It’s mid August….

….but the summer doesn’t end yet so where can I go with my Glen of Imaal Terrier and possibly the family?

There is a Glen fun weekend of September 1/2 at Sedgebrook Village Hall, Sedgebrook, Lincoln. NG32 2EY. There certainly is grooming, agility, and the “world famous” sausage race and that immortal thing of other things so why not go and see what they are…..you could be surprised. On Sunday there will be a fun dog show for the local people and anyone else who wishes to enter. 

Camping and caravan parking is available adjacent to the club, as well as a range of local hotels and B&B’s for those who prefer something more comfortable. For more details please call Lynne and Gordon on 01435 866575 (email lynne@1canhelp.com ) or Geraldine and Alan on 01949 842192 (email glendogs@aol.com).

 

 

 

Salute to all the 2018 World Show attendees

It was asked for so here it is:- the Glen of Imaal Terriers who attended the 2018 World Show in Amsterdam. Thank you for showing us to the world, we’re proud of you. If any photograph has the wrong name on it just let us know.

World Show 2018 results…but pictures Wednesday

Planes and boats and trains bought Glen of Imaal Terrier folk to Amsterdam. There are nowhere near as many of us than in some breeds but the flag was flown proudly on all three days, nobody got an easy title. First up was the Benelux Show with 27 present. Best of Breed(CACIB & 2xCAC) was Gleann Damn Daisy with BOS (CACIB & 2x CAC) to High lander’s Dream Casper. The two Reserves-and CACs- were awarded to Gleann Una Noonan and Gleann Cotton Cody. Best Junior was awarded to Madra Athas Cayleigh Chead Gera.

The biggie of the weekend was obviously the World Show itself and there were 40 Glens entered. This time the honours went to the dog with Highlanders Dream Casper getting the nod for BOB-plus the CACIB and CACs-with Daulton’s Midnight Sky of Galore Best Bitch and CACIBs etc. The two Reserves were Gleann Bigwig and Una Noonan. My Dear Fellow Cordula The Angel was Best Junior, Billy Tow Vom Au Deighton Best Veteran and Finnabair Broc Ria Arda of Gleann Best Puppy.

Group 3 specialties were the last day of showing for Terriers. Highlanders Dream Casper made it a double with Abberann Reach For The Stars Ryanne Best Bitch. The two Reserve CACs were awarded to Abberann Cosmic Cowboy and Daisy. Broc Ria was again Best Puppy and Gleann Indico Indy Best Junior.

A long list of names supported by a long list of people from different countries. Whelped in one country but owned in another was the story right through again and again. If whelped in the country of ownership often parents came from a different one. Glen of Imaal Terriers, becoming truly international….as the Finnish, Swedish, Danish, Irish, English, Dutch, German and American ringside indicated.

Great weekend and congratulations to everybody who was there

Photographs. Over the weekend we were asked if, like Crufts, it would be possible to have a record of every dog present on here? Many put photos galore on social media but not everybody is “friends” with everybody else and some just won’t do it but they will do the blog. Yep, we’ll do it but it will be Wednesday as we don’t get home until very late tonight and they have to be sorted, so that’s Wednesday’s blog sorted then!

We’ll try

Along with many other Glen of Imaal Terrier folk the trip is being made to the World Show in Amsterdam. Not for us the hotel so who knows what internet/wifi will be found to do multiple results and photographs? We’ll do our best to give you a full round up on Monday…but it might be Tuesday so bear with us if there is nothing there, or only a few things for the usual Monday round up

Please follow the link below and read thoroughly.

The strapline of this blog is keeping Glen of Imaal Terrier owners up to date so any and every Glen owner who intends to breed a litter in the future needs to read this document fully. It would also be an idea to bookmark it

The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) 2018. Guidance notes for conditions for breeding dogs comes into force October 1 2018.

