For the first time in months no European Glen of Imaal Terrier show news but over in America things continue on. Always nice to hear of the breed doing other things and Monique Anthony sends news of yet another string to Oliver’s multi-talented bow.
Oliver (Rainbow Springs Oliver Twist SE RN) and I competed in our first K9 Nose Work trial held at an agricultural high school in Dighton, Massachusetts on Sunday. There were 4 different search areas and the dogs had 3 minutes maximum in each region to locate a hidden birch scented cotton swab after which the handler must call “Alert”. Out of 46 dogs competing, Oliver was one of only 14 that passed all 4 search tests (containers, interior building, exterior area & vehicle) earning his Nosework 1 title from the National Association of Canine Scentwork.
Also news doesn’t often arrive from the West Coast Glen community but Del Valle occured over the weekend. Best of Breed Ch Finnabair Waking Kilmurray, Best Opposite to Champion Broc Rua Gone With The Wind with Best of Winners to Maille of Cnoc