There is no history available for the Standard Kerry Blue Schnauzer because it is such a new breed but you can look at the parent breeds’ histories to get sufficient information. The Kerry Blue Terrier, which is also called the Irish Blue Terrier, originated in Ireland in the 18th century from the Irish Terrier, Irish Wolfhound, Spanish Blue Dog, and Portuguese Water Dog. They were originally bred to be ratters on family farms but were also found to be excellent hunting companions and wonderful family pets. This breed was named after the county it was originally found in, which was Kerry County, and is the National Terrier of Ireland. The United States Kerry Blue Terrier Club was formed in 1926, which was four years after it became officially recognized by the American Kennel Club. They are the 127th most common breed of dog in the United States at this time. The Standard Schnauzer has been around since the middle ages and was developed in Germany from the Wolf Spitz, German Poodle, Wire-haired Pinscher, and other Shnauzers to be a ratter. This is the most ancient type of Schnauzer out of the three different breeds, which are the Toy, Standard, and Giant. Although they are thought to have been around much longer, there is art that depicts the Standard Schnauzer that dates back to the 1400s by Albrecht Durer. These dogs were originally used to hunt and get rid of vermin from farms, they were also found to be great protectors of their owners when they went to the markets. Their name is German for moustache, which each of these dogs has, along with a beard that is said to make them look like an old man. The standard for this breed was developed in the 1800s and they were starting to be noticed in the United States soon after. They were accepted by the American Kennel Club in 1904 and are the 85th most well-liked breed in America.