Irish Terrier Breed Profile


Long, but in nice proportion to the rest of the body; the skull flat, rather narrow between the ears, and narrowing slightly toward the eyes; free from wrinkle, with the stop hardly noticeable except in profile. The jaws must be strong and muscular, but not too full in the cheek, and of good punishing length.


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


He is good tempered, spirited and game. It is of the utmost importance that the Irish Terrier show fire and animation.


The Irish TerrierÆs origin is not entirely known, but types have been known since the 17th century. They are believed to have descended from the black and tan terrier types of the British Isles. They share lineage with the Kerry Blue, Welsh, Lakeland, and Scottish Terriers in Great Britain.

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