The news has been speaking of a “drought in the east”. When you have to mow a large field a bit less rain is an advantage! The field will be fine for July 16th (the date of the Companion Show & FUNDay) and, even though some have booked in, there is still room for anybody who would like to bring a tent, motorhome or caravan. Some schools break up the day before so if anybody is thinking of doing the Lincolnshire coast for a few days…
The Irish Sporting Glen of Imaal Terrier Club has a new website-check it out!
A few weeks ago Steve Dean became Chairman of the Kennel Club. His hopes and ideas for the job can now be read about. Is it to be new orders and ideas or the same again?
Just four weeks today and everything should be about ready. The first of the tents will have arrived and the first bottle (or two) of purely medicinal beverage will have been partaken of. In just thirty days the EFG Companion Show and FUNDay will be all over bar the shouting. We’d love to see you there and it doesn’t matter if you don’t have a Glen of Imaal Terrier, each and every breed is welcome at the Companion Show, the eye testing, the Good Citizen Test or anything else. If you really can’t join us in person but would like to be a part of it there is always the ebay auction. It will commence the first week of July and full details will be on the blog.
A growing thing is the habit of some Rescue Kennels in this country to bring dogs in from Irish Pounds and rehome them here. Some people see it as a valuable service whilst others cannot believe, with the UK’s own dog problem, they could be so stupid. We know one kennel bought a Glen of Imaal Terrier, in very poor health, over but now another appears to have……..except it hasn’t. Dog’s Trust Liverpool had some Irish dogs come over and two were advertised as Glens. Investigation revealed they were terrier type mongrels but as they had come from Ireland and Glens are Irish they could have been in the mix! Hopefully they won’t do it again but if you see any Glens up for rehoming via Rescue Kennels do check what is actually available because others could follow the same logic.
The previous EFG website had a video on of a gaiting Glen of Imaal Terrier and people have been asking where videos of the breed can be seen? They feel (quite rightly) that more can be judged of a breed by this method than in a photograph. Typing Glen of Imaal Terrier into YouTube will find the most and with the Companion Show & FUNDay coming up this is one worth viewing
There are quite a lot of Glen of Imaal Terrier puppies around at the moment. Far be it from us to tell anybody where to go but one thing should be remembered. There is now a DNA marker for the eye problem that Glens have (PRA) so do make sure the parents have been tested and ask to see the result!