August may be holiday season….

….but some Glen of Imaal Terrier people “holiday” at dog shows.

Three back to back shows at Kuopio (Finland) saw 2 Best of Breeds for Glean Damn Daisy and one for Pearytail Bonnie B Good. Rosears Humpty Dumpty and Marfidal Pleasant Surprise taking the Best Opposites. Another 3 B2Bs in Canfield (Ohio) had Tipperary Cora Countess of Grantham doing the double BOBs with Daulton’s Princess C Hatteras taking number 3. A nice weekend for Abberann Torcan with a Group 2 & 3 at Marshall, Michigan.

Sue Sutton, it doesn’t matter it was “only a little show” when Poachersmoon Sissy McGinty is Best Terrier, Best Irish Native Breed at Reserve Best In Show at Castlerea. The Norwegian Terrier Club runs Junior Handling so applause to Siri & Tilla for winning.

Okay, “Gatsby” got a Group 4 and “Picabo” Best Opposite but it would be nice to have names and places….hint, hint!

Whether your full name or call name is all we’v got you’ve done us proud-congratulations all.

Very busy weekend!

When it’s been a busy weekend for Glen of Imaal Terrier people it always difficult to know where to start; the show, the country, the awards and this pass few days has been a biggie. The coin has come down on awards so first up is Kilkenny’s Granite Glen Rooney with 2 Best of Breeds, 2 Owner Handler Group 2s and a group 4 at Souhegan Kennel Club in New Hampshire. Also in America it was 3 BOBs for Coleraine’s Here Comes The Sun at Westchester, Somerset Hills and Tuxedo Park.

At the European Dog Show in Norway the top award went to Gleann Una Noonan with Gleann Bigwig Best Dog. At the Terrier Speciality held with the show Rosears Humpty Dumpty was BOB. Tampere group Show saw Gleann Dynamite Mike with BOB and Balloo Girl Best Opposite. Vantaa All Breed was a ladies event again with Stiubhard Cutie Pie at Gleann taking Best of Breed with Gleann Dynamite Mike Best Dog. Let’s welcome a Polish result (hopefully more will come) with Salangana Sagittarius BOB at Bialystok International

Well done all!!

It isn’t holidays for everybody

August is the big holiday season but Glen of Imaal Terrier enthusiasts are still out and about. Two shows in Finland and at Turku Jeonty Flown Finnair was BOB with his granddaughter Susamurun Sogno Best Opposite whilst at Joensuu Rosears Humpty Dumpty took the top spot with Rosears Jealous Helena Best Bitch. In Vöru (Estonia) Romainville Highflyer was BOB both days and took Group 4 on the Sunday At America the back to back shows of Lorain Country saw Daulton’s Princess C Hatteras take a BOB and a BOBOH Group 4, on different days as she is owner handled. The other “Best” went to Caatskill’s Merry Miss Mayhem. Sometimes it’s slightly confusing when Europe doesn’t have the Owner Handler Group. It was also two Group 4s at Racine (Wisconsin) for Abberann Torcan. Well done all!!

Catching up with the news.

Glen of Imaal Terrier folk continue to get out and about. The Glen Association Open Show, judged by Nicki Montford, saw Romainville Rock On Ruby (Daughter of Billy Whizz BIS at the EFG Open Show) getting the applause for Best In Show with Kirikee Celtic Warrior Best Dog. Best Puppy, at his first show, Kingcottage Boogie on Basil and Best Veteran to Donvaleset Rebus.

At Riihimäki All Breed Show BOB was Rosears Humpty Dumpty and BOS Pearytail Bonnie B Goode with Bilbo’s Searlet taking Best Puppy. What a great weekend for GCH Abberann Torcan as he continues to rack up the group placements with a Group 2 and 4 at Wheaton.  His son Daulton’s Wild Night of Galore earned his AKC championship title with Winner’s Dog and Best of Winners at the Illinois show. These follow on a couple of back to back Group 4s.

Some late breaking news to add from the McKinley KC show held in Canton, Ohio yesterday, where Bronze Grand Champion Emerald Isle’s Keely with Daulton (Keely) was awarded a Terrier Group 4 under Judge Colonel Joe B. Purkhiser; breed judge was Mrs. Dennis (Mary Lou) Kniola. It was her 9th group placement under 9 different judges. Keely also went Owner-Handler Group 1 under Judge Kniola. Keely was handled by co-breeder, co-owner Jody Daulton. Ann Marie Pember is also co-breeder and other co-owners are Pam Estes and my wife Sheila Beyer Thomas and myself (Terry).

