It’s taken 31 years…..

….but it’s finally happened

Way back in 1985 Malsville Man Alone was born and he was the first Glen of Imaal Terrier to obtain a Kennel Club Junior Warrant, which was awarded in 1987. Most people in Glens now don’t even remember Tom and think a JW impossible to achieve in the breed. THEY ARE WRONG because 31 years later we hear that his 6 times great granddaughter has gone and done it again!

Jeonty Dreams A Dream with Karensbrae from all the way up in Inverness, so huge travelling involved, is now the second proud Glen to have those elusive initials after her name. So many, many congratulations!!!!

A reminder from the Kennel Club

As from January 1st 2011 the following apply:-
“Regulation F(1)22 – Judging Contracts – Effective 1-Jan-11
Insert new sub paragraph F(1)22.e

e. When requested to do so, judges must submit a completed breed health monitoring report form and a copy of their critique to the Kennel Club within 21 days of the close of the show.
Regulation F(1)9.f

f. A dog must, at the time of entry for a Show, be registered as required by Kennel Club Rutes and Regulations in the exhibitor’s name (or registration or transfer applied for). In the case of joint registered owners the full name of every registered owner must be given.

Where an owner makes an entry on behalf of another joint registered owner(s) or where an agent enters on behalf of a single or joint registered owner(s) such person must have the authority and consent from the single or joint registered owner(s) to sign the entry form on their behalf thereby binding them all to Kennel Club Rules and Regulations. In the event of any dispute, evidence of such authority and consent will be required.

A dog acquired subsequent to entry having been made at a Show may be exhibited as the new owner’s property provided that an application for the transfer has been forwarded to the Kennel Club before the Show, and the new owner has undertaken to abide by the Regulations and conditions of the original entry form (and in accordance with the conditions set out above).
Regulation K3 – Junior Warrants – Effective 1-Jan-11
New sub paragraphs (4) and (6)

(4) One point for the award of Best Puppy in Breed at an Open Show. Only to be claimed if no qualifying Junior Warrant points were gained by that dog by winning a breed class or classes at that show and only to be claimed if the dog awarded Best Opposite Sex Puppy has also gained one or moe points having won a breed class or classes at that show.
(6) Only one point can be claimed where a dog has been declared both Best Puppy In Breed and Best Of Breed.
Show Certificate of Merit – Effective 1-Jan-11

From the 1st January 2011, the number of points available for Reserve Best In Show (RBIS) and Best In Show (BIS) will be increased for those shows which are not judged on the group system. The points for non group system shows will be increased as follows:

RBIS from 3 points to 7 points
BIS from 5 points to 9 points

National Terrier entries close today (snail)

National Terrier entries close today. There are a full set of classes with Challenge Cerificates for Glen of Imaal Terriers and the judge is Eileen Foy. Eileen, with her long connection to Glens, is a good excuse to recount a small tale just for the people who like “the good old days”.

Eileen was the first judge to give a Glen of Imaal a Best In Show and it was so unusual that the dog papers covered it. Tom, wheaten and a showman, had been shown under quite a few judges in the north of England so was quite well known. One of the judges who had awarded him a Best of Breed was Peter Bakewell (the Birmingham National judge this year) & he offered his congratulations when seeing the news and passed the comment that “surely he must about have a Junior Warrant by now”. The fast reply was no…Glens don’t get Junior Warrants. Back then rare breeds could obtain Junior Warrants but they were very unusual as 25 firsts had to be won before the dog was nineteen months old. On returning home, just for interest, the diary was consulted, Peter realised more about Tom than I did. Two more firsts and Tom became the first and only Glen of Imaal Terrier able to write JW after his name.tom1

Head shot of Aus. Ch. Malsville Man Alone JW