Inbreeding-yay or nay?

As it’s Friday lets have a bit of reading for the weekend. The Costs & Benefits of Inbreeding (from the Institute of Canine Biology) should occupy you for a mug of tea. With the Glen of Imaal Terrier known & accepted bar-sinister heritage though how bad is it for the breed?

Glen of Imaal Terrier DNA Archive-Spread the Word

Please help to “spread the word” about the archive … 

~ Glen DNA flyer for breed events and puppy packs

~ posters for breed events

~ “introduction” to the archive for breed club newsletters & websites 

 For details of how you can help, see the ‘Please spread the word!’ page: www.glenarchive.com/spread-the-word/

To request a swab kit: https://www.glenarchive.com/video-request-swab-kit-contents/

 

 

Eye Testing Clinic

Getting emails and calls about the usual eye testing clinic at Newark in February. This is NOT going to be taking place due to the cost of hiring being virtually doubled. Yes, it is paid for, it is not donated.

Peter Bedford will be testing at North Muskham Community Centre NG23 6HL on March 16th. (This is just a couple of miles from Newark Showground). Bookings are required, please contact Sara on 07990545054

 

 

Let’s update….go on you know you want to

Glen of Imaal Terrier DNA Archive – Health updates

 It is important that the Animal Health Trust always has up-to-date information about your Glen. Please notify newly diagnosed health conditions, surgery (including neuter/spay), health scheme results and end of life.

 If you need to notify an update, please visit: www.glenarchive.com/updates/

 To request a swab kit, please visit: www.glenarchive.com/video-request-swab-kit-contents/

 

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!

 

 

One month left for the 2018 Breed Survey

It doesn’t seem possible but there is only one month left to complete the 2018 Glen of Imaal Terrier Breed Survey. It isn’t difficult, it won’t take up a lot of time so please consider doing it.

The Glen DNA Archive doesn’t end at the end of the year though, it’ll continue on because it is there FOR THE CONTINUING GOOD OF GLENS. It is important that the Animal Health Trust always has up-to-date information about your Glen. Please notify newly diagnosed health conditions, surgery (including neuter/spay), health scheme results and, if it has happened, death. If you need to notify an update please visit the “Health Update” page on the Glen Archive website