It has to be the lead in….

Glen of Imaal Terrier people can be so proud that the lead to the “round up” this week just has to be Working News as we have certainly been out and about in that sphere with a vengeance. First Ollie NACSW Nose Work 3 Exterior (NW3-E) Element title on Monday October 19th in Martinsville, New Jersey and with the cooler weather, he was very energetic and eager to find the hidden birch, anise, and clove scents. Then Griffin with NW2 in Griffin. A near miss for Winston with 3 out of 4 elements in NW2 but he was 2nd fastest in vehicle search whilst Tula got 3 out of 4 in NW3. It doesn’t finish there as Niamh earned her PCD Obedience title. That’s Pre Novice, which will be renamed Preferred Novice come Dec 1. Same exercises as for the CD title except the Stay is not with other dogs (how sensible of the AKC.)

Glens have been showing as well with a Group 1 for Abberann Torcan in Valparaiso, a Group 4 for Emerald Isle Keely with Daulton and a Group 2 OH Keadeen’s Blue Boy for Bluesette in Washington. Even the babies are at it with a Puppy Group 3 for Gleann Elite Ellie in Finland. At other shows My Dear Fellow Brunhilde de Coco was BOB at Hanover, Gleann Una Noonan took the BOB at Seinajoku International with Gleann Cotton Cody Best Opposite and at Midland Counties Romainville Billy Whizz was BOB with Gleann Maggie May Best Bitch and Boudivella Oscar Best Puppy.

The Autumn Discover Dogs took place at ExCell & Lynn Fraser writes ”

On Saturday there were the following: Sally and Alan Barnaby with Murphy and Whizzer ( an honorary glen)

Sean Percy with Leia accompanied by their friend Lesley

Geraldine and Alan Cook (who sadly lost their Glen earlier in the year) who brought everything down and set up the stand

Gordon and Me with Dylan and Misty and on Sunday Gordon, Misty, Dylan and I were joined by

 Kate and Duncan Emms with Daisy and her pup Fergus (6 months)

Beth and Ian Rogers with Basil

Nicki and Richard Montford (without hound, but who were a great help)

Just have to applaud all that news!

 

Shows R Us

It was the big weekend for American Glen of Imaal Terrier enthusiasts with Montgomery Terrier Show (where the American Club Specialty is held) and the accompanying cluster of Hatboro 1 & 2, Devon and this year Morris & Essex which is only held every 5 years. Everything was looking good and then it happened; Hurricane Joaquin. Devon had to throw in the towel as it is held on a show site at the bottom of a hill but the two Hatboro Shows went ahead in, for the second one, truly awful conditions. Emerald Isle Keely with Daulton and Bar-D-Mar Sweet William O’Shea took BOB & BOS at Hatboro 1 and then swopped positions for Morris & Essex. Sweet William was again in the top awards at Hatboro 2 but had to bow a paw to his sister Bar-D-Mar Charm One of Wicklow.

There was an excellent entry of 47 for Montgomery. Finnabair Ardmore Ned came out of retirement to take Best of Breed and then on to make the first cut in the Group. Only the second time for the breed at this show. Best Opposite Sex was Keely. Liberty’s Darren of Daulton was Best Veteran with Best Puppy being awarded to Tipperary Sweet Rosie O’Grady. Tipperary That Girl was the winner of Bred By. American Shows also award “Select” and these went to Darren and Finnabair Song O’ My Heart. Brace was won by Laura Trainor’s Niamh & Kylee and they now get to keep the trophy!

Not all US Glens were at Montgomery though as Abberann Torcan was continuing to fly his very successful flag in the Mid West with 2 Group Ones and a Reserve Best in Show at Stone City, Illinois. The Abberann affix was also flying in Ireland with a Best of Breed for Abberann Phelan with Best Bitch being awarded to Daulton’s Midnight Sky of Galore. At Tuulos Group Show in Finland Gleann Damn Daisy took Top Honours. At IJsselshow 2015  (Zwolle, Netherlands) My Dear Fellow Billy The Kid McJake’s was the boy who took home the big rosette.

Congratulations everybody-a great weekend!

