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Irish Terrier (Irish Terrier)

Irish Terrier

Country of Origin:

Domestic dog, rodent hunter

Bright red, red with golden undertones, red with wheaten undertones or wheaten

Calm, affectionate, loyal, watchful, lively, intelligent

45-46 cm

11-12 kg

12-15 years

Other names:
Irish Brown Terrier, Irish Terrier


Litter size:
6-8 puppies

Irish Brown Terrier – a calm and affectionate dog who is very attached to his owners. Red and grey Irish Terriers have earned the reputation of being a “devil dog” because they have all the characteristics of terriers. Although they are submissive to their owners, they tend to fight with other dogs – sometimes they provoke the conflict themselves, and then, if attacked, they defend themselves fiercely like lions. Irish Terriers are easy to train, but are not suitable for beginners. The breed is also not suitable for nervous people – an Irish Terrier owner needs to be reasonably calm and cool-headed. The Irish Terrier can hardly tolerate loneliness, so you should think carefully about whether you will be able to give the dog enough attention.

History of the breed

Irish Terriers are considered to be one of the oldest terriers. The breed has been bred in Ireland since time immemorial – it was highly valued by farmers and hunters. The breed is not demanding, is keen on catching rats and guarding territory, and is agile in bringing in its kill, so it has always been a great helper. The Irish Terrier first appeared at a dog show in 1879. Since then, the breed has grown rapidly in popularity, becoming the most popular breed in Great Britain after just one year! In 1918, the Irish Terrier was awarded the medal for endless courage. Soon enough, the breed reached America and was recognised by the American Kennel Club in 1929.

The Irish Terrier: appearance

Males are up to 46 cm tall at the withers and weigh between 11 and 12 kg (females are shorter and smaller). The body of the Irish Terrier is well proportioned and graceful. The waist is short and slightly curved, the chest is deep and muscular, of medium width. The legs are long and straight and muscular. The feet are small, rounded and the toes curved. Head long, skull flat, rather narrow at the ears. Cheeks flat, jaws strong. Lips close-set, dark, eyes small, dark coloured, nose black. Ears small, V-shaped, lowered near the cheeks. Neck of medium length, broadening downwards. Tail is high, medium length, not shortened in the European Union. The coat is stiff and coarse, close to the body. The undercoat is softer than the top coat and very dense. Available coat colours: bright red, red with golden undertones, red with wheaten undertones or wheaten. White markings on the chest are allowed. Small puppies may have black markings but these should disappear as they grow.

Airian Terrier: character

The Irish Terrier is an agile and fast dog with endurance. The breed is not demanding and adapts well to changing circumstances. Irish Terriers are versatile – they can be excellent watchdogs, rat exterminators, hunting companions or poultry guardians. they are easy to train and quickly learn what is expected of them. The earlier the training is started, the better the results can be achieved. As with other breeds, early socialisation is essential for Irish Terriers – this helps to prevent behavioural problems in the future. Irish Terriers get along with children but are not always friendly with animals. If the pet is brought up with a cat or other dog from an early age, there should be no problems. Aryan Terriers are very loyal to their family and want to accompany their owners everywhere and all the time – long car journeys

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