This week let’s start in America. The big Florida/Eukanuba/AKC Cluster started lasted Tuesday with Space Coast KC of Palm Bay (another wonderful name) and the first days honours went to Kilkenny’s Across The Universe at Setanta with Abberann lament for Owen Roe Best Opposite, the two Selects Keadeen’s Sir Emmet Mingus Glas & Daulton’s Caoimhe of Pine Meadow. Brevard Kennel Club was next up and Across The Universe took the Best Opposite ribbon to Finnabair Double D Friend of a Friend. The two Selects were again Emmet and Caoimhe. Thursday was central Florida KC with Double D Best of Breed again, Caoimhe “moved up” to Best Opposite and Emmet picked up another Select along with Finnabair Shorlyne Caatskill Comedy Tonight. The finish was the 2018 AKC National Championship and friend of a Friend was once again Best of Breed with Across the Universe Best Opposite. Two Selects were (Dog) Owen Roe and (Bitch) Caoimhe.
The Helsinki Winners had Gleann Indico Indy Best of Breed with Finnabair Broc Rua Arda of Gleann Best Bitch. Best Veteran Gleann Una Noonan. On the same day the Helsinki Puppy Show was held and BOB was Gleann Kahki Kylie and BOS Gleann Kooky Kanye. The Finnish Winners on the following day saw BOB going to Pearytail Bonnie B Goode and BOS to Gleann Flatbone Stiubhard. Another Puppy Show was held and Kooky Kanye was BOB and then waved to a very nice indeed 4th place in the Puppy Group. Best Opposite to him was Meomodo Divas Dancing Angel. The Swedish Winners was a triumph for Cairdiulacht Daibhi MacMiolmor and BOS (plus Swedish Veteran Winner) was Gleann Una Noonan.Glenrosedale Banríon Rós Croí made the journey to Russia and returned with two Best of Breeds and her Russian Championship
Ladies Kennel Association saw Boudivella Osca finish off a good year with Best of Breed and Sigrid Helga at Pantcottage was Best Bitch. When it is your first dog, your first show and you take home the Best Puppy rosette it’s a fair bet a new exhibitor may have been born; welcome Doug The Dog aka Borderglen Michaelmas.
The “brain brigade” were also out in force, even at the Agility Invitational in Florida. Niamh was competing there and earned the Top in Breed Medallion for Glens. She was also awarded the Top Agility Glen of Imaal Terrier for 2017.Elsewhere Jeff Dairiki reports ” Ciarán went six for six in the Masters ring this weekend at the RiverRat Barn Hunt trials, just earning his RATCHX8! He tied in points for the special Master Super Dog award for the weekend, but lost in the rat-off to Lisa Bennett’s Airedale, Oakley”. Griffin and Winston are just exhausting to read about sometimes as Kelli writes ” Griffin and Winston trialled in AKC Scent Work this weekend and earned 3 new scent work titled total. Griffin received 6 qualifying in Advanced Scent Work (3 in buried, 1 in exterior and 2 and interior with placements) Griffin also earned his Advanced Buried title. Winston earned 6 qualifying scores in Advanced Scent Work ( 2 in buried, 2 in exterior, 1 in container and 1 in interior) Winston earned 2 Scent work titles in Advanced Interiors and Buried along with placements. I can’t remember who earned which placements though! Monique sends news of Ginny in both Agility and Scent work “Ginny qualified and placed first in her Excellent Jumpers Preferred class at an AKC Agility trial on Saturday. On Sunday she qualified in all 4 element classes (Intermediate & Advanced levels) at a USCSS Scent Work trial and earned a title in Intermediate Interior.”
Whatever they are doing Glen of Imaal Terrier people are just astounding!!
Gleann Kooky Kanye
Winston & Griffin, a busy weekend
Cairdiulacht Daibhi MacMiolmor, Gleann Una Noonan
Kilkenny’s Across The Universe at Setanta
Ginny-Agility & Scentwork
Boudivella Osca, Sigrid Helga at Pantcottage, Borderglen Michaelmas
Gleann Kooky Kanye, Gleann Kahki Kylie,
Glenrosedale Banríon Rós Croí
Finnabair Double D Friend of a Friend.
Pearytail Bonnie B Goode, Gleann Flatbone Stiubhard
….but Glen of Imaal Terriers (and their people) were still out there.
Midland Counties saw Mike Brown in the centre of the ring, it was the thought of the show that kept him going through his long weeks of chemotherapy and he was so pleased to be able to be there after a “sage nod” from his consultant. Best of Breed was Pajantick Razamataz with Wickholm Breaking Dawn Best Bitch. Jeonty Yippe Kiaye and Jeonty Letty Be Magic taking the respective Reserves. Best Veteran, Johnny Be Good of Romainville, left spectators in no doubt how thrilled he was to be back in the ring again.
