Irish terrier description
Description: the Irish terrier breed is slightly longer than its height with medium sized built and a long head. This breed of dogs has a large mouth which is flat between the ears. The long ears of Irish breed are glued to the top of their heads, in dog shows by special glue. The gluing of ears gives the Irish terrier the perfect V shape in the forward direction of outer corner of eyes.
Teeth of Irish terrier are like a level bite or scissor, having long whiskers with a long muzzle. The nose of Irish breed is black. Usually this dogs breed have small eyes which are often dark in color. The bushy eye brow of Irish terrier forms the distinctive feature of this breed. Irish terrier got long, strong and muscular front legs. Often their tales are docked about a quarter in countries where docking is permitted.
The color of the coat of Irish terrier is usually solid and dark including: Wheaton, bright red, golden red, red Wheaton. The coat is usually thick wiry and close to the body often with a small white patch on the chest. These dogs have double coats with the under coat being soft than the outer coat. The average weight of Irish terrier is about 25 to 27 pounds with a height of about 18 inches.
History: the Irish terrier is thought to be one of the oldest breed of terrier which can be traced back to some 2,000 years ago. This breed of terrier if often associated with the tan and black terrier breed that is found in Ireland and Britain. More than its looks, these dogs were bred for their working abilities. In past these smart dogs comes in mix colors, but now more often than nto they are just found in solid colors.