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Kerry Blue Terrier Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Kerry Blue Terrier so you can get to know the breed more.

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OriginIreland
Other Names
What other names does the Kerry Blue Terrier have? The dog breed also known as...
Kerry, Irish Blue Terrier
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred
AKC Group
Is Kerry Blue Terrier recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1922 as a Terrier breed.
FCI Group
Is Kerry Blue Terrier recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Recognized by FCI in the Terriers group, in the Large and medium sized Terriers section.
Price
How much does the Kerry Blue Terrier puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it? Kerry Blue Terrier price:
$500-$600
If you choose to purchase the Kerry Blue Terrier, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Kerry Blue Terrier for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Kerry Blue Terrier gets to a happy place.

General Appearance

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Kerry Blue Terrier size:
Medium
Weight
How much does the Kerry Blue Terrier weigh? Kerry Blue Terrier weight:
33-40 pounds (15-18 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of the Kerry Blue Terrier? Kerry Blue Terrier average weight:
36.5 pounds (16.5 kg)
Height
How tall is the Kerry Blue Terrier? Kerry Blue Terrier height:
Male: 18.5-20 inches (46-51 cm), Female: 17.5-19 inches (44-48 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? Kerry Blue Terrier average height:
Male: 18.5-20 inches (48.5 cm), Female: 17.5-19 inches (46 cm)

Hair & Care

Coat
What type of coat does the Kerry Blue Terrier have? What does this canine coat look like?
Curly
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Kerry Blue Terrier's coat?
SilverBlue GrayBlack
Grooming
How to groom the Kerry Blue Terrier and how often?
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition. The Kerry Blue Terrier requires grooming on a daily basis. Cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer is essential. Everyday brushing of the dog's coat is necessary to reduce shedding. Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Don't skip the seasonal flea treatment too. Dog nail trimming and dog bath should be on a weekly schedule. Taking good care of your Kerry Blue Terrier is time consuming and requires excellent grooming skills. If you don't have the time and skill search for the best dog groomer or clipping service in your area and book an appointment. Maybe you're lucky to have a dog boarding service that includes grooming or walk in dog bath places nearby.
Shedding Level
How much do Kerry Blue Terrier dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Kerry? Kerry Blue Terrier shedding level:
Kerry Blue Terriers shed none to minimal. Having a puppy from this breed you don't have to be afraid of your couch or car covered by dog hair. Kerry Blue Terrier dogs could be the best choice if you don't tolerate dog hair.

Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Kerry Blue Terrier have? What characteristics does the breed have?
AffectionateGentleSpiritedIntelligentAlertLoyalStrongWilled
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Kerry Blue Terrier? Are they intelligent?
Smart: Kerry Blue Terrier's has great intelligence. They understand and memorize new commands in 15-25 repetitions.
Trainability
Are Kerry Blue Terrier dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Kerry Blue Terriers are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
The Kerry Blue Terrier is a playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Kerry Blue Terrier sensitivity:
Kerry Blue Terriers have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed. Sometimes it's okay to change the daily routine, have guests and listen to loud music. Some dogs handle moderate punishment very well, while others crumble apart at a dirty look. This breed is not affected emotionally for moderate punishment.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they?
Kerry Blue Terriers are highly affectionate dogs. They like being involved in the family's life. This breed isn't considered as an aloof dog.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Kerry need? Kerry Blue Terrier social needs:
Kerry Blue Terriers are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Barking
Do Kerry Blue Terrier dogs bark a lot? Why does my Irish Blue Terrier bark?
Average to high: The Kerry Blue Terrier is a vocal breed. Not the best choice if you prefer a quiet breed. They often bark loudly and howl sometimes. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and same barks could have a different meaning. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Is Kerry Blue Terrier good as a watchdog?
Kerry Blue Terriers are one of the best watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're very consistent in their effort. The best vocal cords and sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're very territorial and protective about their property, so the Kerry Blue Terrier dogs will alert you if they sense something different.
Territorial
Do Kerry Blue Terrier dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their territory?
Kerry Blue Terriers are extremely protective guard dogs. This breed doesn't hesitate to protect their territory so the Kerry Blue Terrier can be a good choice if you want an excellent guard dog. Keep calm and the Kerry Blue Terrier will take care of unwanted people or animals.
Biting Potential
Do Kerry Blue Terrier bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Kerry? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Kerry Blue Terrier? Why do dog bites happen?
Low
The Kerry Blue Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Kerry Blue Terrier do?
Kerry Blue Terriers have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Kerry Blue Terriers need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Kerry Blue Terrier to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Kerry Blue Terrier roam?
Kerry Blue Terriers have average wanderlust potential. Sometimes they like to explore the world and they might escape once or twice, but usually, they prefer staying safely at home. Safer to teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Kerry Blue Terrier have high prey drive?
Kerry Blue Terriers have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen. Training can help to achieve good behavior.
Apartment Friendly
Is Kerry Blue Terrier good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Kerry Blue Terriers are very apartment-friendly dogs. Besides the daily walk outside they don't require a big garden.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Kerry Blue Terriers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Kerry Blue Terriers do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Fighting Dog
Where Kerry Blue Terrier dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
Yes
In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dog.

Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they friendly with strangers?
Kerry Blue Terriers are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Are Kerry Blue Terrier dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Kerry Blue Terrier and children:
Kerry Blue Terriers are kid-friendly dogs. This breed is a good choice if you have children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Kerry Blue Terrier dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats?
Kerry Blue Terriers are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Kerry Blue Terrier good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Kerry Blue Terrier dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Kerry Blue Terriers are not the most dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Kerry Blue Terrier is not a good choice.
Office Friendly
Are Kerry Blue Terriers good office dogs? Do Kerry Blue Terriers make good office friendly dogs? Can Kerry Blue Terriers be office dogs?
No
Kerry Blue Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Kerry Blue Terrier dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Kerry temperament with senior people? Are Kerry Blue Terrier dogs good for elderly owners?
Kerry Blue Terriers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Kerry Blue Terrier dogs get along with other pets? Are Kerry Blue Terrier dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Kerry Blue Terriers usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Kerry Blue Terrier breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
Yes
Kerry Blue Terriers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Kerry Blue Terrier be a service dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). Kerry Blue Terrier is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Kerry Blue Terrier be a therapy dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with anxiety disorders or autism. Kerry Blue Terrier is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Kerry Blue Terrier be a sniffer dog?
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones. Kerry Blue Terrier is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Kerry Blue Terrier be a search and rescue dog?
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people. The Kerry Blue Terrier is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Kerry Blue Terrier be a boat dog?
Not really
Kerry Blue Terrier breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Kerry Blue Terrier be a drafting dog?
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination. Kerry Blue Terrier is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy breed? Do Kerry Blue Terrier dogs have health problems?
The Kerry Blue Terrier is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Life Expectancy
How long do Kerry Blue Terrier dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Kerry Blue Terrier be?
12-15 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Kerry Blue Terrier breed hypoallergenic?
Yes
Kerry Blue Terriers do well with allergy sufferers by causing fewer allergic reaction. However there are no 100% hypoallergenic dogs in the world, there are a variety of breeds that are considered to reduce or minimize the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Kerry Blue Terrier have?
Kerry Blue Terriers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds. If you want a dog for snuggling on the couch, this breed isn't the perfect choice for you.
Exercise Need
How much exercise does this dog need? How much exercise do Kerry Blue Terrier dogs require per day?
Kerry Blue Terriers need quite a lot of exercise. Daily walks should be on schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Kerry Blue Terriers are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Kerry Blue Terrier need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
1 to 2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Kerry Blue Terrier risk for obesity:
Average. The Kerry Blue Terrier has an average risk for obesity. Daily walks should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Kerry Blue Terrier's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather & climate?
Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Kerry Blue Terrier can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
Low
The Kerry Blue Terrier has a low chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency
Does the Kerry Blue Terrier drool?
The Kerry Blue Terrier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the Kerry Blue Terrier could be a perfect choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool minimal compared to others, just like the Kerry Blue Terrier. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long is the Kerry Blue Terrier pregnant? How long does it take to have this dog puppies? Kerry Blue Terrier pregnancy time period:
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Kerry Blue Terrier: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
How often can the Kerry Blue Terrier have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Kerry Blue Terrier have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
4-8 puppies

Pros & Cons of Kerry Blue Terrier

Pros
  • Intelligent Rank: Smart: Kerry Blue Terrier's has great intelligence.
  • Trainability: Kerry Blue Terriers are easy to train.
  • Hypoallergenic: Kerry Blue Terriers do well with allergy sufferers by causing fewer allergic reaction.
  • Apartment Friendly: Kerry Blue Terriers are very apartment-friendly dogs.
  • Shedding Level: Kerry Blue Terriers shed none to minimal.
  • Drooling tendency: The Kerry Blue Terrier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
  • Stinkiness: The Kerry Blue Terrier has a low chance of bad smell.
  • Watchdog Ability: Kerry Blue Terriers are one of the best watchdogs.
  • Adaptability: Kerry Blue Terriers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
  • Child Friendly: Kerry Blue Terriers are kid-friendly dogs.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Kerry Blue Terriers are usually recommended for elderly people.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Kerry Blue Terriers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Cons
  • Grooming: Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
  • Mouthiness: Kerry Blue Terriers have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Kerry Blue Terriers do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
  • Cat Friendly: Kerry Blue Terriers are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: Kerry Blue Terriers are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
  • Office Friendly: Kerry Blue Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.

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  • KOS

    Oct 5, 2020, 11:18:05 AM:

    The best <3

  • Kery

    Jul 25, 2019, 9:58:47 PM: