Gleanntan Kennels - 2004:
The Year in Review

 2004 in Review

In 2004, we worked hard to present Gleanntan Skyes to a high standard in the conformation ring. We attended quite a few shows, including regional and national Skye specialties and Skye Terrier Club of America supported entry shows. We feel that it is important to place our Skyes in the competitive arena where their merits can be evaluated. Equally important to us is the fact that the shows provide an optimal opportunity for expanding knowledge by talking to breeders and watching other breeds.

Our two leading Skyes in 2004 were Ch. Gleanntan Gotitxactlyrite - "Arnie", professionally handled by Lisa and Mark Bettis, and Ch. Gleanntan Going South - "Rebel", owner/handled by Michael Pesare.

  • Ch. Gleanntan Gotitxactlyrite - "Arnie" (Ch. Mariquita Flashxclusive x Ch. Gleanntan Great Day O'Pataway), the #1 Skye Terrier in 2003, continued his success in the ring in 2004. He earned 48 group placements including 13 Group Firsts. Arnie completed the year as the #1 Skye Terrier (group points) in the U.S.
  • Ch. Gleanntan Going South - "Rebel" (Ch. Gleanntan Greatxplorer x Ch. Gleanntan Goldminersdaughter) was the Best of Breed winner at the Potomac Skye Terrier Club Specialty in April and took Best of Breed at the Columbiana County Kennel Club show (STCA Supported Entry) both with large Skye entries. Always owner/handled, Rebel earned 13 group placements, including two Group 1 wins. He completed the year as the #2 Skye (breed points) and #4 Skye (group points).

We are also proud of the following Gleanntan youngsters coming along in 2004 -

  • Gleanntan Gettin' Busy - "Ellie" (Ch. Gleanntan Greatxplorer x Ch. Gleanntan Gee Whiz) took a 3-point major and a 5-point major at the STCA Supported Entry shows in Canfield, Ohio in August to complete her AKC championship.
  • Gleanntan Pot Of Gold - "Midas" (Ch. Gleanntan Gee Whillikers x Ch. Gleanntan Grandxpose) took Winners Dog and Best of Winners from the Bred by Exhibitor class at the STCA National Specialty/Montgomery County KC in October.
  • Gleanntan Graceunderpressure, CGC - "Gracie" (Ch. Gleanntan Greatxplorer x Ch. Sonsie Aida) earned Best of Winners (Thursday), Winners Bitch (Friday) and Reserve Winners Bitch from the Bred by Exhibitor class at the STCA National Specialty weekend in October.
  • Gleanntan Grand Musicmaker - "DJ"  (Ch. Gleanntan Greatxplorer x Ch. Sonsie Aida) was shown with much success in Denmark by owner Tina Toft Andersen. One of the highlights of his year was taking Best of Breed at The Bundessieger Show - 2004 which is one of the biggest International shows in Europe.

Finally, a new generation of Gleanntan Skyes was born on August 19 (6 bitches and 3 dogs) sired by Ch. Gleanntan Going For It - "Reggie" out of Ch. Gleanntan Grandxpose - "Emily". We are very pleased with the puppies and look forward to bringing them out in 2005.

December 13, 2004

Ch. Gleanntan Gotitxactlyrite - "Arnie" took Best of Breed at the Medina Kennel Club show and the Western Reserve Kennel Club show this past weekend in Cleveland, Ohio. The judge at the Medina County KC show was breeder/judge Sandra Goose Allen and the judge at the Western Reserve KC show was Larry Adams. Gleanntan Pot Of Gold was shown on Saturday and Sunday - he took Best of Winners on Saturday and Winner Dog on Sunday, though no points were available.

December 9, 2004

The final statistics have been released for the 2005 AKC/Eukanuba National Invitational show to be held in January in Tampa, Florida. The final standings are for the period from October 8, 2003 through October 5, 2004. We are proud to report that Gleanntan Kennels, Reg. has two of the top five Skyes - (#2) Ch. Gleanntan Going South - "Rebel" and (#3) Ch. Gleanntan Gotitxactlyrite - "Arnie".

To see the complete list of the top 30 Skyes, go here:
http://www.caninechronicle.com/EukInvitations/Skye%20Terriers.htm

December 7, 2004

Ch. Gleanntan Gotitxactlyrite - "Arnie" earned a Group 2 placement at the Edwardsville Kennel Club show this past weekend under judge Mrs. Judy Webb. Our show season is drawing to a close and we'll post a summary of the year's highlights after the Cleveland weekend.

November 22, 2004

Ch. Gleanntan Gotitxactlyrite - "Arnie" earned another group placement this past weekend in Illinois. At the Lakeshore Kennel Club show on Saturday, November 21, Arnie took a Group 3 under judge Dr. John Shelton.

Maida and I had a nice weekend with the pups - now 13 weeks old. We like what we are seeing!

