Third week of March so a Glen of Imaal Terrier round up has to start with Ireland. At the Celtic Winners BOB was Abberann Conan with Abberann Reach For The Stars Ryanne. Conan then went on to take Best Veteran In Show. Glens just get better as they get older! The St Patrick’s Day Show saw Daulton’s Midnight Sky of Galore take Best of Breed with the evergreen Conan Reserve Best of Breed.
In Lithuania the Vilnius Cup was a win for Gleann HoHo Hogan with another “eternal youthful” BOS in the shape of Gleann Una Noonan, it was a 3 show weekend (all International and one the biggest in the country) and the results were repeated at all three shows. At Weelde (Belgium) Boudivella Oscar was BOB which gives him his Belgian Championship. Combine this with his Swiss and KC Championship and he now becomes an International Champion. The first UK based one for quite a while. Romainville Uptown Girl was Best Bitch. In Offenburg (Germany) My Dear Fellow Calimero the Angel was awarded Best of Breed. In Munich Calimero was Best Opposite Sex with Best of Breed going to Spirit of Ireland Beautiful who was also Best Veteran.
Over in America the 4 Show Louisville Cluster in Kentucky had good entries. Starting with Mid-Kentucky KC it was a win for Finnabair DD Ain’t It The Life with Daulton’s Ciaran of Pine Meadow Best Opposite/Best Bred by Exhibitor and BBE Gp4. Friday was Louisville and again DD was Best of with Ber-D-Mar Sweet William O’Shea Best Dog. Ciaran was Select, BBE and BBE Gp3. Evansville was next with Sweet William O’Shea and DD once more (William Best & DD BOS) Louisville KC finished off the cluster with Sweet William O’Shea once more taking the top award and Finnabair Shorlyne Caatskill Comedy Tonight Best Opposite. Comedy Tonight has always been Owner Handled and the Cluster saw her obtain enough points to be awarded her Grand Championship.
Before hitting the Brains section a mention for an Open Show win; Amhard Manhatten was Best of Breed at Retford.
In the Brains Luna leads in with her Gold Good Citizens and then Ginny as Monique reports that “Ginny qualified for the 3rd time in the AKC Rally Intermediate class last weekend, earned her RI title, and was presented with a new title medallion from the First Dog Training Club of Northern New Jersey!”.
Winston & Griffin became the first Glens to earn AKC Stunt Dog Titles with both earning Novice & Open Stunt Dog titles. Ending with a new boy; Henry was first in his scent detection class. Nice one Henry, let’s hear more from you and many, many congratulations to everybody
Glen of Imaal Terrier people fly the flag with verve and enthusiasm so it’s rather nice when the hard work is noted in the Group ring and it certainly was this last weekend!
In Illinois Abberann Lament for Owen Roe took a Group 1 (Chain O’Lakes KC) and a Group 4 (Kenosha KC). Park Shore Kennel Club had Kilkenny’s Across The Universe At Setanta take a Group 3. The 2 day Erie Kennel Club Shows (Pennsylvania) was a triumph for Tipperary That Girl with a Group 3 and OHG2 on the first day and Group 1 with OHG2 on the second. Daulton’s Captain Jack of Roseglen was Best Opposite. Both Lake Eustis Kennel Club Shows and Greater Gainsville Dog Fanciers Association had Kilkenny’s Irish American Classic at Castlerockin the top spot.
The Narva Winter Cup in Estonia had Gleann Ho Ho Hogan in the top spot for Glens with Gleann Gildea with Nelli Best Bitch.
Championship, Open, Breed, Variety, Brains & serious socilising..Glen of Imaal Terriers have been doing their stuff this weekend.
Where to start this weekend? Finland as the breed’s fabulous Veterans are saluted. At Hyvinkaa Group Show Gleann Una Noonan was Best of Breed, Best Veteran & Group 3. marfidal Rain Dance was Best Opposite Sex to her. In Tallinn Rosears Master of the House was BOB whilst at the Danish Winners Gleann Gildea with Nelli was Best of Breed and Gleann Ho Ho Hogan Best Dog. The Danish Club Specialty Show on the following day had Abberann Celtic Princess in the top spot with Gleann Ho Ho Hogan Best Dog.
A bit quieter weekend in America (people getting prepared for Montgomery perhaps) but still Group placements. Two Group 2s for Kilkenny Across The Universe at Setanta at Sheboygan and a OHG4 for Tipperary That Girl who was Best Bitch to Finnabair Double D Friend of A Friends BOB at Butler County who Himself then took a Group 2 at the second Butler County Show. West Volusia KC saw Kilkenny’s Irish American Classic at Castlerock take Best of Breed.
