Two things occurred yesterday which tie together.
A prospective Glen owner who can’t decide whather they like tails on Glens got in touch regarding this advertisment. As they didn’t want a Glen of Imaal Terrier for showing they thought they might get in touch. After looking at the advert, & doing a bit of research, the “prospective” was emailed back about the other numerous breeds both UK, American and made up that were being offered all over the internet with just the same wording except for the breed of dog.
Yesterday the Kennel Club issued yet another press release and in it was the sentence “Amongst the breeds that are less likely to find a new home are the Glen of Imaal Terrier, the Lancashire Heeler and the Dandie Dinmont Terrier – all of which make wonderful pets but have a lower profile and so are not often sought out by potential dog owners.” The Release was regarding rehome and rescue dogs and though obviously well intended would have been yet another thing that would have been shown as not correct if anybody had queried the evidence for the claim. The KC were contacted about the excellent work that has gone on for over 30 years in Glens; responsible breeding and a great back up service combined with the cover organisations of Glen Services and recently Grass Roots. Because generally the breed IS so good the instances in the first paragraph are now starting to happen.