Getting ready for Westminster

Westminster Kennel Club is the 11th/12th February and is usually broadcast online. Glen of Imaal Terriers are in more than the breed exhibition ring though as Laura Trainor writes:-

“The Westminster Agility competition will be live streamed on the Westminster website on Sat Feb 9th.  Niamh will be competing in the 8″ Preferred class.  In the past they have only videoed one ring – Jumpers With Weaves.  Niamh’s JWW run will be sometime in the 10 – 11 AM New York time range.”

The Glen breed competition will be on Tues Feb 12th in Ring 3 at 11 AM.  This will also be live streamed on the website.

The link below has more info.

Flying the flag….not half!

Glen of Imaal Terrier people fly the flag with verve and enthusiasm so it’s rather nice when the hard work is noted in the Group ring and it certainly was this last weekend!

In Illinois Abberann Lament for Owen Roe took a Group 1 (Chain O’Lakes KC) and a Group 4 (Kenosha KC). Park Shore Kennel Club had Kilkenny’s Across The Universe At Setanta take a Group 3. The 2 day Erie Kennel Club Shows (Pennsylvania) was a triumph for Tipperary That Girl with a Group 3 and OHG2 on the first day and Group 1 with OHG2 on the second. Daulton’s Captain Jack of Roseglen was Best Opposite. Both Lake Eustis Kennel Club Shows and Greater Gainsville Dog Fanciers Association had Kilkenny’s Irish American Classic at Castlerockin the top spot.

The Narva Winter Cup in Estonia had Gleann Ho Ho Hogan in the top spot for Glens with Gleann Gildea with Nelli Best Bitch.

Congratulations everybody

Let’s update….go on you know you want to

Glen of Imaal Terrier DNA Archive – Health updates

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Breed Buddies

Last year twelve Glen of Imaal Terriers needed assistance in the UK; the sort of assistance that meant a change of home and already this year four have come to notice. Quite a proportion of these have been due to wrong decisions by their owners. It’s easy to see how gorgeous a Glen is and to get carried away with enthusiasm but what happens when the bundle of teddy bear fluff is a stroppy teenager or a hormonal bitch? A love affair can so quickly fail when you aren’t sure what is happening or have no idea where to go.

Today BREED BUDDIES (Here to Help) is launched. Experienced Glen people have always been willing to talk but perhaps a bit difficult to find. Now they are under one banner and very contactable across as many regions of the UK as possible. Want to talk about having a Glen, both the good and the bad? Want to discuss your Glen? Maybe want grooming help or possibly even meet up for a cup of tea and a bun somewhere?

BREED BUDDIES (Here to Help)