Glen of Imaal Terriers have registered interest to be included and will have a representative at the AHT Seminar on Friday 26th to present questions that have been forwarded. It is intended that those answers will be with the Breed Clubs over the weekend for discussion by the Committees before an absolute final decision is made.
The EFG Spring Newsletter is currently being posted. It is online for overseas members and people who said they would prefer it that way. Email Jean firstname.lastname@example.org for the password.
Items for the agenda of the Annual General Meeting of the EFG need to be with Jean by tomorrow. Dates, times etc. are on the website.
The EFG Open Show schedule (in conjunction with Birmingham Gundog & Terrier who have allocated 10 classes this year) is online , coming out in the newsletter and will be available at Crufts. Entries can be handed in to Jean or Sue at Crufts but they must be in sealed envelopes with EFG Open Show on the front please.
Sunday 13th March will see an amazing 42 Glen of Imaal Terriers entered for Bill Brown-Cole. This is against 30 in 2015, 26 in 2014 and 36 in 2013. The question of where have they all come from will be known pretty soon but a fairly high number of overseas people are anticipated as Crufts isn’t all that liked by some domestic enthusiasts. The more the merrier though and even though the EFG would like to think it is people coming specially to share the 20th Year Celebration Cake they do acknowledge it probably isn’t the prime reason for entry!
Glens are first in Ring 6, Hall 1 at 9.00am so it is an incredibly early start for everybody-don’t forget the comfy shoes.
The biggie of the results to catch up with has to be Westminster (hopefully the 180 odd who looked on here last Tuesday/Wednesday weren’t too disappointed we were still on Winter break). GCH Finnabair Ardmore Ned made it an incredible three BOBs on the trot so it just has to be one word, besides congratulations, WOW. Best Opposite Sex was his daughter CH Tipperary That Girl. Two Selects were awarded and they were the brother & sister CH Cormac McCarthy & CH Ber-D-Mar My Dream of You Aoife with sire GCH Rainbow Springs Wicklow Warrior of Ber-D-Mar taking the Award of Merit so judge Ron Menaker could certainly see families and more than some may realise. Ned and the dam of the Ber-D-Mar siblings are brother & sister. Ned’s grandsire was the brother of Wicklow Warrior’s grandsire (English bred by a German dog) so besides family we are talking international! Thanks to Jane Fenton for the photographs
Back in January Kathleen O’Donnell (Australia) wrote “Tara (Taufield Queen Of Tara) 6mths first show in Minor got her bitch challenge and BOB then went on to win Minor of group she was so good and stood so well for me she performed well in General Specials (Best in Show) I was so proud of my girl today”. Also in January GCH Kilkenny’s Granite Glen Rooney took BOB/BOBOH and Group 4 at Merrimack Valley KC. The group of shows that make up the Northern Ohio Winter Classic saw two Best of Breeds for Daulton’s Rory & one for Kilkenny’s Granite Aine of Claddagh. At Erie Ch Daulton’s Dark Lily of Caradoc was BOB and then got the nod for Group 3. Two more Group placings for GCH Abberann Torcan, a Gp2 in Minnesota and a Group 4 at Osh Kosh.
The Finns don’t notice Winter so are out and about as usual! A Group 1 for Gleann Dear Dandelion and a Group 1 and BIS4 for Pearytail Cruella de Gleann at Kajaani Puppy Show. At Turkuu International Gleann Cotton Candy was BOB with Stiubhard Cutie Pie at Gleann BOS and obtaining her Finnish Championship. She followed this up with BOB at Parkano Group Show and then took a fabulous Reserve Best In Show. Pearytail Candy McCoy was BOB at Lahti Puppy Show and then went on to Group 3.
In Germany at Chemnitz Fire & Ice Moonraker was twice BOB and at Sporting Terrier of Yorkshire Jeonty Diamond Ring was Best of Breed. In Denmark Gleann Willy the Whale became a Danish Champion. A new Norwegian Champion came into being in MacNallys Glenna-Roisin and at Gent BOB was awarded to Bregorrey Wannabe Victory By Jeonty
The mighty Oliver doesn’t care that it’s Winter as he earned an “Excellent Containers” title at the Performance Scent Dogs trial in New Hampshire early February.
A great few weeks everybody-very, very well done.
Finnabair Ardmore Ned
Tipperary That Girl
Taufield Queen Of Tara
Pearytail Candy McCoy
Daulton’s Dark Lily of Caradoc
Gleann Dear Dandelion
Gleann Cotton Candy, Stiubhard Cutie Pie at Gleann
Pearytail Charming Chad-Pearytail Cruella de Gleann