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Achondroplasia isn’t something newly developed. It has probably been around for thousands of years and occured due to an early gene mutation in the evolution of the domestic dog. It’s part of Glen of Imaal Terrier history so give it a read!
Glen of Imaal Terriers are, by design, achrondroplastic. This means they are a dwarf
breed so have shorter legs and a bigger body. This does cause the front legs to bend
around the chest and the feet to turn out but it should not be in an excessive way.
Feet placed around the 10 to 2 -
The longer body of a Glen doesn’t seem to cause any back problems (disc or spine)
but this bigger body with the short legs does mean that growth plate problems are
sometimes experienced. The weight of the dog on the ankle, elbow or shoulder joints
can cause lameness if sudden shocks are experienced. Normal walking on a lead should
be no problem at all to a young Glen of Imaal Terrier but jumping, running up and
downstairs or a bit too much rough-
Glen of Imaal Terriers are an old-