November 16, 2004

Ch. Gleanntan Gotitxactlyrite - "Arnie" was at four shows in Columbus, Ohio last weekend. At the Dayton Kennel Club show on Friday, November 12, Arnie took Best of Breed under judge Helen Lee James. He then went on to a Group 1 under judge Stephen J. Hubbell.

November 9, 2004

Two beautiful, warm fall days (and no shows) last weekend gave us plenty of opportunity to spend time with the pups. A few new photos have been added to the puppy page. Scroll down to see the latest. We also added photos of each of the pups stacked on November 8.

November 1, 2004

Ch. Gleanntan Gottaluvme
"Maggie"
1992 - 2004

We are saddened by the loss of Roxan's beloved "Maggie" - Ch. Gleanntan Gottaluvme who passed away in her sleep over the weekend. She was 12 and a half years old. Maggie embodied everything that we strive for and admire in Skye breed type.


 


Ch. Gleanntan Gottaluvme - "Maggie" at the Skye
Terrier Club of America Roving National Specialty in Waukesha, Wisconsin - August, 1993. Maggie was
18 months old in this photo.

October 31, 2004

We had two Bred by Exhibitor class entries at the Bald Eagle KC and Back Mountain KC shows this past weekend. Both of these youngsters had very nice successes:

Friday, October 29 - Bald Eagle Kennel Club, Bloomsburg, PA
- Gleanntan Pot Of Gold - "Midas" - Winners Dog and Best of Winners (1 point)
- Gleanntan Graceunderpressure - "Gracie" - Winners Bitch (1 point)

Saturday, October 30 - Back Mountain Kennel Club, Bloomsburg, PA
- Gleanntan Pot Of Gold - "Midas" - Winners Dog, Best of Winners, and Best of Breed over a Special (2 points)
- Gleanntan Graceunderpressure - "Gracie" - Winners Bitch (2 points)

Sunday, October 31 - Back Mountain Kennel Club, Bloomsburg, PA
- Gleanntan Pot Of Gold - "Midas" - Winners Dog and Best of Winners (2 points)

Gleanntan Pot Of Gold (Ch. Gleanntan Gee Whillikers x Ch. Gleanntan Grandxpose) is owned by Joe and Ginger Lindsey.
Gleanntan Graceunderpressure (Ch. Gleanntan Greatxplorer x Ch. Sonsie Aida) is owned by Susan Chandler.

October 20, 2004

Arnie - Ch. Gleanntan Gotitxactlyrite was at two shows in Michigan last weekend. He earned a Group 3 at the Holland Michigan KC show on Saturday under judge Ann D. Hearn and another Group 3 at the Battle Creek KC show on Sunday under judge Judy Webb. We are pleased to report that Arnie is the #1 Skye Terrier in the U.S. in the group point rankings - published through September, 2004.

October 16, 2004 - Another title for Gleanntan Grand Musicmaker - Bundessieger 2004

Wonderful news from Tina Toft Andersen in Denmark: "Yesterday on Friday October 15, we went to a show in Dortmund, Germany to The Bundessieger Show - 2004. This is one of the biggest International shows in Europe with over 5,300 entries. 11 Skyes were entered under the well known Danish judge Mr. Svend Loevenkjaer. I'm pleased to announce that DJ (Gleanntan Grand Musicmaker) went Best of Breed and gained a new title - Bundessieger 2004. BOS was the very beautiful couple Mrs. Lenka Klimova with her cream female Berquist Kaissa Kiora.


The Bundessieger Show 2004 - Dortmund, Germany - October 15, 2004
Best of Breed to Gleanntan Grand Musicmaker - "DJ", owned and handled
by Tina Toft Andersen, Kennel Skyewalker; Best of Opposite Sex to
Berquist Kaissa Kiora handled by Mrs. Lenka Klimova

October 12, 2004

Arnie - Ch. Gleanntan Gotitxactlyrite was in Mason City, Iowa this past weekend. He competed with two other male specials in breed competition (entry: 0-0-3-0) and took Best of Breed both days. He earned a Group 3 on Saturday under judge Charlotte Patterson and a Group 4 on Sunday under judge Dr. Sam Draper.

October 11, 2004 - Keeleigh takes to the air!

Maida and I had the great pleasure of meeting Gary and Lynn Wolf this past weekend. Gary and Lynn flew their plane from Nashville, Tennessee to our area to become the proud new owners of Keeleigh. Keeleigh has done quite a bit of traveling in her young life. But, this was her first time flying. She will be doing quite a bit of flying in Gary's plane as well as Lynn's restored Luscombe. Our best wishes to Gary, Lynn, and Keeleigh.

October 4, 2004 - Montgomery County KC - STCA National Specialty Weekend

The National Specialty/Montgomery County Kennel Club weekend is always very special. The four days of shows, provide opportunities to present your Skyes to a knowledgeable audience of terrier fanciers and fellow Skye breeders/exhibitors. The shows also provide limitless opportunities for learning and a sharing of knowledge. Old friendships are renewed and new friendships are forged. For us, this weekend had it all - fun, friendship, learning, and competition.


