To properly celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day, we decided to put together a list of the most popular Irish dog breeds that you will definitely love! So, check it out and let us know which one is your favorite!

 

The Irish Wolfhound

This is one of the most iconic Irish dog breeds! They can appear somewhat intimidating at times but are gentle giants underneath their enormous size and wiry coat. These intelligent dogs are very sweet and loyal to their families. One fun fact about the Irish Wolfhound is that they are considered to be the tallest of all dog breeds! If they stand on their hind legs, they may be even 7-feet tall.

The Irish Setter

As one of the most beautiful dog breeds, standing more than two feet at the shoulder, the Irish is famed for a brilliant coat of mahogany or chestnut. Long, sinewy legs and powerful rear drive help to place the Irish among the swiftest of all sporting dogs. They have a lovable and are outgoing dogs who enjoy making friends. An interesting fact that you might not know is that multiple U.S. Presidents owned dogs of this lovely breed.

The Irish Collie

This gorgeous breed is considered to be the most intelligent in the world. They love being around people, are really gentle, affectionate and sensitive dogs. However, be prepared for lots of exercise, because Collies have unlimited amount of energy! Bonus: Collies make for great actors!

The Irish Terrier

This hypoallergenic dog breed is famous for their independent attitude and tough resilience. They are great dogs to have around the house as they are highly trainable. However, keep in mind that they might not do well with other dogs and are considered barkers! A cool fact about Irish Terriers is that they have excellent noses and can easily be taught to track blood scent or human scent.

The Kerry Beagle

They are known mostly for being doubly good as both a hunting and a family companion. Kerrys are assertive and vigorous when on a hunt, but gentle and affectionate otherwise. This breed is great with kids of any age and will thoroughly enjoying playing outdoors with them. For the most part, this breed blends very well with other animals especially other dogs, so they are perfect for a large family with multiple fur-babies! What you probably don’t know is that according to the breed standard, Beagles’ ears, when drawn out, reach the end of their nose which helps them in catching scents!

 

Which of those Irish Breeds is your favorite? Let us know and stay safe! Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!????

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