Gleanntan Kennels - 2003:
The Year in Review

A Memorable Year

Pictured at left:

Ch. Gleanntan Gotitxactlyrite

#1 Skye Terrier - 2003
Pedigree Award Winner
Owner handled

As we reflect on the past year, we have much to be thankful for. We are eternally grateful to the wonderful owners of our Skyes who continue to inspire us with their devotion to the breed. In 2003, we worked hard to present our dogs to a high standard in national competition and to introduce the breed to newcomers.

Our leading Skye in 2003 was Ch. Gleanntan Gotitxactlyrite - "Arnie". Arnie finished the year as the #1 Skye Terrier in the U.S. and is the winner of the Pedigree Award. Seven Skyes carrying the Gleanntan prefix completed their AKC championships in 2003. Two earned their final majors by going Winners Bitch from the Bred by Exhibitor class at regional and national specialty shows. A third was Best of Winners during the Skye Terrier Club of America National Specialty weekend. Our youngsters took Best in Sweepstakes at the two regional specialty shows at the Potomac Skye Terrier Club (Maryland) and at the Skye Terrier Club of Southern California. Another of our Skyes won the Bred by Exhibitor group competition at Great Western Terrier Association of Southern California. Our beloved Ch. Gleanntan Grandxpose -"Emily" competed in just one show in 2003 and took Best of Breed at the Potomac Skye Terrier Club Specialty. Later in the year, Emily presented us with a litter of puppies sired by Ch. Gleanntan Gee Whillikers.

The next generation of Gleanntan Skyes, including our promising Gleanntan Gaelic Melody - "Keeleigh", will be starting in the ring in 2004. Also in 2004, Ch. Gleanntan Gotitxactlyrite - "Arnie" will be professionally campaigned by Lisa and Mark Bettis.


Ch. Gleanntan Gotitxactlyrite - "Arnie"

December 15, 2003 - Delaware Water Gap & Lehigh Valley KC shows

Our 2003 season of showing concluded this past weekend in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. These two shows are always enjoyable with the festive atmosphere of the holiday season. We are pleased to report that our Skyes met with some success as well - Ch. Gleanntan Gotitxactlyrite - "Arnie" took Best of Breed both days and earned a Group 4 placement on Saturday under judge Mrs. Karen C. Wilson. Gleanntan Gettin' Busy - "Ellie" took Winners Bitch and Best of Opposite Sex from the 12 to 18 month class on Saturday for 2 points.

December 9, 2003 - Greater Hickory KC & Forsyth KC shows

Maida and I were at three shows this past weekend in Winston-Salem, North Carolina - the Greater Hickory KC and Forsyth KC shows. Ch. Gleanntan Gotitxactlyrite - "Arnie" took Best of Breed the three days and earned a Group 3 placement on Friday under judge Mr. Frank Sabella and a Group 4 placement on Saturday under judge Mrs. Karen C. Wilson. Gleanntan Gettin' Busy - "Ellie" took Winners Bitch and Best of Opposite Sex on Friday and Saturday and Gleanntan Guardian Angel - "Gertie" took Winners Bitch and Best of Opposite Sex on Sunday under judge Lenora Riddle. Gertie is owned and adored by Judith Fatzinger.

On Saturday, following Best in Show competition, the Carolina Terrier Association held its second annual terrier puppy match. We entered 4-month old Gleanntan Gaelic Melody - "Keeleigh" in the 3 to 6 month class. Keeleigh had a fun time being a puppy, sometimes walking nicely on lead and other times not. Yes, working with the youngsters keeps you humble - but it is greatly rewarding as you envision their promise and potential. Here are a couple of photos of Keeleigh.


Gleanntan Gaelic Melody - "Keeleigh" - age 4 months
(Ch. Gleanntan Gee Whillikers x Ch. Gleanntan Grandxpose)
Group 4 - Carolina Terrier Association Match - December 6, 2003
Judge: Mr. A. J. Pertuit, Jr.

Here is a photo of Gleanntan Guardian Angel taken on the day of her first major at the shows in Salisbury, Maryland. As she approaches her second birthday, this bitch is coming along beautifully.


