Even if you aren’t making the journey to the NEC for Crufts you can watch the action and if you are there you can set the various recording machines for the bits you miss with the following:-
More 4 from 7-9 March between 18.30 – 21.00 each evening and on Channel 4 on 10 March between 17.30 – 20.00.
It can be viewed daily on:-
If anybody knows of any more coverage just let us know and we’ll list it-Eukanuba sometimes does live.
Also there is a programme on March 11th that may be of interest. http://www.channel4.com/programmes/dispatches/episode-guide/series-118/episode-6
It’s been known for a while that there are 36 Glen of Imaal Terriers entered for Nick Hammond on Thursday 7th March. The alteration to judging times has recently been published and Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers have had their start time pushed back. As Glens will be folllowing Wheatens it obviously means ours will as well!
Crufts 2013 schedule is available. Terrier day is Thursday 7th March and Glen of Imaal Terriers are to be judged by Nick Hammond and will be second in Ring 2 in Hall 1. If you are downloading the schedule just be aware that it is a huge document of 144 pages, Glen classes etc. are on page 57.
An interesting Glen of Imaal Terrier appointment for Crufts 2013. Nick Hammond will be the third Irishman to officiate at Crufts since Glens got tickets and the third one appointed that isn’t on the Glen of Imaal Association judging list. The Kennel Club, on one hand, is absolutely Breed Club based but on the other hand just doesn’t bother with what Clubs want. If the Association Judging List is considered rubbish why don’t the KC just say so? If they approve of it why do they ignore it?
Nick has awarded Glen CCs before at Belfast 2009 and they went to the Abberann siblings of Conan and Ennya. Maybe it was missed but there isn’t any recollection of seeing a critique and under KC rules that is a must. Tony Killykeen-Doyle never did one either but all praise to Harry O’Donoghue as his Crufts critique came out pretty quickly. We are still missing seeing one Irishman’s critique as Nick White still hasn’t been seen in print 3 months after National Terrier…c’mon Nick, it’s wanted!
It’s back to the Kennel Club again. Their own rules say a critique must be produced and seen by exhibitors but they show a remarkable inclination to re-appoint judges that apparently ignore them.