From the EFG Committee and A REMINDER!

At the recent Committee Meeting of the Glen of Imaal Terrier Enthusiasts & Fanciers Club the following was discussed:-

Arrangements for the Open show are well in hand. Donations of rosettes, prize money and support from dog food manufacturers have been obtained. The committee also agreed to provide a small gift to all entries in addition to the usual entrants raffle to commemorate the 20th year of EFG.

The judges for the open show have been nominated up to 2019. It was noted that it was likely there would be a shortage of judges going forward following the KC’s change of approach. It is therefore import to bring on new judges and ensure that we get nominations for consideration at the next AGM

To mark the 20th year ring clips have been produced, a dog  diary with EFG logo, calendars and a cake, that was very well received, to celebrate at Crufts.  An update on these items/events was noted.

The website has been refreshed and costings were received for the production of a new Introduction to Glens booklet. It was agreed to circulate the original to the committee so that input can be gathered as to content and design.

The successful participation in the Genome project was welcomed and the Health update noted

The opportunity to run a grooming event was discussed and it was suggested that  advice on dog showing  could be usefully added to the day for new owners. The committee agreed to look at the possibility.

The Funday has been moved to 16/17th July to avoid a clash with East of England. Eye testing has been arranged as usual. A 20th anniversary soiree will hopefully also be held following the show.

Date of the next committee meeting was proposed as 16th July so if any member has anything they would like bringing up please let a Committee Member know.

That’s the official boring bit and now a reminder about the FUN BIT. Sunday is the EFG Open Show (in conjunction with Birmingham Gundog & Terrier) and it’ll be a blast. The Club Show is in first so it’ll give plenty of time for a get together before the afternoon session of judging. Remember we’ll be doing the usual bring and share of food because together we can! Looking forward to a great day to celebrate the EFG 20th year since formation





It’s this weekend!

The EFG Open Show is this weekend and 31 Glen of Imaal Terriers (33 entries) have entered! A fabulous entry and a great chance for anybody wanting to see and meet the breed. Sports Connexion, Ryton On Dunsmore, CV8 3FL is the address for the Sat Nav and remember to take a spare bag to possibly carry home all the goodies that are on offer!

There will be a table for any nibbles that anyone wants to bring along.

Maybe this will help…

Breeders of any dogs (not just Glen of Imaal Terriers) are expected to know and understand a whole new set of terms, words and technologies these days and frankly it isn’t always easy. We’ve just signed up for the genome project and some Glens have been DNA profiled, more are always welcome, and these are just two things nobody needed or knew about this a few years ago. If you’ve a few minutes have a read of this Evaluating the genetic status of a breed using both pedigrees and DNA  it helps explain a couple of things

It’s Monday again….

….so what have Glen of Imaal Terrier people been doing recently?

At Western Pennsylvania Kennel Association the Saturday Show Ch Daulton’s Princess C Hatteras was BOB and called into the Top Spot (Group1) in the Owner Handler Terrier Group, Tipperary Columbo was Best Dog. On the Sunday Columbo was again Best Opposite but this time behind his kennelmate Tipperary Violet Dowager Countess. Paper Cities (Wisconsin) saw a return to the ring of Abberann Torcan who annexed a Group 3 and 4. Uttecht in the Netherlands saw  Cairdiulacht Breannainn Mac Angus be awarded BOB with Madra Áthas Aoife Aideen an tSolais) was judged BOS.  At Sligo and District Stiubhard Hit The Road Jack was Best Baby Puppy In Breed, first rosettes are always so good! Also we’re hearing of some more Barn Hunt success-c’mon Jeff, share with us and what about the Owner Handler Group 4 sent as a “breaking news?” Susan, the show is needed!

Well done folks.

It’s from next week in the UK!

We all know it’s April and from today (6th) EVERY dog, pedigree or mongrel, in the UK has to micro-chipped. This website has been put together by the Kennel Club and Petlog to help make the new law regarding the compulsory microchipping of dogs as straightforward as possible for dog owners.

It is a one-stop shop for everything people need to know about compulsory microchipping, from checking a microchip to advice, tips and downloads for breeders, vets, dog owners and more, to ensure all dog owners and breeders are complying with the law.

The Kennel Club, the UK’s largest dog welfare organisation, is dedicated to reuniting dogs and owners through its reunification database, Petlog, the UK’s largest lost and found database for microchipped pets. The organisation campaigned for compulsory microchipping as part of the Microchipping Alliance.

Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Secretary, said: “The new website was created to answer any questions that dog owners, breeders, vets and local authorities may have on anything related to compulsory microchipping. One of the main concerns voiced by dog owners regarding compulsory microchipping legislation, related to how it impacts them specifically, especially with different regulations across England, Wales and Scotland.

“The legislation will go a long way towards improving dog welfare by greatly increasing dog owners’ chances of being reunited with a missing pet and we hope this website helps increase awareness of everyone’s individual responsibilities when the new law comes into force in April.”

Commenting on the benefits of compulsory microchipping, Animal Welfare Minister, George Eustice said: “Microchipping is vital for good dog welfare and a simple solution for responsible pet owners to provide peace of mind and ensure your much-loved dog can be traced.

“Microchipping our dogs will not only help to reunite people with their lost or stolen pets, but also help to tackle the growing problem of strays roaming the streets and relieve the burden placed on animal charities and local authorities. I welcome efforts from industry to help raise awareness of these benefits and make it as easy as possible for people to get their dogs chipped.”

All dog owners in England, Wales and Scotland have until 6th April 2016 to have their dog microchipped and register them with a government compliant microchip database. After that date, all puppies must be microchipped and registered with a microchip database by the time they are 8 weeks old. Anyone who does not have their dog microchipped after 6th April 2016 will have 21 days to have the dog microchipped, and failure to do so may result in a fine.

The microchipping regulations do not affect the requirement for collars and tags as part of the Control of Dogs Order 1992.

Catching up after Easter

Glen of Imaal Terrier people like Spring! At Lappeenranta International Show Finnabair North American Nebulon was BOB and became a Finnish Champion. In Ireland the Combined Canine International had Abberann Phelan in the top spot with Daulton’s Midnight Sky of Galore Best Bitch. At Luxembourg My Dear Fellow Ashton de Coco was Best of Breed and became an International Champion. Whilst at Chemnitz International My Dear Fellow Beltaine de CoCo was BOB. The mighty Oliver spent Easter at a Performance Scent Dogs trial in Massachusetts, placing second and earning a new title in the Advanced Buildings class!

At National Terrier BOB (and his first CC) was awarded to Pajantick Star Trooper with Romainville Ruby taking Best Bitch. The nods for Reserves went to Ch Romainville Typhoon and Ch Bregorrey Madam Defiance respectively with Jeonty Minnie MeMe Best Puppy. At Lahti in Finland Gleann Bigwig added to his big rosette total with Pearytail Candy McCo Best Opposite.

Congratulations all!

Pajantick Star Trooper, Romainville Rock On Ruby

Pajantick Star Trooper, Romainville Rock On Ruby

Gleann Bigwig, Gleann Candy McCo

Gleann Bigwig, Gleann Candy McCo