Goodbye Barney, it was nice to have known you

                                BROCKLAND BRAYHEAD LAD                    

7th November 2004 – 30th May 2017


Ruth and the late Joe Welch’s Brockland Brayhead Lad (Barney) journeyed to the Rainbow Bridge on Tuesday 30th May, at the age of 12-and-a-half years.  Barney will long be remembered for being consistently and successfully shown well into his veteran years.  He is the current breed record holder, at least since the breed was conferred Championship status in 2007.

Prior to his sad passing in June 2009, Joe used to take Barney to agility classes, which they thoroughly enjoyed, practising between classes over the mini courses that Joe set up in the back garden! They also went to obedience classes, and Barney was one of just a few Glens who have achieved their bronze and silver Good Citizen Dog Scheme awards.

Barney’s success in the show ring in the UK is unrivalled and his record of 20 Challenge Certificates, 18 of which were with Best of Breed, will likely stand for many years to come. Over his show career, he won a total of 32 BOB awards at Championship Shows, and he was also an International Champion.

Barney was always immaculately presented and beautifully handled by Ruth, and was an impressive representative of the breed on his appearances in the Group ring.  Barney’s significant achievements in the show ring include BIS at the Glen of Imaal Terrier Association’s first Championship Show in April 2007, under the late Bryn Cadogan, and Crufts BOB under breed specialists Harold Gay (Malsville) in 2010 and Kathy George (Romainville) in 2012.

This critique from Patsy Hollings, who awarded him BIS and BV at the EFG’s first Open Show in 2014, epitomises Barney’s qualities, “… he just presented a balanced, masculine and typical outline on first appraisal. Great head piece with dark eye giving good expression. Has strength and width of skull, good set on of small ear used to display confidence and type. Strong jaw housing big white well placed teeth. Clean powerful neck flowing through well laid back shoulder, correct wrap of upper arm provides neat elbows and easy reach. Good length of rib, firm loin to muscular driving quarters. In prime order and quality coat. Even as a veteran he is notable and just what I was looking for.” Barney was 9-and-a-half years old at this show!

Barney’s swansong came just last year, in March 2016, where he won a strong Veteran class at Crufts. The oldest Glen being exhibited, he belied his age as he gave an exuberant final performance at a Championship Show!

Dear Ruth, all your Glen friends and acquaintances send you their love and condolences on the passing of your beautiful, and very special boy.



Posted by on June 13, 2017 in General Glen Things


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Group placings galore!!

Glen of Imaal Terriers are certainly getting noticed in Groups at the moment.

In the USA Kilkennys Across the Universe at Setanta took a Group 1 at Kokomo Kennel Club, Keadeen Second Star To the Right a Group 3 at Coeur D’Alene and Finnabair Double D friend of a Friend a Gp 4 at Rhineland Kennel Club. The Owner Handler Groups are turning into a positive triumph for the breed with Keadeen’s Sir Emmet Mingus Glas annexing BOTH a Owner Handler Best In Show and Reserve Best In Show. Kilkenny’s Midleton of Irish Spirit also notched up an OHG1 as did Tipperary American Girl!

Canada may have only recently recognised Glens but recognised they certainly are with a Group 3, Group 4 and Best Puppy in Group for Gleann Holy Hannah and Groups 2 and 3 for Abberann Phelan.

In Europe there may not be the Group placings but there are certainly the dogs getting shown. At the Danish Terrier Club Gleann Cute Cocoon was Best of Breed and the Estonian Winners was a success for Gleann Flatbone Stiubhard with Gleann Damn Daisy Best Opposite. Helsinki International was a win for Gleann Cotton Cody with Damn Daisy once again Best Bitch. She made it three in a row at the Latvian Winners, this time to Gleann Bigwig. Turri Show was a BOB for Gleann Dear Dandelion and Best Dog was Gleann Eager Edgar

The UK saw a run of SKC, Bath, Southern Counties and the Glen Association Open Show with the top places being shared around. Scottish Kennel Club was a BOB for Amhard High Flyer with Sigrid Helga at Pantcottage taking the Bitch CC. Bath was Golden Spur and Romainville Whistle Dixie with Southern Counties seeing the first bitch BOB with Bregorrey Madam Defiance and Pajantick Razamatazz Best Opposite. The Glen Association saw Amhard High Flyer take home Best in Show with Reserve Best in Show going to the Reserve Best Dog Rollo The Great at his first ever official dog show! Best Bitch there was Romainville Razzamatazz. Best Puppy was Boudivella Tegan with Best Veteran Donvaleset Domino.

