Leading on the “Montgomery Weekend” as this is THE one on the American circuit to see big entries of Glen of Imaal Terriers and this year was no exception. Hatboro 1 starts it off and it was a BOB for Abberann Torcan with his daughter, Kilkenny Across The Universe at Setanta Best Opposite Sex. Hatboro 2 saw Cormac McCarthy waved to the Top Spot and the nod going to Tipperary Cora Countess of Grantham for Best Bitch. Number 3 Show of the weekend is Devon with the Glen entry higher again. Abberann Torcan added to his tally with once again his daughter, Kilkenny Across The Universe at Setanta, Best Bitch. Number 4 is the mighty Montgomery Terrier Show and nothing could be found to top the best weekend of their careers (up to yet) of Abberann Torcan & Kilkenny Across The Universe at Setanta as they were waved again to the two top spots!
Kilkenny Best of my Love and Kilkenny Love and Happiness flew the breed flag in the Brace Group and were rewarded with Group 2
The AKC system has dogs “in the classes” and from the classes Winner Dog & Bitch is decided and these two compete for BOW. It is the points gained in the classes that make you a Champion and then you go into the Best of Breed class (often known as Specials). So the Winners are equally important when trying to make a dog up in the States. Hatboro 1 was a great start for recent import Gleann Cotton Cody with Winners Dog and Daulton’s Caoimhe of Pine Meadow Winners Bitch. Hatboro 2 WB Daulton’s Caoimhe of Pine Meadow again and WD Coleraine Here Comes The Sun. Here Comes The Sun was WD again at Devon with Finnabair Shorlyne Summer In The Caatskills WB. Montgomery saw Finnabair Caatskill Lightening on the Shorelyne and Finnabair Shorlyne Caatskill Comedy Tonight take the two Winners awards with Summer and Lightening also taking the Sweepstake Best of Sex and Best Opposite. (Sure somebody will tell me if all those similar names are in the wrong way around!)
Back in the UK South Wales Kennel Association was rather a good day for the Pajantick pair with Star Trooper taking the Dog CC with Best of Breed and Pajantick Razamataz Best Puppy. Bitch CC, making a long trip over from Ireland positively easy on the way home, was Stiubhard Bellatrix L’Estrange with the two Reserves to Boudivella Osca and Romainville Fade To Grey. A big first at the show was a Glen competing AND WINNING the YKC Stakes-the first one ever for the breed. Congratulations to Romainville Becks Blue For Zippor.
In Finland Tuulos Puppy Show saw Highlanders Dream Casper the Glen of the day and in the Turkku area the Glen people got together for a walk and a day out which is always nice.
Glen Brains were also working well as Laura Trainor reports:- Reporting on the other than conformiation competitions of the week. Jeff Dairiki & Sandra Distefano’s GCH Keadeen’s Blue Boy for Bluesette CA was the first Glen to earn his RATCH Barn Hunt title. Their Kilkenny’s Love and Happiness earned his RATO title. Laura Trainor’s CH Rainbow Springs Kylee of Cnoc CD RE OAP OJP OFP RATS CGCA earned another Barn Hunt Master qualifying score. Her GCH PACH Niamh of Cnoc CD PCD BN RE MXP7 MXPS MJP6 MJPB JE RATS CGCA earned three more Agility Master Standard qualifying scores bringing her to a total of 75 which earns her the Master Standard Preferred Gold title. Whilst elsewhere in the US Kelli Whitfield sends: Finnabair Winston O’Reilly VCD1 CDX BN GN RE JE CA THDA RATS CGCA NW2 TDCH earned his Master Barn Hunt Title(RATM) today. The last two years Winston has been sidelined with cruciate tears first on the left side and then again this spring on the right side so this was a long time coming and this was Winston’s first event after his surgery this spring. Two stainless steel legs later and lots of rehab but barn hunt is so much fun for this guy.
Many, many congratulations everybody!!
