It may have been easter but some Glen of Imaal Terriers (and their people) were out and about flying the flag. In Ireland at Combined Canine Abberann Cosmic Cowboy was Best of Breed whilst in the UK Amhard Manhattan was taking BP, BOB & Puppy Group 4. Two days of showing at Imatra (Finland) resulted in a Best of Breed for Finnabair North American Nebulon on Day 1 and the International Show on day 2 had Meomodo Boho’s Trick or Treat take BOB & his first CACIB. Over in Sweden at Malmo McCormac Setna Sithbacc took Best of Breed over his half sister Olga.
It’s been a busy few days for Glen of Imaal Terrier people. At Darlington Championship Show it was a Romainville Double with Billy Whizz taking Best of Breed & Jean Genie Best Bitch. The two Reserves were Pajantick Star Trooper and Romainville Fade To Grey. The Dutch Glen Association held their Annual Champions Club Match with the BIS rosette being awarded to Billy Tow vom Au Deich with his daughter Fear Fiuntair Candy Keva Best Opposite so another double there. Reserve Dog & Bitch were McJake’s Angels’s Son Djuke & McJake’s Aivy. Carlow was another Best of Breed for Abberann Phelan and Abberann Reach For The Stars Ryanne was Best Bitch
The Irish Sporting Glen Club had their big weekend of showing, weight pulling etc. and have sent some nice photographs. Best In Show went to Stiubhard Hit the Road Jack at Ardgraigue with Stiubhard Bellatrix L’Estrange Best Bitch. They’ll be more coverage of their event on Friday as the judge promised her critique so hopefully it’ll be available by then. At the Danish Kennel Club International Show McCormac Setna Sithbacc took the Copenhagen Winners title with Bowler Hats Boggie Woogie taking home Best Bitch.
Over in America belated news of two Group 2s for Finnabair Double D Friend of a Friend at Evergreen Colorado Kennel Club back to back.Whilst across the country at Timberland KC Keadeen’s Sir Emmet Mingus Glas was taking BOB & Owner Handler Group 1 over Keadeen’s Second Star To The Right. South Shore Kennel Club saw Daulton’s Wild Night Galore take Best of Breed but the star of the day was Best Opposite Kilkenny’s Granite Glen Lily who was BOB Owner Handler, then took the Terrier Group Owner Handler and finally ended up as RBISOH! Friday at South Shore had Ber-D-Mar Sweet William O’Shea take the BOB rosette home with Kilkenny’s Granite Glen Rooney Best Bitch. Cape Cod KC was another BOB for Daulton’s Wild Night Galore and another BB for Kilkenny’s Granite Glen Rooney and this was repeated again on Sunday. Licking River Kennel Club (love that name) saw another Group Placement when BOB Daulton’s Rory took OH Group 3, Daulton’s Caoimhe of Pine Meadow was Best Opposite on the first day with another Owner Handler Group placement, this time 4, on the second day for Rory with Emerald Isle Keeley with Daulton taking Best Bitch. Greater Lafayette Kennel Club had, yet another, Glen getting the nod for a Group placement with Abberann Torcan getting Gp2.
All these fabulous awards deserve fabulous congratulations but the honour of the day has to go to Kylee. Owner Laura Trainor writes:-CH Rainbow Springs Kylee of Cnoc CD RE OAP OJP OFP CGCA has earned her Senior Barn Hunt title at the Central Bark trial in Central Square, NY. Not too bad for a 12 year old!
Well done everybody and if you’re in the UK and thinking of entering Midland Counties Show (Terrier Day Thursday 22nd October) where Stephen Holmes is judging Glens you need to get a move on as entries close today
Romainville Billy Whizz
Billy Tow vom Au Deich, Fear Fiuntair Candy Keva
Rainbow Springs Kylee of Cnoc
Stiubhard Hit the Road Jack at Ardgraigue,
Stiubhard Bellatrix L’Estrange
At Leeds Championship Show Boudivella Oscar got his first CC (with Best of Breed) with Young May Moon taking the bitch ticket. Romainville Becks Blue for Zippor & Roaminville Razzamatazz taking the two Reserves. At the Danish Terrier Club Show McCormac Setna Sithbacc was Best of Breed whilst in Germany Spirit of Ireland Angel was taking Best veteran & Best of Breed. In Lithuania Pearytail Candy McCoy took the top award at one show and also obtained the last Lithuanian Junior CAC so became a Lithuanian, Estonian, Latvian and Baltic Junior Champion at another where Pearytail Black Cat was BOB. The Pearytails had a good weekend because at the same time Pearytail Cherry Bomb was Best of Breed in Helsinki.
Over in America a cluster of shows at Portand (Oregon) saw two Best of Breeds for Keadeen Blue Boy of Bluesette and one for Keadeen Sir Emmet Mingus Glas.
