Terrier Day is tomorrow & NT entries close Monday

Tomorrow is Terrier Day so it is THE DAY for Glen of Imaal Terrier admirers…and it’s going to be a terribly early one as the breed is first in ring 6, hall 1 at 9.00am. Best of luck to everybody attending, hope your journeys aren’t too horrible and (if exhibiting) remember the dog you take home is still absolutely gorgeous whatever a judge says. Enjoy the day.

As Glens have an early call it’ll mean the big, big thing of Crufts can happen……Shopping. The list of stands, stalls and displays is huge so to enable plans to be made this is the list of attending trade stands etc. Remember that you don’t need it but, boy, if you want it, it’ll be there.

In the excitement of Crufts don’t forget final entries for National Terrier close on Monday and they aren’t extending. The show is on Saturday April 6th at Stafford Showground. There are 14 classes for Glen of Imaal Terriers and the judge is Harold Gay. Glens will be judged 2nd in Ring 2

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…and so it begins

It’s the first day of Crufts and Glen of Imaal Terriers aren’t there en masse until Saturday but don’t worry if today is your only chance to attend as Glens will be there. Discover Dogs (Terrier Booth 13) will have dogs and people for you to meet, photographs to see and leaflets to take home to read with out the hustle and bustle and that’s what it’ll be….and then some.

If you are there and around Hall 5, ring 36 and 2.30pm you will see another Glen as Homer (Ch Abberann Conan) represents the breed in the Vulnerable Breeds Competition. The afternoon is pre judging with the final live in the Arena at 7.00 pm so hopefully it will be on the television and the Crufts YouTube Channel.

 

More on Crufts Television and live streaming

From the Kennel Club:

Dog lovers can look forward to 13 hours of television coverage when Crufts returns to Channel 4 and More4 this March to celebrate the world’s greatest dog show.

With Clare Balding at the helm, Channel 4 and More4 will broadcast all the action from the show, leading up to the grand finale on Sunday when Best in Show will be crowned.

Channel 4 will be also broadcasting a one-hour programme, Crufts 2019: The Daily Show, through Thursday to Saturday inclusive.

THURSDAY 7th MARCH

1500-1600 – Channel 4     Crufts: The Daily Show

1830-2000 – More4 Crufts 2019

2000-2100 – Channel 4     Crufts 2019

FRIDAY 8th MARCH

1500-1600 – Channel 4     Crufts: The Daily Show

1830-1930 – More4 Crufts 2019

1930-2100 – Channel 4     Crufts 2019

SATURDAY 9th MARCH

1600-1700 – Channel 4     Crufts: The Daily Show

1900-2100 – Channel 4     Crufts 2019

SUNDAY 10th MARCH

1900-2100 – Channel 4     Crufts 2019: Best In Show Live

Clare will host daily highlights of the world’s biggest dog event live from the NEC and will be joined by Radzi Chinyanganya who will be reporting from the show. The team will be supported by Peter Purves and dog reporters and breed experts Jessica Holm and Frank Kane. ‘Supervet’, Professor Noel Fitzpatrick will also be returning on the Saturday.

All of the arena action from the show will be shown every day live on the Crufts YouTube channel which can be found at www.youtube.com/crufts.

Caroline Kisko, Secretary of the Kennel Club, which runs Crufts, said: “We are delighted that Channel 4 and More4 will be offering viewers at home the opportunity to enjoy this year’s Crufts, as well as those who don’t want to miss a thing by watching the live streaming on YouTube. The event holds such a special place in dog lovers’ hearts because it celebrates everything that we love most about dogs, and the programmes will reflect on the benefits dogs bring to our lives and the many fascinating aspects of Crufts.

“The TV coverage will not only bring exciting sports such as agility and flyball into people’s homes, but will enable people to see the diverse range of wonderful dog breeds, including some of the more unusual breeds that are not often seen in the streets and parks across the country, through the dog show aspect of Crufts. It will also cover topics about choosing, caring for and enjoying life with dogs, as well as different issues affecting dog owners in the UK.”

All of Channel 4 and More4’s coverage of Crufts will be produced by Sunset + Vine.

Car Parking & Crufts Television times

Do remember to book your car park ticket online if visiting Crufts as it’s “only” £12 compared to £16 if paying on the day. When you get acknowledgement of payment you’ll also get some free vouchers to use in the NEC.

FREE Desert or Snack when purchasing a main course

FREE 500ml bottle of mineral water if purchasing a deli salad

FREE Innocent orange juice if purchasing a full English breakfast or breakfast roll with large hot drink (before 11.00am)

If you do wait until the day to buy your car park ticket they have to be bought from the kiosks that are located at dog doors 1.1, 5.9 and 5.6. Tickets cannot be bought in the car parks or as you leave the venue.

 

….and so it begins…in more ways than one

If anybody wants to shout at the television that well known dog lover Jeremy Vine is discussing “should Crufts crack down on flat faced dogs?”. 9.15am on Channel 5 or catch up later in the day on My5.

This blog is public service broadcasting for Glen of Imaal Terrier people. Crufts is next week and everybody used to have a new outfit so to that end a Facebook public group is being shared for any interested ladies. “Dog Show Jackets Sales and Swapsies” is evidently worth looking at.

Crufts closes on Monday

Crufts entries close on Monday. Terrier day is Saturday March 9th and Glen of Imaal terriers will be judged by Jeff Horswell. The breed is first in (9.00am) ring 6, hall1. Remember to order a car park pass at eleven pounds as it is sixteen if paid on the day.

If you can’t get on the Saturday Glen of Imaal Terriers are there all four days in Discover Dogs. Anne Hardy is organising so if you are available to help out in the booth do drop her an email to see if any more help is needed.

Crufts (postal) entries close on Monday

Crufts (postal) entries close next Monday, January 7th. You have until the 21st for online entries. Glen of Imaal Terriers are on Saturday March 9th and are first in (9.00am) ring 6, hall1. The judge is Jeff Horswell. Whichever way you decide to enter DO remember to order a car park pass as it is a lot dearer on the day. If any details need to be checked the interactive Crufts schedule can be viewed here. (It saves downloading 139 pages!)