Inbreeding-yay or nay?

As it’s Friday lets have a bit of reading for the weekend. The Costs & Benefits of Inbreeding (from the Institute of Canine Biology) should occupy you for a mug of tea. With the Glen of Imaal Terrier known & accepted bar-sinister heritage though how bad is it for the breed?

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.

 

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.

 

It’s Crufts week…..

…so let’s start it light hearted and a discount offer for Thursday/Friday

“There’s always a list Crufts week so thought this…..”      “Saw this, and as they say, thought of you”    “Just had to share this for the blog”

If any copyright is needed just let us know

If you’re attending Crufts at the start of the extravaganza don’t miss this

We’re giving you 10% OFF adult general admission tickets for the Thursday and Friday of Crufts 2019 (7th & 8th March) when you use the code CRUFTSDM10

Book your tickets here: bit.ly/2Ofahpc