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At Birmingham National Dog Show

Birmingham National DOG SHOW 

A short seminar “An introduction to Dog Showing” will be held each morning at Birmingham National Dog Show commencing at 9.30am. This will be led by Christina Chapman assisted by Adam Chappell and will give a step by step guide to dog showing for new exhibitors or those who may be interested in showing their dog.

The Seminars will be free of charge and anyone wishing to take part should report to the Secretary’s office at the show.

Further information is available from the Secretary, Jennie Griffiths Telephone : 01694 751258 e-mail :



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Posted by on April 27, 2017 in General dog things


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Think about it

We all like a good discussion so how about this one? What age should a Glen of Imaal Terrier dog be first used at stud? The US Code of Ethics says not until all health tests are done and that is around two years of age. In the UK a “young” litter has always been the norm for prospective stud dogs so it can be seen how the resulting pups develop and, more importantly in a country that doesn’t consider artificial insemination anything like the normal way to go, it gets males used to being handled before maturity begins to click in.


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Is this a first for Glens?

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Posted by on April 20, 2017 in General dog things, General Glen Things


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April Kennel Club Journal online

The April Kennel Club Journal can be read online

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Posted by on April 14, 2017 in General dog things, General Glen Things



A question that has cropped up again.

Some that read this blog are on Facebook and some aren’t. Facebook is such a huge complicated monster that even though you are “on there” you might not read, or see, something that a friend does so you might not have seen the discussion regarding rehoming showdogs. Three people snapped various screen shots and sent them along. The screech of “are they in the real world!!” given as they were read indicated VERY strongly why FB is generally avoided.

Recently this email and photograph came in ” My then girlfriend(now wife) and I collected a Glen of Imaal Terrier from you on New Years Day 2004. His name was Hank although I think you may have called him Frank. We moved from Essex back home to Ireland in 2005 and got married in 2006. All the time Hank was doing well and loving Ireland. We have two children 9 and 7 who have grown up with him. He was the best pet we could have wished to have our children grow up with as he was gentle and kind and nothing the children did phased him. He also did his best at keeping the cat population under control near Us! As you have probably guessed by now Hank passed away today and we are all heart broken. He was 14 years of age.I would like to thank you for breeding such a fine dog, according to our Glen books he matched every one of their traits.”

Digging back in the file (thanks to whoever sent it, things are always kept) this piece Rehoming Retired Show Dogs seemed very relevant.

Hank in Ireland



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Posted by on April 12, 2017 in General dog things, General Glen Things


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Glens make the local paper

Midlands Local News (The Express & Star) have done a piece on National Terrier. Have a look at photo 11-is it Kaos?


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2018 Calendar-we need to know!

The 2016 Glen of Imaal Terrier calendar was very popular and a few people said it was a shame there wasn’t a 2017 one. We mentioned doing a 2018 calendar back in January and again a few people have said “nice idea” but should it definitely go ahead? It can only work if it is supported by all your fabulous, glorious photographs, do you want to join in again? Let Jean know on


Posted by on April 5, 2017 in General dog things, General Glen Things


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