3 Club Shows, 5 Group placements and Midland Counties closing!

Good weekend with 3 Glen of Imaal Terrier Club shows so a chance to see lots of the breed together; to the USA though first. Kilkenny’s Granite Glen Rooney, on a four show weekend, took 3 Best of Breeds and two Owner Handler Group 3 placements. She was actually Best Opposite to Liberty’s Padraig at South Shore but he is professionally handled so not eligible for OH Group. Emerald Isle Keely with Daulton had 2 BOBs and Gp3 and Gp4 OH at the Licking River Shows. Okay it’s only a Match but nice to hear of a Glen baby taking Group 1 and then Best In Match, obviously a “together” youngster.

At Porvoo Show Best of Breed was Finnabair North American Nebulon with Gleann Nora taking Best Bitch and Best Veteran. Now the club shows. The Glen Association of Ireland (held in conjunction with the Irish Breeds Show) saw Abberann Conan take BOB, Best  Veteran, Best Veteran at the Irish Breeds Show and to finish up took Reserve Best In Show. Abberann Ennya was Best Bitch. The Irish Sporting Glen Club had Patrick Dooner judge and he awarded Best of Breed to Bailielands Dodger at Stiubhard and Best Bitch to Glencroga Pretty Cara.

Secretary Malinka Lingmont sends the following about the Dutch Club Show:-

Saturday September 12th the Dutch Glen of Imaal terrier Association held their annual clubmatch.

As the Association has its 20th anniversary Mrs. Jean Rogers was invited to judge the dogs.

There were 33 entries, only two absent.

Best of Breed was Billy Tow von Au Deich

BOS was his daughter, Fear Fiuntair Candy Keva.

Best puppy: Manor of Choclat Dew Nina

Best veteran: Spirit of Ireland Angel.

A special award, the Wicklow Wisselbeker, was initiated this year because of the 20th anniversary and is to be given the best dog bred and owned by its breeder. It will be handed out every year at the clubmatch. The names of the winners will be engraved on it.

This year it was mrs. Geesje Koops with her bitch Mystic Emma of Glens Delight to receive this award for the first time. Congratulations!

Well done everybody!!

Online entries for Midland Counties closes today. Terrier Day is Sunday 25th October and the judge of Glen of Imaal Terriers is Jack Watson

August moves on…..

Glen of Imaal Terriers (and their owners) never stop. Two group shows in Finland, Isokyrö and Raiso, saw the top honours go to Gleann Curvy Corvette and Taramont Niamh Tirnan ‘Og respectively. In America Emerald Isle Keely with Daulton was BOB and Owner Handler Gp2 at St Clairsville (Ohio) and then the next day took a Group 3. Abberann Torcan took two Best of Breeds and a Group 2 at Muncie, Indiana. So some very nicely placed American Glens!

It’s the start of “The Circuit” in Ireland and it kicked off with the All Terrier. Abberann Phelan was Best of Breed and Poachersmoon Sissy McGinty Best Bitch. Next along was Clonmel with Phelan once again BOB but Best Bitch went to sister Dervla

Congratulations all!!

Abberann Torcan

And The Sun Was Shining!

People & glens from all over the country converged on Swinehead for the EFG funday on Saturday – some of them won’t be home yet and more pictures will be up as they come in.

The weather gods smiled and ten Glens turned up in the special Glen class.

Plans were laid for a special event to commemorate the twentieth aniversay of the EFG in 2016IMG_2352 IMG_2347

Glen of Imaal Terrier folk; you have to love them for their dedication. At the International Show at Tvaaker (Sweden) McCormac Setna Sithbacc was BOB with Bilbo’s Roisin Best Opposite and now a Swedish Champion. In Finland Stiubhard Cutie Pie at Gleann led the way with Pearytail Batman at Gleann Best Dog. Ireland and Irish Ladies All Breed Show had Ch Abberann Phelan get the nod for BOB with his sister Dervla Best Bitch.

Over in America a busy weekend: At Woodstock Dog Club BOB was awarded to GCH Daulton’s Emerald Green with Kilkenny’s Granite Great Gatsby Best Opposite. Astabula and Grand River saw a double for GCH Emerald Isle Keely with Daulton and also two Owner Handler Group placements. Green Mountain was a nod to the big ribbon for Kilkenny’s Granite Glen Rooney and Brookhaven KC had GCH Rainbow Spring’s Wicklow Warrior of Ber-D-Mar take BOB and Group 2 with Ch Ber-D-Mar My Dream of You Aoife taking Best Bitch. At the second Brookhaven Show Aoife was again BOS to Cormac McCarthy’s BOB.

