That’s it then, time for the annual lie down until the days get a bit longer. There’s a list of Open Shows to look forward to, the KC Journal and the Irish Canine Press to look at, an eye testing clinic to book in for and an AGM to think about. If you haven’t entered for Crufts you still have until the 22nd and if you want to get ahead of the game National Terrier closes on February 22nd.
Remember us when you’re at Westminster or Manchester so hopefully they’ll be a big catch up session round about February 19th.
Please support the Glen DNA Archive at the Animal Health Trust (AHT) by contributing Glen DNA + pedigree & health information for future health research projects. All you need to do is submit five buccal (cheek) swabs from your Glen and send to the AHT, along with a copy of the pedigree and the AHT Submission Form.
For more information and to request a swab kit, please visit the dedicated Glen DNA Archive website: www.glenarchive.com/
It’s the start of a new year so membership fees are now due. Jean (EFG) would appreciate an envelope from you (£5 single/£8 joint) and so would Jeanette(Association) £10 single or joint. The same applies to all the Glen of Imaal Terrier Club secretaries and treasurers around the world, this time of year they just love to receive subs.
The World Dog Show is to be held in Amsterdam 9-12 August. There will be shows held alongside the actual World so for Glen of Imaal Terrier people there is the Benelux Winners Show on August 9th (judge Rainer Jacobs-Germany), Terrier Day World Dog Show August 10th (judge Monique Van Brempt-Belgium) and a Terrier Specialty August 11th (judge Helen Tonkson-Koit, Estonia).
Entry fees for this show are eye wateringly high so, if going, remember to enter as soon as possible or you could end up paying 120 euros for one entry of leaving it until the last minute!
The Annual General Meeting of the Glen of Imaal Terrier Enthusiasts and Fanciers Club (EFG)will be held after judging on 22nd April 2018 at Sports Connexion, Leamington Road, Ryton on Dunsmore, nr Coventry CV8 3FL after judging of the Open Show
Items for the agenda and nominations for officers and committee need to be sent to the Secretary four weeks before the AGM.
All items for inclusion on the agenda must be in writing and proposed and seconded by fully paid up members of the Club
BVA/KC Eye Testing clinic will be held at Newark Showground (Nottinghamshire) on Saturday 24th February in conjunction with Newark Show. This is an all breed event and Peter Bedford will be officiating.
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Happy New Year to anybody and everybody connected in any way with Glen of Imaal Terriers.
The beginning of a new year means the announcements of the various Glens of the Year from the one before. Even though it is only January 2nd some have already declared. In the UK the No.1 was Golden Spurs with Top Puppy being shared between Boudivella Tegan & Jeonty Jyn A New Hope. Finland saw Highlander’s Dream Casper be awarded Glen of The Year with Gleann Indico Indy Top Puppy.
The USA “sort of” declares two. As the country is so big and there are so many (often small to European eyes) shows Top Dogs are declared from All Breed and Breed standings:-one deals with Group placings, Group wins and Best In Shows and the other deals with wins against their own breed. Remarkably the one and two in both rankings are the same, just places changed. Finnabair Double D Friend of A Friend is Top Glen in All Breed and number 2 in Breed standings and Kilkenny’s Across The Universe To Setanta is number one Breed Glen and number 2 All Breed.
Congratulations everybody and if other countries would like to send their top results they can be included with welcome