Gleanntan Kennels - 2014
The Year in Review

 

December 15 - Lehigh Valley KC and Delaware Water Gap KC shows

Maida and I had two of our Skyes entered in the Lehigh Valley KC and Delaware Water Gap KC shows in Bethlehem, PA. Our entry consisted of 16-month old Gleanntan Oh My Goodness - "Mellie" in the Bred by Exhibitor class and Ch. Dexter Jetser Bohemia Skywalker - "Dexter" in Best of Breed. On Saturday, under judge Betty-Anne Stenmark, Dexter earned BOB and Mellie was WB/BOS. In the Bred by Exhibitor group, Mellie went Group 2 under judge Clifford Shultz. On Sunday, under judge Ann Katona, Dexter repeated as BOB and Mellie was WB/BOS.

November 30 - Chesapeake KC and Northeastern Maryland KC

Maida and I had two of our Skyes entered in the Chesapeake KC of Maryland and the Northeastern Maryland KC shows. Our entry consisted of 16-month old Gleanntan Oh My Goodness - "Mellie" in the Bred by Exhibitor class and GCH. Ch. Gleanntan First Lady of the Skyes - "Amelia". On Saturday, Amelia took BOB under judge Seymour Weiss. In the terrier group, Amelia made the cut, but she did not place. On Sunday, under judge Carolyn Herbel, Amelia took BOB with nothing in the group. I could not be happier with how Amelia showed in the group both days. I was also pleased with Mellie's showing, particularly today with Maida handling her in the breed ring.

November 28 - Amelia earned Bronze Grand Championship Level

We recently  received notice from the AKC that on October 3, 2014, GCH. Ch. Gleanntan First Lady of the Skyes - "Amelia" earned the Bronze Grand Championship level which means she has earned over 100 grand championship points. We are proud of what Amelia has accomplished in 2014. She has earned most of her grand championship major points during regional and national specialty weekends.

November 28 - Kennel Club of Philadelphia - National Dog Show

Maida and I had two Skyes entered in the Kennel Club of Philadelphia shows on November 15 and 16. Our entry consisted of 15-month old Gleanntan Oh My Goodness - "Mellie" and GCH. Ch. Gleanntan First Lady of the Skyes - "Amelia". The Saturday show was also the National Dog Show which is recorded for TV broadcast after the Macy's Parade on Thanksgiving morning. The total Skye entry both days was 0-2-0-1.

Amelia earned Best of Breed both days. Mellie was RWB both days.

November 28 - Photo of Amelia from the Back Mountain KC show


Amelia's Ninth Group Placement in 2014
GCH. Ch. Gleanntan First Lady of the Skyes - "Amelia"
Group 4 - Back Mountain Kennel Club
November 1, 2014
Judge: Kathleen Ferris

November 11 - New puppy photos

New photos of the pups have been posted to the Puppy Page.


Gleanntan Thistle Dew At Argent - "Andrew" (Green Boy)
Ch. Dexter Jetser Bohemia Skywalker x Ch. Gleanntan Glorious Legacy
Owned by Lynne Kuczynski Veazie

November 11 - Back Mountain KC - November 1

Maida and I had two Skyes entered in the Back Mountain KC show on November 1. Our entry consisted of 15-month old Gleanntan Oh My Goodness - "Mellie" and GCH. Ch. Gleanntan First Lady of the Skyes - "Amelia". On Saturday, under judge Kathleen Ferris, Amelia was Best of Breed and then she went on to a Group 4 placement.

October 28 - Middleburg KC - final outdoor shows of the year

Maida and I had two Skyes entered in the Middleburg KC shows on October 25-26. Our entry consisted of 15-month old Gleanntan Oh My Goodness - "Mellie" and GCH. Ch. Gleanntan First Lady of the Skyes - "Amelia". On Saturday, under judge Richard W. Powell, Amelia was Best of Breed. On Sunday, under judge, Ms. Carolyn Taylor, Amelia was Best of Breed.

