Gleanntan Kennels - 2010
The Year in Review

 

An Overview of 2010

2010 completes the ninth year of sharing our activities through this website. Maida, Roxan and I are grateful to have had another year where we could share our passion and commitment to the Skye Terrier and to the Gleanntan program. April 26 brought profound sadness as we said goodbye to our friend and mentor, Gleanntan Cofounder, Ben Nolan Dale. We took comfort in knowing that Ben was reunited with Donna and so many of their beloved Skyes. Both Ben and Donna will always be carried in our hearts.

GCH. Ch. Gleanntan Comeflywithme! - "Mick", who is owned by Gary and Lynn Wolf of Slidell, LA completed 2010 as the #1 Skye Terrier in the U.S. (breed points). His end  of year total was 3 group wins and a total of 16 group placements. He was handled by his breeder/co-owner, Michael Pesare. On the way to these accomplishments, Mick earned Best of Breed at the Potomac Skye Terrier Club Specialty in April and at the Great Western Terrier Association/Skye Terrier Club of America Supported Entry show in California in June. Mick earned his Grand Champion title and was the second in the breed to do so. He earned the first Award of Merit at the STCA National Specialty and was Select Dog at the Hatboro Dog Club show in October.

GCH. Ch. Gleanntan Glindathegoodwitch - "Glinda" was the first female Skye in the U.S. to earn the AKC Grand Champion title. During the STCA National Specialty Weekend in October, Glinda was Best of Opposite Sex at the Hatboro Dog Club show, the Devon Dog Show Association show and the STCA National Specialty/Montgomery County KC

Two Gleanntan Skyes earned their AKC Championship titles in 2010 - Ch. Gleanntan Wonderful Wizard of Oz - "Gus" in April and Ch. Gleanntan Symphony in G - "Moya" in November.

Roxan's Gleanntan Desperado - "Henley" earned Winners Dog/Best of Winners for a 4-point major at the STCA National Specialty/Montgomery County KC.

Our puppies from Tony x Glinda's litter all went to wonderful homes - to people who we are privileged to call friends. "Tara" went to Carol Fink in Yountville, CA; "Lilly" went to Trond Storsveen in Oslo, Norway; "Roscoe" went to Hazel and Geoff Proud in Cumbria, England; "Harry" went to Beth and Brent Willis in Blue Springs, Missouri; "Teddy" went to Barbara Shickley in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; and Levi went to Carrie-Ann, Christopher, Iris and Solomon Jordan in Indiana.

December 31 - Gleanntan The Goodbye Girl - "Lilly"

We received news during the holidays that Trond Storsveen's "Lilly" (Gleanntan The Goodbye Girl) competed in her third show on December 30 and she earned her second CC. The judge was Mona Selbach from Norway. Ms. Selbach is a former breeder of Chows and Bichon Frises and is close to be an all-rounder. Here is what the judge wrote in her critique of Lilly: "Well developed junior. Well developed head. Good bite. Nice expression. Well placed ears. Good angulations. Good neck and topline. Well placed and carried tail. Moves well. Nice coat and colour."

December 19

Roxan had Gleanntan Desperado - "Henley" (Ch. Gleanntan Gotitxactlyrite x Ch. Gleanntan Goldminersdaughter) entered in two of the Crown Classic shows at the IX Center in Cleveland, Ohio. At Saturday's Richland County KC show, Henley earned Winners Dog for a point and Best of Winners under judge Thora Brown. At Sunday's Western Reserve KC show, Henley earned Winners Dog for another point. The judge was Mr. Robert Shreve.

At the Lehigh Valley Kennel Club show, the Skye entry was 2-2-1-0. However, a few of the Skyes were absent so the competition consisted of one class dog, 15-month old Gleanntan Showstopper - "Teddy" (Ch. Finnsky Gladiator x GCH. Ch. Gleanntan Glindathegoodwitch) owned by Barbara Shickley and one special, GCH. Ch. Gleanntan Comeflywithme! - "Mick" owned by Gary and Lynn Wolf. Teddy showed nicely and with composure. I am pleased with the way this youngster is maturing. Best of Breed was awarded to Mick.

December 12 - Chambersburg Area Kennel Club

Maida and I had a few Skyes entered in the Chambersburg Area Kennel Club show in Gettysburg, PA. We were joined by friends, Travis Wright and his "Truvy" and Barbara Shickley and her "Teddy". The entry was 2-2-1-0 and the judge was Mr. John Simm filling in for Karen Wilson. The class dog was 14-month old Gleanntan Showstopper - "Teddy" (Ch. Finnsky Gladiator x GCH. Ch. Gleanntan Glindathegoodwitch) owned by Barbara Shickley. The other class male from another breeder was absent. The class bitches were 14-month old Gleanntan Symphony in G - "Moya" (Ch. Finnsky Gladiator x GCH. Ch. Gleanntan Glindathegoodwitch) owned by Gleanntan and 2-year old Gleanntan Laughter Through Tears - "Truvy" (Ch. Finnsky Gladiator x GCH. Ch. Gleanntan Glindathegoodwitch) owned by Travis Wright. The single special was GCH. Ch. Gleanntan Comeflywithme! - "Mick" (Ch. Finnsky Gladiator x Ch. Gleanntan Givemebusybee!) owned by Gary and Lynn Wolf.

