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Certainly a different Crufts…..

….well it was for Glen of Imaal Terrier exhibitors and admirers. 2nd in ring 6 so you turn up there and, okay not the biggest entry, where is everybody and where’s my bench, where’s my breeder, where’s my family? Somebody, somewhere had suffered from a rush of blood to the head when drawing up the benching plan and Glens were one side of ring 6 and one side of ring 5; so far apart we couldn’t even see each other! Being as stoic as our breed there was a lot of sighing and a lot of walking to each other (Welsh & Airedales were between us) but then there was a “sod it, this is rubbish” and the organiser’s office was visited for a non-official, official complaint. Vanessa McAlpine said it most certainly shouldn’t have happened and she’d find out why and get back. What she finds out will be reported on here.

Nobody had travelled from abroad this year but the Quarrie’s & Lin Smith, being from the Isle of Man & Guernsey, certainly got their travelling miles. There were folk new to the breed and people returning once more to Glens. It was great to see everybody and everything certainly seemed to go well. Admittedly the Bring & Share had a bit of a problem with the ridiculous benching arrangements as it isn’t a good idea to leave your dogs but a lot of food was “brunged” and it was shared via platefuls being taken away.

Dog CC & Best of Breed was awarded to Boudivella Oscar with the Reserve CC going to his uncle, Romainville Billy Wizz. Bitch CC went to Jeonty Minnie MeMe and the Reserve went to the Isle of Man with Rhumsaamist Glen Maye at Quaywest. Best Puppy travelled to the north of Scotland with Jeonty Dreams A Dream of Karensbrae (daughter of the bitch ticket winner) and Best Veteran went to the positively infantile-in Glen veteran terms-Kirikee Celtic Warrior.

Various Glen people around the world have asked, as “we’re so good”, if there is any chance of a full set of photographs? Flattery like that and anything can be done. Feel free to share them collectively or individually but a credit to either RBT (International) or the EFG blog would be appreciated.

As usual they’ll be more about Glens at Crufts tomorrow






Posted by on March 12, 2018 in Dog Shows, General Glen Things


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SKC & Windsor critiques


It was great to see this chunky great breed in the ring, the entry was small but well represented in good quality, a breed that could do a day’s work. The temperament was wonderful with many enjoying their day out. Thank you all.

PGD (1) 1 Hardy Amhard Lightening Flash, this young dog was well constructed, in great condition, strength in jaw, balanced masculine head, scissor bite, dark expressive eyes, good depth of chest, good length of rib to loin but he was reluctant to walk around the ring.

LD (5)1 Hanninigton’s Boudivella Oscar another well presented dog in good condition, scissor bite, strength in head. dark eyes, deep chest, balanced rib to loin, strength in rear, moved well around the ring. RCC.

2 Hardy’s Amhard Justin Thyme, another strong dog, well balanced, pushed 1st for his place but just lost out in movement.

3 Hogburn’s Pajantick Razamataz.

OD (1)1 Hardy’s Amhard High Flyer this dog carries a lot of the good points in the breed, he took the ring as his place, strong scissor bite, great expressive eyes showing he was enjoying his day, strength in head, good front, balanced rib to loin, strong rear giving drive, well balanced dog who could do a day’s work, DCC & BOB.

PB (1)1 Hannington’s Boudivella Tegan young feminine bitch who enjoyed her day, moved well, lovely balanced head with expressive eyes, scissor bite, neat front, balanced rib to loin, good rear, presented well BP.

JB (1)1 Alstead’s Sigrid Helga At Pantcottage another feminine bitch who took my eye, presented in good condition, strong scissor bite, balanced head, lovely expression in dark eyes, neat front, good rib to loin ratio, muscular rear giving drive covering the ring well. BCC.

LB (3)1 Hannington’s Romainville Uptown Girl feminine dark bitch with strong scissor bite, balanced head with good expression in eyes, neat front, balanced rib to loin, muscular rear giving drive, moved well. RCC.

2 Hardy’s Amhard Indy Kate another feminine bitch who challenged well, but not as settled as 1st, strong scissor bite, good balance of head, neat front, good ratio of rib to loin, muscular rear.