Glens were in varieties in the UK and most successfully. Boudivella Osca was at Bedfordshire Canine Society where he took Best NSC, Group 4 and 1st in the Vulnerable Breed Stakes. Up in Scotland Jeonty Dreams A Dream with Karensbrae was at Perthshire CC and was rewarded with a Group 1 placement from NSC Terrier.
Monique writes that “Ginny earned her AKC Advanced Interior Scent Work title on Sunday. This title combined with the 3 earned last weekend in Advanced Buried, Container, and Exterior completes the requirements for her overall Scent Work Advanced (SWA) title!” and the Dutch Glen Games in the Netherlands were evidently a total blast and the NE Glen Gathering in Massachusetts had a wonderful time practising sociability for their big 25th next year!
Glen of Imaal Terriers are certainly off the blocks for September with Group placing in Finland and America. Marfidal Pleasant Surprise was BOB & Gp4 at the Vetcare Show with Marfidal Cosmopolitan Diva Best Bitch. Also in Finland at Kihnio Gleann Ho Ho Hogan was Best of Breed with Finnabair Broc Rua Arda of Gleann BOS.
Over in the States at Durham KC Ber-D-Mar Sweet William O’Shea was BOB & G2 whilst at Jaxon KC Abberann Phelan was BOB & G3 with Kilkenny’s Across The Universe To Setanta Best Opposite. Tipperary That Girl was BOB at Beaver County KC, Fort Steuben KC & St Clairesville Ohio KC and picked up OHG4 at the last two.. Longview-Kelso KC saw Keadeen’s Sir Emmet Mingus Glas Take the top spot in the breed on both days and then G2 both days-Keadeen’s Second Star To The Right was Best Opposite. Kilkenny’s Irish American Classic at Castlerock was at a cluster in Kentucky and picked up BOB at all of them.
Canada had Abberann Derbla Best of Breed at Cornwall District KC and Gleann Holy Hannah was at the Atlantic Terrier Association with a very nice prize for Best of Breed, a Glen of Imaal cushion. A two day show in Bremen (Germany) saw McJake’s Angels Son Djuke take BOB on the first day, Spirit of Ireland Batida de Coco Best Bitch & Best Veteran. Day 2 was again Batida winning Best Opposite but this time Best of Breed went to Madra Athas Conner Chead Ghra.
Nice things being heard about the Glen Association weekend. 21 Glens were there so an excellent opportunity to meet the breed
Well done all!!
Marfidal Pleasant Surprise
Gleann Ho Ho Hogan, Finnabair Broc Rua Arda of Gleann
Where is the year going…August already but Glen of Imaal Terrier people are still bring the breed’s name to the fore. Last week we applauded under 12 months Keadeen’s By Happy Chance taking a G1 and this week we’re beginning again with “the kiddies” as Tipperary Uptown Girl takes a Group 1 & 2 in the (not sure what it’s called in America) Baby Puppy 4-6 month competition.
A group of 10 Finns may have already started their journey to Amsterdam but the shows in their home country continue. Three shows over three days at Kuopio saw the honours go to Gleann Ho Ho Hogan with Pearytail Bonnie B Good Best Opposite, Meomodo Boho’s Trick or Treat BOB Bonnie again BOS and the 3rd show was Astoreen Best of Breed with Gleann Hogan Best Dog. In Sweden Gleann Bigwig took a Best of Breed.
Over in the States it was double BOBs (Fort Steuben & Beaver County KC) for Tipperary That Girl. A cluster of shows in Virginia had Kilkenny’s Across The Universe at Setanta take 3 Best of Breeds and a G4. Abberann Phelan had to bow the paw at all three shows.
In the Brains Department Monique sends news of Ginny who “qualified twice with first place finishes this weekend in AKC agility and earned her Novice Jumpers Preferred (NJP) title.” So she is now Elric’s Gin & Tonic NJP ACT1 BCAT RATO TKP SWN SCNE
Congrats to all.
Meomodo Boho’s Trick or Treat, Pearytail Bonnie B Good
Tipperary Ballyfinboy Liam of Cnoc-official Champion photo
Gleann Ho Ho Hogan, Pearytail Bonnie B Good
Keadeen’s Luck Be A Lady-official Championship photo
Where’s the year going? Spme happy Glen of Imaal Terrier people at the moment. At Deise Show Best of Breed was Poachersmoon Sissy McGinty so (subject to IKC) after waiting 6 years she is now an Irish Champion. Windsor was hot, hot, hot but BOB Golden Spurs and Best Bitch Sigrid Helga at Pantcottage didn’t mind the weather. Helga had received her official notification from the Kennel Club that day that she was a Champion so was obviously inspired. Tipperary That Girl was Best of Breed (Daulton’s Wild Night of Galore Best Opposite) at both Bushy Run KC shows, plus OHG4, OHG2 and Terrier Group 3, so-again subject to AKC- becomes an AKC Grand Champion.
