“You won’t want mine because…..”

The above words have been said both on the telephone and via email; the sentence finishes with…..”they have tails”. Yes we DO want them if you want to send them. It doesn’t matter where the top end of the tail is nor how long it is. The interest is where¬†a Glen of Imaal Terrier¬†tail joins the body, what is the natural angle of carriage? If the photograph shows the base of the tail do send it along.

Let’s give it a go then..

In this day and age you can’t really run a title “How gay is gay?”, not on a family orientated dog blog anyhow, but that is what today should have been headed by.

4 comments on the blog itself regarding Glen of Imaal Terrier tail carriage and numerous off all basically along the lines of….”have you seen dog x? What about dog y?” So it is handed over to you; send photographs of Glens and their back ends that portray where you think a Glen tail should be and next week they can all be shown together on the blog.

All we will do is put them up, no comment whether wrong or right will be made and neither will the dogs be identified individually. If the photograph is a copyright one that will obviously be acknowledged but other than that it is over to you.

Just two suggestions: 1) if possible don’t send them in too large a format but we can cut them down if it is the only way they can come. 2) Obviously show shots are welcome but if the Glen is stacked heavily into place it might not show what the natural position of the tail is.

The first of the year…..

Okay, it was last year but the news hasn’t come through until this; the “first” Group placing of the year for the Glen of Imaal Terrier is in….Malta. Not a country instantly associated with the breed But a Romainville went out a while ago and is steadily getting noticed.

Another country that isn’t thought of as “Glenned” is Spain and that is where the rather handsome tailed bitch on the front of the EFG website resides. There have been questions about her, particularly in light of the tailed Glen being used to illustrate the Kennel Club breed standard, and IF her tail hasn’t been photoshopped (it hasn’t) surely she would be the one to illustrate what the absolute ideal full tail carriage should be?