Kerry Blue Terrier

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Breed Group: Terrier
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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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Expected Budget: Buying vs. Owning in 2022

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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 $0.00. 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 $0 upwards to $0 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 $0.

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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.

Most Popular Kerry Blue Terrier Names for 2022

We've compiled the top 20 male and female names for 2017 after analyzing the sale of 0 Kerry Blue Terrier dogs.
  • 1. Paddy
  • 2. Puppies
  • 3. Dakota
  • 4. Jiggs
  • 5. Bolt
  • 6. Oscar
  • 7. Shadow
  • 8. Vivianne
  • 9. Zorro
  • 10. Asher
  • 11. Amber
  • 12. Baron
  • 13. Abby
  • 14. Leo
  • 15. Lady
  • 16. Laddie
  • 17. Corrine
  • 18. Conrad
  • 19. Coco
  • 20. Coal

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Anonymous asked:
What health issues do Kerry Blue Terriers have?

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The Kerry Blue Terrier's are prone to eye problems such as dry eyes, cataracts, and entropion. They sometimes get cysts or tumorous growths in their skin. Hip dysplasia, hypothyroidism, and cryptorchidism have also been reported occasionally. Progressive neuronal abiotrophy (PNA) is also seen but is rare. Another skin-related health issue is spiculosis though this has been successfully bred out by some breeders. Make sure your breeder has done all their health checks before their puppies were born and that the puppy's pedigree is clear of these health issues.

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



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


Kerry Blue Terriers just look to see who is coming in.


There is a difference between a watch dog and a guard dog. A watch dog is going to alert you to someone coming onto the property / near the home. They will be ever vigilant, even in old age and make sure they are there to greet the friend or stranger first. While a guard dog is going to be more assertive and want to keep strangers at bay. They will defend their territory, home, owner, ect. by intimidation through their physical size, or growling. If necessary, they may even act aggressively to defend their home. Breeds that are considered guard dogs are need more socialization to ensure that they make the best choices when meeting new people on or off their territory.

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Are Kerry Blue Terrier's viscous towards other dogs?



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.


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.


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.


I have had 39 years as owner, Kerry Blue Terrier's are friendly and loving but their barking upsets bigger dog breeds which attacks our dogs.

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



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


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 their owners need to be up for the challenges.


Kerry Blue Terriers pull hard on leash when rabbits or squirrels are seen and unless you are ready they can pull you down. They don't see cars and will not stop until they get their prey. Great loving, smart, strong beautiful dogs that never forget.


Mine's a Terrierist!!!! It's my 2nd KBT. First one lived 14.5 yrs. My current dog is 6.5 yrs. They are loving dogs and demand attention. Smart. Excellent companions. But barks at every dog he sees during a car ride. Both my dogs were excellent swimmers. A super exercise kept them in shape. Responds well to consistent training. It's not the dog that needs training, it's the human!

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Updated: 7/5/2022