Kerry Blue Terrier dog breed<<<< Back to dog breeds
- Country: Ireland
- Group: Terrier
- Weight: 15-18 kg
- Height: 44-51 cm
- Colors: blue, black, gray, silver, blue
- Training: easy to train
- Grooming: easy to groom
- Temperament: active, agile, loyal
- Health: generally healthy
- Litter size: 5 - 8 puppies
- Lifespan: 12 - 15 years
- Other names: Irish Blue Terrier, Kerry Blue Terrier
Known as the national dog of Ireland, Kerry Blue Terrier breed is fairly recent, it is considered that would ancestor Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier, a terrier with soft fur, long known in Ireland.
Others point to the Kerry Blue Terrier Gadahar were descended from an Irish shepherd, disappeared today, crossed with various kind Bedlington terriers, the Dandie Dinmond and Irish.
Name or lead erroneously idea that would come from County Kerry, a mountainous area in southwest Ireland, Tipperary race but comes from where this dog was called the Irish Blue Terrier.
Although breeders in Ireland we were growing since the late eighteenth century, fixing the breed and its first presentation in exhibitions took place only in 1913, and later on to conquer the sympathy connoisseurs English and French and become increasingly best known.
Food Kerry Blue Terrier
It is good to know that these beautiful dogs become possessive when it comes to food or toys.
Kerry Blue Terrier needs a diet based on nitrienti similar to those he imbibed his ancestors and a balanced combination of protein, carbohydrates, fatty acids, vitamins and minerals.
Proper nutrition to your dog will save you time (roads at veterinary surgeries) and money (drugs and possible operations).
If food is quality and your dog is happy with this food can be seen in his work and how clean and neat is fur.
Blockages in feeding a dog is seeing Ochiu free: fur does not shine as it should appear eczema, dog shows discomfort, lack of energy, activity, etc.
Some breeders say that Kerry Blue Terrier different types consume meat, fish, potatoes, carrots and cabbage without any problem. Be careful though as too much cabbage can lead to loose stools. To find the perfect diet for your dog at me to do is to consult your veterinarian. The Santi is the home-cooked meal.
Do not forget to give him some fresh water ad libitum dog to drink when thirsty. Beware of toxic products such as chocolate.
Description Kerry Blue Terrier
Dogs of this breed are characteristic black color, with blue-gray reflexes and their gentle nature, quality atypical for a terrier.
The head is well proportioned and balanced, lean and long; flat skull; stop less stressed; developed and powerful jaws; black truffle.
The eyes are medium sized or small, dark. Ears, V-shaped, medium or small, they are worn bent toward the front. Kerry terrier has short body and topline right; deep chest; pay shoulders; forelegs straight and strong bones. The back is broad and well developed.
The tail is set up, trimmed and carried straight. The hair is soft and silky, long and slightly wavy. Pruning these dogs is very strict and so do they keep the mustache, beard and eyebrows very rich.
The average size of an adult male are 46-48 cm. long and weighing between 15 and 17 kg; females are slightly smaller.
Behavior Kerry Blue Terrier
It is a sturdy dog, courageous, strong and an excellent hunter. In Ireland, the Kerry Blue is considered good dog at all - shepherd, guard or hunting.
Perfectly adapted to city life, he is also a companion dog loyal, intelligent and cheerful.
Training Kerry Blue Terrier
This dog should be trained by an experienced, self-confident and firm. The dog must learn who is master, for he is quite stubborn.
The training must be consistent, varied, firm, made with safety and experience.
Should not be tolerated to attack other dogs, although this innate sense. He likes the exercises require you physically and mentally, the dull will make him react negatively.
I like exercises agility, flyball.
Characteristics Kerry Blue Terrier
Kerry terrier is generally a healthy dog, but there are some genetic diseases specific race, especially in regard to the eye.
So, you can suffer from keratoconjunctivitis (watery eyes), cataracts or entropion (eyelid inside intorcearea accompanied by irritation of the conjunctiva and cornea).
Puppies are born black, and at the age of 18 months are gradually bluish tint, with or without blackheads.
The most popular shades are silver-gray, dark gray and blue oteliu; a small white spot on chest is permissible. A fault drift toward coloring lilac, purple or red.
Health Kerry Blue Terrier
As I said at features Kerry terrier is generally a healthy dog.
They can suffer from keratoconjunctivitis (watery eyes), cataracts or entropion (eyelid inside intorcearea accompanied by irritation of the conjunctiva and cornea).
If you take care of it you can live with on average 12-15 years.