Reminder for the weekend.

It’s National Terrier on Saturday so check the show bag to see if you’ve remembered to put the entry in for the EFG Open Show (Sue will be there to collect them) and any membership monies you forgot to give over at Crufts. If you can’t find your EFG Schedule it’s on the website and entries close on April 10th. Karen Forbes is judging.

The EFG Open Show is held alongside Birmingham Gundog & Terrier so you’ll get two bites of the showing cherry for just one set of travelling costs. Jamie Sage is judging Glen of Imaal Terriers at G&T and entries can be given either direct to Rachel Leeson at NT or made online at Fosse Data

Fancy doing some Glen of Imaal Terrier promotion?

Heritage Shows

Please contact me if you are available to promote your breed at the following events
If you know of anyone who would be interested them please forward this email.

We provide pens with a marquee, tickets and parking on site as well as the option to camp.

Thame Country Fair – 16th-17th April

Hampshire Country Fair – 30th April – 1st May

Sandringham Game & Country Fair – 9th-10th September

Wiltshire Game & Country Fair – 23rd – 24th September

Sue Hempstead

Quite a weekend!

Glen of Imaal Terriers were certainly been getting the breed name known last weekend. In Finland at the Royal Canin Puppy Show the Gleann team took BIS3 breeder (all breeds)!! Glen breed judging saw Gleann Flatbone Stiubhard take BOB withBest Bitch. The day before at Lahti International Flatbone’s sire Gleann Cotton Cody had taken BOB with Gleann Elite Ellie Best Opposite. In Estonia at Narva International Rosears Kate The Duchess was BOB and became a new Estonian Champion. In Canada Gleann Holy Hannah took Best Baby Puppy in Group both days of the weekend.

Laura Trainor writes news of Niamh “Niamh earned her PAX 2 Agility title on Friday at the Onondaga Kennel Association Agility trial. To earn this title she had to qualify in both the Standard and Jumpers courses on the same day 40 times. She is a super Agility Glen!”

Kelli Whitfield and Griffin were also having a great weekend “Griffin had a great time with two days of agility. Griffin qualified in 6 runs with 3 first places and 3 second places plus a new title. My little superstar is on fire!”

Brains and Beauty-the breed had it all last weekend. Congratulation to everybody

National Terrier Entries and AGM

National Terrier entries are out and there are 24 Glen of Imaal Terriers for judge Peter Bakewell to run his eye over at New Bingley Showground on April 1st

Please note: Glen of Imaal Terriers are 3rd in the ring (with around a 1.30pm proposed finish) which should give more than enough time to hold the AGM of the EFG as scheduled but the decision has been made to move the meeting to BEFORE judging. The AGM will now commence at 10.30am so as to enable any long distance attendees to start journeys home as soon as judging is ended

Please share the above information.

Results from the weekend will be on tomorrow

Birmingham National closes today at midday….or maybe not

Online entries for The National close at midday today….but then again they may have been extended for a week as adverts are differing. Just to be on the safe side though, if you are entering, do it today. Glen of Imaal Terriers are to be judged by Roger Bill and Terrier Day is Thursday May 4th.

Here’s to you boy!

ARBA CH. Rainbow Springs Oliver Twist SE, RN, RATI, RATS, NW2, NW3-C, NW3-E, NW3-I, NW3-V, L1I, L1V, SDE

For many years “Ollie” has graced us with his photographs and his talented exploits. Today, as a mark of respect, he sits looking at us with all his many and varied titles listed-the reminder of what a great boy he was and by that one word, was, the message has been given. Ollie has walked on to another life.

A small blue & tan Glen of Imaal Terrier whom the majority of Glen owners have never met but he was ours. We knew him, admired him and loved him. We all shared him through the kindness of Les & Monique so today we share their pain and final message:-

OLIVER   11/17/1999 – 3/17/2017

 After maintaining his positive attitude and love of life for 17 1/3 years, Oliver’s health issues caught up with him last week and we made the difficult decision to help him cross over on Friday. We are heartbroken over the loss of our sweet boy. It is hard to imagine never seeing or holding him again.  Our treasured memories will sustain us and he will live on in our hearts forever. We will love you always, “angel boy” Oliver!

You did us proud Ollie. Thank you for being you.






AGM agenda available

The agenda for the Annual General Meeting of the Glen of Imaal Terrier Enthusiasts & Fanciers Club (EFG) on Saturday April 1st at New Bingley Hall, Stafford Showground (after judging of Glen of Imaal Terriers) is now available. A stamped, self addressed envelope should be sent to the Secretary (Jean Rogers, HedgeGreen Cottage, Blackjack Road, Swineshead, Boston, PE20 3HH) or it can be read on the member’s area of the EFG website

Busy or what!

Things got a bit behind hand reporting on Glen of Imaal Terrier wins but now the highs of Crufts have already started to recede into memory (except for the Sage family of course) it’s time to catch up.

As it’s just been St Patrick’s Day we’ll start there with a BOB for Abberann Reach for the Stars Ryanne and Best Opposite for Abberann Conan but at Celtic Winners the day after Conan showed the breed’s Veteran Power by taking BOB over Daulton’s Midnight Sky of Galore. Jumping over to mainland Europe and it was Best of Breed for Highlander’s Dream Casper in Lithuania whilst Gleann Dear Dandelion was BOS. Riga International was a win for Gleann Dear Dandelion with Best Dog going to Rosears Master of the House. Lehre in Germany saw McJake’s Angels Son Djuke take Best Opposite to My Dear Fellow Brunhilde de Coco Best of Breed.

Jeff Dairiki sends news: Ciarán, (GCHB Keadeen’s Blue Boy for Bluesette CA RATCH) has had a nice run of shows.  After returning from his AOM at Westminster, he took BOB at all four days of the Albany, Oregon cluster at the end of February, finishing his bronze grand championship.  (He also was awarded an OHG1 on the first day of that cluster.)  Last weekend, he continued his streak by taking BOB (and OHG2) both days at the Seattle KC shows.

A couple of back to back shows at Monticello (New York) Kennel Club had Abberann Derbla Group place at both events with a 4 and a 2. Down in Florida Kilkenny’s Irish American Classic at Castlerock was Gp4 at Palm Beach County whilst in Kentucky Kilkenny’s Across the Universe at Setanta was BOB at Mid-Kentucky KC with Daulton’s Wild Night of Galore BOS. Keadeen Sir Emmet Mingus Glas was BOBOH and took OHG3. At Louisville KC Emmet again repeated his OHG3 but was also BOB with Across The Universe taking Best Opposite.

Kate Flack writes:-Ended the Louisville Ky show today, and I could not be prouder of Emmet – GCH CH Keadeen’s Sir Emmet …. Flew in to this 3200+ dog show and four days later we leave with 2 Best of Breed awards, & 3 Best in Breed Owner Handled (OH). On top of that we won 3 group placements In the large and competitive OH terrier group each of the 3 days it was offered. Watching and participating in the regular terrier groups with nationally known handlers and top ranked dogs was a privilege. Wonderful to see the top dogs in their breeds all competing for 4 spots and a shot at Best in Show

Great going everybody!!!