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Irish Terrier

Irish Terrier
Origin Ireland
Classification Terrier
Height 46-48cm / 18-19in
Weight 11-12kg / 25-27lb
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Exercise High
Easily Trainable Yes
Watchdog Good
Good with Children Yes
Good with Other Animals Medium
Indoor / Outdoor Living Indoor
Grooming Twice Weekly
Feeding Normal Diet
Size Medium

Irish Terrier Description

The Irish Terrier is a fairly tall dog for a terrier, with a long head which is similar in appearance to an Airedale Terrier. The muzzle is bearded and the Irish Terrier also has bushy eyebrows and a moustache. Their ears are adorably small, triangular and are folded forwards; the breed very often holds its head high lending it a proud look. The coat is wiry and short and is generally red, golden or wheaten in colour.

Irish Terrier Character

Affectionate, loyal, protective and energetic are just some of the words often used to describe the Irish Terrier’s character and personality. Over the years this breed has been used as a watchdog and also a vermin hunter, they are a truly courageous dog which makes them the ideal choice as a watchdog. The bravery is coupled with a strong will and a stubborn nature so whilst they are easy to train due to their intelligence level they can be very wilful. They do have a strong chase instinct and are very lively so they do require a high level of exercise, excellent with children although take care around smaller children due to their lively natures.

Please note: This is only a guide.

You must contact a breeder club, read relevant literature and even contact vets to understand the full requirements of this breed.

Please ensure your lifestyle, home and family are suited to this particular breed and you fully understand the requirements needed to give the dog the life it deserves.