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.