Gleanntan Pot Of Gold  (Ch. Gleanntan Gee Whillikers x Ch. Gleanntan Grandxpose)
Winners Dog and Best of Winners
Montgomery County Kennel Club - Skye Terrier Club of America National Specialty
Breeder/judge: Olga Smid


Gleanntan Graceunderpressure, CGC  (Ch. Gleanntan Greatxplorer x Ch. Sonsie Aida)
Reserve Winners Bitch
Montgomery County Kennel Club - Skye Terrier Club of America National Specialty
Breeder/judge: Olga Smid


Ch. Gleanntan Going South  (Ch. Gleanntan Greatxplorer x Ch. Gleanntan Goldminersdaughter)
Award of Merit (only one awarded)
Hatboro Dog Club (I) - Skye Terrier Club of America National Specialty Weekend
Judge: Robert Widden

We are proud of the accomplishments of our Skyes over the course of the four days:

Ch. Gleanntan Going South - owned by Gleanntan Kennels, Reg.

  • Received the single Award of Merit at the Hatboro Dog Club (I) on Thursday under judge Robert Widden

  • Received the first of two Awards of Merit at the Hatboro Dog Club (II) on Friday under judge Dr. Sam Draper


Devon Dog Show Association - Saturday, October 2 - Michael and Rebel on left

Gleanntan Graceunderpressure - owned by Susan Chandler & Gleanntan

  • Winners Bitch & Best of Winners from the Bred by Exhibitor class - Hatboro Dog Club (I)

  • Winners Bitch from the Bred by Exhibitor class - Hatboro Dog Club (II)

  • Reserve Winners Bitch from the BBE class - Montgomery County KC - STCA National Specialty - under breeder judge Olga Smid, Olivia Skyes

Gracie's win at Montgomery retired The Bonnie Victoria Trophy. This perpetual trophy was established in 1997 by the friends of Jean N. Culver, Wynn Mishoe, and Yvonne Simmons in memory of Runnymeade Bonnie Victoria. The trophy was offered to recognize the breeder of the Bred by Exhibitor bitch winner at the Montgomery County KC - STCA National Specialty. The trophy would be retired when it was won three times by identical breeders, not necessarily with the same dog, nor at consecutive shows. Retiring this trophy holds special meaning to us as the first leg was won in 1998, by Donna Dale showing her beloved "Emily" (Ch. Gleanntan Grandxpose). The second leg was won in 2003, when Michael handled Ch. Gleanntan Stargazer Lily to a Bred by bitch class win enroute to Winners Bitch. The third leg was won this year when Gleanntan Graceunderpressure won the Bred by bitch class enroute to Reserve Winners Bitch.

Gleanntan Pot Of Gold - owned by Joe and Ginger Lindsey & Gleanntan

  • Winners Dog & Best of Winners (4 point major) from the 12-18 month class - Montgomery County KC - Skye Terrier Club of America National Specialty under breeder judge Olga Smid, Olivia Skyes. Midas was only shown one day (MCKC - Sunday). This was only his fourth show and the first time that I had an the opportunity to work with Midas. Midas was handled to Winners Dog by Michael and to Best of Winners by Ben.


Ben Dale handling Gleanntan Pot Of Gold to Best of Winners at the
Skye Terrier Club of America National Specialty - Montgomery County KC
under breeder/judge Olga Smid. Midas took Winners Dog earlier from the
12 to 18 month class.


I like this photo of Gleanntan Pot Of Gold. It illustrates his superb
reach and drive as well as his level topline on the move.

On Friday evening, the Skye Terrier Club of America held its Annual Awards Dinner to acknowledge the accomplishments of members and their Skyes during the previous year (2003). Gleanntan received the following awards:

Breeder of the Year
Top Winning Skye Terrier - Breed Points - Ch. Gleanntan Gotitxactlyrite
Breeder defeating the most Skyes from the Bred by Exhibitor class
Skye Terrier Winning the most points from the Bred by Exhibitor class -
Ch. Gleanntan Stargazer Lily
Top Producing Sire (tie) - Ch. Gleanntan Greatxplorer

Also showing this past weekend was Ch. Gleanntan Gotitxactlyrite - "Arnie". Arnie was at the Stone City Kennel Club show in Morris, IL on Sunday and he took a Group 1 under judge Mrs. Dawn Hansen.

September 27, 2004

Ch. Gleanntan Gotitxactlyrite - "Arnie" was at two shows in Murfreesboro, Tennessee this past weekend. At the Greater Murfreesboro Kennel Club show, Arnie took a Group 1 win under judge James White. The following day, he took a Group 2 under judge Dr. Sam Draper. Arnie is professionally handled by Lisa and Mark Bettis.

We have added a few new puppy photos to the Emily Puppy page and will continue to add photos as the pups grow. Now just over 6 weeks of age, we are pleased with their progress. At this point in time, we have 2 females and 1 male available. They will be dark gray.

