Glen of Imaal Terrier Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Glen of Imaal Terrier so you can get to know the breed more.

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OriginIreland flagIreland
Other Names
What other names does the Glen of Imaal Terrier have?
GlennieIrish Glen Of Imaal TerrierGlen
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred

Glen of Imaal Terrier Price and Availability

Price
How much does the Glen of Imaal Terrier puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it?
$800-$1000
If you choose to purchase the Glen of Imaal Terrier, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Glen of Imaal Terrier for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Glen of Imaal Terrier gets to a happy place.
Availability
How easy is it to get a Glen of Imaal Terrier?
Frequent: The Glen of Imaal Terrier is easier than average to get. Maybe there is some risk of overbreeding, as it is a popular breed.

Due to its popularity, inbreeding may occur. A new study shows that inbreeding contributes to the incidence of disease and health problems.

So be careful and seek the help of an experienced person or a professional, in making your decision.

Glen of Imaal Terrier Size

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog?
Medium
Weight
How much does the Glen of Imaal Terrier weigh? Glen of Imaal Terrier weight:
34-36 pounds (15.5-16.5 kg)
Average Weight
What is the average weight of the Glen of Imaal Terrier? Glen of Imaal Terrier average weight:
35 pounds (15.5-16.5 kg)
Height
How tall is the Glen of Imaal Terrier? Glen of Imaal Terrier height:
14 inches (35.5-36.5 cm)
Average Height
What is the average height of this fido? Glen of Imaal Terrier average height:
14 inches (35.5-36.5 cm)

Glen of Imaal Terrier Grooming, Hair and Care

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Glen of Imaal Terrier have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
Dense
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Glen of Imaal Terrier's coat?
BrownBlue Black
Grooming
How to groom the Glen of Imaal Terrier and how often?
Easy to groom: The Glen of Imaal Terrier doesn't require a lot of grooming. Seasonal flea treatment is needed, but cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't necessary.

Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Glen of Imaal Terrier is a good choice if you don't have the time, skill, or money to take care of a high-maintenance dog.

Recommended for beginners.
Shedding Level
How much do Glen of Imaal Terrier dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Glennie?
Glen of Imaal Terriers shed none to minimal. Having a puppy from this breed you don't have to be afraid of your couch or car being covered by dog hair. Glen of Imaal Terrier dogs could be the best choice if you don't tolerate dog hair.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
How often does the Glen of Imaal Terrier need a bath? How often should bathe this dog? Can I bathe my Glen of Imaal Terrier every day?
4-6 weeks
Average. Experts recommended at least every 4-6 weeks for this family pup. According to a study, 56% of pet parents don’t bathe their dogs as frequently as they should, and 60% use the sniff test when deciding when it’s bath time. Bathing your dog is beneficial to them in more ways than just one. It’s also a good time to look for unusual scratches, bumps, fleas, and other irregularities. When their hair is wet and flat against their body, these details are more visible.

Glen of Imaal Terrier Personality / Temperament

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Glen of Imaal Terrier have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
ActiveCourageousLoyalAgileGentleSpirited
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Glen of Imaal Terrier? Are they intelligent?
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one. Keep in mind that if you want to teach them any tricks, they understand and memorize new commands in 40-80 repetitions. Glen of Imaal Terrier obey the first command 30% of the time or better. So if you want to have a smart dog, you might have to reconsider your choice with this breed.
Trainability
Are Glen of Imaal Terrier dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Glen of Imaal Terriers are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
The Glen of Imaal Terrier is a playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Glen of Imaal Terrier sensitivity:
Glen of Imaal Terriers have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed. Sometimes it's okay to change the daily routine, have guests and listen to loud music. Some dogs handle moderate punishment very well, while others crumble apart at a dirty look. This breed is not affected emotionally by moderate punishment.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they? Are they affectionate?
Average to High: Glen of Imaal Terriers are highly affectionate dogs. They like being involved in the family's life. This breed isn't considered an aloof dog.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Glennie need? Glen of Imaal Terrier social needs:
Glen of Imaal Terriers need for social interaction is average. This breed likes being around people or other animals, but they don't mind being left alone for a few hours either.
Barking
Do Glen of Imaal Terrier dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my Glennie bark?
Low: The Glen of Imaal Terrier barks none to minimal. Perfect choice if you prefer a quiet breed. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention-seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Is Glen of Imaal Terrier good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Glen of Imaal Terriers are average watchdogs. If they sense something different, they will alert you, but the observation isn't considered their main job.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do Glen of Imaal Terrier dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Glen of Imaal Terriers are extremely protective guard dogs. This breed doesn't hesitate to protect its territory so the Glen of Imaal Terrier can be a good choice if you want an excellent guard dog. Keep calm and the Glen of Imaal Terrier will take care of unwanted people or animals.
Biting Potential
Do Glen of Imaal Terrier bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Glennie? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Glen of Imaal Terrier? Why do dog bites happen?

