The Glen of Imaal Terrier It is a breed of dog of Terrier type and one of the four Irish varieties of Terrier. It is also known as Irish Glen of Imaal Terrier or Wicklow Terrier and is a rare breed.
Its origin is in the Glen of Imaal in the County Wicklow, Ireland, the breed was recognized in 1934 by the Irish Kennel Club and the American Kennel Club in 2004.
The race took place during the reign of Elizabeth I, who hired French and mercenaries to end the civil unrest in Ireland. After the conflict, many of these soldiers settled in the area of Wicklow, bringing with them their dogs, He met with the Terrier of the area, giving rise to the Glen of Imaal Terrier.
At first they were dogs used for grazing and the eradication of animal, misunderstanding - then- as pests, the Fox, the Badger and Otter. It is a great Tracker.
The Glen of Imaal Terrier, Today it is a rare breed. It is a very intelligent and energetic dog who need a responsible master, firm and much discipline. It is a very confident dog, not afraid of anything, they are very loyal to their masters, but they may become aggressive if they do not receive adequate training. They tend to be docile and calm, If not causes them. But calm!! There is no register of damage caused by these dogs.
It is a very intelligent dog, learn quickly if you receive an adequate education, and if so, the aggressiveness, disappears.
Their coat is double layer, a gentle to the skin, and another one takes out is which protects it from the inclement weather. A feature of this race is that, they do not move the fur.
The color is type wheat, It may be striped with a bluish-black (from puppy), but as the dog moves in age the hair is ineffectual all, color wheat.
In general, Glen of Imaal Terrier is a very strong and healthy dog. They may live 15 years or more.