Looking for a Glen of Imaal Terrier?

A Glen of Imaal Terrier is quite a breed, as these photographs from around the world show, but that superb cuteness needs seriously looking into. The internet is always a good place to start but you MUST meet a Glen and preferably more than one.

If possible meet them at shows, at home and out on walks, in fact meet them as many places as possible so you start to see the dog rather than the great teddy bear impersonator.

...but what about....

Glen of Imaal Terriers are adored by "their people" and getting swept up in their enthusiasm can sometimes mean things that should be asked (or thought about) get forgotten. So do remember to find out about coat care, exercise, grooming, temperament,  suitability for what you want  and  health There are even things like how to feed to be decided!


Again the internet is great but actually asking the right person may sort out a few things better in your mind. We are all used to making the computer first port of call these days, and the links above are very useful, but it is still GOOD TO TALK which is why BREED BUDDIES exist.

BREED BUDDIES are there to answer any questions about a Glen. The names below are individual Glen of Imaal Terrier people who have volunteered to share their knowledge of the breed. They are only human though and won’t know everything but they should be able to help or know somebody who can. Of course being breed folk they can talk about Health Tests for Glens but they aren’t vets. If you have any medical concerns your vet is the person to talk to.

Scotland:            Karen Forbes  07805408042 karen.e.forbes@btinternet.com

North East:          Ann Quinn    01609 760356   annsglensinthemud@btinternet.com

Humberside/S Yorks: Anne Hardy anmeha@aol.com

East Midlands:    Liz Gay   01777 818894   malsville@rbt-int.com

Central England: Sue Boswell 07950537503  diademhill@gmail.com

Lincolnshire:       Jean Rogers  01205 820791  jean@e-f-g.co.uk

Bedfordshire:      Julia Hannington  01582 665697   juliahannington@hotmail.com

North Wales:       Wendy Tobijanski  01691 770930   janskiceskys@btinternet.com

Mid Wales:          Jane Alstead    jane@pantcottages.com

Shrops/Staff:       Jane Withers  janewithers2@hotmail.com

Oxford/Warks:     Alistair Dunning  07801 752035   alistair@dpp.co.uk

Hereford/Worcester:  Kathy George  01432 880819   kathybillywhizz1@gmail.com

West Sussex/Surrey/Hants: Alison Seall  01403 269038   bregorrey@gmail.com

London/East Sussex: Lynne Fraser 07974 293121  lynnejfraser@gmail.com 

Essex/Kent:        Joanne Sage j-jsage@hotmail.co.uk

Devon/Cornwall:  Katie Grassby 0771 781 3029

If you would like to talk to somebody and are US resident Jo Lynn is happy to be first port of call as is Sue Sutton for any Irish enquiries 

If you aren't covered by any of the above regions and would like to talk to somebody possibly the secretary may be able to point you in the right direction.