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


WELKS & Birmingham G&T critiques.

WELKS (Glen of Imaal Terrier)


Puppy dog< Romainville  Rock on ,George and Sullivan, Strong blue dog,well muscled.good strong head with a good stop,good ear set,bite level. good front,good topline and good strong shoulders, moved ok best puppy.

Junior dog< Pajantick Star Trooper,Mrs J.Withers. good wheaten yearling good strong head with a fair stop fair ear set,good bite.good  strong front. good topline on the move and moved very well, well muscled and boned,good coat. It will be interesting to see how this dog matures. Best Junior RBD.

2)Rogame Alfie, George and Sullivan. Nice wheaten yearling nice head,good ear set .stop fair good bite,good coat and top line fair muscled,move fair.

Open Dog< Romainville Billy Whizz, George and Sullivan Excellent dog,large, he has matured well ,strong,broad head with a good stop and bite,good ear set good strong front.good topline on the move, good coat and moved well. BD,BOB


PGD< Romainville Jean Jeanie a nice brindle bitch good head with good stop,good ear set and bite,good front and top line,nice coat ,moved fair just out of season.

2)Romainville Brigid of Pines, Betts and Sharpe a nice brindle bitch good,head and ear set,stop fair good front and a good harsh coat, well muscled and moved well. this bitch just would not stand and show itself which was a great shame as it may well have got best bitch.

It was nice to see some good strong dogs out on display with good heads and decent type it will be interesting to see how the junior dogs mature in the next 2 years. On muscle 3 of these stood out and it told in the result it was close in both dog and bitch for best of sex. Thank you to my stewards who were excellent and the exhibitors.

S.G.Holmes (Judge)


Thanks to everyone who supported me in my first B list appointment.

Junior 2 (1A)

1st Rogers Jeonty Meme Fern    very eyecatching 7 month old wheaten bitch.  Beautiful coat and condition, delightful expression.  Nice profile and good bone. Great on the move & handled well.  Looking forward to seeing her as she grows.  Definately one to watch for the future. Best Puppy

Post Graduate. 1st  Ashcrofts Romainville Moira  very pretty wheaten bitch.  Pleasing head and good overall shape, nice eye, correct mouth.  Moved well.

Open 3 (1A) 1st Whitehouse & Mcbrine’s Romainville Kyla at Knockcarrig.  Wheaten bitch. Lovely feminine expression, correct mouth, pleasing eye. Good profile, bone and moved very well.  BOB

2nd Ashcroft’s Romainville Typhoon Brindle dog.  Nice type, correct mouth, well muscled and in good coat.  Bit unsettled in the ring, (think he was a bit confused to see me in the middle of it!) RBOB.

Nicki Montford (Judge)


Shows are closing!

Today is the last chance to enter National Terrier. Judy Averis is the judge of Glen of Imaal Terriers and the show is on April 6th. WELKS snail mail closes tomorrow with Glen of Imaal Terriers being judged on April 28th by Stephen Holmes and Birmingham National, judge Roger Thomas and with Glens on 9th May, also has postal entries closing tomorrow