TAUFIELD AUSSIES and GLENS

Breed Information Glens



Photo of NZ/AUS CH CHAS ASTRI MI ASTRI (Imp Nwy/NZ)
 
Astri is a 14in  glen

IRISH GLEN OF IMAAL TERRIER

THE GLEN  OF IMAAL TERRIER IS PRONE TO LATE ONSET PRA (an eye disease which causes them to go blind) 

there is now  a DNA test for this and my Fallon is DNA clear  any pups I have will be tested before leaving home

ALL GLENS SHOULD BE DNA TESTED for PRA

IF PUPS ARE FROM CLEAR/CLEAR PARENTS THEN THEY WILL NOT NEED TESTS AS THEY WILL BE PARENTAGE CLEAR

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From the NZKC breed standard 

History - The Glen of Imaal Terrier is an Irish dog of unknown origins, It is named for the Glen Of Imaal, i County Wicklow, Ireland. The Glen was first presented publicly at an Irish dog show in 1933. Like many similarly built low-to-the-ground, powerful terriers, he was bred to hunt and kill animals living in the ground, such as foxes and badgers. The dogwould go onto the animals den to drag it out. Glen Of Imaal Terriers were even pitted in timed trials against live badgers to test their gamenessuntil such events were banned. Unlike Lakeland Terriers and Fox Terriers, the Glen Of Imaal is supposed to work silently. It may also have been used for dog fighting entertainment and to turn spits cooking meats over a fire by trotting on a treadmill for hours at a time. This spunky little terrier serves mostly as a companion dog today, but he can still catch vermin.

Temperament - The Glen Of Imaal is a spirited and cocky little dog. Tough and game when hunting, otherwise mild-mannered and calm indoors. They are intelligent, but also late bloomers. Very brave, stubborn and rambunctious. It is patient, loyal, peaceful and gentle with the family. These excessivly devoted dogs like to be near their owners and make fine family pets. They are playful and excellent with children. These dogs will bark if they detect danger but will rarely bark without reason. They respond well to obedience training and can be taught to retrieve. Glens are keen to learn, but they sometimes try to dominate and can be stubborn.

Upkeep -   The Glen must have daily exercise. It will do much to exercise itself given the room, but it profits froma good walk on leash. a vigorous play session or an off-lead outing in a safe area. This breed can live outdoorsin a temperate to warm climate, but it does better as an indoor dog with access to a secure yard. The Glen is easy to groom =, but it does require stripping twice a year. Cut under the tail with scissors as needed. The hair in the ears should be plucked out regularly and the hair between the pads of the feet should be removed. Show dogs require a lot more grooming. The breed shed little to no hair.

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AUSTRALIAN BREED STANDARD for GLEN OF IMAAL TERRIER (Kennel Club 1994)

General Appearance -  Medium sized with medium length coat, great strength with impression of maximum substance for the size of the dog. Body longer than high.

Characteristics  -  Active. agile and silent when working. Native Co Wicklow and named after the Glen Of Imaal.

Temprament -  Game and spirited with great courage when called upon, otherwise gentle and docile

Head and Skull - Of good width and fair length with powerful foreface. Muzzle to taper towards nose. Well defined stop. Nose Black.

Eyes - Brown, medium size, round and set well apart.  Light eyes undesirable.

Ears - Small, rose or half-pricked when alert, thrown back when in repose. Full drop or prick undesirable.

Mouth - Jaws strong, with a perfect, regular and complete scissor bite, 1.e, upper teeth closely overlapping the lower teeth and set square to the jaws. Teeth of good size.

Neck - Very muscular and of moderate length.

Forequarters -  Shoulders broad, muscular and well laid back. Forelegs short, bowed and well boned.

Body -  Deep and of medium length slightly longer than height at withers. Well sprung ribs with neither flat nor barrel appearance. Chest wide and strong. Topline rising to a strong loin.

Hindquarters - Strong well muscled, with good thighs and good bend of stifle. Hocks turned neither in nor out.

Feet - Compact and  strong with rounded pads. Front feet to turn out slighly from pastern.

Tail - Strong at root, well set on and carried gaily. Docking optional.

Gait/Movement - Free in action. Covers the ground effortlessly with good drive behind.

Coat - Medium length, of harsh texture with soft undercoat. Coat may be tidied to present a neat outline.

