Happy St. Patrick's Day!
In honor of this holiday, I thought it would be fun to showcase some of the dog breeds which originated in Ireland. Canine origins come from many different countries, and some of the most popular hunting and working breeds came from Ireland. Many of them were known and recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC) during its early days, more than 100 years ago. Terriers, setters, and other breeds were used in Ireland and remain popular pets today.
Modern Dog Magazine ran an interesting article about Irish dog breeds, including the Irish setter, the Kerry Blue Terrier, the Irish Wolfhound and more. Here is a link to the story -- hop over for a fun read! And, may the road rise up to meet you as you and your special furry friend travel together!
Gayle M. Irwin is a writer and public relations professional who volunteers with various animal rescue groups. She enjoys sharing her books and her passion for pets and the environment with others.