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Glen of Imaal Terrier : Encyclopedia of Dog Breeds; Glen of Imaal Terrier Ratings: - Ease of Training: 5 /10 - Intelligence: 5 /10 - Shedding: 3 /10 - Watchdog: 6 /10 - Guard Dog: 1 /10 - Popularity: 1 /10 - Size: 2 /10 - Agility: 5 /10 - Good with Kids: 10 /10 Glen of Imaal Terrier ... Glen of Imaal Terrier


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Glen of Imaal Terrier

Glen of Imaal Terrier

Glen of Imaal Terrier

Glen of Imaal Terrier Ratings:

- Ease of Training: 5/10
- Intelligence: 5/10
- Shedding: 3/10
- Watchdog: 6/10
- Guard Dog: 1/10
- Popularity: 1/10
- Size: 2/10
- Agility: 5/10
- Good with Kids: 10/10

Glen of Imaal Terrier Attributes:

Life Expectancy: 12-15 years
Litter Size: 4-6 puppies
Group: Terrier
Recognized By: CKC, FCI, KCGB, NKC, NZKC, CET, ANKC, APRI, ACR, DRA
Color: Brindle, blue, and wheaten.
Hair Length: Medium
Size: Toy/Small
Shedding: Lite Shed
Male Height: 10-13 inches (25-33 cm)
Male Weight: 14-18 pounds (6-8 kg)
Female Height: 9-12 inches (23-30 cm)
Female Weight: 13-17 pounds (6-8 kg)
Living Area:
Indoor with regular exercise.
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Complete information about Glen of Imaal Terrier Breed:


Overview :

The Glen of Imaal Terrier, also known as the Irish Glen of Imaal Terrier, the Glen of Imaal and simply the Glen, is a game, resilient terrier with a big dog attitude and very short legs. They are outstanding earthdogs and loyal companions, as long as their owners understand the terrier temperament and the rigors of maintaining its coat. The Glen of Imaal Terrier was accepted into the American Kennel Club’s Miscellaneous Class in 2001. It achieved full AKC recognition as part of the Terrier Group in 2004. The average Glen of Imaal Terrier stands 12˝ to a maximum of 14 inches at the withers and normally weighs approximately 35 pounds. Their harsh, medium-length double coat should be brushed regularly and hand stripped several times a year. The hair around their face and between their toes must be trimmed regularly as well. Glens can be blue, brindle or wheaten, which includes all shades from cream to red.

Glen of Imaal Terrier History :

The Glen of Imaal Terrier is an ancient Irish breed from the mountainous region of County Wicklow. Like so much of the history of the Emerald Isle the Glens past is shrouded in the mists of such fact and fable that one may never find the real origin of these fine companions. The style of the Glen is very much like the true hunting Terriers of the surrounding countries, the Skye of the Western Islands, the Dandie Dinmont of the Borderlands, and the Sealyham of Wales. Short legged, long backed dogs that were used in keeping vermin free the home and hearth of its masters.

Glen of Imaal Terrier Temperament and 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 earthdog. Glen of Imaal Terrier's possess a stroic demeanor and are silent workers. Glen of Imaal terriers are energetic and highly intelligent. However, like other terrier breeds, these dogs can be stubborn and requires an experienced owner to be in charge. They are typically fearless and loyal and are superb with people but can be aggressive if not properly trained. Though normally docile and quiet for a terrier, glens can sometimes be aggressive if provoked. There have been no reported serious injuries caused by the breed, but as a working terrier they are a strong dog used for drawing prey from the ground. They must be silent to ground. They can also be used to ground vermin and have a super nose and will work on mink, rats, etc. and can work well in water. They have a high prey drive and might take domestic pets such as cats, rats, or gerbils for prey. Barking is also an issue for Glens. However, Glens are highly intelligent and quite easily trained, so this is generally not a problem with properly trained dogs.

Glen of Imaal Terrier Health Care :

Generally very strong and healthy. A genetic test is available for PRA, and breeders are now using this test to evaluate potential breedings, though numbers affected are very low. Heart problems are rare with only one recorded case. Skin allergies are occasionally seen and may be caused by diet or allergies to flea or mite bites (the breed does best on a low-protein diet after the age of twelve months). Glens can live for 15 years or more.

Glen of Imaal Terrier Grooming :

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.

Glen of Imaal Terrier Training :

Glen of Imaal Terrier's are eager to learn and intelligent. This breed can be quite willful and attempt to dominate their owner. The Glen of Imaal Terrier is extremely sensitive to correction. Early socialization and obedience training must always be done with fairness, respect, and consistency.

Glen of Imaal Terrier Activity and Exercise :

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.

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