The Glen of Imaal Terrier makes the perfect pet for anyone that desires an active terrier, yet knows when to slow down and relax. These adorable little dogs are courageous and spirited, yet calm and easy-going. They are easy to train and enjoy learning new tricks.
The Glen is one of the most playful members of the Terrier Group, and always on the lookout for new friends. They are friendly towards other dogs and pets in the house, and equally nice towards strange people. Not the most dependable of watchdogs that you might expect from a terrier, the Glen of Imaal Terrier makes up for it in love and affection.
A Brief History Of The Glen of Imaal Terrier
Ireland is not only known for its lush vistas and fabled leprechauns, this country is also the home of an important member of the Terrier Group – the Glen of Imaal Terrier. The Glen was the type of dog needed to work various tasks in the harshness land of the Glen area, which was rough and full of rocks.
So how did these feisty little terriers earn their keep? They did so by being focused hunters, going after rats, badgers, and fox. At night these dogs were also the center of entertainment and wagering bets for the men, as fighters against one another. Women also used these terriers during the day as turnspit dogs, turning wheals to help with making food and clothing.