Please don’t think that this doesn’t concern you. According to that breeding a single puppy and selling it could constitute a business. If your bitch has had a caesarean probably forget about another litter. The stud fee puppy (instead of a fee) cannot be sold on anymore because it wasn’t bred on your premises. No Glen person would seriously contemplate having a litter unless their bitch/dog had been CRD3 tested but now it will have to be done. Always closely line bred? Forget it now

It may say “Guidance” but think what others there have been over the past few years:- docking ban (it happened). Breeder’s licence (it happened). Within the past few days it has been announced that after the World Show no more dog shows will be allowed in Amsterdam because of “Welfare”. Luxembourg has also cancelled it’s biggest show this year. Remember as well that HMRC have been looking at dog breeding to such a degree that there is now the “injury lawyers for us” style advert about it.

A decent breakdown of it can be read here.

 

 

 

 

Darlington (online) entries & DNA swabs World Show

Online entries close for Darlington Championship Show TODAY (August 7th) at midday. Terrier day is September 14th and Glen of Imaal Terriers are to be judged by David Shields and are first in the ring at 9.00am

Alison Seall writes:-

Please bring your DNA swab kits to the World Dog Show on Friday .

 DNA archive submissions can be given to me at the World Dog Show on Friday and I will take them back to the UK & post them to the Animal Health Trust

 I also have 20-30 swab kits for anyone who would like to contribute to the archive … please find me on the Friday at the WDS.

 I can also take back any unwanted swab kits.

Thank you.

 

August it is

Where is the year going…August already but Glen of Imaal Terrier people are still bring the breed’s name to the fore. Last week we applauded under 12 months Keadeen’s By Happy Chance taking a G1 and this week we’re beginning again with “the kiddies” as Tipperary Uptown Girl takes a Group 1 & 2 in the (not sure what it’s called in America) Baby Puppy 4-6 month competition.

A group of 10 Finns may have already started their journey to Amsterdam but the shows in their home country continue. Three shows over three days at Kuopio saw the honours go to Gleann Ho Ho Hogan with Pearytail Bonnie B Good Best Opposite, Meomodo Boho’s Trick or Treat BOB Bonnie again BOS and the 3rd show was Astoreen Best of Breed with Gleann Hogan Best Dog. In Sweden Gleann Bigwig took a Best of Breed.

Over in the States it was double BOBs (Fort Steuben & Beaver County KC) for Tipperary That Girl. A cluster of shows in Virginia had Kilkenny’s Across The Universe at Setanta take 3 Best of Breeds and a G4. Abberann Phelan had to bow the paw at all three shows.

In the Brains Department Monique sends news of Ginny who “qualified twice with first place finishes this weekend in AKC agility and earned her Novice Jumpers Preferred (NJP) title.”   So she is now Elric’s Gin & Tonic NJP ACT1 BCAT RATO TKP SWN SCNE

Congrats to all.

Not been reminded for a while…..

…so as it’s a Friday have you supported the DNA archive yet?  In case you’ve forgotten what it’s about here’s a short explanation

Why have a DNA Archive?

Many Glen of Imaal Terrier owners will remember the Bochum (Germany) and Cornell (USA) research projects, which identified the gene responsible for the Glen variant of PRA (progressive retinal atrophy). Initially, with the Bochum project, a number of breed club representatives from the UK and mainland Europe collaborated with the identification of affected Glens, and together they analysed pedigrees to identify close relatives who could also potentially carry the gene mutation. After this came the search for completely unrelated, unaffected Glens (controls), as important to the research process as the affected and carrier status Glens. Then began the quest to locate owners and request DNA samples for the research team.

This highlights the importance of breed clubs, breeders and owners from different countries and continents collaborating with health research projects in this numerically small breed. It also illustrates the time-consuming processes required to identify dogs and collect DNA samples before the scientists can begin their research.

The advantage to the research scientists of having a DNA archive is that the identification of affected dogs and the analysis of pedigrees to find close relatives, and non-related “control” dogs becomes a much simpler and quicker process, because everything required to initiate and progress a health research project is readily available in one place: