AKC spokesperson Gina Lash appeared live on the Today Show earlier today to celebrate the many dog breeds which hail from Ireland: the Irish Setter, Irish Terrier, Irish Water Spaniel, Irish Wolfhound, Kerry Blue Terrier, Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier and the Irish Red & White Setter. Watch the segment.
Following the Today segment, the dogs and their owners headed over to the nearby Irish Arts Center in Manhattan — offering the best in Irish arts and culture since 1972 — for a photo opportunity with news media. The dogs were photographed amidst a backdrop of black and white photographs capturing the landscape and people of Ireland, taken by renowned Irish photographer Bill Doyle.
|AKC’s Gina Lash with Today Show host Lester Holt and an Irish Setter.
|Gina Lash with the Irish Setter, Irish Terrier and Irish Water Spaniel on the Today Show set.
|The Wheaten Terrier, Irish Red and White Setter and the Irish Wolfhound on the Today Show set.
|Irish Wolfhound poses for the camera
|Irish breeds show off in front of the Irish flag at the Irish Arts Center
|Irish breeds line up in front of the Irish Arts Center in Manhattan
|The Kerry Blue Terrier proudly shows off his shamrock scarf in front of the Irish Arts Center