Irish Terrier is one of the oldest terrier breeds. They are usually called the daredevil of Dogdom because they are independent, playful, assertive, bold, and intensive. They are always ready for an action or an adventure. Irish Terrier tends to be aggressive with other dogs and animals and reserved with strangers. With early socialization and training, they can become really good with young children. This breed has a medium energy level. They love to run, to chase, and to explore; they require daily physical and mental exercises. The average weight of an Irish Terrier is 25 to 27 pounds, and its size is about 18 inches.
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Dandie Dinmont Terriers were originally bred in the early 1700s, and some people think this sort of terriers is a crossbreed between Otterhounds and some local terriers in the Border Country between England and Scotland. This breed is a typical terrier; he is independent-minded, affectionate, bold, and intelligent. They are reserved dogs, but they are not barkers, not like other kinds of terriers. They bark very loudly and in a deep voice only when it’s necessary. Just like any other dog, Dandies are also in the need for early training and socialization. Taking them to a puppy playtime or puppy class is a great start. This breed usually gets along well with young children and also with other pets if they are trained properly since their puppyhood. However, you should supervise your young children when they are playing with the dog in order to avoid any accidental bite. Dandie Dinmont has a moderate energy level; he needs daily walks and exercises. The size of the Dandie is about 8 to 11 inches, and its weight varies between 18 and 24 pounds.
People usually get confused with this breed and the Puli. Both breeds are from Hungary, and they probably share even their ancestry; however, Pumi has originated only about 300 years ago, while the Puli has a couple of thousand years of history. Pumi is a curious, playful, and fun-loving animal companion. He has a high energy level, so he is a great choice for families who enjoy spending time outside and give him lots of daily exercise. Pumi behaves well with young children, but they need to be supervised to make sure the dog doesn’t misunderstand the rough games. They also get along well with other pets. They are excellent watchdogs, so you might expect lots of barking. The Pumi’s average weight is 18 to 33 pounds, and its size is about 15 to 19 inches.
Known for its happy, spunky disposition, the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is a wonderful dog to be around. One of several terriers with Irish ancestry, the Wheaten is unique in its group because of its soft, silky coat and extra-long facial hair. Wheatens are deeply devoted to their families, get along well with children and other pets, and love to be active. Wheaten Terriers make excellent, affectionate housemates and are eager to learn and please.