There are always lots of discussions (private, public, social media) on inbreeding and the Glen of Imaal Terrier. For once quite a good document from the Kennel Club as it acknowledges its figures could be skewed by imported animals which is always a bugbear for people who know how their system works.
Birmingham National DOG SHOW
A short seminar “An introduction to Dog Showing” will be held each morning at Birmingham National Dog Show commencing at 9.30am. This will be led by Christina Chapman assisted by Adam Chappell and will give a step by step guide to dog showing for new exhibitors or those who may be interested in showing their dog.
The Seminars will be free of charge and anyone wishing to take part should report to the Secretary’s office at the show.
Further information is available from the Secretary, Jennie Griffiths Telephone : 01694 751258 e-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org.
We all like a good discussion so how about this one? What age should a Glen of Imaal Terrier dog be first used at stud? The US Code of Ethics says not until all health tests are done and that is around two years of age. In the UK a “young” litter has always been the norm for prospective stud dogs so it can be seen how the resulting pups develop and, more importantly in a country that doesn’t consider artificial insemination anything like the normal way to go, it gets males used to being handled before maturity begins to click in.
GLEN OF IMAAL TERRIERS
Post Graduate Dog (2)
1. Samuel, Jeonty Yippe Kaiye, good head, eye and expression, strong jaw, good forequarters, nicely made body of good length, correct topline and good tail set, moved well.
2. Smith, Romainville Bilbo Baggins, a larger cast strong masculine dog, good head and eye, strong quarters fore and aft, well set tail, moved well.
Limit Dog (3)
1. Alstead, Golden Spurs, good outline and overall balance, good masculine head, with good ears, strong jaw, muscular neck, well placed shoulder, good forequarters, well sprung ribs, well-made body, strong loin, muscular hindquarters, well set tail. Moved with drive and showed well C.C. and Best of Breed.
2. Rogers Gleann Dynamo Man at Jeonty, masculine, good type, head, eye and ears, nice forequarters, nicely made body, good hindquarters, moved well. Pleasing in outline and overall balance.
3. Hannington, Boudivella Oscar.
Open Dog (3-2a)
1. Sage, Romainville Fast N’ Furious At Wickholm, a nicely made dog, well balanced with good outline. Good head, strong jaw, good eye and expression, good front and forequarters, well-made body, good coat, nice hindquarters. Moved well. Res.C.C.
Minor Puppy Bitch (1)
1. Hannington, Boudivella Tegan, a typey well balanced pup, feminine head, dark eye, nice neck and forequarters, nicely made body, good angulated hindquarters, moved well.
Puppy Bitch (2)
1. Alstead, Sigrid Helga At Pantcottage, good head and eye, neat ears, nice neck, good shoulders, good body and length, good quarters fore and aft, moved very well. Best Puppy
2. George & Sullivan, Romainville Izzy Wizzy, pleasing in outline and overall balance, finer in head at present, nice bone and substance, good hindquarters,
Junior Bitch (1)
1. Sage, Wickholm Breaking Dawn, a soundly made bitch, with good outline and overall balance. Good type, head and eye full of expression, muscular neck, good shoulders and forequarters, good feet, good ribs and well-made body, strong loin, muscular, good hindquarters, moved with drive and showed well C.C.
Post Graduate Bitch (3)
1. Rogers, Jeonty Minnie Meme, nice head and eye, good front and forequarters, nice ribs and body, good feet, good outline. Res. C.C.
2. George & Sullivan, very typical, good expression, nice neck and forequarters, deep chest well bodied, muscular hindquarters.
3. Janes & O’Brien, Amhard Jessie Jay.
Limit Bitch (1)
1. Hannington, Romainville Uptown Girl, a nice balanced bitch of good type, feminine head, good bone and substance, well placed shoulder, good ribs and body, good hindquarters.
Open Bitch (5-2a)
1. Quarrie, Rhumsaamist Glen Maye At Quaywest, Very typical, nice head balanced with strong jaw, nice neck and forequarters, nice ribs, well bodied, strong hindquarters,
2. Sage, Jeonty Lola May At Wickholm, 8 year old in good condition, nice outline and overall balance, good front and forequarters, well-made body, correct topline, nice hindquarters, moved and showed well.
3. George & Graham, Romainville Fade to Grey.
Judge: Peter E. Bakewell
It was “The Girls (rather than the boys) are Back In Town” at the Glen of Imaal Terrier Enthusiasts & Fanciers Club Open Show when both Best In Show & Reserve Best in Show went to the ladies in the form of Wickholm Breaking Dawn and Jeonty Mini MeMe. The Best Dogs were Gleann Dynamo Man at Jeonty and Golden Spur. Boudivella Tegan was Best Puppy and Donvaleset Rebus Best Veteran so with the dog food, rosettes, cups, specials and actual real life money on offer quite a few cars returned home with more in than they had started with.
The EFG Open Show is one of the very rare times that 2 shows can be attended for one lot of travelling money and at the “other”, Birmingham Gundog & Terrier, Best of Breed went to Romainville Becks Blue for Zippor, Best Bitch Bregorrey Madam Defiance and once again Best Puppy to Boudivella Tegan
Nice going everybody!
Sunday 23rd at the Sports Connexion, Ryton on Dunsmoor, CV3 3FL will be the place to go if you want to see Glen of Imaal Terriers this weekend. The EFG Open Show will begin judging at 9.30am and Birmingham Gundog & Terrier Glen classes will follow in the same ring as soon as the EFG Show is finished.
Finally the Coventry roadworks are being reported as nearly finished and no other traffic problems are being reported (at the moment).
There will be a ring number prize draw after judging has finished so a chance of even more to go home with. The usual bring and share table will be there so nibbles, drinks etc. would be appreciated