Association Championship Show

The Glen of Imaal Terrier Association Championship Show is a chance for the many companion owners to bring their dogs to meet “the family” and possibly have a go in the ring and this year was no exception. Always nice to meet and talk to Glen enthusiasts that aren’t often seen. Judge Pat Clayton was awarding her first set of Challenge certificates in the breed and she finished off the Top Glen of the Year, Ch Romainville Billy Wizz, in fine style with the dog ticket and Best In Show. Reserve Best In Show, Best Veteran and Reserve CC was awarded to Ch Beatrix’s Boy with Windarra from Donvaleset who was not looking his ten years. Best Opposite Sex and the Bitch CC also went to a Veteran, 7 year old Ch Donvaleset Brier. The Reserve Bitch CC, Ch Jeonty MeMe Fern, headed a family affair as she was the dam of both the Best Puppy in Show, Jeonty Diamond Ring, and the Best Puppy Bitch Jeonty Minie MeMe.

Congratulations to everybody and well done to the catering team for a fabulous chocolate cake! Secretary Ann Hardy wasn’t at the show as she broke her leg the previous Sunday. It’ll be a long road back for her but everybody sends their best wishes for recovery


Crufts 2014

The Kennel Club always like to announce judges in advance so have released the Crufts 2014 sheet with Mel Hardy down to judge Glen of Imaal Terriers. Mel has judged twice since the breed was allocated CCs in 2007, once at Darlington 2007 and then at Welsh Kennel Club 2010. Both times he gave Best of Breed to the dog, Jeonty Rock on Tommy the first time and Beatrix’s Boy of Windarra from Donvaleset the second time.

Weekend roundup

At Welsh Kennel Club judge Mel Hardy awarded the Dog CC (BOB) to Ch Beatrix’s Boy With Windarra from Donvaleset with the Bitch CC going to Romainville Miss Moneypenny. The two Reserves were Romainville Typhoon and Ir Ch Abberann Eilish At Kirikee respectively with Romainville Brannigan at Brockland taking Best Puppy.

The Irish Circuit finished off at Tralee with Int Ch Abberann Conan becoming the only male Glen of Imaal Terrier to take two Green Stars (and Best of Breed). Best Opposite Sex with the Bitch Green Star went to Swedish/Slovenian Ch Abberann Tiffany. Not a bad weekend for that 2005 Abberann litter!

In America at Tioga Kennel Club Ch. Rainbow Springs Dermot took the Veteran Terrier Group

Birmingham National

If you are at a loose end today, and in the area of Stafford, you could visit the showground for Birmingham National. Glen of Imaal Terriers are on today and not in the ring before 12.30 so no rushing!

Some interesting results. Judge Kathy George made one Glen up & started another on its way. Beatrix Boy with Windarra from Donvaleset can now put those two letter CH in front of his name and kennel mate Donvaleset Brier got her first CC and then beat her grandad for Best of Breed so quite a day for Don & Val Harley! International Champion Brockland Brayhead Lad took Reserve Dog with Grizzlemarsh Cassie the Reserve Bitch

National Terrier Results

At National Terrier under judge Anne Hardy (Amhard) Best of Breed and the Dog CC went to Don & Val Harley’s Beatrix’s Boy with Windarra from Donvaleset with the Bitch CC going to Kathy George’s & Natalie Sullivan’s Romainville Miss Moneypenny. Reserve Dog was awarded to Lin Smith’s Romainville Bodhran and Reserve Bitch to the Baldock’s Jeonty Maybe Daysee. The Romainville Kennel also accounted for Best Puppy with Romainville Lily