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The Glen is “recognised” as an Irish Native Breed. All countries that are FCI members, the Australian, Canadian, English & New Zealand Kennel Clubs all list the breed. In America both the American Kennel Club and the United Kennel Club recognise the Glen
The breed standard (blueprint of the breed) varies slightly between the FCI, EKC, AKC and the NZKC but they all definitely portray the same breed!
Glen of Imaal Terriers are an achrondroplasic breed. This is not a disease or a health problem, it is a description of what they are. A big dog on little legs. A big dog with a big body and some things are not necessarily shrunk when legs get smaller.
Be prepared for your bitch to have a huge vulva when in season and your dog to have “equipment a Great Dane would not be ashamed of! They may seem strange things to note but they are something you certainly will when seen for the first time.
Health and Glen of Imaal Terriers are usually two words that go together but, as in all living things, problems sometimes occur. The odds say your Glen will rarely visit the vet but, just in case, do have a look at the health section which may put a few worries to rest first.
Glen of Imaal Terriers need to know the basics of good behaviour. Their name, coming and waiting are things relatively easy to teach. Your Glen will also teach you to wait until he is ready to do these things but a compromise can generally be worked out!
Some Glens have done quite serious training and the number with the Kennel Club Good Citizen Test (Bronze) grows yearly. Some have gone on to do the Silver. Good manners maketh the man and they also maketh the dog.