October 18 - New photos of Cooper and Mellie


Gleanntan Oh My Goodness - "Mellie" - age 14 months
Best in Sweepstakes
Skye Terrier Club of America National Specialty - Montgomery County Kennel Club
October 5, 2014
Judge: Mrs. Louise Leone


GCH. Ch. Gleanntan Gaelforce - "Cooper"
Best Veteran in Sweepstakes
Skye Terrier Club of America National Specialty - Montgomery County Kennel Club
October 5, 2014
Judge: Mrs. Louise Leone
Handled by Aubrey Richardson

October 12

Maida and I had two Skyes entered in the Catonsville KC show and the National Capital KC show on October 11-12. Our entry consisted of 14-month old Gleanntan Oh My Goodness - "Mellie" and GCH. Ch. Gleanntan First Lady of the Skyes - "Amelia". On Saturday, under judge Ms. Elizabeth "Beth" Sweigart, Amelia took Best of Breed and she went on to make the cut in a competitive group. Mellie competed in the Bred-by Exhibitor group and she earned a Group 3 under judge Fernando Salas. On Sunday, under judge, Mr. Mariano Gatica Gomez, Amelia earned Best of Breed.

October 8 - Skye Terrier Club of America National Specialty Highlights


GCH. Ch. Gleanntan First Lady of the Skyes - "Amelia"

We had four Gleanntan Skyes entered in the Montgomery Weekend shows from October 2, 3, 4 and 5. Our entry consisted of 14-month old Gleanntan Oh My Goodness - "Mellie" and GCH. Ch. Gleanntan First Lady of the Skyes - "Amelia" all four days and GCH. Ch. Gleanntan Gaelforce - "Cooper" on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Also, Roxan had her 6-month old girl, Maggie (Gleanntan Gottaluvme2), entered on Saturday and Sunday.

On Thursday, October 2, at the Hatboro Dog Club (I) show, our judge was John Constantine. Amelia was Select Bitch  for a Grand Championship 5-point major.

On Friday, October 3, at the Hatboro Dog Club (II) show, our judge was Pia Lundgren. Amelia repeated as Select Bitch  for a Grand Championship 5-point major.

On Saturday, October 4, at the Devon Dog Show Association show our judge was Connie Clark. Mellie earned Winners Bitch in a field of 11 Skye bitches (entry of 16) for a 5-point major. Amelia was Best of Opposite Sex for a Grand Championship 5-point major.

Sunday, October 5, was the Skye Terrier Club of America National Specialty - Montgomery County KC. In the Sweepstakes competition, under judge Louise Leone, Mellie went all the way to Best in Sweepstakes in an entry of 15 youngsters 4 absent.

Amelia was Best of Opposite Sex for a Grand Championship 5-point major.

September 14 - A September to Remember!

On September 10, 2014, our Ch. Gleanntan Glorious Legacy - "Mackenzie" gave birth to three pups - 2 dogs, 1 bitch. The sire is our import from the Czech Republic: Ch. Dexter Jetser Bohemia Skywalker - "Dexter".

And on September 14, 2014, our Ch. Gleanntan Everybody Loves Lucy - "Lucy" gave birth to four pups - 2 dogs, 2 bitches. The sire of this litter is our GCH. Ch. Gleanntan Gaelforce - "Cooper".

A bit of Gleanntan Trivia: Twenty years ago, in 1994, Gleanntan co-founders, Donna and Ben Dale, bred three Gleanntan girls in a six-week period. From July, 1994 to late August, 1994, these three Gleanntan girls had litters that would go on to play in an important role in the future of Gleanntan Kennels. How I remember Donna saying that sometimes as a breeder, you have to be willing to stretch a bit to further your goals. We are reflecting on the legacy of our mentors and we are looking forward to watching these new Gleanntan pups mature.

September 1


GCH. Ch. Gleanntan First Lady of the Skyes - "Amelia"
Group 3 - Mid-Susquehanna Valley Kennel Club - August 23, 2014
Judge: Mr. Jon Cole

August 24

We had entries at the Mid Susquehanna Valley KC shows in Middleburg, PA. Our entries consisted of GCH. Ch. Gleanntan First Lady of the Skyes - "Amelia" and 13-month old Gleanntan Oh My Goodness - "Mellie" on Saturday and Ch. Dexter Jetser Bohemia Skywalker, GCH. Ch. Gleanntan First Lady of the Skyes - "Amelia" and 13-month old Gleanntan Oh My Goodness - "Mellie" on Sunday. However, Amelia was absent on Sunday.

