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Irish Terrier is a medium-sized dog of the Terrier family known to be bold, courageous, and dashing. He’s a long-legged terrier whose temperament matches his fiery red coat. Although these terriers are tenderhearted at home, they are determined and courageous at work. Irish Terriers stand about 18 inches high at the shoulder and weigh up to 27 pounds.

It is believed that Irish Terriers are one of the oldest breeds of the Terrier family. One of their ancestors may have been the extinct black and tan terrier and the wheaten-colored terrier. Irish Terriers are the model of an all-purpose farm dog. Canines in this breed are determined ratters but they have also served as family and flock guardians, watchdogs, as well as hunting companions. The breed was recognized by AKC in 1885.

Like any other dog breed, it is important to take out Irish Terriers pet insurance as soon as you purchase your dog. With the right Irish Terriers pet insurance, you will get the financial assistance to take care of pet-related medical expenses such as hospitalization, accident, illness, injuries, diagnostic tests, emergency care, prescription, and so on.

When taking out Irish Terriers pet insurance, it is important to understand what the policy covers. You will be able to know more about the coverage by asking the right questions and also going through the policy documents. It is also necessary to understand the policy’s limit, exclusions, stipulation and waiting period before taking it out.

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Why Irish Terriers Pet Insurance Is Important

Irish Terriers suffer from certain health problems just like any other dog breed. They have a low incidence of hip dysplasia but suffers from some other medical conditions like cataracts, hyperkeratosis, hypothyroidism, and so on.

With the rising cost of veterinary care and treatment, most medical conditions may cost thousands of dollars in veterinary care and treatment. Hip dysplasia, for instance, may cost up to $5,000 in vet treatment.

Most pet owners don’t want to spend such an amount of money out of pocket, especially in an emergency, that’s why you need to take out Irish Terriers pet insurance as soon as possible.

Irish terriers pet insurance will cover the medical expenses of your pet and also protect your finances.

Here is a list of common sicknesses Irish Terriers might develop:

  • Cataracts
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Hyperkeratosis
  • Aortic stenosis
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Familial renal disease
  • Central core myopathy
  • Urolithiasis, etc.

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Irish Terriers Pet Insurance Statistics

Origin: Ireland

Average height: 18 inches

Average weight: 27 pounds (male), 25 pounds (female)

Life expectancy: 13 – 15 years

Colors: Wheaten, Red, Red Wheaten

Exercise Requirements: 20 – 30 minutes per day

Temperament: Respectful, Bold, Intelligent, Dashing, Lively, Tenderhearted,  Protective, Trainable, Dominant.

Health: They are healthy overall but prone to conditions like urolithiasis, central core myopathy, cataracts, hip dysplasia, aortic stenosis, hyperkeratosis, etc.

Energy level: High

Dog Breed Group: Terrier Group

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Irish Terriers Pet Insurance News

Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show is an annual dog show event featuring the best dogs of most recognized breeds. An invitation to the show is a great honor and so winning Best of Breed is a special honor.

2016 Best of Breed in the Irish Terrier Breed was won by an Okanagan dog, Dart, in the Westminster Dog Show.

Dart the Irish Terrier was named the top Irish Terrier in the competition, making it the second time an Okanagan dog would win such a prestigious title in the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.

However, the Irish Terrier did not win the year’s best of show honor, it was won by a three-year-old German shorthaired pointer named CJ.

The Best of Breed award for 2019 Westminster Show in the Irish terrier class was won by the 4-year-old Piper. The dog’s full name is “Gchs Ch Trackways Cassidy Pi’d Piper”. Piper is owned by Terry Cassidy, Cass Cassidy, and Patty Howard and Harvey Howard. The entry comprising 132 dogs was judged by judge Anne Katona.

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Irish Terriers Pet Insurance FAQ

Are Irish Terriers prone to separation anxiety?

Any dog can suffer from distress due to separation anxiety but Irish Terriers are less likely to suffer from distress when left alone. However, if they are left alone for too long, they might still develop separation anxiety which could result from unexpected behaviors.

Are Irish Terriers protective of their owners?

Irish Terriers have a protective instinct. The dogs are protective of themselves, their families and also their territories.

How soon does pet insurance take effect?

If your pet is diagnosed with a health issue, you will be required to wait for some days before processing your claim. The length of the waiting period may vary from one pet insurance company to the other but most pet insurance companies in Canada have a waiting period of 14 days for illness and 48 hours for accidents.

Can you get pet insurance after diagnosis?

In the event that your pet is diagnosed with a medical condition before the start date of your pet insurance policy, such condition will be excluded from the Irish Terriers pet insurance policy. You will be able to access coverage for other conditions but you will not access coverage for the diagnosed condition.

What medical conditions are common with Irish Terriers?

Several medical conditions are common with Irish Terriers. Examples include urolithiasis, central core myopathy, cataracts, hip dysplasia, aortic stenosis, hyperkeratosis, etc.

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