The Irish Terrier, also referred to as the Irish Red Terrier, is an Irish breed. It was originally created as a working dog and guard dog. During World War I this breed was used to deliver important messages to and from the trenches. It was during this chapter in their history that they developed the reputation for being courageous and intelligent.

The Irish Terrier stands between 18 and 19 inches tall and weighs between 25 and 27 pounds. Their hair is short and wiry and it comes in shades of red, wheaten and yellow. Patches of white are also common for this breed. This is a great breed for families with kids, however, they generally shouldn’t be paired with other pets. Some of the health problems associated with this breed include: corns on their feet, urinary problems, kidney stones, and bladder stones.