It’s just as things have panned out-nothing else.

The recent Breed Record Supplement recorded only three Glen of Imaal Terriers registered in the recent quarter. Last time we only a had a few registered just happened to be session when a journalist did their totally wrong, and very damaging, piece on Glens being rarer than the Giant Panda. Some of us fought it hard and got it removed or retracted from all over but the damage had been done-for the next two years we still got people advertising Glens under the Giant Panda strapline and attempting to charge prices accordingly.

Back then it was just how the registrations had been applied for and it is the same for the March-June quarter. At the Association Show a group of Glen people were “totting up” pups that were around and between 25 and 30 were known. Some of these may not be registered with the Kennel Cllub but the big majority will be and the numbers will show later in the year.

7 thoughts on “It’s just as things have panned out-nothing else.

    • And how many breeders are involved in these litters?
      In most countries, less than 10% of the breeders, produce more than 50% of the pups.

      • UK litters born in 2008, 2009, 2010 plus the first litter registered in 2011 total:

        27 litters – 154 puppies – from 13 stud dogs owned by 10 UK owner/breeders and one Irish breeder.

        One breeder, who owns 2 of the stud dogs, lives in Ireland. These 2 dogs have each sired one UK-registered litter over this time.

        The other 11 stud dogs – 10 owners/kennels – are UK resident.

        One stud dog has produced 48 puppies from 9 litters – that’s one third of the litters and just shy of one third of the total puppies.

        One stud dog has sired 3 litters over this time (20 puppies); he has sired another 3 litters prior to 2008.

        Four stud dogs have each sired 2 litters over this time. One of these dogs has sired another 2 litters prior to 2008; one dog has sired another 4 litters prior to 2008; one dog has sired another 5 litters prior to 2008

        Five stud dogs have each sired 1 litter over this time. One of these dogs has sired another 2 litters prior to 2008 and one dog has sired another 1 litter prior to 2008.

        Of the 13 stud dogs, almost two-thirds are Irish-bred:

        5 were bred in the UK
        6 are Irish imports
        2 are resident in Ireland

        Of the 13 stud dogs, just over half have GPRA-crd3 results published:

        6 of the 11 UK-resident stud dogs
        1 of the 2 dogs in Ireland

    • Generally, if “all glens” were allowed to participate in the reproduction and all pups survived, each dam must produce at least two offspring……….. just to maintain the population!
      (one to replace itself, and one to replace her partner)
      So, how big is the glen population (worldwide)? Thats why they become rare than…..

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