Kerry Blue Terrier

KC Pedigree, Medium

Doesn't moult much

Not good for first time owners

Kerry Blue puppies are born black but their coats change colour to shades of blue by the time they are 18 months old.

FACT SHEET

Attractive to ...

Those who choose not to follow fashion. The Kerry Blue is one of our vulnerable native breeds.

Not the best for ...

Anyone who wants a 'Yes!' dog. The Kerry Blue is strong-headed, high-spirited and used to working.

Aliases

Kerry, Kerries, Irish Blue Terrier

Cross between

None

Origin

Ireland

Size

Medium
Average size - could pick up if you had to in an emergency

Exercise Needs

Medium (About an hour)
Doesn't have to be a solid hour, you can give them lots of short walks.

Coat

Professional
Professional help needed. Curly, keeps growing and needs cutting.

Shedding

Doesn't moult much
But all dogs shed dander so if you're allergic, make sure you'll be ok

Life expectancy

12 years

Good first dog?

No

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