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This page has links to Glen of Imaal Terrier Health Surveys, Glen crd3 results and some helpful Kennel Club (KC) pages, plus the Glen DNA Archive , VetCompass and copies of Health Reports given at the EFG Annual General Meeting. We encourage all Glen owners submit swabs to the Archive and to ask their veterinary surgery to consider signing up to the VetCompass project, to help with health surveillance of our lovely breed.



  • 2018 State of the Breed Summary of Glen of Imaal Terriers in the UK (carried out by the EFG & GOITA)

  •  2014 Worldwide Survey (online) over a 10 week period

  • 2014 The Kennel Club pedigree Breed Survey



In October 2010, at the request of the breed clubs, the Kennel Club set up a DNA Screening Scheme for GPRA-crd3.

Results from Biofocus are updated on the KC database on a monthly basis and published in the KC's quarterly Breed Records Supplement (BRS).

Clear results for GPRA-crd3 

Carrier results for GPRA-crd3


  •                                   2023 Annual Health Report                    2022 Annual Health Report                                              2016 Annual Health Report                                      

  •                                                   2015 Annual Health Report                                       2014 Annual Health Report                      2013 Annual Health Report



  • Health Test Results Finder : This tool allows you to search for the health test results of any dog that is registered on the KC’s breed register. You can search by registered name, registration number or stud book number. The health schemes relevant to the Glen are the DNA Screening Scheme (crd3) and the BVA/KC Eye Scheme (GPRA).

  • Inbreeding Coefficient Calculator : Inbreeding calculators use all our pedigree records to calculate the degree of inbreeding for individual dogs or for the future puppies of two potential mates..

  • Kennel Club Assured Breeder Scheme : The breed clubs have agreed that it should be a requirement for members of the ABS to have their breeding stock DNA tested for crd3 (unless known to be Hereditary Clear), and a recommendation to have their breeding stock eye tested within 12 months prior to mating.

  • Find A Puppy – Glen of Imaal Terrier : PUPPY SEEKERS - To be sure that your puppy is not at risk of developing the blinding disorder crd3 (the Glen variant of progressive retinal atrophy), please ask about the crd3 status of the sire and dam of the litter - at least one parent MUST be DNA tested Clear or known to be Hereditary Clear. You can check for yourself by typing the names of the sire & dam into the Health Test Results Finder (see link above). If a Glen has been DNA tested or is known to be Hereditary Clear, the result will show alongside DNA test - PRA (crd3). If you need any help with your search, please do not hesitate to contact the EFG Health Coordinator.

  • MyKC  : This is the KC's online service for both dog owners and breeders, where you can research pedigrees, keep records of weight and health checks, set up reminders for vaccinations and flea & worming treatments, and benefit from many exclusive offers for you and your dog.

  • GLEN DNA ARCHIVE: A confidential storage facility ( the Kennel Club Genetics Centre (KCGC) at Cambridge University) for Glen buccal (cheek) swabs for future health research projects, along with pedigree and health information. All Glen owners, whatever the age or health status of their Glens, are encouraged to summit swabs to the Glen Archive.




    The Royal Veterinary College (RVC), in collaboration with the University of Sydney, is undertaking a UK wide long term study of small animal disease. The aims of this project are to investigate the range and frequency of small animal health problems seen by veterinary surgeons working in general practice in the United Kingdom and highlight major risk factors for these conditions.


    What information is collected?


    VetCompass collects coded data relating to animals under veterinary care as well as to their associated disorders and treatment. The project does not collect client names, addresses or financial details. Specific data collected include species, breed, age, sex, weight, microchip code and partial postcode. Also included are clinical examination, diagnosis and treatment information, in order to enable disease categorisation according to breed, age and sex.

    Partial postcode is taken to help in mapping the level of disease across parts of the country, but provides only postal sector information. All published results will be anonymised.


    You can download the following from the VetCompass pages:


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