Gleanntan Kennels - 2011
The Year in Review

An Overview of 2011

Three Gleanntan Skyes completed 2011 in the top 15 for the breed. GCH. Ch. Gleanntan Glindathegoodwitch finished the year as the #1 Skye bitch and the #5 Skye; Ch. Gleanntan Wonderful Wizard of Oz was the #8 Skye although he was shown for only about the final 10 weeks of the year. Ch. Gleanntan Gaelforce was the #12 Skye with limited showing.

GCH. Ch. Gleanntan Glindathegoodwitch won one terrier group and she earned a total of 10 group placements. She won BOB at the Potomac Skye Terrier Club Specialty show and at 3 of the 4 Skye Terrier Club of America Supported Entry shows in Canfield, OH. She completed the year with two BOS wins during the Skye Terrier Club of America National Specialty Weekend. In finishing the year as the #1 Skye bitch, she follows in the footsteps of her dam, Ch. Gleanntan Grandxpose - "Emily" who was the #1 Skye bitch in 2001 and 2002.

Four Gleanntan Skyes completed their AKC championships in 2011: Ch. Gleanntan Goin' To Show-Me - "Harry" owned and shown by Beth Willis; Ch. Gleanntan Desperado - "Henley" owned and shown by Roxan Rohrich; Ch. Gleanntan Defying Gravity - "Elphie" owned and shown by Michael and Maida; and Ch. Gleanntan Showstopper - "Teddy" owned by Barbara Shickley and shown by Maida.

Four of our Skye Terriers earned majors during the STCA National Specialty Weekend - Montgomery County KC and three completed the final points needed for the AKC championship on this important Skye weekend. Of these major wins, a highlight for a breeder was having our Ch. Gleanntan Defying Gravity (Ch. Finnsky Gladiator x GCH. Ch. Gleanntan Glindathegoodwitch) earn Winners Bitch (3-point major) at the Skye Terrier Club of America National Specialty at Montgomery County KC to complete her championship title under respected terrier judge Mr. Edd E. Bivin.

NO SE DK CH NORDJW-10 DKW-11 NOW-11 Gleanntan The Goodbye Girl - "Lilly" (Ch. Finnsky Gladiator x GCH. Ch. Gleanntan Glindathegoodwitch) earned titles in Norway, Sweden and Denmark and she completed the year as the Top Skye Terrier and a Top Ten Terrier in Norway. Lilly is owned and shown by Trond Storsveen, Bonny Hill Skyes, Oslo, Norway.

Littermate, Gleanntan Gottamakereservations - "Tara" owned by Carol Fink, Sally George and Gleanntan earned both of her majors and needs just 4 single points to finish. Also, Gleanntan Laughter Through Tears - "Truvy" earned a major by getting Winners Bitch at the Devon Dog Show Association (STCA Supported Entry) and needs just one major to finish. Truvy is owned and shown by Dr. Travis Wright, Roundabout Skyes.

In England, Hazel and Geoffrey Proud's Gleanntan Gullivers Travels to Dolphaz - "Roscoe" sired a beautiful litter of 4 girls, 3 boys out of Eng. Ch. Salena The Special One - "Angel" bred and owned by Sue and John Breeze, Salena Skyes. The Breezes are the breeders and owners of the Top Skye Terrier in England in 2011.


In February, we acquired Faire Skyes Magical Mystery Tour - "Edith Ann" (Ch. Faire Skyes Magic In The Mist x Ch. Faire Skyes Jay-Roy Hot Toddy) for our program. We are grateful to Edith Ann's breeder, Maryanne Gallagher, of Rochester, NY. Edith Ann earned majors at the Potomac Specialty and at the Hatboro II show in October to complete her championship.

In 2011, Maida and I acquired the Gettysburg home that was owned by our close friends and mentors, Ben and Donna Dale. A number of Gleanntan litters were born and raised here from the early 1990s until Donna's passing in 2001. In December, 2011, a new generation of Gleanntan Skyes was once again born here in Gettysburg when Ch. Gleanntan Glorious Legacy - "Mackenzie" gave birth to 4 girls, 3 boys sired by Ch. Jay-Roy Railway American Anthem.

So completed the 20th year of showing Skye Terriers for Michael and Maida and 41 years of continuous breeding and showing Skyes for Gleanntan Kennels. We are looking forward to all of the promise that 2012 offers!

December 31 - Lilly finished 2011 as the Top-Winning Skye Terrier in Norway

At a national all-breed show held in Dal outside of Oslo on December 29th, NO SE DK CH NORDJW-10 DKW-11 NOW-11 Gleanntan The Goodbye Girl - "Lilly" was awarded BOB and Group 2. The breed and group judge was Mr. Nemanja Jovanovic, Serbia (Heartily Westies, Scotties and JRT). This was the last show of the season and this group placing secured Lilly a place among the Top 10 Terriers in Norway 2011. The final score is not yet announced. Lilly did finish the year as the Top Skye Terrier in Norway!

December 21 - A new litter of Gleanntan Skyes

On Monday, December 19, 2011, Our Ch. Gleanntan Glorious Legacy - "Mackenzie" (Ch. Finnsky Gladiator x Ch. Gleanntan Givemebusybee!) gave birth to 4 bitches and 3 dogs sired by Ch. Jay-Roy Railway American Anthem - "Clifford". Please check our Puppy Page for more information and for news.

December 10-11 - Forsyth Kennel Club, Winston Salem, NC

Maida and I had two of our Skyes entered in the Forsyth Kennel Club shows in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Our entry consisted of GCH. Ch. Gleanntan Glindathegoodwitch - "Glinda" and her son, Ch. Gleanntan Wonderful Wizard of Oz - "Gus" and they were the total Skye entry - 0-0-1-1. BOB on Saturday went to Gus and Glinda was BOS under judge Robert Shreve. On Sunday, BOB again went to Gus with BOS going to Glinda. We were also delighted that Gus made the cut in a strong terrier group on Sunday.

November 27 - Norwegian Winner Show

At the Norwegian Winner Show, NO SE DK CH NORDJW-10 DKW-11 Gleanntan The Goodbye Girl - "Lilly" (Ch. Finnsky Gladiator x GCH. Ch. Gleanntan Glindathegoodwitch) was awarded CACIB, BOS and the title Norwegian Winner-11 (NOW-11). The judge Mike Macbeth (Canada) liked her very much. In her critique she wrote "Outstanding bitch, Lovely head and outline. Fabulous presentation". Lilly is owned and shown by Trond Storsveen, Oslo, Norway.


