Glen of Imaal Terrier
Recognized: ANKC, FCI, KC (GB), KUSA
Height: 14 in (35.5cm)
Weight: 35 lb (15.7kg)
Coat: Medium length and harsh, with a soft undercoat
Color: All shades of blue, brindle, or wheaten
|This short-legged terrier derives from the Glen of
Imaal in County Wicklow, Ireland, where it has
existed for a very long time. It was used to dispel
vermin, including fox and badger, and in dog fights.
Badger hunting and dog fighting are now illegal, but
its other skills continue to be employed. The Glen of
Imaal Terrier received official breed recognition in
its own country in 1933, but remains little known
outside its native Ireland.
The Glen of Imaal is now kept mainly as a family
pet and/or working terrier on Irish farms and small
holdings. It is affectionate, brave, good with children,
and very playful. Maintaining its charming, shaggy
dog appearance requires only a good daily brushing.