A MOST interesting question!

We asked for questions regarding Glen of Imaal Terriers; this is the latest to come in:

Spent a lot of time last weekend looking at Glens and wondering about the appearance of different degrees of achondroplasia in our breed.  Achondroplasia is recesive, right?  We know that pups are born on occasion who are not dwarfs (they appear leggy and exceed the standard for height), but is it also possible that some Glens who fall within the standard for height are also not dwarfs? 

When I look at some Glens they are unquestionably dwarfs with legs so short that they more move more like caterpillars than dogs compared to other Glens, am I just seeing different “degrees” of achondroplasia, or is it possible that there are Glens who are under 14 inches but are not really achondroplastic?  Wasn’t the Lakeland terrier used to bring Glens back from near extinction?  That is a small breed but not a dwarf breed, right?  When I see a Glen of Imaal Terrier with an unusually small head I wonder if I am seeing Lakeland or other small terrier influence today?

Fancy a day out?

Ferrets, falcony, gundogs, hounds and lots of ‘Have a Go’ fun are guaranteed at this year’s Warwickshire Countryside Day which takes place at Hatton Park, near Warwick on Sunday 2 September by kind permission of Mr Johnnie Arkwright.The day will kick off with a demonstration from Howard Kirby and the Mullenscote Gun Dog team and will also include hound parade and an inter-hunt jump competition.

Hatton World has over 20 independent shops in a shopping village carved out of Victorian farmyard and buildings and our trade stands. We hope many will take the opportunity to come along for a fun day and find out more about the countryside and what goes on in it.

The main ring events will start at 10.00am and admission is £5 for adults and FREE for children under 15. Hatton World just five minutes from Junction 15 of the M40 on the Solihull to Warwick road.

September 23rd is the date

The next EFG get-together will be held at Clumber Park, in the North Midlands, on Sunday September 23rd. It will be a bring and share picnic and everybody is invited. This everybody includes dogs as well as the Friends of the Cesky Terrier will be sharing a sausage roll or two. Glen of Imaal Terrier, Cesky Terrier or any four legged friend do bring your humans to enjoy the glorious Clumber autumn. Full details nearer the date but you can let us know you are coming as soon as you want!

Glad NOT to have classes…

The above was the subject line of an email over the weekend. LKA schedules are out already and they are charging £25.00 first entry was £3 for a subsequent class. It’s £5 for a catalogue and £5 for an admission ticket and on top of that is the very high NEC parking charge. Also LKA are only allowing payment by credit or debit card if the entry is made online…and that costs £1 extra. It costs another pound again if you enter online after the postal closing date. Maybe the subject line wasn’t too far from the mark after all!

Glens do more than show!

From Laura Trainor “Niamh is amazing. Two days of agility in 90 degree heat. She finished her
Novice Jumpers With Weaves Preferred title yesterday and earned her first
Qualifying score in Novice FAST. Today she earned her first Q in Time To
Beat Preferred and Open Jumpers. She also finished her Novice Standard
Preferred title”.

This now makes Niamh (deep breath for full title) Ch. Niamh of Cnoc BN, RN, NAP, NJP.  The suffixes are Beginner Novice (obedience), Rally Novice (Rally obedience), Novice Agility Preferred (Standard agility), Novice Jumpers Preferred (Jumper With Weaves agility). Congratulations indeed to Laura and for non US Glen of Imaal Terrier people this, with the side links, explains what Niamh has actually done