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The Irish terrier is an ancient breed, whose history is traced back to Ireland. They were once known as Irish sporting terriers.

Irish Terrier Breeders


Amanda Zellmer 082 381 4225 email saterriers@nboif.co.za. Visit our website

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Irish terriers were bred to hunt rats and other animals. They sniffed out and retrieved game. 

The coat is always red. The harsh wiry coat benefits from being hand-stripped rather than clipped, though the beard and eyebrows can be tidied up with scissors. Brushing the coat to remove dead undercoat will also help. 

An Irish terrier will often pick a fight with other dogs. They make good guard dogs. 

Early development of dog breeds

Height: 46 - 48 cms at shoulder

Class: terrier

Irish terriers owned by A. Murray, South Africa

Irish terrier, red, short hair, with beard & eyebrows

Czars Sweet Molly Malone (Imp USA) 


2 Irish terriers at a dog show

Guinness & Maggie as youngsters


If your Irish terrier gets into a fight with another dog, don't grab his collar, tail, or ears! Your are likely to get bitten. Try squirting the dogs in the face with water & lemon juice. 

"Like one who grabs a dog by the ears is a passer-by who meddles in a quarrel not his own."  

 Proverbs 26 v 17 The Bible.


Irish terrier puppy sitting down


Irish terrier puppy with a natural, undocked tail


Mischeivous Irish terrier puppy

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