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

…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.

 

Grooming the Glen of Imaal Terrier

Anybody with a Glen knows how quickly they become a great heap of hair and then panic starts to set in…..what can I do now? Because of this recurring problem for Glen folk all over the world the EFG website has a couple of pages on how to tackle it before Hungarian Puli sets in. Grooming a Glen (and Trimming  a Glen) has been shared, borrowed and used for years by numerous websites, breed clubs, all and sundry in fact, and it continues to be the “go to” resource. That’s what it was intended for so no problem at all.

Something in it though has recently been queried….the use of scissors around the ear and tail? Should scissors be used anywhere on a Glen other than between the pads? The Guides were written by probably the original purist on the matter and they thought hard about it and came to the conclusion that the mention (and use) of scissors on those two parts of the anatomy was correct. After all the remit was to write an introduction to Grooming the Glen that all could use; whether first pet owner, serious exhibitor or professional groomer. Getting a puppy Glen used to standing still and having things done to the ears and tail is a valuable thing that most don’t even think about. An animal that can have the ears and tailed handled from any angle and they don’t mind is one heck of a boon. If the person doing the grooming feels ambitious enough then the next step is an easy one.

3rd Party Public Liability Insurance

Have you got it? If your Glen of Imaal Terrier, cat, ferret, rabbit gets out on the road and causes an accident are you covered by insurance. What if any of the above inadvertently scratch somebody and they decide to sue you….are you ready? Quite a few Glen folk in the UK twitch when the name of Dog’s Trust comes up due to their habit of shipping in from Ireland and telling us that our help is not needed but grit the teeth and have a look at their membership offer.

“3rd party public liability insurance for your dog – up to £1,000,000 per claim if your dog causes damage or injury to another person, their property or pets” and notice that the dog doesn’t have to be named. It’s only £12.50 a year (£25 if under 60) so well worth doing the way everything is getting so litigatious

….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.

Short but quite sweet!

Jeff Dairiki sends the following news from the Covered Bridge Cluster in Albany, Oregon

Thursday, Linn County KC: Judge Pat Hastings

BOB/BOBOH, GROUP 4: Emmet, GCHS Keadeen’s Sir Emmet Mingus Glas CA BCAT RATM

BOS: Bree, Kilkenny’s Freedom of the Moon

SEL: Tristan, CH Keadeen’s Happy Go Lucky

 Friday, Linn County KC: Judge Charles Trotter

BOB, GROUP 4: Ciarán, GCHS Keadeen’s Blue Boy for  Blusette CAA CZ8PS RATCHX8

BOS: Bree

SEL: Tristan

Saturday, MacKenzie Cascade Dog Fanciers: Judge Pat Trotter

BOB: Tristan

BOS: Bree

SEL/BOBOH, OHG2: Ciarán

Sunday, MacKenzie Cascade DF: Judge Dana Cline

BOB: Ciaran GROUP 3

BOS: Bree

SEL: Quinn, GCH Kilkenny’s Love and Happiness CAA CGCA CZ8P RATCHX6 SE TKN

and Monique sends news of Ginny in the “brains Department”:-

Ginny qualified twice and placed first in the Open Standard Preferred classes at AKC Agility trials this weekend which completed the requirements for her Open Agility Preferred (OAP) title!

Congratulations everybody and nice to see that Oregon judges certainly like Glen of Imaal Terriers

Keadeen Blue Boy for Bluesette

Ginny-Open Agility Preferred

 

Glen of Imaal Terrier DNA Archive-Spread the Word

Please help to “spread the word” about the archive … 

~ Glen DNA flyer for breed events and puppy packs

~ posters for breed events

~ “introduction” to the archive for breed club newsletters & websites 

 For details of how you can help, see the ‘Please spread the word!’ page: www.glenarchive.com/spread-the-word/

To request a swab kit: https://www.glenarchive.com/video-request-swab-kit-contents/

 

 

Oct-Dec 2018

The Kennel Club Breed Record Supplement for the final quarter of 2018 is out. Glen of Imaal Terriers registered 48 for the year, exactly the same as 2017. Somebody, somewhere (as Crufts is here soon) will attempt to get a few lines in the press about “Vulnerable Breeds” and as Glens are in the bottom five of registration figures they may decide to use us. After the debacle of the “rare as giant pandas” year and managing to get that headline off the BBC website when we proved it was false the request went to the Kennel Club NOT to use Glens again and, up to yet, they have been as good as their word but time has passed and people in the KC Press Department have moved on.

Let’s do figures. Four litters were born late on last year that didn’t make the BRS, and Glens don’t generally one have singleton pups. Already this year four bitches have been-or are about to be-mated. Eight litters in a few months….not a lot if you are in a numerous breed but if the Gods are smiling it’ll mean more pups than all of last year’s registration figures.

The figure that everybody needs to know and remember though is this one:12. Twelve, an imperial dozen, the number of roses in a bouquet before we went metric and the number of Glen of Imaal Terriers that needed assistance by Rescue last year. Let’s do it this way as we’re doing figures; the equivalent of 25% of last year’s entire Glen of Imaal Terrier KC registration number had problems. Does this bring home what figures can mean? Absolutely nothing, absolutely everything and already this year, just eight weeks in, five more Glen of Imaal Terriers have been have been notified to Rescue.

Glens may be on the KC Vulnerable Breed list but they are not for everybody. They are not a breed that is cute. They are not fur babies. They are not a dog to be owned on a whim and are most certainly not a breed to take on unless you know what you are doing and what a Glen is. It’s appreciated that not many know that much about Glens so BREED BUDDIES (Here To Help) has been launched this year and the Glen of Imaal Quiz is designed to make you think.

Westminster….and other shows

We got the photo…and the video…and the videos. Let’s do Glen of Imaal Terriers once more at Westminster. Best of Breed was Abberann Lament for Owen Roe with Best Opposite going to Kilkenny’s Across The Universe at Setanta. Select was Ber-D-Mar sweet William O’Shea with AOM Tipperary Ballyfinboy Liam of Cnoc. The breed judging is online and so is Niamh’s agility round at around 2hrs 8mins and here at 6hrs 23mins. Niamh, by the way is GCH PACH Niamh of Cnoc CD PCD BN RE MXP10 MXPC MJP7 MJPG PAX2 MFP T2BP JE RATCH CGCA TKI

Also in the States at Lakeland Winter Haven KC Finnabair DD Ain’t It The Life was BOB with Long Lake Pharms Angus Fuller Best Dog. Over in Iowa Kilkenny’s Across The Universe at Setanta followed her Westminster win with a Group 4 at Cyclone County on both the Saturday and Sunday and at Maryland KC Finnabair Shorlyne Caatskill Comedy Tonight was Best of Breed at OHG3.

In Norway at Bo International Finnabair North American Nebulon took BOB on the first day with Rosears Noisy Nancy Best Opposite. Noisy Nancy was again Best Opposite on day 2 but Marfidal Pleasant Surprise took Best of Breed. In Valmiera, Latvia, Meomodo Boho’s Trick or Treat took BOB both days and then capped it all off with a splendid Group 2!

Congratulations everybody.