Best of Breed went to Mick. Winners Dog and Best of Winners (1 point) went to Teddy handled by Maida. Winners Bitch and Best of Opposite Sex went to Truvy handled by Travis.

Thanks to the members of the Chambersburg Area Kennel Club for putting on another nice show that is a credit to the community.

December 9 - New photos of NORDJW-10 Gleanntan The Goodbye Girl - "Lilly"

Two new photos of Lilly from the Nordic Winner Show. Thank you to Lilly's owner, Trond Storsveen. Lilly is sired by Ch. Finnsky Gladiator out of GCH. Ch. Gleanntan Glindathegoodwitch. She is just over 13 months old in these photos.

December 8 - American Kennel Club Breeder of Merit

On October 21, 2010, Gleanntan was granted "Breeder of Merit" status with the American Kennel Club. For more information on the Breeder of Merit Program, visit the AKC website here.

 

 

November 30 - New photo of "Harry"


14-month old Gleanntan Goin' to Show-Me - "Harry" and owner/handler Beth Willis
(Ch. Finnsky Gladiator x GCH. Ch. Gleanntan Glindathegoodwitch)
Best of Winners - 3 point major
Ozarks Kennel Club - November 14, 2010
Judge: Denny Mounce

November 29 - The Maryland Turkey Cluster

Maida and I had Skyes of our breeding entered in the Maryland Turkey Cluster at the Howard County Fairgrounds in West Friendship, Maryland.

Friday's show was the Northeastern Maryland Kennel Club show and our entry consisted of GCH. Ch. Gleanntan Comeflywithme! - "Mick" owned by Gary and Lynn Wolf, two-year old Gleanntan Laughter Through Tears - "Truvy" (Ch. Finnsky Gladiator x GCH. Ch. Gleanntan Glindathegoodwitch) owned by Dr. Travis S. Wright and 14-month old Gleanntan Symphony in G - "Moya" (Ch. Finnsky Gladiator x GCH. Ch. Gleanntan Glindathegoodwitch) owned by Gleanntan. Best of Breed went to Mick and Winners Bitch/Best of Opposite Sex went to Moya. The judge was Robert Clyde.

Saturday's show was the Chesapeake Kennel Club of Maryland and the entry went up by one - our three plus a class male of another breeder who was entered in the Open class. Today's judge was Lorraine W. Bisso. Our entry consisted of GCH. Ch. Gleanntan Comeflywithme! - "Mick", Gleanntan Laughter Through Tears - "Truvy" and Gleanntan Symphony in G - "Moya". Best of Breed went to Mick. Winners Bitch, Best of Winners and Best of Opposite Sex went to Moya handled by Maida. It was a joy to see Maida take Moya on the final "go-round" with Moya making a very pleasing picture in sidegait. This win gave Moya the final point that she needed for her AKC Championship.

Sunday's show was the Upper Marlboro Kennel Club and the entry was GCH. Ch. Gleanntan Comeflywithme! - "Mick", Gleanntan Laughter Through Tears - "Truvy" and Gleanntan Symphony in G - "Moya". Best of Breed went to Mick. Winners Bitch and Best of Opposite Sex went to Moya under judge James Frederiksen.

Monday's show was the National Capital Kennel Club and the judge was Robert Hutton. Our entry was GCH. Ch. Gleanntan Comeflywithme! - "Mick", Gleanntan Laughter Through Tears - "Truvy" and Gleanntan Symphony in G - "Moya". Best of Breed went to Mick. Winners Bitch and Best of Opposite Sex went to Truvy. Mick also went on to earn a Group 4 with the #1 Dog All Breeds - the Smooth Fox taking the Group win.


GCH. Ch. Gleanntan Comeflywithme! - "Mick" in the terrier group - November 26, 2010
Photo by Maida Connor

November 27 - Gleanntan The Goodbye Girl - "Lilly" - Nordic Junior Winner - 2010

Today, we received exciting news from our friend Trond Storsveen in Norway that his girl "Lilly" - Gleanntan The Goodbye Girl (Ch. Finnsky Gladiator x GCH. Ch. Gleanntan Glindathegoodwitch) earned the title of Nordic Junior Winner - 2010. Lilly earned this title at the Nordic Winner Show which is the Norwegian Kennel Club's largest show of the year. The judge was Birgitta Hasselgren from Sweden.

November 14 - Major for Gleanntan Goin' to Show-Me

Today at the Ozarks Kennel Club show in Springfield, Missouri, Gleanntan Goin' to Show-Me (Ch. Finnsky Gladiator x Ch. Gleanntan Glindathegoodwitch) earned Winners Dog and Best of Winners for a 3-point major. Harry is adored and handled by his owner Beth Willis. We are over the moon for Beth and Harry!