NO SE DK CH NORDJW-10 DKW-11 NOW-11 Gleanntan The Goodbye Girl - "Lilly"
(Ch. Finnsky Gladiator x GCH. Ch. Gleanntan Glindathegoodwitch)
Owned by Trond Storsveen, Bonny Hill Skyes, Oslo, Norway

November 19-20 - American Kennel Club "Meet the Breeds" - Javits Center, New York City

November 13 - Wine Country Kennel Club

At the Wine Country KC show in Napa, CA, Gleanntan Gottamakereservations - "Tara" (Ch. Finnsky Gladiator x GCH. Ch. Gleanntan Glindathegoodwitch) earned Winners Bitch/Best of Opposite Sex for a 3-point major under judge Mrs. Loraine Boutwell. In limited showing, Tara now has both of her majors and needs 4 single points to finish her AKC Championship. Tara was handled by her co-owner, Sally George. Tara's "mom", Carol Fink, was at the show to see her girl in the ring.


Gleanntan Gottamakereservations - "Tara"
(Ch. Finnsky Gladiator x GCH. Ch. Gleanntan Glindathegoodwitch)
Owned by Carol G. Fink, Sally George and Gleanntan
Shown by Sally George

November 9 - Danish Championship & Danish Winner 2011 for Gleanntan The Goodbye Girl

Last weekend, Trond Storsveen had his NO SE DK CH NORDJW-10 DKW-11 Gleanntan The Goodbye Girl - "Lilly" (Ch. Finnsky Gladiator x GCH. Ch. Gleanntan Glindathegoodwitch) entered in two shows in the city of Herning, Denmark. Lilly won Best of Breed both days and went home a Danish Champion and with the title of Danish Winner 2011.

On Saturday, November 5, at the Danish Kennel Club Interntional Show, Lilly earned Best of Breed under judge Britta Roos-Boerjesson, Sweden (Busheys Westies & Sealyhams) in an entry of four Skyes (2+2). Lilly's critique: Champion bitch of excellent propotions. Especially beautyful neck and topline. First class head. Beautiful eyes, good ears. Good shoulder placement and forechest. Could have wished for slighly straighter front legs, but her elbows are very tight to her body. Excellent rib cage. First class hindquarters. Moves and shows well.

On Sunday, November 6, at the Danish Kennel Club International Show and Danish Winner Show, Lilly again earned Best of Breed under judge Donna Cole from Canada in a field of seven Skyes (4+3). Lilly's critique: Well bodied with adequate angulation front and rear. Moves out well. Tailset and carriage good. Eye shape and color good. Dentition correct. Set on and carriage of ears are very good.

November 6 - Back Mountain Kennel Club

Maida and I had two of our Skyes entered in the Back Mountain Kennel Club shows in Bloomsburg, PA. Our entry consisted of GCH. Ch. Gleanntan Glindathegoodwitch - "Glinda" and her son, Ch. Gleanntan Wonderful Wizard of Oz - "Gus" and they were the total Skye entry - 0-0-1-1. On Saturday, Best of Breed was awarded to Glinda with Best of Opposite Sex went to Gus under judge David Kirkland. On Sunday, Glinda repeated as Best of Breed with Gus going Best of Opposite Sex under judge Kenneth Kauffman.

October 31 - Gleanntan Gottamakereservations - "Tara"

Gleanntan Gottamakereservations - "Tara" (Ch. Finnsky Gladiator x GCH. Ch. Gleanntan Glindathegoodwitch) was entered in the two Sacramento Dog Fanciers show in Dixon, California on October 29 and 30. She earned Winners Bitch on Saturday under judge Bruce Schwartz and on Sunday under judge Carol A. Beattie. She earned one point each day. Tara is owned and adored by Carol Fink and she is co-owned and handled by Sally George.

October 20 - Ch. Gleanntan Goin' To Show-Me - "Harry" earns his CGC title

We received news over the weekend that on Sunday, Ch. Gleanntan Goin' To Show-Me - "Harry" earned his CGC (Canine Good Citizen) title. Congratulations to Beth Willis!

October 20 - Ch. Gleanntan Wonderful Wizard of Oz - "Gus"

Maida and I had two of our Skyes entered in the Catonsville KC and Maryland KC shows one week after the STCA National Specialty Weekend. Our entry consisted of GCH. Ch. Gleanntan Glindathegoodwitch - "Glinda" and her son, Ch. Gleanntan Wonderful Wizard of Oz - "Gus". On Saturday, October 15, Gus took Best of Breed and his dam, Glinda, took Best of Opposite Sex under judge Roz Kramer. On Sunday, October 16, Gus again took Best of Breed and Glinda took Best of Opposite Sex under judge Michael Dougherty. Gus also made the cut in a strong terrier group.

October 10 - STCA National Specialty Weekend - Four Shows, Four Majors and Three New AKC Champions

Maida and I participated in the four days of the Skye Terrier Club of America National Specialty Weekend. Roxan could not make it this year and we missed her. We had the pleasure of sharing the weekend with our friend, Travis Wright who had two of his Skyes entered.

The STCA Specialty Weekend is four shows over four days - the Hatboro Dog Club shows, the Devon Dog Show Association show and culminating with the Montgomery County Kennel Club Terrier Group Show which is host to the Skye Terrier Club of America National Specialty.

Our entry consisted of our GCH. Ch. Gleanntan Glindathegoodwitch and her offspring sired by Ch. Finnsky Gladiator including, Gleanntan Defying Gravity (Elphie) and Gleanntan Showstopper (Teddy). We also had our Faire Skyes Magical Mystery Tour (Edith Ann) entered. Travis Wright had a third littermate to Elphie and Teddy entered, Gleanntan Laughter Through Tears (Truvy) as well as his Special male, Ch. Gleanntan Gaelforce (Cooper).

Here is a quick summary of our results over the four days:

GCH. Gleanntan Glindathegoodwitch was SELECT Bitch on Thursday (Hatboro) under judge Anne Katona and Best of Opposite Sex on Friday (Hatboro) under Barbara Keenan and Best of Opposite Sex on Saturday (Devon) under judge Miss Mike Macbeth. She was handled all four days by Maida.

Gleanntan Showstopper was Winners Dog on Thursday (Hatboro) for a 4-point major under judge Anne Katona. This gave him his final points for his AKC Championship title. He was handled by Maida.


New Ch. Gleanntan Showstopper - "Teddy"
(Ch. Finnsky Gladiator x GCH. Ch. Gleanntan Glindathegoodwitch)
Owned by Barbara Shickley

Faire Skyes Magical Mystery Tour was Winners Bitch on Friday (Hatboro) for a 3-point major under judge Barbara Keenan. This gave her the final points that she needed for her AKC Championship title. She was handled by Michael.

Gleanntan Laughter Through Tears was Winners Bitch on Saturday (Devon) for a 3-point major under judge Miss Mike Macbeth. She was also Reserve Winners Bitch on Friday (Hatboro). She was skillfully handled by her owner, Travis Wright.


