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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!

 

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Posted by on October 8, 2018 in Dog Shows, General Glen Things

 

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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

 
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Posted by on October 1, 2018 in Dog Shows, General Glen Things

 

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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.

 
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Posted by on August 6, 2018 in Dog Shows, General Glen Things

 

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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!!

 

 

 

 
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Posted by on May 29, 2018 in Dog Shows, General Glen Things

 

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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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