Since the domestication of dogs many breeds have come to be recognized by organizations such as the American Kennel Club. These precious pooches come from countries all over the world. Ireland is home to many canine breed’s origin stories. Check out all of the breeds below broken down by category and let us know if you have a pup from this country! You may even learn about some new breeds or find your next obsession.
Glen of Imal Terrier – The Glen is a spirited and bold terrier with a gentle touch.
Kerry Blue Terrier – Irish humor, Irish charm, Irish looks and loves to be with family. The full package!
Lakeland Terrier – Bred to be protectors of sheep, this terrier also loves to protect their people.
Soft Coated Wheaton Terrier – Known for their silky soft coat and stylish attire, these popular pups love their Irish roots.
Irish Wolfhound – These big boys were made for little laps. As you can tell, they don’t always seem to notice they are the tallest of all dog breeds.
Irish Red and White Setter – These pups are as fun as they look! They were recently recognized by the AKC in 2009 and have been determined to show off ever since.
Irish Setter – These natural red heads are not only graceful, but hard-working and clever!
Irish Water Spaniel – With looks we can all be envious of, this Spaniel is also brave and playful.
Herding, Non-Sporting, Working, Toys
Do you have a precious pup with Irish roots? Whether purebred, mixed breed, or All-American, we’d love to see them! Share your pics on social media and tag them #vcapets !!