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Glen of Imaal Terrier

Size: Medium

Weight: 34 - 36 lbs.

Height: 14"

Life Span: 13 - 14 years

Health Problems: Excellent health record. No known hereditary conditions.

Origin: Ireland

Also Known As: No Nicknames.

Group: Terrier

Category: Companion Dog

Exercise Needs

The Glen of Imaal Terrier requires moderate exercise.

Grooming Needs

Routine brushing is required for your Glen of Imaal Terrier. Needs stripping only twice a year.


Known as a fierce hunter, the Glen of Imaal Terrier was bred for dog fighting. Although today's breed is normally well-mannered and affectionate, it is known to snap unprovoked at strangers.

Compatibility with Kids

Excellent with children.


The origin of the Glen of Imaal Terrier is unknown. However, the breed is named after a valley in eastern Ireland. It is the rarest of Ireland's Terriers.

Pet Facts

Breeding has improved this breed's sociability. Today it is a somewhat relaxed and affectionate breed. The medium-length coat can be wheat, blue or brindle.