Non-sporting Breeds

Glen of Imaal Terrier

Glen of Imaal Terrier
Pedigree Points
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.
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