Irish Glen of Imaal Terrier
appearance, characteristics, temperament:
Medium sized with medium length coat, great strength
with the impression of maximum substance for the
size of the dog. Body longer than high and low to
the ground. Active, agile and silent when working.
Game and spirited with great courage when called
upon, otherwise gentle and docile, who oozes personality;
his loyal and affectionate nature makes him a very
acceptable house dog and companion. The Irish Glen
of Imaal Terrier is said to be less easily excited
that other terriers, though he is always ready to
give chase when called on. Native of County Wicklow
and named after the Glen of Imaal.
Head and skull:
Of good width, of fair length. A foreface of power.
Nose black. A pronounced stop, tapering to the nose.
Eyes: Brown, medium size, round, well set apart.
Light eyes should be penalised.
Small, rose or half pricked when alert, thrown back
in repose. Full drop or prick undesirable.
Jaws strong, teeth sound, regular, strong of good
Very muscular and of moderate length.
broad, muscular and well laid back. Forelegs short,
bowed and well bowed.
and long, and longer than high. Topline straight,
i e level. Strong loin, ribs well sprung. Chest
wide and strong.
Strong and well muscled, with good thighs and good
bend of stifle. Hocks turned neither in nor out.
Compacted and strong with rounded pads. Front feet
to turn out slightly from pastern.
Docked. Strong at root, well set on and carried
gaily. Pups tails' docked to half length. Natural
tails (undocked) allowed in countries where docking
is banned (against the law).
/ movement: Free not hackneyed. Covers the ground
effortlessly with good drive behind.
Medium length, of harsh texture with soft undercoat.
Coat may be tidied to present neat outline.
Blue/brindle but not toning to black. Wheaten -
from a light wheaten colour to a golden reddish
/ size: 14" (35.5cm) at the shoulder is the
maximum height for dogs. Weight 35lb (16kg). Bitches
Height: 12½" Approximate length: 23"
in 14" Glens.
Puppies usually born true to type. In colour wheaten,
reddish, blue masks are usually an inky blue, there
may be a streak of blue down the back, on tail and
ears. The darker markings will clear with maturity.
AND TAN COLOUR
bite, overshot bite, wry mouth
short in body
POINTS OF IMPORTANCE IN THE IRISH GLEN OF IMAAL
Dilution of colour:
It is worth while noting that dilution can occur
in mating blue/brindle to blue/brindle. You can
get some light wheaten, slate and tan, and silver-blue.
Care must be taken in watching pigmentation when
breeding these dogs.
Issued by the Irish Glen of Imaal Terrier and Breeders
Copyright held by the Irish Kennel Club and the
Irish Glen of Imaal Terrier Owners and Breeders