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Westminster 2018 invites

Westminster Dog Show is different to Crufts as there is very little space so only the top five dogs in each breed get an invitation. The Glen of Imaal Terriers guaranteed a place in 2018 are (in alphabetical order)

GCHS Abberann Torcan
GCHB Finnabair Double D Friend Of A Friend
GCHB Keadeen’s Blue Boy For Bluesette CAA RATCH
GCH Keadeen’s Second Star To The Right
GCHS Kilkenny’s Across The Universe At Setanta

Congratulations to Oscar, Taylor, Ciaran, Stella and Oona.

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Posted by on December 20, 2017 in Dog Shows, General Glen Things

 

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Rolling up to Christmas……

….with the Eukanuba/AKC National Championships in Florida. What a great idea to have a cluster of shows somewhere sunny as December takes a grip. No wonder there was a nice Glen of Imaal Terrier entry. The results were very, very similar with Killkenny Over The Universe to Setanta and Finnabair Double D Friend of a Friend making clean sweeps of the top awards (Over The Universe with BOB, Friend of A Friend Best Opposite) with the Selects slightly different. The same results held at the final show-The AKC National Championships with Keadean’s Sir Emmet Mingus Glas and Keadeen’s Second Star To The Right taking Select with Tipperary Ballyfinboy Liam Of Cnoc Best of Winners. The cluster also saw the final of the National Owner Handler Series and Keadeen’s Sir Emmet Mingus Glas cemented his top spot for Glens when he got the nod for BOB. The first Puppy Stakes to be run with the event occurred and the Glen Best Puppy was Finnabair DD Shut Up & Kiss Me.

The Swedish Winners was a Best of Breed for Pearytail Bonnie B Goode with Rosears Master of The House being awarded Best Dog.

Kelli and Griff were at their last Trial of the year at the Clever Dog Academy NADAC agility trial. Five quailifying runs in two days. What an end to a quite sensational year!!

Great going everybody

 

 

 

 
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Posted by on December 18, 2017 in Dog Shows, General Glen Things

 

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Okay we’re back and…..

Glen of Imaal Terrier people have been busy, busy, busy in the last couple of weeks.

In Ireland at Bull Breeds Best of Breed was nodded for Abberann Reach For The Stars Ryanne with Best Dog to Abberann Cosmic Cowboy. In Denmark Hammersmolles Quick Decision earned her Danish Championship.The BIG event was the World Show in Leipzig and the shows around it. There was a large Finnish contingent down and it was certainly worth their while. At the German Winners Gleann Dear Dandelion was BOB and Gleann Cotton Cody Best Opposite with Fire & Ice Jazz Best Veteran. The German Terrier Club Show was a repeat result for Dandelion & Jazz but Rosears Master of The House was Best Opposite. The World Show was an incredible 47 entry for Glens. Gleann Cotton Cody took Best of Breed, Bear Dandelion Best Bitch and Billy Tow Vom Au Deich Best Veteran. On the way down to Germany Glenrosedale Buagh Ri Arthur Milo stopped off in Prasgue and added a Cz Ch to his name. At the Norwegian Winners Gleann Flatbone Stiubhard took Best of Breed with MacNallys Glenna-Roisin Best Bitch.

Canada saw 6 Group placements in 6 Shows for Abberann Phelan. 1x Gp2, 3x Gp3 and 2x Gp4. As the year draws to an end the American Show scene is hotting up. Kilkenny’s Across The Universe to Setanta was Best of Breed at Pontiac KC, Greater Muskegon KC-where she also picked up a Gp3-, Kalamazoo KC, Grand Rapids KC, Dayton KC, Sandusky & Central Ohio. Abberann The Lion Ling was Best Opposite twice with Abberann Torcan also getting the award twice along with Abberann Lament for Owen Roe taking it three times. At Dayton Daulton’s Caoimhe of Pine Meadow was BOBOH and then went on to take OHG3. She was Best of Breed at Lima Kennel Club with Abberann Lament for Owen Roe Best Opposite.

Down in Florida Finnabair Double D Friend of a Friend notched up a Group 2 & 4.He was also BOB at Seminole Dog Fanciers and Greater Ocala where he took another Group 4. Kilkenny’s Irish American at Castlerock was Best Bitch at Seminole and also BOB at the first show of the back to back. A cluster in Philadelphia began at Penn Treaty KC with success for Ber-D-Mar Sweet William O’Shea with Tipperary American Girl Best Bitch. At Greater Philadelphia Dog Fanciers Association American Girl took BOB (with OHG3) over William O’Shea. Kennel Club of Philadelphia was once again a triumph for William O’Shea with American Girl BOS and this was repeated at kennel Club of Philadelphia.

