Glen of Imaal Terrier

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Glen of Imaal Terrier

The Glen of Imaal Terrier also called Irish Glen of Imaal Terrier, the Wicklow Terrier or simply Glen is a breed of dog originated at Glen of Imaal in County Wicklow, Ireland. Glen was originally used to hunt rat, fox, badger, and otter they are a strong and independent dog that is good to its work. They are also loyal and affectionate family pet companion in the house.

Glen Terrier is suitable to live in apartments or large homes as long as they can get enough playtime and exercise to help them keep fit and healthy.

Glen of Imaal Terrier Dog Breed Pictures

  • Glen of Imaal Terrier
  • Glen of Imaal Terrier
  • Glen of Imaal Terrier
  • Glen of Imaal Terrier

Vital Stats:

Dog Breed Group

Terrier Dogs


12 to 14 Inches tall at the shoulder


Approximately 35 Pounds

Life Span

12 to 15 Years

Glen of Imaal Terrier Appearance

Glen of Imaal Terrier is a sturdy and muscular dog, it has a large head, with half-prick ears, short, bowed legs, and a straight topline that rises slightly toward the tail. Glen coat is medium length, with a harsh-textured topcoat and shorter undercoat. It comes in a variety of colors like wheaten, from cream to red; any shade of blue, from silver to slate; and brindle, a tiger stripe-like pattern that mixes one dominant color with darker streaks or patches. They are considered a non to a low-shedding dog breed, like other breeds of dog, it is better to bathe and groom them as necessary, used the right shampoo and conditioner for their fur to make it soft, silky, and smell good.

It is best to keep their dental hygiene and nail care properly too, periodontal disease is very common to dog whatever their size, brush their teeth several times a week to help remove tartar and bacteria and maintain the good condition of their teeth. Trim their nails once or twice a month to prevent injury in your dogs, long nails can also cause arthritis or other health concern in dogs. Short, neatly trimmed nails keep the feet in good condition and prevent our dog’s legs and our legs too from getting scratched when they excitedly jump up to greet us.

Ear Infections is a common condition in dogs that can affect one or both ears, check their ears at least once to twice a week for redness or a bad odor it is the indication of infections. To prevent ear infections in dogs always make sure that it is clean, use a dog ear cleaner and gently wipe it using a cotton ball dampened with an ear cleaner to your dog’s ears.


Glen is a “big dog on short legs,” they weigh approximately 15.86 kg. and their height range from 12.5 to 14 inches tall.

Glen of Imaal Terrier Personality

Most of the fur parents of Glen of Imaal Terrier describe them as brave, feisty, and very affectionate dog, they love to kiss and snuggle with their owner a lot, it can become very vocal grunting, barking and making other noises when having fun.

They are intelligent and easy to train and discipline, they love to please their owner a lot, they can be a good playmate with children too as long as you teach the children how to handle properly the dogs for the safety of the dogs and the children themselves.

Glen of Imaal Terrier Health

Glen of Imaal Terrier has an average life span of 12 to 15 years, They are generally healthy, but like other breeds of dogs, they are also prone to some diseases. Not all of them will get any or all of these diseases but the following are the common diseases they can have.

Ear InfectionsIt is a common canine health problem, and it can be caused by allergies, yeast, ear mites, bacteria, hair growth deep in the ear canal, and more.
Canine Eye InflammationIIf your dog is suffering from eye inflammation in the outer skin and middle (muscle, connective tissue, and glands) of the eyes it is classified as Blepharitis, and if your dog is suffering from eye inflammation in the iris and ciliary body of the uvea of the eye it is classified as anterior uveitis, this may affect your dog’s vision and needs meditate veterinarian attention.
Periodontal Disease It is an inflammation of some or all of a tooth’s deep supporting structures, it happens when food and bacteria build up along the gums and form plaque that when combined with saliva and minerals will transform into calculus or also known as tartar.
AllergiesIt is a misguided reaction to foreign substances by the body’s immune system of your dogs.
Hip DysplasiaIt is an abnormal formation of the hip socket that, in its more severe form, can eventually cause crippling lameness and painful arthritis of the joints.

How much is Glen of Imaal Terrier?

In buying to a legit Breeder you can expect to pay $1500– $2200 to Glen of Imaal Terrier puppy.

The legit breeder puts a lot of effort into high quality and healthy breeding of dogs. They provide healthy Dog Foods, visit the Vet for check-ups, Vaccinations, Vitamins, and proper Grooming of the dogs. The breeder will coup up all the expenses he/she spent to provide a healthy breed to you so expect a little expensive.

Here in ohmlovelypets we encourage aspiring fur parent or current fur parents to Adopt and Don’t Shop. Give those lovely pets the opportunity to feel love, care, and to have their so-called furever home.

Note: Taking care of dogs is not easy, you have to be responsible for their life, provide their necessary needs like Visit Vet ones a year for their health check-up, Complete and follow up Vaccinations, Foods, and Vitamins as their maintenance, and the most important is Time to play and cuddle. But in return, you will receive the greatest and unconditional love in the world.

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