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Lots to catch up on!

Last week Crufts took precedence so let’s make it St Patrick’s Day this week as, after all, Glen of Imaal Terriers are an Irish Breed. Best of Breed in Dublin was Abberann Cosmic Cowboy. In Finland at Jamijarvi Group Show BOB was Gleann Indico Indy and BOS was awarded to Madra Athas Ceinlys Chead Chra. In Estonia at Narva and Riga the results were the same with Rosears Master of the House taking Best of Breed both days over Rosears Kate The Duchess who is now an International Champion. Two shows in the weekend in Germany with My Dear Fellow Cordula The Angel taking the big rosette over Rosears Lionheart at one and McJakes Aivy getting the nod at the other with Lionheart once again Best Opposite. In the Netherlands Madra Áthas Caoilainn Chéad Ghra took Best of Breed at the International Dogshow KV Rijnland, Hazerswoude

Kate Flack send news from the US North West: “The 2 day Seattle KC show in the Pacific Northwest was smaller than in past years, held inside on a warm & beautiful spring weekend, but nonetheless, Glens made a good entry with the newest 6 – 9 month puppies showing. Glens were awarded recognition in both the Owner Handled and regular terrier groups. Saturday: Judge Gale Young BOB & Terrier Gr 3 KEADEEN’S SECOND STAR TO THE RIGHT, BW DAULTON’S EILI FROM EMERALD ISLE, BOS/BOBOH & OH Terrier Gr 3 GCHB CH KEADEEN’S SIR EMMET MINGUS GLAS, SEL GCHB KEADEEN’S BLUE BOY FOR BLUESETTE. Sunday: Judge Joe Walton BOB KEADEEN’S SECOND STAR TO THE RIGHT, BW KEADEEN’S LUCKY BE A LADY for a MAJOR! BOS/BOBOH CH KILKENNY’S LOVE AND HAPPINESS, SEL GCHB CH KEADEEN’S SIR EMMET MINGUS. Keadeen’s Sir Emmet Mingus Glas has also been to the back to back shows at Shasta Kennel Club and came away with four Best of Breeds, 4x OHG1, one Group One and to top it all off Owner Handler Reserve Best In Show!

Finnabair Double D Friend of a Friend took Group 3 at Tullahoma Kennel Club & Group 4 in Nashville. Jeonty Golden Memo went east to a cluster in Kentucky and annexed Best of Breed at Evansville and  two of the Mid Kentucky Kennel Club shows with Abberann Lament for Owner Roe being awarded Best Dog. At the third Owen Roe was Best of Breed with Kilkenny’s Middleton of Irish Spirit Best Opposite.

Great going everybody!


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Posted by on March 19, 2018 in Dog Shows, General Glen Things


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Happy St Patrick’s Day

On behalf of all Glen of Imaal Terriers, to all Glen of Imaal Terrier owners, a certain Happy St Patrick’s Day wish

Happy St Patrick’s Day

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Posted by on March 17, 2018 in General Glen Things


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All change for gPRA testing.

It is no longer possible to have the DNA test for CRD3 in Glen of Imaal Terriers at Bochum University. Biofocus (also in Germany) have taken it over.

The form for submission is on

Information on how to take a swab and 1 ml EDTA-Blood is sufficient

The price, if a member of a Glen breed club is 40,00 Euro plus 19% VAT, Non-members will have to pay 45,00 Euro plus VAT.

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Posted by on March 16, 2018 in General Glen Things, Health, PRA DNA news


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National Terrier entries extended

National Terrier have extended their closing date until tomorrow (16th March). The show is on April 7th at Stafford Showground and Mr P Martin will be officiating for Glen of Imaal Terriers. This year every breed has a new class, Special Beginner, which is for any owner/handler/exhibit that has not won a CC or Reserve CC.

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Posted by on March 15, 2018 in Dog Shows, General Glen Things


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Championship shows closing

West of England Ladies Kennel Society(Terrier Day 28th April) closes TODAY, Neil Straw is judging the Glen of Imaal Terrier classes.

National Dog Show (Terrier Day 11th May) closes on Friday, Paul Wilkinson is judging the Glen of Imaal Terrier classes

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Posted by on March 14, 2018 in Dog Shows, General Glen Things


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Did you see…….

There was a lot of other activity beside the breed ring at Crufts. Up in Discover Dogs did you see Flynn, Alfie, Digby, Dylan, Muttley, Poppy, Misty & Finn? They all helped fly the flag for Glen of Imaal Terriers in hectic Hall 3. Were you at the Vulnerable Breeds Final and saw Brogan (Top Glen last year) most ably strutting his stuff?

Were you at home watching it via the television and wish for more Glen coverage? If you were in the Midlands you’d have seen Basil doing us all remarkably well on BBC Birmingham. Even the Crufts own ad hoc shots of the show managed to feature a Glen as Dylan studied the camera and a passing shot of Muttley waiting for customers on Discover Dogs. If anything has been missed do let us know!

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Posted by on March 13, 2018 in Dog Shows, General Glen Things


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Certainly a different Crufts…..

….well it was for Glen of Imaal Terrier exhibitors and admirers. 2nd in ring 6 so you turn up there and, okay not the biggest entry, where is everybody and where’s my bench, where’s my breeder, where’s my family? Somebody, somewhere had suffered from a rush of blood to the head when drawing up the benching plan and Glens were one side of ring 6 and one side of ring 5; so far apart we couldn’t even see each other! Being as stoic as our breed there was a lot of sighing and a lot of walking to each other (Welsh & Airedales were between us) but then there was a “sod it, this is rubbish” and the organiser’s office was visited for a non-official, official complaint. Vanessa McAlpine said it most certainly shouldn’t have happened and she’d find out why and get back. What she finds out will be reported on here.

Nobody had travelled from abroad this year but the Quarrie’s & Lin Smith, being from the Isle of Man & Guernsey, certainly got their travelling miles. There were folk new to the breed and people returning once more to Glens. It was great to see everybody and everything certainly seemed to go well. Admittedly the Bring & Share had a bit of a problem with the ridiculous benching arrangements as it isn’t a good idea to leave your dogs but a lot of food was “brunged” and it was shared via platefuls being taken away.

Dog CC & Best of Breed was awarded to Boudivella Oscar with the Reserve CC going to his uncle, Romainville Billy Wizz. Bitch CC went to Jeonty Minnie MeMe and the Reserve went to the Isle of Man with Rhumsaamist Glen Maye at Quaywest. Best Puppy travelled to the north of Scotland with Jeonty Dreams A Dream of Karensbrae (daughter of the bitch ticket winner) and Best Veteran went to the positively infantile-in Glen veteran terms-Kirikee Celtic Warrior.

Various Glen people around the world have asked, as “we’re so good”, if there is any chance of a full set of photographs? Flattery like that and anything can be done. Feel free to share them collectively or individually but a credit to either RBT (International) or the EFG blog would be appreciated.

As usual they’ll be more about Glens at Crufts tomorrow






Posted by on March 12, 2018 in Dog Shows, General Glen Things


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