Kerry Blue Terrier
Colour: Any shade of blue with or without black points.
Lifespan: 14 years
alert • determined • tenacious • courageous • playful • active
Active, alert and curious, Kerry Blue Terriers are devoted and playful with their owners and people they know. Reserved with strangers, they make good watchdogs and need early and continued socialization, especially with other dogs.
Originally bred to hunt and kill rats and rabbits.
These terriers are alert and easily aroused, and have a hard bite.
High. Playful and full of energy.
owners affectionate, devoted
children good, protective
other pets may kill small pets, may injure cats unless raised with them
strangers reserved, territorial
unfamiliar dogs likely to be problematic. Early and continued socialization needed
Experienced, active owner who can provide a safe outlet for this dog's high energy levels.
Tendency to be aggressive to other dogs, and may display status-related aggression towards gentle owners.
Coat will need regular grooming and clipping.
- Q: My terrier has a red rash on her underbelly, can you suggest something to soothe it?
- A: The best course of action would be to make an appointment with your veterinary surgeon to have the rash examined. The rash may be a contact reaction to something she has laid down on, or it may be an allergy... More »
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