As it is Easter weekend.

It’s Easter and that means chocolate! This is the BIGGIE weekend for chocolate giving and the family are often around. Families come with children who love to share with the dog and it isn’t only Glen of Imaal Terriers that will never say no if offered a succulent chunk again and again and again.

Too much chocolate is not good for a dog and for some even a small piece can mean serious problems. Even if your animal is used to the odd piece of chocolate now and again its usual sliver probably won’t be the premium stuff around over the next few days so don’t relax the guard. This may seem a bit over the top, a chocolate toxicity calculator for dogs, but it’s there for use if need be as it provides you with an indication of the symptoms your dog may experience after chocolate ingestion but just make sure you don’t need to use it!

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It’s admitted-forgot

“Why haven’t you put up about the new Kennel Club service MyKC?”

Yes, we did have the email from the Kennel Club and yes it was supposed to go up the day after it was released but other things happened and it got forgotten so thank you for the reminder!

The Kennel Club have released a new service called MyKC which will enable their database to be viewed. You can see it from the pet person angle looking at names on their dogs pedigree and also from the breeder side checking future mates. It’s interesting and worth a look whatever your breed-not just Glen of Imaal Terriers.

Spreading the word!

Last week the Kennel Club four week free puppy insurance was mentioned. Over the weekend an email was received telling of the

Round the clock FREE veterinary advice
for your puppies’ new owners

It’s nice to know that the blog gets read in different circles!

Oh yes, the KC have confirmed (again) that the 4 week is NOT valid if you sell a puppy to a fellow breeder.

 

 

Let’s start the week…..

….with something aimed for opinions!

The EFG is still waiting for word from the Kennel Club regarding official recognition but we aren’t just sitting doing nothing. One of the things up for consideration is updating the Code of Ethics. It’s a decent code but nothing really startling and the current climate requires more so how far should we go? As it says we shall already be asking about DNA testing to be included-one of the things up for debate-but what else? Some countries check for anything and everything, the Finns put it all online, but others do nothing at all on an official basis.

It has always been a proud boast that the EFG is for the Glen of Imaal Terrier in its entirety so thoughts are invited? It would be nice if opinions (keep it clean please) could be placed on here but even if you are shy about publicly expressing do send Jean your thoughts-they will be taken.