Book Review: Native Irish Dogs

This Christmas The Irish World have put together a self confessed ‘not at all definitive guide’ to some of the more interesting Irish books to give or read over the holiday.

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Book Review: Native Irish DogsThere’s more to Irish breeds than setters and wolfhounds

As we approach Christmas many people think it will be a good idea to get a pup but with precious little knowledge of just what a responsibility it is.

The result is many dogs abandoned in the weeks and months that follow.

Check out these beautiful beasts below and see why this beautifully produced and well written book points out that not only is it a responsibility to own a dog – it is a privilege.

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The authors give an owner’s insight into various Irish breeds – some endangered – you may have always wondered about from Irish Setters to Wolfhounds to Kerry Blues.

Native Irish Dogs by Shane McCoy and Colin White.

Price: €19.99
ISBN 9781782188483
Available online from


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