Many times when people get a dog, they will choose that particular one because it looks cute or for some other reason. However, for every dog a person gets, there is a reason.
Most often when people get a Kerry Blue Terrier it is either for a work dog, or a show dog. However, there are people that get a Kerry Blue Terrier for a companion. No matter what the reasoning is, it will still need to be cared and loved for, and that is what matters.
One of the many things that people find out about the Kerry Blue Terrier once they get one is how hard some of them can be. By that, they will learn by investigating them that they may be a troublesome breed of dog. However, a lot of this mostly depends on how they are raised. In fact, most of the people that are new at getting a dog have no problems loving the dog, and that is one thing that the Kerry Blue Terrier needs, to be shown that he/she is part of the family.
In fact, many people are not sure what breed is good for a first time dog owner. However, there is not a particular breed of dog that is great for first timers. Many people have said that Kerry Blue Terriers have been and are great dogs all together. The only thing that first time dog owners must do for the Kerry Blue Terrier is make sure that is gets enough obedience trainings as well as the socialization that it needs; not only with humans but with other animals as well. In fact, when it comes to other animals, especially with other male dogs, the Kerry Blue Terrier can and will become very aggressive. Otherwise, if it does not get a lot of both, they will end up having a dog that they will not be able to control. In fact, many people end up finding out too late that the Kerry Blue Terrier is a very head strong and stubborn dog that will do what it wants if it's not trained properly.
Another very important thing that a first time dog owner of a Kerry Blue Terrier should know about is their coats. Many people think that the coat of a Kerry Blue Terrier is the same as every other dog, but it is not. Even though it is very soft and wavy, it is very high maintenance and may cost a lot to keep it groomed. In fact, a Kerry Blue Terrier should be washed every 3-4 weeks, should have their hair groomed about every 4 weeks by a professional (every day or so by the owner), and most importantly, they should be combed daily to prevent their coat from becoming matted.
There are many things that people put into perspective before getting something; however, it should not be that way with a dog; especially with a Kerry Blue Terrier. Kerry Blue Terriers can be just as wonderful as any other dog; it just takes a great trainer and a lot of love.