Gleanntan Kennels - 2002:
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 and beautiful 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.

Michael (Ch. 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 posted.

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.

Scooter's littermate, 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

Gleanntan 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 - "DJ"
Owned by Tina Toft Andersen, Kennel Skyewalker, Denmark

September 21

Fast Friends - Gatsbie and Indie
An eight month old Skye Terrier, Gatsbie (Gleanntan Glistening Gatsbie),
and a ten week old PBGV puppy (Indie) owned by Jack and Roxie Harkins

September 10

A Gleanntan Puppy Reunion in Olympia, Washington
(L to R): Merle and June Banta with "Barney" -
Marcia & Lonnie Somer, Deyland, Cally and "Gilda"

September 3

Ch. Gleanntan 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.

Gleanntan Goodness 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 Goose Allen.

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 classes.

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)

August 11

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"

August 3

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 (breed points).

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 Conner.

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

Ch. Gleanntan 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.

June 15

Ch. Gleanntan 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.