If you are looking for a medium sized dog that is soft, doesn't shed much, smart, loves athletic activities as well as being a great watch dog, then a Kerry blue terrier is for you. However, like most other dogs; they do have behavioral problems as well.
For the most part, the Kerry blue terrier is a great all around dog; however, they can also be just the opposite. In fact, many people end up getting rid of them because of just that.
As a puppy, one of the most important things that an owner will want to do is socialize the puppy with not only people, but other animals as well. It is very common for a Kerry blue terrier to get in fights with other breeds of dogs or worse. In fact, the Kerry blue terrier also loves to chase after any kind of animal that is smaller than them even a hamster. Another important thing that a puppy should know is that the human is always in charge; no matter what the age of the person.
As many people raise their terrier, their attitudes may be different from others as to what type of behavioral problem that the dog may have. However, there have been numerous as well as common things that have been said about the Kerry blue terrier.
One of the most things that people have said is that the Kerry blue terrier is a very moody dog. Not only do you know what type of mood he/she is in, but when he gets ignored or just bored, he will get himself into mischief.
Another thing that some people consider a problem is that even though the dog is friendly, it may become very protective; to the point of being overprotective. Another problem that many people come to have is that the blue terrier can be very disobedient and very headstrong. Some of the most disobedient things that a blue terrier does is it is quick to bark and chase other animals, be very stubborn, and can be feisty as well as impulsive.
However, if you provide enough exercise many of the problems will not be problems. In fact, for the Kerry blue terrier, exercise is a must. For many people the only way to get their dog to listen is by taking them to obedience classes.
Because Kerry blue terriers are such "bouncy" dogs, they can not be trusted off the leash; as they will run. In fact, many terriers are even so smart that they will either jump over or go under the fence.
Many people have also said that they do not recommend the Kerry blue terrier for families with children. In fact, if they are being disciplined they will not fear a person. In fact, they are known to return the pain if they receive pain. Also, they are very quick to react to a "problem."
You must decide if a terrier is what you want; and not go by what other people say. In fact, you are the one that is going to raise the dog. Also, not every dog is the same; in fact, there are no two dogs that are the same. For many people the Kerry blue terrier has been a great dog.