September 24, 2004


Ch. Gleanntan Going South
Group 1 - Pocono Mountain Kennel Club - September 10, 2004
Judge: Dr. Gerald M. Mager
Field of 105 terriers

September 20, 2004

More great news from Denmark - From our friend, Tina Toft Andersen, "At our two biggest shows in the Danish Kennel Club with over 3,700 dogs entered and the Danish Terrier Club show with 490 terriers entered, DJ (Ch. Gleanntan Grand Musicmaker) won Best of Breed both days. With these wins, he gained the Copenhagen Winner title 2004 CPHW´04. The breed judges were Mrs. Joyce O´Connor from Ireland and Mrs. Ingrid Borchorst from Denmark." DJ is now: INT, DKCH, KLBCH, LUXCH,  CPHW´04 Gleanntan Grand Musicmaker.

September 13, 2004

After a number of rainy and muddy show weekends, we finally enjoyed three straight days of glorious late summer weather at beautiful show sites. Ch. Gleanntan Going South - "Rebel" continued his strong showing with three straight Best of Breed wins, a Group 1 and a Group 4 in three days of shows.

The highlight of our weekend was Rebel's Group 1 at the Pocono Mountain Kennel Club under judge Dr. Gerald M. Mager. There were 105 terriers at this show and Group 2 went to a Multiple Best in Show winning Kerry Blue Terrier. The following day, at the Lehigh Valley KC show, Rebel was one of 6 terriers to make the cut under group judge Judy Webb. Yesterday, at the Berks County KC show, Rebel took a Group 4 placement under judge Mrs. Ruth M. Prehn. There were 155 terriers at the show, including quite a few #1 ranked terriers.

Also, on Sunday, Ch. Gleanntan Gotitxactlyrite - "Arnie" earned a Group 4 placement at the Greater Lafayette Kennel Club show in Lebanon, Indiana. The judge was Dr. Robert D. Smith. Arnie is professionally handled by Lisa and Mark Bettis.


Ch. Gleanntan Going South
Group 3 - Tonawanda Valley Kennel Club - August 29, 2004
Judge: Mr. John Simm

September 7, 2004

We gave "Rebel" - Ch. Gleanntan Going South (and ourselves!) a week off this past Labor Day Weekend. Lisa and Mark Bettis and Ch. Gleanntan Gotitxatlyrite - "Arnie" were carrying the banner this weekend at shows in Milford, Ohio. Arnie took back-to-back Group 1 wins at the two Clermont County Kennel Club shows under judges Jon Cole and Sandra Goose Allen respectively.

Also this past weekend, Tina Toft Andersen, Kennel Skyewalker, Denmark had INT, DKCH, KLBCH Gleanntan Grand Musicmaker - "DJ" at a show in Luxembourg. Tina reported that there were 16 Skyes entered and the judge was Les Aspin from Great Britain. DJ took Best of Breed and Best of Opposite Sex went to Olivia Original Design, owned by Elke Spinnrock, Morningsky Skyes from Germany. Tina also reported that DJ was in the lineup for the last 5 in group. DJ is now a Luxembourg champion. DJ is sired by Ch. Gleanntan Greatxplorer out of Ch. Sonsie Aida - born December, 2001. Congratulations to Tina and DJ.


INT, DKCH, KLBCH, LUXCH Gleanntan Grand Musicmaker
and owner Tina Toft Andersen


The final lineup in the terrier group (Scottie, Yorkie, Skye, Welsh, and Kerry). Note that under FCI rules, the Yorkshire Terrier is in the terrier group.

September 1, 2004

A new generation of Gleanntan Skyes - born August 19, 2004. Nine puppies - 6 bitches, 3 dogs, sired by Ch. Gleanntan Going For It out of Ch. Gleanntan Grandxpose.

August 30, 2004

A memorable August for Rebel - This past weekend, we were at the Tonawanda Valley Kennel Club shows in the attractive town of Albion, New York which is about 30 miles west of Rochester, NY. The entry both days was 1-2-2-0. Ch. Gleanntan Going South - "Rebel" took Best of Breed both days. He earned a Group 2 placement on Saturday under judge Anne S. Katona and he earned a Group 3 placement on Sunday under judge John Simm. Only two terriers placed in the group both days - the Skye and the White Bull Terrier.

In the past 7 shows in August, Rebel has earned 6 group placements.

We are also pleased to report that Gleanntan Graceunderpressure, CGC - "Gracie" took Winners Bitch from the Bred by Exhibitor class, Best of Winners, and Best of Opposite Sex both days.

August 23, 2004

This past weekend, we once again ventured out to shows in heavy rain and we once again trudged through muddy show sites. We were in Middleburg, PA for the Mid-Susquehanna KC shows on Saturday, August 21 and Sunday, August 22. Ch. Gleanntan Going South - "Rebel" took Best of Breed both days and he earned a Group 3 placement on Sunday under judge Richard Powell.


