Irish Terrier dog breed<<<< Back to dog breeds
- Country: Ireland
- Group: Terrier
- Weight: 11 - 12 kg
- Height: 43 cm
- Colors: redish, brown, cream
- Training: easy to train
- Grooming: needs daily exercise
- Temperament: protective, respectful, intelligent, dominant
- Health: robust and resistant
- Litter size: 4 - 6 puppies
- Lifespan: 12 - 15 years
- Other names: Irish Red Terrier, Irish Terrier dog
Irish Terrier breed dates back about 2,000 years, it is considered one of the oldest breeds of Terriers. The origin of the breed is controversial, and many believe that this dog was created in the south of Ireland (Cork Country) by mating of different terriers. The first evidence of Irish Terrier comes from pictorial representations dating from around 1700.
Irish Terrier is a versed hunter, and an exterminator of the animals' lair, otters and water rats.
The breed was also used at the time as recovery dog and as a messenger during the wars. In 1875, the Irish Terrier was presented in dog shows around Ireland for the first time. In 1880, this dog was designated as part of the most popular breeds in England.
Ear cropping was a usual workmanship in England until late 1880. In 1889, Irish Terrier Club of England decided that Irish terriers newborns since that year not to have cropped ears. This has sparked a debate that led to the prohibition of any race cuparii Ear displayed in canine exhibitions in England.
The club was founded in 1896 American Irish Terrier. Irish Terrier was recognized by the American Kennel Club in terrier group. Today, the breed is recognized by these offices and international organizations: FCI, AKC, UKC, KCGB, CKC, ANKC, NKC, NZKC, CET, CKC, APRI, ACR. Romanian Kennel Club recognizes Terrier Irish terrier OF THE group.
Food Irish Terrier
The dog is not picky one.
I get along equally well with normal food, the table master, but with special food, whether it is dry, be it canned meat or something.
Does not require special attention to feeding, with no trend toward weight gain or develop secondary problems due to nutrition.
Description Irish Terrier
Medium sized dog, the terrier is well proportioned and muscular, resembling very well with a wire-haired fox terrier, although a bit longer and taller than he.
The face is framed by long whiskers, a beard, a black nose and strong jaws. Irish Terrier has a long and flat head, small eyes and ears and dark-shaped "V" at the tip bent forward. His tail is docked and carried high. Forelegs are long, straight and muscular.
Irish terrier's coat is double, consisting of a protective outer hair coarse, thick, bristly and wiry and a deep puff soft and thin. The hair on the ears is shorter and often darker than the rest of the body. Varieties of color are represented by red, orange or gold.
Irish Terrier mature adult can reach a height at the withers of about 40-43 cm and weighs around 11-12 kg.
Behavior Irish Terrier
Irish Terrier is highly intelligent and balanced, but has a combative nature, always being quarrelsome, like many other members of the group terrier OF THE.
This dog loves to play, seemingly inexhaustible. Brave and curious, Irish Terrier is always ready for action and adventure.
It has a highly developed instinct of property, so they must be socialized from an early age not to become destructive and aggressive. Like other terriers, Irish Terrier likes to dig holes and chasing small creatures, so they must be kept on a leash when out in public spaces.
Training Irish Terrier
Irish Terrier is easily trained. It tends to be stubborn, but nevertheless wants to please the master.
When out in public, Irish Terrier must be kept on a leash to restrain impulses and uncontrollable tendency to take the scuffle with other dogs.
This behavior can be processed and faded through training and basic obedience.
Characteristics Irish Terrier
Irish Terrier is affectionate, loyal and brave, but can be very aggressive towards other dogs. Love to run and play with children and to be around his family.
Irish terriers excellent watchdogs are being extremely vigilant and courageous. Irish Terrier will accommodate living in an apartment, if taken a few walks daily and has a yard, however small.
Irish Terrier is full of energy and require a lot of exercise to consume energy and to maintain control. Because of their antipathy to other dogs, the training consistent and constant surveillance are necessary when Irish terriers are taken in public spaces.
Irish Terrier needs a daily brushing to keep the coat in good condition. Its fur is vigorous and resistant easy to maintain and is rarely replaced.
Bathing will be done only when necessary, as otherwise, use dry shampoo, powder, or wiping with a damp cloth is sufficient.
Health Irish Terrier
Irish terriers are generally robust and resistant, low sensitivities of a medical nature. Besides the cystine bladder stones, this breed is also prone to behavioral disorders such as digging of pits.
Although they occur rarely, these diseases were also reported:
Melanoma is a type of tumor that originates in melanocytes, pigment cells synthesizers. Cataracts cause a loss of the normal transparency of the lens.
The problem can occur in one or both eyes and may gradually lead to blindness.
Retinal dysplasia is a congenital disease of the retina that can cause blindness.
Life expectancy Irish Terrier is around 12-15 years.