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Certainly a different Crufts…..

….well it was for Glen of Imaal Terrier exhibitors and admirers. 2nd in ring 6 so you turn up there and, okay not the biggest entry, where is everybody and where’s my bench, where’s my breeder, where’s my family? Somebody, somewhere had suffered from a rush of blood to the head when drawing up the benching plan and Glens were one side of ring 6 and one side of ring 5; so far apart we couldn’t even see each other! Being as stoic as our breed there was a lot of sighing and a lot of walking to each other (Welsh & Airedales were between us) but then there was a “sod it, this is rubbish” and the organiser’s office was visited for a non-official, official complaint. Vanessa McAlpine said it most certainly shouldn’t have happened and she’d find out why and get back. What she finds out will be reported on here.

Nobody had travelled from abroad this year but the Quarrie’s & Lin Smith, being from the Isle of Man & Guernsey, certainly got their travelling miles. There were folk new to the breed and people returning once more to Glens. It was great to see everybody and everything certainly seemed to go well. Admittedly the Bring & Share had a bit of a problem with the ridiculous benching arrangements as it isn’t a good idea to leave your dogs but a lot of food was “brunged” and it was shared via platefuls being taken away.

Dog CC & Best of Breed was awarded to Boudivella Oscar with the Reserve CC going to his uncle, Romainville Billy Wizz. Bitch CC went to Jeonty Minnie MeMe and the Reserve went to the Isle of Man with Rhumsaamist Glen Maye at Quaywest. Best Puppy travelled to the north of Scotland with Jeonty Dreams A Dream of Karensbrae (daughter of the bitch ticket winner) and Best Veteran went to the positively infantile-in Glen veteran terms-Kirikee Celtic Warrior.

Various Glen people around the world have asked, as “we’re so good”, if there is any chance of a full set of photographs? Flattery like that and anything can be done. Feel free to share them collectively or individually but a credit to either RBT (International) or the EFG blog would be appreciated.

As usual they’ll be more about Glens at Crufts tomorrow






Posted by on March 12, 2018 in Dog Shows, General Glen Things


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It’s a double, double weekend

Not so many things to report for Glen of Imaal Terrier triumphs this weekend but it was a few days to remember for Jo Lynn as her Tipperary Cora Countess of Grantham was BOB at Columbia Terrier and that was repeated at Old Dominion KC where she then went on to take Group 2. Best Opposite to her were, respectively, the two brothers of Cormac McCarthy and Ber-D-Mar Sweet William O’Shea. Theresa Nesbitt writes “After a nice group 3 and 4 last weekend in Racine Oscar takes Best of Opposite this weekend in Columbia to his granddaughter Abberann Stars & Stripes Ruari (9 months old)  She took Best of Breed in a top line up of Glens in competitive Columbus OH for a 5 point major. Keeping in all in the family daughter Scully took home the select ribbon”

At West of England Ladies Kennel Society it was also a double for Kathy George with Billy Wizz taking BOB and Razzamatazz Best Bitch.

Nice special on offer at Columbia Terrier

Nice special on offer at Columbia Terrier


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Posted by on April 25, 2016 in Dog Shows, General Glen Things


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Busy weekend for beauty AND brains!

Busy weekend for Glen of Imaal Terrier people with two shows at the same venue on the same day, something well known in the States, but not in the UK. The EFG Open Show was held in the morning and Birmingham Gundog & Terrier in the afternoon with respective entries of just over and just under 30-the Glens giving the biggest entry in the Terrier Group at G&T. EFG Judge Roger Cruden certainly found as type he liked with Best In Show going to Bregorrey Madam Defiance and Best Dog (RBIS) to her brother Bregorrey Wannabe Victory by Jeonty. Their dam Brockland Belle Bregorrey was Best Veteran overall and her brother Brockland Blackadder at Malsville was Veteran Dog Winner. Best Puppy went to Romainville Razzamatazz with her brother, Roaminville Becks Blue for Zippor (nice to see that affix back in the Glen ring) Puppy Dog. The well admired clock went home with Cresta Garner, the ring number draw was won by Jean Rogers and the catalogue prize went to Gee Noone. At Gundog & Terrier Tony Hadley awarded BOB to Romainville Billy Wizz, BOS to Jeonty Maybee Daysee and Best Puppy to Jeonty Mini MeMe who made the cut in the Terrier Group.

