From the Committee

A short Committee meeting was held after the EFG Glen of Imaal Terrier breed specific seminar at Mappleboough on the 19th October.

Alison Seal gave the committee a short update on the progress with the health survey. Gathering information about health will help the breed understand what issues may exist in the long term. It was agreed that members should all be encourage to complete the survey if possible. Results will be available in the new year.

The breed seminar was, from feedback already given,felt to have been a success-a report of the event will appear in the newsletter

It was decided to hold the EFG open show in conjunction with Birmingham Gundog and Terrier once again on the April 2015 date. In keeping with the intended policy of one year all rounder and one year breed/terrier the judge for 19th April will be Martin Phillips. Nominations for 2016 and 2017 shows will be invited from members with voting taking place at the AGM.

The possibility was mooted of holding the 2015 AGM with a grooming seminar. Dogs in the right state of coat will be needed so the newsletter will ask for volunteers.

2015 will see the 10th Year of the Companion Show so it, plus eye testing, will certainly be held on July 11th at Swineshead.

Judges Seminar

The forthcoming EFG seminar for anybody who wants to/or does judge Glen of Imaal Terriers will have a new extended Powerpoint and DVD presentation. Obviously this needs photographs and we have hundreds but can they be used? If you have sent anything for the blog over the last few years and would rather they aren’t used please let us know.

For the November diary

On Saturday November 3rd The Glen of Imaal Terrier Association is holding a breed specific seminar at New Invention Methodist Church Hall, Lichfield Road, New Invention, Willenhall. WV12 5BG.

Judges assessment and breed specfic seminar-  to book a place (or for more details) contact Anne Hardy on 01777 703417 or anne@goita.co.uk  or Anne Hardy Nairn Lodge, Sutton Crossroads, Retford, Notts. DN22 8QL . Limited spaces.