Everything You Need To Know About The Breed
Still looking for that lucky four-leaf clover? We’ve found it for you, in the form of a lucky four-legged friend. These top Irish dog breeds are loving, loyal and will surely charm their way in to your heart.
Made famous by President Harry S. Truman, the Irish setter was born with White House sized stamina. This auburn-haired canine loves to run, hunt and play all day. Nature blessed the Irish setter with a heart and lung capacity equipped to sustain a rigorous exercise routine. This loyal and loving breed makes an excellent family pet and is great around children. Apartment dwellers beware — this breed requires constant room to run, so be prepared to spend plenty of time outdoors.
Best fit for
Active families and households with plenty of outdoor room to roam.
Irish water spaniel
Born with webbed feet and a furless tail, the Irish water spaniel not only loves to swim but has a natural desire for water sport. Potential owners must keep this high-endurance breed continually engaged in mental and physical activity. Don’t let those curly locks fool you — this breed is surprisingly low-maintenance in the grooming department and simple routine bathing and brushing should be enough to keep this pooch clean and healthy.
Best fit for
Patient and active families. Due to the rarity of this breed, potential owners must be willing to wait in line for an Irish water spaniel to call their own.
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