Westminster Dog Show has announced the entry for this year’s show. It’s different to Crufts insofar as they have a limit on the number of dogs allowed to attend so as soon as 2,800 is reached it’s no more. Nine Glen of Imaal Terriers will be there this year and Terrier Day is Tuesday February 12th. Keep an eye out because there is usually filming of each breed which is broadcast the day after.
….but it’s finally happened
Way back in 1985 Malsville Man Alone was born and he was the first Glen of Imaal Terrier to obtain a Kennel Club Junior Warrant, which was awarded in 1987. Most people in Glens now don’t even remember Tom and think a JW impossible to achieve in the breed. THEY ARE WRONG because 31 years later we hear that his 6 times great granddaughter has gone and done it again!
Jeonty Dreams A Dream with Karensbrae from all the way up in Inverness, so huge travelling involved, is now the second proud Glen to have those elusive initials after her name. So many, many congratulations!!!!
The email from Jeff Dairiki just has to be shared in its entirety…and do take note of the bold!
At the Friday All Terrier Club of Western Washington Specialty in Puyallup, WA, under judge Lee Herr:
Stella, Keadeen’s Second Start to the Right, BOB
Mac, Daulton’s Breithla Feirun Irish Mac, BOW, and on to Best Bred by Exhibitor (Ann Marie Pember, handling) in specialty show.
Emmet, Keadeen’s Sir Emmet Mingus Glas, BOS, BOBOH, OHG3
Ciarán, Keadeen’s Blue Boy for Blusette, SEL
Eili, Daulton’s Eili from Emerald Isle, SEL
Saturday, at the Gig Harbor KC show, under judge Darren Bowey:
Ciarán, BOS, BOBOH and on to NOHS Best In Show! Group judge was Lloyd Constantine-Amodei, BIS judge David W Haddock
Also, in the 4-6 month puppy show, Ethan, Keadeen’s Beyond the Pale, went on to Best Puppy in Show!
Sunday, at the Tacoma KC show under judge Linda Wells:
Ciarán, BOB, BOBOH and NOHS Group 1
Yes you read it right. An Owner Handler Best In Show, a Best Puppy In Show and a Bred By Exhibitor Best In Show as well as an OHG3. This must be the best set of results from a cluster EVER for Glen of Imaal Terriers!
Over in Virginia Northern Neck KC (how did it get the name?) saw Abberann Owen Roe take Best of Breed with Abberann Derbla Best Bitch at both of their shows. Greater Fredericksburg held two shows with Derbla taking BOB at one with Ber-D-Mar Sweet William Best Opposite. At the second it was Owen Roe again BOB (with G4) and Derbla Best Opposite. Clearwater KC had Kilkenny’s Irish American Classic at Castlerock taking the Glen of Imaal honours.
Finland has started their show year and at Kajaani International Gleann Una Noonan was Best of Breed with Gleann Indico Indy Best Dog.
What an incredible weekend indeed.
Schedules are available for various Open Shows scheduling Glen of Imaal Terriers in 2019.
Lichfield 26th January Wendy Tobijanski (entries close this Sunday)
West Midlands Terrier 9th February Amy Hannington (entries close 14/01)
Yorkshire Sporting Terrier 10th February Archie Bryden (entries close 19/01)
Retford 17th March Mark Walshaw (entries close 22/02)
EFG OPEN SHOW 27th April Colin Powell (entries close 18/04)
Birmingham Gundog & Terrier 27th April Matt Smith (entries close 08/04)
The EFG Open Show & Birmingham G&T are held at the same venue so there is the chance to do two shows in one day with only one set of travelling costs!
The January Kennel Club Journal can be read online
Manchester have released the entry figures for their show. Terrier Day is January 18th and there will be 10 Glen of Imaal Terriers for judge Patsy Hollings. Glens are in the Sandylands Hall (Ring 1) and will not be judged before 11.00am. As there are 87 dogs-3 breeds-to be judged before us it will probably be quite a bit later.
Before we celebrate the first 2019 Glen of Imaal Terrier achievements though the last of 2018 has to be honoured, particularly as it is from the Brains Department
Monique writes “Ginny qualified for the third time and earned her title in the Excellent Jumpers Preferred class at an AKC Agility trial on Sunday(30th)”
Thought the results were all going to be American this week, as they have the better January weather, but Jeonty Dreams A Dream with Karensbrae in Scotland flew the flag with a Group 3 at Bon Accord. The place many would like to be is Palm Springs and Keadeen Second Star To The Right obviously loved it as she was BOB three days out of the four with Keadeen’s Luck Be A Lady Best of Breed on the last one. Columbiana KC saw Finnabair You Should Be So Lucky take Best of Breed and it was repeated at both Rubber City shows. Tipperary Uptown Girl and Kilkenny’s Granite Aine of Cloddagh were the Best Opposites. The two Merrimack Valley Kennel Club shows saw double Group 2 placements for Abberann Lament for Owen Roe with Abberann Derbla Best Bitch.
Crufts (postal) entries close next Monday, January 7th. You have until the 21st for online entries. Glen of Imaal Terriers are on Saturday March 9th and are first in (9.00am) ring 6, hall1. The judge is Jeff Horswell. Whichever way you decide to enter DO remember to order a car park pass as it is a lot dearer on the day. If any details need to be checked the interactive Crufts schedule can be viewed here. (It saves downloading 139 pages!)
so let us (as usual) start the new year with the Glen of Imaal Terriers “Of The Year” for the year just gone. Don’t show that sentence to any professors of the written word but hopefully it’ll be understood.
Finland is up first and the awards there (applause starting) are going to Gleann Cotton Cody and Top Puppy is Gleann Kooky Kanye. Keep it going for the UK and Abberann Conan-if a Veteran was done it would surely be him-and Jeonty Dreams A Dream with Karensbrae.
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. The official US listings are only completed to November at the moment so hopefully the finger and toe counting indulged in to work numbers out after the AKC Invitational are correct. If they aren’t sack cloth and ashes will be worn and twenty mea culpa said. It’s looking as if the American results are the same as last year with Finnabair Double D Friend of A Friend taking the number one All Breed slot and Kilkenny’s Across The Universe To Setanta the Breed slot. Considering Across The Universe took time out for a litter in 2018 that is quite a result!
If any other countries would care to send along their 2018 Top Glens when they are declared they’ll be listed on here with pleasure