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Irish Terrier Puppies
Description: The Irish Terrier, or Irish Red Terrier, is sturdy, strong in substance and bone structure, and free from clumsiness. Speed, power, endurance are essential to this breed. They are neither cobby, nor cloddy, and should be built on lines of speed with a graceful, racing outline. They are small to medium sized dogs, once ranging greatly in size and appearance, but now a consistent square looking, bushy-bearded breed. They have short, small drop ears, and fiery brown eyes. They have ruffling in their fur on their legs and a small beard. They come in red to wheaten red colors. Irish Terriers make excellent companions whether they are playmates, hikers, watchdogs or just footwarmers. Despite their size, their guarding abilities are high. They are fierce to other dogs and threatening beings, and were once used for fighting, giving them the spirit they have today. They have been described to have “heedless, reckless pluck”, which contributed to their nickname of “Daredevil”. Irish Terriers, fierce as they are to mice, are affectionate and good tempered with people. Loyal to every member of the family, these Daredevils are a top-notch terrier known for their fighting spirit.
Other Names: Irish Red Terrier, Daredevil
Height: 18 - 19 inches.
Colors: Whole-colored and preferably
red, red wheaten, golden red or yellow-red. A small amount of white on the chest
is acceptable; white on feet or any black shading are highly undesirable.
Temperament: Irish Terriers are determined,
friendly and unafraid of a fight. They should be kept away from other strange
dogs, as they are tenacious fighters and do not like to back down. Although
they have guard dog capabilities, they are good with children. It has been said
that “A growing lad could wish no finer friend to grow up with; mischief overlooked
by the one will certainly be exploited by the other!” Needless to say, Irish
Terriers can be mischievous, and need firm, consistent and tactful training.
They have a lot of energy outside. They are affectionate and good-tempered with
family, and have a “heedless, reckless pluck”. They are courageous, loyal and
very protective of their own.
Watch-dog: Very High.
Care and Exercise: Regular brushing and
combing will keep the coat of the Irish Terrier in top notch condition. The
more they are groomed, the more beautiful the coat will be. Hand strip the coat
twice a year. This will maintain the texture and color of their coat. Bathe
only when necessary. Check ears, teeth and nails regularly for infection. Exercise
should consist of games with human contact, long walks on a leash and free run
in a fenced yard.
Activity: Indoors – Medium. Outdoors
Health Issues: Kidney or bladder stones, corns on the feet, and hereditary urinary problems.
Life Span: 13 - 16 years.
Country of Origin: Ireland
First Registered by the AKC: 1885
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