Colour - Blue, Brindle, and Wheaten (all shades)

Size - Height 35-36cms (14ins) at the shoulder is maximum height for  dogs and bitches.

Faults - Any departure from the forgoing points should be considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree.

Note - Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles filly descended into the scrotum.

THOUGH NOT IN THE STANDARD THE WEIGHT OF A GLEN AT 14INS CAN BE 35LBS

Also in the Irish standard the colour Brindle is stated as Blue Brindle.

 

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From the website of the Irish Glen Of Imaal Terrier Sporting Club Of Ireland (founded 2004)

 IRISH BREED STANDARD for THE IRISH GLEN OF IMAAL TERRIER (FCI)

Brief Historical Summary
Like many dogs in the Terrier group, not really appreciated by gentlemen sportsmen before the middle of the 19th century, the Irish Glen of Imaal is an old breed which was simply ignored for a long time, rather than a result of later experiments.  He is very much a local dog, confined to the bleak area of the Irish Glen Of Imaal. The farmers of this area, who were descended from soldiers given the land in the 16th and 17th centuries as payment for services rendered to the British crown, had to utilise their natural cunning and dexterityto survive in this harsh terrain. A dog, which could not pull his weight in the day-to-day struggle for existence could not br tolorated. So he had to spend long hours propelling dog wheels and was often pitted against other dogs in the dubious sport of dog-fighting, customs which have now disappeared. Before the Irish Glen Of Imaal Terrier became known at dog shows, he evovled through generations of hard work into the strong sturdy dog we know today. The Irish Kennel Club gave official recognition to the breed in 1934 and a cclub to promote it's interests was soon formed.

The Breed Standard
General Appearance -
Medium sized dog with medium length coat, great strength with impression of maximum substance for the size of the dog. Body longer than high.

Characteristics - Active, agile and silent when working. Native of County Wicklow and named after the Glen Of Imaal.

Head and Skull - Of good width and fair length with powerful foreface. Muzzle to taper towards nose. Well defined stop. Nose must be black.

Ears - Small, rose or half-pricked when alert, thrown back when in repose. Full drop or prick undesirable.

Mouth - Jaws strong, with a perfect, regular and complete scissor bite, i.e: upper teeth closely overlapping the lower teeth and set square to the jaws. Teeth of good size. Level bite acceptable.

Neck - Very muscular and of moderate length.

Forequarters - Shoulder broad, muscular and well layed back. Forelegs short, bowed and well boned.

Body - Deep and of medium length, slightly longer than high at withers. Well sprung ribs neither flat nor barrel appearance. Chest wide and strong. Topline straight.

Hindquarters - Strong well muscled, with good thighs and good bend at stifle. Hocks turned neither in nor out.

Feet - Compact and strong with rounded pads. Front feet to turn slightly from pastern.

Tail - Strong at root, well set on and carried gaily. Tail is docked.

Gait/Movement - Free in action. Covers ground effortlessly and with good drive from behind.

Coat - Medium in length, of harsh texture with soft undercoat.Coat may be tidied to present a neat outline.

Size - 14inches at the shoulder is the maximum height for dogs and bitches.

Colour - Blue. Blue Brindle, Wheaten (all shades)

Faults - Any departure from the foregoingshould be considered a fault and the seriousnesswith which the fault should be regarded in exact proportion to it's degree.

Note - Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles. Fully descended into the scrotum.

        

 

Comments -

When you are judging a Glen, the exterior and temperament, you have to keep in mind their background and for what purpose the dog was primarily used.  In hunting  the Glen was used especially as earth dogs with badgers as a speciatly.  The breed was also used for hunting otters which develpoed skills for hunting in water. It is against this background the breed specific details should be considered.

The breed is a low set build but belongs, in spite of this, to the section for large to medium sized terriers. There the Glens are included together with the other domestic terrier breeds. One explanation for this could be that the Glen was performing the same hunting trial "Teastas Misneac Certificate" as the other domestic terrier breeds to achieve the champion title.

The Glen is a dog with  a typical terrier temper. A fearless dog that could put eventual enemies in place, so there was no doubt about who was the strongest. The breed is an excellent family dog and could be described as a dog with peaceful and friendly temper and with a gentle and docile character.

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