Gleanntan Laughter Through Tears - "Truvy"
(Ch. Finnsky Gladiator x GCH. Ch. Gleanntan Glindathegoodwitch)
Owned by Travis S. Wright, Roundabout Skye Terriers

Gleanntan Defying Gravity was Winners Bitch on Sunday, the Skye Terrier Club of America National Specialty (Montgomery) for a 3-point major under judge Edd E. Bivin. This gave her the final points that she needed for her AKC Championship title. She was handled to the win by Michael and then returned during BOB judging with our friend Rachel who is a talented junior handler.

When we were having the photo made, Mr. Bivin said, "She is a very nice bitch. She looks like she will make a good brood bitch for you." To me this was valuable and prescient feedback because Elphie's great-grandmother, Ch. Gleanntan Great Day O'Pataway, is the dam of 6 champions; her grandmother, Ch. Gleanntan Grandxpose is the dam of 6 champions and her mother, GCH. Ch. Gleanntan Glindathegoodwitch, is the dam of 5 champions to date.


New Ch. Gleanntan Defying Gravity - "Elphie"
(Ch. Finnsky Gladiator x GCH. Ch. Gleanntan Glindathegoodwitch)
Owned by Gleanntan Kennels, Reg.

With these new champion titles earned over the weekend, our Finnish import, Ch. Finnsky Gladiator - "Tony" has sired 10 American champions under the Gleanntan prefix, five out of Ch. Gleanntan Givemebusybee! and five out of GCH. Ch. Gleanntan Glindathegoodwitch. Tony was bred by Thea and Rolf Dahlbom, Kennel Finnsky.

Our GCH. Ch. Gleanntan Glindathegoodwitch is now the dam of 5 AKC champions as well as NO SE CH NORDJW-10 Gleanntan The Goodbye Girl (by Ch. Finnsky Gladiator) under our kennel prefix.

October 10

 At the Hamar International Show on Saturday, October 8, NO SE CH NORDJW-10 Gleanntan The Goodbye Girl - "Lilly" (Ch. Finnsky Gladiator x GCH. Ch. Gleanntan Glindathegoodwitch) earned got CACIB (Int. CC) and BOS under judge Henrik Johansson, Sweden. Lilly is owned and was handled by Trond Storsveen.

October 2 - Gleanntan The Goodbye Girl earns her Norwegian and Swedish Championship

On our drive home from the shows in Northern Virginia, we received this exciting news from Trond Storsveen in Oslo, Norway: "Lilly (Gleanntan The Goodbye Girl) was shown yesterday, October 1, under judge Rui Oliveira from Portugal. Lilly got CC and BOB. This win gave her the title Norwegian and Swedish CH. Her full title is now: NO SE CH NORDJW-10. Today she was shown again - in champion class - and was BOB under Norwegian judge Jul Hamlot (Casa De Oro Kerry Blues). She was also shortlisted in the group judged by Rui Oliveira."  

October 2 - Warrenton KC and Old Dominion KC shows

Maida and I had a number of Skyes entered in the Warrenton KC  and Old Dominion KC shows at the Historic Long Branch Farm in Millwood, Virginia. The weekend's weather was cool and rainy day with the temperature struggling to break 50 degrees on Saturday and the low 40's on Sunday.

The Skye entry breakdown was 1-3-2-1. We had the following entered: Gleanntan Showstopper - "Teddy", Gleanntan Defying Gravity - "Elphie", Faire Skyes Magical Mystery Tour - "Edith Ann", Ch. Gleanntan Wonderful  Wizard of Oz - "Gus" and GCH. Ch. Gleanntan Glindathegoodwitch - "Glinda". Also, Travis Wright had two Skyes in the entry, Gleanntan Laughter Through Tears - "Truvy" and Ch. Gleanntan Gaelforce - "Cooper".

The judge on Saturday was Mary Jane Carberry. Best of Breed was awarded to Ch. Gleanntan Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Best of Opposite Sex went to his dam, GCH. Ch. Gleanntan Glindathegoodwitch. SELECT Dog went to Ch. Gleanntan Gaelforce. Winners Dog/Best of Winners (2 points) went to Gleanntan Showstopper. Winners Bitch (2 points) went to Faire Skyes Magical Mystery Tour. I was pleased with Gus' showing as this was his first time in the ring since he completed his championship in April, 2010. He also made the cut in the group.

On Sunday, the entry was the same but we decided to leave Edith Ann at home to hold her out for the Montgomery Weekend. The judge was Westie breeder John (Tom) Ward. Ch. Gleanntan Wonderful Wizard of Oz repeated his Best of Breed win. Best of Opposite Sex went to his dam, GCH. Ch. Gleanntan Glindathegoodwitch. SELECT Dog went to Ch. Gleanntan Gaelforce. Winners Dog/Best of Winners (1 point) went to Gleanntan Showstopper. Winners Bitch (1 point) went to Gleanntan Laughter Through Tears.

September 17

On Saturday, September 17 at the Sir Francis Drake KC show, Gleanntan Gottamakereservations - "Tara" (Ch. Finnsky Gladiator x GCH. Ch. Gleanntan Glindathegoodwitch) was awarded Winners Bitch/Best of Winners for a 3-point major. Tara is owned by Carol Fink and she is co-owned by Gleanntan and Sally George.

September 5

On September 5, 2011, we lost our much loved "Rebel" - Ch. Gleanntan Going South.

September 4 - BEST IN SHOW IN NORWAY - Gleanntan The Goodbye Girl - "Lilly"

Today, at the Gudbrandsdal Dog Club show in Hundorp, Norway, Gleanntan The Goodbye Girl - "Lilly" (Ch. Finnsky Gladiator x GCH. Ch. Gleanntan Glindathegoodwitch) was awarded CC, BOB, Group 1 and BEST IN SHOW. Lilly is proudly owned and shown by Trond Storsveen.

The breed and group judge was Petter Fodstad, a Norwegian Terrier Specialist (Stall Mascot Norfolks). BIS judge was Hans Almgren, Sweden (Bombers Shih Tzu).

Mr Fodstad's report of Lilly: Wonderful type, Well shaped head, Excellent teeth, Correct ears, Very nice neck and shoulder. Strong topline, Strong bones, Very good croupe with a well carried tail, Well angulated behind, Very good movementfrom the side, Slightly narrow from behind, Excellent coat quality, Very well presented.

August 30 - Mid Susquehanna Valley KC

Maida and I had two of our Skyes entered in the Mid Susquehanna Valley Kennel Club show. Our entry consisted of our Open bitch, Gleanntan Defying Gravity - "Elphie" and our special GCH. Ch. Gleanntan Glindathegoodwitch - "Glinda". Glinda earned Best of Breed under judge Joe Walton.

