5 Dog Breeds Who Are Connected To St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day is usually seen as a time for shamrocks and beer. But it’s also great chance to admire and spend time with your dogs. Did you know that there are a lot of lucky breeds that hail from the Emerald Isle?  And St. Patrick’s Day is a perfect time to celebrate breeds that are connected to St. Patrick’s Day.


Irish Wolfhound

This huge breed, known as one of the “Great Hounds of Ireland” is actually a gentle and sweet giant. Although are known for their hunting prowess, they lavish affection on their loved ones. And that makes them a perfect companion on March 17th and all year long.


Irish Setter

Paling around with an Irish Setter on St. Patrick’s Day is one way to make sure that you’re spending it with at least someone of actual Irish descent. They are known for their tall stature and long flowing locks. Plus they are also super friendly and sweet, which makes them a great part of the St. Patrick’s Day team.


Border Collie

This active and affectionate breed was built for herding. They have natural social instincts to care for the herd. That’s why they are the perfect St. Patrick’s Day bar crawl companion. They will help herd your friends when they stumble and stray from the group.


Yorkshire Terrier

Yorkies are some of the most adorable companions you can have. They love to travel and can even fit into a backpack. They were bred small for the purpose of catching rats in mines and also used for hunting underground after badgers and foxes. Plus since they fit in your knapsack, they are perfect to protect your wallet, phone and other valuables as you walk down the street.



A lesser known Irish breed is the Samoyed. Like a large furry plush pillow come to life, they have a peaceful demeanor and love to be social. They can be strong willed at times, meaning they may make you go to bed after one too many green beers, but that’s not exactly a bad thing.


Safety Tips

  • If you’re taking your dog out or having a party at home this St. Patrick’s Day, remember to play it safe.
  • No matter what you do, DO NOT give you pet an alcoholic beverage.
  • If you’re heading to a crowded downtown street or a parade then it is best to leave your pet at home. They may get anxious or spooked by all the commotion.
  • Having a party at home? Make sure you dog is safe from escaping when friends come in and out of the house. Have ID tags updated in case they do get out.


Saint Patty’s Day is a great time to celebrate a little bit of Irish heritage, their dogs and to have fun when the weather starts to get warmer. It’s a perfect chance to enjoy some quality time with your loved ones. Just make sure to do it safely, especially when pets are in tow.





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