Another Health Survey week gone

BREEDERS CAN MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE ……

 There are just over two weeks to go before the closing date of Friday 28th November for our health survey: http://www.efghealth.co.uk/survey14.html

UK GLEN OF IMAAL TERRIER OWNERS AND BREEDERS

In the UK Kennel Club’s Purebred Dog Health Survey of 2004, there were 61 responses … for 55 living and 6 deceased Glens.

Our own 2014 health survey has received 84 UK responses, so far … but we would like to try to achieve at least double the number submitted back in 2004.  This means we still have (at least!) another 38 to go …

The Kennel Club had a disappointingly low number of contact email addresses for Glen owners on their database … just 107  for 760 Glens registered since 1st January 2000 … and it is likely that a number of these email addresses are out of date.  We hope to have reached a few more Glen owners via promotion on the Kennel Club website and its online journal, Kennel Scope; via the two dog newspapers, Our Dogs and Dog World; and through Dogs Monthly magazine, and the veterinary profession’s journal, Veterinary Record.  Our best response rate, although this is mainly INTERnational, appears to have been via Facebook groups.

We are, therefore, turning to BREEDERS, who can potentially make a BIG difference to the participation numbers for this survey!

Just looking back at litters born in the UK from the beginning of 2011 to the beginning of this year … (three years) … 195 puppies have been registered with the KC … from 25 breeders.  Most of these breeders are aware of the survey!  And, hopefully, most of these breeders still have contact details for their puppy people!  If breeders can pass on details of the health survey to the owners of all these Glens … including those who are now living outside the UK … we could, potentially, double our current response rate of 11%!  And if breeders of Glens born in the years 2000 to 2011 send the survey link to all their puppy people for whom they still have contact details … well, the sky could be the limit!

It would be great to have a surge of completed surveys received in the last few weeks of the survey!

Thank you all for your support … please click on the link above to go to our survey page.

Thank you very much to everyone who has already completed the survey.

“Working together towards a healthy future for our lovely breed”