Ch. Gleanntan Going South
Group 3 - Mid-Susquehanna Kennel Club - August 22, 2004
Judge: Mr. Richard Powell

Gleanntan Graceunderpressure, CGC - "Gracie" took Winners Bitch from the Bred by Exhibitor class & Best of Opposite Sex on Sunday for another point. Gracie is owned by Susan Chandler.

Meanwhile, at the Elgin Kennel Club shows in St. Charles, IL, Ch. Gleanntan Gotitxactlyrite - "Arnie" earned two group placements - Group 3 on Saturday under judge William Devilleneuve and a Group 1 under judge Carol Beattie. Arnie was handled to these wins by Lisa Bettis.

August 17, 2004

We were at three shows this past weekend on the beautiful Eastern Shore of Maryland. Despite the threat of the effects of Hurricane Charley, the shows went on with a bit of heavy rain on Saturday. Ch. Gleanntan Going South - "Rebel" earned group placements all three days - the only terrier to place in the group all three days. Rebel took a Group 4 at the Talbot KC show on Friday, under judge Desmond Murphy; Rebel took a Group 2 at the Talbot KC show on Saturday under judge Joseph Gregory; and Rebel took a Group 3 at the Annapolis KC show on Sunday under judge Robert Sharp.


Ch. Gleanntan Going South
Group 3 - Annapolis Kennel Club - August 16, 2004
Judge: Mr. Robert Sharp

Gleanntan Graceunderpressure, CGC - "Gracie" took Winners Bitch from the Bred by Exhibitor class & Best of Opposite Sex all three days and earned three points towards her AKC Championship.

Ch. Gleanntan Gotitxactlyrite - "Arnie" earned two group placements this past weekend at the Burlington Kennel Club shows in West Burlington, Iowa. On Saturday, he earned a Group 3 placement under judge Frank Sabella. On Sunday, he earned a Group 4 placement under judge Dr. Sam Draper.

August 3, 2004

Ch. Gleanntan Gotitxactlyrite - "Arnie" continues to distinguish himself in the Midwest under the guidance of Lisa and Mark Bettis. Here is a summary of his recent group placements:

  • July 25 - Waukesha KC - Group 4 - judge: Robert Stein

  • July 26 - Burlington Wisconsin KC - Group 3 - judge: Mrs. Joan G. Alexander

  • July 27 - Burlington Wisconsin KC - Group 4 - judge: Lowell Davis

  • July 30 - Berrien KC - Group 4 - judge: Steve Hurt

  • July 31 - Sturgis KC - Group 4 - judge: Nancy Fingerhut

  • August 1 - Jaxon KC - Group 3 - judge: Mrs. Peggy Haas


Ch. Gleanntan Gotitxactlyrite
Group 1 - Greater Muskegon Kennel Club - July 17, 2004
Judge: Dr. Jose Luis Payro

August 2, 2004 - Steel Valley Cluster - New Champion Gleanntan Gettin' Busy - Gleanntan's 90th Champion

Maida, Roxan and I were at the Steel Valley Cluster of shows in Canfield, Ohio from Thursday, July 29 through Sunday, August 1. Once again this year, the entry at these shows was supported by the Skye Terrier Club of America and the entry ranged from  12 to 19 Skyes with a nice representation of at least nine different Skye breeders.

I am pleased to report that Gleanntan Kennels had success at this four-show cluster. On Thursday, July 29, at the Fort Steuben Kennel Association show, Gleanntan Gettin' Busy - "Ellie" took Winners Bitch/Best of Opposite Sex for a 3-point major under judge Lee Herr. On Friday, July 30, Ch. Gleanntan Going South - Rebel" took Best of Breed at the Columbiana County KC show under judge George Heitzman. Gleanntan Gettin' Busy - "Ellie" took Reserve Winners Bitch to a 4-point major. On Saturday, July 31, Gleanntan Gettin' Busy - "Ellie" took Winners Bitch/Best of Opposite Sex for a 5-point major under judge Cindy Vogels. This completed Ellie's AKC Championship.

It was a most enjoyable four days as we had an opportunity to spend time with new Skye owners/exhibitors. Very often at the shows, Maida and I select a breed or two that we like and watch the judging to learn more about the breed. This weekend, we had a wonderful opportunity to watch the Kerry Blue Terrier judging all four days. There were specialty shows three of the four days and an entry of over 80 Kerries each day.

July 26, 2004

Maida and I were at three shows this past weekend - the Lackawanna Kennel Club and the Bald Eagle Kennel Club shows. These shows are among our favorite outdoor summer shows as the sites are beautiful. "Rebel" - Ch. Gleanntan Going South took Best of Breed all three days.

July 19, 2004

"Arnie" - Ch. Gleanntan Gotitxactlyrite was at two shows this past weekend in Michigan. On Saturday at the Greater Muskegon KC show, he took a Group 1 under judge Dr. Jose Luis Payro. The following day, at the LaPorte County KC show, he took a Group 2 under judge Denny Mounce.

