Kerry Blue Terriers
BELLAND Kerry Blue Terriers
The Kerry blue terrier has a long and proud Irish history. Hailing from the county of Kerry in southwestern Ireland, this dog has been bred for over 100 years. Originally, the Kerry blue was only found in Ireland and was used as a Jack-of-all-trades on the farm. He would clean the barn of rats and help hunt rabbits and birds on land or in the water. He even helped herd sheep and cattle and was a natural protector of his family.
His coat sets him apart from other breeds, it is silky soft and wavy and does not shed! The Kerry blue terrier is born black but as he matures, the coat colour will change to some shade of blue ranging from light silver to midnight or slate blue.
As with other Irish breeds, the Kerry blue is a strong-willed and vibrant dog. A natural show-off, these dogs love attention and crave centre stage. Even when in his twilight years, the Kerry blue is a rambunctious, agile and fun-loving dog. They are perpetually young at heart.
The breed tends to have a mind of his own and will test his owners to see just how much he can get away with. Rarely submissive, these dogs can have a somewhat fiery temper and don’t really like strange dogs. The Kerry blue has a naturally dominant personality and requires firm, but kind, handling to prevent behavioural problems.
This breed is not for someone who wants a quiet, calm lap dog.
The Kerry blue terrier loves people and craves their companionship. Some dogs will follow their owners from room to room since they do not enjoy time alone. The breed can be good with older children but isn’t too tolerant of the antics of younger children. He can live in any environment, as long as he is around people. These dogs do not make good outdoor pets.
The Kerry blue terrier is naturally protective of his family and will bark to warn that strangers are approaching, but he does not participate in the mindless barking often associated with other members of the terrier group. If their owners accept the stranger, the Kerry blue is very excited to welcome the newcomer into his home and must be taught early not to jump on people.
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