St. Patrick’s day is almost upon us and you bet your lucky charms that we’ve made a list of Irish dogs! We celebrate all things Ireland on St. Patrick’s Day here at Digital Doggy Daily! We cheer for beer, green clothing and most of all, Irish dogs. Cheers to you and you! You can also pull these furry facts right out of your green hat for your drunken friends and dazzle them with your endless dog knowledge.
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- The Irish Setter
The Irish Setter is probably the first dog you had in mind. This dog is a member of the sporting group, highly active, obedient and known for their beautiful, long red coat. These dogs have excellent hunting abilities, are great with children and they’re Irish!
- The Soft Coated Wheaton Terrier
Fun, bulky and sturdy, the Soft Coated Wheaten dog breed is friendly to everyone. These dogs are easygoing terriers, need a moderate amount of exercise and are great around children. They make a wonderful family dog. Their soft, silky coat needs a lot of grooming but once they’re pampered their fun to pet.
- Kerry Blue Terrier
The Kerry Blue Terrier looks very similar to the Soft Coated Wheaton Terrier. The main difference? Their fur color. The Kerry Blue Terriers generally have black or darker fur. These animals are smart, alert, people oriented and “with a dash of Irish humor in his heart” says American Kennel Club.
- Irish Wolfhound
Known as the world’s largest dog breed, the Irish wolfhound is a gentle giant. Known for their calm nature and fun loving personality, their size shouldn’t scare you. They’re know to be calm, dignified, and courageous. Fun Fact: an Irish wolfhound just won the Guinness Book of World Record for the longest tail.
- The Glen of Imaal Terrier
The Glen of Imaal Terrier got its name from the region in the Wicklow Mountains in Irealnd, in case you were wondering. These dogs are generally known as working dogs, and most likely won’t ever appear in a fancy dog show. The Glen of Imaal Terrier is an excellent mouse hunter and overall hard worker. They’re known to be brave, gentle, spirited and tough.
- Irish Water Spaniel
The Irish Water Spaniel is one of the oldest spaniels around today. They’re smart, upstanding and natural hunting dogs. Water Spaniels have endless endurance and a very calm temperament. These dogs are known for their dark brown coat and luscious, thick locks.
- Irish Terrier
The Irish Terrier is quite possibly the oldest existing terrier breed. This breed goes back to World War I where it was used as a messenger. They’re known for their long legs, graceful manner and their fiery red coat. The Irish Terrier is also great with children and tenderhearted.
If you’d like to learn more about these amazing Irish dog breeds visit, www.AKC.org.