St. Patrick's Day Special Edition

3/17/2017

If​ ​there​ ​is​ ​one​ ​thing​ ​we​ ​love​ ​at​ ​Abbey​ ​Glen​ ​(besides​ ​pets​ ​of​ ​course!)​ ​it​ ​is​ celebrating​ ​holidays!
With​ ​St.​ ​Patrick's​ ​Day​ ​this​ ​month,​ ​we​ ​decided​ ​to​ ​take​ ​ ​a​ ​look​ ​into​ ​some​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Irish​ ​dog​ ​breeds​ ​and learn​ ​more​ ​about​ ​these​ ​cuddly​ ​​and​ ​cute​ ​canines​ ​that​ ​come​ ​from​ ​Ireland!​​​ ​Maybe​ ​you​ ​will​ ​find​ ​a breed​ ​that​ ​​is​ ​a​ ​perfect​ ​fit​ ​for​ ​you. ​​​If​ ​you​ ​have​ ​an​ ​Irish​ ​breed​ ​dog​ ​or​ ​are​ ​considering​ ​bringing​ ​one into​ ​your​ ​home,​ ​we​ ​would​ ​love​ ​to​ ​hear​ ​about​ ​it!​ ​​​Share​ ​your​ ​ ​story​ ​on​ ​our​ ​facebook.

1) The​ ​Glen​ ​of​ ​Imaal​ ​-​ ​this​ ​breed​ ​is​ ​considered​ ​a​ ​working breed​ ​because​ ​one​ ​of​ its​ ​ original​ ​jobs​ ​was​ ​vermin​ ​control.​ ​​They were​ ​small​ ​enough​ ​to​ ​get​ ​into​ ​burrows​ ​where​ ​ ​ badgers​ ​were hiding​ ​but​ ​they​ ​were​ ​large​ ​enough​ ​in​ ​size​ ​to​ ​go​ ​up​ ​against​ ​the badger​ ​​ and​ ​get​ ​rid​ ​of​ ​the​ ​nuisance.​ ​​ ​Although​ considered​ ​a​ ​terrier,​ ​it​ ​is​ ​not a​ ​barker​ like​ other​ ​types​ ​of​ ​terriers!

 

2) The​ ​Irish​ ​Setter​ ​-​ ​this​ ​breed​ ​has​ ​a​ ​distinct​ ​and​ ​eye​ ​catching red​ ​mahogany​ ​coat​ ​ which​ ​is​ ​full​ ​and​ ​silky.​​​ ​The​ ​setter​ ​is​ ​known​ ​for its​ ​enthusiasm​ ​and​ ​superior​ ​hunting ​​ skills.​ ​​​They​ ​have​ ​a​ ​happy disposition​ ​and​ ​many​ ​say​ ​this​ ​breed​ ​is unmatched​ ​when​ it comes​ ​to​ ​companionship.

 

3) The​ ​Irish​ ​Terrier​ ​-​ ​this​ ​breed​ ​stays​ ​very​ ​true​ ​to​ ​typical​ ​terrier breeds. It is loyal,​ ​full​ ​of​ ​spunk​ ​and​ ​can​ ​adapt​ ​easily. Overall​ ​it​ ​is​ ​a well-rounded​ ​breed​ ​that​ ​will make ​an​ ​excellent​ ​companion.

 

4) The​ ​Irish​ ​Water​ ​Spaniel​ ​-​ ​this​ ​breed​ ​is​ ​one​ ​of​ ​the​ ​oldest​ ​and most​ ​rare​ ​breeds​ ​​of​ ​spaniels. It​ ​has​ ​a​ ​very​ ​unique​ ​and​ ​distinct look​ ​with​ ​its​ ​curly​ ​coat. It​ ​is​ ​very​ ​​​fun​ ​loving​ ​and​ ​spirited​ ​and​ ​can make​ ​a​ ​great​ ​pet.

 

5) The​ ​Irish​ ​Wolfhound​ ​-​ ​this​ ​breed​ ​is​ ​strong​ ​and​ ​strudy. They​ ​are​ ​​very​ ​large. However​ ​they​ ​are​ ​very gentle​ ​and​ ​noble​ ​and​ ​really​ ​make​ ​a​ ​great​ ​​​addition​ ​to​ ​any​ ​family that​ ​has​ ​room​ ​to​ ​accommodate​ ​their​ ​size.

 

6) The​ ​Soft​ ​Coated​ ​Wheaten​ ​Terrier​ ​-​ ​this​ ​breed​ ​is​ ​a medium-sized​ ​dog​ ​that​ ​is​ ​both​ ​powerful​ ​and​ ​gentle. They are​ ​known​ ​to​ ​be​ ​very​ ​affectionate​ ​and​ ​athletic. They​ ​often ​compete​ ​in​ ​dog​ ​shows​ ​and​ ​trials. These​ ​terriers​ ​are​ ​very curious​ ​so​ ​they​ ​are​ ​a​ ​good​ ​breed​ ​for​ ​someone​ ​looking​ ​for​ ​a loving​ ​indoor​ ​dog.

 

7) The​ ​Kerry​ ​Blue​ ​Terrier​ ​-​ ​this​ ​breed​ ​was​ ​originally​ ​a​ ​farm dog​ ​used​ ​in​ ​the​ ​mountains​ ​of​ ​Ireland,​ ​but​ ​it​ ​has​ ​now​ ​become known​ ​as​ ​a​ ​stunning​ ​show​ ​dog. For​ ​​those​ ​who​ ​have​ ​this breed​ ​as​ ​a​ ​pet,​ ​they​ ​should​ ​be​ ​prepared​ ​for​ ​an​ ​active​ ​and  giddy​ ​dog​ ​that​ ​will​ ​always​ ​be​ ​looking​ ​to​ ​run,​ ​play​ ​and​ ​explore. They​ ​have​ ​a​ ​beautiful​ ​blue-grey​ ​fur​ ​coat.