I - Irish Terrier, Irish Water Spaniel, Irish Setter
Two of the smartest dogs I meet when out for a walk are Irish Terriers.
|Irish Terriers - Beau and Dexter|
Irish Terriers are very active dogs, considered one of the oldest terrier breeds they enjoy agility competitions.
Dexter however is due to be clipped so that he is as smart as Beau.
|Beau and Dexter|
One of the smartest (most intelligent) dogs I've ever known was Milly, an Irish Water Spaniel, who lived in a house close to the River Seven,
|Irish Water Spaniels - Milly and Cara|
They have featured on my blog before. You can read about them here. As you can tell from their name they were in their element in water and a quick dip in the Severn was seventh heaven for them. Milly was the best footballing dog I've met with a stronger tackle than the legendary Norman Hunter of Leeds United and England fame.
Two other dogs from the village where I live appeared in my North Yorkshire Village Dogs series here. However these two Irish Setters had Scottish names.
|Irish Setters - Duncan and Cameron ready for a road trip|
Not as famous perhaps as dogs owned by President Truman or Richard Nixon., but just as photogenic as Lord Reilly of Redwood.
|Lord Reilly and Clark Gable|
Whether they are at the seaside,
|Come on in - the water's fine|
or just resting at home.
|Duncan and Cameron|