Gleanntan Guardian Angel - "Gertie"
(Ch. Gleanntan Greatxplorer x Ch. Sonsie Aida)
Winners Bitch (3 point major)
Salisbury Maryland Kennel Club - November 8, 2003
Judge: Mr. Enrique Jorge Filippini, Buenos Aires, Argentina

November 26, 2003 - New photo of Ellie


Gleanntan Gettin' Busy - "Ellie"
Bred by Exhibitor Terrier Group 1
Age: 11 months
Penn Treaty Kennel Club - November 13, 2003
Judge: Mrs. Judy Doniere

November 20, 2003 - Two new photos - Rebel & Arnie

Here are a couple of photos from recent shows. The first is of Ch. Gleanntan Going South - "Rebel" on the occasion of his attaining his AKC Championship. The photo is dark, but I decided to include it here as it does convey what we admire in this dog. Rebel has beautiful length of body, length of neck, and head - exceptional balance. Rebel was handled to this Best of Winners win by Maida.

The second photo is of Ch. Gleanntan Gotitxactlyrite - "Arnie" taken after his Group 3 placement at the Back Mountain KC show. The judge is Mrs. Sue Weiss.

November 13-14, 2003

At the Penn Treaty Kennel Club show on Thursday, November 13, Gleanntan Gettin' Busy - "Ellie" took a Group 1 in the Bred by Exhibitor group under judge Judy Doniere. Also, at the Penn Treaty show and at the Greater Philadelphia Dog Fanciers show today, Ch. Gleanntan Gotitxactlyrite - "Arnie" took BOB. He also made the cut in the group both days.

November 10, 2003

Maida, Roxan and I were at three shows this past weekend on the beautiful Eastern Shore of Maryland. Here is a summary of our weekend:

On Friday, November 7, Ch. Gleanntan Gotitxactlyrite - "Arnie" took Best of Breed under breeder/judge Sandra Goose Allen and then went on to a Group 4 placement under judge Frank Sabella. The groups on this weekend were quite strong with Group 1 going to the Coco, the remarkable #1 Norfolk; Group 2 to the #1 Scottie; Group 3 to the #3 Smooth Fox Terrier.

On Saturday, November 8, Ch. Gleanntan Gotitxactlyrite - "Arnie" again took Best of Breed under judge Enrique Jorge Filippini from Argentina. In the classes, Gleanntan Guardian Angel - "Gertie" (Ch. Gleanntan Greatxplorer x Ch. Sonsie Aida) made her return to the ring in her first show weekend in seven months. She took Winners Bitch (3-point major) from the Bred by Exhibitor class, handled by Michael. Gertie is owned by Judy Fatzinger & Gleanntan.

On Sunday, November 9, Ch. Gleanntan Gotitxactlyrite - "Arnie" took Best of Breed under judge Alice Watkins and then went on to another Group 4 placement under judge Sandra Goose Allen. Group 1 went to Coco; Group 2 to the Smooth Fox Terrier; Group 3 to the #2 Bedlington. Gleanntan Guardian Angel - "Gertie" took Winners Bitch & Best of Opposite Sex to her uncle from the Bred by Exhibitor class for her second major 3-point major.

November 1, 2003 - Another Group 3 placement for Arnie

At the Back Mountain Kennel Club show in Bloomsburg, PA, Ch. Gleanntan Gotitxactlyrite took a Group 3 under judge Mrs. Sue Weiss. As is often the case as we approach the end of the year, the terrier group competition was strong. Group 1 went to the #1 Wire and Group 2 went to the #3 Smooth Fox who was Best in Show the day before. Group 4 went to the #3 Colored Bull Terrier. We were the only owner/handled terrier in the placements. At the Bald Eagle KC show the day before, Arnie took the breed and Ellie - Gleanntan Gettin' Busy took Winners Bitch for another point.

October 18-19, 2003 - Back-to-Back Group 3 placements

Maida, Roxan and I were at the Upper Potomac Kennel Club shows this weekend in beautiful, scenic Western Maryland. While this is not a huge show in terms of total entry, the group competition is always fierce as the end of the year approaches. On Saturday, Ch. Gleanntan Gotitxactlyrite took a Group 3 under judge Mr. D. Roy Holloway. Group 1 went to the #1 Wire in the U.S. handled by Peter Green, and Group 2 went to the #1 Amstaff in the U.S., handled by John McCartney. On Sunday, Ch. Gleanntan Gotitxactlyrite took another Group 3, this time under judge Denny Mounce. Group 1 again went to the Wire and Group 2 went to the #1 Norwich in the U.S.. We are proud to say that we were the #1 owner/handled terrier both days!