On Saturday, under judge Jon Cole, Amelia earned BOB and then went on to a Group 3 in a terrier entry of 35.

On Sunday, under judge Kenneth Kauffman, Dexter earned BOB and Mellie earned BOS.

August 20


GCH. Ch. Gleanntan First Lady of the Skyes - "Amelia"
Group 3 - Bald Eagle Kennel Club - July 27, 2014
Judge: Dr. Michael J. Woods

August 15-17 - Carolina Foothills Circuit - Greensboro, NC

Maida and I had two Gleanntan Skyes entered in three of the Carolina Foothills Circuit shows in Greensboro, North Carolina. Our entry consisted of GCH. Ch. Gleanntan First Lady of the Skyes - "Amelia" and 13-month old Gleanntan Oh My Goodness - "Mellie".

At Friday's Greater Hickory Kennel Club show, under judge Dr. Alvin Krause, the Skye entry was 2-2-2-1. Mellie got Reserve Winners Bitch and Amelia earned Best of Opposite Sex.

At Saturday's Carolina Kennel Club show, under judge Ms. Claudia Seaberg, the Skye entry was 0-1-1-1. Mellie was Winners Bitch and Amelia was Best of Opposite Sex.

Our final day was Sunday with the Carolina Kennel Club show. Under judge Seymour Weiss, the Skye entry was 0-1-1-1. Mellie was Winners Bitch and Amelia was Best of Opposite Sex.

August 9 - Penn Ridge KC show

Maida and I had two Gleanntan Skyes entered in the Penn Ridge KC show on Saturday, August 9. Our entry consisted of GCH. Ch. Gleanntan First Lady of the Skyes - "Amelia" and one-year old Gleanntan Oh My Goodness - "Mellie" under judge Cindy Meyer. BOB was awarded to Amelia and she got a good look in the group.

July 26-27 - Lackawanna KC and Bald Eagle KC shows

Maida and I had three Gleanntan Skyes entered in the Lackawanna KC show in Bloomsburg, PA on Saturday, July 26 and the Bald Eagle KC show in Williamsport, PA on Sunday, July 27. Our entry consisted of GCH. Ch. Gleanntan First Lady of the Skyes - "Amelia" and one-year old Gleanntan Oh My Goodness - "Mellie". In addition, the entry consisted of Ch. Gleanntan Thoroughly Modern Moxie - "Moxie" (littermate to Mellie) owned by Allen Smith, Bruce McCracken and Gleanntan. While Moxie was entered as a special, she is young and mainly entered for the ring experience.

On Saturday, under judge Barbara Keenan, BOB went to Amelia and WB went to Mellie. In the terrier group, Amelia was one of 6 to make the cut but she did not get a placement.

On Sunday, under judge Allen Brown (Canada), Amelia earned BOB and WB went to Mellie. In the terrier group, Amelia earned a Group 3 under judge Dr. Michael J. Woods. There was a terrier entry of 70.

July 12-13 - Shawnee KC shows

Maida and I had two Skyes entered in the two Shawnee KC shows in Woodstock, Virginia. Our entry consisted of GCH. Ch. Gleanntan First Lady of the Skyes - "Amelia" and 11-month old Gleanntan Oh My Goodness - "Mellie". On Saturday, under breed judge Jay Richardson, Amelia was BOB and Mellie earned WB. On Sunday, under breed judge, Joceylne Gagne, Amelia repeated as BOB and Mellie was WB.

July 3 - 6 - Independence Cluster

Maida and I had two Skyes entered in the Independence Cluster at the Howard County Fairgrounds in West Friendship, Maryland from July 3 through July 6. Our entry consisted of GCH. Ch. Gleanntan First Lady of the Skyes - "Amelia" and 11-month old Gleanntan Oh My Goodness - "Mellie".

We have attended many shows at this site over the past 25 years and many fond memories were made here. For example, in 1994, Maida and I were in Gettysburg, visiting with our dear friends and mentors Ben and Donna Dale. Donna asked if I would be willing to show Ch. Gleanntan Gotheriteonebaby - "Ray" who was entered in the shows as a special. We later returned home to Rhode Island with Ray and entered him in the Scenic New England Circuit of shows in New Hampshire. I greatly admired Ray's strong breed type and today, twenty years later, we are showing a pretty great-great granddaughter of Ray.

