The Kerry Blue Terrier comes from County Kerry, in Ireland and is an all-purpose dog. He originally hunted and retrieved game and birds on land and in the water, as well as herding cattle and sheep. It’s thought that he was the peasant’s version of a hunting dog and was used to hunt on the nobles’ grounds. Today he also competes in shows, agility, herding, earthdog and obedience events.
He’s an intelligent dog and is full of energy and fun. He loves being a member of the family although he may not accept cats or other small pets in the home. His colour is black but it can fade over time to dark gray and right through to light blue gray. He needs daily exercise and patient, firm training. His coat is hypoallergenic but you still must trim and brush it regularly. He’s 18.5 inches in height.