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Kerry Blue Terrier

A wonderful balance of high class and composure, Kerry Blue Terriers are superb guard dogs that show great loyalty to members of their human family.

About the Kerry Blue Terrier

Their ancestors were originally used to attack otters in deep waters, flush badgers and hunt common vermin.

Kerry Blue Terriers are upstanding and well-proportioned. From their elegant appearance to their extraordinarily supple movements, Kerry Blues are terriers from head to tail and everything in between.

Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)

Breed specifics

Country
Ireland
Group
FCI Group 3, AKC Terrier Group
Size category
Medium
Avg life expectancy
12–15 years

Loyal / Alert / Enthusiastic

Key facts

  • Requires a lot of grooming
  • Makes a great guard dog
  • Needs little training

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