What a collection!!!

Finnish Winners, Helsinki Winners, Nordic Winners, Holland Cup, Eukanuba Cluster and LKA; what a collection of Glen of Imaal Terriers!!

The Helsinki & Finnish Winners are held together and also have a Puppy Show included. The Helsinki Winners saw Gleann Bigwig BOB with Gleann Una Noonan Best Opposite whilst the Finnish saw Una Noonan Best of Breed with Gleann Cotton Candy taking Best Dog. At the Puppy Show Pearytail Candy McCoy get the nod with Pearytail Clumsy Clint bowing the paw to his sister and then the Pearytail Kennel also took a fabulous BIS3 Breeder Group! At the Nordic Winners the currently all conquering Una Noonan was Best of Breed with Gleann Bumpkin taking Best Opposite Sex.

The Eukanuba Cluster in Florida had nearly a week of shows. Space Coast KC of Palm Bay (love the name) Had Daulton’s Princess C Hatteras BOB with Finnabair Caatskill’s Thunderstruck at Shorlyne Best Dog. Central Florida Kennel Club was a win for Finnabair Double D friend of a friend and Kilkenny’s Granite Glen Rooney Best Bitch. Brevard KC had Finnabair Ardmore Ned at the top of the pile Glen Rooney again Best Opposite. As there are so many Pro-Handlers in the States Eukanuba has a National Owner Handler Series. Finnabair Song O’My Heart took the Big Rosette home with Ber-D-Mar Ballygriffin of Greystone standing at the top in the dogs. At the Eukanuba show itself Daulton’s Wild Night of Galore was Best of Breed and, the very confusing named if UK based, Kilkenny’s Granite Glen Rooney Best Opposite (also Best Bred By) with two Selects being given to Ber-D-Mar Ballygriffin of Greystone & Finnabair Song O’My Heart. There was also a Chicago Cluster and Abberann Torcan, sire of the Eukanuba BOB, did Glens proud with a Group 2 and 2 x Group 3. 4 month old Abberann Stars & Stripes Ruari made a great start in her show career with Group 1 win for Beginner Puppy. Jeonty Sunny Sky Baby was BOB at Shoreline Dog Fanciers. A result that had somehow disappeared into the ether, and has now reappeared, is from Ozarks Kennel Club. Castle Valley China Girl of Glenbride was BOB, with Coleraines Coldplay Best Opposite, on Day One. Day Two saw Coldplay take BOB with Best Bitch being awarded to Coleraine’s Ginger Snap.

As a small aside Eukanuba is a Crufts qualifier so that means three of the five qualified from the US throughout the year could come over as they are undocked. Torcan did it most successfully last year so will Bill Browne-Cole be seeing some American cousins?

The Holland Cup was a triumph for Abberann Phelan and, rather than a photograph, he can be seen around 1 minute 58 seconds on here and at the Amsterdam Winners he triumphed once again.

LKA is the last All Breed Championship Show of the Year in the UK. Best of Breed was awarded to Jeonty MeMe Fern with Best Dog going to Brockland Brayhead Lad, the two Reserves were Donvaleset Domino, who was also Best Veteran, and Romainville Billy Whizz respectively. Best Puppy went to Boudivella Oscar.


What a weekend!!

It might be the middle of December but Glen of Imaal Terrier people were busy, busy, busy in the showring.

With so much to report on top of the heap must go to Laura and Niamh with their 3rd place in the Time2Beat at the Eukanuba Agility Invitational. Great for a Glen to go so far. The fabulous action shot below is a Mark Brown special but nobody sent any other pictures of the 4 day showing event. Hopefully folk were just enjoying themselves and when they get home photos will be shared…hint..hint. The week began at the fabulously named Space Coast Kennel Club with a BOB for GCH Finnabair Song O’My Heart and BOS for GCH Kilkenny Sullivan of Castlerock. Day 2 went to GCH Finnabair Ardmore Ned and CH Glentyrs Lady Isabelle at Castlerock. Day 3 had new winners for the event into the frame with the BOB to GCH Abberann Torcan and Best Opposite to GCH Daulton’s Emerald Green. Day 4 and the actual Eukanuba Show had the brother and sister act of Ned and Nellie (Song O’My Heart) taking the rosettes again with Ned BOB. With so many Professional Handlers on the American show scene (Glens themselves had four at Space Coast) a National Owner Handler Series is run with the finals taking place at the Eukanuba week. GCH Abberann Abigail was victorious with Ber-D-Mar Ballygriffin of Greystoke getting Best Opposite. Not everybody was in Florida though with Ch Daulton’s Princess C Hatteras taking BOB at Richland County Kennel Club

