Blackpool entry

5 Glen of Imaal Terriers are entered at Blackpool this coming weekend. Terrier Day is Friday 24th and Glens are 3rd in Ring 16 and ARE NOT in the ring before 10.30am

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Let’s celebrate the (theoretical) start of summer

Summer officially starts in two days so let’s celebrate it with Glen of Imaal Terrier successes. At Swords Championship Show in Ireland BOB went to Abberann Phelan with Daulton’s Midnight Sky of Galore as RBOB. At the National Dog Show in Erfurt (Germany) Finn Glen Glen Limited Edition took Best of Breed and became both a VDH & Kft German Champion

The Finns are always out and about and at Rovaniemi International Show Gleann Easter Eamonn took home the senior rosette whilst at Uusikaupunki Group Show Best of Breed went to Glenrosedale Buagh Ri Arthur Milo and Glenrosedale Banrion Ros Croi was Best Opposite Sex. At Eagle International BOB was Pearytail Bonnie B Goode with BOS Pearytail Arm Candy Andy (great name). In Norway at Tromso International Gleann Ungus MacGuire was BOB with Balloo Girl Best Bitch.

Over in America Echo Hills KC of Ohio saw Emerald Isle Keely with Daulton take BOB & Owner Handler Group 4. St Petersburg Dog Fanciers Association saw Finnabair Caatskill Lightening on the Shorelyne take the big rosette. At Bryn Mawr Ber-D-Mar Sweet William O’Shea was Best of Breed whilst Daulton’s Wild Night of Galore took back to back Best of Breed and group 4 wins at Greater Clarksburg (West Virginia)

A new name to the “brains and beauty” call is Bregorrey Sovereign Storm who took his first qualifying leg in standard preferred agility and also took first in class.

Well done everybody!

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!