A bit out of kilter

Thursday afternoon two things arrived for the blog. The coin was tossed and it fell with the change to importing dogs into the UK after January 2012. An email arrived over the weekend asking if the changes to the Accredited Breeders Scheme had been missed……this was the other Thursday afternoon thing which we were going to run later this week.

Today though is July 4th and this rather wonderful picture was sent

to celebrate American Independence. This pround Glen of Imaal Terrier has to go up today and, as it’s been asked for, the ABS will be done today. This is why there is no weekend round up this morning but everything sent is in the file.

From July 1st the Kennel Club has altered the requirements for the Accredited Breeder Scheme for Glen of Imaal Terriers. DNA test for GPRA-crd3 is now a requirement whilst eye-testing has been downgraded to “recommended”. On the face of it this seems a strange ruling when more, rather than less, in the health department is being sought but the Duck Tollers, when getting a DNA marker, asked for both and were told it was “too much” to ask people to do. As all the eye people are recommending that Glens should still be eye-tested every 2-3 years maybe this is a job for the Glen Association.

4 thoughts on “A bit out of kilter

  1. Well, I’m pretty sure it’s Winston, owned by Kelli Whitfield and Mark Brown. He’s talented as well as patriotic and photogenic, BTW.

  2. >>the Duck Tollers, when getting a DNA marker, asked for both and were told it was “too much” to ask people to do<>As all the eye people are recommending that Glens should still be eye-tested every 2-3 years maybe this is a job for the Glen Association<<

    "Periodically" is the recommendation.

  3. Strange … half my post above has disappeared!

    In response to the comment about the Duck Tollers, the Cocker Spaniel and the English Springer Spaniel both have DNA testing for PRA AND eye testing as ABS Requirements.

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