Montgomery Terrier Show in early October is THE event for all Terrier people and particularly for Glen of Imaal Terrier owners as the American Glen Club has their Specialty at Montgomery itself. All week though they are shows and events for terriers so it is a great trip if anybody is thinking of visiting Philadelphia in the “early fall”. Full details from a Glen point of view can be found in the following flyer GITCASpecialtyFlyer20167-12-16
It was the big weekend for American Glen of Imaal Terrier enthusiasts with Montgomery Terrier Show (where the American Club Specialty is held) and the accompanying cluster of Hatboro 1 & 2, Devon and this year Morris & Essex which is only held every 5 years. Everything was looking good and then it happened; Hurricane Joaquin. Devon had to throw in the towel as it is held on a show site at the bottom of a hill but the two Hatboro Shows went ahead in, for the second one, truly awful conditions. Emerald Isle Keely with Daulton and Bar-D-Mar Sweet William O’Shea took BOB & BOS at Hatboro 1 and then swopped positions for Morris & Essex. Sweet William was again in the top awards at Hatboro 2 but had to bow a paw to his sister Bar-D-Mar Charm One of Wicklow.
There was an excellent entry of 47 for Montgomery. Finnabair Ardmore Ned came out of retirement to take Best of Breed and then on to make the first cut in the Group. Only the second time for the breed at this show. Best Opposite Sex was Keely. Liberty’s Darren of Daulton was Best Veteran with Best Puppy being awarded to Tipperary Sweet Rosie O’Grady. Tipperary That Girl was the winner of Bred By. American Shows also award “Select” and these went to Darren and Finnabair Song O’ My Heart. Brace was won by Laura Trainor’s Niamh & Kylee and they now get to keep the trophy!
Not all US Glens were at Montgomery though as Abberann Torcan was continuing to fly his very successful flag in the Mid West with 2 Group Ones and a Reserve Best in Show at Stone City, Illinois. The Abberann affix was also flying in Ireland with a Best of Breed for Abberann Phelan with Best Bitch being awarded to Daulton’s Midnight Sky of Galore. At Tuulos Group Show in Finland Gleann Damn Daisy took Top Honours. At IJsselshow 2015 (Zwolle, Netherlands) My Dear Fellow Billy The Kid McJake’s was the boy who took home the big rosette.
Congratulations everybody-a great weekend!
In America the Montgomery cluster is the big weekend of the year for all Terrier people, not just Glen of Imaal Terrier folk, and they were out in big numbers. Hatboro 1 starts it all off and it was BOB for Ch Abberann Torcan, BOS GCH Daulton’s Emerald Green with Best Winners for Ber-D-Mar My Dream of You Aoife. Hatboro 2 saw GCH Finnabair Ardmore Ned as BOB, his sister GCH Finnabair Song O’My Heart stood opposite him with Finnabair Song Of The Border as BOW. Devon saw Torcan again triumphant with GCH Emerald Isle Keely with Daulton Best Opposite & Ber-D-Mar Charm One of Wicklow getting Best Opposite. Montgomery is the biggie and it went to the veteran GCH Daulton’s Emerald Green, the first BOB handled by the owner, with GCH Finnabair Ardmore Ned taking Best Dog and Ber-D-Mar Charm One of Wicklow taking Best of Winners again. There are also various agility and working trials held around the weekend and Laura Trainor’s Niamh got a double double qualifier in Agility and then took her RATN (Barn Hunt title) along with kennel mate Kylee. Peg Carty’s Gem & Dorie qualified RATI.
At Zwolle in the Netherland Madrad Athas Aingael Alva Solais took BOB and in Finland Glenrosedale Aoibhean Nion Ros was BOB at the Tuulos Group Show. It’s not often results come in from Russia, at Pskov Marfidal Cream Tea was Best of Breed and became a Russian Champion
Great weekend everybody!
The Glen of Imaal Terrier results at Montgomery were a “Finnabair Affair”. BOB GCH Finnabair Ardmore Ned with his sister GCH Finnabair Song O’ My Heart BOS and Finnabair To Infinity and Beyond Best of Winners and Best Puppy. Best Veteran was awarded to Ch Rainbow Springs Kylee of Cnoc and she, with her daughter GCH Niamh of Cnoc, took Best Brace and then went onto Group 2 in the Brace Group. Congratulations!
This weekend is the big Terrier Event in America; Montgomery takes place and there will be more than a few Glen of Imaal Terriers to be seen. The cluster starts off with Hatboro 1 and 24 Glens, then the second Hatboro with 28 Glens. Devon, 31 Glens entered is on Saturday and Montgomery has 52 there. It’s an early start there with Glens first in at 8.30am