Terrier Day is tomorrow & NT entries close Monday

Tomorrow is Terrier Day so it is THE DAY for Glen of Imaal Terrier admirers…and it’s going to be a terribly early one as the breed is first in ring 6, hall 1 at 9.00am. Best of luck to everybody attending, hope your journeys aren’t too horrible and (if exhibiting) remember the dog you take home is still absolutely gorgeous whatever a judge says. Enjoy the day.

As Glens have an early call it’ll mean the big, big thing of Crufts can happen……Shopping. The list of stands, stalls and displays is huge so to enable plans to be made this is the list of attending trade stands etc. Remember that you don’t need it but, boy, if you want it, it’ll be there.

In the excitement of Crufts don’t forget final entries for National Terrier close on Monday and they aren’t extending. The show is on Saturday April 6th at Stafford Showground. There are 14 classes for Glen of Imaal Terriers and the judge is Harold Gay. Glens will be judged 2nd in Ring 2

…and so it begins

It’s the first day of Crufts and Glen of Imaal Terriers aren’t there en masse until Saturday but don’t worry if today is your only chance to attend as Glens will be there. Discover Dogs (Terrier Booth 13) will have dogs and people for you to meet, photographs to see and leaflets to take home to read with out the hustle and bustle and that’s what it’ll be….and then some.

If you are there and around Hall 5, ring 36 and 2.30pm you will see another Glen as Homer (Ch Abberann Conan) represents the breed in the Vulnerable Breeds Competition. The afternoon is pre judging with the final live in the Arena at 7.00 pm so hopefully it will be on the television and the Crufts YouTube Channel.

 

More on Crufts Television and live streaming

From the Kennel Club:

Dog lovers can look forward to 13 hours of television coverage when Crufts returns to Channel 4 and More4 this March to celebrate the world’s greatest dog show.

With Clare Balding at the helm, Channel 4 and More4 will broadcast all the action from the show, leading up to the grand finale on Sunday when Best in Show will be crowned.

Channel 4 will be also broadcasting a one-hour programme, Crufts 2019: The Daily Show, through Thursday to Saturday inclusive.

THURSDAY 7th MARCH

1500-1600 – Channel 4     Crufts: The Daily Show

1830-2000 – More4 Crufts 2019

2000-2100 – Channel 4     Crufts 2019

FRIDAY 8th MARCH

1500-1600 – Channel 4     Crufts: The Daily Show

1830-1930 – More4 Crufts 2019

1930-2100 – Channel 4     Crufts 2019

SATURDAY 9th MARCH

1600-1700 – Channel 4     Crufts: The Daily Show

1900-2100 – Channel 4     Crufts 2019

SUNDAY 10th MARCH

1900-2100 – Channel 4     Crufts 2019: Best In Show Live

Clare will host daily highlights of the world’s biggest dog event live from the NEC and will be joined by Radzi Chinyanganya who will be reporting from the show. The team will be supported by Peter Purves and dog reporters and breed experts Jessica Holm and Frank Kane. ‘Supervet’, Professor Noel Fitzpatrick will also be returning on the Saturday.

All of the arena action from the show will be shown every day live on the Crufts YouTube channel which can be found at www.youtube.com/crufts.

Caroline Kisko, Secretary of the Kennel Club, which runs Crufts, said: “We are delighted that Channel 4 and More4 will be offering viewers at home the opportunity to enjoy this year’s Crufts, as well as those who don’t want to miss a thing by watching the live streaming on YouTube. The event holds such a special place in dog lovers’ hearts because it celebrates everything that we love most about dogs, and the programmes will reflect on the benefits dogs bring to our lives and the many fascinating aspects of Crufts.

“The TV coverage will not only bring exciting sports such as agility and flyball into people’s homes, but will enable people to see the diverse range of wonderful dog breeds, including some of the more unusual breeds that are not often seen in the streets and parks across the country, through the dog show aspect of Crufts. It will also cover topics about choosing, caring for and enjoying life with dogs, as well as different issues affecting dog owners in the UK.”

All of Channel 4 and More4’s coverage of Crufts will be produced by Sunset + Vine.

Car Parking & Crufts Television times

Do remember to book your car park ticket online if visiting Crufts as it’s “only” £12 compared to £16 if paying on the day. When you get acknowledgement of payment you’ll also get some free vouchers to use in the NEC.

FREE Desert or Snack when purchasing a main course

FREE 500ml bottle of mineral water if purchasing a deli salad

FREE Innocent orange juice if purchasing a full English breakfast or breakfast roll with large hot drink (before 11.00am)

If you do wait until the day to buy your car park ticket they have to be bought from the kiosks that are located at dog doors 1.1, 5.9 and 5.6. Tickets cannot be bought in the car parks or as you leave the venue.

 

….and so it begins…in more ways than one

If anybody wants to shout at the television that well known dog lover Jeremy Vine is discussing “should Crufts crack down on flat faced dogs?”. 9.15am on Channel 5 or catch up later in the day on My5.

This blog is public service broadcasting for Glen of Imaal Terrier people. Crufts is next week and everybody used to have a new outfit so to that end a Facebook public group is being shared for any interested ladies. “Dog Show Jackets Sales and Swapsies” is evidently worth looking at.

Short but quite sweet!