November 7

Today at the Bartlesville Kennel Club show in Joplin, Missouri, Gleanntan Goin' to Show-Me (Ch. Finnsky Gladiator x Ch. Gleanntan Glindathegoodwitch) earned Winners Dog and Best of Winners proudly handled by his owner Beth Willis. Congratulations to Beth and Harry on Harry's second point!

Maida and I were at the Back Mountain Kennel Club shows in Bloomsburg, PA this weekend. Our entry consisted of GCH. Ch. Gleanntan Comeflywithme! - "Mick", GCH. Ch. Gleanntan Glindathegoodwitch - "Glinda" and 14-month old Gleanntan Symphony in G - "Moya". Best of Breed both days went to Mick and Best of Opposite Sex both days went to Glinda. On Saturday, Mick made the cut in a strong terrier group.


Above and below: GCH. Ch. Gleanntan Comeflywithme! - "Mick"
in the terrier group - Back Mountain KC - November 7, 2010

November 3 - First show for Gleanntan The Goodbye Girl - "Lilly" in Norway

We received the happy news over the weekend that Gleanntan The Goodbye Girl - "Lilly" was entered in her first show in Norway. Lilly is owned by Trond Storsveen and we had the great pleasure of spending time with and getting to know Trond during the four days of the Montgomery Weekend.

Lilly was shown at the NDK's National Show at Dal (Oslo) Norway under judge Mrs. Brenda Banbury from England. Trond said that Lilly was confident and happy in her first outing and she earned a CAC (champion quality).

Mrs. Banbury's critique of Lilly stated the following: "Good length of head, black ears with good fringes, strong topline, good length of ribs, tail well carried, coat developing well with furnishings, sound on the move."

November 3 - Middleburg KC

We were at the Middleburg Kennel Club shows in Leesburg, Virginia last weekend. These shows are one of the final outdoor shows in this area for the year and the weather can be quite variable. But, we have been very lucky this fall and once again the weather cooperated with bright sun and reasonably warm temperatures. We entered just one of our Skyes, GCH. Ch. Gleanntan Glindathegoodwitch - "Glinda". In the terrier group on Saturday, Glinda made the cut under judge Judith Franklin. The following day, she also made the cut under judge John T. Ward.

October 28 - New photos of Henley, Glinda and Mick


Gleanntan Desperado - "Henley"
(Ch. Gleanntan Gotitxactlyrite x Ch. Gleanntan Goldminersdaughter)
Winners Dog & Best of Winners (4 point major)
Skye Terrier Club of America National Specialty
Shown on Sunday - Montgomery County KC only
Breeder/Owner Handled by Roxan Rohrich, Gleanntan


GCH. Ch. Gleanntan Glindathegoodwitch - "Glinda"
(Ch. Gleanntan Going For It x Ch. Gleanntan Grandxpose)
Best of Opposite Sex
Hatboro Dog Club, Devon Dog Show Association
and Skye Terrier Club of America National Specialty - Montgomery County KC
Breeder/Owner Handled by Maida Connor


GCH. Ch. Gleanntan Comeflywithme! - "Mick"
(Ch. Finnsky Gladiator x Ch. Gleanntan Givemebusybee!)
SELECT Dog - Hatboro Dog Club
First Award of Merit - Skye Terrier Club of America - Montgomery County KC
Breeder/Owner Handled by Michael J. Pesare

October 25 - Mick Group 3 on Saturday and Glinda Group 1 on Sunday

Maida and I were at the Gloucester County KC and the South Jersey KC shows this past weekend. The shows are held in Buena, New Jersey. Although the weather at this time of year can be a bit unpredictable, the weather was beautiful with very reasonable temperatures and bright, sunny skies. Our entries consisted of GCH. Ch. Gleanntan Comeflywithme! - "Mick", GCH. Ch. Gleanntan Glindathegoodwitch - "Glinda" and 13-month old Gleanntan Symphony in G - "Moya".

On Saturday Mick earned Best of Breed and then a Group 3 under judge Sue Weiss.

On Sunday, Glinda earned Best of Breed and then she went on to win the terrier group under judge Lydia Coleman Hutchinson! According to my research (source: TerrierTribe - Group Placements), this was the first terrier group win for a Skye bitch in just over two years. Group placements for Skye bitches are something special. I couldn't help but reflect upon this show weekend eight years ago (2002) when Glinda's dam, Ch. Gleanntan Grandxpose - "Emily" also took at Group 1 at the Upper Potomac Valley KC show.

Glinda showed so well for Maida in the breed and then for me in the group. She was having a fun day. Below are a few photos taken by Maida of Glinda in the group ring and in the Best in Show ring.


The final go-round with judge Lydia Coleman Hutchinson watching closely


Glinda on the down and back


Glinda in the Best in Show ring


Glinda in the Best in Show ring moments before the judge awarded the Lhasa BIS

October 17 - American Kennel Club Meet the Breeds

Maida and I participated in the AKC Meet the Breeds event at the Javits Center in New York City. We participated with four of our Skye Terriers: Ch. Gleanntan Gottalookatme - "Boz", Ch. Gleanntan Givembusybee! - "Bea", Ch. Gleanntan Wonderful Wizard of Oz - "Gus" and Gleanntan Defying Gravity - "Elphie".

