Thinking about purchasing an Glen of Imaal Terrier? Then read our breed profile including a brief description, information on height, weight, color, coat, temperament, grooming, activity and history. Purchasing a new puppy is a commitment that may last ten or more years so please educate yourself on the Glen of Imaal Terrier breed, including all stages of their life from puppy hood to older dog.
Ask yourself will I be a good owner? Do I have the time it takes to train a new puppy? Do I have the resources to give my new dog a rewarding life. Do I have a local veterinarian that I can take my new dog to? Do I have a groomer or can I do the grooming myself on a regular basis. Fundamental requirements for a being a good Glen of Imaal Terrier owner;
Before making a purchase talk to the breeder, ask them many questions about their dogs and the breed in general. A good breeder will teach you about the Glen of Imaal Terrier and they will have many questions for you about your home and life style and if this breed is suited for you and your family.
Questions you may want to ask an Glen of Imaal Terrier Breeder:
It is recommended that you sign a contract with the breeder so that there will be no misunderstandings on the arrangements made. Then bring home your new Glen of Imaal Terrier and enjoy as "there is no greater love then a dog's devotion."
Glen of Imaal Terrier Profile
The Glen of Imaal Terrier is a scrappy, medium sized terrier who is mainly used for working. Known as a tough little Irish dog with great strength, this breed is longer than it is tall and has a double coat of medium length, which should give the appearance of great substance for their size. They also have a very distinctive head with half-pricked ears, along with bowed forequarters with turned out feet. Glen of Imaal Terriers have a "shaggy dog" appearance to them, and only require a quick brush to maintain this look. They are sturdy, stoic and brave. Glen of Imaal Terriers are known for being feisty dogs in the past, but have been bred down to have an affectionate and kind disposition. They are loyal, happy, and good with children and most other pets, but are not willing to back down from a fight. It is said that the only way to release the Glen of Imaal Terrier from his grip is to "choke" him out of it, pressing the fingers on the throat until he releases. They are excellent ratters and were once mainly used to hunt badger, a vicious underground creature. Glen of Imaal Terriers are a hardy, spirited dog that is gentle and docile toward its family. Less energetic than other terriers and highly trainable, the Glen of Imaal Terrier is ideal for someone longing for a loving companion who can be useful around the house as well.
Height: 12.5 -
14 inches (maximum).
blue, or wheaten, all shades of.
great courage when called upon and can be very feisty with badgers, foxes and
vermin, but otherwise the Glen of Imaal Terrier is fairly calm and gentle. They
are rather docile terriers, more calm than regular terriers. They are affectionate
and loyal to their owners, and do well with children. Because of a "no barking"
rule in the early days of showing the dogs, some do not bark often. They are
usually quiet and very playful. They are hardy, spirited and courageous. Glen
of Imaal Terriers are intelligent, highly trainable and easy to get along with.
Some are dog aggressive, but they are generally gentle.
Glen of Imaal Terrier Care and
Exercise: Regular brushing, strip the coat once or twice a year.
Regularly plucking of hair in the ear canals. Daily exercise. Glen of Imaal
Terriers love to swim, but are not the best swimmers.
Activity: Low - Medium.
However, they are always ready to get up and go.
Glen of Imaal Terrier Health Issues: Glen of Imaal Terriers have a tendency to overeat. Other health concerns include skin defects, PRA (Progressive Retinal Atrophy) and allergies.
Life Span: 10 - 14 years.
Country of Origin:
First Registered by the AKC:
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