Irish Terrier

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Breed Group: Terrier
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Overview
Originating in Ireland during the 1700s, the Irish Terrier is one of the oldest Terrier breeds. An adept hunter and exterminator of den animals, this breed also served as a wartime messenger and retriever. They were never favored by aristocracy, but were extremely valuable to the Irish farmer for their work ethic, guarding abilities, and companionship.
Character
The Irish Terrier is medium in size and well balanced. They are graceful, active, and have a proud and majestic appearance. This breed is often referred to as a daredevil. Irish Terriers have great strength and courage will heedlessly fight any foe.
Temperament
A bold, reckless, and spirited breed, the Irish Terrier is also adventurous and hot-tempered. They are loyal, devoted, and affectionate to their family. This breed is very playful and is best suited for homes with older considerate children. Irish Terriers are combative with other dogs and do not do well with other household pets. They are extremely protective of their family, home, and territory and make excellent guard dogs. The Irish Terrier is not recommended for the novice, sedentary, or inexperienced dog owner.
Care
The Irish Terrier requires regular brushing with a stiff bristle brush to minimize shedding and remove dead hair. Bathing should only be done when absolutely necessary using a mild shampoo to preserve the integrity of the coat. The Irish Terrier is a relatively healthy breed although some are prone to hypothyroid conditions.
Coat
The Irish Terrier is a double coat breed. The outer coat is wiry and dense, fits closely to the body, and has a broken appearance. The under coat is fine and soft in texture. The color of the coat comes in solid wheaten, red wheaten, bright red, and golden red. This breed sheds little to no hair.
Training
The Irish Terrier is quite intelligent but may be willful and difficult to housebreak. The crate training method is recommended. Intense early socialization and obedience are crucial for this breed. They do not respond to harsh or heavy-handed methods. Training the Irish Terrier must be done with firmness, fairness, consistency, respect, and commitment. They excel in hunting, retrieving, guarding and tracking as well as police and military work.
Activity
This breed is highly active and needs regular exercise. They thrive on family play sessions, securely leashed walks, and romping and running in a safely enclosed space. The Irish Terrier does not do well if left alone indoors or outdoors for an extended period of time. Without adequate stimulation and attention they become lonely, bored, and will become destructive. The Irish Terrier will do okay in an apartment dwelling provided they are given sufficient exercise.
Weight
Male: 27; Female: 25 lbs
Height
18 inches
Color(s)
red, golden red, red wheaten, or wheaten
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Expected Budget: Buying vs. Owning in 2017

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How much do Irish Terrier puppies cost?

The cost to buy an Irish Terrier varies greatly and depends on many factors such as the breeders' location, reputation, litter size, lineage of the puppy, breed popularity (supply and demand), training, socialization efforts, breed lines and much more. Review how much Irish Terrier puppies for sale sell for below.

The current median price for all Irish Terriers sold is $600.00. This is the price you can expect to budget for an Irish Terrier with papers but without breeding rights nor show quality. Expect to pay less for a puppy without papers, however, we do not recommend buying a puppy without papers.

Looking for a dog with a superior lineage? Are you trying to determine how much a puppy with breeding rights and papers would cost? You should expect to pay a premium for a puppy with breeding rights or even for a puppy advertised as show quality with papers. You should budget anywhere from $900 upwards to $3,500 or even more for an Irish Terrier with top breed lines and a superior pedigree. The average cost for all Irish Terriers sold is $600.

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What can I expect to pay for a puppy?

Median Price: $600.00
Average Price: $600.00
Top Quality: $900.00 to $3,500.00

*Data sourced from the sale of 472 Irish Terrier puppies across the United States on NextDayPets.com.

Annual cost of owning an Irish Terrier puppy

Before buying a puppy it is important to understand the associated costs of owning a dog. The annual cost or "upkeep" is often overlooked when determining an Irish Terriers true ownership cost. When calculating your budget make sure you account for the price of food, vaccines, heartworm, deworming, flea control, vet bills, spay/neuter fees, grooming, dental care, food, training and supplies such as a collar, leash, crate, bed, bowls, bones, and toys. All of these items can add up quickly so make sure you estimate anywhere from $500 - $2,000 or more for the first year then about $500 - $1,000 or more every year thereafter to meet the annual financial obligations of your growing, loving dog.

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Most Popular Irish Terrier Names for 2017

We've compiled the top 20 male and female names for 2017 after analyzing the sale of 472 Irish Terrier dogs.
  • 1. Babe
  • 2. Brenda
  • 3. Billy Jean
  • 4. Hooley
  • 5. Irish Kelly
  • 6. Penny
  • 7. Rachael
  • 8. Sicily
  • 9. Constantine
  • 10. Dakota
  • 11. Evan
  • 12. Flirt
  • 13. Jericho
  • 14. Molly
  • 15. Nellie
  • 16. Paddy
  • 17. Rowan's Boy
  • 18. Sally
  • 19. Sean
  • 20. Barney

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Member Since: April 2008
Location: Boise, Idaho
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I breed only the highest quality Irish terriers the breeding pair must pass rigorous health, conformation, and temperament tests."Once you get to know an Irish Terrier well enough to get acquainted with his personality, to recognize the depth of his love, to behold his proud almost swaggering carriage, his catlike grace of movement and blinding speed and coordination of muscle, and his magnificent courage and heart, and to see his unnerving intelligence displayed again and again, you will be convinced that the Irish Terrier is one of the most magnificent of God's creations in the dog family" All puppies come with their own blanket, crate, and toy, they have had since weaning. I find this really cuts down on the stress of transportation plus when he gets to you it gives him a familiar place that smells and feels like home. I am a founding member of Stamp Out Puppy Mills. Puppies are raised in my home with children and other animals.

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Anonymous asked:
How big do they get, how much money do they cost, how much grooming do they require?

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The Irish Terrier averages 18 inches at the shoulder and ranges between 23 - 28 lbs. The average cost of a puppy is between $700.00 - $1000.00 per puppy. The Irish Terrier needs to be groomed by a professional groomer an average of 2 - 4 times a year depending on the dog. A pet-dog should have his/her coat stripped twice a year by a groomer who knows the Irish Terrier standards. Regular brushing will make sure the Irish Terriers fur keeps its water resistant properties and all-over wiry look.

Anonymous asked:
Has anyone ever had their Irish die at the age of 5 1/2 from a fast moving brain tumor or is this a rare occurrence?

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Anonymous

We lost our Irish at the age of 11 1/2 from exactly that same diagnosis.

Anonymous

I lost my Irish from a believed head tumour as well. She was almost 9.

Anonymous

I had an Irish mix that had a nasal tumor at 6.5 years.

Anonymous

My Irish was just put down yesterday due to a heart cancer (sarcoma) 11 1/2. Best dog ever & I've been blessed to have some really good ones.

Anonymous asked:
How long do Irish Terriers live up to? What is their life expectancy?

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Irish Terriers can live up to 14 - 15 years.

Anonymous

My Irish Terrier can still see, hear, and walk short distances in the neighborhood at 15.5 years. The love of my life.

Anonymous asked:
Do Irish Terriers have any white in their coat (chest or feet)?

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Anonymous

Irish Terriers may have a little on their chest.

Anonymous asked:
What would happen if an Irish Terrier dog saw another dog or heard a dog bark?

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From personal experience of owning an Irish Terrier myself, they tend to be very vocal about their displeasure that another dog is even near them, let alone has the audacity to bark in their general direction.

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Updated: 10/21/2017