The eye testing is THIS weekend!

The eye testing session at Hedge Green Cottage is this weekend-Saturday 15 July to be precise. Okay, you know and it’s down on the calendar but one year one person didn’t and they missed it. It’s a full day of testing so please be as on time as you can and report to the eye testing tent (to the right of the entry gate) when you arrive on the field.

If you have a booking for litter screening are you aware of this?

(BVA/KC/ISDS) Eye Scheme Microchipping and Litter Screening. The BVA/KC/ISDS Eye Scheme offers breeders the opportunity of screening their dogs for inherited eye disease using a straightforward eye examination. The results can then help breeders eliminate or reduce the risk of an eye disease being passed on to future generations.In certain breeds, inherited eye disease can be detected soon after birth and in such breeds it is advisable to screen the whole litter at between five and twelve weeks of age.

On 1st July 2017 it became a requirement that any puppy presented for litter screening has been microchipped prior to examination under the Eye Scheme.

Microchipping is compulsory for all dogs aged 8 weeks and over in the UK and 12 weeks and over in the Republic of Ireland. However some tests within the scheme are carried out most reliably when the puppy is aged between 5 and 7 weeks, so a microchip may need to be inserted at a slightly earlier age. This complies with the law and is a safe procedure for young dogs. Microchipping of ISDS registered Border Collie puppies prior to litter screening has been a requirement since 2013 and many puppies presented for examination have been microchipped at younger than 8 weeks of age. To date, no adverse effects have been reported.For more information about the scheme visit the BVA website at the button below. To find out which health tests or schemes are recommended for your breed, check the Kennel Club’s Breed Information Centre or the Hereditary Eye Disease leaflet; produced and approved by veterinary professionals and research scientists.


This is what it should say

There is a mistake in the Eye Testing section of Our Dogs this week it should say:-

Saturday 11th  July BVA/KC eye testing session (in conjunction with the EFG Companion Show) at Hedge Green Cottage, Blackjack Road, Swineshead, Boston, Lincs. PE20 3HH. Peter Bedford will be testing and appointments are required. Ring Sheila on 01507 313904 or email There will also be FREE MICROCHIPPING, if this is required contact Sue on 01773 860586 or email

Eye Testing

If you were at the EFG Open Show last weekend you’ll have already seen the advert but for those that didn’t…


The annual BVA/KC eye testing will be held on Saturday 11th July at the usual venue

Hedge Green Cottage, Blackjack Road,,

Swineshead, Boston, Lincs. PE20 3HH.

Peter Bedford will be testing and appointments are required.

(From early June) ring Sheila on 01507 313904 or email

This all ALL BREED not just Glen of Imaal Terriers

The weather Gods seem to be smiling

The forecast for Swineshead tomorrow was, initially, not that good but a study of the forecast this morning says the rain has moved to Sunday so bring on the day!

Sheila,, has just a few spaces left for eye testing. Remember this is all breed not just Glen of Imaal Terrier. Alison will have the DNA swabs. The dog show schedule can be downloaded for reference so let’s get ready for a good event!