Have you got a website?

The Glen of Imaal Terrier Quiz is being updated. If, when going through it, people decide they do want to meet a Glen the last page is links to Glen of Imaal Terrier owner websites. A slight problem has been encountered though, many of the websites currently listed no longer exist! So do you have a website and would like it including? Send the details to Liz Gay

If you know of a Glen person with a website who doesn’t read the blog do share this with them

Nearly the end of October

Admittedly at October draws to a close Glen of Imaal Terrier results aren’t as numerous as the summer months but still some keep out there bringing the breed to view. Last week we applauded 11 year old Johnny Be Good for his BOB well this week the veterans lead in again with 10 year old Donvaleset Brier at Midland Counties. Rock Buster from Romainville was Best Dog with Romainville Rock On Lizzie RBB (and BP) with Romainville Fast N’Furious at Wickholm Reserve Best Dog.

Just one result from Finland, at IDS Seinajoki Best of Breed was Highlanders Dream Casper. Over in the States Delaware Ohio Kennel Club saw Daulton’s Caoimhe of Pines Meadow was BOB and OHG2. Brandon Florida Kennel Club was 2 Best of Breeds for Finnabair Double D Friend of a Friend with Kilkenny Irish American Classic at Castlerock & Finnabair DD Shut Up & Kiss Me Best Opposites. 7 month old Abberann Lament for Owen Roe was a rising star in Valparaiso where he took Best of Breed(over Champions) and Kilkenny’s Across The Universe to Setanta took a Best of Breed & Group 3. Canada saw Gleann Holy Hannah notch up a Group 2 AND a Group 3 at Island Dog Club

Kelli Whitfield sends news of a great coursing and agility weekend “2 FAST AKC Agility Q’s with first place for Griffin plus 4 AKC FAST CAT Q’s which gave Griffin his AKC BCAT! (Cooper earned some ribbons too!)”

Well done all!

Research on castration in dogs

Elizabeth Ayrton writes:-

I am a veterinary surgeon currently completing a Masters degree at the University of Lincoln and working for Behaviour Referrals Veterinary practice. I am interested in how castration affects dogs. We know there are good reasons to castrate for population control and also medical benefits but it would appear that owners often castrate for behavioural reasons and less is known about the effects of castration on behaviour and it may be that some dogs require testosterone for social confidence. I am trying to research this aspect and require information both from dogs being castrated and dogs that are not being castrated in the next 3 months.

I would be grateful if pet owners or vets would contact me if they would be prepared to take part – it purely involves owners answering a questionnaire now and in 3 months time and I am offering entry into a prize drawer for all pets that complete the questionnaire with the chance of winning a hamper of toys for your pet.

I only want pet dogs between the ages of 4 – 14 months who have been owned for at least 2 months. Anyone interested in taking part please e-mail me on emayrton@gmail.com and I can either send you a questionnaire electronically or post it out with an SAE if you prefer. The closing date of the survey is November 30th.

World Dog Show 2017 entries…..WOW!

The World Dog Show in Leipzig (8-12th November) has pulled an incredible entry of 24,692 dogs plus 6,423 for the German Winners that starts the event off. For us it’s the Glen of Imaal Terrier entry that counts and its a wowsie. For the World Show itself and judge Gertrud Hagstrom (Sweden) there are 47. The German Winners, judge Andrzej Kazmierski (Poland) has 17 entered and the Terrier Specialty on the 9th has 23 Glens for Australian judge Wendy Wouters. Over 20 Glens from Finland are making the trek down so there should be lots of champagne flowing. Have a great time everybody and don’t forget to share the results!

Glen Association Schedule available

The schedule for the Glen of Imaal Terrier Association Championship Show is now available. It will be held on Sunday 26th November at Pilsley Village Hall, Pilsley, Chesterfield, Derbyshire. S45 8HU. Ann Quinn is the judge of the day. Schedules can be obtained from Anne Hardy 07575 141494 or via the Glen Association website

Let’s hear it for Glen of Imaal Terriers

Glen of Imaal Terriers are on a roll at the moment. In the end it was nine group placements for the breed last weekend and it’s continuing on.

First call out must go to Abberann Phelan who is spreading the “Glen Gospel” in Canada with a Group 3, group 2, two Group 1s and a Reserve Best In Show. In the States Kilkenny’s Across The Universe at Setanta was having a ball as well with a Group 3 at Mattoon Kennel Club and a Group 2 at Sandemac KC. Abberann Torcan was Best Opposite both days. Across The Universe was also BOB at Illinois Capitol Kennel Club with Abberann The Lion King Best Dog. Not a bad weekend at all for the US arm of Abberann! Over in Washington State Keadeen’s Second Star To The Right was repeating her Montgomery success with a Group 1 & 2

Glen folk continually celebrate the power of the Veterans and at Birmingham Gundog & Terrier 11 year old Johnny Be Good at Romainville was Best of Breed. Best Bitch and Best Puppy was Jeonty Jyn a New Hope. Discover Dogs was on in London and the Glen booth was busy, busy, busy for both days. Appreciation to the dogs and people who flew the flag there and they were Sean Percy and Lesley with Leia, Geraldine & Alan Statham Cook with Misty, Lynne, Gordon & Katey Fraser with Dylan, Sarah Henson with TinTin and Gabriel (who was an honorary Glen for the day), the Locke family with Fina and Nicki Montford who was main supporter and assistant.

The brains side of the breed is also doing well with Ginny earning her AKC Scent Work Exterior Novice title in Maine on Saturday and something totally new to report. Keadeen’s Darling Violet earning her CGCA. This is an AKC Community Canine test, does the breed have anymore?

Congratulations everybody.



The A518 near the Staffordshire Police HQ is closed in both directions for the week commencing Monday 23rd October to Sunday 29th (pm) inclusive. This is the main route from M6 J14 (and Stafford) to the showground.

Midland Counties have consulted with the contractors and Staffs CC but regrettably there are no mitigations possible – eg relaxing the closure.

As such there is a full closure in place for the duration of the show.

There will be a signed diversion in place. Visitors to the show should exit the M6 at J14 and follow the A34 towards Stone. When on the outskirts of Stone, follow the signed Diversion onto the A51 towards Rugeley. Continue along the A51 until you reach the traffic lights at the A518 turn ( right) towards Showground and Stafford. There is a notice to say the A518 is closed at Veritas Academy but this is BEYOND the showground so wont affect show traffic access.

On leaving the showground, the reverse route should be taken.

The Officers and Committee apologise for this impact on your day which is beyond our control. We will be monitoring the situation but visitors are advised to allow an extra 30 minutes on their journey time.