A new one for the diary

The Terrier Club of Devon & Cornwall is putting on a Glen of Imaal Terrier class. The show is on February 19th 2017 at Culm Valley Sports Centre, Cullompton, Devon. EX15 1LL. Mrs Sonia Connell is the judge. Schedules can be had from Jean Rundle 01752 880483 (jean.rundle@Tesco.net)

Judging Order for AKC National Championships and shows on the run up to them.

The American Kennel Club National Championships are held this weekend in Orlando, Florida. Glen of Imaal Terriers are on Sunday December 18th and there are 15 entered. The breed is in Ring 25 at 1.55pm-after 22 dogs.

The week on the lead up has Glens at:-
Tuesday, Ring 25 at 9:00 AM
Wednesday, Ring 26 at 12:15 PM
Thursday, Ring 31 at 1:45 PM

Everybody is a “Winner”.

The Scandinavians do like a “Winners Show” and this weekend it was the Helsinki & Finnish Winners as well as the Helsinki Puppy Show. It was a great weekend for Glenrosedale Buagh Ri Arthur Milo as he was Best Dog & BOB at both shows. Pearytail Artless Tess was Best Bitch at Helsinki and Gleann Dear Dandelion at the Finnish. The Helsinki Puppy Show saw Rosears Master of the House getting the nod with Rosears Maid Marion Best Bitch. It was also the Amsterdam Winners and the Holland Cup with a double for Abberann Phelan and Abberann Reach For The Stars Ruari. Phelan taking BOB both days

At the Ladies Kennel Association it was certainly a family act. Best Bitch, Best Veteran and Best of Breed went to Jeonty Lola May of Wickholm with her daughter Wickholm Breaking Dawn Reserve Bitch and Best Puppy. Best Dog was Breaking Dawn’s sire Gleann Dynamo Man at Jeonty. Reserve to him was Romainville Freddie’s Choice.

Well done to everybody

Health Reminder

Will your Glen be the 100th Glen to contribute to our DNA Archive …?

Calling all Glens … young and old … those in good health … and those with health conditions …

Please give up just a few minutes of your time to make a valuable contribution to the archive … for the benefit of future health research projects …

 It’s easy … we now have a dedicated website … with a video … and an online swab kit request form:


The Animal Health Trust (AHT) … where the archive is located … request a voluntary donation of £5.00 per swab kit to cover the costs of the swab kit, admininstration and long term storage.  However, if your Glen has a documented health condition, the AHT is happy to waive this small charge.

Let’s aim for 100 Glens “on the books” by the end of the year …!

If you have a swab kit at home … but just haven’t got round to persuading your Glen to having his/her cheek swabs done … please do it now!

We welcome photos of dogs and their swabs … to go onto the Glen Archive Blog!  Check out our first photos … and please do send in a picture of your Glen … and a swab!!

Thank you for your support!

Showing Glen of Imaal Terriers in Canada

Last week the Canadian Kennel Club voted to move Glens out of Miscellaneous and into the Terrier group. Here’s some more information on how it will apply-thanks for sending it.

“Here is more information about showing Glens in Canada. Prior to the amendment passing this week to include Glens into the Terrier class and NOT the Miscellaneous class, you could only show a Glen in Canada by getting a Misc registration # which required a Canadian address. Once the amendment goes through (and I believe they are attempting to get this in place in the new year) it means that you can enter Glens into any show in Canada WITHOUT a misc registration # and, instead, enter the dog/bitch as ‘listed’ or by applying for an ERN (an event registration number). For listed dogs/bitches, you pay an extra listing fee when you enter into a show and the points won will be applied to a CH. You can also apply for an ERN prior to entering the dog/bitch into any Canadian show or after you have entered the shows (as you have 30 days to obtain one after the shows in order to have the points credited towards a CH). ERN are for foreign born dogs who do NOT have any Canadian owner as a co-owner listed on the AKC registration. I hope this makes sense ……”

Find a dog show.

Interesting new initiative from the Kennel Club. They certainly seem to be trying at the moment.

“The Kennel Club’s database of licensed shows and trials is available for you to search for competitions to enter or to attend as a spectator. There are literally thousands of clubs all over the country holding varying types of shows.

These competitions are all organised by clubs and societies associated with the Kennel Club and are held in accordance with strict rules and regulations to ensure dogs are judged on a level playing field. The events are managed with the health and safety of those attending being paramount. Above all, each competition supports the Kennel Club’s commitment to health and welfare of dogs.

You can search for a specific activity within a chosen area and within a specific period of time. Find a Show has been designed to also support club and society secretaries to find out what other events are being held at the same time as their shows or to research an alternative date should the need arise. The database of shows and trials is updated on a daily basis, however if you believe an entry is incorrect please contact cat@thekennelclub.org.uk

You can search for shows in the following activities:

  • Agility
  • Breed / Dog Showing
  • Canicross Race
  • Flyball
  • Heelwork To Music
  • Obedience
  • Rally
  • Working Trial/Bloodhound Trial

This should make canine activities more accessible to those who already take part in them, and more readily available for those who wish to take up new activities with their dog. Visit www.findadogshow.org.uk

Just two but still out there!

Just two Glen of Imaal Terrier results from the weekend. At the Swedish Winners it was a Best of Breed for Pearytail Bonnie B Good with Gleann Emotive Emmet Best Dog and over in America at the Seminole Dog Fanciers Association Gleann Cotton Cody was BOB and then Group 2!

It might be winter but well done for still flying the breed flag!

Gleann Cotton Cody

Gleann Cotton Cody

Birmingham Gundog & Terrier critique

Glen of Imaal Terriers

Junior: 1) Bendikes Fidelma. Not a bad type, head okay, dark eye, good ear set and carriage. Turns front pasterns tad too much. Coat not at its best but enough coverage & good colour. Would prefer more rise over the loin & had no drive moving out. Excellent temperament.

Post Graduate: 1) Jeonty Yippee Kiaye. Another blue, very good head, eye dark & wide open black nostrils. Ears mostly in repose. Strong forechest, good shoulder & very good padded feet. Hind action okay if a bit zig zag at times. Another one whose coat needs attention.

Open: 1) Gleann Dynamo Man at Jeonty. This is a dog I didn’t care much for as a youngster but my word has he come on. More balanced & more together on the move (tad long hock to heel). Has bodied up well, front assembly very good, head planes correct & ears held nicely. Black nose & good eye colour. 2 years old but all coming together. BOB and Group 2. 2) Donvaleset Rafferty at Viahninns. Shorter coupled dog. Nice head/bite but far too much hair obscuring. Would prefer a tad more length to forelegs, little rise over the loin. Not a bad mover but a bit close behind.

Thank you to exhibitors. Most dogs present needed some ringcraft training and presentation technique. All tremperaments were good.

Pam Aldous-Town (Judge)