Irish Terrier Breed Overview
The Irish terrier is a medium sized dog and considered as one of the oldest breeds of terrier. They have a handsome beard and in the same time, they are adaptable and active, suitable for both lives in the city or in the country.
Irish Terriers have small ears and medium tail. The outer coat is dense, short and wiry, while the undercoat is lighter and softer. This particular double coat protects them from harsh weather and water. You can easily groom it because it sheds only a little. There are different colours available such as golden red, bright red, solid red and much more.
They are born with white chest patch but change colour when they age.
Irish terrier can reach up to 46 cm in height and 12 kg in weight.
The life expectancy is approximately 15 years.
Suitability for Children –Medium
Tendency to Bark – High
Energy – High
Suitability as a Guard Dog – High
Grooming Requirements – Once a Week
Amount of hair shed – Little
Food Cost – $10 to $15
Average Monthly Pet insurance Premium – $58