Terriers come in all shapes and sizes. When you decide that a terrier is the right type of dog for you, your next step will be to decide which breed of terrier you like. The Glen of Imaal Terrier is not a well-known terrier in the United States, but they are gaining popularity. The Glen, as they are affectionately called, is a sturdy, low-stationed dog with a scruffy appearance. Their personality is all terrier and they have a heart of gold! Bringing home a Glen of Imaal Terrier will bring joy, happiness, and mischief to the entire family. This Irish breed will need a strong, Irish name that embodies their personality.
Glen of Imaal Terrier Dog Names In Pop Culture
The Glen of Imaal Terrier named Emmet has been making waves in the conformation ring. He was shown by Kate Flack of Seattle, Washington, at the Eastern Copper Circuit Cluster conformation show hosted by the Yellowstone Valley Kennel Club on June 20, 2017 where he won best of breed under Judge Carol Graham. Emmet is also known as Grand Champion Keadeen’s Sir Emmet Mingus Glas. Emmet’s sire is Grand Champion Cill Dara’s Fergus of Daulton and his dam is Champion Liberty’s Colors of Keadeen. Emmet is owned by Amy Tighe and Jerry Kindall of Keadeen Glen of Imaal Terriers. Emmet is carrying on a strong family tradition since both his sire and dam have also been successful in the show ring.
The first Glen of Imaal Terrier purchased by Tighe and Kindall is Emmet’s grandfather, Grand Champion Finnabair Pride of Wicklow, or Stanley for short. Violet, Emmet’s dam, was the second Glen of Imaal Terrier that Tighe and Kindall purchased. She was bred at Liberty Glens, owned by Ara Lynn and is the daughter of Grand Champion Finnabair Pride of Wicklow and Champion Daulton Delivers Patience. Violet was brought home and almost immediately began enjoying great success in the show ring. Kindall formed a close bond with Violet and began showing her. Her first big win was at the All Terrier Club of Western Washington, where she won best of breed.
There are not many Glen of Imaal Terriers being shown within the state of Washington and that makes it difficult to finish a Glen’s championship without traveling outside of the state. However, in 2013, there were enough Glens entered at a show to make a major; a major in Glen of Imaal Terriers is four or more dogs entered at one show. Violet won at this show, going down in history as the first Glen of Imaal Terrier to win a major at a Washington state show. Violet went on to earn more points toward her championship, including two more major wins. She became the first Glen of Imaal Terrier to earn all of the points toward her championship in the state of Washington. Violet was even able to beat her father for best of breed at a few shows. In 2013, Violet was ranked #14 among all Glens being exhibited. While Violet has not completely retired from the show ring, she only occasionally can be found strutting her stuff around the ring. Instead, she can be found working towards her agility title. She can also be seen at barn hunts and nose work trials.
Glen of Imaal Terrier Dog Name Considerations
The Glen of Imaal Terrier is an interesting terrier. They are devoted, happy and exciting to watch. Being a terrier, they are a busy dog and do need a lot of exercise to keep them from becoming destructive. Glens will sound the alarm when strangers approach but are not typically barky. Finding a name to suit your new Glen of Imaal terrier should not be difficult. Being an Irish terrier, there are plenty of solid Irish names that would do your new companion justice. Many Irish names have great meanings that will describe your pup’s personality and are easy to pronounce for even the youngest member of your family. Connor is one such Irish name with a meaning that fits the personality of a Glen; it means strong-willed or wise. Cassidy is typically a boy name in Ireland; however, in the United States, it is typically a girl name. It means curly-haired which is perfect for the curly-coated Glen. Do not feel that you have to be locked into naming your new Glen of Imaal Terrier an Irish name. There are plenty of fun names that would suit your dog and let the world know that they are a terrier!