Big entries for the Montgomery Cluster.

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!!

Busy, busy weekend & Midland Counties closes today

It’s been a busy few days for Glen of Imaal Terrier people. At Darlington Championship Show it was a Romainville Double with Billy Whizz taking Best of Breed & Jean Genie Best Bitch. The two Reserves were Pajantick Star Trooper and Romainville Fade To Grey. The Dutch Glen Association held their Annual Champions Club Match with the BIS rosette being awarded to Billy Tow vom Au Deich with his daughter Fear Fiuntair Candy Keva Best Opposite so another double there. Reserve Dog & Bitch were McJake’s Angels’s Son Djuke & McJake’s Aivy. Carlow was another Best of Breed for Abberann Phelan and Abberann Reach For The Stars Ryanne was Best Bitch

The Irish Sporting Glen Club had their big weekend of showing, weight pulling etc. and have sent some nice photographs. Best In Show went to Stiubhard Hit the Road Jack at Ardgraigue with Stiubhard Bellatrix L’Estrange Best Bitch. They’ll be more coverage of their event on Friday as the judge promised her critique so hopefully it’ll be available by then. At the Danish Kennel Club International Show McCormac Setna Sithbacc took the Copenhagen Winners title with Bowler Hats Boggie Woogie taking home Best Bitch.

Over in America belated news of two Group 2s for Finnabair Double D Friend of a Friend at Evergreen Colorado Kennel Club back to back.Whilst across the country at Timberland KC Keadeen’s Sir Emmet Mingus Glas was taking BOB & Owner Handler Group 1 over Keadeen’s Second Star To The Right. South Shore Kennel Club saw Daulton’s Wild Night Galore take Best of Breed but the star of the day was Best Opposite Kilkenny’s Granite Glen Lily who was BOB Owner Handler, then took the Terrier Group Owner Handler and finally ended up as RBISOH! Friday at South Shore had Ber-D-Mar Sweet William O’Shea take the BOB rosette home with Kilkenny’s Granite Glen Rooney Best Bitch. Cape Cod KC was another BOB for Daulton’s Wild Night Galore and another BB for Kilkenny’s Granite Glen Rooney and this was repeated again on Sunday. Licking River Kennel Club (love that name) saw another Group Placement when BOB Daulton’s Rory took OH Group 3, Daulton’s Caoimhe of Pine Meadow was Best Opposite on the first day with another Owner Handler Group placement, this time 4, on the second day for Rory with Emerald Isle Keeley with Daulton taking Best Bitch. Greater Lafayette Kennel Club had, yet another, Glen getting the nod for a Group placement with Abberann Torcan getting Gp2.

All these fabulous awards deserve fabulous congratulations but the honour of the day has to go to Kylee. Owner Laura Trainor writes:-CH Rainbow Springs Kylee of Cnoc CD RE OAP OJP OFP CGCA has earned her Senior Barn Hunt title at the Central Bark trial in Central Square, NY. Not too bad for a 12 year old!

Well done everybody and if you’re in the UK and thinking of entering Midland Counties Show (Terrier Day Thursday 22nd October) where Stephen Holmes is judging Glens you need to get a move on as entries close today

 

Still Glens are out there!

Glen of Imaal Terrier people are still out and about. At the Amsterdam Winners Fear Fiuntair Crunchie Angus was Best of Breed and over in Ireland Ch Abberann Karl took a Group 3 at Cloghran. Pride of place though goes to Ch Rainbow Springs Kylee of Cnoc. At the front of her name is her exhibition title but she has just taken her Open Standard Agility title so this is now what follows behind (if there is enough room) CD, RN, RA, RE, NAP, OAP, NJP, NFP, OFP; nine “brain” titles to go with the beauty. Is Kylee the most titled multi tasking Glen?

Out and about

Gleann Una Noonan and Arriva Sand & Sky went on a “Baltic Tour”. Oona can now add LT&LV&BALT JCH to her list of titles and Myytti became a Latvian Champion.

In America Kylee added another title to her list of accomplishments and became Ch. Rainbow Springs Kylee of Cnoc CD, RE, NJP, NFP, NAP. It’s always nice to show how versatile the Glen of Imaal Terrier can be. Madra (Liberty’s Listerlin ) earned is Junior Earthdog title recently. A dog needs to qualify twice under 2 different judges in the Junior Earthdog class to be awarded a JE title.  As of 6/1/2002 when Glens became eligible to participate in the AKC Earthdog program, there have been only 4 Glens that have earned Junior Earthdog titles (Emma, Oliver, Finnegan and Amanda).  So, Madra is now the 5th Glen to title in AKC Junior Earthdog in 9 years! 

Bundessieger-Ausstellung 2011 had Best Veteran Winner Fire and Ice Fantaghiro also awarded Best of Breed. Great weekend everybody

Westminster entry

As Crufts closes the Westminster entry becomes known. Anybody attending the big American Kennel Club Show can expect to see seven Glen of Imaal Terriers. They will be:-

Ch Rainbow Springs Dermot RE NJP,       

Ch Daulton’s Hunter Green,                       

Ch Daulton’s Maeve Of Cill Dara,             

Ch Finnabair Roisin O Tipperary,              

Ch Finnabair Rocket’s Red Glare,            

Ch Rainbow Springs Kylee of Cnoc

Ch Coleraine’s Mandalay Royalty

For the pedigree buffs it is an interesting selection of dogs. Dermot and Kylee are half brother and sister via their dam and Kylee is also half sister to Mandalay Royalty via the sire. Maeve and Hunter’s Green are also half-siblings via their sire and Roisin and Rocket’s Red Glare are brother and sister but a year apart.