Kerry Blue Terriers are strong-headed and highly spirited. They have always been loyal and affectionate towards their owners and very gentle towards children but were often considered downright mean toward other animals, including other dogs. They are fast, strong, and intelligent, and they do well in obedience and agility. They have been used as police dogs in Ireland. Modern breeders have attempted to retain high spirits whilst breeding out aggression.
As a long-legged breed, the activity level of the Kerry Blue Terrier ranges from moderate to high. They require an active, skilled owner who can provide them with early socialisation and obedience training. Kerries require daily exercise. The Kerry is said to have an amazing sense of humour or even a “touch of the blarney”. Ideally, owners should have a sense of humour themselves to fully appreciate a Kerry — “to be owned by a Kerry” is a famous quote in Kerry circles.
When looking for a puppy to purchase it is highly recommended to contact any of the Breed Clubs we have listed for this breed since it is they who should be able to put you in touch with members who have bred litters according to their Club’s Code of Ethics.
Some breeders listed here may not be members of a Kerry Blue Terrier Breed Club, there may be good reasons for this, but ask the question before you enter into any transaction.
NOVA PAKA ; Safirit Eva Koínková +604 575 109 firstname.lastname@example.org
CLEVELAND ; MILLSBLU LES AND SUSAN PEACOCK +0191-5873135 email@example.com
SOUTH WEST WALES ; Perrisblu Phillip Davies +01792 290932 firstname.lastname@example.org
STAFFORDSHIRE ; Lynnsto Mich Dale Lynnstoterriers@sky.com
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
CA , Petaluma; Los Carneros John Saemann & Scott Schuette +(707) 765 0841 email@example.com
MI , Eagle; Cordial Dr. Donald & norma Jean Wilde +(517) 627 7762 firstname.lastname@example.org
NY , Medford; Bonnie Blu Rose Marie Mais +631 289 3902 email@example.com
TN, Knoxville; “TopGun”; Barbara and Roger Price; firstname.lastname@example.org WEBPAGE