Also, on Saturday, Gleanntan Going South - "Rebel" earned the final point for his AKC Championship. We started working with this young dog just one year ago. He had earned 1 point from the Puppy class 2001 and then took some time off from the show ring. Rebel returned to the ring in August, 2003 and completed his AKC championship in just 10 shows over a period of just over two months.

October 12, 2003 - Gleanntan Stargazer Lily takes Terrier Puppy Group 1

At the Catonsville Kennel Club show yesterday, Gleanntan Stargazer Lily competed in the Terrier Puppy Group and earned a Group 1.

October 6, 2003 - Skye Terrier Club of America National Specialty Weekend

Skye Terrier fanciers look forward to the national specialty weekend at Montgomery County Kennel Club with great anticipation. There are many reasons to attend this seminal weekend in the Philadelphia area. The weekend provides an opportunity to see the very best examples of Skyes from breeders across the United States. While the weekend is intense, information is shared and friendships are forged and strengthened.

Going into these shows, one can never predict what the outcome will be. The best you can do is to prepare your Skyes to the best of your ability, show them to the best of your ability, and then hope that your Skye(s) will be considered favorably by the judges. Any single win on this weekend, is considered to be a great honor.

We are indeed honored and proud of the showing of our Skye Terriers during this weekend. Here is a summary of our accomplishments. Photos will be added when they are received.

Friday, October 3 - Hatboro Dog Club, Wrightstown, PA
First Award of Merit - Ch. Gleanntan Gotitxactlyrite - "Arnie"

Saturday, October 4 - Devon Dog Show Association, Ludwigs Corner, PA
Winners Dog & Best of Winners (4-point major) - Gleanntan Going South - "Rebel" (see photo below)

Sunday, October 5 - Montgomery County Kennel Club, Ambler, PA
Skye Terrier Club of America National Specialty
Winners Bitch (4-point major) - Gleanntan Stargazer Lily - "Lily" (see photo below)
Award of Merit - Ch. Gleanntan Gotitxactlyrite - "Arnie"

Gleanntan Stargazer Lily earned Winners Bitch from the Bred by Exhibitor Class, under breeder/judge Mr. Gary M. Vlachos (Brenmoor). While she competed in the Bred by Exhibitor class, Lily is only a puppy (under 12 months of age) at just 10.5 months of age. This 4-point major gave Lily the final points for her AKC championship.


Gleanntan Stargazer Lily - "Lily" wins the Bred by Exhibitor bitch class
at the Skye Terrier Club of America National Specialty under breeder/judge
Gary M. Vlachos. She later went on to Winners Bitch for a 4-point major,
completing her AKC championship.


New Ch. Gleanntan Stargazer Lily


Gleanntan Going South - "Rebel"
Best of Winners (4-point major)
Devon Dog Show Association
Skye Terrier Club of America National Specialty Weekend
Judge: Mrs. Judith Franklin

September 26, 2003


Ch. Gleanntan Gotitxactlyrite - "Arnie"
Group 4 - Berks County Kennel Club
Judge: Mrs. Karen Wilson
September 11, 2003

September 22, 2003 - Gatsbie, Lily and Arnie

On Saturday, September 20, at the Fort Worth Kennel Club show in Fort Worth, Texas, Gleanntan Glistening Gatsbie went Best of Breed over one special from the classes for a 3-point major. With this win, Gatsbie earned the final points for her AKC Championship. Gatsbie is owned by Jack and Roxie Harkins and was shown to perfection by Nicole Conner. Judges consistently commented on Gatsbie's beautiful conditioning (coat and muscle tone) as well as her sheer joy in the show ring. We are very proud of Gatsbie, Roxie, Jack, and Nicole for a job well done.

We were in Western Pennsylvania and Ohio this weekend, On Saturday, Ch. Gleanntan Gotitxactlyrite - Arnie earned Best of Breed in a field of 7 Skyes. He later went on to a Terrrier Group 3. Also on Saturday, Gleanntan Stargazer Lily took Winners Bitch from the Bred by Exhibitor class for 2 points. The following day, Arnie again took Best of Breed. In the group he was pulled 5th.

