Once you get to know an Irish Terrier well enough to get acquainted with his personality, to recognize the depth of his love, to behold his proud almost swaggering carriage, his catlike grace of movement and blinding speed and coordination of muscle, and his magnificent courage and heart, and to see his unnerving intelligence displayed again and again, you will be convinced that the Irish Terrier is one of the most magnificent of God's creations in the dog family.
From "Long-Legged Irishman, Biography of a Terrier," by Byron N. Martin
The Irish Terrier
A friendly face A fiery heart A spirit - wild and free A temperament of solid gold There's no other dog for me
A chestnut coat So rich, so red Two eyes as black as night A stature - sturdy, strong and hard He'll impress with all his might
A friend for life That's what he'll be So loyal and oh so proud This dog could never fail you He's a treasure in a crowd.