Glen of Imaal Terrier


The Glen of Imaal Terrier has the appearance of being a small bundle of fur. It is larger than it is tall and has short legs. Its coat, which is mostly white and shaggy, is its most distinguishing feature. The small do has a strong frame. The tail is usually docked. Its head has definite stop and a short muzzle. The face shows a happy expression. Teh dark features show through the long fur on the face. The ears are small.


The Glen of Imaal Terrier is a small breed with a lot of energy. The breed is typically even-tempered. When it encounters another dog it may exhibit mild aggression. The breed enjoys playing and will serve as an excellent playmate companion for children. Training may be necessary for overly exciteable types. Teh most effective form of training for the breed is a gentel and playful hand. The breed is an excellent guard dog.

Height and Weight

The Glen of Imaal Terrier is an average of 14 inches and weighs an average of 34-36 pounds.

Health Problems

There are no health conditions associated with the Glen of Imaal Terrier.

Ideal Living Conditions

The affectionate and playful nature of the Glen of Imaal Teerrier makes it the perfect indoor pet. The breed is fine outdoors. The only problem an owner may encounter when keeping the breed outdoors is that it has a tendency to dig.


The Glen of Imaal Terrier is a bundle of energy. It can obtain exercise from play or through traditional forms of exercise.

Life Expectancy

The Glen of Imaal Terrier lives about 13-14 years.

Litter Size

The Glen of Imaal Terrier has an average of 3-5 puppies.


The coat of the Glen of Imaal Terrier does require regular maintenance, but only a minimal amount. The most important grooming task is to strip the coat. This is only necessary every six months. Clipping is recommended.


The Glen of Imaal Terrier is from Ireland




The acceptable colors for the Glen of Imaal Terrire include blue, red, or ao combination coat.