September 18, 2003


Ch. Gleanntan Gotitxactlyrite - "Arnie"
Best of Breed - Beaver County Kennel Club
Skye Terrier Club of America Supported Entry Show
Entry of 16 Skyes
Judge: Mrs. Polly Smith
August 2, 2003

September 14, 2003

Many of the East Coast's top terriers were entered at the Lehigh Valley and Berks County Kennel Club (Pennsylvania) shows this weekend as they prepare for the upcoming Montgomery County Kennel Club show. We are delighted that our Skye, Ch. Gleanntan Gotitxactlyrite - "Arnie" went Group 4 today under judge Karen Wilson.

Also, this weekend in Canton, Texas - at the two Tyler Texas Kennel Club shows - Gleanntan Glistening Gatsbie - "Gatsbie" went Best of Breed both days from the classes for two points each day. Gatsbie is owned by Roxie and Jack Harkins and is handled by J. Nicole Conner.

September 8, 2003

We had a very nice weekend in the Laurel Highlands of Western Pennsylvania. The Altoona Area Kennel Association and Laurel Highlands Kennel Association shows are held at two of the most attractive outdoor sites you are likely to find and, once again this year, the weather was gorgeous.

On Saturday, Rebel (Gleanntan Going South) took Winners Dog and Best of Winners from the Open Class under judge Ruth Prehn. He was handled to WD by Michael and BOW by Maida.

On Sunday, Rebel (Gleanntan Going South) once again took Winners Dog (handled by Michael) and Best of Winners (handled by Maida); Lily (Gleanntan Stargazer Lily) took Winners Bitch from the Bred by Exhibitor Class (handled by Michael). Arnie (Ch. Gleanntan Gotitxactlyrite) took Best of Breed and then went on to a Group 4 placement under judge William Potter. He was handled to these wins by Michael.


Ch. Gleanntan Gotitxactlyrite - "Arnie"
Best of Breed & Group 4
Laurel Highlands Kennel Association


Gleanntan Going South - "Rebel"
(Ch. Gleanntan Greatxplorer x Ch. Gleanntan Goldminersdaughter)
Best of Winners - Laurel Highlands Kennel Association

August 18, 2003

From Tina Toft Andersen: Gleanntan Grand Musicmaker - "DJ" earned his Danish Champion on Saturday, August 16 at our club show. The judge was Mrs. Hassi Assenmacher Feyel from Germany. He gained 6 CACs which is a record for Skye males in Denmark. The day after at our International show with 2,700 entries he went BOB under the judge Mr. Hans V. D. Berg from The Netherlands. Now at the age of 20 months, DJ has gained a Danish Champion title as well as won CACs in Germany and The Netherlands as well as won the breed 4 times in 2 different countries.
Gleanntan Grand Musicmaker and Tina (left)


Gleanntan Going South - "Rebel"
(Ch. Gleanntan Greatxplorer x Ch. Gleanntan Goldminersdaughter)
Best of Winners - Columbiana Kennel Club - 4-point major
Skye Terrier Club of America Supported Entry Show
Breeder/judge: Mrs. Connie Clapp
August 1, 2003

August 10, 2003

At the Lorain County Kennel Club show today in Oberlin, Ohio, Ch. Gleanntan Gotitxactlyrite earned a Terrier Group 4 placement under judge Mr. Charles Bett from Canada. Arnie was handled to this win by Roxan Rohrich.

August 9, 2003 - Photos from Recent Shows

Also, a new page has been created for Gleanntan Stargazer Lily


Ch. Gleanntan Gotitxactlyrite - "Arnie"
(Ch. Mariquita Flashxclusive x Ch. Gleanntan Great Day O'Pataway)


Gleanntan Stargazer Lily - "Lily"
(Ch. Gleanntan Greatxplorer x Ch. Gleanntan Gee Whiz)
Age: 8 months
Lily is carrying on the tradition of 6 generations of champion bitches bred by Gleanntan

August 3, 2003 - Canfield (Ohio) Cluster & Emily Puppies

Just returned from the Canfield (Ohio) Cluster where the Skye Terrier Club of America supported the entry all four days. Needless to say, we are delighted with the major wins on our two youngsters as well as Arnie coming into his own in the specials ring. Here is a summary of our weekend:

  • Fort Stueben Kennel Association: Eight month old, Gleanntan Gettin' Busy - "Ellie" took Winners Bitch from the Bred by Exhibitor Class for 2 points.

  • Columbiana County Kennel Club: Gleanntan Going South - "Rebel" took Winners Dog and Best of Winners for a 4 point major. This was his first outing in nearly a year. Ch. Gleanntan Gotitxactlyrite - "Arnie" took Best of Breed honors in a field of 11 Skyes.

