Montgomery (October 7th) has a very nice entry indeed for Bruce Sussman with a total of 46 Glens. South Wales Kennel Association has 12 Glen of Imaal Terriers for judge Tom Johnston. Terrier Day is Friday 5th October and Glens are second in Ring 27.
…is Montgomery Terrier Show but more importantly the Glen of Imaal Terrier Club of America Speciality Show!
Dermot had a great Montgomery Cluster with 3 Glen of Imaal Terrier Best of Breeds so it is nice to have a photograph of him there
Also Nick & Ann White (plus Homer) made the trek over so, in honour of dedication, and to show everybody the glorious weather they were experiencing whilst we were getting wet, wet, wet
The weekend before they flew to America Diva came down with a pyometra so it was a worrying time for them whilst out there. Hopefully Diva, excellently nursed by daughter Susan, will be fine.
Montgomery itself is actually only on the Sunday but three other shows make up the “Montgomery Cluster”. The Glen of Imaal Terriers results are:-
HATBORO I: Best of Breed Ch Rainbow Springs Dermot RE NJP. Best Opposite Sex Ch Rainbow Springs Kylee of Cnoc CD, RE. Best of Winners Rainbow Springs Wicklow Warrior of Ber-D-Mar
HATBORO II: Best of Breed Ch Abberann Conan. Best Opposite Sex Ch Rainbow Springs Kylee of Cnoc CD, RE. Best of Winners Liberty Darren of Daulton
DEVON: Best of Breed Ch Rainbow Springs Dermot RE NJP. Best Opposite Sex Daulton’s Maeve of Cill Dara. Best of Winners Rainbow Springs Wicklow Warrior of Ber-D-Mar
MONTGOMERY: Best of Breed Ch Rainbow Springs Dermot RE NJP. Best Opposite Sex Ch Daultons Maeve of Cill Dara. Best of Winners Rainbow Springs Wicklow Warrior of Ber-D-Mar
A fabulous weekend for Peg Carty (Rainbow Springs) and a glass must be raised to approaching nine years old Dermot. Veteran Glens rule!!
Montgomery itself has pulled that big Glen of Imaal Terrier entry but the entire “Montgomery Circuit” (Hatboro 1 & 2, Devon & Montgomery) have seen large entries and this has meant that Glens have been re-assigned to a new judge. This judge only officiated at the beginning of September and, until then, had only ever judged 4 Glens. To anybody in the UK this would be considered really odd and the exhibitors would certainly rebel. Somebody in England, on hearing what was happening, remarked that the US judging list must be as bad as ours but it isn’t the same system over there. Thanks to Bruce Sussman for the following explanation:-
James Reynolds was among some 300 other judges who were already licensed for the entire Terrier Group and automatically became licensed for Glens (after taking a written exam about the breed), when the breed was recognized in ’04. This is why we are always especially grateful when one or more of ‘the 300’ show up at a seminar, request a judges ed packet or mentoring. They aren’t required to but do it for the right reasons. Anyone else, who does not have the entire Terrier Group, must go through the protocol of seminars, exams, mentoring etc to get licensed. These folks represent about 98% of the people who attend our seminars but only about 20% of the judges we actually show under. The only other rule is that a judge may not adjudicate the same breed within 200 miles for 30 days of each event.(The show a month previous was over 200 miles).
Three of our four judges at MCKC weekend have limited to no experience. On such a big weekend, I wish this wasn’t so, but that’s the way it is. For the first couple of years after recognition, the show chairs of these shows were very mindful that we were a ‘new breed’ and sought out judges who had experience or had been educated. But five years down the pike we’ve become ‘just another breed’ that needs a judge and it’s the Swedish Valhunds and Irish Red and Whites getting more individual attention.
Many thanks to Joey McKinney for the photograph of Dermot that now graces the original Montgomery posting. If anybody wants to send a photograph of their Glen of Imaal Terrier doing a Glen of Imaal Terrier thing (any Earthdog photographs out there?) the best effort will be made to include them!
A big weekend of showing for Glen of Imaal Terriers in both Europe and the US. Terrier Day at the Eurodogshow was Friday but in the States Montgomery is THE show of the circuit. Best of Breed, his third that weekend, was Dermot. AM CH Rainbow Springs Dermot RA NJP(Marfidal Quizzical Querk/Gleann Butterfly) is seven years old and certainly belongs to the maturity is best brotherhood. If you scroll down to the bottom of the page some Glens can be seen at http://www.akc.org/events/conformation/montgomery_county/2008/