Kate Flack sends the following:Three day show held at the Western Washington Fairgrounds in Puyallup Washington: Friday, June 5th’s Western Washington All Terrier Show: BOB to KEADEEN’S BLUE BOY FOR BLUESETTE (Aka Ciaran). Bred by A Tighe, J Kindall, and shown by co-owner Jeff Dairiki. Saturday June 6 and Sunday June 7, the Puyallup/Tacoma KC Cluster. Judges Mariano Gatica Gomez and Merle Taylor awarded BOB both days to KEADEEN’S SIR EMMET MINGUS GLAS, (call name Emmet), also bred by Tighe & Kindall, and shown by co-owner Kate Flack.I didn’t credit the judge (Christine Erickson) on Friday as giving BOB to Jeff because well, Friday was complicated. She awarded BOB to me but I was DQ’d. When I registered online I checked the wrong class. I walked into the ring competing with Em as a 9-12 month puppy and then was awarded BOB.I realized my mistake, reported to the Superintendent, gave the ribbons to Jeff and was disqualified. Jeff won’t show up as BOB until the AKC notes the birthdate on my dog but, he will eventually. NOTE TO SELF: Read the confirmation letters that I receive in the mail carefully …… just to make sure I didn’t make an online error. A mistake in class can be corrected by the Superintendent until you step foot in the ring. Feel free to publish the Note to Self – maybe my mistake will keep someone else from making the error.

Congratulations to everybody and particular thanks to Kate for sharing her mistake; do check your entry forms.

Well done all!

Glen of Imaal Terriers (and their folk) like getting out and about. In Finland at Turkuu International Best of Breed was Gleann Una Noonan with Rosears Humpty Dumpty getting the nod for Best Opposite. SKK International Show at Malmo saw McCormac Setna Sithbacc take the big rosette and in Germany Fire & Ice Lady Killer was top of the heap at Hamm.

Over in the States GCH Daulton’s Emerald Green had three Best of Breeds at Columbia, Greater Monroe and Fayetteville with a Group 4 & 3 Owner Handler at the latter two. The biggest applause has to be for Gerrardstown Maiden Fair who added RATI to the rear of her name at eleven and a half years young!

Busier than ever & noticed all over.

Darlington Championship Show saw another Champion Glen of Imaal Terrier crowned with Romainville Typhoon getting his 3rd CC. The Bitch CC, Best Veteran & BOB went to 10 year old Ch Brockland Belle Bregorrey. The two Reserves were Golden Spurs and Romainville Moira with Golden Spur also taking the Best Puppy rosette. At the Irish Breeds Championship Show a new star arose with Daultons Midnight Sky of Galore taking BIS4 to add to her BOB-Abberann Phelan took the Dog GS. The Irish Sporting Glen Club held their show with BIS being awarded to Knockroe Shannon & BOS to Ballyclare Luke. McCormac Setna Sithbac took a CAC in Sweden so earned his Swdish title. At the Benelux Winners at Rotterdam NL/LUX/VDH/B CH Laiquendi’s Jillian Giffith James was BOB with Madra Áthas Annowre Aobh an Solais was Best Bitch. Rosears Humpty Dumpty got the nod for Reserve Best in Show at the Danish Terrier Club Show. McCormac Rathnait Kilraghts was Best of Breed at Aarhus and shortlisted for the Group

In America GCH Finnabair Ardmore took his 3rd Group One in a row with a nod to the top spot at the Utah Terrier Club Show and at Cape Cod GCH Abberann Abaigael was Group 3 OwnerHandler. The fabulously named Licking River Kennel Club saw GCH Emerald Isle Sweet Molly Malone with the BOB ribbon. It wasn’t only the exhibition ring that saw triumphant Glen of Imaal Terriers. Jo Lynn took her team Barn Hunting and earned numerous titles including actually getting placed!!

Fabulous, fabulous few days and well done everybody!!

Wow, everybody was busy!

Glen of Imaal Terrier people had a very busy weekend. At Welsh Kennel Club BOB was awarded to Romainville Ellie with the dog ticket going to Kirikee Ronan O’Gara and thus making him a Champion!! The two reserves were Young May Moon & Romainville Billy Whizz with Bonny Nell getting Best Puppy. Over in Finland Gleann Rabarber Drom was Best of Breed & Best veteran at Raisio. In Denmark at the Danish Terrier Show Rosears Humpty Dumpty was Best of Breed, became a Danish Champion & then got the nod for Reserve Best In Show! Clonmel in Ireland was a double for brother & sister Abberann Phelan & Dervla with Phelan going BOB.

In American Glentyrs Lady Isabelle at Castlerock was BOB at Greater Hickory Kennel Club (what a great name) and GCH Emerald Isle Keely with Daulton took two Group 4s in Ohio. Whilst all the showing was going on Laura Trainor was out Barn Hunting with Kylee & Niamh and both saw qualifiers in Novice.

Well done to everybody!

And still we keep showing!

Late October but Glen of Imaal Terrier folk are still out and about. At the two weekend shows at the Delaware Ohio Kennel Club GCH Daulton’s Emerald Green was BOB on both days. In Finland Lahti Gleann Una Noonan was BOB with Rosears Humpty Dumpty BOS. Midland Counties saw Brockland Brayhead Lad get the nod for BOB with Romainville Jean Genie BOS.

Not the usual photo but an action shot of the Best Puppy (Romainville Call Me Ace) at Midland Counties.