Glen of Imaal Terrier

Published: Last updated: by Kyle J. Larson

Average size and lifespan

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Height: 1ft 0in - 1ft 2in
Weight: 32-40lbs
Lifespan: 12 - 15 Years

Behavior

  • Affection4/5
  • Kid-Friendly3/5
  • Stranger-Friendly3/5
  • Dog-Friendly3/5
  • Barking Amount2/5

Care

  • Grooming Difficulty3/5
  • Shedding Amount2/5
  • Easy to Train2/5
  • Can Be Alone3/5
  • Exercise Need3/5

Environment

  • Cold Tolerance4/5
  • Heat Tolerance4/5
  • Apartment-Friendly3/5

Glen of Imaal Terrier Information

Glen of Imaal TerrierA scruffy, sturdy dog, the Glen of Imaal Terrier is an adorably sweet pup with a no-frills flare. With a history as a farm dog, this breed hails from the Glen of Imaal valley in the Wicklow Mountains of Ireland.

Compared to other Terriers, the Glens are gentler and less excitable. Mildly active, they do love to play, explore and dig, and have a bold spirit that makes them a fun household pet. Their coat, which can be harsh in texture and blue brindle or wheaten in color, requires stripping twice a year, but other than that, they are pretty low maintenance.

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Breed FAQs

Can Glen of Imaal Terriers be apartment dogs?

Glen of Imaal Terriers aren't ideal for apartments, but might be able to live there successfully if there are enough opportunities to find larger spaces nearby to play.

Can Glen of Imaal Terriers be left alone?

While Glen of Imaal Terriers prefer to be around their owners, they can do fairly well when left alone if necessary.

Are Glen of Imaal Terriers good with kids?

Glen of Imaal Terriers can do fine with kids. They will require some monitoring and training to make sure they get along and react well to unpredictable behavior.

Are Glen of Imaal Terriers friendly with strangers?

Although Glen of Imaal Terriers can take a bit to warm up to a stranger, they are mostly friendly with others.

Do Glen of Imaal Terriers get along with other dogs?

Although Glen of Imaal Terriers will mostly get along with other dogs, they may have some issues. They can typically be dealt with by socializing them with other dogs.

Do Glen of Imaal Terriers bark a lot?

A Glen of Imaal Terrier will most often bark only when alerting about something. They likely need something or see a stranger if they're barking.

Do Glen of Imaal Terriers shed a lot?

The Glen of Imaal Terrier isn't a heavy shedder. Some limited brushing and occassional cleaning should help prevent much hair build-up.

Do Glen of Imaal Terriers need a lot of grooming?

Although Glen of Imaal Terriers require a medium amount of maintenance to keep their coats healthy. Simple tasks like brushing and bathing will suit this breed.

Do Glen of Imaal Terriers need a lot of exercise?

A Glen of Imaal Terrier will need a moderate amount of exercise to be happy. You'll need to plan some basic walks or fetch during the day.

Are Glen of Imaal Terriers easy to train?

Most Glen of Imaal Terriers are stubborn and will take extra work to train. They can still learn trained behaviors, but will take more effort.

Can Glen of Imaal Terriers handle cold weather?

Glen of Imaal Terriers do well in cold weather. You may need to protect their paws, but they'll do well in colder climates.

Can Glen of Imaal Terriers handle hot weather?

Glen of Imaal Terriers do well in hot climates and can stay out longer without overheating.

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