Irish terrier


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Irish terrier

n.
A terrier of a medium-sized breed developed in Ireland for hunting, having a wiry reddish-brown coat.

Irish terrier

n
(Breeds) a breed of terrier with a wiry wheaten or reddish coat

I′rish ter′rier


n.
one of an Irish breed of medium-sized terriers having a dense, wiry reddish coat and a short beard.
[1855–60]
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Noun1.Irish terrier - medium-sized breed with a wiry brown coatIrish terrier - medium-sized breed with a wiry brown coat; developed in Ireland
terrier - any of several usually small short-bodied breeds originally trained to hunt animals living underground
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An Irish terrier, with no personal bias towards either side, was dancing round and attacking each in turn as he came uppermost.
Within a minute from his entrance on the scene the poodles and the Irish terrier had vanished; the dog of doubtful breed was moving off up the hill, yelping, with the dispatch of one who remembers an important appointment, and Bill, miraculously calmed, was seated in the centre of the Promenade, licking honourable wounds.
Irish terriers, when they have gained maturity, are notable, not alone for their courage, fidelity, and capacity for love, but for their cool-headedness and power of self-control and restraint.
I don't know why the venture is dachshund-specific, but if I was an Irish terrier and refused entry I'd cry discrimination.
An Irish terrier of a midfield player, 'Davey Mac', pictured, was a key component of the United team which gained promotion back to the top flight in 1984.
This book for general readers and dog lovers profiles nine Irish dog breeds, all native to Ireland, including the Irish wolfhound, the Kerry blue terrier, the Irish red setter, the Glen of Imaal terrier, the Irish terrier, and the Kerry Beagle.
The gentle German Shepherd comes in a line of pets in the Government House that include a kangaroo, a cassowary, and other dogs such as an Irish Terrier named Torrocks, a chow named Ting Gow, and a Scottish terrier named Bousquir, and one named Soda.
The border and Irish terrier carl said: "He's the most photographed dog in Arbroath.
MOST SUITED TO: Irish Setter Irish Wolfhound Irish Terrier Kerry Blue Terrier Irish Water Spaniel Dogue
The City Tavern in Newcastle, the pub offers drinks and bar snacks for dogs, pictured owner David King and Hector, his Irish Terrier
For example, Arthur and Elizabeth Delve from Smethwick found it fit to record the existence of their 'faithful Irish terrier Biddy'.

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