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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.

Does your Irish Terrier bark, howl, and cry whenever you leave the house? Separation anxiety is extreme anxiety experienced by your dog when you are away from him.
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.

If your dog is displaying behavior uncharacteristic of his normal actions, call the Vet.
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. Teaching your dog to sit, lie down, and stay is vital to the training of your new puppy. There are several accepted methods of house training your new Irish Terrier puppy. Consider crate training if you need to adapt your dog to a safe and confined environment for various safety and comfort reasons.
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. Socialization is one of the single most important things you can do for your puppy.
Weight
Male: 27; Female: 25 lbs
Height
18 inches
Color(s)
red, golden red, red wheaten, or wheaten
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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:
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 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.

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

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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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Are Irish Terriers good with other pets?

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Cats - NO! Hamsters, rabbits etc. are considered as prey. Other dogs - very rarely, same sex aggression is very common. A male and a female Irish Terrier can get on very well together and be best friends and two females might get on - but two males? Hardly!

Anonymous

Irish Terriers are very sweet, female Irish is best friends with our declawed cat! They spend hours everyday grooming each other and playing. Our girl is also friends with every dog in the neighborhood. She's the most amazing with kids. All around awesome pet!

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My male Irish Terrier's best friend is a male cat and the cat has claws. They are so amazing to watch. They play hard, the play soft, they sleep together. Its a beautiful friendship. I don't think my Irish would be able to live without that cat!

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My Irish terrier is friends with my 6 year old british bulldog and my 2 year old cat.The terrier is only a puppy and I was more worried about him getting on with the cat, but they share a bed and are often found sharing each others dinner.

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Updated: 8/3/2015