At the Catoctin KC show on July 3, the Skye entry was 0-1-1-1 under judge Mr. Geir Flyckt-Pedersen. BOB was awarded to GCH. Cragsmoor Good Time Charlie who is having a banner year under the guidance of his handler, Larry Cornelius. Charlie is the #1 terrier in the U.S. and the #3 dog all breeds. BOS was awarded to Amelia.

At the Northeastern Maryland KC show on July 4, under judge Judith Daniels, BOB was awarded to Amelia as Charlie was absent (he went to other shows for the remainder of the weekend). Winners Bitch went to Mellie. Later in the day, in the terrier group, Amelia made the cut in a strong terrier group (total terrier entry of 131 dogs).

At the Upper Marlboro KC show on July 5, under judge Lydia Hutchinson, BOB was awarded to Amelia. Winners Bitch went to Mellie. These shows are beneficial for Mellie as she gains more ring experience.

At the National Capital KC show on July 6, under judge Julie Felton, BOB was awarded to Amelia and Winners Bitch was awarded to Mellie. Amelia showed beautifully in the group - smooth gait and with happiness.

All-in-all in was a fun weekend. We got to visit with friends in other terrier breeds and we watched judging in quite a few breeds and some junior showmanship. I also ended up in the Scottie ring and the Bedlington ring today, helping out friends.

July 3

Last week, Maida and I visited our dear friend, Carol Fink, in Wine Country - Yountville, California. We had a chance to visit with her lovely "Tara" - Ch. Gleanntan Gottamakereservations (Ch. Finnsky Gladiator x GCH. Ch. Gleanntan Glindathegoodwitch). Below is a photo of Carol and Tara in Van De Leur Park in Yountville. Tara was shown to her AKC championship by Sally George. The last time Maida and I saw Tara was 4 years ago when I showed her at the Skye Terrier Club of Southern California Specialty. At the time, she was just a 9-month old puppy. She has matured into a beautiful adult with a sweet personality.

June 13 - New photos of GCH. Ch. Gleanntan First Lady of the Skyes - "Amelia"


GCH. Ch. Gleanntan First Lady of the Skyes - "Amelia"
Back-to-Back Group 2 placements  -  Mattaponi Kennel Club - 5/17 and 5/18
Judges: Peggy Beisel-McIlwaine and Linda More


GCH. Ch. Gleanntan First Lady of the Skyes - "Amelia"
Group 4  -  Skyline Kennel Club
Judge: Ms. Sharol Candace Way

June 10 - Skyline KC shows

On June 6-7, we had two Skyes entered in the Skyline Kennel Club shows in Fishersville, VA. Our consisted of GCH. Ch. Gleanntan First Lady of the Skyes - "Amelia" in BOB and 10-month old Gleanntan Oh My Goodness - "Mellie" in the Bred-by Exhibitor class.

On Saturday, under judge Ms. Sharol Candace Way, Amelia earned Best of Breed. In the group, under judge Dawn Vick Hansen, Amelia was one of six terriers to make the cut before the judge selected her four placements.

On Sunday, under judge Dawn Vick Hansen, Amelia earned Best of Breed. In the group, under judge Sharol Candace Way, Amelia earned a Group 4 placement in an entry of 72 terriers.

June 10 - Huntingdon Valley KC

On Saturday, May 31, we had two Skyes entered in the Huntingdon Valley KC show in Wrightstown, PA. Our consisted of GCH. Ch. Gleanntan First Lady of the Skyes - "Amelia" in BOB and 10-month old Gleanntan Oh My Goodness - "Mellie" in the Bred-by Exhibitor class under judge William DeVilleneuve. Amelia earned BOB.

