Irish Terrier breed information

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The Irish (Red) Terrier is sturdy, medium-sized, well-proportioned, strong in substance and bone structure, and free from clumsiness. This breed looks very similar to the Wirehaired Fox Terrier, but somewhat taller and longer. The rough looking wiry outer jacket is lined with a softer undercoat. The Irish Terrier is solid colored and may be red, golden, or wheaten. They have speed, power, and endurance. These dogs are neither cloddy, nor cobby, and should be built on lines of speed with a graceful, racing outline. The Irish Terrier makes an excellent companion whether he/she is a playmate, hiker, watchdog or just footwarmer. He/she is loyal to every member of the family a top-notch terrier known for the fighting spirit. The Irish Terrier is hot-tempered, reckless and exceptionally courageous. These animated, friendly, determined, spirited and loyal dogs are affectionately called "Daredevils" by their fanciers. They play hard and are a good friend for active children, they love to play with them. Very affectionate and kind with humans, but quiet combative with other dogs and should not be trusted with non-canine pets. Bold, inquisitive and ready for action and adventure. This breeid is intelligent and trainable, but somewhat willful, can be quite a handful. Train firmly right from the beginning is needed. The Irish Terrier should be socialized well with people at an early age. They can be difficult to housebreak. This dog likes to dig, explore and chase things. They should be kept on a leash except in a safe enclosed space. This is truly a loyal and entertaining companion.

Irish Terrier

Irish Terrier

Life expectancy: 12 - 16 years
Color: Whole-colored, red, red wheaten, or yellow-red; small amount of white on chest.
Eyes: dark brown, small
Coat type: Harsh and wiry.
Size: 18 inches, Male: 27 pounds; Females: 25 pounds
Health issues: Kidney or bladder stones, corns on the feet, hereditary urinary problems.
Living conditions: Apartment is adequate if sufficient exercise is given.

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