Oh Dear!!!!

For the first time since the late 90s it has come to the attention that a dog dealer has decided to try Glen of Imaal Terriers. The original person imported a full litter and got stuck with some of them after they passed the cute 10-12 week stage and said they wouldn’t be doing it again and is as far as is known they haven’t.

This time somebody was offered the choice of six Glens and it was delivered to them. They were given paperwork of two separate pedigrees and told that their Glen was a brindle. The wheaten Glen is a very handsome individual and the owner of the bitch on the pedigree says she has never had a litter. Curiousity abounds as to where the other five have gone?

This is hopefully read by the converted but just in case you are reading this courtesy of an internet search for information on Glen puppies please remember the above….and the following.

Yes, the owner has a Glen but where from? Some of the breed have a very strong instinct not really suitable for a totally domestic enviroment.Yes, the owner has a Glen but what about health testing? All responsible breeders now eye test their dogs through Optigen or Bochum. Yes, the owner has a Glen but what if help is needed later? There is assistance out there but what about being able to speak to somebody who knows the parents?

If you want a Glen of Imaal Terrier puppy PLEASE use a reputable breeder and if in doubt ask for references. All Glen people will be happy to introduce you to somebody else with the breed.

Puppy Power!!!

There are quite a lot of Glen of Imaal Terrier puppies around at the moment. Far be it from us to tell anybody where to go but one thing should be remembered. There is now a DNA marker for the eye problem that Glens have (PRA) so do make sure the parents have been tested and ask to see the result!