Irish Terrier, Jack Russell Terrier: Personality & Health Issues
Irish Terrier:

If the Irish Terrier is kept as a house-pet, it should be given a lot of outdoor exercise.  Daily brushing prevents its undercoat from matting, and its nails must be cut regularly.  It can be groomed in the same way as a Fox Terrier.  Always have medication on hand to treat its wounds.

Average Lifespan Of The Irish Terrier: 12-15 years.
Average Weight: 25-27lbs.

Inherited Health Disorders:

Cystine Crystals In Urine: See Kidney Diseases In Dogs.
Jack Russell Terrier:

Jack Russell Terriers (now named Parson Russell Terriers) are high energy, intelligent dogs who love to work.  They definitely require regular exercise to maintain their pleasant temperament, and to prevent boredom.  Jack Russells are known for their health and longevity, provided they are well cared for.

Average Lifespan Of The Jack Russell Terrier: 14-16 years.
Average Weight: 14-17lbs.

Inherited Health Disorders:

Lens Dislocation Leading To Glaucoma.
Lack Of Balance (Ataxia): Loss of the dog's ability to co-ordinate muscle movements.  Ataxia can occur for a few days after a seizure, and/or as a side effect of anti-seizure medications, or ear infection.  Adjustment of your dog's medication and reduced exercise can help alleviate Ataxia.
Irish Terrier
Exercise Requirements: 3/5
Affection Level: 2/5
Friendliness-Other Pets:
Friendliness-Strangers: 2/5
Ease Of Training:
Jack Russell Terrior Temperament:
Exercise Requirements: 3/5
Affection Level: 3/5
Friendliness-Other Pets:
Friendliness-Strangers: 3/5
Ease Of Training:
About The Ratings:
Exercise Requirements:
1: Low, 5: High
Affection Level:
1: Introverted, 5: Extroverted.
Friendliness-Other Pets:
1: Least Friendly, 5: Most Friendly.
1: Least Friendly, 5: Most Friendly.
Ease Of Training:
1: Most Difficult, 5: Least Difficult.
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