Besides the shows Glens were also at Burghley (courtesy of Nicki Atkin) for the Living Heritage Fair and Ciarin and Quinn were adding titles behind their names with RATCHX and Junior Earthdog. Monique sends special news of Ginny……qualififying for the 3rd time in Novice Buildings so earning her title today at the Performance Scent Dogs (PSD) trial in Westford, MA! She also learned two new scents this week, Anise & Clove, and was able to detect them during the Target Odor Tests.  “Star” though of this whole round up is summed up in owner Louise Lopez’s own words “I am so very, very proud of Tula! She earned her NW3 Elite title in Corvallis, Oregon today. This means she’s passed Nose Work 3 with a perfect score three times and is now qualified to compete at the Elite Level. She’s the first Glen to earn this title-such a wonderful girl”

Fabulous couple of weeks everybody and congratulations to all!

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Posted by on June 12, 2017 in Dog Shows, General Glen Things


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Fancy a bit of volunteering?

Calling all volunteers!

If you love the Animal Health Trust, horse racing and/or cycling and don’t live too far from Newmarket, then we have some volunteering opportunities that might be right for you. Volunteering is a great way to help support a charity, meet new people, experience new things and we need some keen volunteers to help us at the below events.

To sign up to volunteer, just email for more information.

AHT at Royal Windsor Horse Show

We’re thrilled to announce that the AHT, in its 75th year, is the first Equine Charity of the Year at Royal Windsor Horse Show next week (10 – 14 May). So if you’re visiting the show, or watching it on TV, look out for the AHT!

Bucket collectors wanted for Newmarket Charity Race Day – Saturday 10 June

If you like horse racing you could help represent the AHT on its annual charity race day at the July Course in Newmarket. Every year we are lucky enough to have volunteers run a bucket collection at the end of the day’s entertainment, often raising well over £1,000 in a short amount of time!

Marshals needed for charity cycle ride – Sunday 25 June

We’re delighted to be the benefiting charity of the Newmarket Hilly Sportive on Sunday 25 June and need volunteers to help marshal the event and make sure the cyclists make their way round the course safely. If you like cycling, this will be a great event to be involved in as the competitors will find that Suffolk isn’t as flat as you might think!

rwhs-logo-enews Support the AHT at Royal Windsor Horse Show

If you’re off to Royal Windsor Horse Show next week (lucky you!) look out for the AHT! We’ll be at the show promoting our work to improve the lives of dogs, cats – and especially horses! – as the Show’s Equine Charity of the Year. Visit our stand in the Shopping Village to find out more about our work, buy merchandise or make a donation.

Gift Shop Volunteer needed!

If you’re looking for more regular volunteer work, we are always grateful for the help of volunteers in our Gift Shop and Visitor’s Centre.

For more information, please contact

 PHONE: 01638 555648 FAX: 01638 555604 EMAIL: INFO@AHT.ORG.UK
REGISTERED ADDRESS: Lanwades Park, Kentford, Newmarket, Suffolk, CB8 7UU
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Posted by on May 26, 2017 in General dog things



Southern Counties Entries

Southern Counties have released their entries. Eight Glen of Imaal Terriers are entered and the breed in third in ring 2. Terrier day is Saturday June 3rd.

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Posted by on May 25, 2017 in Dog Shows, General Glen Things


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Glen of Imaal Terrier judges for the latter half of 2017

Leeds  (21st July)  Bob Cross

WKC   (19th August) Jim McGhie

Darlington (15th September) Tom Mather

Belfast (23rd September) Bill Browne-Cole

SWKA  (6th October)  Muriel Bailey

Midland Counties (October) Tony Hadley

Glen Association Show (Late November) Ann Quinn

LKA (December) Alison Seall

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Posted by on May 24, 2017 in Dog Shows, General Glen Things


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EFG Summer newsletter

Linda Samuel is now compiling the EFG Summer Newsletter and would welcome any contributions, thoughts, ideas, tips, photographs….

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Posted by on May 23, 2017 in General Glen Things



Eye Testing in the summer

There will be a BVA/KC eye testing session (Peter Bedford officiating) at Hedge Green Cottage, Blackjack Road, Swineshead, Boston. PE20 3HH on Saturday July 15th. Appointments are need and can be obtained from Jean Rogers This is open to all breeds not just Glen of Imaal Terriers. It would be a good chance to get your Glen eye tested if you are thinking of mating them.

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