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    Irish Terrier

    Thinking about getting a Irish Terrier for my next dog for hunting any one had one or used one for hunting


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    Had a kerry blue terrier close cousin to the 'red devil', sister inlaw had an Irish. Both would pull down goats no worries, hard headed though and once the blood lust was up hard to control, lovely family dogs as long as you have no otber pets. I,d have either again in a heart beat.
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    What type of hunting mate? If your after a terrier that's somewhat trainable get a border, ours was a fantastic family dog great with kids not snappy like most/all terriers and a demon hunting.

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    Yep I agree we have a bedlington terrier now also from the border area between England and Scotland great noses and easier to train than the firey Irish breeds.

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    Looked at the border terrier like them to but I like a challenge I have German wire haired pointers been reading up heaps on the Irish Terrier looks like a bred that would suit my style of hunting iam self employed so my dogs come to work with me every day sleep inside i look after my dogs and spend time with them


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    You'll be fine then you sound grounded and a dog lover, we also had a Wheaten terrier for a while when we had our kerry blue great rough country working dogs. Just beware an Irish terrier will want to rule the roost in all situations and wont take a backwards step with other dogs
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    Quote Originally Posted by nor-west View Post
    Just beware an Irish terrier will want to rule the roost in all situations and wont take a backwards step with other dogs
    My grandfather had one for years, I still remember a story about an encounter between it and a neighbours German Shepherd which apparently had a nasty habit of sneaking around behind people and giving them a nip on the ankle... tried it on him once and landed on its back with an much faster than expected Irish Terrier at its throat. Kept a respectful distance after that.
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    Irish Terrier

    Yeh totally. I have one. Meant to be for hunting but she owns it and controls its every move but it does still get out.
    Really clever, great nose, amazing athleticism and as above commentary they need to be handled well and sorted early so they are not a hindrance in social situations, they are a terrier after all.
    My one is fine and Iím considering another. To hunt...100%.
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    Had Kerry Blue as well mate , tracked a wounded deer for a day and night , really was my wifes dog and i wasn't welcomed home until I found the bugger .
    He was a male and very strong headed . I was walking along Blue Cliffs beach one weekend and he decided to take on 4 pig dogs and he didn't give a inch , so they are a very gutsie breed .
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    I'd be interested in the outcome of this, not that I like a dog fight, infact I hate them, what I'd be interested to know is how the hell did you separate them?
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