Flying the flag….not half!

Glen of Imaal Terrier people fly the flag with verve and enthusiasm so it’s rather nice when the hard work is noted in the Group ring and it certainly was this last weekend!

In Illinois Abberann Lament for Owen Roe took a Group 1 (Chain O’Lakes KC) and a Group 4 (Kenosha KC). Park Shore Kennel Club had Kilkenny’s Across The Universe At Setanta take a Group 3. The 2 day Erie Kennel Club Shows (Pennsylvania) was a triumph for Tipperary That Girl with a Group 3 and OHG2 on the first day and Group 1 with OHG2 on the second. Daulton’s Captain Jack of Roseglen was Best Opposite. Both Lake Eustis Kennel Club Shows and Greater Gainsville Dog Fanciers Association had Kilkenny’s Irish American Classic at Castlerockin the top spot.

The Narva Winter Cup in Estonia had Gleann Ho Ho Hogan in the top spot for Glens with Gleann Gildea with Nelli Best Bitch.

Congratulations everybody

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We all love tradition

so let us (as usual) start the new year with the Glen of Imaal Terriers “Of The Year” for the year just gone. Don’t show that sentence to any professors of the written word but hopefully it’ll be understood.

Finland is up first and the awards there (applause starting) are going to Gleann Cotton Cody and Top Puppy is Gleann Kooky Kanye. Keep it going for the UK and Abberann Conan-if a Veteran was done it would surely be him-and Jeonty Dreams A Dream with Karensbrae.

The USA “sort of” declares two. As the country is so big and there are so many (often small to European eyes) shows Top Dogs are declared from All Breed and Breed standings:-one deals with Group placings, Group wins and Best In Shows and the other deals with wins against their own breed. The official US listings are only completed to November at the moment so hopefully the finger and toe counting indulged in to work numbers out after the AKC Invitational are correct. If they aren’t sack cloth and ashes will be worn and twenty mea culpa said. It’s looking as if the American results are the same as last year with Finnabair Double D Friend of A Friend taking the number one All Breed slot and Kilkenny’s Across The Universe To Setanta the Breed slot. Considering Across The Universe took time out for a litter in 2018 that is quite a result!

If any other countries would care to send along their 2018 Top Glens when they are declared they’ll be listed on here with pleasure

What a week!

This week let’s start in America. The big Florida/Eukanuba/AKC  Cluster started lasted Tuesday with Space Coast KC of Palm Bay (another wonderful name) and the first days honours went to Kilkenny’s Across The Universe at Setanta with Abberann lament for Owen Roe Best Opposite, the two Selects Keadeen’s Sir Emmet Mingus Glas & Daulton’s Caoimhe of Pine Meadow. Brevard Kennel Club was next up and Across The Universe took the Best Opposite ribbon to Finnabair Double D Friend of a Friend. The two Selects were again Emmet and Caoimhe. Thursday was central Florida KC with Double D Best of Breed again, Caoimhe “moved up” to Best Opposite and Emmet picked up another Select along with Finnabair Shorlyne Caatskill Comedy Tonight. The finish was the 2018 AKC National Championship and friend of a Friend was once again Best of Breed with Across the Universe Best Opposite. Two Selects were (Dog) Owen Roe and (Bitch) Caoimhe.

The Helsinki Winners had Gleann Indico Indy Best of Breed with Finnabair Broc Rua Arda of Gleann Best Bitch. Best Veteran Gleann Una Noonan. On the same day the Helsinki Puppy Show was held and BOB was Gleann Kahki Kylie and BOS Gleann Kooky Kanye. The Finnish Winners on the following day saw BOB going to Pearytail Bonnie B Goode and BOS to Gleann Flatbone Stiubhard. Another Puppy Show was held and Kooky Kanye was BOB and then waved to a very nice indeed 4th place in the Puppy Group. Best Opposite to him was Meomodo Divas Dancing Angel. The Swedish Winners was a triumph for Cairdiulacht Daibhi MacMiolmor and BOS (plus Swedish Veteran Winner) was Gleann Una Noonan.Glenrosedale Banríon Rós Croí made the journey to Russia and returned with two Best of Breeds and her Russian Championship

Ladies Kennel Association saw Boudivella Osca finish off a good year with Best of Breed and Sigrid Helga at Pantcottage was Best Bitch. When it is your first dog, your first show and you take home the Best Puppy rosette it’s a fair bet a new exhibitor may have been born; welcome Doug The Dog aka Borderglen Michaelmas.

