European Winners Show Results.

At the European Winners Show (hosted by the Irish Kennel Club in Dublin) the Glen of Imaal Terrier results were:-

Green Star Dog ROMAINVILLE BODHRAN (Miss L. J Smith)
Res CACIB Dog CH. / GB. CH.& AM.CH. SU CH. ABBERANN CONAN (AN. CH. 06. CJW 07 CW07) (Mrs. A. White)
Green Star Bitch CH. ABBERANN ENNYA (CJW 07, CW 07) (Mrs. A. White)
CACIB Bitch CH. ABBERANN ENNYA (CJW 07, CW 07) (Mrs. A. White)
Best Of Breed ROMAINVILLE BODHRAN (Miss L. J Smith)
Reserve Best Of Breed CH. ABBERANN ENNYA (CJW 07, CW 07) (Mrs. A. White)

Many congratulations to Linda for certainly the highest award acheived by a Channel Islands Glen of Imaal. Hopefully the results for the Irish Club Show and the KC Special Show will be sent soon!

New body for Animal Health proposed.

The was it or wasn’t it possible canine brucellosis outbreak in Southern Ireland will fade into memory because the Irish Government did not have legislation in place so nobody dealt with it. The UK Government is heavily into legislation and the following is proposed

This new body would have responsibility for animal health, especially the prevention and control of diseases and there is until June 30th 2009 to give your views. The Government’s plans would require everyone to declare annually the number of animals kept & pay a levy to fund disease prevention and control. People with very few animals would not have to pay a levy but the requirement to make an annual return would apply to all keepers of livestock.

The Government is also considering a compulsory insurance scheme to meet the costs of disease outbreak which would be paid for by the owners of animals. As with all consultation documents the wording is very lengthy but gamebirds are certainly mentioned as “livestock” that would require annual returns and horses are mentioned in the compulsory insurance scheme. Dogs don’t appear to come into it on first read but animals caught by the zoonosis regulations do and canine brucellosis is a listed zoonosis. Also a lot of “licenced animal” mentions are in there; is that a lion or a dog belonging to an owner with a breeders licence?


PRA Fundraiser schedule

The Companion Dog Show PRA Fundraiser is July 12th at Swineshead, Lincolnshire. The schedule is now on line and can be viewed here. Also eye test appointments can be booked via the website. It would be very appreciated if any Glen of Imaal Terrier admirer would link the site…BUT NOT YET! In 24/48 hours the website will have a new domain name  which will mean we can use it for all future fundraising events.

East of England entries close today

Entries for East of England Championship Show close today. The show has had a change of date and Glen of Imaal Terriers have had a change of judge. Glens will now be judged by Jamie Sage on Friday 10th July.

The PRA Fundraising day is on Sunday July 12th at Swineshead (a mere 35 miles away) so a great chance to have a thoroughly good weekend. Accomadation for dogs and people can be arranged.

Canine Brucellosis-Not a non story!

There have been many requests for a further update on the suspected Canine Brucellosis outbreak in a huge breeding establishment in Southern Ireland. There has even been an accusation that it was a total non story and the reports were just causing trouble. The one thing it isn’t is a “non story”

The two animal welfare societies that initially reported the outbreak stand by their story unfortunately the antiquated Irish Animal Welfare laws then came into play. None of the relevant authorities would take respnsibility for checking further with each saying it was the responsibility of somebody else so it will just disappear into the mists of time.

Canine Brucellosis is a notifiable disease is large parts of the US, Australia and some parts of the EU. In the UK the laboratory isolation of any species of the genus Brucella must be reported (The Zoonoses Order 1989).