As thoughts turn to Spring..

Yes of course the current mild spell is only temporary, but as soon as January arrives thoughts turn to Spring and sometimes a new puppy for the family. Glen of Imaal Terriers are a great breed and should certainly be on the list for consideration but as you peruse the internet please try to remember a couple of things. Any responsible breeder will be able (and willing) to talk about PRA in the breed and show you-by paperwork or email-the current status of the sire and dam of any puppies they have. Also a liver coloured(brown nose and pads) Glen may look very cute and will make a great pet but if you have any ideas of possibly having a litter yourself it would make sense to either think wheaten or brindle.

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9 thoughts on “As thoughts turn to Spring..

  1. It is also worth noting that, if you are considering a litter yourself, that siblings of a liver puppy have a 2:1 chance of carrying this “not an approved “colour.

  2. If you are thinking about a litter put enough money aside if you have a problem with the litter and think long and hard why you want a litter and are you prepared keep any that cannot be sold.
    Second have a good look for the dog that suits your bitch you should start look 12 months before and see if the owner is approves. If you have other dogs have you the facilites to seperate them and for the pups they are destructive beggars and facilities to keep any that are unsold.

  3. It seems that not only do we now have brindle Glens,as opposed to the blue brindle (no comma) mentioned in THE standard, we now have liver/chocolate! I must admit that this is the first I’ve heard of this colour, i presume there’s n outcross there somewhere, anyone have a theory as to what breed contributed this colour? Plummer and Frain attributed the addition of chocolate to fell and Patterdale strains to a cross with a liver cocker, my reading of it was it was one mating. I find this both interesting and very plausible. Any comments?

  4. The chocolate comes from a x with Lakeland terriers in the late 1940s and early fifities into a line of Glens, Frank Fallon told my father this in 1958 . Dad stayed away from that breeding and kept to the type bred by Mick Bryne and Paddy Brennan, Pink noses came from xing with bull breeds. Sputnik the good digging Glen from the mid and late 1960s had a pink nose.

  5. They were pedigree but he didnt register them their was no interest in the UK and they were all for digging and the dogs that worked stayed and were bred from and thats how we bred best to best.

  6. Just out of interest, does any one know why black and tans were excluded? I do know the old terrier men had no problem with them.

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