The “brain brigade” were also out in force, even at the Agility Invitational in Florida.  Niamh was competing there and earned the Top in Breed Medallion for Glens.  She was also awarded the Top Agility Glen of Imaal Terrier for 2017.Elsewhere Jeff Dairiki reports ” Ciarán went six for six in the Masters ring this weekend at the RiverRat Barn Hunt trials, just earning his RATCHX8! He tied in points for the special Master Super Dog award for the weekend, but lost in the rat-off to Lisa Bennett’s Airedale, Oakley”. Griffin and Winston are just exhausting to read about sometimes as Kelli writes ” Griffin and Winston trialled in AKC Scent Work this weekend and earned 3 new scent work titled total. Griffin received 6 qualifying  in Advanced  Scent Work (3 in buried, 1 in exterior and 2 and interior with placements)  Griffin also earned his Advanced Buried title. Winston earned 6 qualifying scores in Advanced Scent Work ( 2 in buried, 2 in exterior, 1 in container and 1 in interior) Winston earned 2 Scent work titles in Advanced Interiors and Buried along with placements. I can’t remember who earned which placements though! Monique sends news of Ginny in both Agility and Scent work “Ginny qualified and placed first in her Excellent Jumpers Preferred class at an AKC Agility trial on Saturday. On Sunday she qualified in all 4 element classes (Intermediate & Advanced levels) at a USCSS Scent Work trial and earned a title in Intermediate Interior.”

Whatever they are doing Glen of Imaal Terrier people are just astounding!!

 

 

Certainly a BUSY weekend!!

The biggie in the Glen of Imaal Terrier world this last weekend, as it is for any show terriers, is the group of shows known as the Montgomery Cluster. The 4 day event starts off with Hatboro 1, then Hatboro 2, Devon and finally Montgomery Terrier Show itself. Starting in Finnabair DD Ain’t It The Life was BOB over her brother Finnabair Double D Friend of A Friend, her son Finnabair You Should be So Lucky was Best of Winners. Hatboro 2 also went the way of the ladies with Kilkenny’s Across The Universe At Setanta over Friend of A Friend once more. Gleann Damn Daisy took BOW. Devon was a reversal of the Hatboro 1 top placings-Friend of A Friend over Ain’t It The Life- with Damn Daisy again Best of Winners. Montgomery (with the GITCA Specialty) finished off the weekend with a repeat of the Devon results and Finnabair You Should Be So Lucky once again Best of Winners. America is one heck of a big country though and other Group placings were being recorded. Abberann Phelan was Group 3 at Greater Omaha Terrier Association & Abberann Lament for Owen Roe Gp4 at Cornhusker KC of Lincoln Nebraska. Canada also saw two Group placements (2xGp3) with Abberann Derbla at Nipissing KC.

In Germany My Dear Fellow Cordula The Angel was BOB at Rostock and on the following day repeated her win at the Klub Fur Terrier Show. At that show Spirit of Ireland Batida de CoCo was Best Veteran and then won the Veteran Group! In Finland at Tuulos Group Show Gleann Gildea with Nellie took Best of Breed with Best Opposite Sex going to Gleann Ho Ho Hogan. Two days of showing in Ireland and once again it was the lady to the fore on day one with Daulton’s Midnight Sky of Galore taking BOB over Golden Spurs. Day 2 Sky had to bend a paw as her kennelmate Abberann Conan pipped her for Best of Breed. South Wales Kennel Association means just two shows left with CCs for Glen of Imaals before the end of the year. At SWKA Boudivella Osca was the man over Jeonty Jyn A New Hope who took her third ticket and Best Opposite Sex. The two Reserves being Romainville Rock A Fella, who was also Best Puppy & Amhard Mai Tai.

“Brains” have also been in action. Laura Trainor writes We are competing at the Montgomery Terrier Agility trials. There is a competition for best breed “village” with the theme of the old west. The Mini Schnauzers had a photo booth to benefit their rescue. Unfortunately, Niamh was able to make use of their reasons to be WANTED for her standard run.  She redeemed herself in her Jumpers run, qualifying under judge Pamela Sturtz. This Q was her 75th lifetime qualifying Master Jumpers With Weaves run, earning her the title Master Jumpers Preferred Gold! Later in the day she also qualified in Master Barn Hunt. Good Girl Niamh! and from Monique Anthony:-Ginny participated in AKC Agility trials this past weekend and qualified twice in the Novice Standard Preferred class and once in the Open Jumpers Preferred class, placing first or second each time.

The full Montgomery results have arrived: Glen of Imaal Terrier Club of America National Specialty. Breeder-Judge Bruce Sussman. Sweeps Judge longtime breeder Maura High. BOB GCHS Finnabair Double D Friend Of A Friend BOS Ch Finnabair DD Ain’t It The Life WD/BOW/BPSW Finnabair You Should Be So Lucky WB/AOM Gleann Damn Daisy Select Dog GCHS Keadeens Sir Emmet Mingus Glas Select Bitch and Best Bred By GCh Daulton’s Caiomhe of Pine Meadow AOM Ch Berdmar Sweet William O’Shea AOM Ch Finnabair Shorlyne Caatskill Comedy Tonight Best Puppy Finnabair Phoenix Rising At Shorlyne Best Veteran Sweeps Ch Niamh of Cnoc

Fabulous weekend all!

 

Another month gone

Still Glen of Imaal Terrier people show their dogs to the world.

Belfast was a triumph for Abberann with Conan Best of Breed (and obviously Best Veteran) and his daughter Reach for the Stars Ryanne Best Bitch. Reserve Dog was Cosmic Cowboy with Jeonty Dreams A Dream with Karensbrae Reserve Bitch. Gleann Una Noonan was another Best Veteran & BOB at Aland Dog Show in Finland, Gleann Indico Indy was Best Dog.

