…and we’re now an archive

Eleven years and around four hundred thousand visits indicates this blog for Keeping Glen of Imaal Terrier people up to date has had quite a good innings. It was never considered way back in February 2008 what a mammoth run it would be. It’s grown from one or two people in the UK looking at it occasionally to the largest Glen reference in the world. The reach of it has been phenomenal. If you are one of the 13 in Azerbaijan who have visited this month, thanks for looking. The single people from India, Brazil, Philippines or Serbia thanks for being interested in a breed that we didn’t even know was present in your country. All good things must come to an end though,  there is nothing worse than attempting to keep something going that is past its sell by date, and over the past couple of years or so as numbers visiting have started to decline the blog is bowing its head to the behemoth that is social media.

The blog isn’t disappearing. It’ll remain as the most complete record of a breed for a decade. Everything connected with Glen of Imaals is there in months and months of postings. Brains, beauty, health, events, discussion…it’s all happened. The photographs that have either appeared (or been sent but not quite made it) are on Pinterest so you can wallow in Glendom….and how young we were.

This blog couldn’t have happened without the support of Glen of Imaal Terrier owners and enthusiasts worldwide. Thank you for remembering and for your assistance with everything sent; never knew what those emails with the subject line “is this any use for the blog?” were going to be, it’ll be quiet without them. It’s been a ball everybody, give yourselves a round of applause……..and enjoy occasionally reading the archive of Glen of Imaal Terriers 2008-2019 you might be surprised.

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2019 diary updated

Glen of Imaal Terriers 2019. If you know any missing judges do let us know

April 6th       National Terrier                Harold Gay

April 27th     EFG Open Show              Colin Powell

April 28th     WELKS                             Mark Walshaw

May 9th       Birmingham National        Muriel Bailey

May 17th     SKC                                    Tom Mather

May 24th     Bath                                  Paul Eardley

June 2nd       Southern Counties         Howard Ogden

June 16th     Association Open Show    David Howarth (main) Jane Howarth (special)

June 23rd     Blackpool                        Fred Gadd

June 27th     Windsor                           Kathy George

July 20/21    EFG Weekend & Eye Testing (by Peter Bedford) at Swineshead.

July 26th       Leeds                              Ann Bradley

August 16th WKC                                 Eileen Foy

September 13th   Darlington               Margaret McDonald-Cross

September 28th  Belfast                       TBC

October 11th     SWKA                          Jane Withers

October 24th       Midland Counties     TBC

November 24th   Glen Association     Jenny Lowe

December 14th     LKA                         Ann Quinn

EFG Open Show 2019

Schedules for the 2019 EFG Open Show went out to members with the last newsletter. It’s being discovered, in the nicest way, that efficiency isn’t working with some people as they can’t remember where they have put them. That’s okay we’re all human. The schedule is online on the EFG website and hard copies are available from Jean Rogers. There will also be schedules at National Terrier.

The show is on April 27th and Colin Powell will be judging the 12 classes of Glen of Imaal Terriers. The show is held in conjunction with Birmingham Gundog & Terrier so it’s possible to do two shows in one day. Matt Smith is the Glen judge and as Matt is a gamekeeper an actual chance to get the opinion of a working man.

The AGM is also to be held here so the chance to do three things with just one car journey. Closing date for the EFG Open Show is April 18th and Liz will be at national Terrier to take entries. The usual generous sponsorship (£10 Best In Show etc.) has been donated.

SKC (postal) entries closing and WELKS extended.

Scottish Kennel Club (postal) entries close today. Terrier Day is Saturday May 18th and the judge for Glen of Imaal Terriers is Tom Mather. Online entries close (they’ll probably extend but you can’t rely on it) close April 2nd.

West of England Ladies kennel Association have extended their closing date to March 31st. Mark Walshaw will be judging the Glen of Imaal Terriers on Sunday April 28th.

Spring has Sprung

and Glen of Imaal Terrier folk are taking advantage of the slightly lighter evenings.

At Turku International Show Best of Breed was Finnabair North American Nebulon with Best Opposite being awarded to Finnabair Broc Rua Arda of Gleann. Glenrosedale Eibleann Tir Na Nóg was awarded Best Puppy.

