Kerry Blue Terrier

Kerry Blue Terrier

This well-mannered dog may not get along with other dogs and strangers but is friendly toward familiar faces. When properly socialized, it gets along with all people and pets. It can be stubborn and some bark.

Breed Overview

This terrier got its roots in Ireland and filled many working positions. The Kerry Blue Terrier was used to hunt vermin and small game, retrieved in land and water, and herded sheep and cattle. This multi-talented dog is smart, independent, and can have the stubborn terrier streak. They love to hunt, chase and explore. Because they are wary of strangers and other dogs, they make good watchdogs. They make great pets for family and active or outdoorsy people. They require a long walk or play session each day. Keeping their coat requires combing a few times per week plus trimming every month.

Breed Characteristics

Grooming requirements:
1 = little grooming - 5 = much grooming
Energy level:
1 = low energy - 5 = high energy
Friendliness toward strangers:
1 = shy - 5 = very friendly
Ease of training:
1 = difficult - 5 = easy
Affection toward owners:
1 = independent - 5 = very affectionate

Breed Details & Traits

Height: Male: 18-19.5"; Female: 17.5-19"
Weight: Male: 33-40 lb; Female: less
Lifespan: 12-15 years

Breed Traits

Companionate , Independent, Inquisitive,

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