The 7 Most Popular Irish Dog Breeds

Irish Lurcher

A versatile hunting dog originating from Ireland, the Lurcher combines the speed of the Greyhound with the intelligence of the Collie and Terrier breeds.

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Irish Collie

Known for its liveliness and intelligence, the Irish Collie is a hard-working herding dog traditionally used by farmers in Ireland.

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Kerry Beagle

Resembling the Beagle but larger in size, the Kerry Beagle is a popular hunting dog in Ireland, valued for its keen sense of smell and stamina.

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Irish Water Spaniel

Characterized by its distinctive curly coat and rat-like tail, the Irish Water Spaniel is a versatile working dog excelling in water sports and field activities.

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Glen of Imaal Terrier

Originally bred to hunt badgers in the Glen of Imaal valley, this terrier is known for its courageous spirit and affectionate nature, making it an ideal family pet.

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Irish Red and White Setter

A bird dog distinguished by its striking coat pattern, the Irish Red and White Setter is athletic and well-suited for hunting and companionship.

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Kerry Blue Terrier

Renowned for its distinctive blue coat and versatility, the Kerry Blue Terrier excels in various activities such as hunting, retrieving, and obedience competitions.

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