What were your 2011 figures?

A few years ago  a sloppy reporter, aided by a sloppy Kennel Club, wrote a piece on Glen of Imaal Terriers that did the breed a lot of harm in the UK. The (now) infamous “Rare As Giant Panda” headline was stupid, totally wrong. Glen people worldwide knew that the breed had never been so numerous and their sending of registration numbers etc. plus the Kennel Club finally acknowledging that their figures were totally out of context, led to the BBC removing the article from their website. How are things doing now though? 

As it’s late February many of the offficial registries of the world will be bringing out the 2011 figures. The KC record 67 Glens for last year and there is at least one litter tthat was born too late to make those figures. This puts us ahead of Cesky, Australians, Skyes and Sealyhams so we aren’t that bad. What did other countries register?

5 thoughts on “What were your 2011 figures?

  1. Liz
    The figures for say 20 months before what were they like as you know we and other UK breeders on the whole virtually stopped breeding while the DNA news came through. I had a litter when the aforementioned article came out i remember discussing that with you the phone was red hot with a number of gold diggers none of whom had done any home work.
    It went like this “have you got any of them glen terriers i want a bitch” the conversation did not last long but it prove all news isnt good news.

  2. American registration statistics are usually released by the AKC in March for the previous year. We had 60 registered in 2010 and 54 in 2009 so we’ll soon see how 2011 compares.

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