Irish Glenn of Imaal Terrier
Irlanda FCI 302 . Large and medium sized Terriers

Glen of Imaal Terrier

This Terrier is generally believed to be less excitable than the others, although it takes action immediately when prompted.

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History

The Irish Glenn of Imaal Terrier originates from the Irish east coast, in county wicklow, which is in the ravine (=Valle) the Imaal. From this rough and wild valley this very old breed got its name. It was first mentioned around 1575.

Like old farm dog, the Irish Glenn of Imaal Terrier he had a very busy life and worked hard for his master. Their job was to catch rats and mice on farms and operate smaller work machines such as churns and shredders., where I had to run with leather straps. He also accompanied his master on the fox hunt, the Badger and Otter. He worked in silence and if necessary he fought to the death. Before it was banned in Ireland, the Irish Glenn of Imaal Terrier also used in questionable dogfights. Of course, he was also the most loyal friend and guarded the house and the yard, never shied away from facing a much bigger and stronger opponent.

For its owner, the Irish Glenn of Imaal Terrier was as important as his daily bread, although undemanding, frugal and tough enough to share the barren life of farmers. This harsh life brought with it a ruthless selection. Only the toughest and most frugal Terriers survived, what characterizes the breed until today.

The pedigree of Irish Glenn of Imaal Terrier it's an irish secret to this day. In Ireland itself, this Terrier has never been numerous and did not leave his ancestral home until 1980, when the owners preserved him as a true child of nature, marked by great courage, skill and endurance. In 1933 the breed was officially recognized by the Irish Kennel Club ( I.K.C.). The international recognition of the F.C.I. continued on 1981.

Physical characteristics

The Irish Glenn of Imaal Terrier it is small but strong and robust and weighs up to 16 kilograms with a maximum height at the withers of 36 centimeters. Its relatively small forward leaning ears are notable.. Its coat is medium length and consists of a rough top layer and a smooth bottom layer. It can be wheat colored, tabby blue or in different shades of red and gold. In the case of a dark colored coat, a black-blue mask is common, which can also show as stripes over the ears, along the back and tail, so these marks become clearly clearer with increasing age.

Character and skills

Today the Irish Glenn of Imaal Terrier it is a gentle and docile family dog. Its balanced and faithful nature, as well as his average temperament make life with him very pleasant. The Irish Glenn of Imaal Terrier is very affectionate, always happy and in a good mood and preferably “in the middle”. Enjoy all the attention and care, but without demanding anything. Rather, follows her around with her alert gaze and once she has gained attention, shows his joy for it with strong tail blows. If the joy is particularly great, his temperament can also run away with him.

Children are welcome as playmates, if they show him the respect that he shows. Pets are accepted by him without problems when they get used to each other. The Irish Glenn of Imaal Terrier she is always friendly with strangers, and with his contagious joy, her charm and her irresistible gaze quickly has all the sympathies on her side. After all, it is a terrier that radiates a lot of personality. He is open-minded and not afraid to learn new things. He likes to be everywhere with his nose. In general, everything that is new – Weird people, new environments, an object that has not been there before – it is very interesting and has to be examined very carefully. The Irish Glen of Imaal Terrier is a particularly attentive observer. Along with her charming nature and her desire to do everything right, is very adaptable and develops a very close relationship with his family. He likes to accompany them whenever possible. Like a very people-oriented terrier, I would defend them in an emergency, even to death. Feel more comfortable in your proximity.

What characterizes him Irish Glenn of Imaal Terrier is his great courage, his self-confidence and his intelligence above average. Sufficient workload and intellectual work are important to the intelligent four-legged friend. Enjoy almost all activities, be it sports with dogs, search games or learning tricks – is available for all kinds of fun.

Despite its short legs, it is very agile, due to his muscular physique, a small power. Its special features are its slightly curved front legs with the legs turned outwards, his big head and his pronounced chest. The Irish Glenn of Imaal Terrier it is a very balanced dog, that radiates great calm on the one hand, but on the other hand you are immediately ready for action and, if required, vigorously watches over and defends your home and family.

