It has happened to all of us!

Sometimes when you are competing in the showring and your Glen of Imaal Terrier decides to do it “their way”-which may be anything from laying down to leaping around like a demented banshee-you end up thinking “why me?” as you look around at all the other beautifully behaved dogs. The reason it was you was because you had a Glen of the lead and they will always do it the way they want; even in the Terrier Group ring at Westminster.

So let’s have a look…

Westminster always streams videos of the breed judging and this year is no exception; the Glen of Imaal Terriers can be seen along with every other breed. The Glen got a mention in the Associated Press review of the Terrier Group judging and got a special piece with the Bull Terrier in USA Today. Curry also featured in a photographic roundup.

Interesting that PETA actually managed a big ring protest….anybody taking bets as to how much security there will be at Crufts now?

Westminster Result

At Westminster the nod for Best of Breed Glen of Imaal Terrier went to Ch Coleraine’s Mandalay Royalty (Ch Malsville Soldier Blue/Coleraine’s Budget Inn) and Best Opposite to Ch Rainbow Springs Dermot NJP RE (Marfidal Quizzical Quirk/Gleann Butterfly). One Award of Merit was given out and went to Ch Finnabair Roisin O Tipperary(Miimoksen Deneb/Ch Finnabair Maoli)…apologies for the late mention but only the BOB & BOS were “blackberried” through

Westminster entry

As Crufts closes the Westminster entry becomes known. Anybody attending the big American Kennel Club Show can expect to see seven Glen of Imaal Terriers. They will be:-

Ch Rainbow Springs Dermot RE NJP,       

Ch Daulton’s Hunter Green,                       

Ch Daulton’s Maeve Of Cill Dara,             

Ch Finnabair Roisin O Tipperary,              

Ch Finnabair Rocket’s Red Glare,            

Ch Rainbow Springs Kylee of Cnoc

Ch Coleraine’s Mandalay Royalty

For the pedigree buffs it is an interesting selection of dogs. Dermot and Kylee are half brother and sister via their dam and Kylee is also half sister to Mandalay Royalty via the sire. Maeve and Hunter’s Green are also half-siblings via their sire and Roisin and Rocket’s Red Glare are brother and sister but a year apart.


Westminster 2009 is into the history books now but the Glen of Imaal Terrier results must be mentioned here. This show is different from Crufts insofar as only the top 5 in each breed are actually invited to compete. This year it was Laura & Peg’s Dermot, Jo’s Rosie, Andy & Mary’s Riley, Colleen’s Finn & Jody’s Riley.

Best of Breed was Dermot (Am Ch Rainbow Springs Dermot RA NJP)

Best Opposite Rosie (Am Ch Finnabair Roisin O’Tipperary)

Award of Merit Riley (Am Ch Finnabair Rocket’s Red Glare)

Congratulations to all and when viewing it do appreciate Dermot. It may be Westminster, he may have a handler but he is a Glen so if he wants to sit down he will. You can’t get a better example of “Glen-ness” than that!


They are after Westminster now..

Crufts has gone from the BBC and now certain people are trying to get Westminster off the USA network. Up to yet the American public (and networks) aren’t as hysterical as some of ours have been but you never know what will happen.

Take a minute to help support our worldwide sport. Contact information can be found on this link. If you scroll down the page, there are tables where you can choose the programming you want to leave feedback on, and Westminster is one of the choices

What was written to the American Network can be seen here. Yes, you should read it because all of us are accused with sentences like this “You can join the BBC in sending the message that manipulating dogs in order to create a look that negatively affects their health,temperament, and quality of life is unacceptable.”