Oh, you’ve noticed!

We’ve been asked about the new “button” on the top of the Glen of Imaal Terrier Enthusiasts & Fanciers Club (in other words OUR) website? Yes the Animal Health Trust do know about it and consider it a great idea. We’ll do one for your breed if you want….and you’re signed up to the Genome Project of course!

It’s a double, double weekend

Not so many things to report for Glen of Imaal Terrier triumphs this weekend but it was a few days to remember for Jo Lynn as her Tipperary Cora Countess of Grantham was BOB at Columbia Terrier and that was repeated at Old Dominion KC where she then went on to take Group 2. Best Opposite to her were, respectively, the two brothers of Cormac McCarthy and Ber-D-Mar Sweet William O’Shea. Theresa Nesbitt writes “After a nice group 3 and 4 last weekend in Racine Oscar takes Best of Opposite this weekend in Columbia to his granddaughter Abberann Stars & Stripes Ruari (9 months old)  She took Best of Breed in a top line up of Glens in competitive Columbus OH for a 5 point major. Keeping in all in the family daughter Scully took home the select ribbon”

At West of England Ladies Kennel Society it was also a double for Kathy George with Billy Wizz taking BOB and Razzamatazz Best Bitch.

Nice special on offer at Columbia Terrier

Nice special on offer at Columbia Terrier


EFG Open Show critique

10 out of 10 for one of the fastest critiques ever!

Glen Of Imaal Enthusiasts And Fanciers Club – 17/04/16

My thanks to EFG for the invitation and the honour of judging their 20th anniversary Open Show. I watched my first Glen Show way back at a venue in Howden (Goole) and am delighted that the breed and exhibitors still retain their enthusiasm and friendliness and I really enjoyed my time with you all.

Puppy Dog (3,0)

  • Tobijanski: Romainville Becks Blue for Zippor. A 10 month blue boy winning this class on his movement and confidence. Has a good bite, decent size of teeth but his head is still relatively narrow. Strong through his neck to a decent lay of shoulder and reasonable front. Topline was pleasing spoiled a tad by his tail carriage. Still a lot of maturing to do.
  • Noon: Jeonty Diamond Ring. 11 month wheaten more mature than 1 with a bit more width to his skull. Dentition was good as was his neck and forehand. Overall profile was very nice however he would not walk on this surface and ruined his chance completely.
  • Smith: Romainville Bilbo Baggins. 11 month wheaten of decent shape and size but tad high on rear and also not moving at his best.


Junior Dog (3,0)

  • George: Rock Buster at Romainville. 11 month blue boy with good mouth, eyes and still to develop in skull. Good fore and good depth to chest with pleasing topline. Outshone the others on his movement. Best puppy dog losing out in the challenge as he is slightly too tall for my preference.
  • Hannington: Boudivella Osca. 15 month wheaten, reasonable development in head, mouth ok, bit narrow in front but moved pretty well.
  • Noon: Jeonty Diamond Ring. Still hated the floor but would love to see him on a different surface.


Post Grad Dog (3,1)

  • Samuel: Jeonty Yippe Kiaye. 2 year grey with strong muzzle and good bite. Well sprung ribs giving good width to fore. Profile ratios were good but would have preferred more drive from the rear.
  • Squires: Bendikes Edward Bear at Squiresbeach. 4 year blue not having the front of 1 or movement today.


Limit Dog (5,1)

  • Rogers: Gleann Dynamo Man at Jeonty. 17 month eye catching blue boy that I really liked. He still needs to mature to compete with the big boys but has all the credentials to do so. Presented a lovely profile with good ratios and really balanced triangles in profile movement. Definitely one for the future.
  • Hogburn: Pajantic Star Trooper. A 3 year old dog that also catches one’s eye. Decent head and sound front. Topline ok but tad bum high. Lovely free moving dog with good reach.
  • Davis: Donvalset Rafferty at Viahinnis. 4 year old blue dog I also liked the look of but couldn’t match the movement of 1 & 2.
  • Howarth: Donvalset Liffy at Arkview.