At Tallinn Winners2016 BOB was Gleann Cotton Cody with BOS going to Gleann Una Noonan whilst at Vassa International Ungus MacGuire kept the Gleann flag flying with Best of Breed with Pearytail Candy McCoy Best Bitch.

Griffin (Ber-D-Mar Ballygriffin of Greystoke) continued to show his abilities in the coursing field with getting his 10th & 11th coursing legs and so his Coursing Ability Advanced Title. Monique Oliver writes “What an amazing weekend! Oliver participated in 2 Performance Scent Dogs trials, Saturday in eastern PA and Sunday in MA. He qualified in 5 classes, coming in first in Excellent Exteriors both days, second in Excellent Distance & Excellent Buildings, and third in Advanced Speed earning a title in that class. The big news is my Oliver and another dog became the first dogs to ever earn the overall Advanced level PSD title!!!”

Huge congratulations to everybody


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Posted by on April 18, 2016 in Dog Shows, General Glen Things


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Crufts critique


Glen of Imaal Terriers

VD (4)

1 Welch’s Ch/Int Ch Brockland Brayhead Lad, top quality blue veteran, in super coat & condition, excellent muscletone, a pleasure to see him move;

2 Ashcroft’s Ch Romainville Typhoon, 8 year old blue, very good coat texture, correct rise, covered the ground well;

3 Brown’s Jeonty Dinky Doughnut.

PD (2)

1 BP & RCC, Davies’ Romainville Becks Blue, free moving blue with great promise, liked his head shape & dark eyes, ample neck, correct rise, needs a jacket, should go to the top;

2 Noon’s Jeonty Diamond Ring, wheaten with pleasing head, excellent hindquarters & hocks, moved so well, going a tad wide coming.

JD (4)

1 R Becks Blue;

2 Hannington’s Boudivella Osca, promising wheaten with typical front, good body shape, excellent coat texture, moved very well both ways;

3 Assinen’s Gleann Dynamite Mike.

PGD (3)

1 Hardy’s Amhard Justin Thyme, excellent coated wheaten, correct front, good width to head, correct angulation, moved out well;

2 Dunning’s Romainville Freddies Choice, liked this wheaten very much, in superb coat & condition, moved out well but needs to keep his head up as difficult to assess front movement.

LD (6)

1 Koukkari’s Gleann Cotton Cody, blue with excellent bite, lovely dark eyes, correct front, in excellent coat & condition;

2 Rogers’ Gleann Dynamo Man at Jeonty, very smart blue with strong muzzle but would prefer slightly better bite, excellent in hindquarters, a pleasure to see him move;

3 Davis’ Donvaleset Rafferty at Viahninns.

OD (2)

1 CC & BOB, George & Sullivan’s Romainville Billy Whizz, top quality wheaten male with good width to head, strong muzzle, correct bite, neat ears, ample muscular neck, correct topline, in superb muscletone, excellent coat, great mover, one to use;

2 Sage’s Romainville Fast N’Furious at Wickholm, like the make & shape of this blue, just needs a jacket to finish the picture.

GCD (1)

1 Alstead’s Golden Spurs, pleasing head & eye, excellent bite, good body shape, needed to settle a little in hind movement today.

VB (4)

1 Baldock’s Ch Jeonty Maybe Daysee, wheaten with a good head shape, excellent lay of shoulder, well sprung ribs, correct hocks, moved with drive;

2 Seall’s Ch Brockland Belle Bregorrey, very worthy blue champion bitch, loved her make & shape, unfortunately lacked in coat today, moved so well both ways;

3 Koukkari’s Int/Nord/Fin/Sw/Dan/Lv/Lit Ch Gleann Nora.

PB (3)

1 George & Sullivan’s Romainville Razzamatazz, good for size blue, lovely dark eyes, excellent bite, moved out well;

2 Rogers’ Jeonty Minnie Meme, wheaten with very promising head shape, dark eye, moved well both ways.

JB (0).

