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Irish Terrier

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Irish Terrier

Irish Terrier

UK KC Classification Terrier
Country of Origin Ireland
Date of Origin 1700s
Height 46 - 48 cm (18 - 19 inches)
Weight 11 - 12 Kgs (25 - 27 lbs)
Life Expectancy 13 Yrs

Main Characteristics

Irish Terriers have plenty of substance and their coat is harsh, wiry and red in colour.


Irish Terriers are active, lively and good natured but can be aggressive towards other dogs.


If you are considering an Irish Terrier as a pet, consider the following points:
They are suitable for urban living
They require a lot of grooming
They thrive in cold climates
They may be troublesome with other dogs
They require a lot of physical exercise
They usually make good watch dogs

Interesting Facts

Irish Terriers are also known as:
Irish Red Terrier


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