Weight: 25 lbs - 27 lbs
Lifespan: 12 - 14 years
Average Litter Size: 7 - 8 puppies
Colors: Red, golden red, red wheaten, or wheaten
Irish terrier was developed as watchdogs and for hunting vermin. Today it is used for coursing, hunting vermin, companions and seen in the show ring.
Irish terrier is a strong and sturdy dog. It has double coat. The outer coat is hard and soft underneath. Colors are red, wheaten, red wheaten or golden red.
In taking care of the coat, hand plucking is required 2 or 3 times a year. The hair between the pads of the feet should be trimmed regularly and the ears must be kept clean.
Irish terrier is an affectionate dog. It can bond closely to its family. It is watchful, protective, and playful. This dog enjoys the company of children.
However, they have to watch in the presence of other dogs because Irish is known to be fearless and will. This dog will fight to win.
Irish terrier loves playing ball in the yard or running in the countryside. It needs plenty of exercise. 40 to 60 minutes exercise per day is ideas for them.
When it comes to training, this dog is easy to train. It has a good memory and eager to please. Consistency during training is necessary. Plenty of variety should be given during the training routine.