Glen of Imaal Terrier Dog Breed Information

  • AKA:n/a
  • Size:Small/Medium
  • Ease of Training:Medium
  • Grooming:Medium
  • Shedding:Low
  • Exercise Needed:Daily walk and a run
  • Energy Level:Medium/ High
  • Protection:Makes an effective watchdog
  • Good with Children:Yes, particularly when raised with children
  • Health Clearances:OFA, CERF
  • Weight:34-36 lbs
  • Height:14 inches
  • Coat Colour:Brindle, blue, and wheaten

Glen of Imaal Terrier Coat

A double coat breed, the outer coat is harsh in texture, shaggy, and of medium length. The undercoat is soft and dense. Glen of Imaal Terrier's shed little to no hair.

Glen of Imaal Terrier Character

A medium-sized breed, the Glen of Imaal Terrier is resilient and hardy. Commonly referred to as a "big dog on short legs", this breed's low to the ground conformation makes it an excellent earth dog. Glen of Imaal Terrier's possess a stoic demeanour and are silent workers.

Glen of Imaal Terrier Temperament

The Glen of Imaal Terrier is a loving, loyal companion and adept hunter. This breed is not recommended for homes with small children. They do not do well with other dogs or small pets. Although silent when working, Glen of Imaal Terrier's will alert their family to danger and for this reason make adept watchdogs. They thrive on human companionship but are not demanding of attention. The Glen of Imaal Terrier breed is brave, stubborn, and spunky but also displays calmness and patience.

Glen of Imaal Terrier Care

The Glen of Imaal Terrier is quite easy to groom. Bi-yearly stripping of the coat is required. The paw pads should be kept trimmed and the excess hair in the ears plucked out regularly.

Glen of Imaal Terrier Activity

The Glen of Imaal Terrier breed is suitable for both apartment and rural living. They enjoy daily walks but must always be securely leashed. They also enjoy free play in a securely fenced yard. However, the Glen of Imaal Terrier is prone to digging, so fencing must be buried deeply underground. They make excellent travel companions as they enjoy going for car rides.

Glen of Imaal Terrier Health and Life Expectancy

The life expectancy of the Glen of Imaal Terrier is around 12-15 years, and there are a few health problems linked to the breed, although this is generally a hardy and healthy breed. Some of the health problems to keep an eye out for are HD and PRA. The parents of the Glen of Imaal Terrier puppy should have OFA and CERF certificates.