Click here for more photos (article coming soon).

 


Below is a compilation of short video clips that Maida took during the day:

 

October 12 - Skye Terrier Club of America Annual Awards - 2009

The Skye Terrier Club of America held its Annual Awards Dinner on Friday, October 8 where the club announced the award winners for 2009. Gleanntan Kennels earned the following awards:

- BREEDER OF THE YEAR
- Top Producing Sire - Ch. Finnsky Gladiator, bred by Kennel Finnsky and owned by Gleanntan Kennels, Reg.
- Top Producing Dam - Ch. Gleanntan Givemebusybee! bred and owned by Gleanntan Kennels, Reg.
- Skye Terrier Winning the Most Points from the Puppy Class - Ch. Gleanntan Wonderful Wizard of Oz
- New Champions: Ch. Gleanntan Comeflywithme!; Ch. Gleanntan Glorious Legacy; Ch. Gleanntan Gale's Grace
- New Performance Title: Ch. Gleanntan Going For The Silver, CD - Companion Dog

October 12 - Skye Terrier Club of America National Specialty - Montgomery County KC Weekend

From Thursday through Sunday of last week, Maida and I attended four shows, culminating in the Skye Terrier Club of America National Specialty at Montgomery County KC. Thursday's show was the Morris & Essex KC show; Friday was the Hatboro Dog Club show; Saturday was the Devon Dog Show Association show and Sunday was the Montgomery County KC show/STCA National Specialty. Joining us for the shows was our friend Carol Fink who owns "Tara". Also coming in on Sunday for just the Specialty was our Gleanntan partner and friend Roxan Rohrich.

Our entries all four days consisted of the following: GCH. Ch. Gleanntan Comeflywithme! - "Mick", GCH. Ch. Gleanntan Glindathegoodwitch - "Glinda" and 12-month old littermates, Gleanntan Symphony in G - "Moya" and Gleanntan Gottamakereservations - "Tara". Roxan had Gleanntan Desperado - "Henley" entered on Sunday.

Below is a brief summary of the awards that our Skyes earned:

GCH. Ch. Gleanntan Glindathegoodwitch - "Glinda" earned Best of Opposite Sex at Hatboro (Friday), Devon (Saturday) and at the STCA National Specialty/Montgomery (Sunday). She was skillfully breeder/owner handled by Maida Connor.

GCH. Ch. Gleanntan Comeflywithme! - "Mick" earned SELECT Dog on Friday and the first Award of Merit at the STCA National Specialty/Montgomery on Sunday. Mick was breeder/owner handled by myself (Michael Pesare).

Gleanntan Desperado - "Henley" was shown just one day - the STCA National Specialty/Montgomery on Sunday and he earned Winners Dog in a field of 7 class dogs for a 4-point major. He was breeder/owner handled by Roxan Rohrich. Henley went on the earn Best of Winners, handled by Mary Norton-Augustus.

Gleanntan Symphony in G - "Moya" won the Bred by Exhibitor class on Friday.

Gleanntan Gottamakereservations - "Tara" won the 12-15 month bitch Sweepstakes class at the STCA National Specialty/Montgomery on Sunday.


Maida and Glinda at Devon - Saturday, October 9
Glinda was Best of Opposite Sex at Hatboro, Devon and Montgomery


Roxan and Henley on the way to Winners Dog - STCA National Specialty
Sunday, October 10


Mick earned the first Award of Merit - STCA National Specialty
Sunday, October 10

October 4 - Wine Country Circuit shows

This past weekend, I was at the Kanadasaga Kennel Club and Finger Lakes Kennel Club shows at Sampson Park on Lake Seneca in Romulus, New York. These shows are part of the popular Wine Country Circuit of shows in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York. This is a breathtakingly beautiful area and it was a pleasure to return to these shows for the first time in 13 years. The last time I attended these shows was in 1997 when I joined Donna Dale for a couple of the shows of the circuit. This was the year that Ben and Donna were just starting to campaign Ch. Mariquita Flashxclusive - "Edi".

Maida had a work commitment this weekend but we entered Barbara Shickley's one-year old youngster Gleanntan Showstopper - "Teddy" (Ch. Finnsky Gladiator x Ch. Gleanntan Glindathegoodwitch) and Beth Willis entered Teddy's littermate, Gleanntan Goin' To Show-Me - "Harry" I also entered GCH. Ch. Gleanntan Comeflywithme! - "Mick". The total entry both days was 3-0-1-0 -Teddy and Harry in the 12-18 month class and Mick in BOB. There was one additional class male entered.

On Saturday, Winners Dog for 2 points went to Gleanntan Showstopper - "Teddy" and Reserve Winners Dog went to Gleanntan Goin' To Show-Me - "Harry". Best of Breed went to GCH. Ch. Gleanntan Comeflywithme! - "Mick".

