Full of nerves and muscles, the Irish Terrier is an athletic but light dog. Energetic, agile and lively, his gait exudes great power.
Between 46 and 48 cm (18.11 to 18.90 inches) for the male
Between 46 and 48 cm (18.11 to 18.90 inches) for the female
Between 12 and 13 kg (26.46 to 28.66 pounds) for the male
Between 12 and 13 kg (26.46 to 28.66 pounds) for the female
His dress is one color. It can be red, red-yellow or red-orange wheat.
His hair is dense and hard. It has a "wiry" texture that looks broken and is flat on the body.
The surface hair is so dense that it is almost impossible to see the skin, even when you separate the hairs with your fingers. The undercoat is much finer and softer than the surface hair.
The Irish Terrier's long head is completely wrinkle-free. His skull is flat and fairly narrow, and the stop is barely visible except from the side.
His small, bright and intelligent eyes are dark. His small ears are v-shaped and fall forward. His nose is black.
His tail is carried cheerfully and has very coarse hair. It is set high, but should not be curled or carried over the back.
According to the FCI breeds nomenclature, this breed belongs to group 3, section 1 and is #139