The Glen of Imaal Terrier

Exercise Requirements  
Grooming Requirements  
Weight15-16 Kg (approx)
Life Span13-14 Years (approx)


The Glen of Imaal is longer than tall with short bowed front legs, well muscled loin, rising topline and has a strong rear. It has a medium length harsh coat with a soft undercoat. The head is powerful and has a distinct stop and tapered muzzle.


The Glen of Imaal is named after the area where it was bred originally in Ireland. The Glen of Imaal had to earn its keep in the early days by hunting rats, badger and fox, pit fighting and in the kitchen in a turnspit. Then in 1934 became one of the first terrier breeds to be recognized by the Irish Kennel Club.


The Glen of Imaal is a spirited inquisitive dog always ready for a walk or a game. It is less excitable than other terriers, good natured and gentle with people, it especially enjoys the company of children. They learn quickly but may turn a deaf ear to commands. They are not inclined to bark much.

Care / Grooming

They will need a regular brush and comb about 3 times a week, only bath when necessary. They will also need to be coat should be stripped out twice a year.


Major concern is PRA.

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