Seinajoki (Finland) was a BOB for Cairdiulacht Daibhi MacMiolmor and Gleann Una Noonan was Best Bitch & Best Veteran. Delaware (Ohio) KC saw the breeds only reported Group placement when Daulton’s Ciaran of Pine Meadow was OHG3. Sister Daulton’s Caoimhe of Pine Meadow was Best Opposite. The 2nd Delaware Show saw Finnabair You Should Be So Lucky take top award. Daulton’s Eili from Emerald Isle was Best of Breed last weekend at both Wenatchee Kennel Club shows and got her first Group placement (Gp4)
Jeonty Letty Be Magic was at Northwich & District Canine Society and had an excellent day with AVNSC Junior, Reserve Best NSC and a 1st in the Junior Stakes.
Karen Forbes was invited to represent the Kennel Club at a meet and greet to show that with care dogs and horses can be in the same place during exercise so Jeonty Dreams A Dream with Karensbrae went as part of the pack.
Monique reports for the “brains” department:- At an AKC Agility trial on Saturday, Ginny qualified in her first attempt ever in the Open Standard Preferred class and then qualified for the third time earning her title in the Open Jumpers Preferred class!
Glen of Imaal Terrier folk are still getting the name of the breed out and about. Pride of place this week has to go to the latest, and youngest, member of the “shout out” team. Finnabair Broc Rua Arda of Gleann was in Estonia at her first show and only went on to take Best Puppy and then Best Baby Puppy in Show! Also in Estonia at the Tallinn Winners Cairdiulacht Daibhi MacMiolmor was Best of Breed over Pearytail Bonnie B Goode. At the Terrier Specialty the following day Daibhi had the bow the paw as Madra Athas Ceinlys Chead Ghra was Best of Breed. In Finland at Vaasa International Dog Show Gleann Flatbone Stiubhard was Best of Breed with BOS being awarded to Gleann Dear Dandelion. Utrecht International Dog Show saw Boudivella Osca being awarded Best Dog & BOB with Boudivella Tegan Best Opposite.
In America Keadeen’s Second Star To The Right was at Moses Lake for BOB and Group 3. Jeonty Golden Memo was at a cluster of shows in California and took Best of Breed at both Northern California Terrier Association Shows as well as Sacremento KC.
Griffin was showing another talent by doing 5 AKC FAST CAT runs. FAST CAT is a timed 100 yard run with the dog chasing a mechanically operated lure. 19 miles and hour is going some in a short legged breed!
Finnabair Broc Rua Arda of Gleann
Griffin can run!
Keadeen’s Second Star To The Right
Cairdiulacht Daibhi MacMiolmor, Pearytail Bonnie B Goode.
A weekend of big shows; Three Scandinavian, one Dutch and (nearly) LKA. Glen of Imaal Terrier folk were at them all.
Helsinki Winners started things off with a Best of Breed for Gleann Cotton Cody and Best Opposite to Pearytail Candy McCoy. The Nordic Winners was a triumph for Gleann Una Noonan with Cotton Cody taking Best Dog. Una Noonan was THE girl again at the Finnish Winners with Gleann Bigwig taking Best Opposite. The Junior titles went to Cairdiulacht Daibhi MacMiolmor at all three with the sisters Gleann Happy Hippie and Gleann Halloween Hattie taking the title twice and once respectively. Puppy Shows run along side and BOB at one was Madras Athas Cayleigh Chead Ghra-Hammersmolles Rocket Saturn Best Opposite-with Gleann Indico Indy taking BOB and Puppy Group 3 at another. The Amsterdam Winners had Jeonty Junior Fire & Ice waved forward for Best of Breed with Fire & Ice Naomi Best Bitch
In the States Ber-D-Mar Sweet William O’Shea took Gp1 & Gp3 at Forsyth KC back to back shows and Finnabair Double D Friend of a Friend went one better than a Group 1 with a Best In Show at Mississippi Gulf Coast KC. Daulton’s Captain Jack of Roseglen took home the Best of Breed ribbon from Richland County and Western Reserve KC.
Finally LKA. On paper it was an excellent entry of 14 for judge Ali Seall but the heavy snow that blanketed the middle of the country had Birmingham firmly in the middle of it and conditions were reported as nigh on treacherous in many areas. Glen of Imaal exhibitors, and the judge, set off fully prepared to slog it through but worsening conditions dictated that the only sensible thing to do was to turn around and all made it home safely. The only Glen that got through was the furthest travelled as Linda Smith had come up from Guernsey a couple of days before so full applause to Romainville Bilbo Baggins on his Best of Breed and flying the flag for us.
Such a good showing weekend but the “brains” were also out in the snow Ginny qualifying in the Advanced Buildings and Advanced Distance classes at the Performance Scent Dogs (PSD) trial in Massachusetts this weekend. She also titled in Novice Speed and earned the overall Novice level title (SDN). What a weekend.