Glen of Imaal Terrier

Glen of Imaal Terrier Picture

Ono of the more unusual terrier dog breeds that are now attracting increasing interest, the Glen of Imaal Terrier is actually an old breed, developed in the vicinity of County Wicklow, Ireland. Here it was used to hunt badgers and for a period, as a fighting dog. This rather anti-social side to the Glen of Imaal Terrier is still apparent to some extent today; although they agree well with people, these terriers do not relish the company of other dogs.

Origins: Ireland
Coat Type/Colour: Rough; Brindle Blue/Western
Height: 14 Inch (35.5 cm)
Weight: 30-35 lb (13.6 – 15.9 kg)
Nature: Courageous and playful

The Glen of Imaal Terrier is a tough and hardy dog breed, with a brave nature. It also has a playful side to its character and enjoys a good chase after a ball. These terriers are best kept in fairly rural surroundings, but will adapt to urban life provided that they can be exercised away from other dogs. Glen of Imaal Terriers are bred in either brindle, blue or wheaten colours, and their harsh coats need a thorough brushing each day. Although, at the present time, the breed is not recognized by the American Kennel Club, many American fanciers, as elsewhere, are falling under the charm of these courageous terriers.

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