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Kerry Blue Terrier
A.K.A. : Irish Blue Terrier
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Kerry Blue Terrier

A.K.A. :Irish Blue Terrier

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Overview: The Kerry Blue Terrier is a hardworking dog that was bred to hunt and kill small mammals and herd sheep and cattle. In addition, this breed is often used as a police or watch dog.
Breed Group: Terrier
Weight (lbs): male: 33-40, female: 30-35
Height (in): male: 18-19, female: 17-19
Colors: Any shade of blue-gray in mature (over 18 months) dog; immature dogs may be very dark blue or have tinges of brown.
Coat: Soft, dense and wavy.
Character: Kerry Blue Terriers are intelligent, self-confident, and brave. They form a close bond with their handlers and barking is infrequent. These dogs may be stubborn and occasionally fight with other dogs.
Temperament: This breed needs early socialization to be with children, household pets, and especially cats. They prefer to be the only dog in the family.
Care: Its coat needs combing twice a week, plus scissoring and coat shaping every month.
Training: This breed requires a confident and determined handler. It has a natural tendency to fight other dogs, so dealing with this may be lesson number one.
Activity: The Kerry Blue needs a good amount of exercise with either a long walk on leash, a vigorous play session, or a chance to explore off-leash in a safe area.
Country of Origin: Ireland
Health Issue: This breed is prone to hip dysplasia, progressive retinal atrophy, and cerebellar abiotrophy.
Life Expectancy: 12-15

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