In America Cary KC, Durham KC and Alamance KC saw Ber-D-Mar Sweet William O’Shea carrying the Glen banner most admirably with BOB at all three shows. Abberann Lament for Owen Roe was BOB & Gp4 at York Kennel Club and Jeff dairiki sends his excellent full report from the Peninsula Dog Fanciers Club shows in Bremerton, WA.  The entry was ten Glens each day.

Saturday, judge Jacqueline Stacy (group: Terry Stacy, NOHS group: John Wade)

BOB/BOBOH/G4/OHG3 Ciarán, GCHS Keadeen’s Blue Boy for Bluesette

BOW Mac, Daulton’s Breithla Irish Mac

BOS Lulu, GCH Keadeen’s Luck Be a Lady

SEL Emmet, GHCS Keadeen’s Sir Emmet Mingus Glas

SEL Eili, CH Daulton’s Eili from Emerald Isle

WB Bree, Kilkenny’s Freedom of the Moon

 Sunday, judge John Wade:

BOB/BOBOH/OHG1 Ciarán

BOW Mac

BOS Lulu

SEL Quinn, GCH Kilkenny’s Love and Happiness

SEL Stella, GCHS Keadeen’s Second Star to the Right

WB Celeste, Keadeen’s Just Like the Moon.

Nice to get news of a Glen in Canada. Gleann Flashmob Stiubhard took 4 Group Placements at Windsor All Breed Dog Club. Believe it was the first time for the owner so well done indeed and congratulations to everybody!

 

 

SWKA Critique

Glen of Imaal Terriers

PD: 1) Romainville Rock A Fella. Very good quality youngster with head of good width and length, good stop. Ears not too large, moderate neck and good body shape. Good rib, bone and feet. Presented in good coat of correct texture and move with steady drive from rear. Balanced, of good type and should have a bright future. BP, Res CC. 2) Teamrach Rock Steady Beat at Romainville. Another youngster of good type and with a well proportioned head. Good eye, neck and bone. Good rib and well developed rear for age. Moved well and was presented in good coat and condition.

JD: 1) Amhard Manhattan. Masculine head of good width with well set ears and good eye. Moderate neck into good body shape. Well angled rear and set of tail, in good coat. Liked his balance and moved over ground well holding nice outline.

LD: 1) Romainville BIlbo Baggins. Masculine medium sized dog of good type. Well shaped head with good eye and ear. Good depth and good quality bone. Well presented in good coat and holds a strong balanced picture when covering the ground.

OD: 1) Boudivella Osca. Masculine, balanced and of good type, not overdone and has a well proportioned head with eye of good shape. Good ears, moderate neck into well built front. Quality bone, compact feet. Good rib and well angled rear. Presented in good coat and moved with drive from the rear holding a firm and balanced outline going round. CC, BOB.

JB: 1) Amhard Mai Tai. Feminine youngster of good type, good head and eye. Good ears, neck and outline. Quality bone, good feet and liked her depth and length of rib. Presented in good condition, moved with steady gait and drive from the rear. Balanced and only needs a little more finish to complete the picture. Lots to appreciate and should do well Res CC. 2) Jeonty Letty Be Magic. Another feminine and balanced youngster with good head and eye. Liked her size and type, good bone and well set tail. Also very well presented and has much to like but winner just a little more finished and together for me today.

PGB: 1) Romainville Rock N Rolla at Coedrhosyn. Feminine with good head proportions. Good eye and ears, moderate neck, well proportioned body. Good bone, coat and moved over the ground well. Nice breed type.

LB: 1) Jeonty Jyn A New Hope. Feminine head of good shape, correct stop and good eye shape, ears of good size and has moderate neck. Good lay of shoulder and well developed fore chest. Good bone, felt and depth, strong loin and well developed rear, presented in good coat of hardship texture. Moved with good rear action and firm outline. CC. 2) Romainville Izzy Wizzy. Another feminine strong and balanced exhibit who has good bone and feet. Good length and depth of body. Well set tail and good rear action on the move. Presented in good condition. 3) Boudivella Tegan.

OB: 1) Romainville Maggie May. Good head shape and eye, feminine and not overdone. Liked her size, type and quality bone. Another medium sized exhibit who was well presented in good body condition and substance.