  • Beaver County Kennel Club: Eight month old Gleanntan Stargazer Lily - "Lily" took Winners Bitch from the Bred by Exhibitor class for a 4 point major. Lily is the littermate of Ellie. Ch. Gleanntan Gotitxactlyrite - "Arnie" took Best of Breed honors in a field of 14 Skyes. Arnie was one of 7 terriers making the cut in the terrier group which was filled with the top terriers from around the country.

In the wee hours of Sunday morning, Ch. Gleanntan Grandxpose - "Emily" gave birth to 7 puppies (4 girls and 3 boys).

July 28, 2003 - Summer Fun

We just completed a fun weekend at the Lackawanna Kennel Club shows and the Bald Eagle Kennel Club show. At the two Lackawanna shows on Friday and Saturday, Ch. Gleanntan Gotitxactlyrite - "Arnie" took Best of Breed handled by Michael Pesare. At the Bald Eagle KC show, Ch. Gleanntan Grtxpectation Royal CT - "Tommy" took Best of Breed. Tommy is owned by Janet and Mitchell Weiss and is handled by Pam Goldman.

Our two newest youngsters, 8 month old puppy, Gleanntan Gettinbktobusiness - "Buzzie" earned two championship points by going Best of Winners on Friday and Sunday. Gleanntan Stargazer Lily - "Lily" earned two championship points from the Bred by Exhibitor class by going Best of Winners on Saturday and Winners Bitch on Sunday.

July 22, 2003 - New Photo of Gleanntan Grand Musicmaker


Gleanntan Grand Musicmaker - "DJ" - age 19 months
(Ch. Gleanntan Greatxplorer x Ch. Sonsie Aida)
Owned by: Tina Toft Andersen, Kennel Skyewalker, Denmark

June 20 - 21, 2003 - Gleanntan wins Bred by Exhibitor Group & Best in Sweepstakes at the Great Western Terrier Association of Southern California

Michael and Maida took two Gleanntan youngsters out to beautiful Southern California for the Great Western Terrier Association/Skye Terrier Club of Southern California shows.

On Friday, June 20 at Great Western Terrier Association (I), Gleanntan Remington Steele - "Remy" won the award for Best Bred by Exhibitor Skye and then went on to represent the breed in the Bred by Exhibitor group competition. In a very competitive field, Remy went on to a Group 1 win under judge Mrs. Frances Sikorski.

On Saturday, June 21, in the Skye Terrier of Southern California Specialty Sweepstakes, Gleanntan Gettinbktobusiness - "Buzzie" went Best in Sweepstakes from the 6 to 9 month puppy class.


Michael & Remy (Gleanntan Remington Steele)
in the Bred by Exhibitor Group lineup - Great Western Terrier Association
of Southern California, Cal State Long Beach, June 20, 2003


The final placements - 1. Skye Terrier; 2. Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier;
3. Smooth Fox Terrier; 4. Wire Fox Terrier


Judge Mrs. Frances Sikorski hands out the awards


Michael, "Remy", Carol Fink and Glen Brand



The following day - Saturday, June 21, 2003 - Great Western Terrier Association
Michael and "Buzzie" (Gleanntan Gettinbktobusiness) in the Sweepstakes Group
competition. Earlier in the day, "Buzzie" went Best in Sweepstakes
at the Skye Terrier Club of Southern California Specialty.


Gleanntan Gettinbktobusiness - "Buzzie"


Sunday, June 22: Following a day of showing, "Buzzie" went to
Dana Point where he won friends and considered visiting Catalina Island


All aboard the Catalina Express!

Also on this weekend, Ch. Gleanntan Grtxpectation Royal CT - "Tommy" (Ch. Mariquita Flashxclusive x Ch. Gleanntan Great Day O'Pataway) took back-to-back group placements at shows in New York. Tommy took a Group 3 on Saturday, June 21 under judge Dr. Robert D. Smith and a Group 2 on Sunday June 22 under judge Ms. Denny Mounce. Tommy is owned by Janet & Mitchell Weiss and handled by Pam Goldman.

June 2, 2003

Ch. Gleanntan Grtxpectation Royal CT - "Tommy" (Ch. Mariquita Flashxclusive x Ch. Gleanntan Great Day O'Pataway) took back-to-back Best of Breed wins at the Mountaineer Kennel Club shows on May 31 and June 1. Tommy is owned by Janet & Mitchell Weiss and is professionally handled by Pam Goldman.