The “brains” side were also out. Griff did some Fast Cat qualifiers and Ginny earned her AKC Scent Work Container Novice (SCN) title!

Congratulations everybody!!

 

 
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Posted by on November 20, 2017 in Dog Shows, General Glen Things

 

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Nearly the end of October

Admittedly at October draws to a close Glen of Imaal Terrier results aren’t as numerous as the summer months but still some keep out there bringing the breed to view. Last week we applauded 11 year old Johnny Be Good for his BOB well this week the veterans lead in again with 10 year old Donvaleset Brier at Midland Counties. Rock Buster from Romainville was Best Dog with Romainville Rock On Lizzie RBB (and BP) with Romainville Fast N’Furious at Wickholm Reserve Best Dog.

Just one result from Finland, at IDS Seinajoki Best of Breed was Highlanders Dream Casper. Over in the States Delaware Ohio Kennel Club saw Daulton’s Caoimhe of Pines Meadow was BOB and OHG2. Brandon Florida Kennel Club was 2 Best of Breeds for Finnabair Double D Friend of a Friend with Kilkenny Irish American Classic at Castlerock & Finnabair DD Shut Up & Kiss Me Best Opposites. 7 month old Abberann Lament for Owen Roe was a rising star in Valparaiso where he took Best of Breed(over Champions) and Kilkenny’s Across The Universe to Setanta took a Best of Breed & Group 3. Canada saw Gleann Holy Hannah notch up a Group 2 AND a Group 3 at Island Dog Club

Kelli Whitfield sends news of a great coursing and agility weekend “2 FAST AKC Agility Q’s with first place for Griffin plus 4 AKC FAST CAT Q’s which gave Griffin his AKC BCAT! (Cooper earned some ribbons too!)”

Well done all!

 
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Posted by on October 30, 2017 in Dog Shows, General Glen Things

 

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Let’s hear it for Glen of Imaal Terriers

Glen of Imaal Terriers are on a roll at the moment. In the end it was nine group placements for the breed last weekend and it’s continuing on.

First call out must go to Abberann Phelan who is spreading the “Glen Gospel” in Canada with a Group 3, group 2, two Group 1s and a Reserve Best In Show. In the States Kilkenny’s Across The Universe at Setanta was having a ball as well with a Group 3 at Mattoon Kennel Club and a Group 2 at Sandemac KC. Abberann Torcan was Best Opposite both days. Across The Universe was also BOB at Illinois Capitol Kennel Club with Abberann The Lion King Best Dog. Not a bad weekend at all for the US arm of Abberann! Over in Washington State Keadeen’s Second Star To The Right was repeating her Montgomery success with a Group 1 & 2

Glen folk continually celebrate the power of the Veterans and at Birmingham Gundog & Terrier 11 year old Johnny Be Good at Romainville was Best of Breed. Best Bitch and Best Puppy was Jeonty Jyn a New Hope. Discover Dogs was on in London and the Glen booth was busy, busy, busy for both days. Appreciation to the dogs and people who flew the flag there and they were Sean Percy and Lesley with Leia, Geraldine & Alan Statham Cook with Misty, Lynne, Gordon & Katey Fraser with Dylan, Sarah Henson with TinTin and Gabriel (who was an honorary Glen for the day), the Locke family with Fina and Nicki Montford who was main supporter and assistant.

The brains side of the breed is also doing well with Ginny earning her AKC Scent Work Exterior Novice title in Maine on Saturday and something totally new to report. Keadeen’s Darling Violet earning her CGCA. This is an AKC Community Canine test, does the breed have anymore?

Congratulations everybody.

 

 
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Posted by on October 23, 2017 in Dog Shows, General dog things, General Glen Things

 

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Catching up, Group Placings and National Terrier

Kate Flack sends Glen of Imaal Terrier news:- Late report from the large Kentuckiana 4- day cluster in Louisville, Kentucky, March 16 – 19. HG: A big well run show … and though I had hoped for some spring weather, Louisville greeted us with temps in the low 40s – mid 50s … not quite spring weather. Over the 4 days, the BOB awards were split evenly between GCH Kilkenny’s Across the Universe at Setanta and GCH Keadeen’s Sir Emmet Mingus Glas. Grand champion points were earned each Keadeen’s Second Start to the Right and GCH Daulton’s Wild Night of Galore, as each had Select three times and once for OS. Finally, a cheer for puppy bitch Abberann Be Brave, who showed with spirit, taking Best of Winners on Saturday and collecting her first point. CONGRATULATIONS to all.

