Southern Counties (postal) closing & WELKS entry announced

Southern Counties (Terrier day June 22nd) close today. Online entries close on April 24th. Howard Ogden is judging the 12 Glen of Imaal Terrier classes

There will be 8 Glen of Imaal Terriers at WELKS for judge Neil Straw. Terrier Day is Saturday 28th April and Glens are 4th in Ring 11 (Hall 4)

Birmingham National & Southern Counties critiques


PD) 1 Amhard Justin Thyme. Nice type, nice length, nice depth, nice head & shoulder. Good temperament, moves good both ways.

JD) 1 Golden Spurs. brindle in good body condition, nice expression, reasonable head, neck & shoulder. Moves freely, coat not at best.

LD) 1 Donvaleset Liffy at Arkview. Reasonable head, little short in neck & upright in shoulder. Good body condition, not moving good behind, moves close in front, needs a better coat.

OD) 1 Romainvilly Billy Whizz. Nice head, good neck & shoulder. Good depth, nice length, big bone & substance, nice free mover, good coat & condition, well presented & handled. CC & BOB. 2 Whites Ch & IrCh Abberann Phelan. Another nice dog who showed very well. Good head & neck, a little loose in shoulder. Big hindquarters, nice tailset, needs a better coat, moves freely & shows well. RCC. 3 Ch Kirikee Ronan O’ Gara.

VD) Donvaleset Rebus. 8.5 years old in great condition for age, nicely presented, good temperament, moves a little close behind.

PB) 1 Romainville Anna Belle. Top class puppy with a bright future. Lovely outline, good neck & shoulder, lovely body & coat. Great temperament, well presented & shown, moves very well. BP. 2) Amhard Jeez Louise. Another nice puppy in excellent coat & condition, pleasing head & expression, just needs a little more sparkle.

PGB) 1 Romainville Fade To Grey. Verynice type with good neck & shoulder. Moved freely but a little close. Needs a better coat. RCC. 2) Romainville Uptown Girl. Brindle of reasonable type, needs much better presentation, not performing well.

OB) 1 Ir Ch Abberann Derbla. Nice type, good head, neck & shoulder, nice topline & tailset. Good coat & body condition. Good bone & substance, moved a little stilty & a little wide in front. CC

Harry O’Donoghue (Judge)


SOUTHERN COUNTIES 2015: Glen of Imaal Terriers

JD (1)1 Samuel’s Jeonty Yippe Kiaye, well grown with good substance & coat. Powerful balanced head, strong neck, well ribbed, good topline, slightly set under at rear. Sound but lacks scope. Bite could be better.

LD (3,1a)1 Withers’ Pajantick Star Trooper, wheaten, up to size, good substance & balance, masculine headpiece, muscular neck, good topline & tailset, good angulation & musculation, moves with power & scope. BD;

2 George & Sullivan’s Romainville Rock On, blue of compact build with typical headpiece, strong neck & backline. Rear angulation could be better consequently lacks drive.

OD (1)1 J Yippe Kiaye.

V (2)1 Barnes’ Brockland Blackadder at Malsville, very good head & expression, strong neck & back, good set on, well developed forehand. Would like more rear angulation. Good jacket & size. RBD.

PB, JB & PGB (0).

LB (2)1 Seall’s Bregorrey Madam Defiance, nice size & substance, excellent head & expression, well developed neck, backline, set on, good coat. Firmly articulated front & rear, moved soundly. RBB;

2 George & Sullivan’s Romainville Rock On Ruby, wheaten of nice type & construction, in good coat with pleasing head. Just too much of a good thing.

OB (2)1 Seall’s Bregorrey Lady Belleisle, this is a shapely, well balanced, nice sized exhibit. Strong head of feminine proportions, good neck, topline, tailset, well angulated, moving with scope & precision, good coat. BB & BOB;

2 Seall’s Ch Brockland Belle Bregorrey, liked her head & expression, soundly constructed front & rear, great coat. Lacked body development. Nice size.


Busy, busy, busy!

It’s a busy catch up day of Glen of Imaal Terrier people and events so keep scrolling! At Southern Counties BOB was the newly crowned Ch Bregorrey Lady Belleisle with Best Dog being awarded to Pajantick Star Trooper, the 2 Reserves being Bregorrey Madam Defiance and Brockland Blackadder at Malsville. Estonian Winners, in obviously Estonia had another BOB for Gleann Una Noonan with Gleann BigWig Best Opposite and Gleann Damn Daisy Best Puppy. At Mänttä-Vilppula BOB was Gleann Cotton Cody and best pup Gleann Dear Dandelion.  Osterbybruk International Rosears Halo was BOB and became an International Champion. McCormac Setna Sithbacc was at Neumuster International and went home with the BOB ribbon. Ann Marie Pember is pleased to report that Kera got her first 2 legs in Barn Hunt (Master Level) and a whole new award for the Whitfield/Brown family with Griff winning the photographic competition run by Rare Breeds Awareness!

Stefanie Blänkner writes: Glen Meeting “Fire & Ice” and Friends in Witten(Germany) at Whitsun 2015. More than 50 Glens and their families took part in our traditional glenmeeting in Witten. It lasted over 2 days and started with a nice walk through the beautiful “Muttental” area. At an old ruin we had a stop to make a big Picture of all Glens. During the walk we passed the river “Ruhr”, where all Dogs used the occasion to drink water or take a short bath. In the afternoon we had the first top point of the day: the Glen Parade! That means that all present Kennels presented their dogs. It was very interesting to see the reationships! After that all Glens had a lot of fun with the dog Rallye.The Rallye is an agility competion just for fun. The next day we started with a grooming presentation to show specially the new puppy owners how to groom and take care of the coat of their Glens. The last competion of our meeting was then the dogracing. All Glens gave their best and a lot of People looked on the racing. All People enjoyed the Weekend with the attractions and the talks about our lovely Glens very much! It was wonderful and we thank all people for coming and our friends fom our Club in Witten, who helped us to organize this event.

Southern Counties (postal) closes today & so does SKC!

Postal entries for Southern Counties closes today, but you have until 21st April for online. Terrier Day is Saturday 30 May and judge of Glen of Imaal Terriers is Phil Greenway.

Scottish Kennel Club extended their closing until today (midday). Terrier Day is Saturday 16th May so if you are regretting not entering or find you know can……

It’s a family affair

Last weekend many Glen of Imaal Terrier show results were a family affair and a half!

At Southern Counties the two veteran brothers, Int Ch Brockland Brayhead Lad & Brockland Blackadder at Malsville were Best Dog and Reserve Best Dog respectively whilst their nieces, the two sisters, Bregorrey Madam Defiance & Bregorrey Lady Belleisle were Best Bitch & Reserve Best Bitch. The Estonian Winners  saw the sister & brother act of Ch Gleann Una Noonan & Ch Glean Ungus McGuire nodded through to BOB & BOS. The Abberann siblings, Phelan & Derbla, were BOB & BOS at Munster Canine & Cork & District with Phelan getting a group shortlist at Munster.

Admittedly not such a family affair over in America but Best of Breed at back to back shows in Wrentham MA for Ch Liberty’s Padraig with GCH Abberann Abaigael BOS at both shows. GCH Finnabair Ardmore Ned may have been the only Glen at Olean Kennel Club and Conewango Valley but he did magnificent breed flag flying with Group 1 both days.

Many congratulations to all!!!

Bregorrey Madam Defiance/Brockland Brayhead Lad