Monthly Archives: June 2018

It’s Friday so it’s unsubtle hint time.

The Glen of Imaal Terrier DNA archive has been running a while, yes of course you’re going to send along DNA, but have you done it yet? And of course we’re going to fill in the 2018 Glen Breed Survey but where have I put it?

So to aid memory. The online Survey can be found here. The following has to be written now so go and put the kettle on or something. No personal data in any form is harvested via the survey unless you choose to enter it yourself; neither isp, country or server used is recorded.

.There has been a slight change with the DNA archive but nothing serious. Alison Seall writes her final email as DNA archivist.:-

The “package” was due to expire in August…but thanks to a Glen owner in the US & the EFG the dedicated site will continue

The website has been ‘re-created’ by Jeff Dairiki and a new section added … ‘Spread the word’ … 😊 …

The Glen DNA Archive flyer can be distributed at breed events and shows … and breeders can include it in their Puppy Packs

Breed clubs and breeders are encouraged to have a link to the Glen DNA Archive on their websites

Breed clubs are encouraged to reserve a small section in their newsletters for a brief introduction to the archive – on the ‘Spread the word’ page

Thank you to all the Glen owners from around the world who have supported the archive … your submissions are greatly appreciated.

Hopefully, many more owners will request a swab kit from the AHT and contribute to this invaluable resource!

Best wishes,


Alison Seall​ (​Glen DNA Archive Coordinator 2013 – 2018)​






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Goodbye Eamonn

Last night this appeared.

Dobbyn Eamonn (Hillside, Rostellan) on June 20th 2018 peacefully at home. Beloved husband of Audrey, loving father of Michael, Chris and Peter, granddad of Tommy and Lucy. Sadly missed also by his brothers, sisters, extended family relatives, neighbours and friends.

Funeral arrangements will be confirmed by 2pm Thursday.

Family flowers only.

May Eamonn Rest In Peace.

A brief and to the point announcement of the death of an elderly man. To the Glen of Imaal Terrier world it is one more, of a rapidly decreasing band of senior breed followers, no longer with us. The Knockroe affix was on many beautiful Glens. His first litter was in 1973 and a bitch from that litter, Knockroe Goldilocks, was the dam of Knockroe Shevaun that came over to England. “Carrie” had a litter of nine and two of the sisters were instrumental in introducing the breed to many in the UK.

Eamonn was great friends with Jim Duggan (Glenheights) and when Carrie went back to Ireland her son was mated to Glenheights Broc and a boy from that litter Knockroe Eamonn Of Bilbo went over to Denmark and-it isn’t too much of an exaggeration to say-ignited the Glen world there. He was a stylish dog that bred on, suddenly people noticed the breed. Knockroe Yankee & Knockroe Yankee Doodle were some of the first Glens imported into America.

He was very proud of the history of the breed and helped found the Irish Glen of Imaal Terrier Sporting Club of Ireland, produced their initial newsletters and was the Club President. He was a social, hospitable, helpful man who will be very missed.


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Posted by on June 21, 2018 in General dog things, General Glen Things


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Windsor entry announced

Windsor Dog Show (Terrier day 29th June) has announced their entry and there will be 7 Glen of Imaal Terriers for judge Yvonne Cannon. When the query before entries closed was “who?” (she is a Shih Tzu person now but had SCWT in the 70s) because nobody had heard of her it’s a very good entry indeed!

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Posted by on June 20, 2018 in Dog Shows, General Glen Things


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If you’re entered at the World Show….

why not advertise in the actual official magazine! Copy by July 1st

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Posted by on June 19, 2018 in Dog Shows, General dog things



Soon be mid-summer

When you’re UK based writing “nearly mid-summer” makes for a sigh as the nights will start to draw in after the 21st and summer here hasn’t even started in many places. This time of the year though means that dog showing often takes second place as school holidays approach with children & grandchildren needing amusing. As usual we’re inviting notifications of anything going on that can be done en-famille. Something that doesn’t cost the earth when there are more to pay for than usual, something fun, something that can be done with your Glen of Imaal Terrier (or any dog come to that) without the pressure of high fees and wondering whether your beloved will fit in. Heritage days, companion show days,  fun show days, the blog is thrown open to you. Just let us know in time so we can get it up here

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Posted by on June 18, 2018 in General dog things, General Glen Things


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BVA/KC eye testing clinic reminder

EYE TESTING-Saturday 21st July 2018

BVA/KC eye testing will be held at Hedge Green Cottage, Blackjack Road, Swineshead, Boston, Lincs. PE20 3HH. Peter Bedford will be officiating and appointments are needed. Please share everywhere

Jean Rogers

This is for all Breeds not just Glen of Imaal Terriers

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Posted by on June 15, 2018 in General dog things, General Glen Things, Health


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June Kennel Club Journal

The June KC Journal can be read now

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Posted by on June 14, 2018 in General dog things