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2007 Rescue Kerry Placement: Kelsey


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Kelsey is a beautiful 7 yr. old Canadian champion Kerry Blue Terrier who has grown from a pup in a family home. Unfortunately, circumstances in that home were very stressful lately and Kelsey certainly felt it. She began to bark which resulted in her placement in a back bedroom which made her bark – you get the picture! The family has returned Kelsey to her breeder who contacted the Foundation for assistance in rehoming her. 

In the six weeks she has been back with her breeder, Kelsey has already turned around. A behaviorist has been consulted and Kelsey has accepted the new ‘rules’ with humor and enthusiasm. She absolutely loves lots of exercise (she missed that in her old home) and has fit in well with the other 3 Kerries in the home.  At home, Kelsey is good with all her basic obedience commands. She is definitely smart (what Kerry isn’t!) and learns well. On walks, she wears a body harness which curbs her pulling on the leash. If she sees another dog, or strangers, she is up on her toes and barking, but has not displayed further aggression or biting tendencies. The worst thing that can be said about Kelsey is that she is rude. She is pushy for attention.

Kelsey obviously needs some work on walks with distractions, and good manners in the home. She would do well in a home with an experienced terrier person or family with older children. She will need an active lifestyle and an owner committed to working with her. Kelsey is fostered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.




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