Well done everybody!!!

Applause for everybody

Let’s start with the “biggie of the Summer. At the World Show in Milan Best of Breed Glen of Imaal Terrier went to Gleann Ungus MacGuire with Best Opposite going to the Best veteran Gleann Nora, Best Bitch was Cairdiulacht Aoife NicAlainna. At The Terrier Show that was part of the “World” Stiubhard Cutie Pie @ Gleann was BOB, Gleann Ungus MacGuire Best Dog & Gleann Dynamite Mike Best Puppy. It was worth the long drive down from Finland for Tiina!

Back in Finland Salo Show saw Marfidal Karney O’Grady take BOB and Taramont Niamh Tirnan’Og  Best Veteran. In the USA Bryn Mawr KC had a win for Ber-D-Mar My Dream of You Aoife with the Best Opposite going to Ber-D-Mar Sweet William O’Shea. St Petersburg Dog Fanciers (Florida not Russia) had Glentyrs Lady Isabelle at Castlerock in the top spot and Echo Hills KC of Ohio had the only Glen placement of the weekend (unless you know different) with Emerald Isle Keely with Daulton taking BOB & Gp 2.

Congratulations to all.

 

Let’s celebrate the beginning of May…

…with the success of Glen of Imaal Terriers. After the last couple of weeks it’s great to record two more entering the brains and beauty brigade with “back end” titles. Monroe tried earthdog and qualified twice in Intro to Quarry and Daisy qualified in IQ, Senior and then the Senior title was hers!

On the showing front at Crawford County KC GCH Emerald Isle Keely with Daulton was BOB at both shows and collected Group 4 both days also. First report (I think) from a West Virginia show and at the Mountaineer KC GCH Daulton Emerald Green took him the big ribbon with Daulton’s Clancy of Galore Best Opposite. At Tampere Finland BOB went to Gleann Una Noonan with Gleann BigWig Best Dog. A weekend of showing in Ireland with Fermoy & South Tipperary, Ch Abberann Phelan was BOB both days with Ch Abberann Dervla Best Bitch on Sunday & Daultons Midnight Sky of Galore Saturday which makes her up subject to IKC ratification. Well done everybody!!

First of 2015

The first Glen of Imaal Terrier round up of the first weekend are all American but even they are “getting weather” when temperatures at Palm Springs are in the 20s and they still use Fahrenheit! BOB there was GCH Finnabair Waking Kilmurray with BOS going to Jeonty Sunny Sky Baby. At Columbiana County KC the top spot went to GCH Emerald Isle Keely with Daulton (following on from the BOB at Western Reserve before Christmas). She was also BOB at one of the fabulously named Rubber City KC with Ch Daulton’s Princess C Hatteras CGC BOB at the other. The Brains Brigade keep on going whatever the time of year with Tula getting her Open Title in Barn Hunt-and first place- at a few days short of 8 years old and Griffin earned his 2nd leg in Novice Jumper with Weaves.

Great going everybody!!

2nd Weekend Before Advent…..

…but still Glen of Imaal Terriers people are out and about with their dogs. The two shows for the Norwegian Winners say a double Best of Breed for Stiubhard Cutie Pie at Gleann with Gleann Bigwig & Stiubhard Artful Dodger at Gleann getting the two Best Opposite rosettes. Over in America Glens continued to place in the Terrier Group with a Group 4 for GCH Emerald Isle Keely with Daulton taking Gp 4 at Lima KC (following on from the Owner Handler Gp2 the previous day) and finishing off the weekend with another Owner Handler Gp4 whilst GCH Abberann Torcan took Gp 4 also and GCH Finnabair Ardmore Ned also took a Gp4 in Pennsylvania and BOB all 4 days of the Oaks Cluster. Laura Trainor and Niamh took their 25th Master Standard Preferred Leg and so became the first Glen of Imaal to have the title Master Agility Preferred Bronze!! Great stuff, everybody!!

GCH Emerald Isle Keeley with Daulton

GCH Emerald Isle Keeley with Daulton

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GCH Finnabair Ardmore Ned