Lots to catch up on!

Last week Crufts took precedence so let’s make it St Patrick’s Day this week as, after all, Glen of Imaal Terriers are an Irish Breed. Best of Breed in Dublin was Abberann Cosmic Cowboy. In Finland at Jamijarvi Group Show BOB was Gleann Indico Indy and BOS was awarded to Madra Athas Ceinlys Chead Chra. In Estonia at Narva and Riga the results were the same with Rosears Master of the House taking Best of Breed both days over Rosears Kate The Duchess who is now an International Champion. Two shows in the weekend in Germany with My Dear Fellow Cordula The Angel taking the big rosette over Rosears Lionheart at one and McJakes Aivy getting the nod at the other with Lionheart once again Best Opposite. In the Netherlands Madra Áthas Caoilainn Chéad Ghra took Best of Breed at the International Dogshow KV Rijnland, Hazerswoude

Kate Flack send news from the US North West: “The 2 day Seattle KC show in the Pacific Northwest was smaller than in past years, held inside on a warm & beautiful spring weekend, but nonetheless, Glens made a good entry with the newest 6 – 9 month puppies showing. Glens were awarded recognition in both the Owner Handled and regular terrier groups. Saturday: Judge Gale Young BOB & Terrier Gr 3 KEADEEN’S SECOND STAR TO THE RIGHT, BW DAULTON’S EILI FROM EMERALD ISLE, BOS/BOBOH & OH Terrier Gr 3 GCHB CH KEADEEN’S SIR EMMET MINGUS GLAS, SEL GCHB KEADEEN’S BLUE BOY FOR BLUESETTE. Sunday: Judge Joe Walton BOB KEADEEN’S SECOND STAR TO THE RIGHT, BW KEADEEN’S LUCKY BE A LADY for a MAJOR! BOS/BOBOH CH KILKENNY’S LOVE AND HAPPINESS, SEL GCHB CH KEADEEN’S SIR EMMET MINGUS. Keadeen’s Sir Emmet Mingus Glas has also been to the back to back shows at Shasta Kennel Club and came away with four Best of Breeds, 4x OHG1, one Group One and to top it all off Owner Handler Reserve Best In Show!

Finnabair Double D Friend of a Friend took Group 3 at Tullahoma Kennel Club & Group 4 in Nashville. Jeonty Golden Memo went east to a cluster in Kentucky and annexed Best of Breed at Evansville and  two of the Mid Kentucky Kennel Club shows with Abberann Lament for Owner Roe being awarded Best Dog. At the third Owen Roe was Best of Breed with Kilkenny’s Middleton of Irish Spirit Best Opposite.

Great going everybody!

 

All change for gPRA testing.

It is no longer possible to have the DNA test for CRD3 in Glen of Imaal Terriers at Bochum University. Biofocus (also in Germany) have taken it over.

The form for submission is on http://www.biofocus.de/media/files/downloads/125_submission-form-v3-20180301.pdf

Information on how to take a swab http://www.biofocus.de/media/files/downloads/130_buccal-swab-collection-biofocus.pdf and 1 ml EDTA-Blood is sufficient

The price, if a member of a Glen breed club is 40,00 Euro plus 19% VAT, Non-members will have to pay 45,00 Euro plus VAT.

Did you see…….

There was a lot of other activity beside the breed ring at Crufts. Up in Discover Dogs did you see Flynn, Alfie, Digby, Dylan, Muttley, Poppy, Misty & Finn? They all helped fly the flag for Glen of Imaal Terriers in hectic Hall 3. Were you at the Vulnerable Breeds Final and saw Brogan (Top Glen last year) most ably strutting his stuff?

Were you at home watching it via the television and wish for more Glen coverage? If you were in the Midlands you’d have seen Basil doing us all remarkably well on BBC Birmingham. Even the Crufts own ad hoc shots of the show managed to feature a Glen as Dylan studied the camera and a passing shot of Muttley waiting for customers on Discover Dogs. If anything has been missed do let us know!

Certainly a different Crufts…..

….well it was for Glen of Imaal Terrier exhibitors and admirers. 2nd in ring 6 so you turn up there and, okay not the biggest entry, where is everybody and where’s my bench, where’s my breeder, where’s my family? Somebody, somewhere had suffered from a rush of blood to the head when drawing up the benching plan and Glens were one side of ring 6 and one side of ring 5; so far apart we couldn’t even see each other! Being as stoic as our breed there was a lot of sighing and a lot of walking to each other (Welsh & Airedales were between us) but then there was a “sod it, this is rubbish” and the organiser’s office was visited for a non-official, official complaint. Vanessa McAlpine said it most certainly shouldn’t have happened and she’d find out why and get back. What she finds out will be reported on here.