The Irish Glenn of Imaal Terrier – the little irish with a big heart

Like a silent working terrier it hardly barks. It is also less excitable than other terriers. Sometimes you can see the Irish stubbornness, but the Irish Glenn of Imaal Terrier not resentful. Due to its origin it does not tolerate heat very well, he likes harsh weather and when the wind blows around his nose. But if the chemistry is not correct, or if the other dog brazenly approaches him, you will receive the message – “Glen doesn't like your attitude”. Therefore, it is important to socialize with other dogs from the beginning and to have contact with many dogs of different ages.

Irish Glenn of Imaal Terrier Care

Because the Irish Glenn of Imaal Terrier still very original and not over-bred, still a very healthy and robust breed. Its coat has a rough top coat with a smooth undercoat that needs to be trimmed. In all other respects, his self-cleaning coat is very easy to care for. Coat color is wheat or Brindle (Blue striped).

A consistent but loving upbringing makes the Irish Glenn of Imaal Terrier a faithful companion, nice and gentle, which is easy to handle.

Irish Glenn of Imaal Terrier Life Expectancy

The Irish Glenn of Imaal Terrier is considered an original dog breed, that is in good health and robustness due to the absence of hereditary diseases caused by breeding. If maintained in a species-appropriate manner, will live an average of twelve years.

Images of the Irish Glenn of Imaal Terrier

Photos:

1 – Irish Glen of Imaal Terrier during International show of dogs in Katowice – Saucer, Poland. Breeder – Piotr Kuźnik, http://www.irishglen.pl/ by Pleple2000 / CC BY-SA
2 – Irish Glen of Imaal Terrier during International show of dogs in Katowice – Saucer, Poland. Breeder – Piotr Kuźnik, http://www.irishglen.pl/ by Pleple2000 / CC BY-SA
3 – Adult w:Glen of Imaal Terrier by photo by Scoo / CC BY-SA
4 – Irish Glen of Imaal Terrier during International show of dogs in Katowice – Saucer, Poland. Breeder – Piotr Kuźnik, http://www.irishglen.pl/ by Pleple2000 / CC BY-SA
5 – Irish Glen of Imaal Terrier during International show of dogs in Katowice – Saucer, Poland. Breeder – Piotr Kuźnik, http://www.irishglen.pl/ by Pleple2000 / CC BY-SA
6 – Glen of Imaalinterrieri by Sami Kronqvist / CC BY-SA

Videos of the Irish Glenn of Imaal Terrier

Type and recognitions:

  • CLASSIFICATION FCI: 302
  • Group 3: Terriers.
  • Section 1: Large and medium-sized Terriers. Without working trial.
  • Federations:
    • FCI – Terriers 1 Large and medium-sized terriers.
    • AKC – Terriers
    • ANKC – Terriers
    • CKC – Terriers
    • ​KC – Terriers
    • NZKC – Terriers
    • UKC – Terriers

    FCI standard of the breed Irish Glenn of Imaal Terrier

    IRISH GLEN OF IMAAL TERRIER FCI IRISH GLEN OF IMAAL TERRIER FCI

    Alternative names:

      1. Irish Glenn of Imaal Terrier, Wicklow Terrier, Glen, Glennie (English).
      2. Irish Glen of Imaal Terrier (French).
      3. Irish Glen of Imaal Terrier (German).
      4. Glen of imaal terrier (Portuguese).
      5. Glen, Wicklow Terrier, Glen of Imaal Terrier, Irish Glen of Imaal Terrier (Spanish).

    Kerry Blue Terrier
    Irlanda FCI 3 . Large and medium sized Terriers

    Kerry Blue Terrier

    The Kerry Blue Terrier he is a thoroughbred terrier, brave, alert and with a penetrating expression.

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    History

    The Kerry Blue Terrier it is one of the irish national dogs. Its existence is documented since the 18th century, but it is suspected that he was home in County Kerry long before that. Regarding the origin of the breed, Legend has it that this intelligent dog got its blackish blue color by crossing hounds with lines of Irish Terrier.