June 10 - New photos of Amelia and Mellie


GCH. Ch. Gleanntan First Lady of the Skyes - "Amelia"
BEST OF BREED
New Castle Kennel Club
Judge: Mary Jane Carberry


Gleanntan Oh My Goodness! - "Mellie"
Winners Bitch and Best Bred-By Exhibitor
New Castle Kennel Club
Judge: Mary Jane Carberry

May 27 - Memorial Weekend Classic - New Castle, PA


GCH. Ch. Gleanntan First Lady of the Skyes - "Amelia" on the move in the terrier group at the New Castle KC show on Saturday, May 24 under judge Mary Jane Carberry.

We had two Skyes entered in the Memorial Weekend Classic shows at the Lawrence County Farm Show Grounds in New Castle, Pennsylvania. Our consisted of GCH. Ch. Gleanntan First Lady of the Skyes - "Amelia" in BOB and 10-month old Gleanntan Oh My Goodness - "Mellie" in the Bred-by Exhibitor class. The total Skye entry each day ranged from 9 to 10 Skyes. We were entered on Thursday but had to miss that show due to work commitments.

On Friday, May 23, under judge Rodney Herner, Amelia went Select bitch over two other specials bitches. Mellie went Winners Bitch in a field of 3 class bitches for a single point.

On Saturday, May 24, under judge Mary Jane Carberry, Amelia went Best of Breed. Mellie went Winners Bitch for another point.

On Sunday, May 25, under judge Alice Watkins, Amelia was Select bitch and Mellie earned her third Winners Bitch in a row.

On the final day, Monday, May 26, under judge John Constantine, Amelia was Select bitch and Mellie went Reserve Winners Bitch to the Open bitch.

May 20 - Back-to-back Group 2 placements - Mattaponi KC

Last weekend, Maida and I had two of our Skyes entered in the Mattaponi Kennel Club shows in Manassas, Virginia. Our entry both days consisted of GCH. Ch. Gleanntan First Lady of the Skyes - "Amelia" in BOB and 9-month old Gleanntan Oh My Goodness - "Mellie" in the Bred-by Exhibitor class.

On Saturday, Amelia earned BOB under judge Linda More and she went on to a Group 2 placement in an entry of 98 terriers. The judge was Peggy Beisel-Mcilwaine. On Sunday, Amelia earned BOB under judge Charles Olvis. She then went on to another Group 2 placement in an entry of 93 terriers under judge Linda More. We are so pleased with the way Amelia showed and the lovely comments that we received from the judges.

May 10 - Bucks County KC - one of our favorite outdoor shows

Last weekend, Maida and I had two of our Skyes entered in the Bucks County KC and Trenton KC shows (May 3-4). Our entry both days consisted of GCH. Ch. Gleanntan First Lady of the Skyes - "Amelia" in BOB and 9-month old Gleanntan Oh My Goodness - "Mellie" in the Bred-by Exhibitor class. The total Skye entry was 1-1-0-1.

On Saturday, at Bucks, BOB was awarded to Amelia and BOS/BOW went to the class male under judge John Tom Ward. On Sunday, at Trenton, BOB was awarded to the class male and Amelia was BOS under judge Cathy Delmar from Ireland.


Mellie on the move at Bucks County KC - May 4, 2014
Photo credit: Scott Maruska

May 10 - New photo of Amelia


GCH. Ch. Gleanntan First Lady of the Skyes - "Amelia"
Four 5-point Grand Championship majors in a row on the Potomac Skye Terrier Club Specialty Weekend

April 28 - Moxie!


New Ch. Gleanntan Throughly Modern Moxie
Best Puppy in Sweepstakes & Best in Sweepstakes
40th Potomac Skye Terrier Club Specialty
Columbia Terrier Association of Maryland group show - Friday, April 18, 2014
Judge: Mr. Chad Howard
L to R: Moxie's owner, Allen Smith, judge Chad Howard
and Moxie's breeder/co-owner handler, Michael Pesare

April 21 - Wilmington KC and Penn Treaty KC

Maida and I had a fun weekend at the shows at the beautiful Lums Pond State Park in Bear, Delaware. Our entry both days consisted of GCH. Ch. Gleanntan First Lady of the Skyes - "Amelia" in BOB and 9-month old Gleanntan Oh My Goodness - "Mellie" in the Bred-by Exhibitor class. On Saturday, under judge Kenneth Kauffman, Amelia was BOB. On Sunday, under judge Peter J. Green, Amelia repeated as BOB. These two shows were our first outdoor shows of the year and I was very pleased with the way both girls showed in the grass. Mellie was particularly poised for a youngster and she received nice compliments from the judges and a number of dog friends.

