About the Association - Working for you
Featuring the Glen
The Health of your Glen - Breed Health Co-ordinator Donald Harley
In the late nineties, gPRA was discovered in the breed, members have contributed to a health fund via the 49ners and donations given at club shows.With this the association has been able to supply information and funding to gPRA research work initially done by Cornell University in America and later by Bochum Universty in Germany. The breed now has a DNA test for crd3 available and by following the recommended breeding policies crd3 will be eliminated from the Glen.
Cancer has been another concern in Glens and donations are being sent to The Hope Appeal at Cambridge Universty.
Glen of Imaal Terrier Association Breed Support (Grass Roots)
Glen Rescue and Social Support, more popularly known as GRASS ROOTS is another facet of the club. We freely offer advice and support to Glen owners with any problems with respite or short term care for Glens or their owners in difficulty and/or distress. We will re-home Glens when the owners circumstances have altered and it becomes impossible for them to care for their dog.
The education of aspiring judges in the importance of breed type, fitness and the reason for the Glens form and function and how it affects their ability to do their job. Hopefully this ensures that judges help retain the distinctive breed type of the Glen
Three times a year the only U.K breed magazine "Roaming Thro' The Glen" is compiled , published and distributed to our members. A heady mix of facts, fictions and articles.It is very useful for advice and contacts, so look out for it in March, August and December.
Comprehensive information about the breed, contact point for Glen owners and news
A sample of some of the things the Association and its committee regularly do for the breed