So, you have decided that an Irish Terrier is the Breed for you, after doing plenty of research on the Breed and speaking to owners and Breeders about them, before you purchase a puppy or rescue an adult.
It is a good idea to see as many adult Irish Terriers as possible, and ask the owners for all the information, so as you can get a “warts and all” overview.
Find out about Breed Clubs (information available from the Kennel Club plus Breed Club web sites) and their events and shows, where you will be able to meet a number of Irish Terriers in one place.
Contact the Irish Terrier Association or other Irish Terrier Breed Clubs puppy help lines to locate a responsible Breeder.
It is worthwhile visiting several Breed specialty kennels before you make a decision as to who to purchase your puppy from. Please do not choose the nearest Breeder to you, hopefully you will have your puppy for a long time and it will deserve the time and patience in selecting the right Breeder from wherever in the country.
If you see puppies in conditions where you feel sorry for them – please do not buy them, however please report your findings to the local authority environmental department and a Breed Club Secretary. In taking them away from the environment you will be perpetuating the actions of the Breeder.
By contacting a recommended responsible Breeder, you would have the expectation that they will conform to the following, unless advised otherwise by the Breeder why not: -
If the Breeder is a Kennel Club Assured Breeder, then they are advised to follow these guidelines by the Kennel Club.