Dog Breed Group: Hunting Dog
Life Span: 12-15 years
Weight: Male: 11-12, Female: 10-11
Height: Male: 1-18, Female: 16-17
Origin of Name: The Irish Terrier is a dog breed from Ireland, one of many breeds of terrier.
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For hundreds of years the Irish Terrier has been a fixture of rural Ireland - the very model of an all-purpose farm dog. A difficult thing, but a dog with a very soul and shrewdness cannot be included by a job description. IT has earned its feed as watchdogs, herds and family protectors and hunting companions on land and lake. The type of breed as we know it was set sometime in the 1870s, and ITS joined the AKC in 1885.