How Much Exercise Does an Irish Terrier Dog Need?
Looking to own an Irish Terrier and want to know how much exercise does an Irish Terrier Dog need?
According to a prominent dog association, Irish Terrier Dogs score out of 5 in the scale of dog breeds that require daily exercise.
Since Irish Terriers were bred for active work, these dogs need plenty of regular exercise. They need at least a daily long, brisk walk, where the dog is made to heel beside or behind the human holding the lead. Do not let this terrier walk in front, as in a dog's mind the leader leads the way, and that leader needs to be the human.
Top 5 Laziest Dog Breeds
They need a big backyard to run about in all day so that they can expend all that pent-up energy. Nevertheless, there are other breeds that are on the reverse end of the spectrum. If you do not have the time or energy to play with your pooch for many hours a day, then there are specific breeds ideal for your lifestyle.
Here are a few dog breeds that prefer napping over running.
1. Chow Chow - They usually tend to be relatively aloof, but their independent nature means it will not mind when you leave for work in the morning. They can get over 70 pounds in weight, but they make fantastic snuggle mates.
2. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel - Bred primarily as a lapdog and buddy, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel shines at its original job. The breed is soft, caring and would much rather be inside next to you than doing any sort of vigorous activity.
3. Basset Hound - They are very lazy canines that are gentle and affectionate towards their loved ones. Although they require little bit of exercise, potential owners should be prepared for a lot of drool.
4. Shih Tzu - Shih Tzus often tend to not be particularly keen on going outdoors. Many times, they will get plenty of exercise simply walking the apartment all day.
5. Boston Terrier - Their weight normally maxes out at 25 pounds, so even if you are restricted to a studio apartment, this pooch will not mind. Boston Terriers are pretty less active. One walk a day is all you need to ensure these dogs get a good workout.
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. Report your missing pet details at Pet Reunite website here.
2. Report the lost pet on the Local Lost Pets Facebook Groups Here.
3. Phone the nearby vet clinics to see if someone has handed in your missing pet.
4. Phone the RSPCA or Visit the RSPCA Lost Pets website and complete a Lost Pet Report.
5. Visit Lost Pets Pages of Animal Shelters.
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. List the found pet details at Pet Reunite website here.
2. List 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 Pound assigned to your area.
5. Take the pet to the local Vet who usually scan the animal’s microchip and contact the registered pet owner.
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.