How Much Do Kerry Blue Terriers Cost?
The Kerry Blue Terrier, also known as the “Irish Blue Terrier,” is commonly known as a hard working dog that herds cattle and sheep. This Terrier is known for its flat skull, soft curly coat, and its shade of blue coat. It can weigh more than 40 pounds and can grow up to 19 inches tall. Terriers are known as being very affectionate and loyal to their owners, and the cost of a Terrier can greatly depend upon the breeder, the age of the dog, as well as other factors.
How much is it?
- On average, a Kerry Blue Terrier puppy less than 6 months old can cost anywhere from $750 to $1,500.
- A purebred dog that can be shown in shows and is AKC certified can cost upwards of $2,000 depending upon the history of the dog and breeder selling it. Show dogs are going to almost always cost more than a companion pet.
- Older dogs can be found at local rescues or shelters for a fraction of a cost. Since these dogs are fairly rare in the United States, they may go fast if one does become available. Older dogs will command a price tag of $200 to $600.
- A website such as PuppyFind.com lists a few breeds up for sale in the range from $600 to as much as $1,300.
What are the extra costs?
- If the dog has to be shipped through a service such as an airline, additional shipping charges may apply. Shipping fees can start at $150 and rise from there.
- A travel crate may have to be purchased in addition to the travel expenses.
- Initial vet visits, vaccinations, and other related medical expenses will add to the cost if these are not included by the breeder.
What is going to be included?
- Reputable breeders will include up to date vaccinations, a preliminary veterinarian fee, and health certificate.
- Pet insurance as well as a health guarantee lasting up to 90 days may be included. The health guarantee will ensure that the potential pet owner is receiving a dog with a clean bill of health. If anything does happen, the vet bills will be covered 100%.
- Sample dog food, toys, and accessories may be included.
Tips to know:
- These breeds tend to be medium-sized, athletic and they have a lot of energy.
- Since their coat is rather wavy and soft, they tend not to shed as much compared to most other dogs.
- Due to the energy level of these breeds, it’s very important that owners consider taking them for a walk a few times a day so that they can be let loose.
- These breeds tend to be very aggressive toward other dogs. If you have other dogs in your house, it’s best to know how to introduce them properly.
How can I save money?
- This type of dog breed is rather hard to find within the United States. Since there is a good chance that this dog will be found outside of the United States, it is ideal to consult with a few breeders before making a purchase. The USKBTC has a list of reputable breeders that deal with the Kerry Blue.