Do Irish Terrier Dogs Need To Be Groomed Regularly?
Owning a an Irish Terrier and want to know how often do an Irish Terrier Dog need to be groomed or should you bathe an Irish Terrier?
According to pet experts, Irish Terrier Dogs score out of 5 in the scale of dog breeds that require grooming regularly.
High Maintenance: The Irish Terrier is a fairly low-maintenance breed that requires regular brushing with a stiff bristled brush. A fine tooth comb should be used to remove the dead hairs after brushing. Hand-plucking of the hairs of the Irish Terrier is necessary twice a year. Excessive hair around the pads of the feet must be trimmed and the ears must be kept clean.
Why Brush or Groom Your Irish Terrier Dog?
Brushing also assists to spread healthy natural skin oils over the hair shaft, promoting a shiny coat and helping dust to slide off the hair. This can also help to lessen the need to bath and therefore lessen the regularity of bathing.
Brushing and grooming of your Irish Terrier dog are tasks that help to reinforce the positive relationship bond between your family pet and you. Brushing should be an enjoyable and comfortable experience for your pet and you.
How Often to Groom Your Irish Terrier
Dogs with short coats commonly require much less brushing and grooming compared to dogs with medium to long haired coats as these longer coats can get tangles, mats and debris trapped in them more easily.
Some very short-haired canines may not need traditional 'brushing' and for these dogs, owners may instead like to try a soft grooming glove to carefully remove loose hair, occasionally.
Pet dogs should be brushed 'as needed'. Owners should observe the condition of their dog's coat, looking for any tangles/mats or dullness which suggests they might need a brush. Grooming can take anything from a couple of minutes to a number of hours a week depending on your type of dog.
Irish Terrier Information
Called the daredevil of dogdom, the Irish terrier is brash, bold, assertive, playful, inquisitive, independent, strong-willed and ever ready for action and adventure. It is usually aggressive toward other dogs and small animals and tends to be reserved with strangers. It likes to chase and run and hunt and explore; it needs daily physical and mental exercise in a safe area. Given sufficient exercise, it is surprisingly well-mannered and dignified indoors. It is a loyal and entertaining companion.
What to do if you lose your Irish Terrier
If your Irish Terrier Dog or any other pet has gone missing and it does not have an identification tag with a phone number, you can:
1. List your missing pet details at Pet Reunite website here.
2. List the missing pet on the Local Lost Pets Facebook Groups Here.
3. Phone the local vets to see if someone has handed in your lost pet.
4. Telephone the RSPCA or Visit the RSPCA Lost Pets website and complete a Lost Pet Report.
5. Visit Lost Pets Pages of Animal Pounds.
What to do if you find a lost Irish Terrier
If you find a Irish Terrier Dog or any other pet and it does not have an identification tag with a phone number, you can:
1. Report the found pet details at Pet Reunite website here.
2. Register the missing pet on the Local Facebook Lost Pets Groups.
3. Phone the Local Council to collect the lost animal.
4. Take the pet to the local Animal Shelter assigned to your suburb.
5. Take the animal to the local Vet Clinic who can scan the animal’s microchip and call the registered owner of the pet.
Laws Regarding Missing Pets
1. It is against the law to keep any animal that you find.
2. Pets are generally considered property and it is illegal to take and keep someone else’s property.
3. You must call your local animal control unit and file a FOUND AN ANIMAL report for any dog or cat you find.
4. To reclaim your lost dog, cat or other pet from the animal shelter you must pay a release fee.
5. If your dog or cat is unregistered, you will have to register your pet before you can take it home.