Giant Kerry Blue Schnauzer:Kerry Blue Terrier and Giant Schnauzer Mix

Hybrid Breed

Kerry Blue Terrier + Giant Schnauzer


Origin and History of the Giant Kerry Blue Schnauzer

The Giant Kerry Blue Schnauzer, also known as the Kerry Blue Terrier and the Giant Schnauzer Mix, is a distinctive breed that comes from the crossing of two highly regarded Irish and German breeds: the Kerry Blue Terr ier and the Giant Schnauzer. The Kerry Blue Terrier has its origins in County Kerry, Ireland, where it was originally used as a versatile working dog. The hardy Riesenschnauzer, on the other hand, originated in Germany and was first used as a herding dog. Together, these two breeds form a unique, eye-catching and long-lived mix.

In summary, the Giant Kerry Blue Schnauzer is an energetic, intelligent and loyal companion . He is ideal for active people with plenty of time for physical and mental stimulation. His heritage as a mix of a Kerry Blue Terrier and a Giant Schnauzer makes him an especially sturdy and durable dog.

Alternate Name -
Origin Ireland - Germany
Life expectancy 12 - 15 years
Care requirements high-maintenance
Activity level average - high
FCI group not recognised
AKC group not recognised
KC group not recognised

Characteristics and temperament

  • Temperament: The Kerry Blue Schnauzer Mix is an extremely energetic and playful animal that needs plenty of exercise and mental stimulation. His strong protective instinct, inherited from the Giant Schnauzer, makes him a reliable watchdog. At the same time he is a loving family member
  • Strength: Both parent breeds are known for their pronounced physical strength and endurance. They get along well with children and, with proper guidance, can get along well with other pets as well
  • Playfulness: although the Kerry Blue Schnauzer Mix is a large dog, he has a naturally playful and joyful temperament. He loves spending time outdoors and exercising, which makes him a great companion for active families
  • Loyalty: the Giant Kerry Blue Schnauzer is known for his deep affection and loyalty to his owners. He is intelligent, attentive and always eager to please his humans

Suitability of the Giant Kerry Blue Schnauzer.

As a breed that contains both working dog and herding dog traits, the Giant Kerry Blue Schnauzer is both physically and mentally strong. He needs plenty of exercise and mental stimulation. They are known for their endurance, strength and strong protective instinct.

  • Active Families: This dog is ideal for active families who spend a lot of time outdoors.
  • Dog Sports: Their high energy level and intelligence make them well suited for dog sports such as agility and obedience.
  • Home with a garden: a home with a securely fenced garden is best for them, as they need the space to run around and play.

Care of the Giant Kerry Blue Schnauzer

Care deze bream requires special attention. Their fur must be brushed regularly to avoid matting. It is recommended to brush at least once a week. Their fur is naturally water repellent, which means they do not need to be bathed as often as some other breeds. In addition, their ears should be checked regularly for infections and their teeth should be cleaned regularly to prevent dental disease.

Grooming and Health Information

Like all mixed breeds, the Giant Kerry Blue Schnauzer can be prone to the health problems that are present in its parent breeds. These include hip and elbow dysplasia, eye disease, and certain skin problems. To ensure the health of your pet, it is important to have regular veterinary examinations and to select a responsible breeder who will perform health tests on the parent breeds.

The Giant Kerry Blue Schnauzer has a medium-length, wiry coat that requires regular trimming to prevent knots and matting. A balanced diet and daily exercise are important to maintain a healthy weight and prevent potential health problems that are common in large dogs, such as hip dysplasia and heart disease.

In general, the Giant Kerry Blue Schnauzer is a hardy, healthy breed that has an average life expectancy of 10 to 15 years with good care and regular veterinary checkups.

Breeding the Giant Kerry Blue Schnauzer

Care must be taken when breeding Giant Kerry Blue Schnauzers. It is important to choose responsible breeders who test both the Kerry Blue Terrier and the Giant Schnauzer for genetic diseases. This breed benefits from early socialization and consistent, positive reinforcement in their training.

The Giant Kerry Blue Schnauzer is an exceptional hybrid breed that combines the best qualities of both parent breeds. Typically, this hybrid has a height of 50 to 70 cm and a weight of about 25 to 40 kg, depending on the age, sex and specific hereditary characteristics of the individual dog.

His appearance is robust and athletic, with a well-proportioned build. His coat is dense, curly or wavy and usually has the characteristic gray or blue coloring of the Kerry Blue Terrier with occasional black accents of the Giant Schnauzer.

Fur length long - short
Fur curly - rough-haired
Ear shape Tilt-ear
Tail short - lang
Anatomy square, sporty
Size ♀ 44 - 65 cm
Weight ♀ 14 - 48 kg
Size ♂ 45 - 70 cm
Weight ♂ 15 - 34 kg
Suitable For -
  • Kidney disease

    Symptoms of kidney disease in dogs: increased urination (polyuria) increased water intake. Inflammation of the mucous membrane of the mouth. Loss of appetite

  • Skin inflammations

    Can be hereditary in certain breeds.

  • Cancer

    May be common in older dogs.

  • A Giant Kerry Blue Schnauzer is a hybrid dog breed created from the Kerry Blue Terrier and the Giant Schnauzer.

  • This hybrid breed is characterized by strong attachment, adaptable behavior, as well as intelligence and perseverance.

  • Almost all terrier-like breeds require regular brushing and combing to avoid matted hair and to keep the coat soft and shiny. In addition, the claws must be trimmed regularly.

  • This mixed breed is a friendly and outgoing dog that likes to spend a lot of time with its owner. He is very intelligent and loyal and always tries to succeed in his tasks.

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