Definitions for kerry blue terrier
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Ker′ry blue′ ter′rier(n.)
one of an Irish breed of medium-sized terriers having a long head with face whiskers and a soft, wavy, bluish-gray coat.
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Kerry blue terrier(noun)
an Irish breed of medium-sized terriers with a silky blue-grey coat
Kerry Blue Terrier
The Kerry Blue Terrier is a breed of dog. In Ireland it is often called the Irish Blue Terrier. Originally bred to control "vermin" including rats, rabbits, badgers, foxes, otters and hares, over time the Kerry became a general working dog used for a variety of jobs including herding cattle and sheep, and as a guard dog. Today the Kerry has spread around the world as a companion and working dog. Despite winning Crufts in 2000, it remains an unfashionable breed, still distinctly uncommon, but not as threatened as some of the other terrier breeds such as Skye Terrier, Sealyham Terrier, and Dandie Dinmont Terrier.
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