Cor blimey…..

Most people will be sitting down to read this and it’s a good job; Manchester schedules are now available!

They are obviously in the spirit of the Olympics and wanting to be first……with the longest notification of a show. Manchester Championship Dog Show starts on the 17th January 2017 and that is Terrier day. Glen of Imaal Terriers are to be judged by Patsy Hollings. Entries close 7th December but there will be a reminder then

Results, results, results

Glen of Imaal Terriers and their owners…..on through the summer

In Ireland at Coleraine Abberann Phelan took BOB with Poachersmoon Sissy McGinty Best Bitch. A selection of shows in Finland: At Mikkeli Group Show McJakes Angel-Lina was Best of Breed whilst at Koylio Group Show Gleann Ungus MacGuire took the top award with Balloo Girl Best Opposite Sex. Raisio All Breed had Stiubhard Artful Dodger at Gleann Best of Breed and Taramont Niamh Tir Na Og Best Opposite & Best Veteran.

Over in the States Glen Falls KC had Daulton’s Wild Night of Galore as Best of Breed, Sturgis KC saw Abberann Torcan add a Group 2 rosette to his ever growing collection and at Cudahay KC Daulton’s Seanchai of Blessington took Group 3

Well done indeed folks!!

Mature Dog Survey

The Royal Veterinary College is doing a survey on mature dogs. Admittedly their idea on mature (3 years) seems a little daft when Glen of Imaal Terriers aren’t even considered mature until after then but what do we know? As we’re a breed that has outstanding and exceptional veterans hopefully people with one of those will take time to fill it in.

Ireland’s Heartland Heritage Festival

Ireland has a record of promoting their breeds (some of us remember the IKC events and a brilliant speech by Sean Delmar on the Kerry in particular) but it hasn’t really been done for quite a few years now. This is going to change in November when the 1st Ireland Heartland heritage Festival will take place. A full catalogue of events has been scheduled and updates will be on here as soon as things are known.

A5 Flyer SIDE 1 A5 Flyer SIDE 2

Leeds Critique

Glen of Imaal Terriers

Thank you to the officers and committee for my invitation to judge our breed, also a thank you to the two stewards for all  their help, but mainly thank you the owners for your entries.

JD   1st:  TOBIJANSKI, Miss J & TOBIJANSKI Mrs W Romainville Becks Blue For Zippor . Good bite with strong head correct eye and ear set level top line good angulations deep chest and well boned, Moved with drive very well presented and handled. Reserve Dog CC

PGD   1st:  HANNINGTON Miss A Boudivella Oscar. A honest lad with strong head correct bite and ear set,  good shoulder placement well muscled neck correct front good depth of chest. Correct top line good angulation, in very good coat movement good for and aft, Deserved Dog CC and Best Of Breed.  2nd:  ALSTEAD Dr J Golden Spurs .Good  head and bite correct ear set well off for bone good coat, Not settled on the move.

LD   1st:  SQUIRES, Mrs C & SQUIRES Messrs I& OW Bendikes Edward Bear At  Squiresbeach. Correct bite head nice head correct ear set solid body, ample bone correct front sturdy body. A little unsettled on the move.

OD   1st:  PERRIE Mrs J Poachersmoon Angus Mag Og .Good head and bite good ear set correct shoulder placement  deep chest ample bone good angulation did not move well on the long grass

JB  1st:  GEORGE Mrs K A Romainville Razzamatazz. Liked this young bitch, Pretty expression, Liked her head correct bite and eye  colour good bone correct front and top line, good shoulder placement  nice turn of stifle but  not overdone, deep chest  Handled and presented well, Movement sound,  pressed hard for top honours. Reserve Bitch CC, Well done

PGB  1st:  GEORGE Mrs K A Romainville Anna Belle. A nicely turned out wheaten bitch with pretty head correct bite front and feet, moved really well for her handler a young lady that  needs time to body up.    2nd:PERRIE,Mrs J, Amhard Jessie Jay B. Correct bite nice head neck and shoulder placement, A wheaten with plenty of bone but not overdone good front deep chest, Lost out to first on rear movement.

LB    1st:  SQUIRES, Mrs C & SQUIRES Messrs I& OW Young May Moon. Liked this one,  a honest bitch good head piece correct bite strong jaw lovely expression, strong neck down to good lay of shoulder Sturdy body good angulations all round,  correct front. correct feet position,  When settled in movement proved to  be sound. Pleased to award Bitch CC and Reserve Best of Breed.

OB  1st:  GEORGE, Mrs K A & GARNHAM, Mr M & GEORGE K Romainville Fade To Grey. A blue bitch with pretty head correct bite kind expression, correct round eye of good colour  good lay of shoulder correct front and feet good turn of stifle. Moved  well.

Donald Harley (Judge)


August may be holiday season….

….but some Glen of Imaal Terrier people “holiday” at dog shows.

Three back to back shows at Kuopio (Finland) saw 2 Best of Breeds for Glean Damn Daisy and one for Pearytail Bonnie B Good. Rosears Humpty Dumpty and Marfidal Pleasant Surprise taking the Best Opposites. Another 3 B2Bs in Canfield (Ohio) had Tipperary Cora Countess of Grantham doing the double BOBs with Daulton’s Princess C Hatteras taking number 3. A nice weekend for Abberann Torcan with a Group 2 & 3 at Marshall, Michigan.

Sue Sutton, it doesn’t matter it was “only a little show” when Poachersmoon Sissy McGinty is Best Terrier, Best Irish Native Breed at Reserve Best In Show at Castlerea. The Norwegian Terrier Club runs Junior Handling so applause to Siri & Tilla for winning.

Okay, “Gatsby” got a Group 4 and “Picabo” Best Opposite but it would be nice to have names and places….hint, hint!

Whether your full name or call name is all we’v got you’ve done us proud-congratulations all.

Irish Sporting Glen Club Show


The Sporting Glen Club sends the following:-

The Sporting Glen Annual Show and Activities Day is the 11th September at High Cross Inn, Moone, County Kildare gates open at 10.30am.

 On the day there will be many activities for your Glen of Imaal Terrier. There is The Sporting Glen Annual Dog Show judged by Kathy George of Romainville Glens (a well respected judge and successful exhibitor of the Glen over the years and for the last 2 years has had the Best of Breed at Crufts) – weight pulling competition – Lure chasing (racing), provided on the day will be guidance on general health care and grooming of the Glen along with further information on PRA and testing.

For the children there is face painting and a colouring competition.

Food and drink will be available on the day from the New Cross Inn Pub

We look Forward to seeing as many of you that can make to our Sporting Glen Annual Show and Activities Day.



Pedigree Paws Unite need a Glen of Imaal Terrier

Pedigree Paws Unite are looking for every pedigree breed of dog to take part in a walk between the 12th-18th September. They would like the four Native Breeds of Ireland to walk together on the Belfast leg but currently are having problems finding one. Will you be at around Belfast on September 16th & willing to travel to the event? Do you know somebody who will be willing to do their bit? Then share it with us to share with the Glen community!