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Kerry Blue Terrier Dog Breed Puppy Ads
AKA: Irish Blue Terrier
Breed Group: Terrier Group Height Male: 18½-20 inches (46-51 cm.)
Breed Size: Medium Height Female: 17½-19 inches (44-48 cm.)
Breed Origin: Ireland Weight: 33-40 pounds (15-18 kg.)
Although born black, the Kerry Blue Terrier's coat should have developed into a beautiful blue/gray color by the time he is around a year and a half old. The coat of the Kerry Blue Terrier is abundant, wavy, and soft, and the distinctive feature of the breed is the profuse facial hair, which makes these dogs stand out from the crowd. This is a medium sized dog, with a sturdy and robust build.

The Kerry Blue Terrier is a lovable, gentle, and sociable dog, with a high degree of intelligence and plenty of enthusiasm. This energetic breed loves to play and spend time sharing activities with his family - this is not the breed for those with little time for their pets, as these dogs can otherwise get bored and destructive. Lively and confident, the Kerry Blue Terrier can make a good family pet, but is best suited to those with some experience of dog ownership and training. This is because this breed can be headstrong and quite manipulative, requiring a confident, assertive owner who known what they are doing in terms of training.

It is important to make sure that your Kerry Blue Terrier is socialized from an early age to ensure that he develops a well balanced temperament and personality. These dogs make effective watchdogs, as they are protective, but some can be a little too protective. These dogs get along well with children who are gentle, but do not appreciate being handled roughly. He can also be quite possessive of his belongings and food. These dogs will not readily stand down if challenged by another dog, and if you have other pets such as cats you will need to ensure that your dog is socialized early on. The Kerry Blue Terrier may be wary around strangers.

The Kerry Blue Terrier is native to Ireland and was originally used as an all around working Terrier, including: hunting small game, ratting, controlling farm pests, retrieving from land and water, herding, guarding and even operating the butter churn. While he was once very unkempt and rough-looking, today he is one of the most well-tailored of the Terriers.
The life expectancy of the Kerry Blue Terrier is around 12-16 years, and there are a number of health problems associated with the breed. If you are considering a Kerry Blue Terrier puppy, or any breed, it is very important to be selective in choosing a responsible and reputable breeder. Ensure that the prospective puppy's parents have all health clearances. Breeding of any dog should not be done until after they have been proven to be free of evidence of significant hereditary diseases.
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Kerry Blue Terrier

Scale ( 1 to 5 ): 1=Low 5=High
Guard Dog? 2
Watch Dog? 4
Exercise Needed? 3
Grooming? 5
Energy Level? 3
Shedding? 2
Ease to Train? 2
Good with children? 3
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