The Irish Terrier is the oldest terrier breed. He used to be a variety of colours, but by the end of the 19th century he only had a solid red coloured coat. In WWI he was used as a sentinel and messenger. He’s a quick, smart dog that adapts easily to different situations.

This dog will protect his family and home with lots of guts and determination. He’s good with children if he grows up with them and is very loyal to his family. He needs firm boundaries so he will become a respectful adult dog. His coat is wiry and short and needs regular attention to prevent matting. He needs regular exercise. and he’s 18 inches high.