Making her ring debut this weekend, Gleanntan Stargazer Lily - "Lily" (Ch. Gleanntan Greatxplorer x Ch. Gleanntan Gee Whiz) took Winners Bitch from the 6 to 9 month Puppy class for her first point.

May 27, 2003 - Memorial Day Weekend

Ch. Gleanntan Gotitxactlyrite - "Arnie" took Best of Breed wins on Saturday, Sunday and Monday (May 24, 25, & 26) at the Butler County KC, Trumbull County KC, and New Castle KC shows. Also, at the Trumbull County show, Gleanntan Gottahavitall - "Mitchell" earned the final points for his AKC Championship with a 3-point major from the Bred-by Exhibitor class. "Mitchell" is owned by Rosemary Hodgins of North Cape May, New Jersey & Gleanntan.

May 17 & 18, 2003

At the St. Clairsville Kennel Club shows on Saturday, May 17 and Sunday, May 18, Ch. Gleanntan Gotitxactlyrite - "Arnie" took back-to-back Group 2 wins. Judge on Saturday was Mrs. Robert (Polly) Smith and on Sunday, the judge was Dr. Robert Smith.

Through the month of April, 2003, Ch. Gleanntan Gotitxactlyrite is the number 2 Skye Terrier. In just two shows in 2003, his littermate, Ch. Gleanntan Grandxpose - "Emily" is the number 5 Skye Terrier. (breed points for Skye Terriers defeated)

April 26 & 27, 2003

This past weekend, at the Clarkesville Kennel Club shows in Clarkesville, Tennessee, Ch. Gleanntan Gee Whillikers - "Michael" took back-to-back Terrier Group 1 wins. At the Fort St. Clair Kennel Club show on Saturday, April 26, Ch. Gleanntan Gotitxactlyrite - "Arnie" took a Group 3.

April 18, 2003 - Potomac Skye Terrier Club Specialty & Photos

What can we say - it was a spectacular day! The day began with the Sweepstakes competition (entry 2-3). Gleanntan Goodness Triumphs - "Daisy" took Best Junior in Sweepstakes & Best in Sweepstakes under judge Gwynne G. McNamara. In the Regular classes (entry 7-6-5-4), Daisy went Winners Bitch from the Bred-by Exhibitor class for a 4-point major to complete her AKC Championship. She completed her championship earning all of her points from the Bred-by class. The icing on the cake came in the breed competition, with Ch. Gleanntan Grandxpose - "Emily" taking Best of Breed/Best in Specialty show honors under Skye breeder/judge Richard Meen, M.D. It was a day we will long remember!


Ch. Gleanntan Grandxpose - "Emily"
Best of Breed
Potomac Skye Terrier Club Specialty - April 18, 2003
Breeder/judge: Richard Meen, M.D.

Pictured from left to right: Dr. Richard Meen, Michael Pesare & Emily, B. Nolan Dale,
Maida Connor, and Jo Ann Lyons


Gleanntan Goodness Triumphs - "Daisy"
Winners Bitch from the Bred-by Exhibitor class (4-point major)
to complete her AKC championship
Potomac Skye Terrier Club Specialty - April 18, 2003
Breeder/judge: Richard Meen, M.D.


Gleanntan Goodness Triumphs - "Daisy"
Best in Sweepstakes
Potomac Skye Terrier Club Specialty - April 18, 2003
Judge: Mrs. Gwynne G. McNamara

April 5 - 6, 2003 - Western Pennsylvania Kennel Association shows


Gleanntan Goodness Triumphs - "Daisy" - age 15 months

The Spring season is getting underway and we had a few of our Skyes entered at the Western Pennsylvania Kennel Association shows in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania this weekend. Gleanntan Gottahavitall - "Mitchell" - owned by Rosemary Hodgins & Gleanntan, in his first shows in over a year, went Reserve Winners Dog both days. Gleanntan Goodness Triumphs -"Daisy", in her first shows since the middle of December, went Winners Bitch and Best of Opposite Sex each day, from the Bred-by Exhibitor class. Ch. Gleanntan Gotitxactlyrite - "Arnie" owned by Gleanntan and shown by owner Roxan Rohrich, took Best of Breed on Sunday. A fun weekend.

