This loyal and spirited dog is full of terrier attitude and spunk.

Vital Stats

Height: 18 to 20 inches at shoulder
Weight: 25 to 27 pounds
Coat: dense and wiry or short and glossy
Life span: 12 to 16 years

Summary
The Irish Terrier was once described as the “poor man’s sentinel, the farmer’s friend, and the gentleman’s favorite.” Rugged and stouthearted, he has the advantages of a convenient size, versatile abilities as a companion, watchdog, and vermin dispatcher, and high trainability.

Full Irish Terrier profile on DogTime.com

Affectionate with family:
(5.0 / 5)
Mouthiness:
(5.0 / 5)
Cold tolerance:
(4.0 / 5)
Compatible with kids:
(4.0 / 5)
Heat Tolerance:
(4.0 / 5)
Friendly toward strangers:
(4.0 / 5)
Ease at being home alone:
(3.0 / 5)
Ease of training:
(3.0 / 5)
Apartment appropriate:
(3.0 / 5)
Vigor:
(3.0 / 5)
Watchdog ability:
(3.0 / 5)
Dog friendly:
(2.0 / 5)
Easy to groom:
(2.0 / 5)
Average:
(3.5 / 5)