These spirited and gentle dogs are named after the town where they originated.
Hardy, alert, intelligent, feisty, and independent dogs.
Enjoy participating in dog sports such as earthdog trials, agility, tracking, and obedience.
Glen of Imaal Terriers might not get along well with other dogs.
May engage in chasing wildlife, and digging; can be tenacious or difficult to disengage from a behavior or activity.
Did You Know?
These spirited and gentle dogs are named after the town where they originated, the Glen of Imaal. During the 1570s, Queen Elizabeth bequeathed land in County Wicklow in Ireland to Flemish and Lowland soldiers who helped quash an Irish rebellion, who then brought Flemish hounds with them when they settled in the area.
These were crossed with the local hounds and terriers in the 1600s to produce the Glen of Imaal Terrier, and thanks to the mountainous terrain of Wicklow, the breed was able to develop and evolve separately to the standard Irish Terrier.
By the 1970s, they became much sought after in the United Kingdom, Finland and the United States. With their endearing friendliness and loyalty, that’s still very much the case today.
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