If you missed the Ladies Kennel Association closing date and wished you entered you still can as entries have been extended to November 5th. Stephen Holmes is the judge of Glen of Imaal Terriers and Terrier Day is Sunday December 16th
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Glen of Imaal Terriers
Although numerically small in numbers I was very impressed with the excellent type of the dogs present on the day. Temperaments were excellent as one would expect from this wonderful breed. Such a shame they are not more popular as they are wonderful characters.
JD/B 1) Romainville Rock ‘N Rolla at Coedrhosyn. 17 month old female, lovely head & expression. Well balanced in outline and sturdy in constitution. Good length to upper arm, depth of chest, good ribcage and well ribbed back. Moved soundly in profile and behind. Front action needs to settle a bit. Reserve Best Bitch.
PGD/B 1) Romainville Bilbo Baggins. 3 year old male, masculine head & expression. Sturdy in constitution would, would like a little more balance in outline. Good ribcage & depth of chest & well ribbed back. Good length to upper arm, more lay of shoulder would be to his advantage. Moved well in profile action & in front, could be a little stronger in hind action.
OD/B 1) Ch Golden Spurs. Four & a half years old. Correct masculine expression. Well balanced in outline and of a sturdy constitution with excellent bone. Excellent front with good width & depth to chest. Good length to upper arm & well laid shoulder. Well ribbed back. Moved soundly in all directions. Best Dog & BOB. 2) Boudivella Osca. Three & a half years old. Masculine head with a good outline. Good depth to chest, a little more width to chest would be to his advantage. Excellent well muscled hindquarters. Moved well in profile & behind. Reserve Best Dog. 3) Sigrid Helga at Pantcottage. 2 years old. Lovely feminine head & expression with excellent bite. Well balanced in outline with good depth to chest. Well ribbed back. Moved soundly. Best Bitch.
Yvonne Cannon (Judge)
South Wales Kennel Association (postal) entries close today. Terrier day is October 5th and Tom Johnston is to judge Glen of Imaal Terriers. Online closes 3rd September.
Darlington has extended entries again and they now close on August 28th. David Shields is judging Glens.
Belfast (online) entries also close on August 28th. Jeff Luscott is to judge Glen of Imaal Terriers on Saturday 29th September
Last week we did a “summer isn’t over yet”, this week the first Championship Show schedule of 2019! Manchester Championship Show schedule is now available on Higham Press. Terrier day is Friday 18th January and Glen of Imaal Terriers are to be judged by Patsy Hollings. Yes, you’re right, Patsy judged at this show two years ago but 2019 sees Challenge Certificates on offer.
Online entries close for Darlington Championship Show TODAY (August 7th) at midday. Terrier day is September 14th and Glen of Imaal Terriers are to be judged by David Shields and are first in the ring at 9.00am
Alison Seall writes:-
Please bring your DNA swab kits to the World Dog Show on Friday .
DNA archive submissions can be given to me at the World Dog Show on Friday and I will take them back to the UK & post them to the Animal Health Trust
I also have 20-30 swab kits for anyone who would like to contribute to the archive … please find me on the Friday at the WDS.
I can also take back any unwanted swab kits.
Last Friday at lot of interest was expressed in what we were sharing: how to deal with a dog’s coat in hot weather. What to do but more importantly what NOT to do. Various other pieces/opinions were sent along related to the subject and, just as an example, one is here.
The thing that seems to confuse people a lot is what strip, clip, shave actually means and that there are different levels of doing all three. One of the breed’s professional groomers has written below to try and help folk out.
Glen of Imaal Terriers are a breed whose coat is “stripped,” or “rolled.” Both words refer to the removal of dead guard hairs once the coat is “blown” by using a stripping knife, stripping stone or fingers to allow a new coat to grow in. The results is a coat of correct texture.
Hand stripping a coat replicates and an otherwise natural process. Each canine hair follicle supports a single hard outer hair and several soft finer hairs so giving hard top coat & softer undercoat. This finer hair is not tightly held in the follicle and that’s why the hair pulls out easily. When done correctly, it’s painless because wire hair isn’t attached like our own hair.
Hard texture and coat colour are given by the harsh outer hairs. As these hairs grow out over time, they become thin, soft and faded at the roots. This is known as blowing and often expresses as a parting along the back. More of the softer hairs push their way out of the hair follicle. Stripping removes the old faded hairs so that new growth can happen. It helps clear the hair follicle of old growth so new hair can emerge. Once new hair is seen the excess undercoat can be stripped out or carded out which further allows the coat to gain texture & colour. .
It is often best to roll the coat a bit at a time over several weeks unless you have the type of coat where the whole jacket blows in one go. Many dogs actually enjoy being stripped if done correctly. It is not advisable to bath a dog just before stripping as the coat will be more difficult to grip and once stripped the follicles are open so it is best to wait a few days before bathing.
Clipping just takes off the top layer at whatever length the blades are set at. This may lead to a soft paler coat which can sometimes never grow back as the follicles are not cleared and new harsh hair won’t grow leaving a dull & fuzzy coat.
Neutering can also affect regrowth sometimes making the coat unstrippable. In cases where the dog’s coat condition doesn’t allow stripping clipping is acceptable – a good groomer can make the dog look stripped apart from the texture and colour.
Whichever you do regular combing through to prevent impacted undercoat is essential.
In hot conditions a stripped coat still provides protection from the sun – a clipped coat, if long enough, may provide protection. If skin is visible the dog needs to be kept in shade. Dogs don’t sweat so they cool their bodies by panting – having somewhere cool to lay on hot days is the best option.