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Darlington (online) entries & DNA swabs World Show

Online entries close for Darlington Championship Show TODAY (August 7th) at midday. Terrier day is September 14th and Glen of Imaal Terriers are to be judged by David Shields and are first in the ring at 9.00am

Alison Seall writes:-

Please bring your DNA swab kits to the World Dog Show on Friday .

 DNA archive submissions can be given to me at the World Dog Show on Friday and I will take them back to the UK & post them to the Animal Health Trust

 I also have 20-30 swab kits for anyone who would like to contribute to the archive … please find me on the Friday at the WDS.

 I can also take back any unwanted swab kits.

Thank you.

 

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Posted by on August 7, 2018 in Dog Shows, General Glen Things, Health

 

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The temperature may have cooled but summer will be back

Last Friday at lot of interest was expressed in what we were sharing: how to deal with a dog’s coat in hot weather. What to do but more importantly what NOT to do. Various other pieces/opinions were sent along related to the subject and, just as an example, one is here.

The thing that seems to confuse people a lot is what strip, clip, shave actually means and that there are different levels of doing all three. One of the breed’s professional groomers has written below to try and help folk out.

Glen of Imaal Terriers are a breed whose coat is “stripped,” or “rolled.” Both words refer to the removal of dead guard hairs once the coat is “blown” by using a stripping knife, stripping stone or fingers to allow a new coat to grow in. The results is a coat of correct texture.

Hand stripping a coat replicates and an otherwise natural process. Each canine hair follicle supports a single hard outer hair and several soft finer hairs so giving hard top coat & softer undercoat. This finer hair is not tightly held in the follicle and that’s why the hair pulls out easily.  When done correctly, it’s painless because wire hair isn’t attached like our own hair.

Hard texture and coat colour are given by the harsh outer hairs.  As these hairs grow out over time, they become thin, soft and faded at the roots. This is known as blowing and often expresses as a parting along the back.  More of the softer hairs push their way out of the hair follicle. Stripping removes the old faded hairs so that new growth can happen. It helps clear the hair follicle of old growth so new hair can emerge.  Once new hair is seen the excess undercoat can be stripped out or carded out which further allows the coat to gain texture & colour.  .

It is often best to roll the coat a bit at a time over several weeks unless you have the type of coat where the whole jacket blows in one go. Many dogs actually enjoy being stripped if done correctly. It is not advisable to bath a dog just before stripping as the coat will be more difficult to grip and once stripped the follicles are open so it is best to wait a few days before bathing.

Clipping just takes off the top layer at whatever length the blades are set at. This may lead to a soft paler coat which can sometimes never grow back as the follicles are not cleared and new harsh hair won’t grow leaving a dull & fuzzy coat.

Neutering can also affect regrowth sometimes making the coat unstrippable. In cases where the dog’s coat condition doesn’t allow stripping clipping is acceptable – a good groomer can make the dog look stripped apart from the texture and colour.

Whichever you do regular combing through to prevent impacted undercoat is essential.

In hot conditions a stripped coat still provides protection from the sun – a clipped coat, if long enough, may provide protection. If skin is visible the dog needs to be kept in shade. Dogs don’t sweat so they cool their bodies by panting – having somewhere cool to lay on hot days is the best option.

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Posted by on July 13, 2018 in General dog things, General Glen Things, Health

 

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Paignton (postal) entries close today

Paignton Championship Show (postal) entries close today. Glen of Imaal Terriers are on Saturday August 4th and the breed judge is M Ord.

 
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Posted by on June 13, 2018 in Dog Shows, General Glen Things

 

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National Terrier entry

National Terriers have released the entry figures for their show on April 7th. Twenty seven Glen of Imaal Terriers are to be judged by Mr P Martin.

 
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Posted by on March 29, 2018 in Dog Shows, General Glen Things

 

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Just report them to Facebook

Sometimes emails arrive saying that Glen of Imaal Terriers are being advertised for sale on Facebook. Sometimes outright with a price and sometimes photographs with words along the line of “three of these beauties are still for sale”. Facebook have recently made the selling of animals illegal so if you have concerns you can now let them know direct.

 
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Posted by on May 3, 2017 in General dog things, General Glen Things

 

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Reminder for the weekend.

It’s National Terrier on Saturday so check the show bag to see if you’ve remembered to put the entry in for the EFG Open Show (Sue will be there to collect them) and any membership monies you forgot to give over at Crufts. If you can’t find your EFG Schedule it’s on the website and entries close on April 10th. Karen Forbes is judging.

The EFG Open Show is held alongside Birmingham Gundog & Terrier so you’ll get two bites of the showing cherry for just one set of travelling costs. Jamie Sage is judging Glen of Imaal Terriers at G&T and entries can be given either direct to Rachel Leeson at NT or made online at Fosse Data

 
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Posted by on March 30, 2017 in Dog Shows, General Glen Things

 

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Birmingham National closes today at midday….or maybe not

Online entries for The National close at midday today….but then again they may have been extended for a week as adverts are differing. Just to be on the safe side though, if you are entering, do it today. Glen of Imaal Terriers are to be judged by Roger Bill and Terrier Day is Thursday May 4th.

 
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Posted by on March 24, 2017 in Dog Shows, General Glen Things

 

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