Kerry Blue Terrier Dog Breed Temperament, Health Issues, Grooming and Living Conditions

  • 22/11/2010
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Temperament: This is often seen as a comical dog having a reputation of giving people a good laugh. It is affectionate with his family but holds an alert determined enjoyment of roughhousing. This dog makes an excellent watchdog, whilst, at the same time, being friendly and gets along with strangers, and most other household pets. This dog does need a good pack leader, and to be socialized well with other dogs and situations as a puppy. This breed responds well to a confident owner and, with good intelligence, can even perform tricks.

The Kerry Blue Terrier dog breed needs good consistency with household rules. They have a natural flair for agility training and sporting games such as catch. This dog will love to be challenged within their training to gain the best from your Kerry Blue Terrier. This dog will need daily walking, and it is wise to remember he is one of the sporting breeds of dogs, so they need regular long exercise.

Health issues: Some are prone to hip dysplasia, PNA, cataracts, KCS and CHD, hair follicle tumours have been known.

Grooming: The Kerry Blue Terrier needs professional grooming every six weeks and home grooming once a week, using a brush. Bathing this breed will not dry their skin, and so this can be done weekly. Without this level of care the dog gets very smelly.

Living conditions: The Kerry Blue Terrier dog is good for apartment life, providing, they have had their outdoor activities and have access to a small garden.

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