On Sunday, Winners Dog for 2 points again went to Gleanntan Showstopper - "Teddy" and Best of Breed went to GCH. Ch. Gleanntan Comeflywithme! - "Mick". Thank you to our Cairn Terrier friend, Diane, for showing Teddy.

The group competition both days was intense with a number of excellent terriers and their professionals handlers from the West Coast, the South and the Northeast. Most of these dogs are making their way to Montgomery and one could already feel the excitement of Montgomery in the air!

It was great fun to see Beth Willis and "Harry" again. The last time I saw Harry (and Beth), was the day he went to live with Beth and Brent and the boys. He was just a 4-month old pup at that point. What a treat it was to see him as a mature and incredibly beautiful one year old. Below are a couple of new photos of Harry.


Gleanntan Goin' To Show-Me - "Harry"
(Ch. Finnsky Gladiator x Ch. Gleanntan Glindathegoodwitch)
Age 12 months
Owned by Elizabeth Willis & Gleanntan


Gleanntan Goin' To Show-Me - "Harry"

September 27 - Valley Forge KC

Maida and I were at the Valley Forge KC show on Sunday, September 26. This single-day show was fairly small (850 dogs) but it still attracted a number of the top terriers (Sealy, Kerry, Scottie, etc.). Our entry consisted of GCH. Ch. Gleanntan Comeflywithme! - "Mick", GCH. Ch. Gleanntan Glindathegoodwitch - "Glinda" and Gleanntan Symphony in G - "Moya". Best of Breed went to GCH. Ch. Gleanntan Glindathegoodwitch and Best of Opposite Sex went to GCH. Ch. Gleanntan Comeflywithme! Glinda also made the cut in the terrier group under judge Edna K. Martin. There was also a Bred by Exhibitor group and Group 3 went to Gleanntan Symphony in G.

September 24 - New Grand Champion - Ch. Gleanntan Glindathegoodwitch

We are proud to announce that Ch. Gleanntan Glindathegoodwitch (Ch. Gleanntan Going For It x Ch. Gleanntan Grandxpose) earned her Grand Champion title on September 4, 2010. "Glinda" is the first female Skye Terrier to earn this title and the 4th Skye overall. Glinda was handled to her title by Maida Connor.

September 24 - Six Gleanntan Skyes earn invitations to 2010 AKC/Eukanuba National Championship

Yesterday we received an invitation for 6 of our Skyes to the 2010 AKC/Eukanuba National Championship show that will be held on December 4-5, 2010 in Long Beach, California. Our six Skyes include: GCH. Ch. Gleanntan Comeflywithme! - "Mick"; GCH. Ch. Gleanntan Glindathegoodwitch - "Glinda"; Ch. Gleanntan Givemebusybee! - "Bea"; Ch. Gleanntan Glorious Legacy - "Mackenzie"; Ch. Gleanntan Wonderful Wizard of Oz - "Gus" and our beautiful Finnish import, Ch. Finnsky Gladiator - "Tony".

September 21 - HAPPY ONE-YEAR BIRTHDAY Harry, Roscoe, Levi, Teddy, Lilly, Moya and Tara

September 21 - New photos of Moya


Gleanntan Symphony in G - "Moya"
(Ch. Finnsky Gladiator x Ch. Gleanntan Glindathegoodwitch)
Age 11.5 months


Gleanntan Symphony in G - "Moya"
(Ch. Finnsky Gladiator x Ch. Gleanntan Glindathegoodwitch)
Age 11.5 months

September 18 - Lehigh Valley KC

Maida and I were at the Lehigh Valley KC show today in Macungie, PA. The judge was Lydia Coleman Hutchinson and the Skye entry was a total of 4 in the following breakdown 0-1-2-1. Our entry consisted of GCH. Ch. Gleanntan Comeflywithme! - "Mick", Ch. Gleanntan Glindathegoodwitch - "Glinda" and Gleanntan Symphony in G - "Moya". The additional Skye was a male Special. Best of Breed went to GCH. Ch. Gleanntan Comeflywithme! and Mick also made the cut in the group under judge Gary Doerge. Winners Bitch went to Gleanntan Symphony in G from the 9-12 month Puppy class. Best of Opposite Sex went to Ch. Gleanntan Glindathegoodwitch. We were not able to enter the Sunday show due to a scheduling conflict.

September 18 - Roscoe's first show in the UK


Roscoe's first show in the U.K. - Darlington Championship Show
Roscoe is Gleanntan Gulliver's Travels to Dolphaz
(Ch. Finnsky Gladiator x Ch. Gleanntan Glindathegoodwitch)
Age 11 months
Owned by Geoff and Hazel Proud, Dolphaz Skye Terriers, Cumbria, England

September 13 - Altoona Area Kennel Association Shows

Maida and I were at the Altoona Area Kennel Association shows in Ebensburg, Pennsylvania this past weekend. The cooler weather made for two very comfortable and pleasant days at the shows.

