The Kennel Club were asked if agreeing to have all Glen of Imaal Terriers DNA tested for PRA could become part of the requirements to become an Accredited Breeder. The ABS Sub-Group(of KC Dog Health Group) has a meeting on Tuesday April 5th and the matter is to be discussed then so it should be known by the second week of April.
Glen Services had an unexpected lodger just before Christmas. Basset Hound Rescue had no room so Herbie came to stop for a while. The “Kennel” that he originally came from had 17 litters advertised in December and (surprise, surprise) they don’t have that many now. It was hoped that Herbie would be placed quickly but the people who were to have him said one very telling sentence-but surely they don’t eat much? and they weren’t being ironic. So if anybody knows anybody who would like The Herb….
One interesting thing has come out of this and that is the “half-listening” ear of the general public. The “Kennel” were he came from has quite a flash website that does, quite prominently, mention Licenced and somebody who saw it thought that meant ACCREDITED as per the Kennel Club Breeder Scheme and got quite uptight that the KC allows such things to go on. The differences have been explained.
The New Zealand government has recently, in view of their own scientific findings, rescinded docking legislation. In other words DOCKING IS LEGAL AGAIN!. Not just any Tom, Dick or Harry can do it, the procedure can only be done by Vets & “accredited dockers”. A country the other side of the world stands up for freedom of choice and correct newly evaluated research.
The Kennel Club probably thinks it has to much on its plate to attempt a fight it didn’t teally have much heart for in the first place but what an opportunity…..to get people onto its accredited breeder scheme as they would be the obvious people to become the equivalent of the “NZ accredited dockers”.