Proud, good-natured, and versatile, Ireland’s Kerry Blue Terrier is America’s beloved companion.

Vital Stats

Height: 17.5 to 19.5 inches at shoulder
Weight: 33 to 40 pounds
Coat: soft and wavy
Life span: 12 to 15 years or older

The Kerry Blue Terrier is the quintessential working dog. He hails from County Kerry, Ireland, where he was bred to hunt small game and birds, kill rodents, and herd sheep and cattle. Intelligent and brave, he became a cherished pet as well, displaying fierce devotion to his family or pack.

While not a particularly well-known breed, the Kerry Blue enjoys a dedicated following of fanciers, thanks to his working abilities and loyal companionship. Full Kerry Blue Terrier profile on
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