Over in Europe the Amsterdam Winners had an extra day and that was the Holland Cup. Triumphant on both days was Ch Abberann Phelan, who needs belated congratulations on obtaining his Irish Championship a couple of weeks before his 3rd CC at the Glen Association Show so when everything is confirmed does this make him an International? Daultons Midnight Sky of Galore was Best Opposite both days so again (we think) the highest placing American bred (and only one) ever to exhibit there. Too young for the CACIB she took him the Junior Winner title.

The Swedish Winners in Stockholm is a popular event. Glen of Imaal Best of Breed was Tirhogar Eamond The Moon Rocket with Glenrosedale Aoibheann Nion Rós Best Opposite. Junior titles were on offer and they went to Mac Nally’s Gorrie and Mac Nally’s Gracie respectively.

Congratulations to each and everyone!!!!

Some weekend!

The triple Winner Weekend in Finland, Helsinki, Nordic & Finnish had excellent Glen of Imaal Terrier entries all three days. The respective Best of Breeds and Best Opposites over the three days were, Gleann Ungus MacGuire & Pearytail Artless Tess, Gleann Una Noonan & Gleann Ungus MacGuire with Rosears Humpty Dumpty and Gleann Una Noonan at the Finnish Winners.

The Eukanuba Cluster saw BOB and BOS going to GCH Abberann Abaigael and GCH Kilkenny’s Sullivan of Castlerock at the first two shows and at Eukanuba itself GCH Daulton’s Emerald Green was BOB with GCH Liberty’s Darren of Daulton BOS. The Amsterdam Winners saw Highlander’s Dream Arthor waved to the Glen BOB with Romainville Kyla at Knockcarrig BOS

Many congratulations to all.

Big showing weekend

The Eukanuba Challenge cluster of shows is currently on in the USA. It bills itself as the most exciting week of the year and there is live streaming in a couple of places. Obviously there are Glen of Imaal Terriers there and the breed has an extra claim to fame as Mary McDaniel (Finnabair) is the show vet.

The Finns may disagree with the Eukanuba statement as they have the Helsinki, Nordic and Finnish Winners cluster also this weekend all with over 20 Glens entered per show and, even though not as popular as it used to be, the Amsterdam Winners takes place in the Netherlands as well. What a weekend of dog showing!


The post of October 14th certainly set people on the memory trail. Photographs and “do you remember?” emails have been arriving. The EFG Fact Finding trips (crucial things about Glen of Imaal Terriers and their folk were always discovered) hold a special memory for quite a few. This is one picture from the Amsterdam Winners that’ll probably cause a few mental reminiscences

Going down….why?

The Amsterdam Winners Show has announced the judging order and Glen of Imaal Terriers are in ring 34 with 7 entered. A Dutch fancier remarks how disappointing it is that entries continue to go down and the Winners certainly used to have entries in the 20s. It isn’t only Holland though as the Danish Winners only mustered five Glens. America has supported entry shows (supposedly guaranteeing a decent entry) but they have also been down this year. Yesterday we featured the critique for Midland Counties and the entry of 13 was really high for a none CC show but it used to be so much higher. The breed notes in a UK dog paper were wrong when they said it was the first time Glens had classes there, Glens used to have classes with big entries. Just as an example 1996 had 32 Glens entered for popular judge Brian Foy and this was at a show in the doldrums of the year after the clocks went back so everybody was travelling in the dark.

Everybody must have their own idea as to why Glen entries are going down; why not let us all know?