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A midsize dog averaging around 30 pounds; large enough to take care of itself but small enough to pick up with one arm and fit into a car. Irish Terriers are excellent family dogs, affectionate and very loving with their own family,  lively and full of fun, but not "yappy" and remain calm indoors.

One of the principal fore bearers was the rough coated Black & Tan Terrier crossed with the Irish Wolfhound and possibly the wirehaired Scotch Terrier.  In the words of Albert Payson Terhune, "The Irish Terrier is perhaps the finest dog on Earth. He does not throw away his priceless devotion and loyalty on every stranger...but to the death he is a comrade, protector, exuberant playmate, and sympathizing comforter of the human who has won his heart and respect."

  • The Irish Terrier is strong willed and intelligent.
  • He will protect his family without any concern for his own safety.
  • He is very patient with children and loves to tease and to play.
  • He is assertive, unafraid, cheerful, playful, spirited, reserved with strangers and challenging to enemies.
  • In WWI Irish Terriers were used as messenger dogs on the front lines
  Princess Abigail

Am/Can Ch. Horsinaround Princess Abigail
Alberni Valley Kennel Club Show October 2006

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Takala's Hot Topic Casey
Takala's Kelly Green
Group 4 Win
Victoria Kennel Club Show March 2013

Dam: US/Can. Ch. Horsinaround Princess Abigail
Sire: US Ch. Glenstal's Standing Ovation

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Am/Can Ch. Takala's Hot Topic Casey (13 MO. Old)
Group 2 Win
Mt. Cheam Kennel Club Show February 2013

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Can Ch. Takala Trails Murphy
Born September 14, 2010
Group 1st
Victoria Kennel Club Show March 2012

Dam: US/Can. Ch. Horsinaround Princess Abigail
Sire: Takala Trails Rookie

Murphy was ranked 2nd in Canada for Irish Terriers 2011 and 2012. He has multiple group placements in his show career as well as 2 Best Puppy in Show wins.

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