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        Breed Standards for the Irish Terrier



General Appearance:

A graceful, racy outline, with a moderately long body.  It is a sturdy and strong in substance, but it is also active and lithe in movement.




Head long and fairly narrow, eyes small, with intense expression, small v-shaped ears, dropping forward with fold above skull level.




Set high but not curled; about one fourth docked off.






Harsh, wiry, whole-colored coat has a broken appearance and should not be so long as to hide the body outline.




Red, golden red, red wheaten or wheaten.




A heedless, reckless pluck and blind to all consequences, will rush headlong at an adversary.  They have the courage of a lion and will fight to their last breath and yet they are good tempered, notably with humans.

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