The Glen of Imaal Terrier is a strong, independent dog breed named for the remote valley in Ireland where he originated. Bred to hunt fox and badger, and to keep homes free of rodents, the Glen is a skilled and cunning hunter. He’s also an affectionate family dog, gentle and loving with his people. See below for complete list of Glen of Imaal Terrier characteristics! Glen of Imaal Terrier Dog Breed Information, Pictures, Characteristics & Facts – DogtimeInitiate Gallery Additional articles you will be interested in: Adoption
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Watch and learn about Glen of Imaal Terrier dog’s key characteristics:

Key Vitals of Glen of Imaal Terrier Dog
Name Dog Breed Group Height Weight Life Span
Glen of Imaal Terrier Dog Terrier Dogs 1 foot to 1 foot, 2 inches tall at the shoulder Up to 35 pounds 12 to 15 years

Breed Characteristics:

Adaptability:

Glen of Imaal Terrier is rated 3 out of 5 in Adaptability. This means Glen of Imaal Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Adaptability parameter.

Glen of Imaal Terrier is rated 4 out of 5 in Adaptibility in living in apartment. This means Glen of Imaal Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Adaptibility in living in apartment parameter.

Glen of Imaal Terrier is rated 2 out of 5 in Good For Novice Owners. This means Glen of Imaal Terrier has scored low and is not suitable in Good For Novice Owners parameter.

Glen of Imaal Terrier is rated 3 out of 5 in Sensitivity Level. This means Glen of Imaal Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Sensitivity Level parameter.

Glen of Imaal Terrier is rated 3 out of 5 in Tolerates Being Alone. This means Glen of Imaal Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Tolerates Being Alone parameter.

Glen of Imaal Terrier is rated 3 out of 5 in Tolerates Cold Weather. This means Glen of Imaal Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Tolerates Cold Weather parameter.

Glen of Imaal Terrier is rated 4 out of 5 in Tolerates Hot Weather. This means Glen of Imaal Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Tolerates Hot Weather parameter.

All Around Friendliness:

Glen of Imaal Terrier is rated 4 out of 5 in All Around Friendliness. This means Glen of Imaal Terrier has scored high and is suitable in All Around Friendliness parameter.

Glen of Imaal Terrier is rated 5 out of 5 in Affectionate with Family. This means Glen of Imaal Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Affectionate with Family parameter.

Glen of Imaal Terrier is rated 5 out of 5 in Incredibly Kid Friendly Dogs. This means Glen of Imaal Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Incredibly Kid Friendly Dogs parameter.

Glen of Imaal Terrier is rated 2 out of 5 in Friendly Dog. This means Glen of Imaal Terrier has scored low and is not suitable in Friendly Dog parameter.

Glen of Imaal Terrier is rated 3 out of 5 in Friendly Toward Strangers. This means Glen of Imaal Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Friendly Toward Strangers parameter.

Health Grooming:

Glen of Imaal Terrier is rated 3 out of 5 in Health Grooming. This means Glen of Imaal Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Health Grooming parameter.

Glen of Imaal Terrier is rated 1 out of 5 in Amount Of Shedding. This means Glen of Imaal Terrier has scored low and is not suitable in Amount Of Shedding parameter.

Glen of Imaal Terrier is rated 1 out of 5 in Drooling Potential. This means Glen of Imaal Terrier has scored low and is not suitable in Drooling Potential parameter.

Glen of Imaal Terrier is rated 5 out of 5 in Easy To Groom. This means Glen of Imaal Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Easy To Groom parameter.

Glen of Imaal Terrier is rated 5 out of 5 in General Health. This means Glen of Imaal Terrier has scored high and is suitable in General Health parameter.

Glen of Imaal Terrier is rated 3 out of 5 in Potential For Weight Gain. This means Glen of Imaal Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Potential For Weight Gain parameter.

Glen of Imaal Terrier is rated 1 out of 5 in Size. This means Glen of Imaal Terrier has scored low and is not suitable in Size parameter.

Trainability:

Glen of Imaal Terrier is rated 4 out of 5 in Trainability. This means Glen of Imaal Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Trainability parameter.

Glen of Imaal Terrier is rated 4 out of 5 in Easy To Train. This means Glen of Imaal Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Easy To Train parameter.

Glen of Imaal Terrier is rated 4 out of 5 in Intelligence. This means Glen of Imaal Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Intelligence parameter.

Glen of Imaal Terrier is rated 3 out of 5 in Potential For Mouthiness. This means Glen of Imaal Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Potential For Mouthiness parameter.

Glen of Imaal Terrier is rated 5 out of 5 in Prey Drive. This means Glen of Imaal Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Prey Drive parameter.

Glen of Imaal Terrier is rated 4 out of 5 in Tendency To Bark Or Howl. This means Glen of Imaal Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Tendency To Bark Or Howl parameter.

Glen of Imaal Terrier is rated 3 out of 5 in Wanderlust Potential. This means Glen of Imaal Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Wanderlust Potential parameter.

Exercise Needs:

Glen of Imaal Terrier is rated 4 out of 5 in Exercise Needs. This means Glen of Imaal Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Exercise Needs parameter.

Glen of Imaal Terrier is rated 4 out of 5 in Energy Level. This means Glen of Imaal Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Energy Level parameter.

Glen of Imaal Terrier is rated 5 out of 5 in Intensity. This means Glen of Imaal Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Intensity parameter.

Glen of Imaal Terrier is rated 4 out of 5 in Exercise Needs. This means Glen of Imaal Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Exercise Needs parameter.

Glen of Imaal Terrier is rated 4 out of 5 in Potential For Playfulness. This means Glen of Imaal Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Potential For Playfulness parameter.

Vital Stats:

Dog Breed Group

Terrier Dogs

Height

1 foot to 1 foot, 2 inches tall at the shoulder

Weight

Up to 35 pounds

Life Span

12 to 15 years

Highlights

Glens need daily exercise. Canine sports such as agility are a great way to let them burn off energy, but a brisk 30-minute walk around the neighborhood will do the trick, too.Originally bred to pursue their prey underground, the Glen was designed to dig and still has that drive today. If you want to save your flowerbeds, it’s wise to train your Glen to use a designated digging area in the yard.Glens enjoy playing and roughhousing and can be wonderful companions for children, although they’re strong and rambunctious enough to knock over small or young kids.Although they’re not known to be barkers, the Glen will bark a lot if you accidentally encourage him. Don’t run over to a barking Glen to see what the fuss is about — you’ll teach him that if he makes a ruckus, he gets your attention. Teaching the ‘quiet’ command is also helpful.The Glen can be aggressive to other dogs and needs plenty of time with other canines to learn how to get along with them, ideally beginning in puppyhood. Puppy kindergarten classes that give the pups time to play with each other, in addition to the obedience training, are an excellent way to help your dog hone his canine social skills.His strong prey instinct makes the Glen a poor fit for homes with other small pets that he may consider prey, such as cats, rabbits, and hamsters. It also means you’ll need to teach him good leash manners, so he doesn’t drag you halfway down the block when he spots something he wants to chase.The Glen was bred to be a hunter of small animals and has a strong inborn drive to chase. If you’ve got a yard, you’ll want a sturdy fence to keep your Glen from taking off after anything that wanders by that looks like prey.To get a healthy dog, never buy a puppy from an irresponsible breeder, puppy mill, or pet store. Look for a reputable breeder who tests her breeding dogs to make sure they’re free of genetic diseases that they might pass onto the puppies, and that they have sound temperaments.