Kerry Blue Terrier

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Breed Group: Terrier
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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.
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
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Expected Budget: Buying vs. Owning in 2017

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How much do Kerry Blue Terrier puppies cost?

The cost to buy a Kerry Blue Terrier varies greatly and depends on many factors such as the breeders' location, reputation, litter size, lineage of the puppy, breed popularity (supply and demand), training, socialization efforts, breed lines and much more. Review how much Kerry Blue Terrier puppies for sale sell for below.

The current median price for all Kerry Blue Terriers sold is $925.00. This is the price you can expect to budget for a Kerry Blue Terrier with papers but without breeding rights nor show quality. Expect to pay less for a puppy without papers, however, we do not recommend buying a puppy without papers.

Looking for a dog with a superior lineage? Are you trying to determine how much a puppy with breeding rights and papers would cost? You should expect to pay a premium for a puppy with breeding rights or even for a puppy advertised as show quality with papers. You should budget anywhere from $2,200 upwards to $5,500 or even more for a Kerry Blue Terrier with top breed lines and a superior pedigree. The average cost for all Kerry Blue Terriers sold is $1,000.

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What can I expect to pay for a puppy?

Median Price: $925.00
Average Price: $1,000.00
Top Quality: $2,200.00 to $5,500.00

*Data sourced from the sale of 110 Kerry Blue Terrier puppies across the United States on NextDayPets.com.

Annual cost of owning a Kerry Blue Terrier puppy

Before buying a puppy it is important to understand the associated costs of owning a dog. The annual cost or "upkeep" is often overlooked when determining a Kerry Blue Terriers true ownership cost. When calculating your budget make sure you account for the price of food, vaccines, heartworm, deworming, flea control, vet bills, spay/neuter fees, grooming, dental care, food, training and supplies such as a collar, leash, crate, bed, bowls, bones, and toys. All of these items can add up quickly so make sure you estimate anywhere from $500 - $2,000 or more for the first year then about $500 - $1,000 or more every year thereafter to meet the annual financial obligations of your growing, loving dog.

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Most Popular Kerry Blue Terrier Names for 2017

We've compiled the top 20 male and female names for 2017 after analyzing the sale of 110 Kerry Blue Terrier dogs.
  • 1. Paddy
  • 2. Puppies
  • 3. Dakota
  • 4. Oscar
  • 5. Jiggs
  • 6. Bolt
  • 7. Shadow
  • 8. Vivianne
  • 9. Zorro
  • 10. Asher
  • 11. Amber
  • 12. Orion
  • 13. Onyx
  • 14. Nickles
  • 15. Maverick
  • 16. Lucy
  • 17. Lilly
  • 18. Leo
  • 19. Lady
  • 20. Laddie

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Anonymous asked:
Are Kerry Blue Terrier's good watch dogs?

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Yes, in fact, Kerry Blue Terrier's are very good watch dogs.

Anonymous asked:
Are Kerry Blue Terrier's viscous towards other dogs?

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Anonymous

Kerry Blue Terrier's can be highly 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.

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.

Anonymous

I also haven a Kerry Blue that is perfect with dogs and strangers. He has an exceptional temperament. All depends on the breeding and raising of the dogs.

Anonymous asked:
Are Kerry Blue Terrier's good dogs? They are weird looking but extremely cute.

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Anonymous

The very best - we now have our 2nd Kerry Blue Terrier. So loving and best friend. Good pet!

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 challenges.

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Updated: 8/20/2017