PGB (4)

1 Studd’s Wickholm Gone In Sixty Secs, wheaten with a typy head, well sprung ribs, excellent muscletone, good for size, free mover;

2 Smith’s Bendikes Edith May, up to size blue, dark eyes, good bite, moved a tad close behind today;

3 Harvey’s Romanville Ladys Waiting.

LB (4)

1 RCC, George’s Romainville Rock On Ruby, up to size wheaten but full of quality, loved her head shape & strength of muzzle, such a pleasure to see her move;

2 Hannington’s Romainville Uptown Girl, very sound moving blue, in good body, just slightly preferred angulation of 1;

3 Hardy’s Amhard Indy Kate.

OB (5)

1 CC, Assinen’s It Ch Stiubhard Cutie Pie at Gleann, top quality wheaten bitch, loved her head shape & eye, correct bite, strong muzzle, excellent topline & rise, couldn’t stand wrong, in tip top condition;

2 Assinen’s Int Ch Gleann Una Noonan, good for size wheaten, loved her body shape, legs & feet, just would have preferred a slightly better bite;

3 Varrela’s Int/Nord/Fin/Sw/No/Est Ch Glenrosedale Aoibheann Nion Ros.


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Posted by on March 30, 2016 in Dog Shows, General Glen Things


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How international!

Crufts 2016 was the most international yet for Glen of Imaal Terriers and this photograph really shows it. An Irish bred bitch, resident in Finland, showing at Crufts with an American handler and taking a first prize!

First in the ring meant a very early start but there we all were bright and early, the only absentee being Scott Richards due to a bereavement in the family-our condolences, and prompt at 9 in we went. Judge Bill Brown-Cole was as decisive as always so by 11.00am the cake was being placed ready for the EFG 20th but more of that tomorrow because today is all about the exhibiting Glens.

The currently all conquering Billy Wizz took the Dog CC and Best of Breed with the Bitch ticket going to Finland with Tiina Assinen in the shape of Stiubhard Cutie Pie at Gleann. The two Reserves meant one really incredible day for Kathy George as Romainville Becks Blue and Romainville Rock On Ruby gave her kennel three out of four of the top awards!

Red first prize cards were proudly born home by the owners of Brockland Brayhead Lad, Romainville Becks Blue, Amhard Justin Thyme, Gleann Cotton Cody, Romainville Billy Wizz, Golden Spurs, Jeonty Maybe Daysee, Roaminville Razzamatazz, Wickholm Gone in Sixty Seconds, Romainville Rock On Ruby and Stiubhard Cutie Pie at Gleann.

Congratulations to all and they’ll be more Crufts news and photographs tomorrow



Posted by on March 14, 2016 in Dog Shows, General Glen Things


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Quite a debut!

BillyRomainville Billy Wizz flew the flag for Glen of Imaal Terriers in the new KC Vulnerable Breeds Final at Crufts. What a debut he made with a 3rd place overall. Many congratulations!

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Posted by on March 12, 2016 in Dog Shows, General Glen Things


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Midland Counties critique

Glen of Imaal Terriers

PD (1) 1 Hannington’s Boudivella Oscar, wheaten with a nice dark eye, typical front shoulders, well laid back, correct topline, good bend of stifle. BP.

JD (1)1 Dunning’s Romainville Freddies Choice, pleasing head & expression, good neck, shoulders, topline & tailset, nice spring of rib, moved & showed OK.

PGD (1)1 George’s Romainville Jazz Man, good head, dark eye, nice reach of neck, shoulders well laid back, nice depth of brisket, strong quarters, moved & showed well. RBD.

OD (2,1a)1 George’s Ch Romainville Billy Wizz, excellent type with good overall balance, has a lovely head & expression, good neck & shoulders, has a correct topline & tailset, strong loin & quarters, harsh coat, moved both free & easy. BD & BOB.

PB (0).

JB (1)1 George’s Romainville Maggie May, wheaten, has a pleasing head with a strong muzzle, typical front, shoulders well laid, good spring of rib, topline rising to the loin. BB.

PGB (1) A.

OB (3,1)1 George & Garnham’s Romainville Fade To Grey, well proportioned head, nice reach of neck, well sprung, deep chest, good topline rising to a strong loin, muscular quarters, harsh coat, well balanced throughout, moved OK. RBB;

2 Hannington’s Romainville Uptown Girl, good head, eye & well placed ears, nice front, well placed shoulders ribbed well back, strong quarters, good bend of stifle.


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Posted by on December 7, 2015 in Dog Shows, General Glen Things


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