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Aliases: Kerry, Irish Blue Terrier

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The Kerry Blue Terrier as a Show Dog

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Many times when people think about getting a dog, they only think about them as being a show dog. In fact, many people only get dogs for show.

Many times people think that training a Kerry blue terrier is hard; however, a lot depends on how you are with the dog. In fact, many people have their own methods of training their own dog. Many times the difficult problem is getting the dog to actually listen, as they can be very stubborn.

Luckily for many people, the Kerry blue terrier is a very clean and easy to house train which is great for being a show dog. In fact, many people think that the blue terrier is a beautiful dog with wavy non shedding hair. However, many people tend to confuse it with a poodle. If your dog is a show dog, then you will want to air dry the hair, and nothing else. Then, you will want to brush or comb as well as cut the hair right away. In fact, many owners will use electric clippers.

When it comes to the AKC, there are many different standards that must be followed from size to looks. In fact, it is also different for males and females as well. The AKC now describes the Kerry Blue Terrier as being an all around good working and utilized dog. Not only that, but they are considered to be one of the biggest dogs of the terrier breed. The average height of the Kerry Blue Terrier at the shoulders is 18-19 inches, and they weigh in between 33-40 pounds; they also have docked tails. Another very important factor about the Kerry Blue Terrier is its coloring. In order for it to be a show dog, it must be anywhere from a light silver blue to being a dark slate blue. Because they are born naturally black, they should be completely color changed by 18 months of age. The AKC first started recognizing the Kerry Blue Terrier in 1922.

Besides the coloring and the size of the dog, there is much more to be seen at a dog show competition. In fact, there are many agility tests along with obedience tests that the dogs must compete in. In fact, the dogs should be able to know how to walk at their masters sides without having any problem whatsoever. They should also know that they have to walk with their heads held high. One of the many events that must be completed is the agility tests. There are many different activities that the dogs do while on the agility course. Some of the activities are balancing on a teeter, running through poles, jumping through rings, as well as jumping beams.

When having a show dog, it is not a matter of if the dog does well it should be that you were able to get him to do what you want. No matter how he places, you should still be proud of him. Even though he is a dog, he still needs to know that he is loved.


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