The Origins of the Kerry Blue

The Kerry Blue Terrier is a medium sized dog with the Irish attitude of his country of origin – Ireland – making him outgoing, athletic, active, loyal, independent, curious, intelligent, stubborn, watchful, friendly, sensitive, manipulative and mischievous with a great sense of humour.

The breed has been known in Ireland for about one hundred and fifty (150) years, originally found in the mountains of County Kerry around Lake Killarney. The Kerry Blue was a working dog used for hunting small game and birds, retrieving from land and water, guarding the family farm, herding the sheep and cattle and ridding the farm from pests and vermin.

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