The Skye entry on Saturday was a total of 8 in the following breakdown: 0-5-2-1 under judge James Ham. As it turned out, there were two class bitches and one male special absent. Still, though, there was good competition in bitches with one 9-12 month puppy, one 12-18 month puppy and one Open bitch. Our entry consisted of GCH. Ch. Gleanntan Comeflywithme! - "Mick", Ch. Gleanntan Glindathegoodwitch - "Glinda" and Gleanntan Symphony in G - "Moya". On Saturday, Best of Breed went to GCH. Ch. Gleanntan Comeflywithme! and Reserve Winners Bitch went to Gleanntan Symphony in G from the 9-12 month Puppy class. Select Bitch went to Ch. Gleanntan Glindathegoodwitch.

The Skye entry on Sunday was a total of 5 in the following breakdown: 0-3-1-1 under judge Frank Washabaugh. Best of Breed again went to GCH. Ch. Gleanntan Comeflywithme! and he later went on the a Group 4 in a field that included Margery Good with one of her fanstastic Sealys and Michael Kemp with his Lakeland. Best of Opposite Sex went to Ch. Gleanntan Glindathegoodwitch. Gleanntan Symphony in G took Winners Bitch from the 9-12 month Puppy class for a point. We are delighted with how Moya is maturing. In four shows over the past two weekends, Moya has earned Winners Bitch three times for two 4-point majors and 1 point.


GCH. Ch. Gleanntan Comeflywithme! - "Mick" in the terrier group on Saturday, September 11

September 6 - Tonawanda Valley KC Shows

Maida and I were at the Tonawanda Valley KC shows this past weekend. The shows were held in a very picturesque part of upstate New York. The site was in Albion which is northwest of Rochester and a few miles south of the shores of Lake Ontario.

We first attended these shows in 2001 as we were just starting to campaign Ch. Gleanntan Grandxpose - "Emily" following the passing of our mentor, Donna Dale. In 2004, I attended these shows with Ben. We had just had a litter of Skyes and Maida stayed home with the 3-week old pups. Ben offered to join me on this road trip as we were campaigning Ch. Gleanntan Going South - "Rebel".

This year, our entry consisted of GCH. Ch. Gleanntan Comeflywithme! - "Mick", Ch. Gleanntan Glindathegoodwitch - "Glinda" and Gleanntan Symphony in G - "Moya".

The Skye entry on Saturday was a total of 11 - 1-5 (2-2) 1 with one Special and the Veteran absent. Our judge was Mr. Ralph Ambrosio who substituted for Madison Weeks. Winners Bitch/Best of Winners from the 9-12 month, Puppy class (for a 4-point major) went to Gleanntan Symphony in G - "Moya". Best of Breed and Group 4 was awarded to GCH. Ch. Gleanntan Comeflywithme! - "Mick". Best of Opposite Sex was Ch. Gleanntan Glindathegoodwitch - "Glinda".

The Skye entry on Sunday was a total of 12 - 1-6 (2-2) 1 with one Special, one class bitch and the Veteran absent. Our judge was Mr. Tom Parrotti. Winners Bitch from the 9-12 month, Puppy class (for her second 4-point major) went to Gleanntan Symphony in G - "Moya". Best of Breed was awarded to GCH. Ch. Gleanntan Comeflywithme! - "Mick". Best of Opposite Sex was Ch. Gleanntan Glindathegoodwitch - "Glinda". Mick went on to earn a Terrier Group 1. This was Mick's third group win this year!


GCH. Ch. Gleanntan Comeflywithme! - "Mick" on the move in the terrier group - September 5


The Best in Show lineup - September 5

August 31, 2010 - Dog Days @ Gettysburg College

Last evening Maida and I took two of our Skyes to participate in the first night of "Dog Days" at Gettysburg College. As a member of the Gettysburg College staff, Maida was invited to participate. To quote from the Gettysburg College website: "Dog Days" is designed to use pets to help welcome students to Gettysburg College. During the first three weeks of classes, college employees are encouraged to bring their dogs to campus for "Dog Days." Students are invited to meet the dogs and their owners. "If you get to know the dog, you can get to know the person," said Kathy Bradley, Director of the Health & Counseling Center and Associate Dean of College Life, who dreamed up Dog Days. "If a student has one connection on campus - from a custodian to the president - we're more likely to retain that student. And it addresses students' homesickness and well-being."

We first participated in this most enjoyable event in 2008. We returned in 2009 and now, we are participating in the third year. Last evening, we took two Skyes, Ch. Gleanntan Givemebusybee! - "Bea" and Gleanntan Defying Gravity - "Elphie". For the next visit, we'll add Ch. Gleanntan Gottalookatme - "Boz" and Gleanntan Symphony in G - "Moya" to the mix.

Rather remarkably, a number of students who we first visited with three years ago, attended last evening. Some who were sophomores are now entering their senior year at Gettysburg College. We will be participating again on Thursday and then again two days next week.


Bea and Elphie participating in Dog Days.
Elphie spent most of the visit on her back getting belly rubs from the students.

