It is believed that the Irish Terrier gets its name from the fact that they were originally bred in Ireland, they are thought to be a mix of English terrier, Water Spaniel and Fox Terrier.
Irish Terrier most popular breeds in the United States
It is thought that it has been around since the early 1900s. It is one of four terriers named by the AKC, the others being the Beagle, American Foxhound and Chesapeake Bay Terrier. It is one of the most popular breeds in the United States.
They are a member of the Terrier group and part of the Toy group.
Dog Day Care
They are also very nosy and very eager to find new things and people. They love to go for walks and exploring new parks and sit beside the owner for a long time. They have even been known to host their own reality TV show named 'Dog Day Care'. These dogs are very caring of their families and in return they are loyal to them. They would be at the front of the pack anytime a member of their family is being threatened, rescuing the family member and keeping them safe.
They make a great study for a pet portrait