It’s been confirmed…..

The Glen of Imaal Terrier PRA FUNd Raising Event in 2011 will be held on Saturday July 16th. There will be the usual Companion Show and eye testing by Peter Bedford. Make the provisional note in the mind!


Darlington Entries closing

Entries for Darlington Championship Dog Show close today. The show IS STILL two weeks (September 17-19) before Driffield which closed last week. Even though today is the postal entry closing date it makes sense to do it if you an online enterer as Darlington is one of the “price increasers”. It always costs more to enter online but Darlington increase it again if you leave it until the final day. They also do a very interesting car park price shuffle; it is £3.00 if prepaid, £5 on the day and £10 “in an adjacent field” so if you don’t order a car park pass do remember that there is a £5 rate available. Glen of Imaal Terriers may have popular judge Paul Eardley officiating but 14 classes is certainly mindboggling!


For the file

The PRA FUNd Raising Event last weekend had eye testing. The numbers being done grow year on year and there was also an increase in the number of Glen of Imaal Terriers being tested. Three were discovered affected with PRA so for anybody who likes to keep their files up to date please amend accordingly:

The two brothers from the 2004 litter of Champion Jeonty Rock On Tommy/Brockland Brenna Anne were diagnosed affected so Tommy is now considered a carrier. Brenna Anne has already been diagnosed affected

A bitch from the 2003 litter of Abberann Tyrone and Emeldir Rhapsody In Blue was diagnosed affected so Tyrone and Rhapsody In Blue are now considered carriers.

None of the three affected animals have ever produced any offspring but the status of their parents is relevant for future pedigrees and any breeding decisions. If the breeder of the 2003 litter reads this could they get in touch please. The owner of the bitch doesn’t have the registration document (although maybe sent )and they never bothered until eye testing began. Kennel Club can’t help as they have you as non-contactable so will not provide a replacement.

Applause, applause

The bags, tins, boxes and envelopes have been counted and recounted. The final tally for the PRA FUNd Raising Event was just over £1200.00. Glen of Imaal Terrier people helped a lot towards this but so did many, many people from many other breeds. It can’t be said enough; thank you. And whilst you are clapping keep the hands together for Caitlin Forbes-16 years old today!

Okay, you asked…

We all love the Spacehoppers, they evoke the child. It isn’t only Glen of Imaal Terrier people who have this strange fetish. Other breeds have borrowed them for the Spacehopper Derby and even a well known eye person has limped into his office after a “I used to be able to do that” moment…used being the operative word after he fell off. This year the Spacehopper Dog Toy was well admired so how about the latest to the stable? And do play the video!