Irish Terrier
Irish Terrier
Size
Small
Height
18 inches at the shoulders
Weight
Males - 27 pounds, Females – 25 pounds
Coat
Short and Wiry
Color
Bright red, golden red, red wheaten, wheaten
Energy
Medium
Activities
Conformation, Rally, Agility, Hunting, Tracking, Retrieving, Police and Military Work

Originally bred to kill vermin on farms, the Irish Terrier is distinguished by his solid red, dense, low-shedding coat and long, tall body. Courageous, loyal and lively, this breed is affectionate with his human companions but aggressive toward other dogs. The athletic Irish Terrier requires regular exercise in a fenced yard and several leashed walks per day.

Did you know?

One of the oldest terrier breeds, the Irish Terrier is a descendant of the ancient wirehaired black-and-tan terrier of Great Britain and the Irish Wolfhound. The Irish Terrier was recognized as a separate breed in 1875 in Glasgow, Scotland.The Irish Terrier was used as a messenger and sentinel during World War I.

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