A Decisive Test for Judging Temperament 10 March 2016
by Lonie Ward
Kerry Blue Puppies
PUPPY APTITUDE TEST (PAT)
The most important single trait that breeders strive for is sound temperament. Whether a Kerry (or any breed of dog) is a perfect conformation specimen or just a pet, the enjoyment of that animal boils down to one characteristic: its disposition
Are Kerries Good With Kids? A Summary of Communications on the Kerry Blue Newslist 10 March 2016
by Randy A. Hayes
Kerries and Kids: Do the two get along? For the most part, the unreserved response of the newslist is "Yes." There are several caveats mentioned, however.
Got a Sneaky Dog Stealing Food? (Link) 02 July 2016
by Linda P. Case, MS
Studies show that dogs can make decisions based on what they think humans know or see.
This type of learning is considered to be a higher-level cognitive process because it requires “perspective-taking”– meaning that the dog is able to view a situation through the perspective of the human, and can then make decisions according to what that individual is aware of. The import of this type of thinking is that it reveals at least a rudimentary “theory of mind” – the ability to consider what another individual knows or may be thinking.
You can mitigate problems between cats and dogs with proper introductions. Most people tend to rush introductions between the two species instead of letting them become used to each other. Try the following steps to ensure a happy future together
Is the Kerry a Dog for You? 10 March 2016
by Lisa Frankland
17 to 21 inches, 30-45 lbs. The Kerry Blue's coat is non-shedding, but requires lots of maintenance. The Kerry is extremely intelligent, hence requires training. They are good with people and other animals, although dog aggression is common, particularly between males. Kerries are not good as kennel or outside dogs. The Kerry has few health problems and is perfect for people with allergies.
John Lawson on Kerry Blue Terriers 10 March 2016
by John Lawson
Kerry Blue characteristics
Kerry Blue Description in One Word 10 March 2016
The list of descriptions is a good way to learn more about the temperament of these dogs.
Temperament and Personality 10 March 2016
by Daryl Enstone
List of traits for a Kerry and a Kerry Owner.
There’s a reason we have service dogs instead of service hamsters... 12 April 2019
They guide the blind, comfort the sick and even fight crime—what don’t they do? Dogs are basically superheroes, and their special power is empathy. In fact, they’re one of the most empathetic animals around, and we’ve got the scientific facts to prove it.
Why Does My Dog... Always Lick Me? 12 April 2019
by DR. PATTY KHULY VMD
But much as barking can be, licking is also a multi-faceted tool that seems to play many roles in canine behavior and, consequently, tends towards many different interpretations. Here’s a list of the many ways in which we homo sapiens have come to understand this culturally alien mode of communication:
Today is June 19, 2019
On this day in 2002:
The Foundation established a Breeder Code of Ethics. Breeders agreed, in writing, to operate by this Code of Ethics, and accept the consequences if not doing so.