Many times when people choose to get a dog, they only think about the companionship and the fun that they will have with the dog. However, very few people think about the dog's coat, which for many people is not good.
When it comes to the coat of the Kerry Blue Terrier, many people think that it is the coat of an average dog; however, that is not the case. In fact, once people find out that it is not an average dog coat, they do not get a Kerry Blue Terrier. In the rating from low to high, the Kerry Blue Terriers coat is considered to be high for maintenance. However, a lot depends on how much time and money a person wants to spend on a dog.
For many people, when the Kerry Blue Terrier is properly groomed they think of it as a very gorgeous dog. In fact, one thing that many people consider to be a positive aspect of the Kerry Blue Terrier is that they are non-shedding and have an odorless coat when wet. Not only that, but they also have little to no dander which is a great thing for those that have allergies. However, after all those positive things, the Kerry Blue Terrier still requires a lot of attention.
Even with all the positive aspects of the Kerry Blue Terrier, there are many things that still must be done to keep up on them. In fact, they require brushings almost on a daily basis, frequent bathing as well as monthly trimming all so they can look their best. Along with them being trimmed, they can not be trimmed by just anyone; they must be trimmed skillfully and usually by a professional.
When it comes to their coat, they are considered to have a soft and wavy coat that is similar to the poodle. Because of that, they are needed to be not only brushed and cut with scissors, but with clippers as well. Many times the owners will do their own trimming on a daily basis, and have a professional do the cutting around the eyes. When the dogs get their coats cut with clippers, there are several different blades that are used; not just one. Some of the different sizes are #1 and 30 for the body, #10 for the head, neck and ears and stomach, #15 for the pads, and #4 for a short trim. Some of the other equipment that you may need is a pin brush, slicker brush, metal combs, and thinning shears. If you do not keep up on the brushing and trimming of the hair, then it will get all matted; which would not be good for you. One good thing to keep up on is its bathing; this should be done every 3-4 weeks.
If you do not like the look of the hair over the eyes, it is suggested that you do not cut it off but trim it up higher as well as thinner. The hair should be kept like that over the eyes for protection. However, it is totally up to the owner as well as if the dog is a show dog or a companion. No matter what type of dog you make it into, you will quickly learn of all the attention that it will require; and good luck.