The Glen of Imaal Terrier Health Seminar that was to take place on the Wednesday (8th August) of the World Show has BEEN CANCELLED.
Many parts of the world have been recording very high temperatures but Glen of Imaal Terrier folk obviously thrive on the heat.
For a change let’s start the round up in Canada. Not a big dog showing country but boy do they like Glens with Gleann Holy Hannah taking 2 x Group 1, 2x Group 2 and 2x Reserve Best In Show and Finnabair Double D Friend of A Friend taking the full set in Groups, one, two, three and four all on the same weekend!
In Finland at the Nastola Group Show Meomodo Boho’s Trick or Treat was Best of Breed, at the Nordic Pearytail Bonnie B Goode was BOB with Rosears Impromptu Best Dog and at Pori International Gleann Ungus MacGuire was BOB with Balloo Girl Best Opposite. Mikkeli International saw Gleann Indico Indy getting the nod for Best of Breed
In Ireland Poachersmoon Sissy McGinty was Best of Breed and at the EFG Fun Day (another event that was hot, hot, hot) a Dachshund was Best In Show and the Glen (who was on holiday from Germany) was Reserve Best In Show. By the weekend of Leeds Championship Show the weather had become wet, wet, wet but that didn’t stop Golden Spurs (Best Dog) and kennel mate Sigrid Helga at Pantcottage taking Best of Breed. The two Reserves to Boudivella Osca and Jeonty Dreams A Dream at Karensbrae.
The American branch of the family has been VERY active. Laura Trainor sends the following information:- 7/12 BOB OHG2, G2 GCH DAULTON’S CAOIMHE OF PINE MEADOW CA. Owner: Jody Daulton & PJ Estes & Ann Marie Pember BOS CH DAULTON’S CIARAN OF PINE MEADOW Owner: JB & Nina Lawton & PJ Estes & Jody Daulton.
At Grand River Kennel Club Finnabair Shorlyne Caatskill Comedy tonight was Best of Breed (and G4) with Tipperary Ballyfinboy Liam of Cnoc again Best Opposite that was the icing on his Best of Winners at Ashtabula KC on the 12th July as that was the final points for his American Championship. Caoimhe is really on song at the moment as BOB was also taken (twice) at Dan Emmett KC along with an OHG4 as well as two Best of Breeds at Western Reserve KC where a G4 and an OHG3 were collected as well. The two Best Opposites were Daulton’s Gedunk Malone from Emerald Isle and Daulton’s Sailor John of Roseglen. Marion (Ohio) KC also fell to her with Ciaran Best Dog again
Continuing in the States a new star arose at Terrier Association Of Oregon when Keadeen’s Happy Chance-at just under a year old-was nodded to for Best of Breed and then he took OHG1 and Group 4. Best Botch was Keadeen’s Second Star To The Right. The back to back shows at Portland Kennel Club saw Keadeen’s Second Star To The Right triumph at both with Keadeen’s Sir Emmet Mingus Glas and Keadeen’s Happy Go Lucky the Best Opposites. Another young star has also emerged further down the country at Woodstock Dog Club when 7 months old Kilkenny’s Stopping By Woods was Best Opposite and PG3 to his mother Kilkenny’s Granite Glen Rooney. This was again repeated at Green Mountain whilst at Green Mountain second show Rooney took the honours again with Ballyhae’s Winter Sunshine taking Best Opposite.
Way to go people!!
Summer, so rather than the lay down in the darkened room in the winter for ever, we’re disappearing into the garden for a week. We’ll be up and running (well staggering around) again July 30th.
It’s late, late, late but there are just a few appointments left tomorrow afternoon at the BVA/KC eye testing session at Swineshead, Lincolnshire with Peter Bedford officiating. Talk to Jean Rogers 01205 820791 as she may not pick an email up this late.
A long time ago London & Home Counties Terrier was the first Open Show to ever schedule Glen of Imaal Terriers as an individual breed. The Glen Association has made L&HC there supported show so why not give them an entry? September 9th and Gillian McDermott is to be the judge. Entries close 13th August (postal) or 20th August (online). A nice show for Southern exhibitors who usually have to travel north. Full details can be found on the London & Home website
Kington Horse Show & Agrocultural Society has Glen of Imaal Terriers scheduled. The show is on September 8th with postal entries closing on 11th August and online 19th August. Judge is J Mahoney. This is a wonderful little show as it still retains its agricultural section.
Remember we asked for suggestions of where to go with your Glen of Imaal Terrier (or any dog) and family that didn’t cost much, didn’t have a lot of stress and could be a great day out? The Fundog show at Hedge Green Cottage, Blackjack Road, Swineshead, Boston, Lincs. PE20 3HH is this Saturday and is normally considered a hoot by attendees and the evening Soiree something a bit special. Caravans and tents can be accommodated on site but do give Jean a ring 01205 820791.
Yesterday’s blog of the 2018 International Glen Health Seminar reminds of a comment that happened when the 2018 UK Glen of Imaal Terrier Survey went online so (as was believed) the normal thing these days of “I can’t be bothered to fill in, find an envelope and stamp and post it” was ended. Online was easy so all could do it. The “but why should I as all my Glens are healthy?” wasn’t anticipated.
It’s a BREED survey which includes everything. Your Glen may be healthy but what about it’s brother, sister? Your Glen may be healthy but what about it’s dam or it’s sire? If only folk with problem animals take the time to do it what is it going to look like in the final analysis? y number of Glens and all have problems…it’s a breed on the slippery downward slope indeed as far as the results are concerned.
It’s purposely not a deep and meaningful survey like the last one attempted. That tried a little too hard, put some folk off from completing it due to its length and subsequently took too long to collate. Sometimes the best intentions can go a bit wrong but things have been learnt. This 2018 UK Survey is easy and quick. Fill it in whilst drinking a mug of tea at home or on the way to work via your pad. It really is that simple.