Entries close for Darlington Championship Show next Tuesday (2nd August) Glen of Imaal Terriers are to be judged by Max King and are in the ring at 9.00am. Terrier Day is Friday 16th September
To recognise places that welcome & accept dogs the Kennel Club runs the Dog Friendly Award, they have also teamed up with Dog Friendly that currently has over 30,000 businesses and places on its database, so if you go away over the coming weeks you should hopefully be able to find somewhere that says “WELCOME” to you and your dog.
Montgomery Terrier Show in early October is THE event for all Terrier people and particularly for Glen of Imaal Terrier owners as the American Glen Club has their Specialty at Montgomery itself. All week though they are shows and events for terriers so it is a great trip if anybody is thinking of visiting Philadelphia in the “early fall”. Full details from a Glen point of view can be found in the following flyer GITCASpecialtyFlyer20167-12-16
At Leeds Championship Show Boudivella Oscar got his first CC (with Best of Breed) with Young May Moon taking the bitch ticket. Romainville Becks Blue for Zippor & Roaminville Razzamatazz taking the two Reserves. At the Danish Terrier Club Show McCormac Setna Sithbacc was Best of Breed whilst in Germany Spirit of Ireland Angel was taking Best veteran & Best of Breed. In Lithuania Pearytail Candy McCoy took the top award at one show and also obtained the last Lithuanian Junior CAC so became a Lithuanian, Estonian, Latvian and Baltic Junior Champion at another where Pearytail Black Cat was BOB. The Pearytails had a good weekend because at the same time Pearytail Cherry Bomb was Best of Breed in Helsinki.
Over in America a cluster of shows at Portand (Oregon) saw two Best of Breeds for Keadeen Blue Boy of Bluesette and one for Keadeen Sir Emmet Mingus Glas.
Pride of place has to be given though to the fabulous Oliver as Monique writes the following:- “Even though it was 95 degrees at the Performance Scent Dog trial yesterday in Littleton, MA, Oliver qualified in 2 classes and earned 1st place ribbons: Excellent Buildings & Excellent Distance (metallic level)! The judges were impressed with his strong work ethic. That’s my boy!
I was especially excited about him earning his Excellent Building leg. The 2 contiguous rooms were overflowing wit…h furniture and storage material, so it was difficult. After locating 2 hides and with 30 seconds left to go, Oliver sort of alerted near the door and a tall plastic container unit. Not convinced it was an alert on a scented hide, I moved him around the room while he barked at me. With a few seconds left, I brought him back to the area of interest and he sniffed around but didn’t give me a convincing alert, so I called finish thinking we had blown it. Nope. I was correct in not calling it and the judge told me afterwards that she thought he was simply waiting to leave b/c he had finished searching. Whew.”
Beauty and brains, Glen of Imaal Terriers have them both!
From the Kennel Club:-
We thought you would like to know that bookings for the Scheme’s Annual Event 2016 are now open to all canine professionals and those considering a career with dogs, and we would love for you to join us!The event offers interesting and informative seminars, through theory-based sessions and practical workshops catering for a wide range of canine-related professions and interests.
We have an impressive line-up of speakers and sessions, which includes:
- Professor Steve Dean: BVetMed, MRCVS, DVR – from the perspective of a veterinary surgeon Professor Dean will look at how we translate health and welfare theories to the dog, and what the average dog owner can do to ensure health and welfare can be assured.
- Stephen Jenkinson: MSc Countryside Management – will be speaking on how you can advise and train clients to have happy and healthy walks, and provide guidance to Commercial dog walkers on practical, legal and welfare challenges.
- Dr Jacqueline Boyd: Senior Lecturer in Animal Science, BSc (Hons), MSc Animal Nutrition, PhD Genetics – covers one of the most hotly debated topics in the dog world – diet and nutrition, and considers their impact on the health and welfare of the dog.
Pam Mackinnon: Founder Talking Dogs Scentwork® – will be leading a fantastic practical session on Scentwork, looking at the theory of the discipline and even giving you the opportunity to have a go and find your chosen scents with your dog!
Full details can be found on the KCAI website
PLEASE ASK YOUR GLEN …
… if s/he would be happy to make a contribution to the International Glen of Imaal Terrier Database at the Animal Health Trust?!
It’s easy … all you need to do is persuade your Glen to let you take 5 cheek swabs …
We have a webpage explaining all about our DNA Archive … an invaluable resource for future health research projects … and we have even made a video to show you how to take the swabs!
Here’s the DNA Archive page: http://www.efghealth.co.uk/dna_archive.html
And the video is here: http://www.efghealth.co.uk/dna_archive.html#video
Alison Seall, DNA Archive Coordinator is happy to help if you have any queries:
Telephone: 01403 269038
Thank you for your support … and thank you to your Glens for their valued contributions!