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Irish Terrier Info

Irish Terrier Breed Information

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Lifespan: 10-14 years Height: 14-18" Shedding: Lite Litter Size: 1-3 pups
Group: Terrier Weight: 22-29 lbs Hair Length: Medium Size: Medium

Breed Overview

The Irish Terrier is a Medium dog breed, with a starting weight of 22 lbs that can reach 29 lbs. It is officially part of the Terrier group and recognized by the CKC, FCI, AKC, ANKC, NKC, NZKC, APRI, ACR. Some critical information for potential owners. The Irish Terrier breed has a typical lifespan of 10 to 14 years, Medium hair, and have Lite shedding. Breeders interested in the Irish Terrier should know that the average litter size is between 1 to 3 puppies.

Irish Terrier Breed Characteristics

Group Terrier Drooler no
Size Medium Guard Dog yes
Origin Ireland Easy to Train
Kid Friendly no Hypoallergenic no
Stranger Friendly somewhat Active Indoors
Apartment Friendly yes Exercise Demands no
Pet Friendly no Yard Needs
Intelligent Grooming Requirements weekly
Barks Dangerous no

Irish Terrier Temperament

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.

Health Problems

no recorded health-related concerns or issues

Irish Terrier Coat

Irish Terrier Dog Colors

Should be whole-colored: bright red, golden red, red wheaten, or wheaten.

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