Arnie's nephew, "Rebel" - Ch. Gleanntan Going South was at three shows in Pennsylvania (Nita-Nee I & II and York KC) and took Best of Breed all three days. He made the cut in the group on Friday in terrier field packed with multiple all-breed best in show terriers. At mid-year, Rebel remains the #1 Skye Terrier in the U.S. (breed points).

Gleanntan Graceunderpressure - "Gracie" took Winners Bitch & Best of Opposite Sex on Saturday and Sunday.

July 5, 2004

We spent a part of the 4th of July weekend at two shows in our area - the Northeastern Maryland Kennel Club show on Friday, July 2 and the Upper Marlboro Kennel Club show on Saturday, July 3. The entry both days was 2-2-2-0. At the Northeastern Maryland KC show, Ch. Gleanntan Going South - "Rebel" took Best of Breed under judge Sue Weiss. Rebel also made the cut in a strong terrier group. At the Upper Marlboro KC show the following day, Gleanntan Graceunderpressure - "Gracie" took Winners Bitch/Best of Winners/Best of Opposite Sex under judge Lydia Hutchinson. Gracie is owned by Sue Chandler of Wayne, NJ.

June 21, 2004

This past weekend we were at three shows in Richmond, Virginia - the Virginia Terrier Club show and the back-to-back Virginia Kennel Club shows. At the Friday, June 18 Virginia Terrier Club show, Ch. Gleanntan Going South - "Rebel" took Best of Breed (entry 2-3-1-0 all three days) under judge Elaine Rigden and he made the cut in a strong terrier group.

Also on this day, Gleanntan Graceunderpressure - "Gracie" made her return to the ring by going WB/BW/OS. On Saturday, "Rebel" took the breed again and Gleanntan Gettin' Busy took WB/BW/OS. On Sunday, "Rebel" took the breed and again made the cut in the group.


Gleanntan Graceunderpressure, CGC - "Gracie"
Best of Winners & Best of Opposite Sex
The Virginia Kennel Club show
June 18, 2004

June 14, 2004 - Arnie and Rebel Earn Back-to-Back Group Placements, Including Group Wins

At the Bryn Mawr Kennel Club shows on Friday, June 11 and Saturday, June 12, Ch. Gleanntan Going South - "Rebel" had quite a showing. He won the Terrier Group on Friday under judge Denny Mounce. Ms. Mounce was at one time a professional handler and handled a number of Skyes to BIS show wins. The field at this show was intense and it included the #1 Airedale, #1 Amstaff (Multiple BIS), #3 Cairn (2003 Pedigree Winner), #3 Border, #2 Kerry (Multiple BIS), #2 Scottie, and the #1 Sealy - all professionally handled. The following day, Rebel earned a Group 4 placement under judge Anna Wanner. See more photos of Rebel here.


Ch. Gleanntan Going South
Group 1 - Bryn Mawr Kennel Club - June 11, 2004
Judge: Denny Mounce


Ch. Gleanntan Going South
Group 4 - Bryn Mawr Kennel Club - June 12, 2004
Judge: Mrs. Anna Wanner

Also on Friday, June 11, Ch. Gleanntan Gotitxactlyrite - "Arnie" took a Best of Breed at the Little Fort Kennel Club of Waukegan (Grayslake, IL) in a field of 9 Skyes. On Saturday, June 12 Arnie took a Group 2 under judge Elaine Rigden at the Fort Dodge KC show in Fort Dodge, IA. On Sunday, Arnie took a Group 1 under judge Jon Cole.

June 10, 2004 - Int., DK Ch. Gleanntan Grand Musicmaker

We recently received word from Tina Toft Andersen that DJ (Ch. Gleanntan Greatxplorer x Ch. Sonsie Aida) earned his International Champion title at the European Winner Show in Barcelona, Spain. Congratulations to Tina and DJ.

June 7, 2004

At the Mount Pleasant Michigan Kennel Club show on Saturday, June 5, Ch. Gleanntan Gotitxactlyrite - "Arnie" earned a Group 4 placement under judge Joseph Mecera.

June 1, 2004

Ch. Gleanntan Gotitxactlyrite - "Arnie" and Lisa Bettis had a wonderful weekend in St. Louis, MO at the four Memorial Day Weekend shows.

Friday, May 28 - Rolla Kennel Club - judge: William F. Potter, II - Group 2
Saturday, May 29 - Rolla Kennel Club - judge: Peggy Beisel-McIllwaine - Group 2
Sunday, May 30 - Mississippi Valley Kennel Club - judge: Mrs. Polly Smith - Group 2
Monday, May 31 - Mississippi Valley Kennel Club - judge: Sandra Goose Allen - Group 1


Ch. Gleanntan Gotitxactlyrite
Group 2 - Rolla Kennel Club - May 28, 2004
Judge: William Potter, II

May 30, 2004

Gleanntan Graceunderpressure, CGC - "Gracie" will be entering the show ring this Summer. She is owned and adored by Sue Chandler of Wayne, NJ.