April 3, 2003 - DJ Rocking & Rolling in Denmark

News on Gleanntan Grand Musicmaker - "DJ" from owner Tina Toft Andersen: This (past) weekend we were at two Club shows in Denmark and I'm happy to announce that DJ did very well. Both days he won the CAC, which actually means he has those 3 CAC's that he needs to become a Danish Champion. But our shows rules requires that a Skye first can be champion at 18 months of age, so we have to wait for that. He was reserve male both days, just beaten by a Champion, but DJ himself also beat champion males when the judges placed the best males. In our honor ring, we have a competition for the best junior dogs, between 9 - 18 months and on Saturday, DJ went BIS 1 by the English judge Frank Jones. There was almost a full line up of the 32 breeds in the Danish Terrier Club, so it was a great win. The day after, he was BIS 3 by judge Elke Peper, Germany.


DJ and Tina

March 23, 2003

Certainly the show year is still very young. But we couldn't resist this brag - In the Pedigree Award - breed point national rankings, published through the month of February, 2003, Gleanntan Glistening Gatsbie, owned by Jack & Roxie Harkins & Gleanntan, is the number #2 Skye and her uncle, Ch. Gleanntan Gotitxactlyrite, owned by Gleanntan Kennels, is the #3 Skye in the United States. Nice work Roxie, Jack, Nicole, and Roxan.

March 9, 2003

At the Blennerhassett Kennel Club show (Marietta, Ohio) on Sunday, March 9, Ch. Gleanntan Gotitxactlyrite ("Arnie") took a Terrier Group 4 under judge, Ms. D. D. Nickles. Arnie is owned by Gleanntan Kennels and is owner/handled by Roxan Rohrich. On this same show weekend, Gleanntan Gota B Halucinatin earned the final point for his AKC Championship.

February 17, 2003 - Emily


In June, 2002, well-known professional photographer, Tara Darling, photographed "Emily" (Ch, Gleanntan Grandxpose) at the Greenwich Kennel Club show for an upcoming book project. Here are a couple of prints that she sent from the session.

February 17, 2003 - Blizzard of '03!


"Roger" had a ball forging his path through over 2 feet of snow!

February 10, 2003 - Westminster Kennel Club, 2003 - New York City

Gleanntan Kennels was well represented at the 127th Annual Westminster Kennel Club show in New York City on February 10, 2003. Ch. Gleanntan Gee Whillikers (Michael) and Ch. Gleanntan Grandxpose (Emily) were present and both showed superbly. Michael, handled by Lisa Bettis, earned the Award of Merit.


Westminster Kennel Club, February 10, 2003 - L to R: Ch. Rover Run California Zephyr,
Ch. Gleanntan Gee Whillikers and Ch. Abbeywater Athamas At Taylot

January 25 - 26, 2003

At the Abilene (Texas) Kennel Club shows on Saturday, January 25 and Sunday, January 26, Gleanntan Glistening Gatsbie -"Gatsbie" (Ch. Gleanntan Greatxplorer x Ch. Sonsie Aida) went Winners Bitch and Best of Breed over a Special, from the 12 to 18 month bitch class, for her second and third majors! Gatsbie is handled by J. Nicole Conner and is owned by Jack and Roxie Harkins of Abilene, Texas.

New photos of our Peter & Julie - November, 2002 litter (nine weeks old)

January 19, 2003

New photos of our Peter & Julie - November, 2002 litter (eight weeks old)

January 6, 2003 - A New Year Begins!

On Sunday, January 5, at the Nolan River Kennel Club Show (2) in Glen Rose, Texas, Gleanntan Glistening Gatsbie earned her first points - a 3-point major, going Best of Breed from the 12 to 18 month bitch class.


Gleanntan Glistening Gatsbie and handler Nicole Conner
Nolan River Kennel Club (Texas) - January 5, 2003

A new photo of Ch. Gleanntan Graceunderfire - "Snickers" has been added. The photo was taken on the occasion of obtaining her AKC Championship. Snickers is owned and loved by Joe and Ginger Lindsey of Raleigh, North Carolina and she is handled by Ginger.

New photos of our Peter & Julie - November, 2002 litter (six weeks old)

From Tina Toft Andersen in Denmark, a new photo of Gleanntan Grand Musicmaker - "DJ" (below)

December 31, 2002 - Emily & Michael

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.

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.

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