Glen Of Imaal Terrier Dog Breed
- Other names:
- Irish Glen Imaal Terrier
- Wicklow Terrier
Pronunciation: [ Glen uhv EE-mahl TAIR-ee-uhr ]
The Glen of Imaal Terrier is a dog breed that has been around for a few centuries. They were said to have been conceived in the late 16th century when mercenaries — hired by England's Queen Elizabeth I (to put down the rebellion in Ireland) — settled down in the Wicklow Mountains of Ireland. They apparently had their hounds breed with regional terriers, and thus was born the Glen of Imaal Terrier. The breed was recognized by the Irish Kennel Club in 1934, by The Kennel Club in 1975 and by the American Kennel Club in 2004.