August 27, 2010 - First AKC championship point for Gleanntan Goin' To Show-Me - "Harry"

We are very proud to report that 11-month old Gleanntan Goin' To Show-Me - "Harry" (Ch. Finnsky Gladiator x Ch. Gleanntan Glindathegoodwitch) earned his first AKC championship point today by going Winners Dog at the Topeka Kennel Club show. The judge was Mrs. Robert S. Forsyth. Harry is adored and handled by his owner, Beth Willis. Harry is Beth's second Skye and her first show Skye. Today's show was Harry and Beth's third time in the show ring. Congratulations to Beth and Harry!

August 25, 2010 - Gleanntan Gulliver's Travels to Dolphaz - "Roscoe"


Gleanntan Gulliver's Travels to Dolphaz - "Roscoe"
(Ch. Finnsky Gladiator x Ch. Gleanntan Glindathegoodwitch)
Age 11 months
Owned by Geoff and Hazel Proud, Dolphaz Skye Terriers, Cumbria, England
(In photo L to R: Hazel, Roscoe and Michael - photo by Maida Connor)

August 25, 2010 - New photo of Gleanntan The Goodbye Girl


Gleanntan The Goodbye Girl - "Lilly"
(Ch. Finnsky Gladiator x Ch. Gleanntan Glindathegoodwitch)
Age 11 months

Owned by Trond Storsveen, Oslo, Norway

August 15, 2010

Maida and I were at the Penn Ridge KC show on Saturday and the Harrisburg KC show on Sunday. The Skye entry both days consisted of our two Specials Ch. Gleanntan Comeflywithme! - "Mick" and Ch. Gleanntan Glindathegoodwitch - "Glinda" and our 9-12 month Puppy Bitch Gleanntan Symphony in G - "Moya". In addition, our friend, Barbara Shickley had her 11-month old puppy, Gleanntan Showstopper - "Teddy" entered in his first show weekend. I must also note that this was Barbara's first time back in the ring in approximately 30 years!

 

Best of Breed went to Mick and Best of Opposite Sex went to Glinda on both Saturday and Sunday. Best of Winners both days went to Moya. On Sunday, our junior handler friend, Rachel, took Moya back into the ring and she presented Moya skillfully. Rachel has handled Moya a number of times since the Bucks County show in May and they are becoming quite a nice team.

 


Gleanntan Showstopper - "Teddy"
(Ch. Finnsky Gladiator x Ch. Gleanntan Glindathegoodwitch)
Age 11 months
Owned by Barbara Shickley & Gleanntan

August 12, 2010 - Roscoe


Gleanntan Gulliver's Travels to Dolphaz - "Roscoe"
(Ch. Finnsky Gladiator x Ch. Gleanntan Glindathegoodwitch)
Age 11 months
Owned by Geoff and Hazel Proud, Dolphaz Skye Terriers, Cumbria, England

August 1, 2010

Maida and I were at two shows in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania this past weekend. Saturday was the Lackawanna KC show and Sunday was the Bald Eagle KC show.

 

The Skye entry on Saturday was 0-2-1-1 consisting of our two Specials Ch. Gleanntan Comeflywithme! - "Mick" and Ch. Gleanntan Glindathegoodwitch - "Glinda" and our 9-12 month Puppy Bitch Gleanntan Symphony in G - "Moya". The other class entry of another exhibitor was in the Bred by Exhibitor Bitch class. Winners Bitch went to Moya for a point; Best of Breed went to Mick and Best of Opposite Sex went to Glinda. Special thanks to our friend Rachel, a talented junior handler, for holding Mick and for taking Moya back into the ring on Saturday.

 

The entry on Sunday dropped to our three - Ch. Gleanntan Comeflywithme! - "Mick", Ch. Gleanntan Glindathegoodwitch - "Glinda" and Gleanntan Symphony in G - "Moya". Best of Breed went to Mick and Best of Opposite Sex went to Glinda. Mick also was one of 6 to make the cut in the group. Special thanks to our friend Susan for holding Mick prior to judging and to West Highland White Terrier breeder/exhibitor. Jody, for taking Moya back into the ring.

July 27, 2010 - Ch. Gleanntan Comeflywithme! - "Mick" earns his AKC GRAND CHAMPION (GCH) Title

We are pleased to report that GCH. CH. Gleanntan Comeflywithme! - "Mick" recently earned his Grand Champion title. He is the second Skye to earn this prestigious new AKC title and the first breeder/owner handled Skye to do so. Here are the requirements of the title from the AKC website (all of the following required): Twenty-five Grand Championship points; three majors won under three different judges; at least one or more points won under a fourth judge; must have defeated at least one other AKC Champion of Record at three shows.

July 18, 2010 - Shawnee KC shows

This past weekend, Maida and I were at the Shawnee KC shows in Berryville, Virginia. We had three of our Skyes entered  - Ch. Gleanntan Comeflywithme! - "Mick", Ch. Gleanntan Glindathegoodwitch - "Glinda" and the puppy Gleanntan Symphony in G - "Moya".