Gleanntan Graceunderpressure, CGC - "Gracie"
(Ch. Gleanntan Greatxplorer x Ch. Sonsie Aida)
May, 2004

May 25, 2004


Ch. Gleanntan Going South
Group 3 - Mattaponi Kennel Club - May 15, 2004
Judge: John Simm

We had Ch. Gleanntan Going South - "Rebel" entered in the four Memorial Weekend Classic shows in Western, Pennsylvania this past weekend (though it wasn't officially the Memorial Day Weekend).  Rebel took Best of Breed at the Bushy Run KC show on Friday under judge Lee Herr. The following day, at the Butler County KC show, he again took Best of Breed under judge Larry Adams.

At the Wisconsin Rapids Kennel Club shows on May 23 and May 24, Ch. Gleanntan Gotitxactlyrite - "Arnie" earned back-to-back Group 1 wins under judge Mrs. Martha Olmos-Ollivier and Dr. Robert Berndt respectively.

Posted above is a photo of Rebel's group placement at the Mattaponi show last weekend.


Ch. Gleanntan Gotitxactlyrite
Group 2 - Scott County Kennel Club - May 8, 2004
Judge: Keke Kahn

May 16, 2004 - Arnie and Rebel

At the Oshkosh KC show in Wisconsin, Ch. Gleanntan Gotitxactlyrite - "Arnie" earned a Group 3 placement under judge Peggy Haas. The following day, at the Winnegamie KC show, Arnie took a Group 2 placement under breeder/judge, Sandra Goose Allen. Congratulations to Lisa Bettis and Arnie!

That same weekend, at the Mattaponi Kennel Club show in Manassas, Virginia (May 15), Ch. Gleanntan Going South - "Rebel" earned his biggest group win this year with a Group 3 placement in strong terrier competition. The judge was John Simm. Group 1 went to the #2 Kerry professionally handled by George Wright; Group 2 went to the Smooth Fox Terrier professionally handled by Ernesto Lara. The field included the nation's #1 American Staffordshire Terrier; the #1 Bedlington Terrier; #4 Scottish Terrier; #5 Staffordshire Bull Terrier. This show also featured a large Norwich and Norfolk Terrier entry with the national club supporting the entry.

May 10, 2004

Ch. Gleanntan Gotitxactlyrite - "Arnie" earned two group placements this past weekend at the Scott County Kennel Club shows in Rock Island, Illinois. On Saturday, Arnie took a Group 2 placement under judge Keke Kahn. On Sunday, he took a Group 4 placement under judge Stephen Hubbell.

May 3, 2004


Ch. Gleanntan Going South - "Rebel"

At the Crawford County Kennel Club show in Bucyrus, OH this past weekend, Ch. Gleanntan Going South - "Rebel" earned a Group 4 placement under judge Col. Joe B. Purkhiser. Rebel was handled by Michael. On the same day, at the Lexington Kennel Club show, Ch. Gleanntan Gotitxactlyrite - "Arnie" earned a Group 3 placement under judge Dr. Alvin W. Krause. Arnie was handled by Lisa Bettis.

April 16, 2004 - Potomac Skye Terrier Club Specialty

The 31st Annual Potomac Skye Terrier Club Specialty was held on Friday, April 16 in West Friendship, Maryland. The entry in the Sweepstakes totaled 9 youngsters (6-3) under judge Christine (Chris) Carter. The entry in the Regular classes was 8-7-3-0 under judge Gerald M. Mager, Ph.D. with one absent.

Our young special Ch. Gleanntan Going South - "Rebel" took Best of Breed in a nice final lineup of Skyes. Our 8-month old puppy bitch, Gleanntan Gaelic Melody - "Keeleigh" took Best Puppy in Sweepstakes, Best Puppy, and Reserve Winners Bitch (to a 4-point major).


Ch. Gleanntan Going South - "Rebel"


Gleanntan Gaelic Melody - "Keeleigh"

April 8 - 11, 2004 - A Banner Weekend!

At the Steel City Kennel Club shows in Crown Point, Indiana, Ch. Gleanntan Gotitxactlyrite - "Arnie" took back-to-back Terrier Group 1 wins - first day under judge James R. White and second day under judge Roger Hartinger. Arnie was handled to these wins by Lisa Bettis.


Ch. Gleanntan Gotitxactlyrite
Group 1
Judge: Roger Hartinger


Ch. Gleanntan Gotitxactlyrite
Group 1
Judge: James R. White

We also had Ch. Gleanntan Going South - "Rebel" entered in three of the four Blue and Gray Cluster shows in Harrisburg, PA this past weekend (Thursday, Friday, and Sunday) and he took Best of Breed all three days - handled by Michael.

  • Lebanon County Kennel Club (entry 0-1-2-0) - judge Sharol Candace Way - BOB

  • Chambersburg Area Kennel Club (entry 1-1-2-0) - judge Constance Barton - BOB

  • Mason and Dixon Kennel Club (entry 0-2-2-0 with one absent) - judge Joan Graber - BOB

Our youngster, Gleanntan Gaelic Melody - "Keeleigh" was entered on Sunday only and she took Winners Bitch from the Bred by Exhibitor class and Best of Opposite Sex for her first point. (photo below)


Gleanntan Gaelic Melody - "Keeleigh"

Maida and Keeleigh made the local newspaper -

April 4, 2004

At the Chesapeake Kennel Club of Maryland today, Ch. Gleanntan Going South - "Rebel" took a Group 3 placement under judge John Simm. Rebel was owner-handled to this win by Michael.

