On the 16th there will be……

Okay there is eye testing (appointments jean@e-f-g.co.uk) and there is a Fun Dog Show. For the first time there will be tracking, this is for any breed remember not just Glen of Imaal Terriers. There will be the usual Grooming Workshop and it doesn’t matter what your personal experience is; there will be somebody there to show YOU how to do your Glen’s coat. There will-of course-be the usual Saturday night supper! Tents,caravans, motorhomes can all be accommodated but we do need to know you are coming, just drop Jean an email.

On Monday 20th June…..

Mel, judging Crufts 2014

Mel, judging Crufts 2014

…..the funeral will be held of Mel Hardy. It will take place at Sherwood Forest Crematorium, Newark Road, New Ollerton, NG22 9PZ at 2.00pm. Afterwards family & friends are invited to The Orangery, West Retford Hotel, North Road, Retford. DN22 7XG.

Family flowers only please but donations to Cancer Research would be appreciated.

Another week of celebration

Another week and more smiling Glen of Imaal Terrier owners!

In Finland Gleann Elite Ellie took 2 BOBs ahead of her respective brothers, Gleann Expert Edvard and Gleann Eager Edgar. Over at Latvian Winners Pearytail Bonnie B Goode took BOB and became a Latvian Champion. Interestingly cats are shown at the same time-is there any other country that shows the two species together? At the Northern Terrier Club in Sweden McNally’s Gracie became a Swedish Champion.

The Glen Association Show saw Best Dog, Best Veteran and Best In Show go to Grizzlemarsh Digby with Best Bitch to Romainville Fade to Grey. The two Reserves were, respectively, Amhard Just in Thyme and Young May Moon.

Over in the States Theresa Nesbitt writes that “Abberann Torcan had a nice “weekend in Wheaton” with a Group 2 and Group 4 win.  His little sister Abberann Derbla “Ava” made a stunning American debut starting off with a major over 3 champion bitches.” Keadeen Blue Boy for Bluesette also had a great weekend with 3 Best of Breeds, 2 owner handler Group 1s and a Terrier Group 2.

Niamh (with Laura) has staked another title in the “brains” stakes when she qualified Senior in Barn Hunter for the fabulous title of RATS and Oliver earned first place and his 2nd Excellent Speed leg at the Performance Scent Dogs trial in Westborough, MA

Congratulations everybody!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Goodbye

It has been no secret that Anne Hardy was holding Mel’s hand at home whilst the weeks and days counted down. On Monday Mel left Anne as he started that last great walk on his own. For him, when he arrives, there will be that joyous meeting of friends-both two and four legged-that have gone before. For Anne life will seem so strange, so empty, so different. All Glen of Imaal Terrier people send their best wishes, their love, their condolences and we are here if you need us.

SKC & Southern Counties Critique

GLEN OF IMAAL TERRIERS

Firstly may I thank SKC for the appointment and the exhibitors for their entry. For most a way to travel and much appreciated.

 Junior Dog (4.1) A quality class of youngsters ranging from 7 months to 16 months.

1)Hannington: Boudivella Oscar he has now reached that teenage stage a developing glen that now needs maturity. Body condition good, needs time now. Moved well both ways. Head, eye, muzzle and teeth okay. Presented well with good coat covering. Did enough to take the RCC.

2)Tobijanski: Romainville Becks Blue for Zippor. Having recently moved home has come on in the recent weeks. Good head and expression. At this stage was presented in excellent condition, however coat soft. Balanced throughout with good movement forward and back. A very good overall performance deserving BP.

3)Hogburn: Pajantick Razamataz. A youngster, presentation and condition very good. Developing well with good head and kind eye for age. However slightly longer in body and requires to muscle up but at 7 months has plenty of time, improving with each month. One to watch for the future. Moved well just missing out against the older competition.

 

 Post Graduate (1.1)

 Limit Dog          (2.1)

1)Perrie: Poachersmoon Angus Mag Og. Coming up 4 yrs. old and a strong substantial glen. It is nice to see that the owner has taken advice given and is working hard on presentation. Has a way to go but such an improvement. Strong head, keen eye and good foreface with a well-muscled body and deep chest. Well boned. Coat is much improved. Just lacked in rear movement and drive in the challenge.

Open Dog (2.1)

1)Hogburn: Pajantick Star Trooper. What a little showman he is turning into. 4 years old and maturing nicely. Loved his head and kind eye and in superb harsh coat condition presented well with adequate bone. Moved with drive and purpose, good angulation, giving nothing away. Mouth could be better but you could not take away from the overall glen it was his day and he deserved the CC and BOB. His presence in the group ring was noted as he moved out putting on a good performance.

