Dear Glen friends,
In the light of our new AKC status it is clear that we all have increasing concerns about the future of our breed. It is likely that every owner and breeder is going to be questioned in some way about how to characterize Glens. It is critical that a clear and honest picture be painted for future owners and for ourselves. A number of us have been working to formulate guidelines for Glen Rescue, and one of the most difficult things about rescue is typically what none of us wants to hear - that a dog is being given up because it has a temperament/training/aggression problem. We have no idea at the present time how often this kind of problem will become an issue, or how much it is already an issue. When an owner contacts Glen rescue with a problem it is critical that we have some means for comparison, so that we can at least begin to see some patterns. We are hoping to gather information that will help us all know more about our breed. What we DO know is that temperament is a concern for Glen owners.
To this end, we are asking owners to fill out this questionnaire. It is not necessary to share your name, nor the name of your dog, or your breeder unless you wish to do so. This is an anonymous survey.
We know that temperament can be a delicate area to talk about, but we feel it is a most important one. Please take the time to share your information with the greater Glen Community.
All answers to this survey will be taken out of email submissions with the headers removed so that your email address info is not shared. The person who will have access initially to the email sender info will be our designated tabulator, Mr. Bill Amaral. This sender information will remain confidential. Information can be either submitted here electronically, or you may click on printable form at the bottom of the page to print a form to complete and send by regular mail.The data will be compiled and the results published for anyone who is interested. Specific names of owners and dogs, if you have chosen to disclose that, will NOT be included in the results.
Many thanks to you all,
|Glen of Imaal Terrier Rescue Foundation|