On Saturday, Best of Breed went to Ch. Gleanntan Glindathegoodwitch - "Glinda", presented by Maida. Best of Opposite Sex went to Ch. Gleanntan Comeflywithme! - "Mick". In the Terrier Group, Glinda went on to earn a Group 3 in an entry of about 80 terriers. The breed and group judge was S. Candace Way.

On Sunday, under judge Billie (Kneale) Kellogg, Best of Breed went to Ch. Gleanntan Comeflywithme! - "Mick" and Best of Opposite Sex went to Glinda's 10-month daughter, Gleanntan Symphony in G - "Moya". Mick went on the take a Terrier Group 2.

 

July 17, 2010 - Photos from Great Western Terrier - Gleanntan Gottamakereservations - "Tara"


Gleanntan Gottamakereservations - "Tara"
(Ch. Finnsky Gladiator x Ch. Gleanntan Glindathegoodwitch)
Age 9 months
Owned by: Carol G. Fink


Gleanntan Gottamakereservations - "Tara"
(Ch. Finnsky Gladiator x Ch. Gleanntan Glindathegoodwitch)
Age 9 months
Owned by: Carol G. Fink


Gleanntan Gottamakereservations - "Tara"
(Ch. Finnsky Gladiator x Ch. Gleanntan Glindathegoodwitch)
Age 9 months
Owned by: Carol G. Fink

July 10, 2010 - Brief video clip of Ch. Gleanntan Glindathegoodwitch in the terrier group - July 4

July 6, 2010 - Photos from the Great Western Terrier Association shows


BEST OF BREED
Great Western Terrrier Association - June 27, 2010
Skye Terrier Club of America Supported Entry show
Ch. Gleanntan Comeflywithme! - "Mick"
(Ch. Finnsky Gladiator x Ch. Gleanntan Givemebusybee!)
Owned by Gary and Lynn Wolf and Gleanntan


SELECT DOG - SPECIALTY
Great Western Terrrier Association - June 26, 2010
Skye Terrier Club of Southern California Specialty
Ch. Gleanntan Comeflywithme! - "Mick"
(Ch. Finnsky Gladiator x Ch. Gleanntan Givemebusybee!)
Owned by Gary and Lynn Wolf and Gleanntan


SELECT BITCH - SPECIALTY
Great Western Terrier Association
Skye Terrier Club of Southern California Specialty - June 26, 2010
Ch. Gleanntan Glindathegoodwitch - "Glinda"
(Ch. Gleanntan Going For It x Ch. Gleanntan Grandxpose)
Owned by Gleanntan Kennels, Reg.


SELECT BITCH
Great Western Terrier Association
Skye Terrier Club of America Supported Entry show - June 27, 2010
Ch. Gleanntan Glindathegoodwitch - "Glinda"
(Ch. Gleanntan Going For It x Ch. Gleanntan Grandxpose)
Owned by Gleanntan Kennels, Reg.

July 4, 2010 - Bushy Run KC shows

We were at the Bushy Run Kennel Club shows in Western Pennsylvania for the July 4th weekend. Maida and I entered three Skyes and Roxan entered one of her Skyes so we had four Gleanntan Skyes in competition. Our lineup included Specials Ch. Gleanntan Comeflywithme! - "Mick", Ch. Gleanntan Glindathegoodwitch - "Glinda" and the puppy Gleanntan Symphony in G - "Moya". Roxan had her Open dog Gleanntan Desperado - "Henley". The total entry was 1-1-2-1 with one absent.

On Saturday, Best of Breed went to Ch. Gleanntan Comeflywithme! - "Mick" and Best of Opposite Sex went to Ch. Gleanntan Glindathegoodwitch - "Glinda". Best of Winners went to Gleanntan Desperado - "Henley".

On Sunday, Best of Breed went to Ch. Gleanntan Glindathegoodwitch - "Glinda" handled beautifully by Maida. Maida has been working hard with Glinda and Glinda is in the shape of her life. Best of Opposite Sex went to Ch. Gleanntan Comeflywithme! - "Mick". Best of Winners again went to Gleanntan Desperado - "Henley".

Here are a couple of photos of Glinda in the terrier group.


Ch. Gleanntan Glindathegoodwitch - "Glinda" on the move
(Ch. Gleanntan Going For It x Ch. Gleanntan Grandxpose)
6 years of age
Owned by Gleanntan Kennels, Reg.
Breeder/owner handled by Maida Connor (breed) and Michael Pesare (group)


Ch. Gleanntan Glindathegoodwitch - "Glinda" on the move

We also took new photos of two of Tony (Ch. Finnsky Gladiator) and Glinda's 9-month old pups.


Gleanntan Gulliver's Travels - "Roscoe"
(Ch. Finnsky Gladiator x Ch. Gleanntan Glindathegoodwitch)
Age 9 months


Gleanntan Symphony in G - "Moya"
(Ch. Finnsky Gladiator x Ch. Gleanntan Glindathegoodwitch)
Age 9 months

 

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