A lot of Glen of Imaal Terrier showing over the past few days. Starting in the UK Leeds Championship Show had Bregorrey Wannabe Victory By Jeonty taking Best Dog and Best of Breed with his kennel mate Jeonty MeMe Fern being awarded Best Bitch. Leeds only has one Challenge Certificate on offer and that went to Victor with the Reserve CC going to the Reserve Dog Kirikee Ronan O’Gara.
In Finland the HKI/Eukanuba Show saw Abberann Fagan being awarded BOB with Gleann Rabarber Drom Best Opposite and Best Veteran. America had a cluster of shows in Ohio and Best of Breed on all 3 days was GCH Liberty’s Darren of Daulton (taking Group 3 one of the days). Best Opposite to him was Ch Tipperary American Girl, Ch Daultons Rosalee and GCH Daultons Emerald Green respectively. Due to the high number of professional handlers and multi-owners in the States they run a competition not known in Europe, “Owner Handler”. Tipperary American Girl was Group 3 and Group 1 in the Terrier Owner Handler Group. Also in America Henderson KC had GlenTyrs Lady Isabella at Castlerock as BOB.
Before doing the well-earned congratulations all round there has to be another mention. Wendy Tobijanski has been associated with Glens for a long, long time but over the weekend took the 50th BOB, and Group 4, with her Cesky. What a record!!
Lots of congratulations to everybody and it’s difficult, in such an illustrious list, to pick what pictures to use but in recognition of such an event it’ll have to be Wendy-shown below carrying her mother’s American Cocker Spaniel whilst a younger Brenda and Liz walk the Glens in.
The “Swedish Bash” in Eskilstuna had wonderful weather and a fabulous atmosphere is reported. Best of Breed Glen of Imaal Terrier, under judge John Hartigan, was Abberann Fagan with Pearytail Artless Tess Best Bitch. Fagan then went on to take Reserve Best In Show-or Best In Show 2 as it is known in Scandinavia-so an excellent result.
The Irish Sporting Glen Club had a get together and they were also blessed by the weather God. The Quinns are summer holidaying in Ireland and, up to yet, Kirikee Ronan O’Gara has taken 3 Green Stars. Finally Sue Sutton had a smile as big as the sun when her Bailielands Leanbh Orga took the Green Star and Best of Breed at Sligo to make her up to an Irish Champion (subject to IKC confirmation).
Big congratulations everybody!
At Seinjoki International Show in Finland BOB Glen of Imaal Terrier was Abberann Fagan with Pearytail Artless Tess Best Opposite Sex. Over in America GCH Daulton’s Emerald Green took BOB at Delaware Ohio and Louise Lopez continues to add to the “brains and beauty” catagory with the folllowing email: Tula and Sullivan both earned their Junior Earthdog titles today at the Northern California Dachshund tests in Dixon. Tula had a time of 24 seconds to quarry in the first run and cut it down to 16seconds in the second. And Sullivan? 12 seconds—my little Torpedo in the Tunnel 🙂
Well done all!
Finland had a double CACIB in Helsinki. 22 Glen of Imaal Terriers were entered on the Saturday for Ann Ingram and Best of Breed went to Taramont Iubdan with Gleann Ode being awarded Best Bitch. Aberann Fagan won another CAC
On the second day Best of Breed was awarded to Gleann Octave and Best Opposite to Gleann Una Noonan
Over in America Coleraine Mandalay Royalty took a Group 2 to follow on from a Group 4 of last week, this takes Curry to an incredible 23 Group placings