It has to be the lead in….

Glen of Imaal Terrier people can be so proud that the lead to the “round up” this week just has to be Working News as we have certainly been out and about in that sphere with a vengeance. First Ollie NACSW Nose Work 3 Exterior (NW3-E) Element title on Monday October 19th in Martinsville, New Jersey and with the cooler weather, he was very energetic and eager to find the hidden birch, anise, and clove scents. Then Griffin with NW2 in Griffin. A near miss for Winston with 3 out of 4 elements in NW2 but he was 2nd fastest in vehicle search whilst Tula got 3 out of 4 in NW3. It doesn’t finish there as Niamh earned her PCD Obedience title. That’s Pre Novice, which will be renamed Preferred Novice come Dec 1. Same exercises as for the CD title except the Stay is not with other dogs (how sensible of the AKC.)

Glens have been showing as well with a Group 1 for Abberann Torcan in Valparaiso, a Group 4 for Emerald Isle Keely with Daulton and a Group 2 OH Keadeen’s Blue Boy for Bluesette in Washington. Even the babies are at it with a Puppy Group 3 for Gleann Elite Ellie in Finland. At other shows My Dear Fellow Brunhilde de Coco was BOB at Hanover, Gleann Una Noonan took the BOB at Seinajoku International with Gleann Cotton Cody Best Opposite and at Midland Counties Romainville Billy Whizz was BOB with Gleann Maggie May Best Bitch and Boudivella Oscar Best Puppy.

The Autumn Discover Dogs took place at ExCell & Lynn Fraser writes ”

On Saturday there were the following: Sally and Alan Barnaby with Murphy and Whizzer ( an honorary glen)

Sean Percy with Leia accompanied by their friend Lesley

Geraldine and Alan Cook (who sadly lost their Glen earlier in the year) who brought everything down and set up the stand

Gordon and Me with Dylan and Misty and on Sunday Gordon, Misty, Dylan and I were joined by

 Kate and Duncan Emms with Daisy and her pup Fergus (6 months)

Beth and Ian Rogers with Basil

Nicki and Richard Montford (without hound, but who were a great help)

Just have to applaud all that news!

 

Serious brains!

Some Glen of Imaal Terrier people were STILL out and about over Christmas.
Louise Lopez writes: Bucky completed 3 of the Nose Work elements successfully and earned a first place ribbon (well under 10 seconds) for his interior search! And his brother, Sullivan, while not quite as fast, completed all 4 elements (interior, exterior, vehicle, container) and earned his Nose Work I title. We took weekly classes for over 2 years and did lots of extra practicing before I trialled them. It’s a great sport for all sorts of dogs who are interested in following their noses. Oliver,Tula and Sullivan have titles now.

Nosework (not really known here by most) is “Inspired by working detection dogs, K9 Nose Work is the fun search and scenting activity for virtually all dogs and people”. The sport doesn’t seem to have a website in the UK but can be found at https://www.facebook.com/NoseworkUK

What fabulous news for the last update post of 2013! The “Of the Year” Glens will be getting their own post so if anybody would like to let us know if their animal was number one in their respective country….