…so it’s only 4 months until the 2018 (UK resident) Glen of Imaal Terrier Survey ends. Have you filled it in yet? It doesn’t matter whether you have a pet, a show dog or a rescue. If you have a Glen we’d like you to take a look and fill it in. It won’t take long and no personal information is taken unless you wish to leave it.
The DNA Archive won’t be finishing at the end of the year. The idea of it is that it will be there to hopefully benefit the breed in years to come. Do your bit for Glens and help out. It isn’t difficult, just have a look at the website.
…that this weekend is the Glen of Imaal Terrier weekend at Sedgebrook Village Hall, Lincolnshire NG32 2EY. Saturday is all about Glens with a grooming demonstration(11.30am) by Jean and Anne. Ringcraft demonstrations for those who are interested in showing, agility course and of course the world famous sausage race. On Sunday there will be a fun dog show for the lovely people of the Village and anyone else who would like to attend. Fun show starts at 1pm. Details from Lynne Fraser
Although numerically small in numbers I was very impressed with the excellent type of the dogs present on the day. Temperaments were excellent as one would expect from this wonderful breed. Such a shame they are not more popular as they are wonderful characters.
JD/B 1) Romainville Rock ‘N Rolla at Coedrhosyn. 17 month old female, lovely head & expression. Well balanced in outline and sturdy in constitution. Good length to upper arm, depth of chest, good ribcage and well ribbed back. Moved soundly in profile and behind. Front action needs to settle a bit. Reserve Best Bitch.
PGD/B 1) Romainville Bilbo Baggins. 3 year old male, masculine head & expression. Sturdy in constitution would, would like a little more balance in outline. Good ribcage & depth of chest & well ribbed back. Good length to upper arm, more lay of shoulder would be to his advantage. Moved well in profile action & in front, could be a little stronger in hind action.
OD/B 1) Ch Golden Spurs. Four & a half years old. Correct masculine expression. Well balanced in outline and of a sturdy constitution with excellent bone. Excellent front with good width & depth to chest. Good length to upper arm & well laid shoulder. Well ribbed back. Moved soundly in all directions. Best Dog & BOB. 2) Boudivella Osca. Three & a half years old. Masculine head with a good outline. Good depth to chest, a little more width to chest would be to his advantage. Excellent well muscled hindquarters. Moved well in profile & behind. Reserve Best Dog. 3) Sigrid Helga at Pantcottage. 2 years old. Lovely feminine head & expression with excellent bite. Well balanced in outline with good depth to chest. Well ribbed back. Moved soundly. Best Bitch.
Glen of Imaal Terriers (and their people) do us all so proud. Going Native to begin with for this week’s round up with “The Circuit” in Ireland. The final three shows were Killarney, Tralee & Limerick. Sigrid Helga at Pantcottage was BOB at Killarney and Limerick and Best Bitch at Tralee where Abberann Cosmic Cowboy was Best of Breed. He was Best Opposite at Limerick. No classes for Glens at Scottish Kennel Club so Jeonty Dreams A Dream with Karensbrae was entered into the Not Separately Classifieds and bought honour to the breed with being awarded Best Bitch.
In Finland the Riihimaki Nordic Show saw Meomodo Boho’s Trick or Treat take Best of Breed. At Vantaa Terrier Specialty Show Gleann Una Noonan was Best of Breed and Best Veteran with Gleann Cotton Cody Best Dog. At Ristiina BOB was Marfidal Devil’s Rock with Marfidal Up To Your Ears Best Opposite.
In America Tipperary Ballyfinboy Liam of Cnoc axed the BOBs at Tioga County & Susque-Nango KC. Kilkenny’s Irish American Classic was in Georgia with Best of Breed at Griffin KC and Sawnee Mountain KC but Best Opposite at Conyers KC and Lawrenceville KC where Ber-D-Mar Sweet William O’Shea was Best of Breed. Hearing news of two new Champions. Subject to AKC confirmation Daulton’s Eli from Emerald Isle and Tipperary Sweet Rosie O’Grady (who took an OHG4 on the day) are now Champions.
Our “brains department” has also been performing. Monique reports that “Ginny performed various exercises around sheep, ducks, and farm equipment the last 2 weekends to be evaluated on how she would behave when exposed to livestock and the sights/sounds/scents of a farm environment. She passed 2 of these tests and is now AKC Farm Dog Certified.” Quinn-Kilkenny’s Love and Happiness-has completed the requirements for the GITCA Master Versatility lifetime award as he can now put CAA CGCA CZ8S RATCHX4 SE TKN after his name. Laura Trainor received the following email:- CONGRATULATIONS!! I am writing because your above-mentioned dog is listed on the AKC 2018 Agility Invitational Top 15 by Breed report that was published this morning
Owner(s): Laura Gilbert Trainor
Dog: GCH CH PACH Niamh Of Cnoc CD PCD BN RE MXP9 MXPG MJP7 MJPS PAX2 MFP T2BP JE RATM CGCA TKI
Breed: #1 Glen of Imaal Terrier (Preferred)
This is the 5th time that Niamh has earned an invitation. My Agility Superstar and I will be traveling to Florida in December!
Last week we did a “summer isn’t over yet”, this week the first Championship Show schedule of 2019! Manchester Championship Show schedule is now available on Higham Press. Terrier day is Friday 18th January and Glen of Imaal Terriers are to be judged by Patsy Hollings. Yes, you’re right, Patsy judged at this show two years ago but 2019 sees Challenge Certificates on offer.
The National Pet Show is at the NEC on November 3/4. There is to be a Glen of Imaal Terrier booth there, can you help out at all? Whilst we’re on about “flying the flag” Malvern Autumn Show 29th / 30th September is also looking for Glen folk to do their bit-particularly on the 30th. Tony Hadley is the man to contact if you can help at all.