In the UK it was National Terrier and two very pleased exhibitors. Golden Spurs took his first CC and Best of Breed with Wickholm Breaking Dawn taking her second CC. The two Reserves (respectively) were awarded to Romainville Fast’n’Furious at Wickholm & Jeonty Minnie MeMe. Best Puppy was Sigrid Helga at Pantcottage. Over in Ireland it was Portadown and Daulton’s Midnight Sky of Galore took the BOB award home over Best Dog Abberann Conan. In Finland at Jamikeskus Pearytail Cruella de Gleann (great name) took Best of Breed.

More US news and three Group placings of 1, 2 & 4 for Finnabair Double D Friend of a Friend at an Oklahoma Cluster. Western Pennsylvania Kennel Association saw Tipperary American Girl take Best of Breed and add to her Owner Handler Group placements with an OHG4 on one day & OHG3 the next. The two Opposites were  her son Tipperary Ballyfinboy Liam of Cnoc and half brother Tipperary Columbo.

Kelli & Griffin were also out and about “A lovely clean run for Griffin in standard today so that makes for a new title, NAP! This Q and run are dedicated in memory of Griffin’s sire: GCH Rainbow Springs Wicklows Warrior of Ber-D-Mar; run free at the bridge Big Finn. 😘 XOXO” Finn & Kelli’s run are on YouTube

Brilliant weekend everybody.

 

 
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Posted by on April 3, 2017 in Dog Shows, General Glen Things

 

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Busy or what!

Things got a bit behind hand reporting on Glen of Imaal Terrier wins but now the highs of Crufts have already started to recede into memory (except for the Sage family of course) it’s time to catch up.

As it’s just been St Patrick’s Day we’ll start there with a BOB for Abberann Reach for the Stars Ryanne and Best Opposite for Abberann Conan but at Celtic Winners the day after Conan showed the breed’s Veteran Power by taking BOB over Daulton’s Midnight Sky of Galore. Jumping over to mainland Europe and it was Best of Breed for Highlander’s Dream Casper in Lithuania whilst Gleann Dear Dandelion was BOS. Riga International was a win for Gleann Dear Dandelion with Best Dog going to Rosears Master of the House. Lehre in Germany saw McJake’s Angels Son Djuke take Best Opposite to My Dear Fellow Brunhilde de Coco Best of Breed.

Jeff Dairiki sends news: Ciarán, (GCHB Keadeen’s Blue Boy for Bluesette CA RATCH) has had a nice run of shows.  After returning from his AOM at Westminster, he took BOB at all four days of the Albany, Oregon cluster at the end of February, finishing his bronze grand championship.  (He also was awarded an OHG1 on the first day of that cluster.)  Last weekend, he continued his streak by taking BOB (and OHG2) both days at the Seattle KC shows.

A couple of back to back shows at Monticello (New York) Kennel Club had Abberann Derbla Group place at both events with a 4 and a 2. Down in Florida Kilkenny’s Irish American Classic at Castlerock was Gp4 at Palm Beach County whilst in Kentucky Kilkenny’s Across the Universe at Setanta was BOB at Mid-Kentucky KC with Daulton’s Wild Night of Galore BOS. Keadeen Sir Emmet Mingus Glas was BOBOH and took OHG3. At Louisville KC Emmet again repeated his OHG3 but was also BOB with Across The Universe taking Best Opposite.

Kate Flack writes:-Ended the Louisville Ky show today, and I could not be prouder of Emmet – GCH CH Keadeen’s Sir Emmet …. Flew in to this 3200+ dog show and four days later we leave with 2 Best of Breed awards, & 3 Best in Breed Owner Handled (OH). On top of that we won 3 group placements In the large and competitive OH terrier group each of the 3 days it was offered. Watching and participating in the regular terrier groups with nationally known handlers and top ranked dogs was a privilege. Wonderful to see the top dogs in their breeds all competing for 4 spots and a shot at Best in Show

Great going everybody!!!

 

 
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Posted by on March 20, 2017 in Dog Shows, General Glen Things

 

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