The seasons certainly getting going

Third week of March so a Glen of Imaal Terrier round up has to start with Ireland. At the Celtic Winners BOB was Abberann Conan with Abberann Reach For The Stars Ryanne. Conan then went on to take Best Veteran In Show. Glens just get better as they get older! The St Patrick’s Day Show saw Daulton’s Midnight Sky of Galore take Best of Breed with the evergreen Conan Reserve Best of Breed.

In Lithuania the Vilnius Cup was a win for Gleann HoHo Hogan with another “eternal youthful” BOS in the shape of Gleann Una Noonan, it was a 3 show weekend (all International and one the biggest in the country) and the results were repeated at all three shows. At Weelde (Belgium) Boudivella Oscar was BOB which gives him his Belgian Championship. Combine this with his Swiss and KC Championship and he now becomes an International Champion. The first UK based one for quite a while. Romainville Uptown Girl was Best Bitch. In Offenburg (Germany) My Dear Fellow Calimero the Angel was awarded Best of Breed. In Munich Calimero was Best Opposite Sex with Best of Breed going to Spirit of Ireland Beautiful who was also Best Veteran.

Over in America the 4 Show Louisville Cluster in Kentucky had good entries. Starting with Mid-Kentucky KC it was a win for Finnabair DD Ain’t It The Life with Daulton’s Ciaran of Pine Meadow Best Opposite/Best Bred by Exhibitor and BBE Gp4. Friday was Louisville and again DD was Best of with Ber-D-Mar Sweet William O’Shea Best Dog. Ciaran was Select, BBE and BBE Gp3. Evansville was next with Sweet William O’Shea and DD once more (William Best & DD BOS) Louisville KC finished off the cluster with Sweet William O’Shea once more taking the top award and Finnabair Shorlyne Caatskill Comedy Tonight Best Opposite. Comedy Tonight has always been Owner Handled and the Cluster saw her obtain enough points to be awarded her Grand Championship.

Before hitting the Brains section a mention for an Open Show win; Amhard Manhatten was Best of Breed at Retford.

In the Brains Luna leads in with her Gold Good Citizens and then Ginny as Monique reports that “Ginny qualified for the 3rd time in the AKC Rally Intermediate class last weekend, earned her RI title, and was presented with a new title medallion from the First Dog Training Club of Northern New Jersey!”.

Winston & Griffin became the first Glens to earn AKC Stunt Dog Titles with both earning Novice & Open Stunt Dog titles. Ending with a new boy; Henry was first in his scent detection class. Nice one Henry, let’s hear more from you and many, many congratulations to everybody

 

 

WELKS (postal) closes today & National Terrier extended

West of England Ladies Society postal entries close today. Terrier day is on April 28th and Glen of Imaal Terriers will be judged by Mark Walshaw (only 6 weeks from his previous appointment!). Online entries close March 20th.

The National (postal) entries close on March 16th. Terrier day is Saturday May 11th and Glen of Imaal Terriers will be judged by Muriel Bailey. Online entries close March 28th

National Terrier HAVE EXTENDED their closing date (online) until March 18th

Let’s hear it for…….

…..the stars of Discover Dogs. Glen of Imaal Terriers may have performed in the exhibition ring on Saturday but other Glens were there all four days to be loved, petted, photographed, admired and talked to. Dodi, May, Fern, Basil, Alfie, Mutley, Kaos, Poppy, Misty & Flynn you (and your people) did us proud. Thank you.

There was also a Glen “somewhere else”. Caitlin Forbes has always been an enthusiastic YKC supporter and this was her final year. She took Jeonty Dreams A Dream with Karensbrae into the YKC 18-24 Terrier & Hound where they came 3rd and 4th in YKC Terrier Stakes. The breed also had a presence in the absolute final with Jen Tobijanski who had come first in the Terrier Stakes. She was handling her own champion Sealyham but she shares her home with two Glens.

The “seen on the television” glimpses are Caitlin, Mutley on Friday & Basil on Saturday. Basil made the entire opening sequence, nice going boy for sitting still so long. If there are any more let us know so they can have a shout out.

 

Crufts at 9.00am

Blimey 9.00am in the ring is early. Everybody made it though and there were even spectators. Thank you for supporting Glen of Imaal Terriers even though it meant getting up at silly o’clock.

All-rounder judge Jeff Horswell restarted a Glen on the trail when he awarded Pajantick Razamataz his second CC and BOB. “Restarted” is the word as Quinn got his first CC at the ridiculously early age of 7 months. Shown lightly as a youngster he is now coming to maturity and has taken a Best In Show in France plus Best of Breed at Midland Counties last year. Reserve Dog CC went to Abberann Cosmic Cowboy, Nick & Ann are certainly devotees making the trek over from Ireland each year. Bitch CC was taken home to Shropshire by Sigrid Helga at Pantcottage and there was no mistaking the joy of the Reserve CC owner; floodlights will probably be ordered to hightlight Jeonty Letty Be Magic’s cards.

Once more Kirikee Celtic Warrior was Best Veteran (ready for the third year in 2020?) and Best Puppy was Borderglens Michaelmas. First showdog and winning that at Crufts, what an introduction.

Congratulations everybody!! Oh yes, the photographs below. We love you to share but, if possible, please give acknowledgement to either the blog or rbt-int

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.

 

Grooming the Glen of Imaal Terrier

Anybody with a Glen knows how quickly they become a great heap of hair and then panic starts to set in…..what can I do now? Because of this recurring problem for Glen folk all over the world the EFG website has a couple of pages on how to tackle it before Hungarian Puli sets in. Grooming a Glen (and Trimming  a Glen) has been shared, borrowed and used for years by numerous websites, breed clubs, all and sundry in fact, and it continues to be the “go to” resource. That’s what it was intended for so no problem at all.

Something in it though has recently been queried….the use of scissors around the ear and tail? Should scissors be used anywhere on a Glen other than between the pads? The Guides were written by probably the original purist on the matter and they thought hard about it and came to the conclusion that the mention (and use) of scissors on those two parts of the anatomy was correct. After all the remit was to write an introduction to Grooming the Glen that all could use; whether first pet owner, serious exhibitor or professional groomer. Getting a puppy Glen used to standing still and having things done to the ears and tail is a valuable thing that most don’t even think about. An animal that can have the ears and tailed handled from any angle and they don’t mind is one heck of a boon. If the person doing the grooming feels ambitious enough then the next step is an easy one.