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Glen of Imaal Terrier

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Physical Characteristics

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Breed Group: This breed is a member of the Terrier Group.

Weight: 34-36 lbs (15.5 – 16.5 kg)

Height: 12.5 – 14 inches

Color(s): Wheaten, blue or brindle, red.

Coat: The Glen of Imaal Terrier sports a medium length double coat: a soft dense undercoat and a rough outercoat.


Character: This versatile dog is inquisitive and courageous. This active breed is also rugged and versatile.

Country of Origin: Ireland: Glen of Imaal, County Wicklow.

History: This indigenous dog of Ireland worked as a farm dog and hunter of vermin. Indoors this terrier worked on kitchen treadmills to turn spits and churn. As a patient and loyal dog, the Glen was bred to hunt and kill animals such as foxes and raccoon. This breed also fought in the pits at night to entertain men.

Name: Named after its geographical location, Glen of Imaal. Also known as Irish Glen of Imaal Terrier. Nickname: “Glen”

Temperament: When hunting, this terrier is tough and spirited. As a pet, the breed has an affectionate and playful side. Be aware that this breed can be dog aggressive. It can bark if it senses danger.


Training: The Glen of Imaal Terrier takes well to obedience training, but may have an independent spirit. Early socializing and consistent and firm training with some play will benefit . This breed can hunt foxes and badgers.

Activity: This breed has great stamina and can run for miles. Allow plenty of daily activity, including 2-mile walks. If your dog can swim, then it can be allowed in deep water. This terrier likes to dig and chase.

Ownership: The Glen of Imaal Terrier loves children and can be a good-natured family member. This dog lives inside the house and goes with humans. Be generous with positive reinforcement. Owners must always supervise their pet when not on a leash. This breed loves to chase and knows no fear of moving cars. Be cautious if this terrier is around other pets such as mice and rabbits. Owners should be aware that some terriers have killed yappy smaller dogs. This breed has a life span of 13-14 years.


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