The Glen of Imaal Terrier, named for the region in the Wicklow Mountains of Ireland where it was developed long ago, is a medium sized working terrier. Longer than tall and sporting a double coat of medium length, the Glen possesses great strength and should always convey the impression of maximum substance for size of dog. Unrefined to this day, the breed still possesses "antique" features once common to many early terrier types; its distinctive head with rose or half-prick ears, its bowed forequarters with turned out feet, its unique outline and topline are hallmarks of the breed and essential to the breed type.
Wheaten, blue or brindle. Wheaten includes all shades from cream to red wheaten. Blue may range from silver to deepest slate, but not black. Brindle may be any shades but is most commonly seen as blue brindle, a mixture of dark blue, light blue, and tan hairs in any combination or proportion.
Game and spirited with great courage when called upon, otherwise gentle and docile. Although generally less easily excited than other terriers, they are always ready to give chase. When working they are active, agile and silent.
Glen of Imaal Terriers are capable working dogs who also adapt very well to apartment or house life. These overwhelmingly friendly pups will be your best friend, loyal companion, excellent retriever and even sometimes the comedian of the family.
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