National Terrier 2012 Results

Glen of Imaal Terrier people had an early start with the breed being first in the ring at 9.00am. Judge Bill Browne-Cole was very decisive and many people, whether they approved his placings or not, said how they liked the way he judged. Glens always like “finger judges” (people who judge, stand back and then place with the pointing of the finger and sir, madam etc. rather than endless standing, contemplating and reading notes).

Best Dog was awarded to Veteran aged Int Ch Brockland Brayhead Lad with a new “young lady”(21 months) raising to the top in the bitches. Romainville Aoife at Pajantick moved to Berkshire in December and hasn’t done much over the winter but last weekend took Terrier Group 4 at Slough and then to take Best of Breed at National Terrier so what  a week. It was a youthful day in the main with the Reserve Bitch going to Ch Winnie Make Music by Jeonty (coming up 2) and the Reserve Dog to the Best Puppy Romainville Billy Whizz so a great show for Kathy George (Romainville). A nice selection of general Glen photographs can be seen

National Terrier tomorrow

National Terrier (at Stafford County Showground) takes place tomorrow. Glen of Imaal Terriers are first in the ring at 9.00am so set the alarms. Judge Bill Browne-Cole isn’t a slow judge so should finish in tthe 90 minutes allocated. The meeting after judging, to decide what the membership thinks the next step for the EFG should be, will be at 11.00am. This allows time for giving the dogs a walk etc. after judging. Obviously Jean will be benchside tomorrow morning for any last minute details.

We’ll try…

The recent discussions on cost has led to the suggestion coming in of actually comparing various years to see if entries do drop on the expensive shows. It’s a good idea so we’ll see what we can do. National Terrier 2012 entries were announced on Tuesday and there were 30 Glen of Imaal Terriers entered for judge Bill Browne-Cole. This compares with 15 in 2011, 24 in 2010 & 32 in 2009 so the entry is excellent. NT though didn’t do the sneaky.

Still 67 days until Christmas but….

…National Terrier 2012 Schedules are now available!

They haven’t moved the date of the show, still the first Saturday of April, so this is pre-planning and a half. The judge for Glen of Imaal Terriers is to be Bill Browne-Cole. That’s an interesting appointment for NT who often try to give breed specialists. Bill  though, has judged Glens a few times. The first was back in the days when Birmingham City used to schedule the breed and jaws dropped when it was realised that the ultra-professional breeder of the ultra-prepared Wire Fox was doing us. For the first (and only) time there was actually a selection of Fox Terrier men ringside to see what Bill would do and what his reaction to us would be? Back then showing was quite a bit more formal than it is now, particularly in the handler breeds, but we knew everything would be alright when audibly from ringside came the comment of “Bill’s smiling!!”