Glen of Imaal Terrier Breed Profile


The Glen of Imaal Terrier is a fiesty, cocky little dog. They love to hunt, and are tough when hunting, but are otherwise mild mannered and calm. They are known to be late bloomers, and are highly intelligent animals. They are also very brave, yet stubborn.

Family/Child Friendly

They are very playful and excellent with children, and are extremely devoted to family. They can be fiesty with other animals though.

Lifespan and Weight

The average lifespan for a Glen of Imaal Terrier is around 14 years. However, with the advancement of veterinary medicine, pets have been known to live up to 20 years and even longer. The average weight for this breed of dog is around 34 to 36 lbs.

Common Diseases

Not Documented.

Housebreaking and Shedding

Housebreaking can be accomplished with lots of patience. This breed of dog shed little to no hair. However, they do require grooming as needed. Best to take to the groomers atleast once a month if you're not comfortable cutting and plucking away the fur around their ears, and under the tail and between their paw pads with scissors.

Best Owner Compatibility

This breed of dog will do okay in an apartment and condo environment, provided they are walked regularly. They are somewhat active indoors and can usually sleep outside provided the weather isn't towards one extreme or another. They would however, prefer to be indoors with their owners. Not suited for the frequent traveler.

Where to Buy

The best places to buy this breed of dog are from reputable breeders, animal shelters, and rescue organizations.

Average Cost

Not Documented.

Aggression Factor

Males may show aggression towards other animals. They are not good with hamsters, rabbits, and mice. With people, they will only show aggression if they were abused or neglected.

Noise Factor

They bark when strangers approach. Otherwise, they only bark when they feel there is a need to bark.

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