Ireland has produced several popular breeds of adorable dog.Ireland has produced several popular breeds of adorable dog.
Ireland has produced several popular breeds of adorable dog.

Irish Dogs: These are 9 breeds of adorable dog who come from Ireland - including the loving Red Setter ๐Ÿ•

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These pups were all first bred on the Emerald Isle of Ireland.

If youโ€™ve been thinking about getting a new dog then youโ€™re not alone โ€“ Kennel Club figures show that the number of people looking for puppies has surged to record levels in the last few years.

But with 221 different breeds of pedigree dog to choose from, thereโ€™s plenty of thinking to do before you select your familyโ€™s latest four-legged addition โ€“ whether you want a large dog, family-friendly dog, or crossbreed.

Thereโ€™s even academic guidance to seek out, with Psychologist Stanley Corenโ€™s book โ€˜The Intelligence of Dogsโ€™ ranking breeds by instincts, obedience, and the ability to adapt.

All types of dog also have a geographical history, having a country where they were first bred and developed โ€“ before spreading across the world and being recognised by kennel clubs.

Here are 9 breeds of dog that have Irish heritage.

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