LKA entry

Ladies Kennel Club will see 14 Glen of Imaal Terriers for judge Alison Seall on Sunday December 10th. Glens are third in ring 3 (55 dogs in front) and judging begins at 9.00am. There is a reduced parking charge this year of £6.00. DO REMEMBER that LKA takes place in Halls 17,18, 19, 20 & 6 so don’t head for the west car park

Darlington critique and LKA (postal) closing

Ladies Kennel Association postal entries close on Monday. Terrier Day is Sunday 10th December and Glen of Imaal Terriers are to be judged by Alison Seall



LD (3)

1 Hannington’s Boudivella Oscar. Strong, masculine head with powerful jaw. Good forehand with well laid shoulders, slight bow and good bone. Typical topline and good set on. Shown in excellent coat. Moved very well.

2 Rogers’ Gleann Dynamo Man at Jeonty (Imp). Not quite the coat texture of the winner but he too has a good head and expression, decent forehand with good bone and nicely padded feet. Sound and free moving.

3 Hardy’s Amhard Justin Thyme

OD (4,1)

1 Alstead’s Ch Golden Spurs. An impressive exhibit with a grand head, dark eye, good ears and powerful jaw and muzzle. Strong moderate neck, well laid shoulders and good bone. Well ribbed with a strong, slightly arched loin. Impressed on the move. Shown in excellent coat & condition. CC & BOB.

2 Hogburn’s Pajantick Razamataz. Very typical and pleasing for balance. Good width of skull, well placed eyes and ears. Well bodied with muscular, nicely angulated hind quarters. Very easy on the move with plenty of drive. Reserve CC.

3 Hardy’s Amard High Flyer

MPB (2)

1 Rogers’ Jeonty Jyn A New Hope. A smart, well balanced youngster, good breadth and length of skull, strong foreface. Strong wide chest with well laid shoulders. Shown in a good jacket and her maturity of body gave her the edge today.

2 George’s Romainville Rock On Lizzie. Less finished than the winner but she too has an attractive, typical head and expression. Good harsh topcoat. Strong loin. Sound and she displayed an effortless, free moving gait.

JB (2,1)

1 Hannington’s Boudivella Tegan. Good sized skull, strong jaw, pleasing eye. Good breadth of chest, decent forehand with good bone. Well ribbed with strong loin giving typical topline. Good set on. Very good profile action, just a little untidy going away from me.

LB (3)

1 George’s A Romainville Whistle Dixie. Lovely substance, type and balance. Good breadth of skull with neat well set ears. Strong jaw. Good ribbing and short strong loin. Impressed on the move with a very easy driving action. Good double coat. Reserve CC.

2 James & O’brien’s Amhard Jessie Jay. Pleasing, typical head and expression with dark, well set eyes. Typical topline. Good set on. Maybe a little too well ribbed! Good quarters and she moved out with some drive. A lovely character.

3 Hardy and Tune’s Amhard Jeez Louise

OB (1)

1 Hannington’s Romainville Uptown Girl. Very typical and well balanced with good breadth of skull, lovely dark eye and good ears. Decent forehand with slight bow and well padded feet. Strong loin and good rib with typical topline. Moved out well. CC, her third I was told, congratulations.

Judge: Tom Mather


Goodbye 2017, hello 2018

Ladies Kennel Association (LKA) schedules are available online. Glen of Imaal Terriers are to be judged by Alison Seall. Terrier day is Sunday 10th December.

Manchester Championship Show schedules are now online. Glen of Imaal Terriers are to be judged by Stuart Plane and Terrier Day is Thursday 18th January 2018

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

From the EFG Health Coordinator


As you may be aware, the AHT will soon be starting its search for the Glen of Imaal Terrier who is going to be whole genome sequenced.  NB. This Glen will be one that was bred and currently lives in the UK.

One of the sources for possible candidate Glens will be our DNA Archive … and we would like to encourage as many owners as possible to submit buccal (cheek) swabs from their Glens.

We are especially looking for older Glens that are healthy i.e. no known medical conditions … an up-to-date eye certificate would be an added bonus!  

However, ALL contributions to the DNA Archive, whatever the age, and from Glens that have health conditions as well as those that are fit and healthy are welcomed!

The EFG Health website has information about the DNA Archive and a video demonstrating how to take cheek swabs:

If you and your Glen would like to contribute to this invaluable resource, please contact Alison Seall, EFG Health Coordinator at to request a swab kit:

Thank you very much for your support.

Alison Seall, EFG Health Coordinator

Let’s applaud ourselves!!!!!!!!!

As it’s Crufts week the media will be on the look out for pedigree dog stories; wonder if they will pick up on the dog genome project? We announced that we were looking at it and sending a representative to the Seminar to ask questions. They went, they reported and we are so pleased and proud to report that Glen of Imaal Terriers are now number 12 on the list of breeds definitely participating. The seminar was on the Friday, the reports received over the weekend and by Tuesday two cheques had been received at the Animal Health Trust, one from each breed club. TOGETHER WE CAN!!! The full story can be read and hopefully any questions answered but the one thing that keeps coming up is “who will it be then?” We don’t know and we won’t know. It’ll be anonymous.

Alison Seall (EFG Health Representative) send the following:-Now that the Glen of Imaal Terrier breed clubs have agreed to back the “Give a Dog a Genome” (GDG) project at the Kennel Club’s Genetic Centre at the Animal Health Trust (AHT), the search for a suitable “candidate” Glen will soon begin

One possible source is our DNA Archive at the AHT and so we would like to encourage Glen owners to submit cheek swabs from their Glens, for the archive … and maybe your Glen will be the one chosen to have his/her whole genome sequenced.  NB. The AHT will not reveal the identity of the Glen whose genome is sequenced.

If you wish to make a contribution to our DNA Archive, please contact me to request a swab kit: 

Alison Seall, EFG Health Coordinator : Email: : Tel: 01403 269038

(The AHT request a small, voluntary donation of £5.00 to cover the cost of the swab kit, administration costs and long-term storage).

For more information and a video demonstrating how to take the swabs, please visit the EFGHealth website:

You can find information about: How to request a swab kit — Contents of the DNA swab kit — Documentation requested by the Animal Health Trust