    In feudal times, Irish shepherds and farmers were not allowed to hunt with wolfhounds.. They solved the problem by crossbreeding that gave their terriers the characteristics of a Wolfdog..

    The Kerry Blue Terrier He was raised as a Pied Piper of Hamelin, guard dog and herding dog. An Irish proverb says that a Kerry Blue Terrier replaces four shepherds. The agile dog was also particularly useful for hunting otters and badgers..

    The appearance of the breed has undergone several changes over the centuries. Meanwhile in 1847 a Kerry Blue Terrier dark blue in color was still considered exemplary in 1847, Monochrome fur with dark markings was established in the 20th century. The FCI standard valid today dates from the year 2005.

    Physical characteristics

    The Kerry Blue Terrier has a majestic body, muscular and slightly elongated, that impresses with its balanced appearance. His back is even and fairly long, moderately broad and deep chest. With its soft, lush and curly fur, the Kerry Blue Terrier It is considered one of the most attractive terrier breeds.

    Typical of the breed Kerry Blue Terrier it's his flat nose and long hair on his forehead and muzzle.

    Puppies are born with a black-brown or dark black coat. Only at the age of about three the Kerry Blue Terrier It has its typical coloration. The coat has no undercoat. A blue coat color is allowed in any shade, black marks are allowed. Tan or pure black markings are only allowed until the age of 18 months.

    Other appearance features in summary:

    • Head: Strong skull, rich fur, medium length front, black nose.
    • Ears: pointing forward or falling, underlining the typical terrier expression
    • Eyes: medium-sized, dark to brown with a piercing expression
    • neck: moderately long
    • lower limbs: straight with well-muscled thighs and strong hock
    • legs: compact with round pads and black claws

    Size and weight:

    Height to the cross:

    For males between 45,5 a 49,5 cm. (18 a 19,5 inches).
    For the females between 44,5 a 48 cm. (17,5 a 19 inches).

    Weight:

    For the males of 15 a 18 kg (33 a 40 English pounds).
    For females proportionally less.

    Character and skills

    The Kerry Blue Terrier he is a thoroughbred terrier, brave, alert and with a penetrating expression. The elegant looking animal does not tend to bark and is not brusque. The Kerry Blue Terrier They are happy, loyal, family and children.

    They are exceptionally open to strangers and need lots of petting at home. To the Kerry Blue Terrier loves to work. However, no need to keep the four-legged friend constantly busy at home.

    Animals are very intelligent and eager to learn, briosos, but in no way nervous or aggressive. Strong self-confidence and strong willpower are typical traits that characterize all breeds of terrier and require constant firmness from the owner..

    Kerry Blue Terrier Accommodation

    Since the Kerry Blue Terrier builds a close relationship with the owner and his family, a kennel position is inappropriate. He likes to participate in domestic life and is a faithful family dog, watchful and child friendly.

    The four-legged friend is very active and needs two or three hours of exercise a day. Dog sports do justice to the momentum of the Kerry Blue Terrier to move and strengthen the bond with the owner.

    Obedience is also a great activity for this smart and particularly attentive breed of dog.. Obedience is the school of subordination, which is especially valuable in a terrier. In this dog sport it depends on the correct and fast execution of an exercise sequence. Perfect teamwork between dog and owner is required.

    The Kerry Blue Terrier they are wonderfully suitable for difficult hunting tasks such as badger hunting or underwater otter hunting. When objects are recovered from the water, most of the Kerry Blue Terriers they prove to be good swimmers and are in no way inferior to a Retriever.

    The four-legged friends of this breed reject the other dogs a bit and therefore should be better kept individually.. If you like peace and tranquility at home, you shouldn't have at Kerry Blue Terrier along with a cat.

    Feeding of the Kerry Blue Terrier

    Like any other breed of dog, the Kerry Blue Terrier you need a balanced diet appropriate for your species. Must consist of animal protein, remarkable muscle meat and vitamin-rich guts, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals. Feeding fish occasionally provides the dog with essential omega fatty acids 3 and ensures that the coat stays shiny and smooth.

