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Monthly Archives: June 2017

If you have a couple of quid to spare…..

Let’s make it human health this Friday as Linda Samuel(of Ruby, Kaos and EFG newsletter editor fame) writes:-

This weekend Sam and I are attempting the 3 peaks challenge, this will be the highest peak in England, Scotland and Wales all in 24 hours. The going will be hard, but we are sure it will be an epic adventure. We would like to raise some funds for Cancer research by completing this challenge, if you would like to support us please visit my Just Giving Page by clicking on the image below. Thank you to all of those who have already sponsored us. Linda xxxxx

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Posted by on June 30, 2017 in Health

 

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Eye testing reminder

There will be a BVA/KC eye testing session at Hedge Green Cottage, Blackjack Road, Swineshead, Boston, Lincs. PE20 3HH on Saturday July 15th. Peter Bedford is officiating and appointments are needed. Jean jean@e-f-g.co.uk is the lady to ring.

 
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Posted by on June 29, 2017 in General dog things, General Glen Things, Health

 

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EFG Summer Newsletter is out

The EFG Summer newsletter has been posted to members and they should have them by now. If you opted to see yours online, or are an overseas member, it can be viewed on the EFG website

 
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Posted by on June 28, 2017 in General Glen Things

 

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Is this one of the most successful weekends ever ever?

Glen of Imaal Terriers had one heck of a weekend. Amongst other things Group placements, Group wins and a Best in Show have been the order of the last few days!!!

First up has to be Finnabair Double D Friend of a Friend with three Group 1 placements and a Best in Show. These were at Central Florida KC, Space Coast KC of Palm Bay-got to love that name-and Brevard Kennel Club were he was then awarded the biggie, Best In Show. Keadeen’s Sir Emmet Mingus Glas hasn’t exactly been slacking either with a Group 1 at Electric City KC and then Owner Handler RBIS. Kilkenny’s Across the Universe at Setanta was in Minnesota and added two Group 3s and two Group 4s whilst Abberann Derbla was notching a Group 3 in Maine. Up in Canada Abberann Phelan took a Group 3.

Back across to Europe and at Rovaniemi International BOB was Glenrosedale Ardal Ridire Ain Ri with Astoreen taking Best Bitch. At Blackpool Romainville Becks Blue for Zippoor was Best of Breed with Romainville Moira Best Opposite. Slovenia Winner went to Cairdiulacht Aoife Nicalainna the week after she took Mediterranean Winner and Enci Winner 17 in Milan. Sigrid Helga at Pantcottage and Golden Spurs were flying the Glen flag at Chesire Show, not easy in populace variety, but both came home with cards and one was a red one.

Jeff Dairiki wasn’t showing his boys in the exhibition ring but was out giving them some brain practice and writes “Ciarán went 3 for 5 in the masters ring this weekend, earning a HIC on Friday. (I never thought that would ever happen, the way he holds on to tubes.) Quinn went 5 for 5, earning his RATCH! Quinn also got to do five crazy 8 runs, earning 280 points for the weekend”

Glen of Imaal Terriers and their people….awesome!!!

 
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Posted by on June 27, 2017 in Dog Shows, General Glen Things

 

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Catch up as WKC closes today

There will be a round up tomorrow…and it is QUITE a round up…but today Welsh Kennel Club postal entries close. Terrier Day is on Saturday 19th August and Glen of Imaal Terriers will be judged by Jim McGhie. If you leave entering until the online closes fees per dog will go up £2 each.

 
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Posted by on June 26, 2017 in Dog Shows, General Glen Things

 

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Leeds (postal) entries close tomorrow

Leeds Championship Show (postal) entries close tomorrow. Terrier Day is Saturday July 22 and Glen of Imaal Terriers are to be judged by Bob Cross

 
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Posted by on June 22, 2017 in Dog Shows, General Glen Things

 

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Vulnerable Breeds at Crufts 2018

The Kennel Club writes “Following the popularity of the Vulnerable British and Irish Breeds Competition at Crufts, the Kennel Club has announced that it will take place again this year, culminating in a grand final at Crufts 2018.

To raise awareness of vulnerable British & Irish breeds, and to recognise those who are dedicated to their survival and prosperity, the Kennel Club created the competition in 2015. Although only in its infancy, the competition has already proved very popular and at this year’s Crufts, Trevor Hayward took the title with his Smooth Collie, Ch Clingstone’s Hot Shot at Foxearth.

Following comments made by competitors, it has been decided that only the Best of Breed winners at the group championship shows will qualify for the final, in order to raise the standard of the competition.”

Good, there is a showcase at Crufts but read the Press Release again: BOB at group championship shows will raise the standard of the competition. Huh? is the phrase that springs to mind as the logic rather escapes. Let’s take the breed we are as an example

Glen of Imaal Terriers will qualify at National Terrier and as that has already taken place it is known it’ll be Golden Spurs (sent forward by Peter Bakewell) that’ll be the breed representative. He’s a three year old, just starting to get it all together and should be fine but what if he had awarded the Bitch CC winner BOB? She absolutely deserved it but is still very young and chances are she’d be “in a stage” come next Spring-would seeing a naturally bit gawky youngster raise the standard? Glens now have Challenge Certificates and we play by the unofficial rules, if a judge has awarded you the CC you don’t enter under them again, so what if an NT judge is one that officiates regularly? A good selection of Glens wouldn’t be entering.

Also Glen of Imaal Terriers are a stripped breed. Some owners strip out after the Glen Association Show ready for Crufts and NT but others prefer their dogs to be just coming in coat for the Association Show so they are a bit long for Crufts and then they are stripped. Just one qualifying show for any breed that has a coat isn’t likely to “raise the standard” by anyone’s imagination that knows anything about dogs.

Wasn’t the whole idea of the previous points system one to get the so-called Vulnerables out and about and seen? Points were picked up in breed classes at both championship and open shows. If you didn’t want to, or weren’t able to, spend the money chasing around the big money championship shows you could still stand a chance of qualifying via the open show route. Everybody knows the best dogs don’t always appear at the best shows but that seems to have been forgotten. It was a competition that meant everybody, if they so wished, could have a go at because in the year somewhere there will be a few months when your dog will be in coat, there will be judges that like your type, she won’t be in season, will get the floor surface they like, there won’t be a bitch in season at home, it won’t be too hot etc. etc. Under these new rules “dedicated to their survival” (as per the press release) just means turning up to one show!

 
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Posted by on June 21, 2017 in Dog Shows, General dog things, General Glen Things

 

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