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.
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.
Does your Kerry Blue Terrier bark, howl, and cry whenever you leave the house? Separation anxiety
is extreme anxiety experienced by your dog when you are away from him.
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.
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.
If your dog is displaying behavior uncharacteristic of his normal actions, call the Vet
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.
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. Teaching your dog to sit, lie down, and stay
is vital to the training of your new puppy. There are several accepted methods of house training your new Kerry Blue Terrier puppy.
Consider crate training
if you need to adapt your dog to a safe and confined environment for various safety and comfort reasons.
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. Socialization
is one of the single most important things you can do for your puppy.
Male: 33-40; Female: 30-35 lbs
Male: 18-19.5; Female: 17.5-19 inches
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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