Florence et Michel GUERIN
Trength and genuineness !
Other names :
Daredevil or irish red
Origin : Ireland
« There is something that cannot
be denied,that is,Michael was able to love with the same
thorough devotion,the same courage
and the same
self-sacrifice as any human being» Jack LONDON
History : This terrier has been bred in Ireland most
probably for centuries;however,his origin is not well
known,and its official appearance might trace back to
around 1800. This is why it is one of the most ancient
breeds recognized by the American Kennel Club ,and one
of the most ancient Terrier breeds in Ireland. It could
be descended from an old breed of black and tan rough-coated
Terrier and also from a large Wheaten Terrier which
might have lived in the area of Cork County. The present
type ,"red irish",was established between 1873 (Dublin
exhibition) and 1875 (Glasgow exhibition); before that
its coat could be red ,black and tan ,or even tabby. At
present, its coat color ranges from straw to tan ;a
little white spot on the chest is allowed and designates
an american lineage(the champion spot!)
The Irish Terrier Club (ITC) was
founded in 1879 in Dublin and a first standard was
defined in 1880 .The first Irish Terriers had pointed
ears ,but ear docked was forbidden by ITCin 1890.
The Irish Terrier was
immortalized by Jack London (1876-1916) in two famous
novels :Jerry of the Islands and Michaël,
brother of Jerry.
and fast ,he was used for large variety of purposes,as
scrub hunting and retrieving in Kerry County, big game
hunting in Africa . This dog is capable of fighting to
death .During World War I,it served as a British
soldiers' auxiliary ,so demonstrating beyond any doubt
intelligence and courage.
The irish terrier is an ideal companion for anyone that
wants a cheerful ,lively and witty dog . He is
thoroughly loyal and loving towards his master . He is
intelligent and easy to train ; it is an ideal companion
He is an all-purpose dog :all kinds of hunting (land and
water),company or agility (it is the fastest of all
terriers).The passion it arouses among the experts is
due to its distinguished appearance and its vivid
,intelligent gaze .
THIS DOG IS TO BE DESERVED….