GLEN OF IMAAL TERRIER DOGS FROM LIBERTY KENNEL
Liberty Glen of Imaal Terrier puppies are whelped in our bedroom and raised in the house until they are old enough to explore out of doors. Their mother then teaches them to hunt and to learn Glen ways. We take great pride in our experience with “matchmaking” and can provide you with the right dog when you tell us enough about yourself and your expectations. Dog personalities begin to develop around 5 weeks of age; we make firm opinions on show/breeding prospects at 8 weeks; puppies go to their new homes starting at 9-10 weeks (weather permitting for airline travel). All puppies will have been started on their shots and will come with a veterinary health certificate and full instructions from us on care and training. When your Glen of Imaal Terrier comes from us, we provide ongoing support and advice for any problem that may arise throughout the life of your dog. If for any reason you cannot keep a Liberty Glen, it must be returned to us.
Glen of Imaal Terriers are still quite rare with a small gene pool worldwide. Although it is a tough and generally very healthy breed, it is, like any other animal or human, a living creature. This breed is just getting established in the USA and we do not yet have extensive knowledge on potential inherited health problems. At Liberty we are very interested in Glen health issues; we participated in PRA research and we screen our breeding stock for standard canine health problems like eyes, hips, and elbows. We stay in touch with other breeders and our pet owners and collect long term health information on Glens. We breed for healthy dogs and we try to in-breed as little as possible because our philosophy is that more genetic diversity leads to healthier individuals. However, our only health guarantee is that will never go blind from crd3, which is the Glen form of PRA, and that your dog will arrive in good health. You will have 72 hours from your dog’s arrival to confirm this fact by bringing your new dog to visit your own veterinarian. We also now screen our breeding stock for one of the genes associated with Degenerative Myelopathy, which can cause nerve deterioration in old age, so that we don’t inadvertently breed Glens at risk for developing this disease.
Our pet puppies cost $2500; show prospects start at $3000 USD. Pets are not for breeding; if you think you may want to breed down the road, you should ask for a show prospect.
We do ship. Over the years we have learned by experience which airlines to chose and if necessary, which connecting airports are best for pets. We charge $500 to ship by air. An airline-approved size medium (27 x 21 x 19 inch) crate, if provided by us, is $85. Our crate should be useful through the housebreaking period. Puppies will be shipped from Boston MA (Logan) or Hartford CT (Bradley) via airlines and schedules approved by Liberty Kennel. Ara Lynn will make the shipping arrangements for you. If you live in Canada, please pick up your puppy. Shipping a puppy via air cargo into Canada no longer a viable method of transportation. Glen puppies up to the age of about 10 weeks will fit into a carry-on bag and can accompany you in the passenger cabin. The closest airport if you will be picking up your puppy and bringing it home with you in cabin is Manchester, NH (MHT). Boston (BOS) is also an option.
Liberty Kennel also takes care of your puppy’s AKC registration, microchipping, first vaccinations, worming, and health certificate. You will need to provide us with your veterinarian’s contact information and the official AKC registered name you want for your puppy (you can decide after you receive your puppy). The total costs for AKC registration & 3-generation pedigree, microchipping, and vaccinations are $148.
Occasionally we will have an older Glen available. Expect an older puppy to cost the same as a young puppy. Costs for adult dogs will depend on the circumstances and age of the dog. If you are interested in an older dog, submit an application form and note your requirements. Availability of older dogs is unpredictable; be prepared to wait.
Puppies from Liberty Kennel are usually available annually during summer, fall or early winter months. We recommend putting your application in ahead of time and following up on your application during late summer if you have not heard from us. During the springtime and early summer we are attending to our greenhouse business, and may not be as prompt at getting back to you during that season. (If you are an existing owner of one of our dogs and need advice Ara Lynn will make time for you even during greenhouse season.)
If you are interested in becoming an owner of one of our Glens, please fill out the online application form. Be sure to sign up for the puppy update e-newsletter when you receive your “success” notice upon submitting your application, since this e-newsletter is how I let people know the status of each litter.
After having had a chance to review your application, the next step is chatting by telephone. Then, if I think we will be able to provide you with a dog that will meet your needs, I will send you a copy of the contract, which you return with a deposit. If you have questions or want to make sure I’ve received your application, telephone 603-878-3552 (land line, not text capable).
202 Poor Farm Road
New Ipswich, NH 03071 USA
Please do not send a deposit with your initial application. If we have something available that we think would be a good match, we will then send you a contract along with further details.
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