Irish Terrier Breed Profile


Irish Terriers are hot tempered and reckless breeds of dog. However, they are highly animated, and spirited. They are affectionately known as Daredevils by their owners. They play very hard and are good for hyperactive children. They are somewhat willful, even though they are trainable.

Family/Child Friendly

They are highly intelligent and love to be with family. Because of their highly energetic nature, they are the perfect companion for hyperactive children.

Lifespan and Weight

The average lifespan of this breed of dog is around 15 years. However, with the advancement of veterinary medicine, pets have been known to live up to 20 years and even longer. The average weight for this breed of dog is around 25 to 27 lbs.

Common Diseases

Not Documented.

Housebreaking and Shedding

Housebreaking can be difficult with this breed of dog, as they belong to the terrier group. Shedding is average, brush every other day.

Best Owner Compatibility

Not suitable for the apartment or condo environment. Not suitable for the frequent traveler, as these dogs thrive on human companionship. Best Owner has a yard to play in and lots of love and attention to give.

Where to Buy

The best places to buy this breed of dog are from reputable breeders, animal shelters, and rescue organizations.

Average Cost

The average cost for this breed of dog is around $900 or more per dog. Routine veterinary care should be included in your budget.

Aggression Factor

Not usually aggressive unless they have been abused or neglected.

Noise Factor

They make good watchdogs and guard dogs.

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