Glen, Glennie, Irish Glen Of Imaal Terrier
Longer than tall, the Glen's short, bowed front legs, well-muscled loin, rising topline and strong rear allow it to dig and then get adequate leverage to back out of a hole dragging a struggling badger that might weigh more than the Glen itself. The medium-length outercoat is harsh with a soft undercoat, and is less prone to mat or catch burrs than a longer, softer coat. The strong tail provides a sturdy handle for pulling the Glen from a hole. Unlike most terriers, barking while working is discouraged. This is a working terrier that has not sacrificed form for fashion.
A big dog on short legs, the Glen is a dog of big ideas that's never short of ways to achieve them. This is a spirited, inquisitive, courageous breed, always ready for a game or a hunt. Less excitable than most terriers, it is nonetheless an active dog. However, once given its daily dose of activity, it is content to snuggle by your side. At home the Glen is good-natured and gentle with family members; with its childlike exuberance, it especially enjoys the companionship of children. Some Glens can be dog aggressive. Glens learn quickly but may not always do what you ask. They are not inclined to bark much.
|Height||14 inches (35.5-36.5 cm)|
|Weight||34-36 pounds (15.5-16.5 kg)|
|Colors||Black Blue Brown|
|Good In Apartments||
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 hot or cold, but would much rather be indoors with its owners.
|Good With Children||
Good with Kids: This is a suitable breed for kids and is known to be playful, energetic, and affectionate around them.
|Good With Dogs||
|Good With Cats||
The Glen of Imaal Terrier needs a daily walk, where the dog is made to heel beside or behind the person holding the lead. Dogs that do not get to go on daily walks are more likely to display behavior problems. They will also enjoy a good romp in a safe, open area off-lead, such as a large, fenced-in yard.
Moderately Easy Training: Training won't require too much attention and effort, though it won't be easier than other breeds. Expect results to come gradually.
His harsh topcoat coat is medium length with a shorter undercoat. Regular brushing once or twice a week with a slicker brush keeps the coat from tangling. Bathe him only when he’s dirty. Bathing too frequently softens the coarse Terrier coat.
Minimal Shedding: This dog will shed a negligible amount. Recommended for owners who do not want to deal with dog hair in their cars and homes.