These AKC Breeders of Merit were involved with Glen of Imaal Terriers long before the breed became AKC recognized in 2004.  Prior to 2003, the first year that Glens could be shown in AKC Miscellaneous class, Glens could become champions mainly in American Rare Breed Association (ARBA) shows and you would find these breeders at those shows.  Even though these breeders have competed against each other for years, they have remained committed to work together as a team to preserve and protect Glens.