Owning an Irish Wolfhound in Ireland centuries…

Owning an Irish Wolfhound in Ireland centuries ago would have been a privilege reserved for the aristocratic class. Anyone aside from aristocracy would of been forbidden by law. Owning a Kerry Blue terrier wasn’t, as it was consider the dog of the people. So the people would concentrate on breeding terriers for their own needs and tastes. These farm dogs needed to combine herding, guarding, hunting, retrieving and vermin destroying talents. Dog fighting was also a way for them to make a little money on the side.

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Although an Irish breed, the breed was refined by Englishman and this is why I believe the breed possibly had a correlation with dog fighting. Both the Irish and English had an affinity for dog fighting and often competed dogs seeing who bred the better dog.

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A tough little breed as many terriers are, they’re not known for fighting and I don’t believe the enthusiast would want to be associated with but it wouldn’t be much to believe they did fight the breed at one point.

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