Kerry Blue Terrier dog

Kerry Blue Terrier

Size
Medium
Height
Males – 18 to 19 inches at the withers, Females – 17 to 19 inches at the withers
Weight
Males – 33 to 40 pounds, Females – 28 to 37 pounds
Coat
Short
Colour
Deep slate gray-blue to light blue-gray
Energy
Medium
Activities
Agility, Earthdog Trials, Obedience, Rally Obedience, Conformation

A native of County Kerry, Ireland, the Kerry Blue Terrier is an intelligent working and utility terrier bred for hunting, retrieving and herding. Playful, loving and energetic, the Kerry loves being part of the family. This breed requires daily exercise and firm, patient training. As hunters, Kerries may not accept cats or small pets. The breed’s coat is hypoallergenic but needs regular brushing and trimming.

Did you know?

It is thought that Irish peasants developed the Kerry as an answer to the nobility using Irish Wolfhounds to protect their hunting grounds from poachers. The Kerry was used to help peasants silently hunt the noble hunting grounds.

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