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Country of Origin, History of Glen of Imaal Terriers
The Glen of Imaal Terrier is an Irish dog of unknown origins. It is still fairly rare in the USA. He is named for the Glen of Imaal, in County Wicklow, Ireland.
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The Glen of Imaal Terrier is a sturdy, short-legged dog that is low to the ground with a long body and wide muzzle. The front legs are a bit bowed. The chest is broad and strong. The ears are half-pricked or half-rose shaped. The nose is black and the eyes are round and chestnut.
The harsh, shaggy, medium-length coat comes in many colors including red, blue, brindle, or wheaten. It has a rough outer coat lined with a soft, dense undercoat.
Height: 14 inches (35.5-36.5 cm.)
Weight: 34-36 pounds (15.5-16.5 kg.)
Temperament of the Dog
The Glen of Imaal is a spirited, ptient, loyal, devoted, mild-mannered and cocky little dog but is tough, brave and stubborn and game when hunting. They are intelligent, but also late bloomers. Playful and excellent with children but feisty with other animals unless trained. This breed has a deep bark but wouldn't bark unnecessarily. Glens likes to dig and chase. They adapt well to changes of owner.
The Glen of Imaal Terrier will do okay in an apartment. They are moderately active indoors and will do okay without a yard. The Glen can sleep outdoors if the weather is not too extreme, but they would much rather be indoors with their owners.
The Glen of Imaal Terrier needs a daily walk. Playing and romping around in a safe open area (e.g. a yard) off lead will take care of a lot of their exercise needs. They are very easy to train. Sometimes Glens can be stubborn and independent, but they respond well to praise and are quite sensitive to harsh tone of voice.
Training should always be consistent with some play in every session. They respond well to obedience training and can be taught to retrieve. Glens are keen to learn, but they sometimes try to dominate and can be stubborn.
The Glen is easy to groom, but it does require stripping twice a year. Cut under the tail with scissors as needed. The hair in the ears should be plucked out regularly and the hair between the pads of the feet should also be removed. Show dogs require a lot more grooming. This breed sheds little to no hair.
The Glen likes to eat and can easily
become overweight. A balanced diet is highly recommended.
There have been reported incidents of Progressive
Retinal Atrophy (PRA) and aortic stenosis.
Life Expectancy: 13-14 years.
Group: Terrier Group.
AKC Ranking: 174
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