Glen of Imaal terriers are energetic and tenacious, but they tend to be more even-tempered, more easygoing, and less vocal than most other terriers. While they love activity, they are not demanding, and are happy to relax by their owner’s side.Their bark is deep and authoritative, like that of a much larger dog, and they are said to be good watch dogs.The “Glen sit,” in which the dog sits on its hind end and holds its entire body vertical, is a posture not commonly seen in other breeds.

As terriers, Glens can have a stubborn streak, but they respond well to a firm hand and can withstand correction when necessary. They are intelligent, learn quickly, and socialize easily. They are typically fearless and loyal, and are superb with people, including children.By maturity, most Glens develop a high prey drive  and will readily go for vermin such as rats, so they need to be well-socialized with other animals when young—particularly with household pets that they might mistake for quarry, such as cats and rabbits.

When looking for a puppy to purchase it is highly recommended to contact any of the Breed Clubs we have listed for this breed since it is they who should be able to put you in touch with members who have bred litters according to their Club’s Code of Ethics.

BUYER BEWARE; Some breeders listed here may not be members of a Glen of Imaal Terrier Breed Club, there may be good reasons for this, but ask the question before you enter into any transaction.


BOCHUM ; Fire & Ice Stefanie, Norman und Caroline Blänkner 0049 (0) 234 770318


HEREFORDSHIRE ; Romainville Kathy & Natalie George 01432 880819
LINCOLNSHIRE ; Jeonty Jean Rogers +(0)1205 820 791 UK


NH , New Ipswich; LIBERTY Ara Lynn +603 878 3552