The Glen of Imaal Terrier, originating from Ireland, is a unique dog breed as loyal as it is loving.
With their trademark yellow-brown "wheaten" fur, a waterfall of beard, and soulful eyes, Glen of Imaal Terriers is an eye-catching breed. They are also a hardy breed, able to withstand rugged conditions.
Glen of Imaal Terriers are known to be independent yet attentive and obedient, breed, and have an easy-going personality. They have a loveable nature and bond closely with their families.
Glen of Imaal Terriers are very people-centric and are excellent family pets in addition to being loyal companions. They are generally gentle with children and graceful around other animals.
Glen of Imaal Terriers are active and agile, making them ideal for long hikes, rigorous romps, and other opportunities for exercise. They are particularly well-suited for life in the country due to their instinctive hunting ability.
The Glen of Imaal Terrier's build is unique. They have broad, short-legged chests, long hocks, and tucked-in bellies. Their necks are slightly arched, with distinctive wedge-shaped heads and strong jaws.
Glen of Imaal Terriers make excellent watchdogs due to their curious and alert nature. They will bark to alert you of potential danger and even protect your home and family if necessary.
Grooming a Glen of Imaal Terrier is relatively low maintenance. They require occasional brushing of their hard and wiry double coat to keep them looking their best.
Glen of Imaal Terriers are prone to certain hereditary health issues, including sebaceous adenitis, an inherited skin condition, and Progressive Retinal Atrophy, a form of blindness.
The Glen of Imaal Terrier is currently one of the rarest terrier breeds, with a low population in the US.
Despite their relatively small size, Glen of Imaal Terriers have surprisingly loud barks, making them less than ideal as apartment dogs.