The active Irish Terrier will keep you on your toes.
Warning: Smart Dog
“The Irish farmer needed a thinking dog that could do the chores without being asked. Irish Terriers also served as messengers during World War I because they were thinkers and problem-solvers. A new owner must be able to outthink this dog and be more Irish than he is. With persistence and consistency, an Irish Terrier will be amenable to training.”
— Rose Marie Saporito, a breeder in Exton, Pa., is vice president of the Irish Terrier Club of America.
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