Glen Quiz: the fail-safe way to know if a Glen is right for you

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There are many cute things about a Glen of Imaal Terrier, but also a few quirky elements that make this breed not suitable for just any dog lover. It’s not enough to fall in love with its scruffy looks and to dream of owning a rare dog, there are a few questions you need to ask yourself first.

We’ve made things super easy for you, with a quiz that will show you if the Glen of Imaal Terrier is the right match for your personality and lifestyle. You can answer each question with a YES or a NO, and at the end we’ll give you the solution to your Glen dilemma.


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  1. Are you prepared to look after a dog for 12 years or more? Think hard about the compulsory walks, the visits to the vet, the money spent on food and medical care, and all the other responsibilities you’re taking on when becoming a dog owner.
  2. Are you aware that the cute Glen puppy you consider bringing into your family will grow up and display many of the unique personality traits of the breed?
  3. Are you prepared to raise a powerful, strong dog? Even though the Glen of Imaal Terrier is a dwarf breed, mature dogs often weigh up to 45 lbs. and could potentially run off-leash, or bring down any child under the age of ten who accompany them outside without the supervision of an adult.
  4. Are you willing to become the responsible owner of a potentially over-zealous Glen? Remember, it’s in their DNA to work and hunt, even fight other dogs in competitions of this sort. Your Glen will not back down from a fight with another dog, so this means you should be willing to learn the signs of an imminent attack and train your dog accordingly.
  5. Are you ready for a dog with a challenging personality? There’s never a dull day with a Glen, a dog that will take advantage of a weak owner. What the Glen of Imaal Terrier needs is an owner that teaches him respect and manners, a confident person with a calm, relaxed and fair attitude.
  6. Are you aware that “the hunter” Glen will consider any small animal its prey and will chase and hunt any rabbit, chicken, cat, squirrel or other wildlife in sight? This breed needs supervision, training and rules to help tame their working dog skills.
  7. Are you willing to spend the next 12 – 15 years establishing and protecting your alpha dog position in the family hierarchy? The Glen of Imaal Terrier has a strong sense of superiority and will try to impose his own rules, unless you make it abundantly clear to him who’s the “leader of the pack”.
  8. Are you ready to keep your Glen physically active every day? Here we have a dog that loves the outdoors, and will need plenty of supervised game time.
  9. Are you prepared to love and discipline this rare dog, and give it the respect and commitment it deserves?


The Glen of Imaal Terrier and you are a perfect match! Take good care of your dog and it will take good care of you!

Here’s the next step in becoming a Glen owner: the essential things when choosing a Glen of Imaal Terrier puppy.


Thank You!

Thanks for giving us the truth. Unfortunately, the Glen of Imaal Terrier is not the breed for you, but there are other dogs that will better match your personality and lifestyle.

Keep looking and you will find your perfect dog match!


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