Code of Sportsmanship

Excellent list from the IKC! Anybody care to comment?

Code of Sportsmanship from the Irish Kennel Club

Sportsmen commit themselves to values of fair play, honesty, courtesy, and vigorous competition, as well as winning and losing with grace.

Sportsmen refuse to compromise their commitment and obligation to the sport of purebred dogs by injecting personal advantage or consideration into their decisions or behaviour.

The sportsman judge judges only on the merits of the dogs and considers no other factors.

The sportsman judge or exhibitor accepts constructive criticism.

The sportsman exhibitor declines to enter or exhibit under a judge where it might reasonably appear that the judge’s placements could be based on something other than the merits of the dogs.

The sportsman exhibitor refuses to compromise the impartiality of a judge.

The sportsman respects the Irish Kennel Clubs bye-laws, rules, regulations and policies governing the sport of purebred dogs.

Sportsmen find that vigorous competition and civility are not inconsistent and are able to appreciate the merit of their competition and the effort of competitors.

Sportsmen welcome, encourage and support newcomers to the sport.

Sportsmen will deal fairly with all those who trade with them.

Sportsmen are willing to share honest and open appraisals of both the strengths and weaknesses of their breeding stock

Sportsmen spurn any opportunity to take personal advantage of positions offered or bestowed upon them.

Sportsmen always consider as paramount the welfare of their dog.

Sportsmen refuse to embarrass the sport, the Irish Kennel Club, or themselves while taking part in the sport



Tail Docking of Dogs and Dew Claw Removal by Lay Persons – Now Illegal

It is an offence for any Lay person to perform any procedure on a dog for cosmetic reasons, with no exception (Tail Docking and Dew Claws removed). Furthermore it is now an offence to show any dog that has had a cosmetic procedure, or any other illegal procedure performed upon them since the 6th March 2014. (This does not apply to dogs docked or dew claws removed before the 6th March2014)
Tail docking and dew claw removal of dogs by Veterinary Practitioners is illegal, except in very limited circumstances, therapeutic reasons (i.e. to treat existing illness or injury where a Veterinary Practitioner’s professional opinion is that there is no other option but to perform the procedure). There is, however, a Ministerial Regulation (4) permitting Veterinary Practitioners to perform these procedures on certain breeds if the individual pup is intended to be a working dog, and provided a list of other criteria are met.
The view of the Kennel Club is that dew claws can still be removed by a lay person

More for the 2013 diary

In 2013 Ireland is having “The Gathering”- a year long celebration of all things Irish. On September 14th & 15th the Irish Kennel Club (along with native breed clubs) will be hosting a gathering of all Irish dog breeds, not just Glen of Imaal Terriers, and their admirers, owners and fanciers are all invited. Details of the seminars, talks, shows etc. will be available soon.

The “oh next week” to get connected has turned into next Friday so the dongle is out and it isn’t very good! This week then, will be spasmodic-possibly Wednesday and Thursday.

As we were asked (what a surprise)….

Yesterday saw quite a few requests come in & obviously we always try to oblige. Basically, condensed & re-written, they all said the same thing “where on earth did the fad (a ruder word was used) for ears stuck on top of the head come from?” It’s a good question and the photographs below make it even more pertinent. Two of these were taken in the first two years of the recognition of the Glen of Imaal Terrier by the Irish Kennel Club (34 & 35), so these are dogs that performed for a living, not show bred specimens and the higher ear is definately in the minority. Whilst looking at the photos you might notice the length of leg these dogs have but shall we do that next week?


and THE news of this week is…..

Whilst we were a bit involved with the FUNd Raising event the Irish Sporting Glen of Imaal Terrier Club received some very nice news. If they so wish they can add (affiliated to the Irish Kennel Club) to their headings and logos; not bad going for an organisation only founded in 2004! And to illustrate how they intend to continue on “for the breed” their show on September 19th in Carlow will have a DNA clinic so that anybody interested will be able to get their dogs PRA tested at Bochum. Good going folks.

Celtic Winner Results

When the Irish Kennel Club became an FCI member the St. Patrick’s Day Show became the Celtic Winners; whatever it is called it is still quite an event in the Irish Show calendar!

Best of Breed (Bitch Green Star) SE UCH, SLOVENIAN CH, WW-08 WW-09 SE V-07 SE V-08 ABBERANN TIFFANY

Best Opposite Sex (Dog Green Star) BALLYCLARE FINN MC COOL



A First for the IKC

The first public presentation of the Irish Kennel Club’s Judges Education Seminar will take place on 6th March 2010 at Green Isle Hotel, Newlands Cross, Dublin.
Topics to be covered:
Canine construction, movement,
Breed features, ring control
Critiques’, overview of groups
Health issues, panel Q + A

When it is refined it will be compulsory for all aspiring and progressing judges. The intention is to make those interested in judging more prepared, more knowledgeable and to give them an approach and structure that will make them a better judge.

Attendance is only by pre-booking with Marion Campbell

European Winners Show Results.

At the European Winners Show (hosted by the Irish Kennel Club in Dublin) the Glen of Imaal Terrier results were:-

Green Star Dog ROMAINVILLE BODHRAN (Miss L. J Smith)
Res CACIB Dog CH. / GB. CH.& AM.CH. SU CH. ABBERANN CONAN (AN. CH. 06. CJW 07 CW07) (Mrs. A. White)
Green Star Bitch CH. ABBERANN ENNYA (CJW 07, CW 07) (Mrs. A. White)
CACIB Bitch CH. ABBERANN ENNYA (CJW 07, CW 07) (Mrs. A. White)
Best Of Breed ROMAINVILLE BODHRAN (Miss L. J Smith)
Reserve Best Of Breed CH. ABBERANN ENNYA (CJW 07, CW 07) (Mrs. A. White)

Many congratulations to Linda for certainly the highest award acheived by a Channel Islands Glen of Imaal. Hopefully the results for the Irish Club Show and the KC Special Show will be sent soon!