April 21 - 40th Potomac Skye Terrier Club Specialty

Maida and I have just returned from four days of shows that included the 40th Potomac Skye Terrier Club Specialty (Columbia Terrier Association of Maryland), Old Dominion KC of Northern Virginia, Baltimore County KC and Catoctin KC shows. The entry at the specialty consisted of 21 Skyes representing 13 different Skye kennel prefixes.

Our entry consisted of GCH. Ch. Gleanntan First Lady of the Skyes - "Amelia", GCH. Ch. Gleanntan Gaelforce - "Cooper", our 20-month old import from the Czech Republic, Dexter Jetser Bohemia Skywalker - "Dexter" and 8.5-month old litter sisters, Gleanntan Oh My Goodness - "Mellie" owned by Gleanntan and Gleanntan Thoroughly Modern Moxie - "Moxie" owned by Allen Smith, Bruce McCracken and Gleanntan.

At the Potomac Skye Terrier Club Specialty, Gleanntan Thoroughly Modern Moxie earned Best Puppy in Sweepstakes and Best in Sweepstakes under judge Chad Howard. Moxie competed in the terrier puppy group and she earned a Group 3 in an entry of 115 terrier puppies. Moxie also earned Winners Bitch for a 5-point major under judge Elliott B. Weiss. GCH. Ch. Gleanntan First Lady of the Skyes earned Best of Opposite Sex and GCH. Ch. Gleanntan Gaelforce earned Select Dog.

At the Old Dominion KC show, GCH. Ch. Gleanntan First Lady of the Skyes was Best of Opposite Sex under judge Edna K. Martin.

At the Baltimore County KC show, GCH. Ch. Gleanntan First Lady of the Skyes was Best of Opposite Sex under judge Patricia Anne Keenan. Gleanntan Thoroughly Modern Moxie was Winners Bitch and Best of Winners from the 6-9 month Puppy class for her second 5-point major. This gave her the final points needed for her AKC championship. Dexter Jetser Bohemia Skywalker earned Winners Dog for the final 2 points needed for his AKC championship.

On the final day, at the Catoctin KC show, GCH. Ch. Gleanntan First Lady of the Skyes was Best of Opposite Sex under judge Alice Watkins.

April 16 - New Grand Champion

We just received confirmation that GCH. Ch. Gleanntan First Lady of the Skyes - "Amelia" earned the final points for her AKC Grand Championship on March 23, 2014.

April 7


GCH. Ch. Gleanntan First Lady of the Skyes - "Amelia"
This photo was taken on April 6, 2014 after a bath.
Amelia is standing on her own with no lead.

March 24

On March 22 and 23, Maida and I had three Gleanntan Skyes entered in the New Brunswick KC and Bronx County KC shows in Edison, New Jersey. The total Skye entry both days was 0-2-1-1. Our entry consisted of 8-month old litter sisters, Gleanntan Thoroughly Modern Moxie - "Moxie" owned by Allen Smith & Bruce McCracken and Gleanntan Oh My Goodness - "Mellie" owned by Gleanntan as well as our special, Ch. Gleanntan First Lady of the Skyes - "Amelia". The fourth dog was GCH. Ch. Cragsmoor Good Time Charlie, who is the sire of our litter.

Charlie won the terrier group on Friday. We were entered on Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday, under judge Robert Black, Winners Bitch was awarded to Mellie and RWB went to her littermate, Moxie. BOB went to Charlie with our Amelia going Best of Opposite Sex. Charlie went on to win the terrier group and a Reserve Best in Show. On Sunday, Mellie repeated as Winners Bitch with Moxie going RWB. Charlie earned BOB with Amelia going Best of Opposite Sex. Later in the day, Charlie went all the way to Best in Show!

After the breed judging and before the groups, we had a chance to visit with Charlie's handling team and the very sweet Charlie got to meet his sweet girls. The photo below is a quick iPhone photo taken by Maida. Mellie on the left and Moxie is on the right. Below the photo is a short video compilation of clips taken by Maida.

