With less than a month to go until the Irish Kennel Club hosted European Winners Show in Dublin an outbreak of Canine Brucellosis has been announced in Southern Ireland. This is a notifiable disease and a zoonosis (can be caught by humans). By current EU law if an outbreak is confirmed, rather than an isolated case, the worst case scenario would see an embargo on all movement of dogs in and out of the country. Even the best case scenario, if such an outbreak is confirmed, could see an instant imposing of no canine movement without up to date vaccination.
Yes, the next announcement about the Glen of Imaal Terrier PRA Fund Raising Event should have been yesterday but it was a Bank Holiday and people often have better things to do than read the “tinternet” so this week it’s a day late.
Last year the surprise hit of the weekend was the Lure. Something that neither the dogs nor their owners were too sure how to do at first. First one breed had a go and then another and at the end it was difficult to know who had enjoyed it more. So, by popular request Theo and Huub will once again be setting up Saturday evening ready for some serious running on the Sunday. Remember to bring the running shoes!