Area of origin: Ireland
Original function: ratting, badger and fox hunting
Average size of male: Ht: 18-19.5, Wt: 33-40
Average size of female: Ht: 17.5-19, Wt: <33-40
Other names: Irish blue terrier
Kerry Blue Terrier Dog Temperament
A versatile terrier, the Kerry blue's personality is multifaceted. She can guard, hunt, herd or just be a fun-loving companion. She needs daily mental and physical activity in a safe area. She loves to run, chase, hunt, explore, play and dig. Indoors, She is well-mannered. She can be protective toward strangers yet greet verified friends with great enthusiasm. She is clever and independent, often stubborn. Some tend to bark.