 

March 10 - Shenandoah Valley KC

This past weekend, Maida and I were at the Shenandoah Valley KC shows. Our entry consisted of 7-month old litter sisters, Gleanntan Thoroughly Modern Moxie - "Moxie" owned by Allen Smith & Bruce McCracken and Gleanntan Oh My Goodness - "Mellie" owned by Gleanntan as well as our special, Ch. Gleanntan First Lady of the Skyes - "Amelia". On Saturday, under breed judge Alice Watkins, Winners Bitch went to Moxie (1 point) and BOB went to Amelia. On Sunday, under breed judge Karen Wilson, Moxie repeated as Winners Bitch (1 point) and Amelia was BOB. Later, in the terrier group, Amelia earned a Group 2 under group judge Alice Watkins. G1 went to the Wire, Group 3 to the Norwich and Group 4 the Staffie.


Ch. Gleanntan First Lady of the Skyes - "Amelia"
Group 2 - Shenandoah Valley Kennel Club  -  March 9, 2014
Judge: Alice Watkins

March 4 - Read Across America

This morning, Maida and I visited a local elementary school as part of the National Read Across America celebration. For the ninth consecutive year, we visited the school with a group of our Skye Terriers and we read the children’s version of Greyfriars Bobby. At the start, I described to the children how Maida and I discovered the Skye Terrier 25 years ago. While the Greyfriars Bobby novel created the initial curiosity, it was my finding Dr. Montgomery’s book in the local library that really promoted our interest. And the rest is history so to speak….

As you can see in the photos, Cooper, Lucy and Mellie worked their magic with the second-grade students. Cooper was the star as he moved from student to student, giving many kisses. After I finished the book, we took questions from the students and they asked many good questions.

While surely this morning’s visit was another activity in the students' busy day, I think that many of them will go home and tell their parents about their unusual visitors. The students were given pencils and a color postcard created by Maida. The postcard featured breed information and a bibliography of children's books on the breed. The teaching and support staff at this elementary school love the Skyes. One of the teachers noted that she will be visiting Edinburgh this coming summer and she is now going to visit the Greyfriars Bobby statue.

March 1 - Farewell David - Ch. Gleanntan Getouttadodge

Today we said a tearful goodbye to our dear David - Ch. Gleanntan Getouttadodge (Ch. Gleanntan Going For It x Ch. Gleanntan Grandxpose) at just over 13 years of age. We have so many memories with this sweet Gleanntan boy. He was our last Skye born while Donna was alive (he was born just 4 months before Donna unexpectedly passed away in March, 2001). Dave was named by Donna in honor of Maida's father because he was born the morning that Dave Connor passed away. After Donna's passing, Dave spent quite a bit of time with us when Ben was traveling. After Ben passed away, Dave became the patriarch of our Skye family. He spent his days holding court here in the kitchen at the center of our daily activities. He loved his cookies and the stray kibble that would fall on the floor at feeding time. It comforts Maida, Roxan and me to know that Dave is now sitting on the couch with Donna and Ben in Heaven.

February 22


Ch. Gleanntan First Lady of the Skyes - "Amelia"
Group 4 - Maryland Kennel Club  -  February 16, 2014
Judge: Gay S. Dunlap

February 22 - Wallkill KC and Rockland County KC shows

Maida and I were at the Wallkill KC and Rockland County KC shows at Rockland Community College in Suffern, New York. Our entry consisted of littermates, Gleanntan Can't Take My Eyes Off You - "Murry", Gleanntan Oh My Goodness - "Mellie" and our special, Ch. Gleanntan First Lady of the Skyes - "Amelia".

On Friday, at the Wallkill KC show, BOB went to Amelia under judge Desmond J. Murphy. On Saturday, at the Rockland County KC show, Amelia was BOB under judge Fred Ferris and she made the cut in a very competitive terrier group. On Sunday, Amelia took BOB under judge James Ham.


