Ireland

 

Dog Breeds Originating From Ireland:

Glen of Imaal Terrier

BREED BASICS
Size:
Medium 15-35 lb
Large 35-55 lb
Energy Level: Medium Energy
Grooming: Brushing Once a Week or Less LifeSpan: 12 to 15 Years
Protective Ability: Good Watchdog Trainability: Moderate Effort Required

 

The Glen of Imaal Terrier’s story begins in the 16th century with Queen Elizabeth I, the queen regnant of England and Ireland, who in the 1570’s sought a way to maintain o...

Irish Red and White Setter

BREED BASICS
Size: X-Large 55-90 lb Energy Level: High Energy
Grooming: A Couple Times a Week LifeSpan: 12 to 15 Years
Protective Ability: Fairly Laid Back Trainability: Very Easy To Train

 

In ancient times, historical information was not always recorded and therefore, a true and complete historical account of the creation and development of the Irish Red and White Sette...

Irish Setter

BREED BASICS
Size:
Large 35-55 lb
X-Large 55-90 lb
Energy Level: High Energy
Grooming: Professional Grooming May Be Required LifeSpan: 12 to 15 Years
Protective Ability: Fairly Laid Back Trainability: Moderate Effort Required

 

The Irish Setter is one of four breeds of Setter, along with the Gordon Setter of Scotland, the English Setter of England, and the Irish Red and White Setter.  The Irish Setter is a relat...

Irish Terrier

BREED BASICS
Size: Medium 15-35 lb Energy Level: High Energy
Grooming:
A Couple Times a Week
Professional Grooming May Be Required
LifeSpan: 12 to 15 Years
Protective Ability: Good Watchdog Trainability: Moderate Effort Required

 

Long before they entered dog show competition, Irish Terriers could be found spread far and wide throughout all of Ireland; this included Northern Ireland where many families or villages...

Irish Water Spaniel

BREED BASICS
Size:
Large 35-55 lb
X-Large 55-90 lb
Energy Level: High Energy
Grooming: Professional Grooming May Be Required LifeSpan: 10 to 12 Years
Protective Ability: Fairly Laid Back Trainability: Moderate Effort Required

 

What is known for sure is that the Irish Water Spaniel is of very ancient ancestry.  Roman ruins show evidence of a similar dog, and the lineage of the breed may include the Port...

Irish Wolfhound

BREED BASICS
Size: XX-Large 90-120 lb+ Energy Level: High Energy
Grooming:
Everyday
Professional Grooming May Be Required
LifeSpan: 6 to 8 Years
Protective Ability: Good Watchdog Trainability: Moderate Effort Required

 

Depending on who you believe, the Irish Wolfhound’s history may go back thousands of years or less than 200.  All dog experts agree that the Irish have possessed a massive sight hound bre...

Kerry Beagle

BREED BASICS

Kerry Blue Terrier

BREED BASICS
Size:
Medium 15-35 lb
Large 35-55 lb
Energy Level: Medium Energy
Grooming:
A Couple Times a Week
Professional Grooming May Be Required
LifeSpan: 12 to 15 Years
Protective Ability: Very Protective Trainability: Difficult to Train

 

The Kerry Blue, like most Terrier breeds, was first used by the poor—the dog of farmers and peasants—who could not afford to keep several different dog breeds, each for a specified purpos...

Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier

BREED BASICS
Size: Large 35-55 lb Energy Level: High Energy
Grooming:
A Couple Times a Week
Professional Grooming May Be Required
LifeSpan: 12 to 15 Years
Protective Ability: Fairly Laid Back Trainability: Difficult to Train

 

Very little is known with certainty about the early history of the Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier, other than this dog was developed hundreds of years ago, in a time when next to nothing was...