Jeff Dairiki sends the following news from the Covered Bridge Cluster in Albany, Oregon

Thursday, Linn County KC: Judge Pat Hastings

BOB/BOBOH, GROUP 4: Emmet, GCHS Keadeen’s Sir Emmet Mingus Glas CA BCAT RATM

BOS: Bree, Kilkenny’s Freedom of the Moon

SEL: Tristan, CH Keadeen’s Happy Go Lucky

 Friday, Linn County KC: Judge Charles Trotter

BOB, GROUP 4: Ciarán, GCHS Keadeen’s Blue Boy for  Blusette CAA CZ8PS RATCHX8

BOS: Bree

SEL: Tristan

Saturday, MacKenzie Cascade Dog Fanciers: Judge Pat Trotter

BOB: Tristan

BOS: Bree

SEL/BOBOH, OHG2: Ciarán

Sunday, MacKenzie Cascade DF: Judge Dana Cline

BOB: Ciaran GROUP 3

BOS: Bree

SEL: Quinn, GCH Kilkenny’s Love and Happiness CAA CGCA CZ8P RATCHX6 SE TKN

and Monique sends news of Ginny in the “brains Department”:-

Ginny qualified twice and placed first in the Open Standard Preferred classes at AKC Agility trials this weekend which completed the requirements for her Open Agility Preferred (OAP) title!

Congratulations everybody and nice to see that Oregon judges certainly like Glen of Imaal Terriers

Keadeen Blue Boy for Bluesette

Ginny-Open Agility Preferred

 

Westminster….and other shows

We got the photo…and the video…and the videos. Let’s do Glen of Imaal Terriers once more at Westminster. Best of Breed was Abberann Lament for Owen Roe with Best Opposite going to Kilkenny’s Across The Universe at Setanta. Select was Ber-D-Mar sweet William O’Shea with AOM Tipperary Ballyfinboy Liam of Cnoc. The breed judging is online and so is Niamh’s agility round at around 2hrs 8mins and here at 6hrs 23mins. Niamh, by the way is GCH PACH Niamh of Cnoc CD PCD BN RE MXP10 MXPC MJP7 MJPG PAX2 MFP T2BP JE RATCH CGCA TKI

Also in the States at Lakeland Winter Haven KC Finnabair DD Ain’t It The Life was BOB with Long Lake Pharms Angus Fuller Best Dog. Over in Iowa Kilkenny’s Across The Universe at Setanta followed her Westminster win with a Group 4 at Cyclone County on both the Saturday and Sunday and at Maryland KC Finnabair Shorlyne Caatskill Comedy Tonight was Best of Breed at OHG3.

In Norway at Bo International Finnabair North American Nebulon took BOB on the first day with Rosears Noisy Nancy Best Opposite. Noisy Nancy was again Best Opposite on day 2 but Marfidal Pleasant Surprise took Best of Breed. In Valmiera, Latvia, Meomodo Boho’s Trick or Treat took BOB both days and then capped it all off with a splendid Group 2!

Congratulations everybody.

 

It’s today!

Westminster Terrier Day is today, Glen of Imaal Terriers are on at 11.00am so with the 5 hour time difference results and streaming should be available from around 4.00pm UK time.

Streaming is available from quite a few sources but the most reliable if you are this side of the pond is probably the AKC.tv channel on You Tube and there are also links on Westminster website. The Breed results can be found here so have a great show anybody participating at Westminster or just visiting and remember we need pictures! Whilst waiting for the Glen results take a look at this. Yes, it’s the Hound Group but the Standard Long taking Group 1 is co-owned by Theresa Nesbitt, the American arm of Abberann so congratulations to her.

Westminster put the catalogue online so below are the Glens you’ll be seeing. Finnabair Double D Friend of a Friend is not competing and neither is Gleann Damn Daisy

Without a doubt….

…this week’s round up has to start with the BRAINS side of Glen of Imaal Terriers. Last week the Glen agility finalist at Westminster was given a shout and now the results are in. Laura Trainor writes:-

Q IN STANDARD AT WESTMINSTER FOR NIAMH!
Double Q for the day!
That is her 100th lifetime Master Standard Q!

What an achievement so if anybody ever asks you if Glens can do Agility the answer is Oh, Yes!!!! They also can do Rally as Monique reports:- Ginny qualified for the 3rd time, placed first, and earned a title in the AKC Rally Novice class this weekend in Rye Brook, New York.  She then ran in the Rally Intermediate class and came in first place with a score of 99 out of 100.

We were also exhibiting as well. In Finland Gleann Eager Edgar was BOB at Kauhava Group Show and in Tallin, Estonia, Finnabair Broc Rua Arda of Gleann was Best of Breed with Gleann Kooky Kanye Best Opposite. The day after, Tallin Winter Cup saw Broc Rua in at Best Bitch with Rosears Master of the House Best of Breed. In the UK West Midlands Terrier had Jeonty Letty Be Magic as BOB and at Sporting Terrier of Yorkshire Amhard Off the Cuff was the man

 

Great going everybody and for the Brains Brigade….just wow!!

 

 

Crufts entries released

The Kennel Club have released the entry figures for Crufts 2019. Across the disciplines a total of 20,565 dogs are entered, just a few hundred down on last year. In all honesty the Glen of Imaal Terrier entry at just 20 (8 dogs and 12 bitches) is not good but what was expected? With the cost of entries, the stress of the show and getting there for a 9.00am start combining with a judge that hasn’t shown an awful lot of affinity for the breed previously it isn’t too big a surprise.