Due to its characteristics and qualities, the Glen of Imaal Terrier demonstrated the desired traits of a Hunting Dog and became known by its nick name the "Turnspit Dog ". The origin of the Glen of Imaal Terrier dog breed was in Ireland where it was developed in the 16th century.
Glen of Imaal Terrier Breed Group and Dog Type - Terrier Dog Group (AKC:2004): The Glen of Imaal Terrier is one of the many breeds of dogs that belong to the Terrier Dog Group (AKC:2004).
Other names for the Glen of Imaal Terrier: The Glen of Imaal Terrier is known by the nickname of the "Turnspit Dog". Other names for this breed of dog include the Irish Glen of Imaal Terrier, Glennie and the Irish Imaal Terrier.
Origin of the name: The 'Glen" is named after the place it was originally bred in Glen of Imaal, a remote valley in the western Wicklow Mountains in Ireland. The origin of the word 'terrier' is derived from the Latin word 'terra' meaning "earth" as so many of the terrier breeds were originally bred and trained as hunting dogs to pursue their prey, particularly foxes and badgers into their burrows and bolt holes.
Glen of Imaal Terrier History and Origin: The country of origin of the Glen of Imaal Terrier breed was in Ireland during the 16th century. The dog was originally bred to hunt foxes and badgers. However, another role was established for the Glen of Imaal.
In the mid 1700's there were turnspits everywhere in Great Britain, from the lowliest of inns to the most sumptuous palaces. The Glen of Imaal was widely used as a "Turnspit Dog". A Turnspit Dog was a short-legged, long-bodied dog bred to run on a treadmill in the kitchens that turned a spit on which meat was roasting.
By 1850 the turnspits had become scarce, and by 1900 the turnspit had disappeared altogether. Due to its fearless nature the Glen of Imaal was also used as a fighting dog and in badger cull trials. In 1910 the first known Glen of Imaal Terrier to be photographed was a dog called 'Dan' who was owned by the Marquess of Conyngham at Slane Castle, County Meath, Ireland. The Glen of Imaal Terrier was recognized by the Irish Kennel Club in 1934, and the Kennel Club of England in 1975.
Glen of Imaal Terrier Modern History: The modern history of the Glen of Imaal Terrier moved on and the breed is now used as a patient family pet who is trustworthy with children. The Glen of Imaal Terrier was officially recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC) in 2004.
Glen of Imaal Terrier Height: The Glen of Imaal breed is classified as a medium sized dog. The height to the shoulder of a male dog is 14 inches (35.5 - 36.5 cm). The height to the shoulder of a female dog is slightly less.
Glen of Imaal Terrier Weight: The weight of the male in this medium sized dog is 34 - 36 pounds (15.5 - 16.5 kg). The weight of the smaller female dog is slightly less than the male.
Glen of Imaal Terrier Coat Type: The coat type is described as medium double coat.
Glen of Imaal Terrier Coat Colors: The colors of the Glen of Imaal dog breed include black, blue, brown colors. N.B. The word "Blue" is used to describe a cool-toned, metallic gray color.
Glen of Imaal Terrier Grooming - MODERATE Grooming Needs: The dog grooming needs of the Glen of Imaal Terrier is not extensive and therefore categorized as Moderate in order to maintain a healthy coat, reducing the risk of skin infections. The modest grooming needs of the Glen of Imaal Terrier is considered to be mid-maintenance requiring weekly brushing and combing. Dog Grooming Requirements should include bathing the dog on a monthly basis and making regular inspections of the teeth, eyes, nails and ears.
Glen of Imaal Terrier Litter Size: The litter size of this dog breed ranges from 3-5 puppies. Glen of Imaal Terrier puppies for sale can be obtained reputable breeders and from rescue centers. The cost of Glen of Imaal Terrier puppies varies depending on location, pedigree history and the dog breeder.
Glen of Imaal Terrier Temperament and personality: The temperament and personality of this popular dog breed is described as Energetic, Agile, Loyal, Courageous and Plucky.
Glen of Imaal Terrier Exercise Requirements: The exercise requirements of this breed of dog are moderate. The Glen of Imaal Terrier requires regular daily exercise consisting of about one hour every day. This medium sized dog has a strident, smooth, effortless gait with strides of a moderate length requiring a steady walking or jogging speed by the owner to meet the dogs exercise requirements. If the dog has more energy than you do, then teach your dog to play ball in a chase and catch game.
Glen of Imaal Terrier Diet: A fully grown Glen of Imaal should be fed twice a day. A diet consisting of a premium dog food can be balanced with fresh food eaten by the family. The question is What Can Dogs Eat?. Check out our comprehensive list of what dogs can and what dogs cannot eat.
Glen of Imaal Terrier Health Problems: Potential health problems of the Glen of Imaal Terrier breed include Skin Problems, Hip Dysplasia . Resolving health problems can prove to be expensive and it is always wise to obtain pet insurance or dog health insurance when buying a dog. Is the Glen of Imaal Terrier dog breed said to be Hypoallergenic? Answer: No.
Glen of Imaal Terrier Lifespan: The life expectancy of dogs vary according to the size, breed of dog and any serious health problems. The typical lifespan of the Glen of Imaal Terrier breed is 12-14 years.
Glen of Imaal Terrier Male Dog Names: Male Dog names are most often chosen to reflect favorite names of the owner or the strength, size, coloring and country of origin of the Glen of Imaal Terrier breed. To give you some inspiration regarding good male Glen of Imaal Terrier names our small selection might be of help with naming boy dogs. Out top male dog names are: Mccoy *** Conner *** Evin *** Madden *** Killian *** Brady *** Codie *** Blair *** Mick *** Shamus.
Glen of Imaal Terrier Female Dog Names: Female Dog names tend to be softer, prettier and reflect the temperament of the girl dog. Our top choice of good female Glen of Imaal Terrier names are Alvy *** Catlin *** Dympna *** Keely *** Moya *** Ona *** Seana *** Kiera *** Tawnie *** Maura.