Open Dog (3,1)

    1. Rogers: Ch. Bregorrey Wannabe Victory by Jeonty. 4 year old blue fully mature dog with good width to skull, strong jaws and good teeth. Strong in front, well-sprung ribs and deep chest. Good topline with strong loin and powerful rear quarters. Lovely free moving dog. Best Dog, Reserve Best in Show and Best Opposite Sex in Show.
  • Sage: Romainville Fast ‘N’ Furious at Wickholm. 3 year old with good head and neck and well laid shoulders. Bit out in front, but chest deep and well sprung. Powerful body, well-muscled rear but couldn’t match movement of 1. Reserve Best Dog.


Veteran Dog (4,2)

  • Barnes: Brockland Blackadder at Malsville. 11 year blue dog showing his age a little but has a lovely head and still got a good mouth. Strong well-laid shoulders and body. Showing a little weakness in his rear end which ultimately cost him in the veteran challenge.


  1. Garner: Ch. Johnny Be Good at Romainville. A 9 year old red wheaten, very eye-catching with good profile and condition. Bit too much out in front for me and over-trimmed.


Puppy Bitch (2,0)

    1. George & Sullivan: Romainville Razzamatazz. 10 month blue with decent width to head, good bite and eyes. Well-made front and reasonable depth to chest. Profile pretty good but still a tad high on the rear. Quite a bit more mature than 2.
  • Rogers: Jeonty Mini Me Me. 10 month wheaten who seems more of a late developer than 1, narrower through her skull but head is balanced. Still a bit loose in front but has nice spring to rib of a good length and short loin. Didn’t do herself justice on the move though from another ring I did see her go better later.


Junior Bitch (0,0)

Post Grad Bitch (2,0)

  • Baldock: Ellerton Dusky Beauty. 3 year blue with a lot to say. Strong head, jaws and teeth and well-made forehand. Well-sprung ribs and well-covered! Overall pleasing shape and was very good on the move.
  • Studd: Wickholm Gone in Sixty Seconds. 2 year wheaten who hasn’t matured yet. Narrower in skull than 1 though still got enough strength to jaws and teeth. Good profile but would prefer tad more rear angulation. Moved well.


Limit Bitch (2,0)

  • Hannington: Romainville Uptown Girl. 4 year dark blue bitch with balanced good shaped head and good mouth. Pretty good front, deep chest and good rib/loin ratio. In crisp coat and out-moved 2 but would like her action a bit freer.
  • Squires: Young May Moon. Another 4 year old blue not having the head of 1 but has a good bite. Good lay of shoulder but front left turned out bit too much. Bit longer in loin than 1 and her movement was erratic, hopped several times.


Open Bitch (2,0)

  • Seall: Ch. Bregorry Madam Defiance. 4 year old blue bitch that I really like. Strong well-balanced head, well-made fore with good chest depth, spring of rib and spot on rib/loin ratios. No weakness in topline and a lovely profile. Very sound on the move with plenty of reach. Just preferred her overall balance to the dog in the challenge. Delighted to award her Best Bitch, Best of Breed and Best in Show.
  • George: Romainville Rock On Ruby. 3 year wheaten bitch with decent head and jaw. Good lay of shoulder but front not that of 1. Bit leggier than I would prefer.


