It’s a wrap!

The fingers and toes have been counted and all bits of paper fished out from behind the phone and on the windowsill; the EFG Companion Show (in aid of Hearing Dogs for the Deaf) will once again be sending hundreds of pounds to the Charity!! So once again it’s the Oscar speech of thanks to:- the sponsors, the helpers, production, wardrobe and everybody and anybody who helped make the event a success.

Despite the record temperatures for the event, and advice from some quarters on not to travel, the combined efforts made it (once more) a success and this success is making its own problem in a way. As one person, who has attended every year, said as they arrived on site and looked around “Is it the Great Yorkshire (Show) or Swineshead?”. The event-and the associated work and effort-with the ever escalating costs does give an incredible day but its fast reaching the stage where its going to have to be looked at as to future direction. Rick Rubin advised Johnny Cash and Neil Diamond that the way forward was to go back to the “stripped down” sound by eliminating over production elements and everybody knows how successful that was!

Two more shots of that wonderful cake, created by Nicki, taken by Ruth and Pat.

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Just to recap

The EFG Companion Show at Swineshead (PE20 3HH) on July 13th has 2 judges; Max King will judge the Pedigrees and Jane Withers the novelty classes. Entries will be taken from 10.30pm and judging will start at Midday. A schedule can be viewed here

The BVA/KC eye testing will be done by Peter Bedford and appointments are needed. Sheila is the lady to contact and there are a few afternoon appointments left. All dogs have to be micro-chipped now before an eye test can take place but don’t worry if yours isn’t done as micro-chipping will be available-Sue would appreciate a call if your dog needs doing so she’ll know how many chips to bring.

There are rosettes first to fourth and various specials. Wagg Dog Foods and Fish4dogs have kindly sponsored some awards. There will be all the usual associated booths and stalls around the field. Obviously Hearing Dogs for the Deaf will be present and there will be a beginners agility course.

Yes, there will be toilets in the field!

Counting down

18 days until the EFG Companion Show (in aid of Hearing Dogs for the Deaf). The Companion Show schedule is online on the EFG website and there are still a few places left for the eye testing-appointments from Sheila on

Wagg Dog Food have offered specials and they have been joined by Fish4dogs so thanks to both of them. There will be all the usual side attractions and stalls but this year there is a new one….Make Me An Offer! It’s for the unusual and uncommon. Some items that certainly fit that bill have been donated but do have a look into your cupboards and on your shelves. What is there that is too good for a raffle and you don’t really want to give to a charity shop? Jean would love to hear from you!

Official thanks

Jean Rogers, on behalf of the Enthusiasts & Fanciers of Glens, presenting a cheque for £700, raised at the recent Companion Show, to Hearing Dogs for the Deaf. This was kindly accepted by June Spouncer (Voluntary Fundraiser & Registered Speaker) and Gill Yeats (National Fundraising Manager).

The EFG are now official sponsors of Tasha, a puppy just starting training. Thank you to Alan Stephenson who judged the show & sponsors Wagg Foods, Fish4dogs and Royal Canin who kindly donated prizes.

Good Citizens anyone?

The Kennel Club Good Citizens Scheme tests will be taking place at the EFG Companion Show (in aid of Hearing Dogs for the Deaf) on July 14th at Swineshead. They will be held on the Saturday afternoon and the Sunday morning and aren’t just restricted to Glen of Imaal Terriers. Please let Jean know if you will be participating. Even if you haven’t made your mind up yet why not have a read as to what is required for the Bronze level and maybe give it a go?

Eye testing.

The eye testing at the EFG Companion Show (in aid of Hearing Dogs for the Deaf) on July 14th WILL have microchipping available. As all dogs have to be chipped before examination please let Sheila,, know if your dog (not just Glen of Imaal Terriers) will need doing when you book your appointment

Eye testing

The EFG Companion Show (in aid of Hearing Dogs for the Deaf) on  July 14th at Swineshead, Lincolnshire will be having the usual eye testing session taken by Peter Bedford. Appointments are needed, please ring 01507 313904 or email This is ALL BREED not  just Glen of Imaal Terrier

Counting down…..

May 17th so less than two months to the EFG Companion Show in aid of Hearing Dogs for the Deaf (and the Glen of Imaal get together the day after). Wagg Dog Food have confirmed they will be sponsoring  the classes and the Kennel Club Charitable Trust have also provided prizes. One person who won’t be able to attend on the day has already had her own fund-raising stall and raised £60.00-applause for Sue Barnes!