Kerry Blue Terrier Dog Breed Information

Kerry Blue Terrier Quick Facts
Kerry Blue Terrier
Breed Group: Terrier
Origen: Ireland
Nickname: Kerry
Weight: 30-40 lbs
Height: 17-20 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

Kerry Blue Terrier Appearance

The Kerry Blue Terrier is a medium, handsome dog with a keen expression. They are an outstanding long legged terrier with a short back, and strong bones and muscle. His head is long. His eyes are small. His ears are small, V-Shaped and carried forward with the top fold of the ear slightly above skull level. The high-set tail is straight, docked to medium length.

The Kerry Blue Terrier has a thick, soft and abundantly curly coat without an undercoat. The coat colors are any shade of blue- gray in mature (over 18 months) dog; immature dogs may be very dark blue or have tinges of brown. The weight of the Kerry Blue Terrier is around 30-40 pounds and the height is around 17-20 inches.

Kerry Blue Terrier Temperament

The Kerry Blue Terrier are highly intelligent, curious, trainable, eager to please and have a very good memory. They are loyal, affectionate and have a good sense of humor. The Kerry Blue Terrier have a multitalented personality that allows him perform a variety of task; He could run, guard, hunt, herd, swim or just be a fun loving companion. They bond very closely with their handler. The Kerry Blue Terrier can be stubborn sometimes, tends has a mind of his own and to be ready for a fight with other dogs. They rarely bark unnecessarily. 

Is Kerry Blue Terrier the Right Dog Breed for You?

The Kerry Blue Terrier could live in an apartment if plenty exercise is provided. He is a sporty breed that loves people and exercise. The Kerry Blue Terrier needs can be met with daily walks, vigorous game or jogs on leash in a safe area. They are excellent with children and people that he knows but can be protective toward strangers and aggressive toward other dogs and small animals. They require a confident, skilled owner who can provide them with early socialization and obedience training.

Kerry Blue Terrier Life expectancy

The life expectancy of the Kerry Blue Terrier is around 12-15 years.

Kerry Blue Terrier Health problems

The Kerry Blue Terrier is a relatively healthy breed. The major concerns associated with them are cerebellar abiotrophy, cataracts, hypothyroidism, spiculosis, CHD (Canine Hip Dysplasia), KCS (Keratoconjunctivitis sicca ) retinal folds, entropion and otitis externa.

Kerry Blue Terrier Care and Grooming

The Kerry Blue Terrier should be groomed with scissors and a trimmer every 6 weeks. The trimming should be making him look as if he carries a neat beard. His soft coat needs brush and comb twice a week. Brush them with a firm bristle brush, and dry shampoo occasionally. Bathe in mild soap only when necessary. Over bathing or frequent bathing your dog will strip the oils from the coat and may cause severe skin irritations and possible allergy type reactions. Check their ears occasionally to maintain them clean

Kerry Blue Terrier Shedding

The Kerry Blue Terrier doesn't shed too much therefore may be suited for those with allergies.