Glen of Imaal Terrier

The Glen of Imaal Terrier is a rather active little dog that enjoys exercise. This is a determined persistent dog that will not back down if challenged.

These small dogs are easily excited and require lots of socialisation to make sure they are tolerant with other unfamiliar dogs.

Glen of Imaal Terrier Facts

Glen of Imaal Terrier

Exercise Requirements:      5 star rating

Good with Children:             4 star rating

Easy to Train:                        2 star rating

Good Watchdog:                    3 star rating

Low Shedding:                       3 star rating

Good with Other Pets:         zero star rating

Vital Statistics

Size: 35-36 cm (13-14 in)

Weight: 15.5-16.5 kg (34-36 lb)

Coat: Harsh texture of medium length with a soft undercoat

Colour: Blue, brindle and wheaten in all shades

Lifespan: 13-14 years

Special Characteristics

These dogs are super alert and are easily aroused. They are active, courageous, independent, spirited and at times are known to be quiet.

Exercise Requirements

These dogs love to exercise and therefore are classed as having high exercise requirements. Two good walks each day combined with a long play at home will keep the dog happy.

Attitude Towards:

Owners: They are true and devoted to their owners offering lots of affection.

Children: Are really good around children particularly if they have been raised with them.

Other Pets: They have high prey and chase instincts and may cause harm to small pets including cats. Have been known to get along with cats if raised with them.

Strangers: Are pretty good around strangers if they have been well socialised from an early age.

Other Unfamiliar Dogs: These dogs are known to be problematic around other unknown dogs.

What to Watch Out For

If you are a family with small pets (including cats) then this particular dog will chase them, and will more than likely cause harm to them. The Glen of Imaal Terrier can be a problem around other dogs.

Health Risks

Only three health problems to take note of including; hip dysplasia, progressive retinal atrophy, skin allergies.

Ideal Owner

These dogs are best suited to an experienced dog owner that is active and can satisfy the dogs high exercise requirements. This is a feisty independent little dog, the perfect match owner would have to be patient and well-disciplined.

More Photos

Glen of Imaal Terrier with light blue and brindle colour fur coat Glen of Imaal Terrier light shade of wheaten fur coat

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