The Glen of Imaal Terrier originated in County Wicklow, Ireland. During one of the many wars between the Irish and English, Elizabeth I dispatched a group of French and Hessian soldier to the Glen of Imaal in the western slopes of the Wicklow Mountains. These soldiers brought their low-slung hounds, which they in turn bred with local Irish terrier stock. The result was the Glen of Imaal Terrier, used for hunting foxes and badgers. Another interesting use for this dog was to turn meat being cooked on a spit by running on a treadmill for hours at a time. This breed is still relatively hard to find in the United States.