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Kerry Blue Terrier

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.
Living Considerations
  • Good with children
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Suitable for apartment living
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.
Also Known As:
Irish Blue Terrier
Kerry Blue Terrier
  • Size Medium
  • Height Males – 45.5 to 48 centimetres at the withers
    Females – 43 to 48 centimetres at the withers
  • Weight Males – 15 to 18 kilograms
    Females – 12.5 to 17 kilograms
  • Coat Short
  • Energy Medium
  • Colour Deep slate gray-blue to light blue-gray
  • Activities Agility, Earthdog Trials, Obedience, Rally Obedience, Conformation
  • Indoor/Outdoor Both