Irish Terrier Breed Maintenance
This is an easy breed to maintain, as the short coat needs only a weekly brushing. Though thick, the coat is not prone to shed. Stripping or clipping may be beneficial and is recommended two to four times a year. Stripping pulls out only the dead hairs. Clipping may be easier, but can leave the coat too soft to receive good marks in the show ring. An occasional bath is recommended only when needed. This Terrier has fast growing nails that should be clipped regularly to avoid splits and cracks. Regular maintenance for ears and teeth also keeps this dog looking its best. The Irish Terrier is an active and intelligent breed, and needs daily exercise to thrive. Though this dog can be happy in an apartment, he will need mental and physical stimulation to keep boredom and bad behavior away. A fenced in yard and leashed walks keep his roaming nature and chase instinct under control.