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The Midland Border Terrier Club November Open Show

The Midland Border Terrier Club Championship Show will be held on Sunday 3rd November 2019, at Asfordby Acres, Hoby Road, Asfordby, nr Melton Mowbray, Leics LE14 3TL  

The Judge is Judith Fawcett (Carrock)

The show is kindly sponsored by Royal Canin

The schedule and entry form can be downloaded by clicking the links below

Midland Border Terrier Club February Open Show

The Midland Border Terrier Club Open Show and Annual General Meeting was held on Sunday 10th February 2019 at Asfordby Acres, Hoby Road, Asfordby, nr Melton Mowbray, Leics LE14 3TL

The Judge is Mrs Margaret Davies (Glenorchy)

The entry was 81 making 107

Midland Border Terrier Club Open Show Results and Critique

The Show was kindly sponsored by James Wellbeloved

James Wellbeloved

Breeding Advisory / Testing your Border for SLEM

The club recommends all Border Terriers should be tested priory to mating to check their status in terms of the gene that causes SLEM / Shaking Puppy Syndrome.

Spongiform LeucoEncephaloMyelopathy (SLEM), sometimes referred to as Shaking puppy syndrome, affects the puppies from the time they begin to support weight and attempt to walk.

Border Terriers affected by SLEM show severe tremors predominately in the hind limbs, this creates a side to side shaking.

The link below takes you to the Animal Health Trust web site where you can purchase the test kit.

Animal Health Trust

Dogs carrying this mutation can be breed from safely to avoid producing affected puppies. Carriers of the mutation should be mated to dogs that have a clear result; such a mating will not produce any puppies affected with SLEM

On average, 50% of such a litter will be clear and 50% carriers; there can be no affected dogs produced from such a mating. Please note these percentages apply to a statistically significant number of puppies. The distribution does vary from litter to litter.

Pups which will be used for breeding can themselves be DNA tested to determine whether they are clear or carriers of SLEM.