This tall terrier has bushy eyebrows and a bearded muzzle. Irish Terriers have a flat skull and a powerful jaw. Their thick wiry coat is one solid color either golden, wheaten or red.
Country of Origin:
Irish Terriers originated in Ireland.
Irish Terriers are about 18 inches (43 cm) high.
Irish Terriers weigh 25 to 27 pounds (11 to 12 kg).
Irish Terriers may be red, golden, or wheaten.
The Irish Terrier has a wiry coat that is non-shedding and easy to maintain.
Not only do Irish Terriers love to play with children, but they will guard them ruthlessly if required. Irish Terriers are dog-aggressive and will not back down from a fight, and therefore must be trained and kept on a leash when out in public. Irish Terriers are bold and adventurous but also have hot-fiery tempers.
Irish Terriers are generally a healthy breed.
Irish Terriers can be expected to live 12 to 15 years.
Irish Terriers can do well in an apartment but require sufficient exercise to be happy. In public they must be kept on a leash with a firm handler.
Irish Terriers are in the Terrier Group.