Some Kerry Blue Info
Bred in County Kerry is true. An Ir dog with a coat of blue.
The origin of the Kerry Blue Terrier is virtually unknown. Based on writings over 150 years ago, there is mention of a true terrier, a game dog, bluish slate in colour referred to as the "Harlequin Terrier." It is known that the dog was bred in County Kerry thus named the "Kerry Blue Terrikerfhounds, therefore the Iris developed the Kerry Blue Terrier to be an all-around working dog as well as a loyal family companion.
The Kerry was bred for its gameness. They will hunt fox, badger, otter and river rat. Kerries herd sheep and cattle and have been known to take on a pack of coyotes to protect their flock. This farm dog was expected to work all day and guard the farm at night. The Kerry has to be structurally sound in mind and body to do this work.
He is the working terrier.
A Dog to converse with Leprechauns t'is said.
Eyes sparkle with mischief inside his head!
Intelligence, loyalty and a sense of fun and adventure, plus a bit of Blarney are all wonderful attributes of the Kerry Blue Terrier.
A responsible owner who properly trains and cares for the Kerry Blue Terrier maximizes the ownership experience of this magnificent breed. Train will not only strengthens the dog/owner relationship, but is an important component in the safety of a Kerry's life. Training should be done with a firm, consistent yet loving hand.
A Kerry is a great dog to participate in conformation or obedience. They will excel in the agility ring as well. When a Kerry puts his mind to his work, he is a sight to behold!
It is not recommend that this breed be let out to run free in the popular park Dog Parks. Even the most well-trained Kerry Blue Terrier will not be able to resist the great fun of chasing, laughing as he hears his master's calls. He will not back down from a challenge from another dog and will stand his ground to protect his master should he think there is a threat.
This dog should not be expected to lay quietly after a day of waiting for his owner to come home. He will find things to amuse himself and can be destructive in the process. With proper training and respect a Kerry will bring joy and happiness into the household.
Terry & Gail Buckley
Near Bendigo, VIC, Australia
Phone : (03) 4406 6191
Email : email@example.com