Do you have food at your event?

Accredited Food Safety Course At The Kennel Club Building, Wednesday 8 September 2010

The Kennel Club will host an accredited Food Safety Course on Wednesday 8th September 2010 at the Kennel Club Building, Stoneleigh Park.

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) requires that a responsible person holds a recognised certificate in Food Safety to legally sell food at public events.  Therefore, to help clubs and societies to properly supply catering at their events, the Kennel Club is working with Warwick College to offer a nationally recognised certificate to comply with FSA requirements.

This one day course, designed for all those involved in a catering or hospitality setting where food is prepared, cooked and served, includes the following topics:

  • legislation
  • food safety standards
  • temperature control
  • refrigeration, chilling and cold holding
  • cooking, hot holding and reheating
  • food handling
  • principles of safe food storage
  • cleaning
  • food premises and equipment

Knowledge and understanding is checked at the end of the course by a short multiple choice test. 

Successful completion of the course will provide a three year certificate from the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health Level 2 Award in Food Safety.

The Kennel Club is offering the course at a very favourable fee of £50 per delegate which includes tutorage, course materials and catering. We have limited places available, so this is offered on a first come first served basis. 

If you would like further information and to register your interest in attending this training opportunity please contact Dean Allen, Canine Activities Education and Training Specialist by phone on 0844 4633 980 ext 225 or email:

Quite a weekend!

As well at the World Show Glen of Imaal Terriers were strutting their stuff in many places last weekend. Curry took two more Group placing (3 & 2), Abberann Aoife (owned by Michelle Du Bois in America) got her Therapy Dog International, Terry Maxfield celebrated returning to the ring after her illness with a Best of Breed by Jeonty Gunner McGee an American Glen Club Supported entry and Blackpool Championship Show saw Amhard Dansak take Best of Breed.

Number three done and dusted.

The 3rd show for Glen of Imaal Terriers in the Denmark 2010 cluster finished with a Best of Breed for Miimoksen Pohjan Kruunu owned by Susanna and Esko Suban with Best Opposite Sex going to Gleann Rabarber Drom owned by Tiina Assinen of Finland. The event finished with chocolates, strawberries and champagne-a very civilised end to what is being reported as a superb few days!

World Terrier Festival Results

 Ingrid Borchorst (Denmark) judged the Glen of Imaal Terriers at the World Terrier Festival on June 26th. Her winners were:-

BEST IN SHOW: Beechvalley Golden Boy, breeder: Ian McCulloch, owner: Ann-Mari Assinen

BEST OF OPPOSITE SEX: Irish Rover’s Lady Bridget Bee, breeder: Annica Bladh, owner: Ann-Mari Assinen

 BEST JUNIOR: Bilbo’s Rioghán, breeder and owner: Kate Bentzen

BEST VETERAN: McCormac Earc of Slane, breeder: Christina Rune, owner: Annette Borch-Jensen

BEST BREEDER’S CLASS: Kennel Gleann, Ann-Mari Assinen 

More pictures of the day can be seen here

And the Glen of Imaal Terrier World Winners are…..

In such an incredible entry of Glen of Imaal Terriers judge Birgit Seloy (Denmark) awarded Best of Breed/CACIB/World Winner to Christine Rune’s Dk Ch McCormac Noisio (Int Ch Agent z Roxburku/Dk Ch McCormac Etaine Echraide) with the CACIB/Best Bitch being awarded to Sissi Silvius & Mary Elliott’s Taramont Oran (Fin Ch Duff-Daingean/Fin Ch Taramont Iora Rua). Congratulations to everybody and the full results can be viewed here

World Dog Show 2010 begins today.

Denmark is host to the 2010 World Dog Show and it all kicks off today. 19,354 dogs are entered and tomorrow will see 50 Glen of Imaal Terriers entered for the 2010 World Winner title. Many exhibitors, some from as far as the USA, are making a holiday of the trip as the Danish Terrier Club have shows organised on the Saturday and Sunday. Live transmission of the show is available courtesy of Eukanuba.

A great day for a great day out.

When a Glen of Imaal Terrier Club arranges anything outdoors they know the dogs won’t mind whatever the weather throws up but sometimes it can be rather cruel for their humans. There were no such worries at the recent Irish

Sporting Glen Club day out at Lough Key. Beautiful weather, beautiful grounds and lots of interest in the Glens.

And the news of the day is….

Last week Glen of Imaal Terriers celebrated the news that Cornell University had found and identified the gene that causes PRA in Glen of Imaal Terriers; at long last there was a test to help take the breed forward. There was also equal, but very low key, rejoicing in Europe because, as so often happens in these sort of experiments, Bochum University also found the gene. Bochum felt parties that had donated major funding and grants should know first but now proudly stand as able to offer the test to all Glen of Imaal Terrier owners.

We say thank you to the various scientists that have made this possible but biggest thanks must go to the Glen of Imaal Terrier owners who have “done their bit” to raise funds in so many ways both sides of the Atlantic and now the reward is there for the taking. Obviously now there are laboratories on two Continents worries regarding shipping blood, and the time it will take, are reduced. Details from Optigen (licensed by Cornell) can be found here and details from Bochum can be found here-do read the PDF file attached to the Bochum release.

Two continents and an entire breed-we can all applaud ourselves!