August 30


L to R: Judge Catherine B. Nelson; Michael Pesare with GCH. Ch. Gleanntan Glindathegoodwitch - "Glinda"; Maida Connor with Gleanntan Defying Gravity - "Elphie"; Roxan Rohrich with Gleanntan Showstopper - "Teddy". Glinda is the dam of Elphie (2008) and Teddy (2009).

August 21 - NORDJW-10 Gleanntan The Goodbye Girl - "Lilly"

Today at the Norwegian Kennel Club - Oslo International (Crufts qualifier) under judge James Reynolds, Lilly - Gleanntan The Goodbye Girl earned BOB and CACIB (International certificate). Lilly is owned and handled by Trond Storsveen.

Mr. Reynolds wrote in his critique: Lovely feminine bitch. Beautiful head, eyes and expression. Very good front. Good layback of shoulders making a good length of neck. Very good topline. Excellent coat. Very good rear angulation. Good tail carriage. Moves well coming and going.

August 21 - New photo of Gleanntan Gottamakereservations - "Tara"

August 13 - Penn Ridge Kennel Club

Maida and I had two of our Skyes entered in the Penn Ridge Kennel Club show. Our entry consisted of our Open bitch, Gleanntan Defying Gravity - "Elphie" and our special GCH. Ch. Gleanntan Glindathegoodwitch - "Glinda". On Saturday, Glinda earned Best of Breed under judge Betty-Anne Stenmark.

August 8 - NORDJW-10 Gleanntan The Goodbye Girl - "Lilly"


NORDJW-10 Gleanntan The Goodbye Girl - "Lilly"
(Ch. Finnsky Gladiator x GCH. Ch. Gleanntan Glindathegoodwitch)
Owned and handled by Trond Storsveen, Oslo, Norway
Photo taken in June, 2011 - age 22 months
Photo credit: Paal Hodne

On July 30, Lilly was at a national show in Norway. The breed judge was Frank Christiansen (Norwegian all rounder). Group judge was Lisbeth Mach, Switzerland (Superstar Poodles). Lilly earned CC, BOB and Group 3. Here is what Mr. Christiansen wrote in his critique: "Very good type. Excellent length. Excellent head. Good pigmentation. Elegant neck. Level topline. Correct depth of chest with good ribs. Normal angulation. Very good coat structure. Movement is floating and stable."

August 8 - Steel Valley Cluster - Canfield, Ohio - Skye Terrier Club of America Supported Entry shows

Maida and I attended the four days of the Steel Valley Cluster in Canfield, Ohio. We were joined on Saturday by our friend and Gleanntan partner Roxan. The Canfield shows were once again supported entries for the Skye Terrier Club of America. Our entries consisted of Barbara Shickley's Gleanntan Showstopper - "Teddy" in the Open Dog class, our Gleanntan Defying Gravity - "Elphie" in the Open Bitch class and our GCH. Ch. Gleanntan Glindathegoodwitch - "Glinda" in Best of Breed.

On Thursday, at the Fort Steuben Kennel Association show, the Skye entry was 1-3-1-1 under judge Barbara Dempsey Alderman. Winners Dog and Best of Winners was awarded to Gleanntan Showstopper. Winners Bitch was Gleanntan Defying Gravity. Glinda went Best of Opposite Sex to the male Special.

Friday's show was the Columbiana County Kennel Club. The Skye entry went up to 3-3-1-2 (one class bitch absent) under judge Mr. Charles Foley. Winners Dog was awarded to Gleanntan Showstopper. Winners Bitch and Best of Winners was awarded to Gleanntan Defying Gravity. Best of Breed went to GCH. Ch. Gleanntan Glindathegoodwitch.

Saturday's show was the Beaver County Kennel Club. The Skye entry was 3-3-1-2 with 2 class bitches and the male special absent. The judge on this day was Mr. John T. Ward. Winners Dog and Best of Opposite Sex was awarded to Gleanntan Showstopper handled by Roxan. Winners Bitch and Best of Winners was awarded to Gleanntan Defying Gravity handled by Maida. Best of Breed went to GCH. Ch. Gleanntan Glindathegoodwitch.

Later in the day, we decided to enter the Eukanuba Breeder's Stakes which was offered after Best in Show. This was the second year that this competition was held and, since we missed last year's Canfield, I wasn't quite sure how the event was run. The brochure did explain that the Breeder's Stakes is a group level competition for breeders and each breeder is required to enter three dogs from at least two different litters. The event provides an opportunity to evaluate the breeder's ability to consistently produce superior dogs of uniform type and conformation.

Our entry, consisting of Glinda, Teddy and Elphie, was a bit unique in that one of our three dogs was the dam of the other two entries. The judge for this competition was Mrs. Catherine B. Nelson, Pennywise Dandies, and the terrier group attracted the largest number of three-dog teams with a total of 16 terrier breeders. Group 1 was awarded to Cindy Cooke's team of Anstamm Scottish Terriers and Group 2 was awarded to our team of Gleanntan Skyes. Group 3 went to a group of West Highland White Terriers and Group 4 went to a Kerry Blue Terrier team.

Sunday was the final day of the Steel Valley Cluster with the Mahoning-Shenango Kennel Club show. The Skye entry on this day was 3-3-1-2 with one class bitch absent under judge Elliott Weiss. Winners Dog and Best of Winners was awarded to Gleanntan Showstopper and Best of Breed was awarded to GCH. Ch. Gleanntan Glindathegoodwitch.

August 8 - Gleanntan Gottamakereservations - "Tara" earns her first points in California

While Glinda and two of her offspring were competing in the Ohio shows, another pup from Glinda's 2009 litter was in competition in Northern California. Gleanntan Gottamakereservations - "Tara" (Ch. Finnsky Gladiator x GCH. Ch. Gleanntan Glindathegoodwitch) was entered in the two Richmond Dog Fanciers Club shows in Dixon, California. Tara is owned and adored by Carol Fink and co-owned by Gleanntan Kennels and Sally George. She is handled by Sally.

On Saturday, Tara earned Winners Bitch/Best of Winners and Best of Opposite Sex over a bitch special for her first two points. On Sunday, Tara earned Winners Bitch and Best of Opposite Sex for another point.

July 23

Today, with sadness, we said goodbye to our much loved Molly - Ch. Sonsie Aida (Ch. Gleanntan Great Gatsby x Am. & Fin. Ch. Skyelight Afrodite) at the age of 13.

