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Native Irish Dog Breeds

What ever way you look at it, we are an island of dog lovers. 1 in 4 Irish households has a dog and many of us have grown up with dogs all our lives. Dogs are an integral part of Irish life, from farming to recreational & companionship.

There are nine recognised native dogs breeds to Ireland, here is the list.

1Irish WolfhoundHound
2Kerry BeagleHound
3Irish Red SetterGundog
4Irish Red & White SetterGundog
5Irish Water SpanielGundog
6Irish Glen of Imaal TerrierTerrier
7Irish Soft Coated Wheaten TerrierTerrier
8Irish TerrierTerrier
9Kerry Blue TerrierTerrier
9 recognised Irish native breeds

Updated on July 18, 2022

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