Nobody had travelled from abroad this year but the Quarrie’s & Lin Smith, being from the Isle of Man & Guernsey, certainly got their travelling miles. There were folk new to the breed and people returning once more to Glens. It was great to see everybody and everything certainly seemed to go well. Admittedly the Bring & Share had a bit of a problem with the ridiculous benching arrangements as it isn’t a good idea to leave your dogs but a lot of food was “brunged” and it was shared via platefuls being taken away.

Dog CC & Best of Breed was awarded to Boudivella Oscar with the Reserve CC going to his uncle, Romainville Billy Wizz. Bitch CC went to Jeonty Minnie MeMe and the Reserve went to the Isle of Man with Rhumsaamist Glen Maye at Quaywest. Best Puppy travelled to the north of Scotland with Jeonty Dreams A Dream of Karensbrae (daughter of the bitch ticket winner) and Best Veteran went to the positively infantile-in Glen veteran terms-Kirikee Celtic Warrior.

Various Glen people around the world have asked, as “we’re so good”, if there is any chance of a full set of photographs? Flattery like that and anything can be done. Feel free to share them collectively or individually but a credit to either RBT (International) or the EFG blog would be appreciated.

As usual they’ll be more about Glens at Crufts tomorrow

 

 

 

 

Today’s the day

It’s Terrier Day today at Crufts so it’s your chance to see the biggest number of Glen of Imaal Terriers at the NEC this year. Glens will be judged second in Ring 6, Hall 1 so the results should be on Fossedata by mid afternoon. Photographs will be on here Monday. If you are visiting Crufts to see Glens in all there glory do understand if people aren’t as chatty as usual before going into the ring; we all have nerves of some form or other. Why not come to the Bring & Share afterwards when there will be plenty of time to chat? There is always Discover Dogs to be visited (Glens are in booth T13) in the morning.

As this week is known as the “Crufts Week” blog, and lists are liked, the following has been sent

Have a great time everybody

Travel news for the M42 (Crufts)

This looks a lot but if the roadworks don’t overrun it should be okay. The forecast snow seems to have only fallen as far south as Yorkshire today.

  •  The M42 northbound between junctions J10 and J11 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 7 March 2018 to 9 March 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed
  • The M42 southbound between junctions J3A and J3 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 8 March 2018 to 06:00 on 9 March 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed
  • The M42 northbound between junctions J3 and J3A . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 8 March 2018 to 06:00 on 9 March 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed
  • The M42 northbound at junction J3A . Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 10 March 2018. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
  • The M42 southbound between junctions J11 and J9 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 08:00 and 18:00 from 8 March 2018 to 9 March 2018.
  • The M42 northbound at junction J9 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 8 March 2018 to 10 March 2018.
  • The M42 northbound between junctions J9 and J11 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 08:00 and 18:00 from 8 March 2018 to 9 March 2018.
  • The M42 northbound between junctions J9 and J11 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 22:00 on 5 March 2018 to 06:00 on 9 March 2018.
  • The M42 northbound exit slip at junction J4 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 7 March 2018 to 31 March 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
  • The M42 southbound exit slip at junction J4 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 8 March 2018 to 31 March 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed
  • The M42 southbound between junctions J6 and J4 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:30 on 8 March 2018 to 06:00 on 9 March 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
  • The M42 northbound between junctions J6 and J8 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder and lane 1 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 8 March 2018 to 10 March
  • The M42 northbound between junctions J1 and J2 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 20 October 2018.
  • The M42 northbound at junction J9 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 8 March 2018 to 10 March 2018
  • The M42 northbound between junctions J7A and J8 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder and lane 1 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 8 March 2018 to 10 March 2018.
  • The M42 northbound between junctions J7 and J8 . Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 19:00 on 9 March 2018. Lanes Closed : There is one of four lanes closed.
  • The M42 slip road to the M5 northbound . Lane Closures : Lane two is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 30 April 2019. Lanes Closed

List time

“When you do the list for Crufts remember to…..” “Will there be a list for……” “Don’t forget to put on the list about….”

Okay so in no particular order here’s THE LIST as asked for by Glen of Imaal Terrier people.

  • Remember your passes
  • Is the favourite lead packed?
  • Some comfy shoes
  • Headache tablets
  • Get an EFG Open Show Schedule from Jean. If you’d prefer one posting email her today
  • Remember Glens are 2nd in the ring so you don’t have to leave your bed at midnight.
  • We WILL be doing a Bring & Share. Finger food is best so it can be eaten as folk walk around, gossip and recover from being in the ring. Dips and things are nice but they need spoons and such and past experience indicates they just get left as, frankly, people can’t really be bothered.
  • Breed Club subscriptions (in a sealed envelope please with your name on the front)
  • Something to tie onto the car aerial. After the end of a long day all lines of cars look the same.
  • The map in the car in case of overrunning road works or stupidity by the satnav
  • Money for the shopping. Whatever you think before hand you will need it. So to assist with the assault here’s a list of everybody there