Irish Terrier Dog Breed Information, Images, Characteristics, Health

Basic Information - Irish Terrier for Sale

Group:
Terrier dogs
Origin:
Ireland
Height Male:
45 - 50 cm17 - 20 inches
Height Female:
45 - 50 cm17 - 20 inches
Weight Male:
11 - 12 kg24 - 27 pounds
Weight Female:
11 - 12 kg24 - 27 pounds
Life Span:
13 - 15 Years
Litter Size:
4 - 6
Size:
Medium
Other Names:
Irish Red Terrier
Colors Available:
sandy, golden, Red, wheaten
Coat:
Shortish, wiry, dense
Shedding:
Minimal
Temperament:
Affectionate, Alert, Cheerful, Courageous, Curious, Energetic, Friendly, Independent, Intelligent, Lively, Loving, Loyal, Outgoing, Playful, Protective, Responsive, Social, Stubborn, Territorial
Grooming:
Moderate Maintenance
Trainability:
Easy
Hypoallergenic:
Yes
Kids Friendly:
Yes
New Owners Friendly:
Yes

History - Irish Terrier for Sale

The Irish Terrier is a dog breed from Ireland and one of the many different terrier breeds there are.

Nobody is too sure of the Irish Terrier's history but it is one of the oldest terrier breeds. It appears as if the dog breed was developed from a wheat colored terrier and the extinct black and tan terrier.

It was always a common practice to crop the ears of terriers, but in 1889 the Irish Terrier Club required that the ears remain uncropped. The first Irish Terrier was shown in 1881, and the first Irish Terrier registered with the American Kennel Club was in 1885. The Irish Terrier Club of America was founded in 1896.

Description - Irish Terrier for Sale

The Irish Terrier is a medium sized dog who stands between 45cm and 50cm and weighs in the region of 11 to 12kg. He has a short, dense, wiry double coat which is a red, golden, sandy, wheaten color.

The ears of the dog are semi-erect/semi-floppy and the tail is held high and curved.The chest is deep and muscular and the front and back legs are strong, long and muscular.

Temperament:

The Irish Terrier is a companion dog today, even though he was once a guard- and hunting dog. He is an amicable dog while also being alert and active. He is also independent and strong-willed so he will require training and socialization as then he becomes obedient and relaxed and much easier to live with.

They're social dogs too, loving all the members of their human family, getting on well with children in the home.

Health Problems - Irish Terrier for Sale

The Irish Terrier is a healthy dog breed and you won't find yourself running to the vet often with him, but still he can land up with one of the common dog problems.

It is always wise to be aware of hip dysplasia as this is a disease which can occur in all dog breeds and all dog ages. Also look out for eye diseases such as progressive retinal atrophy and cataracts as these can lead to blindness in your pet.

There is a disease known as cystinuria which is quite a concern with Irish Terriers. It’s an inherited kidney disease where increased amounts of arginine, lysine, amino acids cystine and ornithine are excreted in the urine.

In well-functioning kidneys, blood is filtered so as to create urine. Cystine is reabsorbed back into the bloodstream but with dogs affected with cystinuria they cannot reabsorb cystine back in their bloodstream, causing an accumulation in the urine. Dogs with cystinuria suffer inflammation of the urinary tract and can also develop urinary blockage and kidney failure. Immediate veterinary intervention is required.

Caring The Pet - Irish Terrier for Sale

Grooming:

The coat of the Irish Terrier requires a brush twice a week to keep it bright. If you intend showing your dog, the coat will need to be stripped a couple of times a year to maintain the texture and color.

Other Irish Terrier owners take their dog to the groomers to have the coat clipped. The dog doesn't shed a lot and they are referred to as being somewhat hypoallergenic.

As with any other dog breed, other grooming needs with your Irish Terrier will include clipping the nails, checking his teeth for plaque build-up and checking inside the ears for infection.

If you're unsure how to perform these grooming procedures with your pet, simply ask your vet who will explain to you precisely how to ensure your dog remains in tip top condition.

Exercise:

He's a fairly active dog so you want to make sure that you are attending to his exercise needs. Take him for a walk every day, and if you've got a good sized garden, throw a ball for him. If you're a jogger you can count him in.