Ch. Gleanntan First Lady of the Skyes - "Amelia" on the down and back

February 21

Here is the official photo of Moxie from the February 16th Maryland KC show:


Gleanntan Thoroughly Modern Moxie - "Moxie"
Winners Bitch (her first two points)
 Age 6.5 months - breeder/owner handled by Michael J. Pesare
Maryland Kennel Club - February 16, 2014
Judge: Gay S. Dunlap

February 16 - Maryland Kennel Club shows

This past weekend, Maida and I were at the Maryland Kennel Club show at the Howard County Fairgrounds in West Friendship, Maryland. The total Skye entry both days was 1-3-0-1 with the class dog being absent. We showed 6.5-month old litter sisters, Gleanntan Thoroughly Modern Moxie - "Moxie" owned by Allen Smith & Bruce McCracken & Gleanntan and Gleanntan Oh My Goodness - "Mellie". Additionally, we had the special, Ch. Gleanntan First Lady of the Skyes - "Amelia".

On Saturday, under judge Sue Goldberg, Moxie earned Reserve Winners Bitch in her first show. Best of Breed went to Amelia.

On Sunday, under judge Gay S. Dunlap, Moxie went Winners Bitch for her first two championship points. Her litter sister, Mellie, earned Reserve Winners Bitch. Amelia took Best of Breed and then went on to a Group 4 in an entry of 121 terriers.

Here is an unofficial photo of "Moxie" from the Sunday show:


Gleanntan Thoroughly Modern Moxie - "Moxie"
Winners Bitch (her first two points)
 Age 6.5 months - breeder/owner handled by Michael J. Pesare
Maryland Kennel Club - February 16, 2014
Judge: Gay S. Dunlap

February 13 - 138th Westminster Kennel Club show

We had a most enjoyable time at this year's Westminster Kennel Club show. Our entry this year was GCH. Ch. Gleanntan Wonderful Wizard of Oz - "Gus" (Ch. Finnsky Gladiator x GCH. Ch. Gleanntan Glindathegoodwitch). As the #2 Skye in the U.S. in 2013, Gus was one of the top 5 Skyes invited to enter Westminster. The entry this year consisted of 7 Skyes (5 dogs, 2 bitches) under breeder/judge Dr. Richard Meen, Kishniga Skyes, Canada. Gus turned in a good performance but did not place on this day. Below is one of my favorite photos from the day.


Moments before the breed winner is selected

January 27 - Murry and Mellie make their ring debut

Maida and I took Murry (Gleanntan Can't Take My Eyes Off You) and Mellie (Gleanntan Oh My Goodness) to the Lehigh Valley KC Match yesterday. These two pups are from our July, 2013 litter sired by Ch. Cragsmoor Good Time Charlie out of our Ch. Gleanntan Defying Gravity. We entered the two 6-month old pups in the sweepstakes in the morning and then the match in the afternoon. Both pups gaited and stacked well. Murry, handled by Maida, even won his 6-9 month puppy class in a field of 6 different terriers.


Gleanntan Can't Take My Eyes Off You - "Murry"
 Age 6 months - breeder/owner handled by Maida Connor

Here are two new photos of the pups:


Murry (dog)


Mellie (bitch)

January 27 - Ch. Gleanntan First Lady of the Skyes - "Amelia"


Ch. Gleanntan First Lady of the Skyes - "Amelia"
Group 4 - Carroll Kennel Club - January 18, 2014
Judge: Ms. Sharol Candace Way

January 20 - A New Year Begins

Maida and I had one Skye entered in the Carroll Kennel Club and Annapolis Kennel Club shows on Saturday, January 18 and Sunday, January 19. Our entry was two-year old Ch. Gleanntan First Lady of the Skyes - "Amelia" (Ch. Jay-Roy Railway American Anthem x Ch. Gleanntan Glorious Legacy). Amelia was the single Skye entered. The overall terrier entry was strong with excellent representation in a many of the terrier breeds.

On Saturday, Amelia earned BOB under judge Sharol Candace Way and she went on to a Group 4 placement in an entry of 111 terriers. On Sunday, Amelia was BOB under Canadian judge Joe Lobb.

This young girl has a bright future ahead. In 2012, as a 9+ month old, Amelia was Winners Bitch during the Montgomery Weekend - Hatboro II and the Skye Terrier Club of America National Specialty. During the specialty weekend this past year, Amelia was handled to perfection by Maida and Amelia was Best of Opposite Sex at Hatboro II and Select Bitch at Devon.

 

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