Irish Terrier

December 18, 2022

The Irish Terrier is a medium-sized dog that is known for its dense, wiry coat, which is typically red in color. Irish Terriers are intelligent and energetic dogs that were originally bred for hunting small game and vermin. They are also known for their loyalty and affectionate nature. 

Fun Facts: 

  • The Irish Terrier is sometimes called the “Daredevil of the Dog World” because of its energetic and fearless personality.
  • These dogs were used extensively by the British military during World War I as messenger dogs, sentry dogs, and guard dogs.
  • Irish Terriers are one of the oldest terrier breeds, with a history that dates back to Ireland in the 1700s.
  • The breed as we know it today was first recognized by the AKC in 1885. 
  • Irish Terriers are known for their distinctive red coat, which is often compared to the color of rust.
  • Irish Terriers are intelligent and easy to train, making them popular pets for families with children.
  • They average 18 inches tall at the shoulder and weigh 24-27 pounds.


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