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The Breed's History:
The Glen of Imaal Terrier comes from Ireland and takes his name from the remote valley in County Wicklow where he originated. Fans of the Glen believe the breed is descended from dogs brought by settlers - who were awarded land in the valley in exchange for serving in Queen Elizabeth I's army - who mixed with the local canines.
The breed was developed as a multi-purpose hunter, and was used to hunt fox and badger and rid the home of rodents. Because of his tenacious spirit, he was also used in organized dogfights. One of his most interesting jobs was the role of spit dog, in which the dog worked a treadmill-like contraption that powered the rotation of a cooking spit.
The Glen was recognized by the Irish Kennel Club in 1933, one of the last of the Irish terriers to gain official recognition in Ireland. The Glen then had to wait 42 years before the British Kennel Club recognized the breed in 1975, and another 12 years before the American Kennel Club followed suit, in 1987.
The breed is still rare today, although the Glen is gaining popularity every year. He's proving to be an excellent family dog and, for some owners, he carries on his traditional role as a capable hunting companion.
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1 foot to 1 foot, 2 inch. (30,48 to 35,56 cm)
34 to 36 pounds (15,42 to 16,33 Kg)
12 to 15 years
Potential Health Issues:
Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA),
Von Willebrand's Disease
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