July 17 - Twin Brooks Kennel Club show

Maida and I had two of our Skyes entered in the Twin Brooks Kennel Club show in Morristown, New Jersey. Our entry consisted of our Open bitch, Gleanntan Defying Gravity - "Elphie" and our special GCH. Ch. Gleanntan Glindathegoodwitch - "Glinda". Glinda earned Best of Breed under judge Mr. Seymour N. Weiss and she went on the a Group 4 under judge Weiss. Group 1 went to the multiple BIS winning Scottie bitch and Group 3 went to an Irish import Wire Fox Terrier that was Best in Show in his first show in the U.S.

July 11 - Upper Marlboro and National Capital Kennel Club shows

Maida and I had two of our Skyes entered in the Upper Marlboro Kennel Club and National Capital Kennel Club shows. Our entry consisted of our Open bitch, Faire Skyes Magical Mystery Tour - "Edith Ann" and our special GCH. Ch. Gleanntan Glindathegoodwitch - "Glinda". On Saturday, Glinda earned Best of Breed and made the cut in the group under judge Mr. Joe C. Walton. On Sunday, Glinda earned Best of Breed under judge Mr. Philip K. Freilich.

July 3 - Bushy Run Kennel Club shows

Maida, Roxan and I were at the Bushy Run Kennel Club shows in Vandergrift, Pennsylvania. The Skye entry both days was 0-1-0-2. Our entry consisted of Gleanntan Defying Gravity - "Elphie" and her dam, GCH. Ch. Gleanntan Glindathegoodwitch - "Glinda". These were Elphie's first shows in almost two years and she is now seeking the final major that she needs to complete her AKC Championship.

On Saturday, Best of Breed was awarded to Glinda. She then went on to earn a Group 3 in the terrier group. On Sunday, the other bitch special was absent. Glinda repeated as Best of Breed. Elphie showed well both days, handled by Maida.

June 21 - New Champion Gleanntan Goin' To Show-Me - "Harry"

Beth Willis had her Skye Gleanntan Goin' To Show-Me - "Harry" (Ch. Finnsky Gladiator x GCH. Ch. Gleanntan Glindathegoodwitch) entered in the four Southern Tier Area Cluster Shows in Upstate New York - June 16-19. The entry at Thursday's Olean Kennel Club show was 4-0-1-0. Harry earned Winners Dog for a 3-point major under judge Mrs. Joan E. Beech. The entry at Friday's Conewango Valley KC show was 4-1-1-0. Harry again earned Winners Dog for his second 3-point major under judge Mr. Melvin Beech. At Sunday's Olean KC show, the entry was 4-1-1-0 under judge Mrs. Helen Lee James. Harry earned Winners Dog for a 3-point major and he went on the earn Best of Winners. This gave Harry the final points he needed for his AKC Championship. Harry finished his championship in fine fashion - earning three 3-point majors in four shows. This, joined with one earlier major and single points, gave Harry his title.

We (Michael, Maida and Roxan) send warm congratulations to Beth on this accomplishment. Harry is Beth's second Skye Terrier and first show dog. Beth piloted Harry to all of his points and he completed his title in just about eight months.

June 13 - Glinda wins the terrier group - Skyline Kennel Club - June 12

Maida and I were at the Skyline Kennel Club shows in Fishersville, Virginia over the weekend. Our entry both days consisted of Faire Skyes Magical Mystery Tour - "Edith Ann" owned by Gleanntan and Maryanne Gallagher and our Special, GCH. Ch. Gleanntan Glindathegoodwitch - "Glinda". Also entered was Ch. Gleanntan Gaelforce - "Cooper"  owned by Travis Wright.

On Saturday, the Skye entry was 0-1-2-1 under judge Dr. Gerard Penta. Best of Breed went to Glinda and Best of Opposite Sex was awarded to Cooper. Glinda later went on to earn a Group 4 under Dr. Penta.

On Sunday, the entry was 0-1-0-1 under judge Scott Kellogg. Best of Breed again was awarded to Glinda. Later in the day, Glinda won the terrier group also under Scott Kellogg.

June 11 - Gleanntan The Goodbye Girl - "Lilly" - Norwegian Terrier Club Specialty

Also, today we received a report from Trond Storsveen that his Gleanntan The Goodbye Girl (Ch. Finnsky Gladiator x GCH. Ch. Gleanntan Glindathegoodwitch) had a successful day at the Nowegian Terrier Club Main Specialty.

From Trond: The show was held in Jevnaker outside Oslo in pouring rain. Breed judge: Jack Watson, UK (Fieldron Smooths). Lilly CC and BOB with a super critique: Good head, Well placed ears, Strong bite, Good topline, Nice bend of stifle, Looks well in profile, Long, low and level, Presented in excellent coat and condition.

Jimmy Byrnes, Ireland (own breed Staffordshire Bull Terriers) judged Best Youngster in Show (age 15 - 24 months). He awarded Lilly Best Youngster! BIS judge was also Jack Watson, and he placed Lilly as BIS 4 in the grande finale. That makes her the best low legged at the show. The entry was 431!

June 9 - Gleanntan The Goodbye Girl - "Lilly"

We recently received a terrific show report from Trond Storsveen. Trond's Gleanntan The Goodbye Girl (Ch. Finnsky Gladiator x GCH. Ch. Gleanntan Glindathegoodwitch) had two successful show outings in Sweden. Here is Trond's report: "First show was on Saturday the 4th. It was held by the Värmland-Dals Terrier Club. The Skyes were judged by Mr. Henrik Johansson, Sweden (Henrikville Yorkies and Pekes). Lilly got a CC and Best of Breed. In the competition of Best Intermediate at the show (between 15 and 24 months of age) she was number 3. The judge for Best In Show was Mr. Joo Schepers from Holland. He is an All Rounder but his own breed is Poodle. Lilly ended up as number 3 Best In Show! Although it was maybe not the biggest of terrier shows, it still consisted of an entry of 205 Terriers. 
 
In his report, Mr. Johansson wrote: "Excellent type. Long, low and level. Very attractive. Excellent strength in the underjaw, and length of muzzle. Nice ears with good feathering. Excellent shoulders and upper arm. Very good and strong in bones. Good length of chest. Deep and wide thighs. Excellent hocks. Excellent coat quality. Very well presented."
 
Today (June 5), we were entered at an International Swedish Kennel Club Show in Vänersborg, and the same entry of Skyes were judged by Mr Peter Harsanyi from Hungary. This time, the other Skye was Best of Breed. Lilly, still got another CC and a CACIB. Mr. Harsanyi wrote: "Intermediate. Elegant typical bitch. Correct size. Excellent hair quality and texture. Nice head. good expression. Elegant neck. Correct form...??? Good forequarters and angulations. In the movement must be a little bit better topline. Well presented.

