And for the final time…..

…a shout out reminder is given about the 2018 (UK resident) Glen of Imaal Terrier Breed Survey that finishes December 31st. The year has whizzed by so fast so have you filled it in yet? It doesn’t matter whether you have a pet, a show dog or a rescue. If you have a Glen we’d like you to take a look and fill it in. It won’t take long and no personal information is taken unless you wish to leave it.

The Survey may be finishing in a couple of days (the intention is for the results to be on the breed websites-EFG and Association– by late winter/early spring) but the DNA Archive isn’t so

PLEASE SUPPORT THE GLEN DNA ARCHIVE

The International Glen DNA Archive provides a facility to store Glen DNA, along with supporting pedigree and health information, for use in future health research projects.

​All you need to do to support this important health initiative, is send off five buccal (cheek) swabs from your Glen, plus a copy of your Glen’s pedigree and the submission form, to the Animal Health Trust.

To request a swab kit (one kit per Glen), please email the Animal Heath Trust: canine.genetics@aht.org.uk

Subject: Swab kit request
Name Please provide your title and first & last names
Address Please provide your full postal address including post / zip code & country
Number of kits Please indicate the number of swab kits you require (one kit per Glen)

Contributions to the DNA Archive are welcome from non-UK resident Glens, as well as those living in the UK … from Glens of all ages and health status.

For more information, please visit the dedicated Glen Archive website: www.glenarchive.com

Thank you!

 

 

Over to you

Linda Samuels (EFG newsletter editor) would like to remind folk that the newsletter NEEDS YOU for it to be a success and as it’s getting towards that time of the year……..any anecdotes, stories, tales, information about Glen of Imaal Terriers would be very welcome!

Just a little hiatus

Summer, so rather than the lay down in the darkened room in the winter for ever, we’re disappearing into the garden for a week. We’ll be up and running (well staggering around) again July 30th.

Where can you go for a nice day out?

A couple of weeks ago suggestions were asked for regarding a good day out in the summer without huge expense, no stress and fun for the family. Things are coming in so you send ’em, we’ll bring them to folk’s attention.

Underwood Festival at Friezeland Recreation Ground, Church Lane, Underwood NG16 5SF

Saturday 7th July 1pm Live music until 8pm.

Classic cars, stalls, games, Junior football, fun dog show (there is shade) and loads of other things

Underwood Festival last year

 

See you sometime next week

Let’s hear it for December 25th and CHRISTMAS. Wherever you are have an absolutely great one. Glen of Imaal Terrier people around the world are invited to join with Conor and raise a glass around one o’clock in the afternoon. Allowing for various time zones that’ll hopefully mean that even if you are on your own you will know somebody somewhere is thinking of you

Anybody in the Cambridge area?

KENNEL CLUB QUESTION TIME HEADS TO CAMBRIDGE
The views of dog owners are being sought in Cambridge and surrounding areas as the Kennel Club’s Question Time event visits the city this October.
The Kennel Club’s Question Time evenings aim to give dog owners the opportunity to air their views, ask questions and find out about the latest issues that may affect them and their dogs. Hosted by the Kennel Club, organisers of the world’s greatest dog show, Crufts, Question Time events have been held throughout the UK for over a decade.
It is particularly hoped that attendees will take the opportunity to ask questions about the initiatives which have recently emerged from the Dog Health Group as well as the Dog Show Promotion and Judges Competency Framework working parties, as members of these will be on the panel.
The event will be held at 7pm on Tuesday 10th October at the Quy Mill Hotel, Church Road, Stow-cum-Quy, Cambridge CB25 9AF. The venue is eight miles from junction 14 of the M11 motorway (interchange with junction 31 of the A14). The session will offer the opportunity for anyone to air their views and question the Kennel Club Chairman and other senior representatives from the organisation. The event is free for all and guests are invited to arrive from 6.15pm for tea and coffee.
The Kennel Club hopes to engage with dog owners and encourage them to ask any questions, share thoughts and ideas and encourage dialogue with the Kennel Club about how everyone can work together to promote dogs in a positive light.
The panel members at the Question Time will include Simon Luxmoore, Kennel Club Chairman; Steve Croxford, Kennel Club Vice Chairman; Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Secretary and Communications Director; and Kathryn Symns, Canine Activities Executive; as well as Kennel Club Board members.
The event is free of charge but places must be booked in advance. Contact Sue Sampson to reserve a place on email susan.sampson@thekennelclub.org.uk or by phone on 01296 318540.
To ensure that questions can be tabled on the night, please submit them in advance to Sue Sampson via the email above.
Cambridge is the final Question Time event for 2017. Suggestions are sought for locations which may be suitable for such an event next year. Please contact Sue Sampson via the email address above with ideas.

The Game Fair lives!

Last year the Country Landowners Association announced they would be no longer running the Game Fair due to costs and lack of revenue; the planned 2016 event at Ragley Hall would be cancelled. Like Bond it has became a case of never say never again as the 2016 Game Fair lives and it is still at Ragley Hall, Staffordshire. A chance to again celebrate The Countryside

This year though rather than just the CLA Game Fair there is a host of sponsors, clubs and associations (one of which is the Kennel Club) helping out in the funding. Take a look online and maybe mark the diary for 29-31st July