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Irish Terriers

Also referred to as Irish Red Terriers

Find some great facts about this breed. Learn about the average
height & weight, the typical colorings & temperaments, plus information
about their activity level, age expectancy, typical health concerns & more!

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Irish Terrier

All About the Irish Terrier

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Average Height & Weight

The Irish Terrier is considered a MEDIUM dog based on the average height and weight.


Males – Height: 18 inches.

Weight: 27 pounds.

Females – Height: 18 inches.

Weight: 25 pounds.

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Irish Terrier


Typical Coloring

Irish Terriers are commonly red, red wheaten and wheaten.





Irish Terriers have been called the daredevils of dogdom. They are bold, even brash, and they aren’t afraid of anything. They are stubborn and smart, but also very loyal and loving to their families.




Activity Level

Irish Terriers are a medium-energy breed with moderate exercise requirements!

They enjoy walking or jogging, as well as hunting and hiking. They must receive daily physical and mental exercise to maintain good behavior.


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Breed Characteristics



Age Expectancy

12 to 15 years

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Known Breed-Related Health Issues

Irish Terriers are a generally healthy breed. Their most common health concern is urolithiasis.




Ideal Climates for this Breed

Irish Terriers have a medium tolerance for hot and cold climates.



Irish Terrier


Family Orientation
(good with kids, or other pets?)

Irish Terriers make good family pets. They are very good with children, as long as they are introduced to them at a young age. They can be aggressive toward other dogs and small household pets, however.




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