Pride of place has to be given though to the fabulous Oliver as Monique writes the following:- “Even though it was 95 degrees at the Performance Scent Dog trial yesterday in Littleton, MA, Oliver qualified in 2 classes and earned 1st place ribbons: Excellent Buildings & Excellent Distance (metallic level)! The judges were impressed with his strong work ethic. That’s my boy!
I was especially excited about him earning his Excellent Building leg. The 2 contiguous rooms were overflowing wit…h furniture and storage material, so it was difficult. After locating 2 hides and with 30 seconds left to go, Oliver sort of alerted near the door and a tall plastic container unit. Not convinced it was an alert on a scented hide, I moved him around the room while he barked at me. With a few seconds left, I brought him back to the area of interest and he sniffed around but didn’t give me a convincing alert, so I called finish thinking we had blown it. Nope. I was correct in not calling it and the judge told me afterwards that she thought he was simply waiting to leave b/c he had finished searching. Whew.”
Beauty and brains, Glen of Imaal Terriers have them both!
…so let’s celebrate the Glen of Imaal Terrier winners!!!!
At The Danish Terrier Club Show McCormac Setna Sithbacc was Best of Breed, in Genk (Belgium) My Dear Fellow Ashton de Coco got the nod for the big rosette and Gleann Willie the Whale became a Swedish Champion. My Dear Fellow Billy The Kid McJake took the top award at Rijnland whilst at the Celtic Winners Ch Abberann Phelan was BOB with Stiubhard Bellatrix L’Estrange taking Best Opposite. At Retford Amhard Justin Thyme took home the BOB rosette.
Over in America at Seattle Kennel Club 2 day show Ch Keadeen’s Blue Boy for Bluesette was BOB and Owner Handler Group 2 on the Saturday and BOB with OH2 on the Sunday was Ch Keadeen’s Sir Emmet Mingus Glas. A cluster of shows at Louisville (Kentucky) Mid-Kentucky KC, Louisville KC, Evansville KC and a second Louisville saw the main results shared out between Ch Daulton’s Tupelo Honey of Galore and GCH Abberann Torcan with three BOBs and one BOS to Torcan and one BOB to Honey with three BOS.
Kilkennys Granite Aine of Claddagh wasn’t in the showring she was getting a RATS qualification. Well done her and congratulations to everybody!!
Glen of Imaal Terrier people are still out and about. Slightly belated news with the Danish Winners and McCormac Setna Sithbacc taking the Top Award. Puppy Shows in Finland with a Best for McJake´s Angel-Lina and then a Group 2 and on the following day Gleann Elite Ellie was Best Puppy. At the International Dog Show in Poznań Solangana Sagittarius was Best of Breed
In America a back to back at Tennessee Valley Kennel Club saw Daulton’s Dark Lily of Caradoc take BOB both days and at Delaware (Ohio) Emerald Isle Keely with Daulton had a great run with BOB, OH group 3 and terrier Group 4. Also picking up news of a Puppy Group placing in America, c’mon don’t be shy as we all love to share!
The breed was represented at a big pet event at the NEC most ably by Gill and Inga plus requisite humans. What can we “mere Glen owners” do other than stand in awe with news like the following “Oliver earned an Advanced Distance title Saturday at the Performance Scent Dogs trial in Auburn, New Hampshire. He qualified in 4 classes, placing second twice and third once. He did not place in the fourth class since mom was too busy playing with the leash that she ignored his attempts to alert her to the scent hidden in the metal scoop on the floor” from Monique and this week he is joined by Bucky (Clugadan Buckaroo Bonzai). “Bucky earned his NACSW Nosework 2 Title today, becoming the second West Coast Glen to do so. He turned in an outstanding performance, receiving a “Pronounced” in three of the four trial elements as well as coming in third in vehicle searches. He was one of 12 dogs in a field of 36 who qualified today.”
People & glens from all over the country converged on Swinehead for the EFG funday on Saturday – some of them won’t be home yet and more pictures will be up as they come in.
The weather gods smiled and ten Glens turned up in the special Glen class.
Plans were laid for a special event to commemorate the twentieth aniversay of the EFG in 2016
Glen of Imaal Terrier folk; you have to love them for their dedication. At the International Show at Tvaaker (Sweden) McCormac Setna Sithbacc was BOB with Bilbo’s Roisin Best Opposite and now a Swedish Champion. In Finland Stiubhard Cutie Pie at Gleann led the way with Pearytail Batman at Gleann Best Dog. Ireland and Irish Ladies All Breed Show had Ch Abberann Phelan get the nod for BOB with his sister Dervla Best Bitch.