June 3 - New photo of Ch. Gleanntan Wonderful Wizard of Oz - "Gus"


Ch. Gleanntan Wonderful Wizard of Oz - "Gus"
(Ch. Finnsky Gladiator x GCH. Ch. Gleanntan Glindathegoodwitch)
Age 2.5 years

June 3 - Gleanntan Goin' To Show-Me - "Harry"

Also over the Memorial Day Weekend, Gleanntan Goin' To Show-Me - "Harry" (Ch. Finnsky Gladiator x GCH. Ch. Gleanntan Glindathegoodwitch) was in competition in shows in Tulsa, Oklahoma. At the Seminole KC show, Harry earned Winners Dog for 1 point. The following day, at the Mid-Continent KC of Tulsa show, Harry earned Winners Dog & Best of Winners for 2 points. Congratulations to Harry's owner and handler, Beth Willis.

June 3 - Virginia Memorial Day Cluster

Maida and I attended two of the Virginia Memorial Day Cluster shows in Hampton, Virginia over the holiday weekend. We decided to enter these shows as I was invited to judge the Virginia Fox Terrier Club Sweepstakes on Friday.

The Skye entry on Saturday and Sunday was 1-1-1-1 with one class dog and the male special absent. Our entry consisted of Faire Skyes Magical Mystery Tour - "Edith Ann" owned by Gleanntan and Maryanne Gallagher and our Special, GCH. Ch. Gleanntan Glindathegoodwitch - "Glinda". Best of Breed both days went to Glinda. On Sunday, Glinda made the cut in the group.

May 19 - New photo of Ch. Gleanntan Gaelforce - "Cooper"


Ch. Gleanntan Gaelforce - "Cooper"
(Ch. Finnsky Gladiator x Ch. Gleanntan Givemebusybee!)
BEST OF BREED
Old Dominion Kennel Club - Potomac Skye Terrier Specialty Weekend
Cooper was Best of Opposite Sex to his aunt, Glinda, at the Potomac Specialty
Owned and handled by: Travis S. Wright

May 16 - Chester Valley KC and Lancaster KC

After a two-week break from the shows, we were entered in two shows this past weekend. Our entry both days consisted of a class dog, Gleanntan Showstopper - "Teddy" owned by Barbara Shickley and two class bitches, Gleanntan Laughter Through Tears - "Truvy" owned by Travis Wright and Faire Skyes Magical Mystery Tour - "Edith Ann" owned by Gleanntan and Maryanne Gallagher. We also had our Special, GCH. Ch. Gleanntan Glindathegoodwitch - "Glinda" entered. The entry both days was 1-2-0-1.

At the Chester Valley KC show on Saturday, Teddy was absent. Winners Bitch was awarded to Truvy and Best of Breed was awarded Glinda under judge Rodney Herner. In the group, Glinda made the cut.

At Sunday's Lancaster KC show, under judge Lydia C. Hutchinson, Winners Dog and Best of Winners went to Teddy, handled beautifully by our friend, Rachel Robertson. Rachel is a talented junior handler who was Best Junior on Saturday. Winners Bitch was awarded to Edith Ann. Best of Breed was awarded to Glinda and she later went on to earn a Group 3. Group 1 went to the #1 Norfolk in the U.S. and Group 2 went to the #1 Scottie in the U.S.

May 4 - Photos from the Potomac Skye Terrier Club Specialty Weekend


GCH. Ch. Gleanntan Glindathegoodwitch - "Glinda"
(Ch. Gleanntan Going For It x Ch. Gleanntan Grandxpose)
BEST OF BREED
Potomac Skye Terrier Club Specialty - Columbia Terrier Association of Maryland
(in this photo - Group 2 - Baltimore County KC)


Gleanntan Showstopper - "Teddy"
(Ch. Finnsky Gladiator x GCH. Ch. Gleanntan Glindathegoodwitch)
Winners Dog
Potomac Skye Terrier Club Specialty - Columbia Terrier Association of Maryland
Owned by Barbara Shickley


Faire Skyes Magical Mystery Tour - "Edith Ann"
(Ch. Faire Skyes Magic In The Mist x Ch. Faire Skyes Jayroy Hot Toddy)
Winners Bitch/Best of Winners (3-point major)
Potomac Skye Terrier Club Specialty - Columbia Terrier Association of Maryland
Owned by Gleanntan Kennels & Maryanne K. Gallagher

April 26 - Remembering Ben Nolan Dale

Click on image below for the PDF of the Columbia Terrier Association show catalog page.

April 25 - Potomac Skye Terrier Club Specialty Weekend

Maida, Roxan and I had a number of our Skyes entered in three of the Cherry Blossom Cluster shows - the Columbia Terrier Association of Maryland Terrier Group Show/Potomac Skye Terrier Club Specialty on Friday; the Old Dominion KC of Northern Virginia show on Saturday and the Baltimore County KC show on Sunday.

The Skye entry for the Potomac Skye Terrier Club Specialty on Friday was 3-5-3-3 in the Regular classes with one bitch special absent and 2 in Sweepstakes. The Regular classes judge on this day was Mr. Charles J. Foley. On this day, our entry consisted of Gleanntan Showstopper - "Teddy" owned by Barbara Shickley and shown by Maida Connor; Faire Skyes Magical Mystery Tour - "Edith Ann" bred by Maryanne Gallagher, owned by Gleanntan and Maryanne and shown by Michael; GCH. Ch. Gleanntan Glindathegoodwitch - "Glinda" shown by Michael; and Ch. Gleanntan Desperado - "Henley" shown by Roxan Rohrich. In addition, Travis Wright had his two Gleanntan Skyes entered, Ch. Gleanntan Gaelforce - "Cooper" and Gleanntan Laughter Through Tears - "Truvy".

Best of Breed at the Potomac Skye Terrier Club Specialty was awarded to GCH. Ch. Gleanntan Glindathegoodwitch. Best of Opposite Sex was awarded to Ch. Gleanntan Gaelforce. Select Dog was awarded to Ch. Gleanntan Desperado. Winners Dog (2 points) was awarded to Gleanntan Showstopper from the Open class. Winners Bitch and Best of Winners (3-point major) was awarded to Faire Skyes Magical Mystery Tour from the Open class.

At Saturday's Old Dominion KC show, the entry was 1-5-2-2 under judge Sue Goldberg. Best of Breed was awarded to Ch. Gleanntan Gaelforce owned and handled by Travis Wright. Best of Opposite Sex went to GCH. Ch. Gleanntan Glindathegoodwitch. Winners Dog was Gleanntan Showstopper and Winners Bitch/Best of Winners (3-point major) was awarded to Faire Skyes Magical Mystery Tour.

