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Glen of Imaal Terrier Breed Profile

Glen of Imaal Terrier fact file

KC Group: terrier
Size: medium
Good with children?: yes recommended
Exercise requirement: moderate
Good guard dogs?: would bark
Moulting level: low
Grooming: moderate
Jogging partner: yes

This Irish breed was only exported to America in 1968 and is still rarely seen outside their native Wicklow. Bred as a vermin hunter, the Imaal is at home diving down rabbit holes and chasing foxes. They are strong and playful and make excellent companions for children. This dog does however, possess a strong hunting instinct and can agitate other dogs.

Glen of Imaal Terrier Character

Imaal's are very loyal and laid back dogs. They possess incredible stamina and when stimulated, can work almost non-stop. Having said this, they can also have lazy moods where they will often have to be dragged out for a walk. The Imaal Terrier makes an excellent watchdog and often forgets its size and charges into action. This can cause problems with other dogs as their hunting instinct has not been bred out, and often leads to confrontations.

Glen of Imaal Terrier Size

33-35cm, weight: 14-16kg.

Glen of Imaal Terrier Health

A healthy breed with little in the way of problems. As with many small breeds, degenerative eye problems have been recorded, as has Hip Dysplasia.

Glen of Imaal Terrier Special Care

When out on a walk this breed has a tendency to chase any other animal it sees, including other dogs. This can make them difficult to control at times and requires strong training

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