Over in America a busy weekend: At Woodstock Dog Club BOB was awarded to GCH Daulton’s Emerald Green with Kilkenny’s Granite Great Gatsby Best Opposite. Astabula and Grand River saw a double for GCH Emerald Isle Keely with Daulton and also two Owner Handler Group placements. Green Mountain was a nod to the big ribbon for Kilkenny’s Granite Glen Rooney and Brookhaven KC had GCH Rainbow Spring’s Wicklow Warrior of Ber-D-Mar take BOB and Group 2 with Ch Ber-D-Mar My Dream of You Aoife taking Best Bitch. At the second Brookhaven Show Aoife was again BOS to Cormac McCarthy’s BOB.
Glen of Imaal Terriers (and their folk) like getting out and about. In Finland at Turkuu International Best of Breed was Gleann Una Noonan with Rosears Humpty Dumpty getting the nod for Best Opposite. SKK International Show at Malmo saw McCormac Setna Sithbacc take the big rosette and in Germany Fire & Ice Lady Killer was top of the heap at Hamm.
Over in the States GCH Daulton’s Emerald Green had three Best of Breeds at Columbia, Greater Monroe and Fayetteville with a Group 4 & 3 Owner Handler at the latter two. The biggest applause has to be for Gerrardstown Maiden Fair who added RATI to the rear of her name at eleven and a half years young!
Many Glen of Imaal Terrier people may look on January and February as the relaxing months of the year but it isn’t for one team. Griffin and Kelli have taken four (yes 4!!) Working titles already this year. Nosework 1, Junior Earthdog, Novice Jumpers Preferred and Barn Hunt Novice makes for one seriously impressive haul! Kennel mate Winston has also been adding to his tally with a Senior Barn Hunt title and also Nose work 1. What a credit to the breed Kelli makes these two. Laura Trainor and Niamh have also been impressing at the Wesminster Agility Championships which are held on the run up to the “showring stuff”. Have a look how their qualifying run went
At Turku International Show in Finland BOB was Marfidal Koitiva Vaara with BOS was Rosears Humpty Dumpty. The Danish International Show at Fredericia saw McCormac Setna Sithbacc take the BOB rosette home. At the Tallin 2015 Winter Cup siblings Glenrosedale Ardal Ridire Ain Ri and Glenrosedale Aoibheann Nion Ros took home the Estonian titles.
GCH Finnabair Ardmore Ned has been “training” for Westminster with a remarkable TWO Best In Shows at Rocky Mountain Terrier Club and Colorado KC plus a Reserve Best In Show at Plum Creek Kennel Club. GCH Emerald Isle’s Keely with Daulton took a Group 2 at Livonia and CH Emerald Isle’s Wild Irish Rose got made up at the West Washington Cluster giving breeder Anne Marie Pember four AKC Champions to her name so qualification for the AKC Breeder of Merit award. Glentyrs Lady Isabelle at Castlerock received the BOB rosette at Lakeland Winter Haven Kennel Club and Keadeen’s Blue Boy For Bluesette took two Best of Breeds at the aforementioned Washington Cluster.
Best of Breed at West Midlands Terrier was Pajantick Star Trooper and at Sporting Terrier of Yorkshire Ahard Just in Thyme was BOB and BP. If any emails have been misplaced during the winter break do send them again and they will (of course) be included and very soon as this week is Westminster. Yes, the AKC biggie begins today and Terriers are on Tuesday but if you need to get your eye in and make sure the streaming is being picked up live breed judging can be seen from this afternoon. Hopefully Wednesday will see the results and photographs on here…hint…hint
Glen of Imaal Terrier owners are still keen to get out and about. First Australian news for a while with a BOB for Ch Kiadale Wee Fallon at the New England Celtic & All Breeds Club in New South Wales. It was the Danish Winners Weekend with BOB going to McCormac Setna Sithbacc at the Herning International Show and McCormac Raitnait Kilraghts taking the Winners BOB. At the Riverside KC Halloween Show in California Jeonty Sunny Sky Baby took the Top Ribbons.
Glen of Imaal Terrier people like to keep out and about” At South Wales Kennel Association the Challenge Certificates went to both ends of the age scale with veteran Donvaleset Rebus taking the dog ticket & BOB whilst the bitch ticket went to the puppy bitch Bonny Nell. At the back to back International Shows in Ireland it was The big rosette for Ch Abberann Karl on day one and Abberann Phelan on Day 2. The Danish Terrier Club also had back to back shows and McCormac Setna Sithbacc was Best of Breed both days.
Over in America GCH Finnabair Ardmore Ned took two Group 2s at Arcadia, Florida and GCH Daultons Emerald Green was BOB and Owner Handler Group 2 at Mad River KC. Finnabair Winston O’Reilly CD BN RN TD NJP JE THD RATN CGC turned his Novice barnhunt title into Open (RATO) over the weekend, what can’t this boy do?