Diet:

What you feed your Irish Terrier will depend a lot on his age and his activity levels. Every dog is a unique individual and nothing is set in stone regarding their diets. Just like people though, feeding him a lot of junk food will contribute to illness and shorten his lifespan.

He needs quality food. If you buy commercially manufactured food, make sure to read up on how much to feed him. Try and mix in some cooked chicken, brown rice and vegetables from time to time as well as some raw meat.

Learn to know what foods are toxic for him. Make sure he has a bowl of fresh, cool water constantly available to him.

Characteristics - Irish Terrier for Sale

Irish Terriers are good with people and want to be an active member of their human families.

They are active dogs and will require ongoing mental and physical stimulation. This is a lively dog, but he still loves to spend quiet time indoors with his family.

They’re intelligent dogs with a strong sense of loyalty towards their owner, making excellent family pets.

Comparison with other breeds

  1. Irish Terrier vs English Bulldog - Breed Comparison
  2. Irish Terrier vs German Shepherd - Breed Comparison
  3. Irish Terrier vs Golden Retriever - Breed Comparison
  4. Irish Terrier vs Labrador Retriever - Breed Comparison
  5. Irish Terrier vs West Highland White Terrier - Breed Comparison
  6. Irish Terrier vs French Bulldog - Breed Comparison
  7. Irish Terrier vs Beagle - Breed Comparison
  8. Irish Terrier vs Yorkshire Terrier - Breed Comparison
  9. Irish Terrier vs Poodle - Breed Comparison
  10. Irish Terrier vs Rottweiler - Breed Comparison
  11. Irish Terrier vs Boxer - Breed Comparison
  12. Irish Terrier vs English Pointer - Breed Comparison
  13. Irish Terrier vs Siberian Husky - Breed Comparison
  14. Irish Terrier vs Doberman Pinscher - Breed Comparison
  15. Irish Terrier vs American Bully - Breed Comparison
  16. Irish Terrier vs Abruzzenhund - Breed Comparison
  17. Irish Terrier vs Affenpinscher - Breed Comparison
  18. Irish Terrier vs Afghan Hound - Breed Comparison
  19. Irish Terrier vs Aidi - Breed Comparison
  20. Irish Terrier vs Airedale Terrier - Breed Comparison
  21. Irish Terrier vs Akbash Dog - Breed Comparison
  22. Irish Terrier vs Akita - Breed Comparison
  23. Irish Terrier vs Africanis - Breed Comparison
  24. Irish Terrier vs Askal - Breed Comparison
  25. Irish Terrier vs Atlas Terrier - Breed Comparison
  26. Irish Terrier vs Aussie Poo - Breed Comparison
  27. Irish Terrier vs Artois Hound - Breed Comparison
  28. Irish Terrier vs Ariegeois - Breed Comparison
  29. Irish Terrier vs Anglo-Francais de Petite Venerie - Breed Comparison
  30. Irish Terrier vs Aussie Doodles - Breed Comparison
  31. Irish Terrier vs Austrailian Blue Heeler - Breed Comparison
  32. Irish Terrier vs Australian Kelpie - Breed Comparison
  33. Irish Terrier vs Australian Bulldog - Breed Comparison
  34. Irish Terrier vs Australian Red Heeler - Breed Comparison
  35. Irish Terrier vs Australian Cattle Dog - Breed Comparison
  36. Irish Terrier vs Australian Shepherd - Breed Comparison
  37. Irish Terrier vs Alano Espanol - Breed Comparison
  38. Irish Terrier vs Alopekis - Breed Comparison
  39. Irish Terrier vs Alpine Dachsbracke - Breed Comparison
  40. Irish Terrier vs American Bulldog - Breed Comparison
  41. Irish Terrier vs Australian Collie - Breed Comparison
  42. Irish Terrier vs Australian Silky Terrier - Breed Comparison
  43. Irish Terrier vs Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog - Breed Comparison
  44. Irish Terrier vs Antebellum Bulldog - Breed Comparison
  45. Irish Terrier vs Australian Terrier - Breed Comparison
  46. Irish Terrier vs American Cocker Spaniel - Breed Comparison
  47. Irish Terrier vs American English Coonhound - Breed Comparison
  48. Irish Terrier vs Austrian Black and Tan Hound - Breed Comparison
  49. Irish Terrier vs American Eskimo Dog - Breed Comparison
  50. Irish Terrier vs Bakharwal Dog - Breed Comparison