Kerry Blue Terrier

Other names : Kerry, Kerries, Irish Blue Terrier

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Life expectancy

The Kerry Blue Terrier has a life expectancy of between 13 and 15 years




Adult size

Female Between 17 and 19 in
Male Between 18 and 19 in

Adult weight

Female Between 31 and 37 lb
Male Between 55 and 40 lb
Coat colour
Type of coat
Wavy Long
Eye colour

Purchase price

The Kerry Blue Terrier costs between £640 and £830

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More details about the Kerry Blue Terrier

Kerry Blue Terrier: Origins and history

This breed was officially recognised only in 1920, but some dogs had already been exhibited in 1887 in Ireland. It most likely comes from the color-based selection of the Irish Terrier soft-haired: this thesis is mostly confirmed by the texture of the dress (soft and silky) that is common to both breeds.

FCI classification of the Kerry Blue Terrier

  • Group 3 - Terriers

  • Section 1 : Large and medium sized Terriers

Training a Kerry Blue Terrier

Training and early socialisation is critical for the Kerry Blue Terrier. Without it, they can be a nightmare - with it, they can be a wonderful dog. However, this breed is pretty stubborn, meaning training can be difficult. 

Start when the Kerry is a puppy with plenty of short, fun training sessions and socialisation classes and carry this on consistently moving forward. The Kerry hates negativity and will react best to positive reinforcement and reward-based training.

Kerry Blue Terrier: Purchase price

You’ll need to pay betwee, £640 to £830 for a well-bred Kerry Blue Terrier.

Concerning your monthly budget to care for the Kerry, the price varies approximately between £30 to £40.

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