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I owned and hunted with a Glen bitch over thirty years ago and saw one or two trialling many years ago. The only one I remember seeing that had much success was called Bosco, I think! My bitch had a powerful set of teeth and jaws on her.....for such a small dog..... but no more powerful than a Wheaten, from which the Glen originally sprang. Even in Ireland in those days the vast majority of terrier men used Wheatens or staffs in preference to Glens. Then the proper type bulldog became available and even these breeds took a back seat.

As far as size goes the most successful dog I remember for actually banking his game was a very large Wheaten dog called Diddycye Finn (originally called Bruce when owned by D.G. in the North).

You just can't compare pitbulls with any other breeds imho.

You hit the nail on the head.Thats why I turned the question back around to the fella. Ive 2 Glenns and I am happy enough with them.Each to there own.Sure if we where all the same it would be a boring place.I done alot of bite work and attack work with much bigger dogs.I was pleasantly surprised with how strong these Glenns can be.ATB Ray.

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Raymond-I didnt think you asked me a question, but rather made a rhetorical statement. If the question was what can an APBT do that a Glenn cant, then my answer would be, beat him in a race, and go thru a cockleburr patch and not have any tangled in his coat... ;) Seriously though, I suspect the odds of finding a solid APBT would be far easier than finding a Glenn of equal caliber here in the US. I also suspect that if used as a draw dog on badger/coyote here the APBT would prove to have more sand than a Glenn if pushed hard. We have plenty of bulldogs here that go 30lbs, so your not even guaranteed of having the smaller dog.

 

Take care.

I suggest you get one and grow it on.You will at least learn from experience. Your going of the point.The subject was not about racing and that. Ive heard so much about Glenns from people who heard this and that. I suggest to these people get one and enjoy it.The only advantage I could see your apb having is its legs are longer than my Glenns..Have you a 24lb apb that could bite like a crocodile.I have a Glenn that can.

Raymond- I think your missing point and wearing your breed on your sleeve. Doc knows us and knows we are in the States. So his point was why pay the big $$$ for a Glenn which by most accounts are very few in numbers and of the few not really being worked. The apbt is very prevailent here and could do the same as a Glenn for what WE wanted to do. You put a 24lb Glenn in a tube with a coyote well......it wont be a happy ending, from what I've seen 30 plus on the lower end.- Stunt

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Raymond-I didnt think you asked me a question, but rather made a rhetorical statement. If the question was what can an APBT do that a Glenn cant, then my answer would be, beat him in a race, and go thru a cockleburr patch and not have any tangled in his coat... ;) Seriously though, I suspect the odds of finding a solid APBT would be far easier than finding a Glenn of equal caliber here in the US. I also suspect that if used as a draw dog on badger/coyote here the APBT would prove to have more sand than a Glenn if pushed hard. We have plenty of bulldogs here that go 30lbs, so your not even guaranteed of having the smaller dog.

 

Take care.

I suggest you get one and grow it on.You will at least learn from experience. Your going of the point.The subject was not about racing and that. Ive heard so much about Glenns from people who heard this and that. I suggest to these people get one and enjoy it.The only advantage I could see your apb having is its legs are longer than my Glenns..Have you a 24lb apb that could bite like a crocodile.I have a Glenn that can.

Raymond- I think your missing point and wearing your breed on your sleeve. Doc knows us and knows we are in the States. So his point was why pay the big $$$ for a Glenn which by most accounts are very few in numbers and of the few not really being worked. The apbt is very prevailent here and could do the same as a Glenn for what WE wanted to do. You put a 24lb Glenn in a tube with a coyote well......it wont be a happy ending, from what I've seen 30 plus on the lower end.- Stunt

We could go around in circles with this. Did you read billybunters reply,what his Glenn done to a mastiff.Now that a big powerfull dog.I have had much better dogs than Glenns. Im working them and not pits.If I wanted pits Id get one. You get a decent Glenn and put up against the yote and I bet you will be very surprised.I have 2 beagles, Im working them,why not get a different dog to do the job.I chose beagles like I chose Glenns.I could have got wheatens instead.So these proven pits I wouldnt say they come cheap.Like I said a couple of replies ago each to there own. Some people chose patterdales over lakelands and vice versa.They both do jobs.

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.Have you a 24lb apb that could bite like a crocodile.I have a Glenn that can.

 

raymond i have a english mastiff that has no fear of anything or anybody but just before xmas it cost me nearly 200 euros of vet bills to injuries caused from one of my 28lb glens and they certainly do bite like a croc

i look for glen of imaal terrier or working wheaten terrier .

if anybody know working ones , let me know .

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I have seen a few that were rated highly by the man that had them to say I was disappointed would be a understatement.

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That's the thing I've only ever seen show bred things never seen any work only ever read about them I'd be interested to see if there are any old school type still about

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I owned and hunted with a Glen bitch over thirty years ago and saw one or two trialling many years ago. The only one I remember seeing that had much success was called Bosco, I think! My bitch had a powerful set of teeth and jaws on her.....for such a small dog..... but no more powerful than a Wheaten, from which the Glen originally sprang. Even in Ireland in those days the vast majority of terrier men used Wheatens or staffs in preference to Glens. Then the proper type bulldog became available and even these breeds took a back seat.As far as size goes the most successful dog I remember for actually banking his game was a very large Wheaten dog called Diddycye Finn (originally called Bruce when owned by D.G. in the North).You just can't compare pitbulls with any other breeds imho.

You hit the nail on the head.Thats why I turned the question back around to the fella. Ive 2 Glenns and I am happy enough with them.Each to there own.Sure if we where all the same it would be a boring place.I done alot of bite work and attack work with much bigger dogs.I was pleasantly surprised with how strong these Glenns can be.ATB Ray.

 

Ray had you got one of them down in tommy cullens first show.

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My digging mate had one years ago small bitch excel in pipes but very hard no respect for anything the father was a hard dog but just a drawing dog to big put what we had at time over the bitch red fell dog pups did ok but a bit reckless I had a dog pup of them but ended up a biter and as my kids were only young had to part with it my mate had a couple litters of her and kept a few back and we had some sport with them we were talking about here a few weeks ago and worked out it was 25 years ago were does the time go

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Pic of a decent one I had many years ago

 

Can you delete some of your messages as I'm trying to message you. Cheers

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