Breed Profile

Irish Terrier

Irish Terrier
Irish Terrier
The ancestry of the Irish Terrier goes back into the mists of time, and long ago it was used by the Irish farmers as a worker, a guard dog for the family and a wonderful companion. It has a heart three sizes too big for its shaggy body; a heart that is as white and clean as that of a knight-errant. There is a psychic side of the Irish Terrier too, found in almost no other dog, a tinge of the mysticism of the land of his ancestry.

AVERAGE LIFESPAN

The Irish Terrier can live to 15 years. Owners must realise they are taking this lovely breed on for its lifetime.

BREED PERSONALITY, CHARACTERISTICS AND TEMPERAMENT

As mentioned, they are a wonderful companion, intelligent, affectionate and a great family dog. They make a good show dog although most people who purchase an Irish Terrier want them solely for their happy and fun nature. They can be trained at an early age to be an obedience dog.

COMPATIBILITY WITH OTHER PETS

They can be equally at home with cats, birds and other dogs, although if a male he does not take kindly to other outside males on his property.

CARE REQUIREMENTS

The Irish Terrier has a double coat – a soft undercoat and a harsh top coat. Daily brushing and a good comb will keep the coat in good condition but it does need regular "stripping" or clipping. If not being shown, the coat can be clipped every five months but if they are a show dog, regular stripping is needed to keep them looking in excellent condition. Either way, keeping the Irish Terrier looking good can be done by the breeder who normally offers after sales service. Eyes, ears and mouth should be checked every week, or each day in the case of eyes.

Please also remember to give your dog their daily or monthly heartworm treatment and a booster vaccination every 12 months. The Irish Terrier is a healthy dog and does not suffer with any major problems.

IDEAL OWNERS

Single people, married couples, or families looking for a loving and devoted companion.

IN CONCLUSION

If you have decided that the Irish Terrier is the dog for you and you need a mate to go fishing and swimming with you, then contact one of the groups listed below:


Recommended Breeders




Breeder NameKennelState 
Pam Gerrey Tawnyoak NSW Contact
Erica Davis ROISMAR QLD Contact
Jodi Fraser Exjaes TAS Contact
Neridah Sharrett Anluan WA Contact
Monique Nicholas No prefix as yet NSW Contact


*** We have vetted and approved these independent breeders as meeting, at the time, our criteria for the reliable breeding, feeding, care and sale of suitable quality puppies of this breed. This does not mean that other breeders do not meet these criteria or are not otherwise suitable suppliers. Nor can our vetting and approval guarantee the quality of a breeder or puppy or that you will be happy with them. We disclaim any liability for the quality, acts or omissions of these breeders or their puppies and our approval of breeders is not a substitute for you making all appropriate enquiries and checks (including veterinary checks) before choosing a specific breeder or puppy.


Canine Clubs

Australian Capital Territory: New South Wales:
Dogs ACT
(ACT Canine Association Inc)
PO Box 815
Dickson, ACT 2602
Tel: 02 6241 4404
Fax: 02 6241 1129
Website: www.dogsact.org.au
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Dogs NSW
(Royal New South Wales Canine Council Ltd)
PO Box 632
St Marys, NSW 1790
Tel: 02 9834 3022
Fax: 02 9834 3872
Website: www.dogsnsw.org.au
(Details current as of 10/10/2013)
Northern Terrority : Queensland:
Dogs NT
(North Australian Canine Association Inc)
PO Box 37521
Winnellie, NT 0821
Tel: 08 8984 3570
Fax: 08 8984 3409
Website: www.dogsnt.com.au/
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Dogs Queensland
(Canine Control Council (Queensland))
PO Box 495
Fortitude Valley, Qld 4006
Tel: 07 3252 2661
Fax: 07 3252 3864
Website: www.cccq.org.au
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
South Australia : Tasmania :
Dogs SA
(South Australian Canine Association Inc)
PO Box 844
Prospect East, SA 5082
Tel: 08 8349 4797
Fax: 08 8262 5751
Website: www.dogssa.com.au
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Dogs Tasmania
(Tasmanian Canine Association Inc)
The Rothman Building
PO Box 116
Glenorchy, Tas 7010
Tel: 03 6272 9443
Fax: 03 6273 0844
Website: www.tasdogs.com/
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Victoria: Western Australia:
Dogs Victoria
(Victorian Canine Association)
Locked Bag K9
Cranbourne, Vic 3977
Tel: 03 9788 2500
Fax: 03 9788 2599
Website: www.dogsvictoria.org.au/
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Dogs West
(Canine Association of Western Australia Inc)
Cnr Warton & Ranford Rds,
Southern River, WA, 6110
Tel: 08 9455 1188
Fax: 08 9455 1190
Website: www.dogswest.com
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)

 

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