It’s just got to be a WOW for Glen of Imaal Terriers and their owners.
Glentyrs Lady Isabelle at Castlerock was BOB at Lakeland Winter Haven. The Terrier Association of Oregon saw the breed in the Owner Handler Group Placings with a number four for Keadeen’s Blue Boy For Bluesette and he was joined in Tallahassee by Ber-D-Mar Bally Griffin of Greystone, BN, RN, CGCA, JE, RATN, NW1 with two Group 3s in Owner Handler. Griff took his 2nd major so is well on the way to wearing titles both ends. Also at Tallahassee GCH Finnabair Ardmore Ned was following on from his Westminster win with a full set of BOBs and Group placings. Mark Brown is the man to quote for the other Tallahassee Glen happening “Today, Finnabair Winston O’Reilly, under fine handling from Kelli, earned his 3rd leg and title in Preferred Novice Standard Agility. This title completes his triple crown of AKC titles in Tracking, Companion Dog, Preferred Novice Jumpers and Preferred Novice Standard Agility. These four titles complete all the requirements for the AKC Versatility Companion Dog Title.” These are incredibly his 10th (and soon to be 11th) title! Another end of the name title for Ch. Niamh of Cnoc with her earning her PAX (Preferred Agility Excellent) title. She had to earn 20 Double Q’s (qualify in the Master Jumpers and Standard courses on the same day). The first Glen to be awarded the title.
In Norway at the International Show at Bo Telemark BOB was Marfidal Rohjaton Pohmu CACIB and BOS Glenrosedale Aoibheann Nion Rós CAC, CACIB and she became also Norwegian and Nordic Show Champion. Rosears Humpty Dumpy was a CAC dog and also became Norwegian Show Champion.
Many Glen of Imaal Terrier people may look on January and February as the relaxing months of the year but it isn’t for one team. Griffin and Kelli have taken four (yes 4!!) Working titles already this year. Nosework 1, Junior Earthdog, Novice Jumpers Preferred and Barn Hunt Novice makes for one seriously impressive haul! Kennel mate Winston has also been adding to his tally with a Senior Barn Hunt title and also Nose work 1. What a credit to the breed Kelli makes these two. Laura Trainor and Niamh have also been impressing at the Wesminster Agility Championships which are held on the run up to the “showring stuff”. Have a look how their qualifying run went
At Turku International Show in Finland BOB was Marfidal Koitiva Vaara with BOS was Rosears Humpty Dumpty. The Danish International Show at Fredericia saw McCormac Setna Sithbacc take the BOB rosette home. At the Tallin 2015 Winter Cup siblings Glenrosedale Ardal Ridire Ain Ri and Glenrosedale Aoibheann Nion Ros took home the Estonian titles.
GCH Finnabair Ardmore Ned has been “training” for Westminster with a remarkable TWO Best In Shows at Rocky Mountain Terrier Club and Colorado KC plus a Reserve Best In Show at Plum Creek Kennel Club. GCH Emerald Isle’s Keely with Daulton took a Group 2 at Livonia and CH Emerald Isle’s Wild Irish Rose got made up at the West Washington Cluster giving breeder Anne Marie Pember four AKC Champions to her name so qualification for the AKC Breeder of Merit award. Glentyrs Lady Isabelle at Castlerock received the BOB rosette at Lakeland Winter Haven Kennel Club and Keadeen’s Blue Boy For Bluesette took two Best of Breeds at the aforementioned Washington Cluster.
Best of Breed at West Midlands Terrier was Pajantick Star Trooper and at Sporting Terrier of Yorkshire Ahard Just in Thyme was BOB and BP. If any emails have been misplaced during the winter break do send them again and they will (of course) be included and very soon as this week is Westminster. Yes, the AKC biggie begins today and Terriers are on Tuesday but if you need to get your eye in and make sure the streaming is being picked up live breed judging can be seen from this afternoon. Hopefully Wednesday will see the results and photographs on here…hint…hint
In America the Montgomery cluster is the big weekend of the year for all Terrier people, not just Glen of Imaal Terrier folk, and they were out in big numbers. Hatboro 1 starts it all off and it was BOB for Ch Abberann Torcan, BOS GCH Daulton’s Emerald Green with Best Winners for Ber-D-Mar My Dream of You Aoife. Hatboro 2 saw GCH Finnabair Ardmore Ned as BOB, his sister GCH Finnabair Song O’My Heart stood opposite him with Finnabair Song Of The Border as BOW. Devon saw Torcan again triumphant with GCH Emerald Isle Keely with Daulton Best Opposite & Ber-D-Mar Charm One of Wicklow getting Best Opposite. Montgomery is the biggie and it went to the veteran GCH Daulton’s Emerald Green, the first BOB handled by the owner, with GCH Finnabair Ardmore Ned taking Best Dog and Ber-D-Mar Charm One of Wicklow taking Best of Winners again. There are also various agility and working trials held around the weekend and Laura Trainor’s Niamh got a double double qualifier in Agility and then took her RATN (Barn Hunt title) along with kennel mate Kylee. Peg Carty’s Gem & Dorie qualified RATI.
At Zwolle in the Netherland Madrad Athas Aingael Alva Solais took BOB and in Finland Glenrosedale Aoibhean Nion Ros was BOB at the Tuulos Group Show. It’s not often results come in from Russia, at Pskov Marfidal Cream Tea was Best of Breed and became a Russian Champion
Glen of Imaal Terrier people NEVER give up going out and about. The big show in America is Westminster and Best of Breed was GCH Finnabair Ardmore Ned with Ch Tipperary American Girl JE Best Opposite Sex. As always a video is available. Ned is having a great start to the year with 7 Group placements in 11 shows. At the Tallinn Winter 2014 International Show Glenrosedale Aoibheann Nion Rós was BOB and Glenrosedale Ardal Ridire àin Rí was BOS with Stiubhard First Lady at Glenrosedale Best Puppy. Gleann Aine of Antrim added Slovenian Champion to her tally.
Also the “brains” have been working with Winston (Finnabair Winston O’Reilly) adding Junior Earthdog to his collection of initials and Winston does a different kind of beauty winning a Valentine Pet Contest. Well done everybody!