Post Graduate Bitch (1.1)

1)Baldock: Ellerton Dusky Beauty. Again another 4 yr old and now maturing into a lovely brindle bitch. Well-proportioned head, excellent eye colour good foreface and good mouth. Excellent expression Well-muscled with deep chest and good spring of rib and carrying excellent bone. Good turn of stifle. Moving well. Taking the deserved CC just missing out against the dog who was not giving away his day.

Limit Bitch (2.1)

1)Hannington: Romainville Uptown Girl. 5 yr old mature bitch of excellent harsh dark brindle coat. Well-presented. Head slightly narrow for me, however good dentition and eye colour, nice expression. Moved out both ways with drive, carrying good overall muscle tone but of lighter bone and not so deep through. Though did enough to deserve RCC on the day.

Jean Rogers (Judge)

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SOUTHERN COUNTIES CA

It was with great excitement and honour I accepted a Judging Appointment for Glen of Imaal Terriers at Southern Counties CA. I can’t say I wasn’t disappointed when I received my entry, but when I was in the ring I was pleased with the quality of the dogs present, a big thanks to the exhibitors I had a great day.

BD PAJANTICK STAR TROOPER (L HOGBURN)
RBD PAJANTICK RAZAMATAZ (L HOGBURN)
BB PAJANTICK ROCKAHULA (MS P J WITHERS)
BOB PAJANTICK STAR TROOPER (L HOGBURN)
BP PAJANTICK RAZAMATAZ (L HOGBURN)

Junior
Entries: 2 Absentees: 1
1ST PAJANTICK RAZAMATAZ (L HOGBURN)
An excellent puppy, only 7 months old, powerful in head, dark eye uses ears well, teeth and bite second to none, excellent well boned front, enough rib for age, correct topline, strong well boned with good angulation, good coat, showed and moved well, one to watch when he matures.

Open
Entries: 1 Absentees: 0
1ST PAJANTICK STAR TROOPER (L HOGBURN)
Good balanced dog, strength and depth to a good shaped head and jaw, correct topline, well boned and very powerful backend, muscle as hard as iron, showed and moved well with drive, a bit short in jacket, but a good confident dog I think could do a days work.

Puppy
Entries: 1 Absentees: 0
1ST PAJANTICK ROCKAHULA (MS P J WITHERS)
A real feminine baby only 7 months old, beautiful expression, good headshape, excellent eye, good bone and front, enough body for age, hard coat, but didn’t show in her class, but moved well with tail up in the puppy challenge with her brother for best pup.

Judge: BOB BLACKLEY

 

 

Let’s celebrate….

….Glen of Imaal Terriers doing their thing with their people.

A double show weekend in Ireland with Abberann Phelan having to bow the paw to the ladies at both Munster & Cork. Daulton’s Midnight Sky of Galore was BOB at the former and Abberann Reach For The Stars Ryanna at the latter. At Southern Counties Championship Show Pajantick Star trooper was BOB with Pajantick Rockahula Best Bitch.

The weekend of the Estonian Winners saw Glenrosedale Buagh Ri Arthur Milo and Pearytail Artful Tess both getting the Estonian 2016 title with Milo the nod for BOB. At Tallinn Group Show BOB went to Pearytail Candy McCoy and over the weekend McJakes Angel-Lina become an Estonian Junior Champion. Back in Finland Kuhmo Group Show saw Gleann Easter Eamonn take BOB.

Over in the States Keadeen Blue Boy for Bluesette was 4th in the Group at Yokima Valley KC and Daulton’s Rory also notched up a placement at Toledo KC with a G2 in OH and a G4 in the Terrier group. Ladies Kennel Club (Inc) had Kilkenny Granite Great Gatsby get the nod for BOB whilst at Gateway Terrier Show Abberann Stars and Stripes Ruari became a Champion.

Monique Anthony writes “Oliver qualified and earned first place in the Excellent Speed class yesterday at the Performance Scent Dogs trial in Raymond, NH! The funniest part of the day was when he attacked some Barn Hunt tubes just outside one of the search areas and ran down the clock. Birch, anise or clove hides cannot compete with BH tubes, even if empty”

Applause to you all!!

Is she the oldest Glen?

Glen of Imaal Terriers aren’t a breed that, in the normal course of events, die young……in fact their normal cause of death is Anno Domini so we are blessed with some senior individuals. Last Tuesday Elric’s Awaltzin’ Matilda enjoyed her 19th birthday so belated Happy Birthday to her and does this make her our oldest living Glen since Harry died?

Tilly at 17 years young

Tilly at 17 years young