Kerry blue terrier


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Kerry blue terrier

a medium-sized (33-40 lb) dog with a wavy haircoat that is black at birth but 'clears' to a gray blue by 18 months of age. The head is narrow and long, the ears erect and folded forward, and the docked tail is carried upright. Called also Irish blue terrier. The breed is predisposed to a cerebellar neuronal abiotrophy.
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Kerry Blue Terrier - Originally bred as a farm dog in the mountainous regions of Ireland, the Kerry Blue Terrier is a stunning show dog and a giddy house pet.
Ron's Kerry Blue terrier, Torum's Tunde Bayou, beat more than 22,400 dogs to win Reserve Best in Show at Crufts 2003 after winning the same title in 2001.
Torum's Scarf Michael - a three-year-old Kerry Blue terrier - was Best in Show in the last British-only Cruft's.