The Glen of Imaal Terrier is a dog with no-frills-- a small game hunter, fervid ratter and great rural working dog. This is a remarkable breed despite the plain look and basic Terrier head and face. Virtually all sources of Glen of Imaal Terrier information are in agreement that they are the least noise, least needy and calmest of all Terrier breeds. Still, they can stubborn dogs who must be kept working or they will quickly get into trouble. They are loving and cute, and can be wonderful companions to the right people, and they demand a master who's just as strong as them.
These Terriers enjoy a full-frontal challenge: physically and mentally, they are ready to get the job done, the hole dug and the vermin caught. They are great at the most intense agility games, and they excel at most every type of competition.
Easily the most noticeable aspect of the Glen of Imaal Terrier breed is the short, independently bowed front legs. These legs can dig through a lot of dirt, and they are the primary tools that lend to this little dog's great escape artist capabilities.
They are constantly on the move, and these Terriers need a purpose or they will practically burst. Glens need a moderate amount of outdoor exercise each day to be on their best behavior, but indoors will be calm couch potatoes!