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Glen of Imaal Terrier Breed Information

This breed is believed to have developed in Ireland. They were used as hunting dogs, mainly to hunt down badgers. Glen of Imaal Terrier, was recognized by the American Kennel Club, in the year 2004. This breed was also used as working dogs in the earlier days. They were sturdy in appearance, and have short legs, when compared to their body. They have broad head and also strong and tapering muzzle. Their teeth are either set in level or in scissor bite. They have strong tail, which is either left natural or docked right after their birth. Their ears are usually pricked. The coat covering the body of the breed is not short and also not so long. They have a rough outer coat and also a smooth undercoat. They are available in different colour combination varying from brindle, tan and also blue. They are loving, loyal and also patient breed. They are calm, affectionate and also get easily attached to their master and family. They are smart dogs, but are not fast learners; hence it can be a hard work to train this breed. But if trained properly this breed can be a wonderful companion. They can be stubborn and also dominant at times. They should be trained by a firm and also calm leader. They are friendly with other animals and also children, but they should never be left alone with kids, as both teams can hurt each other unintentionally. They should be kept way from smaller household pets like hamsters and also rabbits. They can shy and reserved around strangers, this can be cleared with proper socialization, which should start from an early age. The average height of a healthy Glen of Imaal Terrier is 36 cm to 37 cm and the average weight of this breed is 16 kg to 17 kg. They can adjust in apartment, as long as they are provided with sufficient exercise. They are not loud barkers; hence they are perfect for urban life. They are comfortable in every climate, but rather avoid extreme cold and hot climates. They should be brushed and also combed every day, and requires no other special grooming. The average life expectancy of this breed is 13 years to 14 years.

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