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Breed Group: Terrier
Kerry Blue Terrier

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Weight
Male: 33-40; Female: 30-35 lbs
Height
Male: 18-19.5; Female: 17.5-19 inches
Color(s)
any shade of blue-gray in mature (over 18 months) dog; immature dogs may be very dark blue or have tinges of brown
Overview
The Kerry Blue Terrier is a playful, vivacious, alert, and boisterous breed. Will bring a lot of joy to the lives of many. This breed makes a good companion animal, and is generally good with other animals if properly introduced. The Kerry Blue Terrier does show protective instincts, and does make a good watchdog, however will not attack unless provoked.
Character
A stubborn dog that loves a challenge. Is quick to obey, but does require a variety of training exercises to avoid boredom. The Kerry Blue Terrier does enjoy roughhousing but should be supervised with small children if child pesters. Friendly around strangers and family, this breed will liven up any dull moment.
Temperament
Can be somewhat dog aggressive, but should be socialized around others at puppyhood to avoid any future concerns. The Kerry Blue Terrier is an intelligent breed that loves a playful activity will surely make training a breeze. This dog is fairly independent however and should always be given a range of activity.
Care
Requiring grooming every six weeks, the Kerry Blue Terrier requires a lot of coat maintenance. Ear hair plucking is required as this breed is prone to ear infections and dirty ears. A very light shedder, this breed should be brushed and combed every week to keep coat silky, tangle free, and presentable. Bathing every week is required for this dog or their beard will become very dirty.
Coat
A soft, wavy and dense coat, the Kerry Blue Terrier requires much upkeep to keep the hair beautiful. Beard should remain longer, and body should be trimmed well rounded and tidy.
Training
The Kerry Blue Terrier is an intelligent and active breed and is eager to please. However, consistent training, a firm hand, and a wide variety of training methods is a must if this dog is to become well mannered and polite. Owner must be confident and firm if this breed is to excel in obedience training.
Activity
Long walks are enjoyed by this high energy breed, however since this breed has a long coat, proper water should always be available. The Kerry Blue Terrier can thrive with a small amount of exercise, or one long walk per week, however he does enjoy walks with his companion.
Ownership
Help reduce the number of Kerry Blue Terrier puppies in shelters by doing your due diligence. Many puppies are often purchased with little or no knowledge of what goes into parenting one. Uneducated decisions often leave the puppy in need of adoption and in the care of rescue groups. Bringing home a puppy into your family has many benefits but we first implore you to educate yourself. An informed decision will take into account the characteristics of the breed, your lifestyle, expected veterinary care, the demands and limitations of owning one, their activity requirements and levels of companionship required.
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Location: Palm Springs, California
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Anonymous asked:

2/8/2012 10:56:45 PM

2/8/2012 10:56:45 PM

Are Kerry Blue Terrier's good watch dogs?

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Anonymous

yes, in fact, Kerry Blue Terrier's are very much so.
5/21/2012 1:46:45 PM

Anonymous asked:

5/8/2011 5:18:34 AM

5/8/2011 5:18:34 AM

Are Kerry Blue Terrier's viscous towards other dogs?

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Anonymous

Kerry Blue Terrier's can be highly dog aggressive. They are terriers and their "job" does not include working with other dogs in a pack. Even if you find one from a reputable breeder (e,g., not on this website or other internet pet stores) you aren't guaranteed that it will be good with other dogs because the reputable breeding community uses breeding stock that doesn't take into account any temperament. There is no temperament in the breed standard. So be prepared to do a ton of socializing and be prepared that you may never be able to trust your Kerry around other dogs. I speak from experience on that.
6/8/2011 12:26:15 PM

Anonymous

My Kerry is very eager to please and has never shown any signs of aggression towards other dogs. We socialize him and have put in lots of careful work. We praise him when he is good and NEVER punish him. He is the best dog we could have wished for (and we are first time dog owners). If you are intelligent and responsible then the dog will grow up accordingly.
7/20/2011 10:26:08 AM

Anonymous asked:

3/23/2011 12:17:49 AM

3/23/2011 12:17:49 AM

Are Kerry Blue Terrier's good dogs? They are weird looking but extremely cute at the same time... Are Kerry Blue Terrier's good dogs? They are weird looking but extremely cute at the same time lol

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Anonymous

The very best - we now have our 2nd Kerry Blue Terrier. So loving and best friend. Good pet!
4/1/2011 5:41:34 AM

Anonymous

Kerry Blue Terrier's are tough dogs. They have sharp temperaments. They are not labs or goldens -- they do not live to please their owners or do what their owner wants them to do. They are NOT good for first time dog owners. You must understand and appreciate the terrier temperament because they have that in spades. However, if you put the time into training (no harsh methods) and figuring out how to get them to do what you want on their terms, you couldn't ask for a better dog. They are smart....so their owners need to be up for the challengs.
6/8/2011 12:29:35 PM

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