We have seen an unprecedented demand for puppies, and we have been overwhelmed with enquiries, up to 40 in a week at one point.
The current lockdown means that once again breeders are having to put plans on hold which will have implications for the availability of pups in the coming months.
Given the length of our current waitlist the Breed Clubs have reluctantly taken the decision to suspend the Puppy Help Line to allow the waiting lists to ease and become more manageable. The situation will be reviewed in the summer when we hope the situation may have settled. This will be announced on this group and on our website.
Thank you for your understanding.
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.
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