Irish Terrier
Irish Red Terrier

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Irish Terrier
Irish Red Terrier

Ireland, 1700s.
Probably descended from old black-and-tan and wheaten terriers

Companion, field trials, coursing, hunting

Life Expectancy
This breed can live as long as 12-13 years of age

Weight & Height
24 to 27 pounds & 18-19 inches tall

Known Health Problems
Healthy Breed but may be some case of bladder stones

Physical Description
Medium size dog that is powerful but agile.. The head is long and the skull is flat and narrow. The skull and muzzle are of equal length and the jaw is strong. The eyes are small, and dark. The nose is black and the ears are v-shaped and semi-erect, folding forward. The tail is docked and held high..

Loyal to its family, brave & protective. This breed may fight with other dogs


Living Conditions
Will do ok in apartment if exercised

brush regularly

Long walks & yard time to run is needed

Coat Texture
Soft undercoat and a wiry, broken, medium-short outer coat that fits close to the body.

Coat Colors



4-8 pups per litter. Firm Handling needed

Continental Kennel Club
American Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
American Pet Registry
Fédération Cynologique Internationale
Canadian Kennel Club
National Kennel Club


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Irish Terrier Breeders

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