3 George & Sullivan’s Romainville Jean Genie

Judge-Moira Barrass



My thanks to the exhibitors for their entries and all the dogs had lovely temperaments.

J (1) 1. Hannington’s Boudivella Tegan. Blue bitch 10 months old. Nice size & very feminine. She has a good head with width of skull, good length, good stop & nice dark eye. Muscular neck, good width of chest, nice spring of ribs with a good length of body. Well made hindquarters, just needs to stregthen in hind movement. Good coat for her age, happy temperament. BB & BP.

PG (2) 1. Tobijanski’s Romanville Becks Blue For Zippor. Blue boy with a good width to his skull, good length of foreface, definate stop & lovely dark eye. Muscular neck, good shoulders & broad chest. Nice length of body with a good topline, low to ground & has plenty of spring to his ribs. Strongly made hindquarters which he knows how to use. Could have a harsher coat, showed well. RBD.

2. James & O’Brien’s Amhard Jessie Jay. Wheaten bitch. Broad in skull, dark eye & well placed ears. Rather over muscled in shoulder. Good spring of rib & depth of body. Well made behind & moved well, in good coat. RBB.

O (2,1) 1. Hannington’s Boudivella Oscar. Wheaten boy. Masculine throughout, good head with width of skull, well defined stop, dark eye & a strong well filled foreface. Broad chest, good shoulders, good length to his body with a good spring of rib & low to ground. Well made hindquarters & correct tail carriage. Moved well both ways, showed well, in a quality double coat, short but harsh top coat. Kept his level topline on the move. BOB

David Winsley (Judge)

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Posted by on July 20, 2017 in Dog Shows, General Glen Things


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Twice IN ONE WEEK!!!!!

Even the  most ardent Glen of Imaal Terrier fan must admit that Glens aren’t exactly the usual animal chosen by Best In Show judges. Not that many of us manage to get through the Group, never mind getting the nod for the Ultimate Rosette, but this week TWO Glens have flown the breed flag loud and proud.

In France at a Terrier Specialty Pajantick Razzamatazz  was the first one to get the pointed finger to the Top Spot. Over in America a cluster in Oklahoma saw an unbelievable 4 Group 1sts, 1 RBIS and 1 BIS for Finnabair Double D Friend of a Friend. Gentlemen we salute you!! Tipperary American Girl gave a shout for the ladies with a Group 3 at Bushy Run Kennel Club.

At Windsor Boudivella Osca was BOB with Boudivella Tegan Best Bitch and Best Puppy. Bray was a nod for the ever young Abberann Conan with Daulton’s Midnight Sky of Galore Best Opposite. Over in Scandinavia Tuusula All Breed was a success for Jeonty Just a Dream Ansa and her Finnish Championship. It was the same at Riihimaki when Pearytail Candy McCoy’s BOB also gave her a Finnish Champion, Rosears Master of the House was Best Dog. At the Midnight Show in Gallivare (Sweden) BOB was Gleann Eager Edgar with Gleann Gilda with Nelli Best Bitch.

Gabriella Isabella writes “Hurray! It was the Glen- weekend at our terrierclubshow in Wittau-Großenzersdorf. Duana was second best an on sunday best baby. Mum Aoife was second and third best longlegged terrier. And what a surprise Bairre, Aoife and Duana were selected as best breeding group. We were so happy, to see our breeding acivities honored. Thank you to all that made our success possible” and Kate Flack brings us all up to date on her BIG dog showing trip “Left home June 12 & of the 14 possible show days we showed 10. Em (Keadean Sir Emmet Mingus Glas) worked hard – but our daily routine and focus paid off: 1-Terrier Group 1 (Judge Robert Hutton); 3 Terrier Group 4s (Judges Del Richards, Kenneth Berg, Carolyn Graham); 1 NOHS BIS (Judge Evalyn Gregory); 2 NOHS RBIS (Judges Robert Hutton, Wendy Maisey); 5 NOHS Terrier Gr1; 2 NOHS Terrier Gr2; 2 NOHS Terrier Gr3; and, 2 NOHS Terrier Gr4.”

Everybody, you are such a credit to us all!!!

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Posted by on July 3, 2017 in Dog Shows, General Glen Things


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