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Kerry Blue Terrier

Group: Terriers (Group 2)
Club: Sporting Terrier Club of Victoria Inc (Group 2)
Contact: Kerry Hellsten
Phone: 0432 764 470

About the Kerry Blue Terrier

Background The Kerry Blue Terrier, because if its distinctive beautiful coat, is the most handsome of all terriers. The Kerry Blue Terrier is a game animal with great heart. He is loveable, loyal and intelligent as well as a fine watchdog and an excellent companion for children. As with all dogs, young children and pets should always be supervised when together. The Kerry Blue Terrier is equally adapted to urban living. His great retrieving instinct allows him maximum exercise in a small area.

Average Lifespan When considering a dog, realise that you are taking it on for its lifetime. Kerry Blue Terriers live from between 12-16 years of age.

Breed Personality/Characteristics/Temperament The Kerry is a watchdog by instinct and quick to learn right from wrong. He sounds an alarm when necessary, yet is not a noisy animal to have around. He is a long lived animal and retains his activity until the end. The Kerry Blue is a dog of delightful temperament. He has a stubborn streak but is extremely intelligent. Once he learns what is required of him, he strives to please. An outstanding characteristic of the Kerry Blue Terrier is beauty. With his properly groomed coat, his terrier vitality and expression, he always cuts a swath wherever he goes.

Compatibility with other pets The Kerry Blue Terrier will not back off in a confrontation. From their heritage they have acquired great stamina and will not back down.

Care Requirements The Kerry Blue Terriers coat must be brushed / combed daily. Because the coat is both profuse and virtually non-shedding, much care must be given and given often. The dog can be taken to a grooming salon to be trimmed if you are unable to take care of the coat yourself. It is suggested to have this done every three months or at least four times a year.

Ideal Owner/s Families with children. Active people.

In Conclusion Now you know a little about the Kerry Blue Terrier and have decided this is the dog for you or you want more information, make contact with the breed club or your State controlling body for purebred dogs. They will be able to give you information about available puppies and also suggest dog shows where you can see the breed and speak to breeders. In this way you will gain a better perspective of the breed and its needs.


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