Glen Of Imaal Terrier

The Glen Of Imaal Terrier is a small robust dog with a distinctive harsh coat. It originates from County Wicklow in Ireland. Sadly, numbers have dwindled over the years making it a Native Vulnerable Breed, although there are encouraging signs the breed is making a comeback.

Glen Of Imaal Terrier breed group

The Glen of Imaal belongs to the terrier group. In fact, it is one of the quieter dogs in the terrier category.

Size of the Glen of Imaal Terrier

The Glen is a small dog, with short legs and is rather long in the body.

Colour varieties of the Glen of Imaal Terrier

The breed is seen in a handful of coulours and markings:

  • Blue
  • Blue Brindle
  • Brindle
  • Wheaten

Country of origin

The Glen of Imaal terrier originates from County Wicklow in Ireand.

Size and weight of the Glen of Imaal Terrier

Height at the withers: Bitch 30-36 cms
Height at the withers: Dog 30-36 cms

Weight: Bitch 16 kg
Weight: Dog 16 kg

Grooming requirements of the Glen of Imaal Terrier

The coat requires brushing a couple of times a week with a soft slicker brush to keep the coat tangle free. The harsh coat can be hand stripped by a professional groomer or simply trimmed to tidy the coat.


Yes, the Glen does not shed fur so may be a suitable choice of dog for allergy sufferers.

Other necessary costs to consider when owning any dog

Don’t forget to budget for other regular treatments that are not covered by pet insurance:

  • Worming
  • Flea treatments
  • Annual vaccination boosters
  • Dental treatment

Many veterinary practices now offer monthly budget schemes to allow you to spread the cost of boosters and treatments
over the year.