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Kerry Blue

Kerry Blue

The Kerry Blue Terrier, often called simply the “Kerry Blue,” is a breed of dog originating from Ireland, more precisely from the Kerry region.

The Kerry Blue Terrier is a medium to large dog between 43 and 48 cm. It has a well-proportioned figure between 13 and 16 kg, with straight and muscular limbs. Its head is characteristic, with a flat skull and a well-defined muzzle. Its eyes are medium sized, oval in shape, and dark in color, expressing lively intelligence. Its ears are medium sized, V-shaped and carried erect.

The Kerry Blue Terrier's coat is one of its most distinctive features. Puppies are born with a black coat, which gradually changes to a characteristic blue-gray color as they grow. The coat is curly and soft to the touch. This breed is often described as “non-allergenic” due to its unique coat.

The Kerry Blue Terrier is known for its lively, intelligent and energetic personality. He is loyal to his family and can be protective, making him a good watchdog. However, he also has a playful side and likes to have fun with his family.

The Kerry Blue is intelligent and can be a little stubborn, meaning consistent and firm training is necessary. Early socialization is also important to ensure he gets along well with other dogs and pets.

The Kerry Blue Terrier is an active dog that needs regular exercise to stay fit and happy. He enjoys walks, runs and interactive games. This breed was also bred for hunting, so it may show some interest in chasing small animals.

The Kerry Blue Terrier is generally healthy, but like all breeds it may be predisposed to certain health conditions including eye problems and skin conditions due to its distinctive coat. Regular visits to the veterinarian and a balanced diet are essential to maintaining health.

In summary, the Kerry Blue Terrier is an intelligent, energetic and loyal dog with a unique coat and lively personality. If you are considering adopting a Kerry Blue, make sure you are prepared to meet their exercise, socialization and training needs to make them a well-rounded and happy companion.

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