A Portrait of the Irish Love Affair with Dogs.

In Ireland, dogs have an exalted status, that no one can argue.

This is no bad thing, and to have respect for another species is a good omen for the Irish culture as a whole.  Whether its border collies, alsatians, german shepherds, greyhounds, bulldogs, hounds or any number of breeds, Ireland is a great place to be a dog owner, where the rules and regulations are reasonably sensible and man and dog can live a happy Life together.