This versatile, playful breed originated in Ireland, where it was bred as a rugged working and hunting dog. Today, the Kerry Blue Terrier is gentle, sweet-natured and intelligent, and makes an excellent playmate for children and families. Kerries are also watchful, alert and courageous watchdogs. This breed is quick to learn, thrives on mental and physical stimulation and excels at various dog sports. Famous for their unique coat, Kerries are born black and don’t develop their true blue color until about 18 months of age. Kerry Blue Terriers make wonderful, devoted companions and want nothing more than to please their owners.
Need help finding your perfect puppy? A member of the PuppySpot pack can help!Contact Us
Black Russian Terrier (AKA Black Pearls of Russia) has a strong body and mind, and it was created by the Russian army around the 1940s. This breed is a well-muscled and large-boned dog with a powerful head and neck. They are people-oriented and want to be all-around their humans. This is a calm and confident breed, even though they are suspicious of strangers. They are very attached and protective of their pet family. They require lots of social and mental interactions as well as physical exercises. This breed is intelligent, easy to train, learns very fast, but tends to be stubborn if they are forced to do something they don’t want to. They can weigh 80 to 145 pounds and reach a height of 25 to 30 inches.
German dogs, Schnauzers come in three sizes (Giant, Standard, and Miniature) and were initially bred to catch rats and other pests outdoors. Today, Schnauzers thrive on human companionship and are extremely intelligent and naturally obedient, making them easy to train. Schnauzers are proud and independent dogs, and are loving towards their owners. They make wonderful watch dogs and are highly energetic.
People usually get confused with this breed and the Puli. Both breeds are from Hungary, and they probably share even their ancestry; however, Pumi has originated only about 300 years ago, while the Puli has a couple of thousand years of history. Pumi is a curious, playful, and fun-loving animal companion. He has a high energy level, so he is a great choice for families who enjoy spending time outside and give him lots of daily exercise. Pumi behaves well with young children, but they need to be supervised to make sure the dog doesn’t misunderstand the rough games. They also get along well with other pets. They are excellent watchdogs, so you might expect lots of barking. The Pumi’s average weight is 18 to 33 pounds, and its size is about 15 to 19 inches.
Known for its happy, spunky disposition, the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is a wonderful dog to be around. One of several terriers with Irish ancestry, the Wheaten is unique in its group because of its soft, silky coat and extra-long facial hair. Wheatens are deeply devoted to their families, get along well with children and other pets, and love to be active. Wheaten Terriers make excellent, affectionate housemates and are eager to learn and please.
The Bedlington Terrier originated in a small mining town of Bedlington, Northumberland in North East England. They were originally bred to hunt vermin, but has since been used in racing, numerous dog sports, conformation shows, and as a companion dog. They’re closely related to the Dandie Dinmont Terrier, Whippet and Otterhound. The Bedlington’s appearance is often compared to a lamb due to their fleecy coat and pear-shaped head. They are a great dog for an active family looking for a lively and loyal companion.