3 Club Shows, 5 Group placements and Midland Counties closing!

Good weekend with 3 Glen of Imaal Terrier Club shows so a chance to see lots of the breed together; to the USA though first. Kilkenny’s Granite Glen Rooney, on a four show weekend, took 3 Best of Breeds and two Owner Handler Group 3 placements. She was actually Best Opposite to Liberty’s Padraig at South Shore but he is professionally handled so not eligible for OH Group. Emerald Isle Keely with Daulton had 2 BOBs and Gp3 and Gp4 OH at the Licking River Shows. Okay it’s only a Match but nice to hear of a Glen baby taking Group 1 and then Best In Match, obviously a “together” youngster.

At Porvoo Show Best of Breed was Finnabair North American Nebulon with Gleann Nora taking Best Bitch and Best Veteran. Now the club shows. The Glen Association of Ireland (held in conjunction with the Irish Breeds Show) saw Abberann Conan take BOB, Best  Veteran, Best Veteran at the Irish Breeds Show and to finish up took Reserve Best In Show. Abberann Ennya was Best Bitch. The Irish Sporting Glen Club had Patrick Dooner judge and he awarded Best of Breed to Bailielands Dodger at Stiubhard and Best Bitch to Glencroga Pretty Cara.

Secretary Malinka Lingmont sends the following about the Dutch Club Show:-

Saturday September 12th the Dutch Glen of Imaal terrier Association held their annual clubmatch.

As the Association has its 20th anniversary Mrs. Jean Rogers was invited to judge the dogs.

There were 33 entries, only two absent.

Best of Breed was Billy Tow von Au Deich

BOS was his daughter, Fear Fiuntair Candy Keva.

Best puppy: Manor of Choclat Dew Nina

Best veteran: Spirit of Ireland Angel.

A special award, the Wicklow Wisselbeker, was initiated this year because of the 20th anniversary and is to be given the best dog bred and owned by its breeder. It will be handed out every year at the clubmatch. The names of the winners will be engraved on it.

This year it was mrs. Geesje Koops with her bitch Mystic Emma of Glens Delight to receive this award for the first time. Congratulations!

Well done everybody!!

Online entries for Midland Counties closes today. Terrier Day is Sunday 25th October and the judge of Glen of Imaal Terriers is Jack Watson

What’s a few days between friends?

The Glen Association Championship Show had, for the first time, a breed person officiating. Jane Withers had her first Glen of Imaal Terrier back in 1981 yet was only awarding Challenge Certificates for the first time; a sign that everything comes to those who wait! Best In Show was awarded to Ch/Bel Ch Brockland Brayhead Lad with Multi Ch Abberann Homer in Reserve. Ch/Ir Ch Abberann Ennya took the honours in the bitches with Ch Jeonty Fern Grass Reserve.

For the pedigree buffs it was an interesting piece of judging. Homer and Ennya (brother and sister) are from a half brother/sister mating with the common parent being Jeonty Tinker Boy Murphy at Brockland. Murphy was by Gingers Fashion By Malsville, a dog imported from Germany. Barney and Fern are closely related as their respective sires are brothers-both being great grandsons of “Terence” and their respective dams have him as a sire and a grandsire. Even the Best Veteran, Brockland Merrylegs For Bregorrey, fits the family as she is sister to the dam of Barney (Brayhead Lad) so lists Terence as her daddio!