In the middle of 2015, when I had to deal with a lot of problems, my wife decided to get a special friend for me – an Irish terrier.
I once had a dog when I was a child, but since then I was waiting for better times to get a dog again. My wife took me by surprise and decided on my behalf, that the waiting time was over.
The Irish terrier is an exceptional friend
Years before I saw the picture of an Irish terrier on the internet. This was exactly the dog breed I wanted to have in the far future. Not to big, not to small, uncommon, full of character and a bit stubborn, like I am. And his face reminded me of the giant schnauzer which I once had.
Well, my wife had called some breeders in Germany the weeks before. She arranged some appointments abroad, since in Austria there were no Irish terriers available at that time. Soon afterwards we were on the way to look at a new family member. It took only a day to decide and we came back home with a fearless and faithful four-legged puppy.
Today Higgs, named after the British physicist Peter Higgs, is one and a half years old. He is accompanying me every single day, and I can’t imagine to live without this dog anymore. Although he is very clever, he is definitely not a very obedient breed. You have to treat him right and keep him busy, and he really needs to get rid of his energy every day.
Sometimes you have to convince him, that what you want him to do is a good idea – that’s how it is to have a terrier. But although others might hate his oddities, that’s what I really love about him. This dog is the most trusty, tireless, loving and forgiving companion I could imagine. And I am definitely sure that we will be best friends forever.
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