Gleanntan Kennels -
The Year In Review
December 31, 2002 - Emily & Michael
Emily (Ch. Gleanntan
Grandxpose) had another very good year, completing the year as
the #1 Skye Terrier bitch in the United States and #3 Skye overall (breed
points). When Gleanntan Kennels, Reg.
cofounder, Donna C. Dale, unexpectedly passed away in March, 2001,
her loss left a void in our hearts and in our lives. I (Michael)
made the decision to honor Donna's memory by returning her beloved
Emily to the show ring. After some conditioning and training, Emily
returned in late May, 2001. She completed the year as the #1 Skye
Terrier bitch and #3 overall. In 2002, Emily gave us more than
we could have imagined. Campaigning a female Skye in top
competition throughout the country is not an easy task for a host of reasons.
To have been able to work with this exquisite Skye and to bring her
to this level is my tribute to my mentor.
Gleanntan Gee Whillikers) - In very limited showing, Michael
completed the year the #1 Skye Terrier (Dog News System and #2 Skye Terrier in the United
States in group points and #7 Skye Terrier in breed points. Michael is professionally conditioned, handled and very
loved by Lisa Bettis.
December 31, 2002
New puppy pictures have been
As we reflect on 2002, we have much to be thankful for.
We are thankful to have been able to pursue our passion with good
health and we are eternally thankful to the devoted owners of our
Skyes. We are also thankful to the professional handlers, Lisa and
Mark Bettis and Nicole Conner, who expertly brought Skye Terriers to
new audiences in shows throughout the United States. We
wish all of our friends a very happy, healthy and successful 2003!
December 9, 2002
Ch. Gleanntan Gee
Whillikers took back-to-back Group 1's at the Granite City
Kennel Club of St. Cloud, Minnesota shows on Saturday December 7 and
Sunday, December 8. Michael was expertly handled by Lisa Bettis.
In shows in
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Gleanntan Good Times Rollin'
was Winners Dog both days and Best of Winners for his first two
points - from the Puppy class. Scooter and his devoted owner Ginger
Lindsey have been attending handling classes and their hard work is
paying off. We are very proud of Ginger and Scooter.
Daisy, Gleanntan Goodness Triumphs, was Winners Bitch both
days and Best of Winners on Saturday - from the Bred-by Exhibitor
class. She now has all of the single points needed for her
championship and will be looking for her second major in 2003.
Gleanntan Goodness Triumphs - "Daisy"
November 24, 2002
We are pleased to
announce the birth of a new litter of Gleanntan puppies (Ch.
Gleanntan Greatxplorer x Ch. Gleanntan Gee Whiz) - three bitches;
two dogs. More details
Graceunderpressure ("Gracie") earned her AKC Canine Good
CitizenŽ (CGC) title. Started in 1989, this program is a
certification program that is designed to reward dogs who have good
manners at home and in the community. According to her proud owner,
Sue Chandler, Gracie passed "with flying colors."
Ch. Gleanntan Glow At
Heartlight ("Toni") completed her AKC championship on Friday,
November 15 in grand fashion by winning the Terrier Group at the
Dayton Kennel Club show under judge Miss Dorothy Macdonald. She
needed just two single points to finish and obtained a 5-point
major on this day. Toni is owned by Don and Edna Lawicki and Michael
Pesare and is professionally handled and conditioned by Mark and Lisa Bettis.
On that same weekend,
Ch. Gleanntan Gee Whillikers ("Michael") earned back-to-back Group 2
wins at the Kettle Moraine Kennel Club shows on November 16 and
November 17 in West Bend, Wisconsin.
Back on the East Coast,
Ch. Gleanntan Grandxpose won Best of Breed at the Greater
Philadelphia Kennel Club show on Friday, November 15 and Best of
Breed at the Fayetteville Kennel Club show on November 17.
Her promising 11-month
niece, Gleanntan Goodness Triumphs, also earned three more points
towards her championship from the Bred By Exhibitor class.
October 26, 2002
Ch. Gleanntan Grandxpose
("Emily") earned a Terrier Group 3 at the Middleburg Kennel Club show
in Leesburg, Virginia. Group judge was Mr. John Simm.
October 14, 2002 - Terrier Group 1 for Emily
Ch. Gleanntan Grandxpose
("Emily") won Terrier Group 1 at the Upper Potomac Valley Kennel Club
show on Sunday, October 20, 2002. The judge was Dr. Lee Anthony Reasin.
October 14, 2002
Gleanntan Gotcha Going
Now ("Mya") went to her new home on Saturday with her proud new
owners, Lynn and Darren McMillion of Fredericksburg, VA.
Lynn and Darren McMillion and "Mya"
October 14, 2002 - More News from Denmark
Tina Toft Anderson
reports: Yesterday we were at a club show with 800 entries and DJ
(Gleanntan Grand Musicmaker) went Best of Breed!! He defeated two
champion males, a young male and a champion female. The judge was
Danish Mr. Svend Loevenkjaer and he was amazed with him. So DJ has
his first CAC of which he needs three to become a Danish champion.
