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.
The Glen of Imaal Terrier results at Montgomery were a “Finnabair Affair”. BOB GCH Finnabair Ardmore Ned with his sister GCH Finnabair Song O’ My Heart BOS and Finnabair To Infinity and Beyond Best of Winners and Best Puppy. Best Veteran was awarded to Ch Rainbow Springs Kylee of Cnoc and she, with her daughter GCH Niamh of Cnoc, took Best Brace and then went onto Group 2 in the Brace Group. Congratulations!
The latest Glen of Imaal Terrier champion was made up in the UK when Johnny Be Good at Romainville got his 3rd CC (with Best of Breed) at South Wales Kennel Association. The Bitch CC was Ch Winnie Wanna Make Music By Jeonty and the two Reserves Romainville Typhoon and Romainville Aoife at Pajanticks respectively. Best Puppy went to Bregorrey Madam Defiance.
Over in America GCH Finnabair Song O’My Heart continued her Group tally with another pull into second place and Laura Trainor continues to show the versatility of the breed “We did agility this
weekend in Syracuse NY. Kylee Q’d in Open Std and Niamh Q’d in Nov FAST and Larry and Karen
Nattrass’ Quinn and Molly both earned Qs in their CAT runs at Hollister.
Congratulations all and thanks to David Seall for the following photographs
Glen of Imaal Terriers, and their owners, were getting out and about. At Belfast Championship Show Best of Breed was awarded to Ir/Ch Abberann Ennya with the Dog Ticket going to Int Ch Brockland Brayhead Lad. The two Reserve CCs went to Ch Brockland Belle Bregorrey and Romainville Brannigan at Brockland.
In America GCH Finnabair Song O’My Heart had back to back Group 4s at Jacksonville Dog Fanciers’ Association and GCH Liberty’s Darren of Daulton was also Gp4 at Monroe, Michigan. At the Terrier Club of Michigan GCH Cill Dara’s Fergus of Daulton was Best of Breed.
And in the brains and beauty league more from the USA.
“A fine weekend for Coursing Ability Tests in Hollister (CA) – 3 tests sponsored by the Basenji Club of Northern California and a rare Sunday afternoon test by the Monterey Bay Coursing Association. Saturday runs opened in a cold morning fog which burned off late morning and finished in mid-70s sunshine for the afternoon. Sunday was clear and temperatures climbed quickly, but never reached the predicted 90 degrees (unlike Livermore which hit around 102F).
Quinn (now unofficially Caatskill’s Mighty Quinn JE CA) ran his first four CATs and qualified in each, giving him the Coursing Ability title and one leg toward Coursing Ability Advanced (CAA). Molly (Ch Maille of Cnoc JE RN CA)had two Qs going into the weekend and earned two more for her title and a start on CAA.”
Glen of Imaal Terriers were certainly getting themselves noticed over the weekend. GCH Finnabair Song O’My Heart took two Group 1s and GCH Cill Dara’s Fergus of Daulton had two Group 2s at the fabulous named Licking River cluster. Even the youngsters got noticed with a Puppy Group 1 for Bregorrey Sovereign Storm. America wasn’t the only place that Glens earned glory as Carlow saw Multi Champion Abberann Conan get nodded into Group 1 and then BIS 4.
In Finland Hyvinka Group Show had Rosears Ablooming Bud take Best Veteran as well as Best of Breed. It was also the Dutch Glen Club Show and they send the following:-
Yesterday, September 15, the Nederlandse Vereniging voor de Irish Glen of Imaal Terriers held their annual Clubmatch. 25 Entries and not one was absent!Over 20 entries means that the the winning dog and bitch get double CAC’s.Judge was mrs. M. Jansen-Kalshoven. It was not her first time, in 2005 she also judged on a Clubmatch and in 2003 on Young Dogs Day.Her Winner of the day was a lovely bitch, 4,5 years old “Nuala” (Clogging Grián Tatler Jack X Treasa Jade Tailwaggor Tyndall). BOS became Billy Tow vom Au Deich (Meglen Finbar v.d. Vroongronden X Anouk vom Au Deich), an impressive wheaten male of 3,5 years of age.
Westminster differs from Crufts insofar as only the top five in every breed can guarantee on getting an entry to the show. Others, if a Champion, can apply but “the lottery” finishes as soon as the designated number is reached and 2012s (due to work at The Garden) has been reduced by 500. The top 5 Glen of Imaal Terriers are:-
The only All Breed Championship Show in the Uk over the Bank Holiday didn’t have classes for Glen of Imaal Terriers but the international Glen world was certainly out and about. In Ireland Int Ch Abberann Conan picked up another Group 2, following on a Group 4 from Sligo earlier in the summer. In America a Group 4 was added to Finnabair Song O’My Hearts growing CV and Abberann Abaigeal was BOB at Newtown KC with Liberty Prudence Best of Winners. Finland had Gleann Una Noonan pulled in for BOB at Tervakoski International Show with Abberann Bearnard BOS. The Finnish Terrier Specialty Show had 31 Glens entered with BOB to Irish Rover Sir Brendan Behan and BOS to Gleann Ode. Nice weekend!