For Sunday's Baltimore County KC show, the Skye entry was 1-4-2-2 under judge Richard Powell. On this day, Best of Breed was awarded to GCH. Gleanntan Glindathegoodwitch. Best of Opposite Sex was awarded to Ch. Gleanntan Desperado. Winners Dog/Best of Winners (3-point major) was awarded to Gleanntan Showstopper. Winners Bitch (3-point major) was awarded to Faire Skyes Magical Mystery Tour.

In the terrier group, Glinda went on to earn a Group 2 in a total entry of 366 terriers! The judge was Mr. Robert Shreve. Group 1 on this day was the beautiful Scottie bitch handled by Ernesto Lara. She later went on to take Best in Show. Group 3 went to Margery Good's Sealy and Group 4 went to Gabriel Rangel's Wire that was BIS at the Columbia Terrier show on Friday.


Baltimore County KC - April 24, 2011
L to R: Michael, Barbara Shickley with "Teddy" and Jan Palmer-Kowalec
On this day, Teddy was Best of Winners for a 3-point major, handled by Jan

April 17 - New Photo of Lilly

Today we received a new photo of NORDJW-10 Gleanntan The Goodbye Girl - "Lilly" (Ch. Finnsky Gladiator x GCH. Ch. Gleanntan Glindathegoodwitch) from her owner Trond Storsveen of Oslo, Norway. Lilly is maturing beautifully and we are looking forward to her next shows in June.

April 17 - Ch. Gleanntan Gotanxclusive - "Marcus" - 11/8/1997 to 4/12/2011

We are mourning the passing of Ch. Gleanntan Gotanxclusive - "Marcus" (Ch. Mariquita Flashxclusive x Ch. Gleanntan Great Day O'Pataway) who passed away on April 12, 2011. Marcus was the last surviving pup of the litter that Donna lovingly referred to as "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs". The litter included a single bitch, Ch. Gleanntan Grandxpose - "Emily" and seven males. After completing his AKC Championship, Marcus was owned and much loved by Cynthia and Freeman Thibault. Cynthia and Freeman provided Marcus with much love and a wonderful environment and we will forever be grateful to their good ownership of this special Skye. See photos of Marcus on his page.

April 16 - Harrisburg Kennel Club

Maida and I were at the Harrisburg Kennel Club show today. The Skye entry was 1-1-1-1 with the male special absent. We had Gleanntan Showstopper - "Teddy" entered in the Open Dog class. Our Open Bitch entry was our newest addition, Faire Skyes Magical Mystery Tour - "Edith Ann". This was Edith Ann's first show with us. We were very pleased with how Edith Ann showed first for me and then for Maida in Best of Breed competition. Our third entry was our bitch special GCH. Ch. Gleanntan Glindathegoodwitch - "Glinda". Best of Breed was awarded to Glinda with her son, Teddy, going Winners Dog/Best of Winners/Best of Opposite Sex. After the breed judging, we spent some time in the Meet the Breeds area with Gleanntan Defying Gravity - "Elphie" and Edith Ann. In the group later in the afternoon, Glinda made the cut in an excellent lineup of terriers.

In the late afternoon, a severe rainstorm came through causing widespread flooding. Unfortunately the Sunday show - Mason & Dixon KC was cancelled as a result of flooding of the Harrisburg Farm Show buildings.

April 3 - Western Pennsylvania Kennel Association

Maida, Roxan and I were at the Western Pennsylvania Kennel Association shows in Monroeville, PA this past weekend. Roxan is also joining us this weekend. Our entry consisted of two Open class dogs, Gleanntan Showstopper and Gleanntan Desperado as well as our bitch special, GCH. Ch. Gleanntan Glindathegoodwitch. Also with us for the outing was our new addition,  "Edith Ann" - Faire Skyes Magical Mystery Tour.

The Skye entry on Saturday was 5-2-1-1 for a total of 9 Skyes under judge Denny Mounce. Winners Dog for a 4-point major was Gleanntan Desperado - "Henley" owned and handled by Roxan. This completed Henley's AKC Championship. Reserve Winners Dog went to Gleanntan Showstopper - "Teddy" owned by Barbara Shickley and handled by Maida. Best of Breed went to GCH. Ch. Gleanntan Glindathegoodwitch - "Glinda" handled by Michael. Glinda also made the cut in the group.

The Skye entry on Sunday was 4-2-1-1 for a total of 8 Skyes with one class bitch absent under judge Barbara Dempsey-Alderman. Winners Dog for a 3-point major was Gleanntan Desperado - "Henley" owned and handled by Roxan. Henley was kept in the classes so as not to break the major. Reserve Winners Dog again went to Gleanntan Showstopper - "Teddy" owned by Barbara Shickley and handled by Maida. Best of Breed went to GCH. Ch. Gleanntan Glindathegoodwitch - "Glinda" handled by Michael. In group, Glinda earned a Group 4 under judge Denny Mounce.

March 26-27 - San Mateo Kennel Club

18-month old Gleanntan Gottamakereservations - "Tara" (Ch. Finnsky Gladiator x GCH. Ch. Gleanntan Glindathegoodwitch) was entered in the two San Mateo Kennel Club shows in Vallejo, California on the weekend of March 26 and 27. Tara is owned by Carol Fink, Sally George and Gleanntan Kennels. The Skye entry both days was 0-4-1-2. On Saturday and Sunday, Tara won the Open Bitch class.

Below is a photo of Tara from the shows.

March 20 - Delaware County Kennel Club

This weekend, we were entered in the two Delaware County KC shows in York, Pennsylvania. Our entry both days consisted of of one class dog, Gleanntan Showstopper (Ch. Finnsky Gladiator x GCH. Gleanntan Glindathegoodwitch), owned by Barbara Shickley, and his dam, GCH. Ch. Gleanntan Glindathegoodwitch (Ch. Gleanntan Going For It x Ch. Gleanntan Grandxpose) and there was one additional class dog, a drop-eared male (total entry: 2-0-0-1). Due to other pressing commitments, Maida was not able to attend these shows and I was unable to stay for the group each day. On Saturday, our dear friend and Gleanntan partner, Roxan Rohrich showed "Teddy" to Winners Dog for one point and then he went on to take Best of Breed over his dam, "Glinda". On Sunday, Roxan had to return home to Ohio so I showed "Teddy" to Winners Dog for another point. Glinda took Best of Breed. One of our friends in another terrier breed commented after the judging that both Glinda and Teddy moved around the ring with their tails wagging the entire time.