Veteran Bitch (4,0)

A class I was spoiled in and great to see the quality of these “old?” girls

  • Seall: Ch. Brockland Belle Bregorry. 11 year old darling of a blue bitch. This girl screams Glen at you. Being picky, I would prefer a bit more rear angulation but very well-balanced, has great ratios and today out-moved most of the entry. Super girl just outdone today by her daughter. Delighted to give her Reserve Best Bitch and Best Veteran in Show.
  • Baldock: Ch. Jeonty Maybe Daysee. Wheaten bitch coming up to eight. Another super girl with all the correct attributes. Very sound and well-constructed, just lacking the free movement of 1.
  • Sage: Jeonty Lola Mat at Wickholm. Litter sister to 2 and very similar. Another lovely girl.
  • Samuel: Jeonty Red Clover



Best in Show: Ch. Bregorry Madam Defiance

Reserve Best in Show: Ch. Bregorry Wannabe Victory by Jeonty

Best Opposite Sex in Show: Ch. Bregorry Wannabe Victory by Jeonty

Best Veteran in Show: Ch. Brockland Belle Bregorry

Best Puppy in Show: Romainville Razzamatazz

Roger Cruden (Shamsky)


Looking for something to do at the weekend?

Calling all dog lovers in the Nottinghamshire area!

ALL ABOUT DOGS returns to Newark Showground this Saturday and Sunday (23rd & 24th)

Come to the LARGEST Fun Dog Show in the UK.
£7 for adults and FREE for children if tickets are bought online (YES dogs go free)

Bring your dog for two days full of exciting arena displays, expert advice, shopping and lots of fun have-a-go activities including the popular fun dog shows.

Just to name a few we have….
*Fun Dog Shows organised by Rescue groups such as Notts & Yorkshire Boxer Rescue Fundraising page
*Arena Events such as display team from Conquest K9
*Have-a-go events from Trent Valley Dog Club
and many many many more


Not the only ones then

At a show a few weeks ago a discussion took place about breed specific movement and how it was rapidly disappearing. So many judges expected all breeds in front of them to move the same and if it didn’t move like the others it was mentally dismissed even though, in some cases, it might be one of only a few moving CORRECTLY for the breed it was. A couple of old style dog show people just having a moan perhaps but it was nice to have this sent along. Just ask yourself how many, judge, breeder, exhibitor can actually identify Glen of Imaal Terrier breed specific movement?

Busy weekend for beauty AND brains!

Busy weekend for Glen of Imaal Terrier people with two shows at the same venue on the same day, something well known in the States, but not in the UK. The EFG Open Show was held in the morning and Birmingham Gundog & Terrier in the afternoon with respective entries of just over and just under 30-the Glens giving the biggest entry in the Terrier Group at G&T. EFG Judge Roger Cruden certainly found as type he liked with Best In Show going to Bregorrey Madam Defiance and Best Dog (RBIS) to her brother Bregorrey Wannabe Victory by Jeonty. Their dam Brockland Belle Bregorrey was Best Veteran overall and her brother Brockland Blackadder at Malsville was Veteran Dog Winner. Best Puppy went to Romainville Razzamatazz with her brother, Roaminville Becks Blue for Zippor (nice to see that affix back in the Glen ring) Puppy Dog. The well admired clock went home with Cresta Garner, the ring number draw was won by Jean Rogers and the catalogue prize went to Gee Noone. At Gundog & Terrier Tony Hadley awarded BOB to Romainville Billy Wizz, BOS to Jeonty Maybee Daysee and Best Puppy to Jeonty Mini MeMe who made the cut in the Terrier Group.

At Tallinn Winners2016 BOB was Gleann Cotton Cody with BOS going to Gleann Una Noonan whilst at Vassa International Ungus MacGuire kept the Gleann flag flying with Best of Breed with Pearytail Candy McCoy Best Bitch.

Griffin (Ber-D-Mar Ballygriffin of Greystoke) continued to show his abilities in the coursing field with getting his 10th & 11th coursing legs and so his Coursing Ability Advanced Title. Monique Oliver writes “What an amazing weekend! Oliver participated in 2 Performance Scent Dogs trials, Saturday in eastern PA and Sunday in MA. He qualified in 5 classes, coming in first in Excellent Exteriors both days, second in Excellent Distance & Excellent Buildings, and third in Advanced Speed earning a title in that class. The big news is my Oliver and another dog became the first dogs to ever earn the overall Advanced level PSD title!!!”

Huge congratulations to everybody