The sun is shining….

…and Glen of Imaal Terrier people are out and about.

Over in Ireland at Hibernian Abberann Phelan was Best of Breed with Daulton’s Midnight Sky of Galore Best Bitch. As usual the Finns were out and about everywhere with Gleann Ungus MacGuire BOB and Glenrosedale Banrion Ros Croi BOS at Rauma National Show at Wirmo BOB was awarded to Glenrosedale Buagh Ri Arthur Milo and at the Kotka Puppy Show Rosears Little Digger took the top award with Rosears Last Soldier No 2. Seinajoki Group Show saw Pearytail Black Cat become a new Champion. Only one report from the States, at the back to back Ravenna KC weekend Daulton’s Rory was Best of Breed both days with Daulton’s Princess C Hatteras taking Opposite one day and Emerald Isle Keeley with Daulton the other.

Well done everybody!

WELKS critique

Glen of Imaal Terriers

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1 Romainville Razzamatazz, a very promising youngster of 11 months, she is of good size & type who presents a good outline, balanced head with a strong skull & jaw, good bone, big rib for her age, correct topline & lovely coat texture;

2 Pajantick Rockahula, a similar bitch having the same sire as the winner but not her maturity at the moment, strong head with a good eye, lovely body for her age with heavy bone, very free mover.

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1 Golden Spurs, a mature youngster again of good type head of good proportions heavy boned front correct topline & well set tail lovely coat texture showed steadily & moved with drive;

2 Romainville Freedies Choice, a dog of nice size, but perhaps could carry a little more substance than he has today, he is well constructed giving a good outline well off for bone lovely expression;

3 Rock Buster at Romainville.

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1 Ch Romainville Billy Whizz, mature & very typical dog he has a balanced head which is broad & tapering neat well placed ears, lovely neck & shoulders with a well boned front, good rib adding to a good topline, well set tail moved & shown with confidence. BOB.


Let’s keep thinking and hopefully learning a bit!

As part of the idea that dog people should always be learning and improving we’ve run some quite highbrow stuff on here. Hopefully anybody, not just Glen of Imaal Terrier people, who reads them (and we’re not asking for all at once) will bookmark/favourite them for future reference. Today have a look at this one. Yes as usual the pedants will scream over the spelling and some of the terminology but hopefully they may still give it a proper look at.

Catching up after May Day…

Now May Day holiday is over dog shows are starting with a vengeance and Glen of Imaal Terrier people are certainly out and about.

In Finland at Kangasniemi dog show Marfidal Sparkle of Meomodo was BOB and became a Finnish Champion whilst her brother Marfidal Pleasant Surprise was BOS and also got his Finnish Championship whilst at Salo Group Show Gleann Cotton Cody was Best of Breed and Gleann Curvy Corvette Best Bitch. In Dortmund (Germany) the 2016 Europasieger title was taken by Billy Tow Vom Deich and his daughter, Fear Fiuntar Candy Keva was Best Bitch and another daughter, McJakes Aivy Youth Winner.  At the Baltic Terrier Show Finn Glenn Glen Limited Edition took Best of Breed both days (good rosettes at that show). In Ireland Fermoy Canine Club had Daulton’s Midnight Sky of Galore in the top spot with Abberann Phelan taking Best Dog. In America Daulton’s Rory was Bob at Crawford County Kennel with Daulton’s Princess C Hateras taking Best Opposite

In the UK Romainville Rock on Ruby was Best of Breed at Birmingham National with Amhard Justin Thyme Best Dog. The two Reserves, respectively, where Ellerton Dusky Beauty and Boudivella Oscar. Kingcottage Boogie on Basil was out and about in varieties and too home a red rosette from Aberystwyth

Monique titled her e mail “more brags” but it certainly should be with the news “Oliver enjoyed his time at the Performance Scent Dog trial on Saturday in New Hampshire, becoming the first dog to ever earn the PSD Excellent Distance title and the Excellent Exterior title! Plus, four 1st places in his classes/divisions!” Laura Trainor added another Double Q to Niamh’s tally at the SOTC agility trial-what a fabulous photograph

Many congratulations to everybody!


The Game Fair lives!

Last year the Country Landowners Association announced they would be no longer running the Game Fair due to costs and lack of revenue; the planned 2016 event at Ragley Hall would be cancelled. Like Bond it has became a case of never say never again as the 2016 Game Fair lives and it is still at Ragley Hall, Staffordshire. A chance to again celebrate The Countryside

This year though rather than just the CLA Game Fair there is a host of sponsors, clubs and associations (one of which is the Kennel Club) helping out in the funding. Take a look online and maybe mark the diary for 29-31st July