Though our rules says that Skyes first can become a champion when
they are 18 months. DJ is allowed to win many CACs before he becomes
18 months. It is the first time in Denmark that a 9 month old Skye
wins the breed.
October 6, 2002
Ch. Gleanntan Grandxpose
received an Award of Merit at the Skye Terrier Club of America
National Specialty on Sunday, October 6, 2002 under breeder/judge,
Christine Crowell, Amity.
That same weekend, Ch.
Gleanntan Gee Whillikers earned Group 1 (judge: Mr. Joe Mecera) and
Group 2 (judge: Mrs. Karen C. Wilson) placements at the Greater
Murfreesboro KC shows in Tennessee.
September 23 - News From Denmark - DJ's Ring Debut
In April, Gleanntan Grand Musicmaker - "DJ" (Ch. Gleanntan Greatxplorer x Ch. Sonsie Aida)
was exported to Tina Toft Andersen, Kennel Skyewalker, Denmark.
On Saturday, September 21, DJ made his ring debut by going Best
Puppy in Breed under judge Judy Averis from Great Britain. DJ
then went on to Best in Show 1 Puppy under judge was Petter
Fodstad from Norway.
The following day, at the biggest
show this year in Denmark, an all breed International show with
about 3,000 entries, DJ went Best Puppy in Breed and then on to
5th Best Puppy in Show under judge Rainer Vuorinen, Finland.
Gleanntan Grand Musicmaker -
Owned by Tina Toft Andersen, Kennel Skyewalker, Denmark
Fast Friends - Gatsbie and Indie
An eight month old Skye Terrier, Gatsbie (Gleanntan Glistening
and a ten week old PBGV puppy (Indie) owned by Jack and Roxie
A Gleanntan Puppy Reunion in
(L to R): Merle and June Banta with "Barney" -
Marcia & Lonnie Somer, Deyland, Cally and "Gilda"
Grandxpose ("Emily") took two more Best of Breed wins at the
Furniture City Kennel Club show (8/31) and the Raleigh Kennel Club
show (9/2) in North Carolina.
Triumphs ("Daisy") also earned her first points at eight months of
age by taking Winners Bitch (3 point major) from the Bred-by
Exhibitor class at the Raleigh show, under breeder/judge Sandra
New Champion -
Gleanntan Graceunderfire - Snickers (Ch. Gleanntan Great Gatsby
x Ch. Gleanntan Gee Whiz), completed her AKC Championship by going
Winners Bitch at the Salisbury North Carolina Kennel Club show on
Saturday, September 1. Snickers is owned by Ginger and Joe Lindsey
and was handled to her championship by Ginger.
August 17 & 18
Gleanntan Guardian Angel
- "Gertie" (Ch. Gleanntan Greatxplorer x Ch. Sonsie Aida) made her
ring debut this weekend and earned her first two points from the
Puppy class. Gertie was handled by Maida and is owned by Judy
Fatzinger, Elkton, MD. Judy has done a wonderful job in socializing
and training Gertie by attending both obedience classes and handling
Gleanntan Guardian Angel - "Gertie"
Here is a nice black and
white shot of Daisy (Gleanntan Goodness Triumphs) on the day of her
first show at age six months (June, 2002)
A new photo of Emily
(Ch. Gleanntan Grandxpose) of her Best of Breed win at the Great
Western Terrier Association show on June 21. Judge was Cairn Terrier
breeder Mrs. Lydia Coleman Hutchinson.
Ch. Gleanntan Grandxpose - "Emily"
Ch. Gleanntan Grandxpose - "Emily" took Best of Breed in a field
of 18 Skyes at the Beaver County Kennel Club show in Canfield, Ohio
on Saturday, August 3. This was a Skye Terrier Club of America
supported entry show and she repeated her win from last
year. Emily is currently the #1 Skye Terrier bitch
in the United States (breed points, through July) and the #3 Skye
Below is a new photo
of Gleanntan Glistening Gatsbie (Ch. Gleanntan Greatxplorer x Ch.
Sonsie Aida), owned by Jack and Roxie Harkins & Gleanntan Kennels.
Gatsbie made her ring debut in Texas last month and is pictured in
this week's issue of Dog News in the arms of her handler, Nicole
We also have a wonderful
new photo of Maxwell (Gleanntan Gareloch Gent), from his owners Jim
and Sue Samuel. Jim and Sue report that Maxwell "has so much energy
and heart. He's so playful and happy...just a joy to behold."
June 21 & 23
Grandxpose ("Emily") took Best of Breed honors at the Great
Western Terrier Association of Southern California (I) (Skye Terrier
Club of Southern California Supported Entry) show on Friday, June
21. Emily also went Best of Opposite Sex at the Beverly Hills Kennel
Club show on Sunday, June 23.
Getouttadodge "David" (Ch. Gleanntan Going For It x Ch. Gleanntan Grandxpose)
completed his AKC Championship at the Bryn Mawr Kennel Club show in
Ludwigs Corner, PA. He finished by taking Winners Dog and Best of
Opposite Sex (to his dam)
for a 3 point major.