…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: firstname.lastname@example.org
||Swab kit request
||Please provide your title and first & last names
||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
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
Yesterday’s blog of the 2018 International Glen Health Seminar reminds of a comment that happened when the 2018 UK Glen of Imaal Terrier Survey went online so (as was believed) the normal thing these days of “I can’t be bothered to fill in, find an envelope and stamp and post it” was ended. Online was easy so all could do it. The “but why should I as all my Glens are healthy?” wasn’t anticipated.
It’s a BREED survey which includes everything. Your Glen may be healthy but what about it’s brother, sister? Your Glen may be healthy but what about it’s dam or it’s sire? If only folk with problem animals take the time to do it what is it going to look like in the final analysis? y number of Glens and all have problems…it’s a breed on the slippery downward slope indeed as far as the results are concerned.
It’s purposely not a deep and meaningful survey like the last one attempted. That tried a little too hard, put some folk off from completing it due to its length and subsequently took too long to collate. Sometimes the best intentions can go a bit wrong but things have been learnt. This 2018 UK Survey is easy and quick. Fill it in whilst drinking a mug of tea at home or on the way to work via your pad. It really is that simple.
Old school is still good so if you’re a writing properly type of person copies can be obtained from the two Glen Club Secretaries. Anne Hardy or Jean Rogers