Deep and long, and longer than high. Topline straight, i e level. Strong loin, ribs well sprung. Chest wide and strong.
Hindquarters: Strong and well muscled, with good thighs and good bend of stifle. Hocks turned neither in nor out.
Feet: Compacted and strong with rounded pads. Front feet to turn out slightly from pastern.
Tails: Docked. Strong at root, well set on and carried gaily. Pups tails' docked to half length. Natural tails (undocked) allowed in countries where docking is banned (against the law).
Gait / movement: Free not hackneyed. Covers the ground effortlessly with good drive behind.
Coat: Medium length, of harsh texture with soft undercoat. Coat may be tidied to present neat outline.
Colour: Blue/brindle but not toning to black. Wheaten - from a light wheaten colour to a golden reddish shade.
Weight / size: 14" (35.5cm) at the shoulder is the maximum height for dogs. Weight 35lb (16kg). Bitches accordingly.
Minimum Height: 12½" Approximate length: 23" in 14" Glens.
Puppies usually born true to type. In colour wheaten, reddish, blue masks are usually an inky blue, there may be a streak of blue down the back, on tail and ears. The darker markings will clear with maturity.
BLACK AND TAN COLOUR
Undershot bite, overshot bite, wry mouth
Too short in body
POINTS OF IMPORTANCE IN THE IRISH GLEN OF IMAAL TERRIER
Dilution of colour:
It is worth while noting that dilution can occur in mating blue/brindle to blue/brindle. You can get some light wheaten, slate and tan, and silver-blue. Care must be taken in watching pigmentation when breeding these dogs.
Issued by the Irish Glen of Imaal Terrier and Breeders Association
Copyright held by the Irish Kennel Club and the Irish Glen of Imaal Terrier Owners and Breeders Association (1999)
A current copy of the Standard for the Irish Glen of Imaal Terrier can be seen at the Native Breeds page of the Irish Kennel Club website