March 13 - Monticello New York Kennel Club and Saw Mill River Kennel Club shows

Maida and I have just returned from another show weekend in New York. The Saturday show was the Monticello New York KC and the Sunday show was the Saw Mill River KC. These two shows were held in Milton, NY just a few miles from Poughkeepsie, where we stayed on Saturday evening. The weekend was just about a repeat of our weekend two weeks ago. Our entry consisted of one class dog, Gleanntan Showstopper, owned by Barbara Shickley, and his dam, GCH. Ch. Gleanntan Glindathegoodwitch - 1-0-0-1. Best of Breed both days went to Glinda. Glinda made the cut in the group on Saturday under judge Thomas Yates. On Sunday, Glinda earned a Group 4 under Scottie breeder judge Alice Watkins. We also took Edith Ann (Faire Skyes Magical Mystery Tour), with us and it was a pleasure  working with her on the show grounds.

February 27 - Rockland County Kennel Club shows

Maida and I spent the weekend at the Rockland County Kennel Club shows in Suffern, New York. These shows were held at the Rockland County Community College. The site is spacious with large rings and plenty of space to walk dogs in the building. Our entry consisted of one class dog, Gleanntan Showstopper, owned by Barbara Shickley, and his dam, GCH. Ch. Gleanntan Glindathegoodwitch - 1-0-0-1. Best of Breed both days went to Glinda. Glinda made the cut in the group on Saturday under judge Fred Ferris. On Sunday, Glinda earned a Group 4 under judge Thomas Parrotti. We also took our newest addition, Edith Ann (Faire Skyes Magical Mystery Tour), with us for the outing and the weekend was a very positive experience for her.


The Terrier Group - Rockland County KC - February 27, 2011 (Photo: Maida Connor)

February 16 - 135th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Show

Maida and I have just returned from New York City where our Skyes competed in the 135th Annual Westminster Kennel Club show at Madison Square Garden. We returned this year with GCH. Gleanntan Comeflywithme! - "Mick" (Ch. Finnsky Gladiator x Ch. Gleanntan Givemebusybee!) and GCH. Gleanntan Glindathegoodwitch - "Glinda" (Ch. Gleanntan Going For It x Ch. Gleanntan Grandxpose). The entry this year under judge Dr. Robert D. Smith was 8 dogs and 2 bitches with one dog special absent.

We enjoyed spending downtime and time at the show with dear friends who are truly members of our Gleanntan family - Jan and Ernie Kowalec, Whisperelle Skyes, Calgary, Canada; Lynn and Gary Wolf of Slidell, Louisiana who own "Mick" and Travis Wright from Washington, DC who co-owns the 2008 Westminster BOB winner, Ch. Gleanntan Gottalookatme - "Boz". It was also fun to spend time in the benching area with our fellow Skye Terrier and Dandie Dinmont Terrier exhibitors.

We are proud of Glinda's Best of Opposite Sex award, particularly since Glinda was breeder/owner handled by Michael Pesare.

Mick was skillfully handled by Jan Kowalec who has been involved with Skyes since the 1970s.

February 16 - Gleanntan The Goodbye Girl - "Lilly"

On Sunday, February 13, Gleanntan The Goodbye Girl - "Lilly" (Ch. Finnsky Gladiator x GCH. Gleanntan Glindathegoodwitch) competed in her final show as a Junior in Norway. Lilly earned a CC, BOB and she was shortlisted in the group. The breed judge was Benny Blid von Shedevin, Sweden (Maximin Schnauzers) and here is what he wrote in his report of Lilly:

"Very balanced. Very promising Junior. Well shaped head. Good ears. Excellent neck and topline. Good body length. Well developed body. Good bones. Already excellent coat quality. Coat has good length."

Congratulations to Trond Storsveen, Lilly's owner and handler!

January 23 - Carroll Kennel Club and Annapolis Kennel Club


GCH. Gleanntan Glindathegoodwitch - "Glinda"
(Ch. Gleanntan Going For It x Ch. Gleanntan Grandxpose)
Group 4 - Carroll KC - Judge: Mr. Terry Stacy - January 22, 2011

This past weekend, we had GCH. Gleanntan Glindathegoodwitch - "Glinda" (Ch. Gleanntan Going For It x Ch. Gleanntan Grandxpose) entered in the Carroll Kennel Club and the Annapolis Kennel Club shows. The shows were held at the Howard County Fairgrounds in West Friendship, MD. The Skye entry both days was 0-0-1-1. On Saturday, Glinda earned Best of Breed under judge James Frederiksen and then went on to a Group 4 under judge Terry Stacy. On Sunday, Glinda earned Best of Breed under judge Jon Cole and made the cut in the group under judge Carol Esterkin. It was a fun weekend at the shows, sharing time with Skye friends as well as friends in other breeds.

January 9 - Rubber City Kennel Club

Maida, Roxan and I were at the Rubber City KC shows on Saturday and Sunday. The total entry each day was 3-0-1-1. Our entry consisted of Roxan's Gleanntan Desperado - "Henley"; Gleanntan Showstopper - "Teddy" and our special GCH. Ch. Gleanntan Glindathegoodwitch - "Glinda".

On Saturday the judge was Betsy Dale. Winners Dog from the Open class went to Henley for 2 points. He was handled by Roxan. Reserve Winners Dog from the 12-18 month class went to Teddy handled by Maida. Best of Opposite Sex went to Glinda handled by Michael.

On Sunday the judge was Dr. John Reeve-Newson. He awarded Winners Dog went to Teddy for 2 points and Reserve Winners Dog went to Henley. Best of Breed was awarded to Glinda and she later went on to a Group 3 placement under judge Lawrence Stanbridge.  Group 1 on this day was the Montgomery County KC Best in Show-winning Amstaff bitch superbly handled by professional Kimberly Rudzik.

January 9

The statistics for 2010 have now been confirmed and we are delighted to report that our homebred GCH. Ch. Gleanntan Comeflywithme! - "Mick" has completed the year as the #1 Skye Terrier in the U.S. in breed points (based on number of Skyes defeated). Mick was handled entirely by his breeder/co-owner Michael Pesare. Mick is owned by Gary and Lynn Wolf of Slidell, Louisiana. Mick's sire is Ch. Finnsky Gladiator who was the #1 Skye in the U.S. for 2008 (breed points). Mick's dam is Ch. Gleanntan Givemebusybee! - "Bea", littermate of Ch. Gleanntan Gottalookatme - "Boz" who was the #1 Skye Terrier - All Systems for 2007.

We would like to also congratulate the breeders, owners and handlers of GCH. Ch. Cragsmoor Buddy Goodman who completed 2010 as the #1 Skye in Group Points (based on number of terriers defeated) and the #3 terrier in the U.S.

January 3

Here are a couple of fun photos that we received today from Trond Storsveen. Here is "Lilly" (Gleanntan The Goodbye Girl) and her Soft Coated Wheaten friend, Soffi, who is owned by Trond's sister. We love seeing photos of Lilly in her home environment in Norway.

January 1 - 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."


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