is most happy living with an active and interested family. You can still live in an
apartment in the city, as long as you live a life where your dog can spend most of the
time with its family/pack. Obviously knowledge about breeding dogs is important, but most
importantly is your commitment and interest in your Kerry.
A Kerry Blue Terrier has a well proportioned and muscular
body with a distinct terrierlook. Its expression shall be intensive and alert. Pups are
born black, but the colour later changes to various shades of blue. The coat is wavy and
soft. Height for male is 46-50cm and for bitch 45-48cm. Weight for a male is 15-18kg, and
for a bitch a bit less.
The Kerry Blue Terrier is one of very few breeds that do not
shed. However, this does not automatically make this an "allergydog", even when
it has shown that some sufferers from allergy tolerates this breed. It is not difficult to
maintain the coat in good condition, but it requires regular grooming to avoid tangles. A
bath once a month is also necessary. Even if you do not plan to show your dog, you should
still trim the coat from time to time. The trimming is not necessarily the most important
issue, but a Kerry should always possess character and style.