Over in the States the Terrier Club of Michigan is the week before Montgomery and it picks up a good entry as the west and mid country terriers head east. Best of Breed was Kilkenny’s Across The Universe to Setanta with Kilkenny’s Love & Happiness Best Opposite. Monroe KC has two days of shows after the Terrier Club so again nice entries. Keadeen’s Sir Emmet Mingus Glas was Best plus OHG4 with Across the Universe Best Bitch at the first show with the results being switched around at show 2. At Suffolk County KC Kilkenny’s Granite Glen Rooney  took Best there and Group 4 and she was also BOB at Westbury KA.

Glens were also flying the flag at the Malvern Autumn Show in the World of Animals.

Great going everyone

August it is

Where is the year going…August already but Glen of Imaal Terrier people are still bring the breed’s name to the fore. Last week we applauded under 12 months Keadeen’s By Happy Chance taking a G1 and this week we’re beginning again with “the kiddies” as Tipperary Uptown Girl takes a Group 1 & 2 in the (not sure what it’s called in America) Baby Puppy 4-6 month competition.

A group of 10 Finns may have already started their journey to Amsterdam but the shows in their home country continue. Three shows over three days at Kuopio saw the honours go to Gleann Ho Ho Hogan with Pearytail Bonnie B Good Best Opposite, Meomodo Boho’s Trick or Treat BOB Bonnie again BOS and the 3rd show was Astoreen Best of Breed with Gleann Hogan Best Dog. In Sweden Gleann Bigwig took a Best of Breed.

Over in the States it was double BOBs (Fort Steuben & Beaver County KC) for Tipperary That Girl. A cluster of shows in Virginia had Kilkenny’s Across The Universe at Setanta take 3 Best of Breeds and a G4. Abberann Phelan had to bow the paw at all three shows.

In the Brains Department Monique sends news of Ginny who “qualified twice with first place finishes this weekend in AKC agility and earned her Novice Jumpers Preferred (NJP) title.”   So she is now Elric’s Gin & Tonic NJP ACT1 BCAT RATO TKP SWN SCNE

Congrats to all.

Oh we were busy!!!

Bank Holiday weekend so extra time for Glen of Imaal Terrier people to go showing and, boy, we sure did! There are a lot of results with a bunch from Scandinavia/Lithuania. If eyes crossed when writing them up just let me know.

Leading in with Bath Championship Show and applause for Sigrid Helga at Pantcottage who was BOB but more importantly it was her 3rd CC. Dog CC went to Romainville Becks Blue for Zippor with Romainville Whistle Dixie and Boudivella Osca taking the respective Reserves. Jeonty Glynis Making Magic For Zippor was Best Puppy & Jeonty Lola May at Wickholm Best Veteran.

The Helsinki Puppy Show saw Finnabair Broc Rua Arda at Gleann be awarded BOB with Meomodo Careless Cuinn Best Opposite. Joensuu International was atriumph for Finnabair North American Nebulon with Rosears Miss Miimos Best Bitch. The places were reversed at Joensuu All Breed Show the next day. Moleti International Dog Show saw Rosears Master of the House Best of Breed and Astoreen Best Opposite. Rauma Dog Show went to Gleann Indico Indy and BOS was Taramont Niamh Tirnan’Og. At the Lithuanian Terrier Club Show Gleann Flatbone Stiubhard was Best with Astoreen Best Bitch. Salo Group Show had Hammersmolles Rocket Saturn getting the nod for the big ribbon.

Finnabair Double D Friend of A Friend just has to lead the American round up with Groups 1 & 3 at back to back Bayou Kennel Club shows & then a Gp1 at Southern Arkansas KC. The Owner Handler Group was also seeing “Glendom” with a Group 1 for Tipperary That Girl at Trumbull County KC, OHG3 at Altoona Area Kennel Association and a repeat OHG3 at Newcastle KC. Holland Michigan Kennel Club saw another Glen Group placing for Abberann Phelan (Gp3) with Kilkenny’s Across The Universe at Setanta taking Best Opposite, the placings were reversed at Grand Rapids Kennel Club. Phelan was again BOB at Kalamazoo KC with Daulton’s Wild Night of Galore Best Opposite, Best owner Handler and OHG4. Hendersonville Kennel Club back to back shows had Kilkenny’s Middleton Irish Spirit taking BOB at both with another BOB at Spartanburg KC with Kilkenny’s Quandarry at Parrsons BOS.

The UK is really the only country that still has a lot of Open Shows and that (to many US & FCI) strange thing known as Varieties. To show a Glen of Imaal Terrier in those classes is to have conviction. Jeonty Dreams A Dream at Karensbrae was at Banff, Moray & Nairn Canine Club and bought home BAVNSC Terrier and G2, she also won Special Terrier Puppy, 1st in junior stakes, 4th in members stakes and 4th in The Mary McCance stakes.

Great going everybody!!