Description: The Kerry Blue Terrier is a medium-sized muscular dog. They have a large and long head that is in proportion to the rest of the body. Its teeth are in a scissor or level bite, its muzzle is long but in […]
Description: The Kerry Blue Terrier is a medium-sized muscular dog. They have a large and long head that is in proportion to the rest of the body. Its teeth are in a scissor or level bite, its muzzle is long but in good proportion to the head. We see wide nostrils and a black nose. This dog has small eyes that are dark. With small V-shaped ears that are located on the top of the head, slightly above the line of the skull, and are carried forward.
The Kerry Blue Terrier breed has a long neck that is wider towards the shoulders. The high-set tail is straight and docked in countries that allow it. The height of dogs is 18½ to 20 inches, and female dogs 17½ to 19 inches. Both dogs and female dogs weigh between 34 and 40 pounds. Coat colors come in shades of brown, black to very dark blue. With the color of the adults that goes from slate blue to light gray.
History: The Kerry Blue Terrier breed comes from Ireland, Kelly County and dates from around 1700. This breed is a national Terrier of Ireland. The Kerry Blue Terrier is believed to have developed from old black, Spanish, or Russian terriers with the possibility of Irish wolfhounds.
There is also a belief that the Portuguese Water Dog has contributed to the unique silky wavy coat of the Kerry blue Terrier. This dog has been used as a versatile working dog, retriever, sheepherder, guardian, hunting, police work, and most commonly companion. In the United States, the Blue Terrier club started in 1922 and was recognized by the AKC in 1924.