Most Popular Irish Dog Breeds

One of Ireland's oldest dogs, the Lurcher is a cross between several breeds and not recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC). 

 These sighthounds hunted rabbits and hares in the 1600s. 

This Irish dog now enjoys cuddling on the couch with you and your family.

 To keep them healthy and stimulated, walk them daily.

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Another unrecognized AKC breed, the Irish Collie is smart, active, and hardworking.

Often seen helping sheep farmers herd their flock, this breed is thought to have come from Ireland to Scotland. 

 The famous show judge and founder of two Collie clubs, Iris Combe, made this case in her book.

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