Kerry Blue Terrier is an old hunting dog originally from Ireland, the mountainous county of Kerry. Officially they say that the breed is 150 years old, but the Irish claim that it is much older.
Thanks to this mixing of blood, the kerry blue terrier has become almost a universal dog. He is a serious watchman and excellent pick-and-go in the house. The Irishmen of these dogs used to hunt small game and as shepherd sheep flocks. Since the kerry is an excellent swimmer and adores the water, he was used to catch otters in the deep water. Today these dogs not only please owners as a pet, but also work in the police.
Kerry Blue Terrier
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Appearance and size
Kerry Blue Terrier - a medium-sized dog, strong, but elegant body. In males, the height can be 46-49 cm, bitches very little less. Weight up to 18 kg.
A characteristic feature of this breed is its head - an elongated shape, narrow, with a barely noticeable transition from forehead to muzzle and beard. The eyes of the dogs are very dark, almost black.
Thin small dog ears are located close to the cheeks and pointing forward. The neck is proportional, but rather long, the chest is deep and fairly wide. The legs of the kerry are strong and straight, with muscular thighs. The tail is thin, usually docked, held straight.
Color kerry blue terrier can be from dark steel to light silver. It is curious that puppies are born coal black and only to two, and even three years they get their precious "blue" color. Although it can change in different shades throughout life.
Nature of the breed is kerry-blue terrier
This is an excellent hunting dog , although it is now more often held as a favorite of the family. This is a cheerful and always active pet that gets along well with children.
At the same time, her decorative appearance is very deceptive, the Kerry Blue Terrier is a wonderful watchman.
One of the drawbacks of the character of kerry can be called the love of fighting with other dogs that have entered "her territory", that is, where she walks. This applies not only to the cables, but also to the bitches, whose combat character often wakes up after the appearance of the puppies.
In order to prevent this terrier habit, it is necessary to teach kerry obedience from an early age, to become a sufficiently zealous teacher for him. This is a pretty stubborn breed, but you need to work with it patiently and do not be zealous with pressure on the dog and severity. Dogs of this breed are bright individuals.
Maintenance and care
Despite the luxurious hair of the representatives of this breed, caring for her is not very difficult. The curry has no undercoat, and therefore they do not shed, which greatly facilitates the cleaning and cleaning of the dog's place. Therefore, the representatives of this breed are very convenient for keeping in the apartment.
The dog can be periodically washed and must be regularly combed out with a stiff bristle brush.
It is a very active mobile dog and it needs regular physical activity. Therefore, it is suitable for the same active and sporting owner.
Kerry Blue Terriers have excellent immunity and very good health. They are very resistant to various infections and absolutely not predisposed to rickets.
A kerry blue terrier is prone to ear infections . Due to the fact that the ears of this breed fit tightly to the head, the ears are poorly ventilated, sulfur accumulates in them. Therefore, it is necessary to follow the dog's ears, clean them regularly, and regularly cut hair from the inside of the ears.
Some dogs are prone to abiotrophy of the cerebellum, hip dysplasia, cataracts or entropy.
Price of the puppy
Puppies of this breed cost from 270 to 400 dollars , depending on the parents and the purpose of the puppy.