What a busy weekend

Top spot for the Glen of Imaal Terrier catch up must be America this week. The beginning of October is the biggie in the US terrier world of what is known as the Montgomery Cluster which is four shows. Number one was the first Hatboro with a win for Kilkenny’s Across The Universe of Setanta with Ber-D-Mar William O’Shea Best Opposite. Hatboro 2 saw Abberann Phelan (down from Canada) make a strike for the males with Keadeen Second Star To The Right Best Bitch. Devon was a repeat of Hatboro One and that it was Montgomery and it was a triumph for the Glens that had come all the way over from the North West of America when Second Star To The Right was awarded Best of Breed (3 out of the 4 days going to bitches) and Best Dog to Keadeen Sir Emmet Mingus Glas. What a fabulous day for the Tighes to have bred both winners at such a show.

It was a double at South Wales Kennel Association as well. Gleann Dynamo Man at Jeonty took his 3rd ticket and Best of Breed whilst Jeonty Jyn a New Hope was the Bitch CC winner and Best Puppy; father and daughter The two Reserves were also a double as Boudivella Osca and Romainville Uptown Girl are a son and mother. The Gleann affix had a marvellous weekend as Gleann Holy Hannah was Group 2 in Canada, Best Puppy in Group and became a Canadian Champion one day and a Gp4 and BPIG the next, whilst in Norway Gleann Easter Eamon was Best of Breed and became a Nordic Champion to make three Champions in three different countries on the same weekend.

Tuulos had two days of shows with Jeonty Just a Dream Ansa taking BOB & Meomodo Trick or Treat taking Best Opposite one day with Rosears Master of the House & Rosears Everything U Wish The Other, BOB & BOS respectively on the other. Hyvinkaa Puppy Show saw Gleann Indico Indy get the nod for Best of Breed with Glenrosedale Dubheasa darina getting Best Bitch.

Montgomery is THE US Terrier event in more ways than one as they do agility and Barnhunt as well. Laura Trainor sends a report the Glen brains also did pretty good there with Ciaran and Quinn both getting a Q twice in Master Barnhunt, Niamh one in Master and Liam once in Instinct. Niamh also Q’d in Master Standard Agility twice and Master Jumpers once. Over in California Louise Lopez’s Sullivan was obtaining his “title ribbon for Nose Work Element Specialty Level 1 Interiors.”

Glen of Imaal Terriers Rock!!!!!

A reminder for the American cousins!

Conformation entries for the four shows (Hatboro 1 & 2, Devon & Montgomery) in the cluster close TODAY at noon. The judges for Glen of Imaal Terriers are

Hatboro Day 1, William de Villeneuve (NY)

Hatboro Day 2, Kerry Lee (AUS).

Devon, Elizabeth “Beth” Sweigart (PA). She was to have judged at the rained out Devon show last year.

Montgomery, Rick McKinney(MA), Sweeps and Veteran sweeps, Christine Erickson (AZ)


It’s Montgomery Weekend

The BIG weekend of shows in the USA, as far as Terrier people are concerned, is the cluster now on in Pennsylvania which culminates Sunday with Montgomery. Hatboro 1 has already happened with the Glen of Imaal Terrier Best of Breed and shortlisting in the Group for Curry-GCH Coleraines Mandalay Royalty- and Best Opposite to Fergus-GCH Cill Dara’s Fergus of Daulton.

Montgomery is one of those events that pulls people from all over the world so if you need to talk to a Terrier person this weekend they may not be available.

A group of spectators at Montgomery


The “other side” of Montgomery

Many people from Europe travel over to Montgomery to see some of the most beautiful terriers in the world but there is another side to all this; the performance events. If you want to see breed, not just Glen of Imaal Terriers, doing tracking, agility, earthdog etc. these are the events around that weekend.

All-breed AKC tracking test on Mon 10/4 (Elkton  MD, about 1’15 min from Montgomery):Contact  Christine Gates, Event Secretary @ (302) 738-6885   

 All Terrier AKC Agility premiums for Tues 10/5 – Fri 10/8 (Kimberton PA,  ~30 min from Montgomery):


 All-Terrier AKC Rally premium for Wed 10/6 (Kimberton PA,  ~30 min from Montgomery):


 All-Terrier AKC Obedience premium for Thurs 10/7 (Kimberton PA,  ~30 min from Montgomery):


 Hatboro Dog Club All-breed Obedience & Rally on Fri 10/8 (Wrightstown PA, ~40 min from Montgomery):


 Delaware Valley German Shepherd Dog Club All-breed Obedience & Rally on Sat 10/9 (Horsham PA, ~15 min from Montgomery):

Contact  Bonnie Ludwig, Event Secretary @ (610) 265-9544