Kerry blue terrier


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Kerry blue terrier,

breed of large, sturdy terrierterrier,
classification used by breeders and kennel clubs to designate dogs originally bred to start small game and vermin from their burrows or, in the case of several breeds in this group, to go to earth and kill their prey. Today these dogs are raised chiefly as pets.
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 perfected in Ireland more than 100 years ago. It stands from 17 to 19 in. (43.2–48.3 cm) high at the shoulder and weighs from 30 to 40 lb (13.6–18.2 kg). Its dense coat is soft and wavy, never harsh, and may be any shade of blue-gray or gray-blue. A truly all-purpose working terrier, the Kerry blue was used to hunt small game, destroy vermin, retrieve on land and water, and herd sheep and cattle. Today it is a popular house pet and show competitor. See dogdog,
carnivorous, domesticated wolf (Canis lupus familiaris) of the family Canidae, to which the jackal and fox also belong. The family Canidae is sometimes referred to as the dog family, and its characteristics, e.g.
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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.
The three-year-old Kerry Blue terrier won the coveted Best in Show category at the last British-only Crufts dog show.
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.