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Breed Group: Terrier
Irish Terrier

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Weight
Male: 27; Female: 25 lbs
Height
18 inches
Color(s)
red, golden red, red wheaten, or wheaten
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.
Ownership
Help reduce the number of Irish Terrier puppies in shelters by doing your due diligence. Many puppies are often purchased with little or no knowledge of what goes into parenting one. Uneducated decisions often leave the puppy in need of adoption and in the care of rescue groups. Bringing home a puppy into your family has many benefits but we first implore you to educate yourself. An informed decision will take into account the characteristics of the breed, your lifestyle, expected veterinary care, the demands and limitations of owning one, their activity requirements and levels of companionship required.
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Featured Irish Terrier Breeder

Rockledge Kennels
Member Since: May 2007
Location: Springfield, Missouri
I have Irish Terrier puppies for sale! See My Profile
Breeding the original old time Irish Terriers for working, hunting and show. Most of our dogs are from direct Irish imports sired by Irish and International Champions. Great dispositions with intelligence and soundness.

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Anonymous asked:

6/2/2012 7:51:26 AM

6/2/2012 7:51:26 AM

What is the best food for Irish Terrier?

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Anonymous

My Irish Terrier liked cats. She thought they were delicious.
7/19/2012 2:08:11 PM

Anonymous asked:

3/23/2012 10:36:09 PM

3/23/2012 10:36:09 PM

Has anyone ever had their Irish die at the age of 5 1/2 from a fast moving brain tumor or is... 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 occurance.

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Anonymous

We lost our Irish in Dec @ the age of 11 1/2 from exactly that same diagnosis.
5/15/2012 11:49:07 AM

Anonymous

I lost my Irish from a believed head tumour as well. She was almost 9.
2/17/2013 4:39:55 AM

Anonymous asked:

11/6/2011 4:13:15 PM

11/6/2011 4:13:15 PM

How long do irish terriers live up to??

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Anonymous

My irish terrier can still see, hear, and walk short distances in the neighborhood at 15.5 years. The love of my life.
6/14/2012 12:25:30 PM

Anonymous

After my reply on 6/14, my Irish Terrier passed away 10/8/12 at age 15 3/4, several months after discovering kidney disease. My heart is broken and my memories wonderful.
10/26/2012 10:35:52 AM

Anonymous asked:

10/20/2011 10:23:37 PM

10/20/2011 10:23:37 PM

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
11/6/2011 3:57:52 PM

Anonymous asked:

9/3/2011 1:41:10 PM

9/3/2011 1:41:10 PM

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

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Anonymous

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.
3/8/2012 6:29:14 AM

Anonymous asked:

5/8/2011 8:11:36 PM

5/8/2011 8:11:36 PM

Are Irish Terriers good with other pets?

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Anonymous

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!
5/24/2012 4:57:45 PM

Anonymous

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.
10/28/2012 11:39:39 AM

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5/8/2011 8:01:07 PM

5/8/2011 8:01:07 PM

Would my family be able to take care of an Irish Terrier although we have never taken care of a... Would my family be able to take care of an Irish Terrier although we have never taken care of a dog before?

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Anonymous

I am a dog trainer and find that Irish Terriers can be very difficult to respond. I do not recommend them for a first-time dog owner.
1/26/2012 4:36:48 PM

Anonymous

Best breed. My first dog was an Irish terrier and hes so smart and well behaved.
5/24/2012 4:58:56 PM

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5/8/2011 7:59:00 PM

5/8/2011 7:59:00 PM

Do Irish terriers shed?

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Anonymous

If they are groomed on occasion they shed very little.
5/24/2012 4:59:26 PM

Anonymous

Yes Irish terriers do but if brushed daily it shouldn't be a problem.
10/28/2012 11:35:53 AM

Anonymous asked:

4/14/2011 10:55:32 PM

4/14/2011 10:55:32 PM

Are Irish Terriers very vocal?

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Irish Terriers are not real vocal, unless they really hear something. Smaller dog breeds are more yappy.
6/28/2011 10:58:01 AM

Anonymous asked:

2/12/2011 7:10:44 PM

2/12/2011 7:10:44 PM

Are Irish Terrier's good with little children (5 and under) and other pets?

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Anonymous

We have 5 Irish Terriers, 2 Labradors and 2 cats living together with no problem. When raised with other pets from puppyhood, Irish Terriers do fine. Our daughter has an Irish female who is great with her 4 sons, as well as all of their friends. No child under 5 years should be left alone with ANY kind of dog. In over 18 years, we have never had any of our Irish Terriers be aggressive, or bite any person, from baby, to toddler to teenagers to adults. They are truly people lovers, however, they will bark when a stranger comes to the door, or tries to come uninvited into our yard, etc. They are great family pets, and have few hereditary health issues, as have many purebred dogs. Also easy care with little shedding.
4/5/2011 4:34:30 PM

Anonymous

My Irish terrier is only 6 months old and so bouncy and reckless he has knocked me over by jumping up and running at me a few times. But when my small grandson visits he walks up to him slowly and carefully and sits at his side I could not believe it.I feel he has a real understanding of who can play a little rough and who can not which if true shows amazing inteligence.
10/28/2012 11:34:03 AM

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