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Kerry Blue Terrier
The kerry blue terrier is a relatively uncommon breed and it’s origins are not completely clear, though it is known to be an irish breed from county kerry, often called the Irish blue terrier in Ireland. The kerry blue terrier has a distinctive black-blue coat of thick curly hair, and when dog people say blue, they of course mean gray. The Kerry blue terrier does not shed a lot but its coat does require a lot of care and regular grooming. If you don’t brush your kerry blue terrier often, its hair will become matted. Ironically, the matted coat of the kerry blue used to be its defining feature because the matted hair would help to keep them warm when swimming. It was originally bred for controlling populations of rats and badgers and the like. The kerry blue terrier has also been used for herding and as a guard dog. Kerry blue terriers aren’t easy dogs to train because they can be very stubborn. But they are excellent swimmers and apparently are able to hunt underwater creatures at great depths. Kerry blue terriers are energetic dogs and are quite active. The kerry blue terrier requires regular exercise and mental stimulation throughout the day to stay happy.
Kerry Blue Puppies
If you’re looking for kerry blue puppies, you may not be able to find them in a shelter and will likely have to go to a kerry blue terrier breeder. If you’re not entirely sure what kind of dog you want, you should research the different breeds extensively before buying one. The problem is that you might buy kerry blue puppies because they’re sweet-looking puppies, but if the dog is not suited to your lifestyle and personality, it will be the kerry blue terrier that suffers ultimately. If you’re certain that kerry blue puppies are right for you, you can start looking for responsible kerry blue puppy breeders. Some kerry blue puppies intended for showing and such are sold by breeders with a pedigree. These kerry blue puppies are more expensive. You can also get kerry blue puppies not specially bred for showing and they might cost less. If you’re in a big hurry to get your kerry blue puppies, you may have to do some traveling to pick them up or have them brought to you.
Kerry Blue Rescue
There are Kerry blue rescue teams around the world actively looking for loving homes for abandoned Kerry blue Terriers. If you’re thinking of getting a Kerry Blue Terrier, consider adopting a kerry blue from a kerry blue rescue association. If you can’t commit to adopting a kerry blue, you can be a kerry blue foster parent, and look after a kerry blue terrier until it finds a new home. The problem is that there aren’t enough spaces in animal shelters to keep all the dogs that are brought in, and so they are put down. Kerry blue rescuers save kerry blue terriers from animal shelters and find them new homes. Most rescued kerry blue terriers are adults. Unfortunately, some people buy kerry blue puppies and then lost interest in them when they grow up. This is not just the case for kerry blues, but for all dogs. Can you imagine if parents just abandoned their children when they weren’t cute anymore? There are however, some other reasons that kerry blue terriers are left homeless. Some kerry blues are lost by their owners and never found; that’s why it’s a good idea to have your vet put a tracking chip in your dog that contains all your information in case you lose your dog or it runs away. In some cases, the kerry blue’s owner dies before the kerry blue and the kerry blue is sent to an animal shelter. Usually, if the owner of a kerry blue dies, someone in their family adopts the kerry blue terrier. However, this is not always possible, and it’s inevitable that some kerry blues end up without a home.
Kerry Blue Health
Kerry Blues can experience numerous health problems unique to their breed. Some problems that kerry blues often have are cancerous growths under the skin, which are usually harmless if treated, ingrown hairs, cataracts, dry eyes, and hip problems.
Kerry Blue Ingrown Hairs
Another problem many kerry blues suffer from is Spiculosis. Spiculosis is similar to an ingrown hair, only the hairs are very thick and can cause your kerry blue serious pain. If you notice kerry blue ingrown hairs, take your kerry blue terrier to the vet. Though these kerry blue ingrown hairs can often be removed fairly easily, some dogs require surgery to have their kerry blue ingrown hairs removed. For the most part, kerry blue terriers are usually fairly healthy and well-adjusted dogs. The best way to avoid health problems is to feed your kerry blue terrier a healthy and nutritious diet and make sure they get lots of exercise and attention. You should walk your kerry blue terrier at least once a day and make sure your kerry blue has space to move around the house or back yard because these dogs like to stay active. If you go jogging, take your kerry blue terrier with you; they’ll love it. One thing to be careful of when walking your kerry blue terrier is that they can be aggressive towards other dogs. Though they are usually fine around other people, they need to be socialized at a young age to get used to being around other dogs. This will spare you a lot of problems in the future.