This recent article in the Irish Sunday Tribune points out that several native Irish dog breeds are at risk of disappearing altogether.
Not the Irish wolfhound or the Irish setter -- those are still popular. But now that people are going for tiny critters like Pekes and pugs and chihuahuas, we're starting to miss out on. . .
the Irish red and white setter
the Irish terrier
the Glen of Imaal terrier
the Kerry blue terrier
the Irish soft-coated wheaten terrier
the Irish water spaniel
And you can learn a little bit about them here. Oh, those Glens are so cute!