Kerrblushcnauz dogs are a cross between Miniature Schnauzers and Kerry Blue Terriers. The Kerry Blue Terrier is sometimes also known as an Irish Blue Terrier. Although the breed seems unfamiliar to most, they’ve been around since at least the late 1700s when they were bred for hunting rats and protect livestock and arms. Miniature Schnauzers were also bred as rat hunting dogs in Germany hundreds of years ago. Since both sides of the ancestry have hunting genes, Kerrblushcnauz dogs shouldn’t be left alone in backyards due to their curious nature and chasing instincts. Their high prey drive makes them unsuitable for homes with cats and other small animals.Kerrblushcnauzs are intelligent, alert, playful and protective with a tendency to wander if left alone. The energy level of this breed is quite high, so they need at least an hour of exercise per day.
If you’re lucky enough to live in a home with a fenced-in yard, you can allow your dog supervised outdoor play time. Given the breed’s tendency to wander and intelligence, leaving your dog out in the yard alone is a terrible idea.
With you in the yard to supervise, your dog can engage in all types of games with your pup -- fetch, obstacle course, chase, etc. Your dog will be in heaven having all of your attention on them, and you can be at peace of mind knowing Fido is safe under your watchful eye.
However, be on alert for rabbits and other small animals that your dog can hunt and harm within the blink of an eye.
The game of Catch is similar to Fetch, but you want your pup to catch the item you throw instead of having to run and retrieve it. Some dogs are hilariously bad at catch, and this activity helps you work with your pup on refining their skills.
You can use treats to play catch, but too many treats can cause problems for your dog. It's best to stick with a ball or their favorite toy. Tennis balls, although a popular choice for dog owners, can become lodged in your dog's throat and obstruct their airway, so use a lattice-style ball if possible.
If you’re using a ball, or another one your dog’s favorite toys, you can play the game indoors or outdoors, depending on the weather. Aside from the cost of the treats or toys, the game is free. This is a great way to work on commands and bond with your dog, as the game often requires eye contact and verbal commands.
Hiking with your Kerrblushcnauz is a great way to exercise them, as hikes are a bit more physical than a simple walk. Kerrblushcnauz are used to having a "job" to do by catching rats on farms. They were also tasked with protecting the family and livestock of farms, so you should feel safe hiking with them if wild animals should approach.
Hiking is generally done in the warmer months, though you will need to bring water and a water bowl so your pup doesn’t get dehydrated. You can store them in a vest or backpack that Fido can wear. It will give them a “job” while keeping your hands free for leash control. This breed is known for their wandering habits, so they definitely need to be kept on a leash during any activities where they could potentially run after prey.
If your pup likes water, you can use a garden hose during the warmer months to cool them off or play a fun game. Some dogs think spraying water is the best toy, and you can find endlessly entertaining videos on the internet of people who can’t water their gardens without their dog attacking the water hose. Never spray the water directly in their face!
Dogs love to chase and catch bubbles just as much as kids do! However, the bubble liquid can be toxic for dogs. If you choose this activity with your pup, be sure you buy non-toxic bubbles. You can blow the bubbles through the wand or buy a bubble machine. Dog-friendly bubbles even come smelling like bacon! Your dog will pawsitively love it.
Your Kerrblushcnauz pup is a playful, affectionate dog who requires a lot of attention, care and exercise. They were bred as working dogs, so they need mental stimulation to prevent destructive behaviors. The prey-driven dog does well with other dogs their size, but they may have an issue with smaller dogs or cats.
Activities that you can do with your pup include hikes, a rousing game of catch and unsupervised outdoor play. If your dog enjoys the water, you can use a garden hose to play in the summer, spraying them with water or letting them "chase" the water arc. You can also blow bubbles and let them chase the bubble, but be sure you buy pet-friendly bubbles, as some chemicals can be toxic to dogs.
Whatever you do, always be on the lookout for fun activities to stimulate your Kerrblushcnauz's mind and body!