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Old 10-21-2012, 10:13 PM
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We have a customer who has a Glen of Imaal Terrier named Duffy and I love him! He's got the biggest head and the stubbiest legs and the wireiest fur and the sweetest disposition. That's all I really wanted to say, lol. I just love the dog!

Here's a picture of two Glen of Imaal Terriers, Duffy is grey like the one on the right:


Anyone know anything about the breed?
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Old 10-21-2012, 10:19 PM
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Here's an other picture so you can see how long they are!
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Old 10-22-2012, 06:45 AM
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I've not interacted with them really but a friend of mine seriously considered getting one years ago. The thing that stopped her is she was told by multiple breeders/owners that they can be very dog aggressive and some can't even live with opposite sex dogs.
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Old 10-22-2012, 08:52 AM
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Interesting, I guess I'm not super surprised to hear that, they are Terriers, after all, but Duffy is super friendly with other dogs! I guess she just got lucky with him then!
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I've never met one... Cute though!
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Old 10-22-2012, 10:40 AM
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Interesting, I guess I'm not super surprised to hear that, they are Terriers, after all, but Duffy is super friendly with other dogs! I guess she just got lucky with him then!
They were apparently used for dog fighting for quite a while, so elevated levels of dog aggression even for terriers wouldn't surprise me.

My parents' (rescued, of unknown origin) dog looks very much like one, but given their rarity I usually guess that he's a Wheaten/corgi cross.
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Old 10-22-2012, 10:43 AM
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They're cute in a wonky sort of way.

We have a Dandie Dinmont Terrier that shops at my store. He's my favorite customer dog ever, and his name is Watson.

He looks just like this one:
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I always used to mix the Dandie Dinmont Terrier and the Glen of Imaal Terrier! I felt so bad for Duffy's owner because I'd always forget which one he was, lol!
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They were apparently used for dog fighting for quite a while, so elevated levels of dog aggression even for terriers wouldn't surprise me.

My parents' (rescued, of unknown origin) dog looks very much like one, but given their rarity I usually guess that he's a Wheaten/corgi cross.
Duffy came in today and I talked to his owner a bit about the breed. She says that she hasn't heard of any higher rates of DA in the breed and of the three Glens she has met (in addition to Duffy) not one has been DA or DS. I've also not been able to find anything about them being historically used for dogfighting, though I guess it is possible. The historical information I have found says that they were used for hunting and herding.

I just noticed the link to the picture of your parents' dog! There seems to be some speculation that Wheatens went into making the Glen, so I can see how a Wheaten mix could look similar to one. He's handsome whatever he is!
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They were apparently used for dog fighting for quite a while, so elevated levels of dog aggression even for terriers wouldn't surprise me.

My parents' (rescued, of unknown origin) dog looks very much like one, but given their rarity I usually guess that he's a Wheaten/corgi cross.
possible but not likely they were ever used in organized fighting like the bulldogs. terriers in general just have elevated levels of dog aggression.
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