This article “Grooming and Presentation Trends Over the Decades: The Terrier Group” has caused quite a bit of comment. It’s of interest to us because it mentions the Glen of Imaal Terrier in a way that is unusual to say the least.
It’s author, Gay Dunlap, kindly replied to the query as to what she actually meant? That’ll be on here tomorrow to give folk chance to read the piece fully today.
The Glen of Imaal Terrier is a trimmed breed. If you want to leave it as a hairy monster and just post cute pictures for friends to see your Glen won’t mind but after a few dubious, untidy years the world-wide jury has firmly come down in favour of the show Glen actually being able to be seen by the judge.
30 years ago the first show trimming words were written and then the first chart was drawn up. That guideline has been basically followed through out the international exhibition world and still appears on both personal and breed club websites. Is it time though now to update it?