Irish Terrier

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The Irish Terrier was originally developed in Ireland and it probably is one of the oldest terrier-type dog breed in the world. Mainly used as a watchdog and vermin dispatcher he is very skilled and highly trainable. The average height of a Irish Terrier is 1 foot, 6 inches to 1 foot, 8 inches weighing about 25 to 27 pounds. They have a lifespan of 12 to 16 years.


The Irish Terrier was originally developed in Ireland as a vermin exterminator and watchdog but nowadays he is also commonly used as a family companion and nothing more. He is very intelligent and devoted to his owner and his family. Commonly known as the “Daredevil” the Irish Terrier is highly energetic and very courageous. The Irish Terrier loves all the energy demanding activities like fly-ball, Frisbee, running, swimming and many others. If he is left alone more than a few hours a day he can become bored and might become very loud and destructive. The Irish Terrier is a great watchdog because he is very reserved with strangers and will always let you know when a stranger is approaching your property. He is known to behave well when children are around but very small children should always be well supervised when they encounter any type of dog breed because they might have the tendency to tease and no dog will accept that. Obedience training and early socialization are very important in this case and can make a big difference. Overall this dog breed is perfect for families that are very active and love all the energy demanding activities.

Irish Terrier Training:

Irish Terrier is a very intelligent dog breed. They can learn new commands very quickly which makes them quite easy to train. Usually they enjoy any type of activity so training will not be a problem for them. In fact it can be something that they will really enjoy.

Irish Terrier Shedding:

Shedding should not concern you at all if you plan to buy this type of dog breed. In fact you will never find a hair in your house because the Irish Terrier is not a type of dog breed that sheds hair.

Irish Terrier Grooming:

The Irish Terrier, like many other dog breeds, need daily exercise. Don’t worry, those needs can be met quite easy with simple walks or playing some fun games. His coat needs to be shaped two or three months and proper brushing should be done every now and then.

Irish Terrier History:

The Irish Terrier was originally developed in Ireland in the 19th century to be a watchdog and an excellent vermin exterminator. This breed was recognized as a dog breed in the year 185 at a dog show that was held in Glasgow, Scotland.

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