Also on this day, at the Saginaw Valley Kennel Club show in Birch Run, Michigan, Ch. Gleanntan Gotitxactlyrite - "Arnie" took a Group 4 under judge James R. White. Arnie is professionally presented by Lisa and Mark Bettis.

March 29, 2004

At the Clinton Kennel Club show (3/28) in DeWitt, Iowa, Ch. Gleanntan Gotitxactlyrite - "Arnie" earned a Group 2 placement under judge Robert Hutton. That same day, at the Western Pennsylvania Kennel Association show in Pittsburgh, PA, Ch. Gleanntan Going South - "Rebel" took Best of Breed under judge Michael Dougherty in a field of 9 Skyes. We are also honored to have made the cut in the group.

March 22, 2004


Ch. Gleanntan Gotitxactlyrite - "Arnie" and Lisa Bettis

Ch. Gleanntan Gotitxactlyrite - "Arnie" competed in the Eastern Kentucky Kennel Club shows this past weekend in Paintsville, Kentucky. On Saturday, Arnie took a Group 2 placement under judge Dr. Harry Smith. On Sunday, Arnie took a Group 3 placement under Dr. David Doane.

Also, Ch. Gleanntan Greatxpectation Royal CT - "Tommy" took a Group 4 placement at the New Brunswick Kennel Club show in Edison, New Jersey on Friday, March 19. Tommy is owned by Janet Weiss and shown by Pam Goldman.

March 8, 2004

At the Blennerhassett Kennel Club show (OH) on Thursday, March 4, Ch. Gleanntan Gotitxactlyrite - "Arnie" went Best of Breed and on to a Group 3 placement under judge Stephen Hubbell. He took the breed again the next day at the Magic Valley Kennel Club show (OH). At the Logansport KC show (IN) on Saturday, March 6, Arnie earned a Group 4 placement under judge Dr. Richard Greathouse. At the following day's Logansport KC show (IN), Arnie again earned a Group 4 placement under judge Marjorie Underwood.

March 1, 2004

Our seven month old puppy bitch, Gleanntan Gaelic Melody - "Keeleigh" competed in the Old Dominion Kennel Club of Northern Virginia Match yesterday in Herndon, Virginia. In a total terrier puppy field of 35, Keeleigh went to a Terrier Puppy Group 1 under Cairn breeder, Jerry Howse.

At two of the Belle-City Kennel Club shows in Belleville, IL, Ch. Gleanntan Gotitxactlyrite earned a Group 3 placement under judge Dr. Alvin W. Krause and a Group 4 placement under judge Paul A. Thomann.

February 22, 2004 - New AKC Champion Gleanntan Guardian Angel - "Gertie"

Michael and Maida were at two shows this past weekend in Suffern, New York (Rockland County KC shows). On Saturday, February 21, 2004, Gleanntan Guardian Angel earned the final single point needed for her AKC Championship from the Bred-by Exhibitor class. Gertie is owned and loved by Judy Fatzinger of Bear, Delaware. In his first two shows as a special, Ch. Gleanntan Going South took Best of Breed both days. In two strong terrier groups, he made the cut both days.


New Ch. Gleanntan Guardian Angel - "Gertie" (b)
Owned by Judy Fatzinger & Gleanntan

This photo was taken in November, 2003, on the occasion of Gertie's second
3-point major on the way to her AKC Championship. Her two majors and her
final points were earned from the Bred-by Exhibitor class.

February 10, 2004 - Westminster Kennel Club - New York City

Michael, Maida, and Roxan attended the 128th Westminster Kennel Club show in New York City. We arrived for Saturday's Pedigree Awards Dinner at the historic Plaza Hotel at Fifth Avenue and Central Park South. This black tie affair honored the top dogs in each breed for 2003. The evening was most enjoyable and it was great fun to see each of the award winner's photos displayed on the four large screens at each corner of the room. On Monday, the Skyes were judged at 11 am in Ring 2. There were six Skyes in the entry - 4 dogs and 2 bitches. Ch. Gleanntan Gotitxactlyrite - "Arnie" earned the single Award of Merit under judge Scott Kellogg. Arnie was beautifully handled by Lisa Bettis and we are very pleased with the way in which he represented our program.

January 21, 2004

Ch. Gleanntan Greatxplorer - "Peter" was the Top Producing Skye Terrier Sire (tie) in 2003 with 4 champion get. They are: Ch. Gleanntan Glistening Gatsbie, Ch. Gleanntan Stargazer Lily, Ch. Gleanntan Goodness Triumphs, and Ch. Gleanntan Going South.


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