Low 🔽

The Glen of Imaal Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Bite Force
Does the Glen of Imaal Terrier has a hard bite?

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Glen of Imaal Terrier bite force: Ordinary. Average dogs have a bite force between 200 and 400 PSI. The Glen of Imaal Terrier, and many others, have a fearsome presence because they have significant jaw strength, so it is important not to anger the dog and have it around strangers until it is fully trained. However, they are usually quite calm and good companions, they work well in families and are easy to care for.
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Glen of Imaal Terrier do?
Glen of Imaal Terriers have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Glen of Imaal Terriers need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Glen of Imaal Terrier to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Glen of Imaal Terrier roam?
Glen of Imaal Terriers have average wanderlust potential. Sometimes they like to explore the world and they might escape once or twice, but usually, they prefer staying safely at home. Safer to teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Glen of Imaal Terrier have high prey drive?
Glen of Imaal Terriers have a high impulse to chase and catch something. Cats or any other small animals are in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Glen of Imaal Terrier dogs are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly
Is Glen of Imaal Terrier good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Very house-friendly dog the Glen of Imaal Terrier breed. It's good if you have a small garden where he can go out and do his business, but it's not important at all. You can get enough exercise with one or two walks a day, so keeping them indoors shouldn't be a problem.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Glen of Imaal Terriers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner. With proper socialization and quality time with the dog can solve this problem.

Glen of Imaal Terrier Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Glen of Imaal Terrier temperament with other people:
Glen of Imaal Terriers are not the most stranger-friendly dogs.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Glen of Imaal Terrier dogs get along with other pets? Are Glen of Imaal Terrier dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Glen of Imaal Terriers do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Child Friendly
Are Glen of Imaal Terrier dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Glen of Imaal Terrier temperament with children:
Glen of Imaal Terriers are kid-friendly dogs. This breed is a good choice if you have children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Glen of Imaal Terrier dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats? Can they be good with cats?
Glen of Imaal Terriers are not cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Glen of Imaal Terrier good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Glen of Imaal Terrier dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Glen of Imaal Terriers are not the most dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Glen of Imaal Terrier is not a good choice.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Glen of Imaal Terrier breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
Yes
Glen of Imaal Terriers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Are Glen of Imaal Terriers good office dogs? Do Glen of Imaal Terriers make good office friendly dogs? Can Glen of Imaal Terriers be office dogs?
No
Glen of Imaal Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Glen of Imaal Terrier dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Glennie temperament with senior people? Are Glen of Imaal Terrier dogs good for elderly owners?
Glen of Imaal Terriers are usually recommended for elderly people.

Glen of Imaal Terrier Health

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Glen of Imaal Terrier dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
The Glen of Imaal Terrier is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems
What genetic/health problems does the Glen of Imaal Terrier breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Glen of Imaal Terrier breed? Most common health risks of Glen of Imaal Terrier:
AllergiesEye ProblemsHip DysplasiaHypothyroidismProgressive retinal atrophy (PRA)Skin IrritationThrombopathia
Veterinarian Visits
How often does the Glen of Imaal Terrier breed need to go to the vet? How often should you take your dog to the vet? How often should the Glen of Imaal Terrier see the vet?
Average
The Glen of Imaal Terrier should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year. If your dog shows any symptoms, call your veterinarian.
Life Expectancy
How long do Glen of Imaal Terrier dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Glen of Imaal Terrier be? What is the age limit of the Glen of Imaal Terrier? How many years can the oldest Glen of Imaal Terrier live?
12-14 years
The average lifespan of Glen of Imaal Terrier: 13 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Glen of Imaal Terrier breed hypoallergenic?
No
Glen of Imaal Terriers don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Glen of Imaal Terrier have? What is the activity level of the Glen of Imaal Terrier?
Glen of Imaal Terriers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds. If you want a dog for snuggling on the couch, this breed isn't the perfect choice for you.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
How much activity does this dog need? How much exercise do Glen of Imaal Terrier dogs require per day?
Glen of Imaal Terriers need quite a lot of exercise. Daily walks should be on schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Glen of Imaal Terriers are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend too much time with sleeping. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Average daily food consumption
How much food does the Glen of Imaal Terrier need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
1 to 2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Glen of Imaal Terrier risk for obesity:
Average: The Glen of Imaal Terrier has an average risk for obesity. Daily walks should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Glen of Imaal Terrier's weight regularly.
Weather and Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot or cold weather and climate?
Tolerates warm and cold weather
Dogs that tolerate hot and cold weather are typically those that have a double coat of fur. Dogs with a double coat of fur have a layer of fur that insulates their skin and helps protect them from the cold and the heat.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?

Medium

The Glen of Imaal Terrier has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling Tendency
Does the Glen of Imaal Terrier drool?
The Glen of Imaal Terrier is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the Glen of Imaal Terrier could be a perfect choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool minimum compared to others, just like the Glen of Imaal Terrier. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Glen of Imaal Terrier As a Working Dog

Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Glen of Imaal Terrier be a guide dog? Are they used as seeing-eye dogs?

Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). Glen of Imaal Terrier is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Glen of Imaal Terrier be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Glen of Imaal Terrier be an emotional support animal?

Not really

This breed generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with anxiety disorders or autism. Glen of Imaal Terrier is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Glen of Imaal Terrier be a sniffer dog?

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases. A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones. Glen of Imaal Terrier is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Glen of Imaal Terrier be a search and rescue dog?

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog. The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and locating missing people. The Glen of Imaal Terrier is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat and Sailor Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Glen of Imaal Terrier be a boat dog?

Not really

Glen of Imaal Terrier breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.

Boat dogs were typically bred for their strength, stamina, and water resistance, as they were often required to perform tasks such as pulling in fishing nets, and jumping into the water to retrieve ropes or lines, or helping to move cargo.

Sailor dog is a type of dog that was bred to accompany sailors on their voyages. They were typically used for three purposes: as a working dog, a watchdog, and as a companion. A boat dog is a term used to describe a type of dog that was traditionally bred and used as a working dog on boats.

Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Glen of Imaal Terrier be a drafting dog?

Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination. Glen of Imaal Terrier is not the best breed for drafting purposes.
Fighting Dog / Military Dog
Where Glen of Imaal Terrier dogs used as fighting / military dogs in history?

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Glen of Imaal Terrier Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long does this dog pregnant? How long does it take to have puppies?

60-64 days

Reproductive cycle of the female Glen of Imaal Terrier: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the female is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the female’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
Litter Frequency

Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Glen of Imaal Terrier have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
3-5 puppies

Glen of Imaal Terrier Recognition

AKC Group
Is Glen of Imaal Terrier recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2004 as a Terrier breed.
FCI Group
Is Glen of Imaal Terrier recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Recognized by FCI in the Terriers group, in the Large and medium sized Terriers section.

Glen of Imaal Terrier Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Trainability: Glen of Imaal Terriers are easy to train.
  • Apartment Friendly: Very house-friendly dog the Glen of Imaal Terrier breed.
  • Grooming: Easy to groom: The Glen of Imaal Terrier doesn't require a lot of grooming.
  • Shedding Level: Glen of Imaal Terriers shed none to minimal.
  • Drooling Tendency: The Glen of Imaal Terrier is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
  • Adaptability: Glen of Imaal Terriers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
  • Child Friendly: Glen of Imaal Terriers are kid-friendly dogs.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Glen of Imaal Terriers are usually recommended for elderly people.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Glen of Imaal Terriers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Cons
  • Intelligent Rank: Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
  • Hypoallergenic: Glen of Imaal Terriers don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Cat Friendly: Glen of Imaal Terriers are not cat-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: Glen of Imaal Terriers are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
  • Office Friendly: Glen of Imaal Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.

Glen of Imaal Terrier History

Although there is evidence that the Glen of Imaal Terrier is a very rare but centuries-old breed. They were nearly unknown even in their home nation until recently and still little is known about them. The breed originates from Ireland's County Wicklow and within it the territory of Glen of Imaal, from which the name derives.

 

Purpose

The breed was created to be a multi-purpose hunter that could hunt fox and badger as well as rid the house of rats. They were also utilized in organized dogfights due to his combative attitude. The role of a spit dog, in which the dog worked a treadmill-like apparatus that powered the rotation of a frying spit, was one of his most exciting tasks.

 

Ancestry

It is hard to pinpoint when exactly did the breed appear. During the second part of the 16th century, however, we may be able to thank Queen Elizabeth for setting the situation. She enlisted the support of French and German mercenaries to put down severe rebellions in British-occupied Ireland.

Some of them also settled in Wicklow County when the war ended. From our point of view which is important is that they also brought their dogs with them, which became the ancestors of the modern Basset Hound and the smaller Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen,( commonly known as “PBGVs”).

These foreign dwarf hounds mated with the indigenous terrier population, resulting in a new breed of dog that was ideally suited to the region and its inhabitants. Presumably, the Glen of Imaal Terrier became in existence this way and has been given the name of its birthplace.

 

Recognition

The Irish Kennel Club originally recognized the Glen of Imaal Terrier in 1934, and the Kennel Club of England in 1975. Federation Cynologique Internationale has recognized it in a number of nations (FCI). The Glen of Imaal Terrier finally received full AKC certification on October 1, 2004, after a few decades of establishing its foothold in the United States.

 

Fun fact

Glens do not really bark. When the circumstance demands it, their bravery comes to the rescue. They don't have to bark since they don't need to. They'd prefer to take action instead of just talking about it.

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Glen of Imaal Terrier Comments, Reviews and Questions

  • Brent Bordelon

    Oct 22, 2021, 1:52:54 PM:

    VERY playful and happy. Acts very puppy-like even into adulthood.