Get to know the Glen of Imaal Terrier
All you need to know about the breed
One of Ireland’s best-loved and most rustic breeds, the Glen of Imaal Terrier is as endearing as they are hard working. That wiry terrier coat and set of stout legs has produced fans far and wide, for those lucky enough to have encountered the breed.
Indeed the Glen of Imaal Terrier is fairly little known. They hail from a remote area of Ireland, originally raised as scrappy hunters of badger and fox and to perform ratter duties. Watch out for your begonias though, as even though they are now known as top notch companion pets, digging is still second-nature for them as well.
That said, this is a dog who will easily obey if steered away from destructive behaviour. Although at times stubborn, it’s more that the breed is used to working independently, not that they are averse to listening. The Glen of Imaal Terrier is a wonderful family dog too though, and gets along with children once trained but is most suitable for older ones, whom they may be less inclined to knock over with their fairly frisky manner. Remaining cautious with the Glen of Imaal Terrier around other animals is wise as they have a strong prey drive. That terrier verve is ever-present!
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From specific breed traits to a general health overview, here are some interesting facts about your Glen of Imaal Terrier
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