Let’s hear it for December 25th and CHRISTMAS. Wherever you are have an absolutely great one. Glen of Imaal Terrier people around the world are invited to join with Conor and raise a glass around one o’clock in the afternoon. Allowing for various time zones that’ll hopefully mean that even if you are on your own you will know somebody somewhere is thinking of you
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KENNEL CLUB QUESTION TIME HEADS TO CAMBRIDGE
The views of dog owners are being sought in Cambridge and surrounding areas as the Kennel Club’s Question Time event visits the city this October.
The Kennel Club’s Question Time evenings aim to give dog owners the opportunity to air their views, ask questions and find out about the latest issues that may affect them and their dogs. Hosted by the Kennel Club, organisers of the world’s greatest dog show, Crufts, Question Time events… have been held throughout the UK for over a decade.
It is particularly hoped that attendees will take the opportunity to ask questions about the initiatives which have recently emerged from the Dog Health Group as well as the Dog Show Promotion and Judges Competency Framework working parties, as members of these will be on the panel.
The event will be held at 7pm on Tuesday 10th October at the Quy Mill Hotel, Church Road, Stow-cum-Quy, Cambridge CB25 9AF. The venue is eight miles from junction 14 of the M11 motorway (interchange with junction 31 of the A14). The session will offer the opportunity for anyone to air their views and question the Kennel Club Chairman and other senior representatives from the organisation. The event is free for all and guests are invited to arrive from 6.15pm for tea and coffee.
The Kennel Club hopes to engage with dog owners and encourage them to ask any questions, share thoughts and ideas and encourage dialogue with the Kennel Club about how everyone can work together to promote dogs in a positive light.
The panel members at the Question Time will include Simon Luxmoore, Kennel Club Chairman; Steve Croxford, Kennel Club Vice Chairman; Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Secretary and Communications Director; and Kathryn Symns, Canine Activities Executive; as well as Kennel Club Board members.
The event is free of charge but places must be booked in advance. Contact Sue Sampson to reserve a place on email email@example.com or by phone on 01296 318540.
To ensure that questions can be tabled on the night, please submit them in advance to Sue Sampson via the email above.
Cambridge is the final Question Time event for 2017. Suggestions are sought for locations which may be suitable for such an event next year. Please contact Sue Sampson via the email address above with ideas.
Last year the Country Landowners Association announced they would be no longer running the Game Fair due to costs and lack of revenue; the planned 2016 event at Ragley Hall would be cancelled. Like Bond it has became a case of never say never again as the 2016 Game Fair lives and it is still at Ragley Hall, Staffordshire. A chance to again celebrate The Countryside
This year though rather than just the CLA Game Fair there is a host of sponsors, clubs and associations (one of which is the Kennel Club) helping out in the funding. Take a look online and maybe mark the diary for 29-31st July
People & glens from all over the country converged on Swinehead for the EFG funday on Saturday – some of them won’t be home yet and more pictures will be up as they come in.
The weather gods smiled and ten Glens turned up in the special Glen class.
Glen of Imaal Terrier folk; you have to love them for their dedication. At the International Show at Tvaaker (Sweden) McCormac Setna Sithbacc was BOB with Bilbo’s Roisin Best Opposite and now a Swedish Champion. In Finland Stiubhard Cutie Pie at Gleann led the way with Pearytail Batman at Gleann Best Dog. Ireland and Irish Ladies All Breed Show had Ch Abberann Phelan get the nod for BOB with his sister Dervla Best Bitch.
Over in America a busy weekend: At Woodstock Dog Club BOB was awarded to GCH Daulton’s Emerald Green with Kilkenny’s Granite Great Gatsby Best Opposite. Astabula and Grand River saw a double for GCH Emerald Isle Keely with Daulton and also two Owner Handler Group placements. Green Mountain was a nod to the big ribbon for Kilkenny’s Granite Glen Rooney and Brookhaven KC had GCH Rainbow Spring’s Wicklow Warrior of Ber-D-Mar take BOB and Group 2 with Ch Ber-D-Mar My Dream of You Aoife taking Best Bitch. At the second Brookhaven Show Aoife was again BOS to Cormac McCarthy’s BOB.
Well done everybody!!!
Today something happens; Jean Rogers will say her final goodbye to Tony. Tony wasn’t an exhibitor, he wasn’t a breeder, he didn’t come to shows much and he didn’t do pedigrees. He was “just Tony” back at home looking after the dogs for Jean whom he adored. “Just Tony” exasperated, annoyed, irritated and frustrated Jean but he was her rock. He was the man who could. He could make home happen so she could go out and about; he could spend hours making sure things worked; he could be relied on to be there and now he has gone.
You may not have ever met this Tony but, if you are in dogs, you will probably have your Tony somewhere. There will be a person that maybe lives with you or just down the road. Maybe they will be on the end of a phone or somebody seen three times a year. The Just Tony people are the ones that keep us all going and the ones that, when days like today come for Jean, aren’t there anymore we will be all so lost. So read this, send out a finger to Jean and remember to tell “your Tony” just what they mean because one day you may not be able to.
A short Committee meeting was held after the EFG Glen of Imaal Terrier breed specific seminar at Mappleboough on the 19th October.
Alison Seal gave the committee a short update on the progress with the health survey. Gathering information about health will help the breed understand what issues may exist in the long term. It was agreed that members should all be encourage to complete the survey if possible. Results will be available in the new year.
The breed seminar was, from feedback already given,felt to have been a success-a report of the event will appear in the newsletter
It was decided to hold the EFG open show in conjunction with Birmingham Gundog and Terrier once again on the April 2015 date. In keeping with the intended policy of one year all rounder and one year breed/terrier the judge for 19th April will be Martin Phillips. Nominations for 2016 and 2017 shows will be invited from members with voting taking place at the AGM.
The possibility was mooted of holding the 2015 AGM with a grooming seminar. Dogs in the right state of coat will be needed so the newsletter will ask for volunteers.
2015 will see the 10th Year of the Companion Show so it, plus eye testing, will certainly be held on July 11th at Swineshead.