Kerry Blue Terrier Breed Profile


Kerry Blue Terriers are vivacious and playful breed of dog. They are determined, yet alert, and have a way that makes people laugh and have fun. This breed of dog is one of the breeds of dog that lives and loves to horseplay.

Family/Child Friendly

This breed of dog is very affectionate with family and friends of the family. They get along well with other pets provided they are properly introduced, however, they do tend to be very dog aggressive. This breed of dog makes a good watchdog, as it is very protective.

Lifespan and Weight

The average lifespan of a Kerry Blue Terrier is around 15 years. However, with the advancement of veterinary medicine, pets have been known to live up to 20 years and even longer. The average weight for this breed of dog is around 33 to 40 lbs.

Common Diseases

The most common diseases and medical conditions associated with this breed of dog include, but are not limited to hip dysplasia, PNA, cerebellar abiotrophy, cataracts, spiculosis, hair follicle tumors, entropion, KCS, narrow palpebral fissure distichiasisme, retinal folds and CHD.

Housebreaking and Shedding

Housebreaking can be done with lots of patience. This breed of dog requires being taken to the groomers once every 6 weeks. This breed of dog sheds little to no hair and is odorless, even when wet. The only exception to this rule would be if they took it upon themselves to roll in something.

Best Owner Compatibility

Not suitable for the apartment or condo environment, as this breed of dog loves to be exercised. Not suitable for the frequent traveler, because this breed of dog lives to be with humans and have human interaction. Best Owner has a yard to play in and lots of love and attention to give.

Where to Buy

The best places to buy this breed of dog are from reputable breeders, animal shelters, and rescue organizations.

Average Cost

The average cost for this breed of dog is around $650 or more for each dog. Routine veterinary care should be included in your budget.

Aggression Factor

Not usually aggressive unless abused or neglected. Needs to be socialized with other dogs as they may have a tendency towards dog aggression.

Noise Factor

Only barks when they feel there is a need to bark.

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