The Westmeath Working Terrier Club Annual Dog Show 2016
Below see some of the photographs from the show this year, the event goes from strength to strength and this years stands offered advice on Countryside insurance, micro-chipping for working dogs and membership benefits of the Federation.
The All-Ireland digging competition was held in Moate and it brought some of the best teams together for this fantastic title. Kevin and Pat put enormous effort into this day, the work that happens in the background so that everything runs smoothly should not be underestimated.
The judges Darren Cashmore (Terriers) and Jed Donagh (Lurchers) were excellent and selected from a very diverse range of dogs, we appreciate the difficult job they did and deserve our respect and gratitude.
Our sponsors were again outstanding, from the main companies who understand working dogs to individual contributions from genuine hunting people. Thank you for making the prizes second to none and making this event so memorable.
Take a look at the FACEBOOK page of the Westmeath WTC (Click the link on the right) and enjoy the videos and comments of the digging competition and entertainment that was enjoyed into the early hours of the following day.
Best entered Terrier went to Shane Gilmartin
Congratulations to Laura Phibbs and Bandit who was crowned Lurcher champion
The winning team David Dawson and Sean Stringwell from England were crowned the All Ireland Digging Champions.
Veteran Terrier went to Aidan Gilmartin
Winner of the Champion Terrier was Brian McCullough and Reserve Champion was Shane Gilmartin
The Lurcher Ring
The Lurcher judge Jed Donagh making a selection
A selection from the Terrier Ring (Fell Terriers)
Terrier Judge Darren Cashmore spanning a terrier
A selection from the Terrier Ring (White Terriers)
One of the excellent Whippet classes
Westmeath Working Terrier Club Annual Dog Show 2015
Moate, County Westmeath, July 19th.
A selection of photographs taken on the day.
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The Digging team in winning form
Lurcher Champion and Reserve
Terrier Champion and Reserve
New Chairman and Secretary – everything running smoothly
Genuine working dogs
Genuine running dogs
The next generation of hunters
The Irish Game & Country Fair 2013
Birr Castle, Birr, Co Offaly,Photograph with the kind permission of Deirdre McCoy Photograph with the kind permission of Deirdre McCoy Photograph with the kind permission of Deirdre McCoy Photograph with the kind permission of Deirdre McCoy Photograph with the kind permission of Deirdre McCoy Photograph with the kind permission of Deirdre McCoy
and a little businessPhotograph with the kind permission of IFAcountryside
I.W.T.F Working Terrier Show 2013
(Hosted by the Westmeath W.T.C.)
Below find a selection of photographs taken at the event this year.