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Breed: Kerry Blue Terrier
Country of Origin: Ireland
AKC Group: Terrier
Function: Hunter
Life Span: 12-15 years
Appearance: Medium-sized
Color: Blue from silver to steel
Coat Type: Soft
Grooming: The Kerry Blue needs to be trimmed with scissors and a trimmer about five times a year. Pet Kerries can be trimmed in a Poodle puppy clip. Grooming techniques require some training. In addition to this, they will need grooming once a week with brush and combThe distinctive blue coat is not only beautiful, but practical as well. The Kerry Blue sheds little to no hair and is odorless, even when wet. Frequent bathing will not dry out the skin as it does in so many other breeds. Kerry Blues are considered good for allergy sufferers.
Height: 17-19 inches
Weight: 33-40 pounds
Activity Level: Medium-high
Watch Dog: Yes
Protection: No
Intelligence: High
Trainability: High
Good With Children: Yes
Good With Pets: Ok
Good With Strangers: Ok
Character: Lively
Home Environment: Fenced yard
Best Owner: Confident
Potential Problems:  
Physical: Although some are prone to PNA, cerebellar abiotrophy. Also some minor concerns are cataracts, spiculosis, hair follicle tumors, entropion, KCS, narrow palpebral fissure distichiasisme, and CHD. Retinal folds occasionally seen.