Tom H Johnston (Judge)

Crufts Critique

Glen of Imaal Terrier

Coat texture was a concern today. All were great characters.

Veteran D (1) 1st KIRIKEE CELTIC WARRIOR (MRS L J & MR G H FRASER) V typical d in super muscle. Strong and masc head, would like better ears. Medium neck. Well laid shoulders. Would like better legs and he is a bit close in front action. Well ribbed. Correct topline. Strong rear with moderate angulation. BV

Puppy D (1) 1st BORDERGLENS MICHAELMAS (MRS S R SMITH) Happy pup. Masc head, quite good ears. Medium neck. Well ribbed back. Would like a better topline. Moderate rear. Even stride. Coat soft and open at the moment. BP

Junior D (1) 1st ROMAINVILLE ROCK A FELLA (MR A HICKMAN) Good moving d. Has a masc head, lovely eye and expression. Medium neck. Underline cuts up a bit much. Could have more coat and a better texture. Uses his moderate rear v well.

Post Grad D (1) 1st JEONTY YIPPE KIAYE (MRS L SAMUEL) Typy 5 yrs d. Liked the strength of his head, could have slightly more stop. Dark eyes. Medium length neck. Fair shoulder. Could be better coming towards. Well ribbed. Typical topline. Rear angulation matches his front.

Open D (4) 1st PAJANTICK RAZAMATAZ (J WITHERS) Sound and active d of v good type. Liked his head, dark eyes. Well set ears. Correct neck. Well laid shoulders. Sufficiently bowed front. Typical topline. Well made and strong rear. Coat texture is correct. CC & BOB. 2nd IR CH ABBERANN COSMIC COWBOY (MRS A WHITE) Liked him better moving than stood. He has a super head. Correct front. Well ribbed. Tends to stand with his rear under him and slightly low set tail. V free and easy mover. V good coat. RCC. 3rd CH GOLDEN SPURS (DR J ALSTEAD)

Good Citizen D (1) 1st CH GOLDEN SPURS (DR J ALSTEAD)

Veteran B (3,1) 1st CH ROMAINVILLE UPTOWN GIRL (MISS A HANNINGTON) V typy b in super form. Has a fem head with strength. Lovely eye. Rose ears. Enough neck. Correct front. Topline rises. Has a better rear and coat than 2. 2nd RHUMSAAMIST GLEN ELFIN AT QUAYWEST TAF NAF (MR D A & MRS J QUARRIE) Well muscled b. Most super eye and expression. Good neck. Rise in her topline.

Post Grad B (1) 1st JEONTY LETTY BE MAGIC (MISS C MARTEL) Very good moving. She has a fem head that has strength. Dark eyes. Lengthy neck. Shoulders set slightly far apart. Well ribbed. Topline of. Moderate rear. Coat is a little soft and sparse. RCC

Limit B (5,2) 1st ROMAINVILLE IZZY WIZZY (MRS K A GEORGE) She is a v good type. Well balanced head, fem with strength. Correct neck. Fair shoulders. Bowed front. Well sprung ribs. Slightly long in loin. Correct topline. Moderate hind angulation. Could have a better coat. 2nd ROMAINVILLE ROCK’N ROLLA AT COEDRHOSYN (MRS M J CAMPEN) Fem b who has a more typical front than 3. Well balanced head. Good eyes and ears. Lengthy neck. Topline slightly flat standing, but rises moving. V moderate rear. 3rd JEONTY DREAMS A DREAM WITH KARENSBRAE JW (MRS K FORBES) Sound and showy but rather lacks breed type.

Open B (3) 1st CH SIGRID HELGA AT PANTCOTTAGE (DR J ALSTEAD) Typy b who showed and moved v well. She has a pleasing head, fem and strong. Ok neck. Turns a front foot out too much. Well bodied. Correct topline, moderate rear. Could have a better coat.CC 2nd RHUMSAAMIST GLEN ELFIN AT QUAYWEST TAF NAF (MR D A & MRS J QUARRIE) 3rd CH/IR CH ABBERANN REACH FOR THE STARS RYANNE (MRS A WHITE)

Jeff Horswell (Judge)