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#106 BOLIO1

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Posted 02 March 2011 - 11:10 AM

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.

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Posted 02 March 2011 - 03:04 PM

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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Posted 02 March 2011 - 03:46 PM


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... http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub... 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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Posted 02 March 2011 - 06:07 PM



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... http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub... 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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Posted 09 March 2011 - 04:23 PM

let me know where it is working wheaten or glenn ?

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Posted 14 March 2011 - 04:54 PM

.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 .