Irish Terrier

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The rare long legged Irish terrier is a veritable killing machine when it comes to vermin, but a loyal, intelligent, and warm companion to his master or mistress. They are an excellent choice of pet for an older boy or girl.PURPOSE OF BREED:The Irish Terrier is said to have originally been called the Irish Sporting Terrier. This is a medium sized versatile worker. Like all terriers, this dog is a superb ratter, however unlike most other terriers, this breed is also an excellent retriever.AVERAGE LITTER SIZE:6 puppies

Country of origin: 
Ireland
Size: 
HEIGHT: MALE : 18in (46cm) - FEMALE : 18in (46cm)WEIGHT: MALE : 27lbs (12kg) - FEMALE : 25lbs (11kg)
Grooming: 

The Irish Terrier has a double coat with a dense wiry and broken topcoat. The undercoat is so dense that when parted one can barely see the dog?s skin. Professional stripping is required to maintain the working coat in top condition. The only acceptable color for an Irish Terrier is a bright red.

Trivia: 
First record of the Irish Terrier being shown as a recognized breed dates back to 1875 in Glasgow, Scotland.ÿ <a href="http://www.akc.org/">(Credit: AKC.org)</a>
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