    The size of the daily ration depends on the age, condition and level of exercise of your four-legged friend and the quality of the food. It should be divided into two meals so as not to overload your stomach. It is better not to feed your dog before walks or canine sports. Then the food tastes much better.

    The choice of dry or wet food is at the discretion of the owner, but a mixture of both is highly recommended. Here is a decision aid.

    When high-quality dry food is given, the recommended daily amount for a Kerry Blue Terrier adult is on average 1,5 cups. It is important that the dog always has enough fresh water available. Once again, a small lazy dog ​​needs less food than an active animal.

    An especially appropriate form of feeding for the species, although somewhat more expensive, it's fresh food, in which the dog feeds on meat, raw fruit and vegetables. You can prepare food for your Kerry Blue Terrier yourself or you can use frozen prepared meals.

    Of course, your quadruped not only needs chewable products like bones made from cowhide, no wood root chips, for example of the coffee tree, horse tendons or cow ears for dental care. The popular pig ears are high in fat and therefore, they should only rarely come to the dog's table.

    Education and care of the Kerry Blue Terrier

    If you decide to buy one Kerry Blue Terrier, you must plan early enough to attend a dog school.

    After all, your new housemate is a true terrier with a very stubborn personality. However, is certified to be easier to handle and more compliant than representatives of other terrier breeds.

    Especially promising are training methods that don't punish, but they reward desirable behavior accordingly. A procedure that at the same time promotes the close relationship of your four-legged friend with you.

    One of these methods is the proven Clicker Training, which is described here in more detail.

    The training of a Kerry Blue Terrier includes intensive recovery training. After all, the four-legged friend has a clear hunting instinct and without consistent training will hunt down anything that comes his way.

    His stubborn willpower can only be achieved with uncompromising subordination.

    The very good intelligence of Kerry Blue Terrier requires variety in training. Constant repetitions quickly bore him and make the self-confident four-legged friend look for a more interesting occupation.

    Evaluations of the Kerry Blue Terrier

    Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a dog of the breed “Kerry Blue Terrier” you know certain factors. Not all breeds of dogs are apt to live in an apartment, You must take into account their character, their need for exercise, their interaction with other pets, your care and if you have young children, their level of tolerance towards them.

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    Kerry Blue Terrier images

    Photos:

    1 – Kerry Blue Terrier by https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Alofok
    2 – Two Kerry Blue Terrier, the left one, named Ceallach Blue Ivanhoe is on this photo about 14 years old and light grey. She have made the full color change. On the right is a about one year old Kerry Blue Terrier, called Edbrios Highlander. In this age the breed is just starting with changing the color of the coat. by © Hilarmont (Kempten) / CC BY-SA 3.0 OF
    3 – Kerry Blue Terrier dog by Eponym / CC BY-SA
    4 – Kerry Blue Terrier by Swedish Fair from Sweden / CC BY
    5 – Kerry Blue Terrier during dogs show in Katowice, Poland by Pleple2000 / CC BY-SA
    6 – Kerry Blue Terrier, exhibition in Spodek, Katowice by Pleple2000 / CC BY-SA

    Kerry Blue Terrier Videos

    Type and recognitions:

    • CLASSIFICATION FCI:
    • Group 3: Terriers.
    • Section 1: Large and medium-sized Terriers. Without working trial.
  • Federations:
    • FCI – Terriers 1 Large and medium-sized terriers.
    • AKC – Terriers
    • ANKC – Terriers
    • CKC – Terriers
    • ​KC – Terriers
    • NZKC – Terriers
    • UKC – Terriers

    Kerry Blue Terrier breed FCI standard

    KERRY BLUE TERRIER FCI KERRY BLUE TERRIER FCI

    Alternative names:

      1. Irish Blue Terrier, Kerry (English).
      2. Terrier Kerry Blue (French).
      3. Kerry (German).
      4. Irish Blue terrier (Portuguese).
      5. Kerry (Spanish).

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