Glen of Imaal Terrier Breed Maintenance
Overall, the Glen of Imaal Terrier is a low maintenance dog. He does require to be stripped twice a year . This means that his undercoat has to be plucked out either by hand or by using a stripping comb. It can be time consuming to strip him out completely but for overall skin and coat health, it is necessary. Aside from stripping him, the Glen of Imaal Terrier will shed little to no hair around the house. His ears should be cleaned weekly and the hairs in his ears need to be plucked every 2 to 3 weeks. The hair in his ears will trap moisture, dirt and oils that can cause ear infections, therefore it is important to pluck this hair and not simply cut it. Nails should be trimmed every 2 to 3 weeks. The hair between his toes and pads should also be trimmed when he has his nails done. The Glen of Imaal Terrier does not require weekly baths, but should be bathed at least 3 to 4 times a year and on an as needed basis. Since he has a harsh coat, when bathing, use shampoo that is specially formulated for dogs with wiry or harsh coat.