In Sweden Gleann Ho Ho Hogan was Best of Breed and became a Swedish Champion and at Karjaa National Dog Show Rosears Master of the House was Best of Breed with Marfidal Santa Baby Best Bitch.
German brains this week with My Dear Fellow Batida competing in rally obedience and getting 99 points out of a 100 so obtaining 1st place!
…but after the hectic run of recent months even the most devoted Glen of Imaal Terrier owner needs a bit of time off.
Scottish Kennel Club is a long run for everybody, even the nearest Scottish exhibitor is 4 hours away, so everybody who goes deserves applause. Abberann Conan, the furthest travelled, once again took Best Veteran and Best of Breed with Reserve Dog going to Boudivella Osca. Bitch CC was Sigrid Helga at Pantcottage and Abberann Reach For The Stars Ryanne in Reserve. Best Puppy was Jeonty Dreams a Dream with Karensbrae.
Over in Scandinavia Rosears Master of the House had a great weekend with BOB at Hamina and Helsinki. Rosears Nugget of Gold was BOS at Hamina and Pearytail Cherry Bomb at Helsinki. Glean Ho Ho Hogan had an even better weekend in many ways with a Gp3 at Lahti Group Show.
love the names of some Kennel Clubs in the States and this week has a couple of beauties. Vacationland KC was a OHG4 placement for Kilkenny’s Granite Glen Rooney and at Magic Valley KC Kilkenny’s Middleton Irish Spirit was BOB at their two shows. And then took Best of Breed and OHG4 at Blennerhassett KC
Congratulations all you people who are very shy this week in the photographic department.
Last week it was easy to decide which Glen of Imaal Terrier should lead the “honour roll” round up and it’s easy this week as well. Please everybody, stand and applaud Billy Tow vom Au Deich who, at the Dutch Championship Show, took Best Dog for the 7th time and Best In Show for the 4th. Oh yes, he was Best Veteran as well. Best Bitch was his kennel mate McJake’s Aivy. Another Veteran Best of Breed was Abberann Conan who added yet another ribbon to his tally at The National. Best Bitch came from the other end of the scale when Jeonty Jyn A New Hope got the nod from Junior. It was worth the trip for the Abberanns as Cosmic Cowboy was Reserve Dog & Reach For The Stars Ryanne Reserve Best Bitch. Best Puppy Amhard Off The Cuff
Nice to hear from Australia where “Neuter” titles are on offer. Taufield Queen of Tara was Runner Up Neuter and Best Neuter at her last two shows which gives her 96 out the 100 points needed. The European Winners in Dortmund saw Jeonty Junior Fire & Ice increasing his reputation with Best of Breed, Fire & Ice Naomi was Best Bitch. In Ireland Daulton’s Midnight Sky of Galore represented Glens in the Group ring. Gleann is an affix that regularly appears here but this week the first mention is from Canada and Dartmouth Kennel Club with a Group 4 and two Group 2s for Gleann Holy Hannah. Crossing the sea to Scandinavia and Jarvenpaa with Gleann Indico Indy as BOB and Gleann Halloween Hattie Best Opposite. Oulu Nordic Show saw Gleann Flatbone Stiubhard with the big ribbon and Gleann Halloween Hattie as Best Bitch. Gleann Ho Ho Hogan was Best of Breed at Seinajoki Group Show.
In America at Ravenna Kennel Club Tipperary That Girl was Best of Breed with Daulton’s Sailor John of Roseglen Best Dog at one show with the results repeated at another but it was G4 for American Girl & BBEG2 for Sailor John. Klanath Dog Fanciers had a back to back set of shows and Keadeen’s Sir Emmet Mingus Glas had a OHG2 and OHG3 whilst Keadeen’s Something Like A Phenomenon was Best Opposite both days but she went one better with a fabulous Puppy Group 1. Finnabair Shorlyne Caatskill Comedy Tonight at Chambersburg KC Shows also registered the Glen in the Group ring with a OHG2 and a G4.
You all do us proud!!!
Taufield Queen of Tara
Abberann Conan, Jeonty Jyn A New Hope, Amhard Off The Cuff