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Debbie V
Debbie V

Tasshot Kerry Blue Terriers

Planned Litter  Sep 2022

LocationWest Tamar, Tasmania

Hi, I'm Debbie V.

Welcome to Tasshot Kerry Blue Terriers​,​ a small select kennel in Tasmania. We are registered breeders and successful exhibitors of beautiful healthy Kerry Blue Terriers. Our Kerry Blues are perfectly suited for Conformation​,​ Agility​,​ Obedience​,​ Rally​,​ and most importantly loving​,​ faithful family members. Our Kerrys are well socialized with both people and other dogs allowing them to have a fun active life. Our property sits amidst of the picturesque Tamar Valley in the north of Tasmania​,​ where we have access to rolling paddocks​,​ beaches and plenty of dog-friendly parks and play areas.

Vet Approved Criteria

Last checked on 15 September 2020

RightPaw Responsible Breeder Badge

Every breeder on RightPaw has agreed to our vet-approved RightPaw Code of Ethics, and passed an interview from one of our team.

  • Breeding & Welfare
  • Health Practices
  • Home Environment
  • Documentation
  • Feeding
  • Physical Condition

Our Breeding Practices

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Behaviour and socialisation

Our pups are raised in our home​,​ with our five adult Kerry Blues. We have a small holding farm​,​ so they get to be around sheep​,​ chickens​,​ kids on bikes (and my two noisy teenagers!). I employ lots of touch therapy - handling their paws and tails​,​ touching all over and massaging. This is extremely important as the dogs need to be accustomed to being touched​,​ as they're grooming dogs. They are taught to stand on a grooming table​,​…

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All our breeding stock and parent dogs are Orivet DNA-checked prior to breeding​,​ particularly for inherited diseases to ensure parents are not carriers. All our pups come wormed​,​ vaccinated and micro-chipped​,​ and with an initial pet insurance policy.

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Home environment

Our pups are raised inside the house​,​ in a lovely big 2-metre whelping box. Once they're around five weeks old​,​ they go outdoors into a cement and fake-grass pen with a gazebo over the top​,​ and a Laserlite roof. They also have a puppy gym​,​ with toys hanging off the rafters​,​ a slide​,​ cubby holes and more. They tend to play outside during the day​,​ and then come back inside to sleep. As they don't tend to leave until ten to twelve…

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Included with our puppies

I have a very beautiful commercially-printed Puppy Carers book​,​ all about Kerry Blues and produced by my kennel. It contains information about nutrition​,​ grooming​,​ clipping - everything you can think of. We provide a voucher for Royal Canin food​,​ an initial insurance policy​,​ pedigree papers​,​ and a breeder contract (which has an important 'return to breeder' clause if you can no longer keep your puppy). All pups also come with toys​…

Health Tests

Core Tests(1/1)

Tasshot Kerry Blue Terriers conducts 1 out of 1 core health tests which RightPaw believe are most important to conduct for the Kerry Blue Terrier.


dna iconGenetic Test

Von Willebrand’s Disease (VWD/vWD) is a genetic bleeding disorder caused by a lack of a specific…


Additional Tests

Tasshot Kerry Blue Terriers conducts 2 additional tests available for the Kerry Blue Terrier.

dna iconGenetic Test

This is a disease affecting the spinal cord of older dogs, initially causing wobbliness and eventually hindlimb paralysis. It can affect a wide range of breeds. There is now a DNA test that can indicated if a breeding dog is carrying this disease.

Degenerative Myelopathy (DM)

dna iconGenetic Test

Progressive Neuronal Abiotrophy (PNA) is a fatal neurological disease with a genetic cause in Kerry Blue Terriers. There is a DNA test available to identify whether a breeding dog is carrying this disease.


About the breeder

A little about us

Hi, I'm Debbie from Tasshot Kerry Blue Terriers! We have owned and exhibited this wonderful breed for 10 years. Our dogs live with us in our busy home, raised on a small semi-rural property with a couple of sheep, chickens and a bossy cat.

Why we got involved in breeding

My first Kerry Blue was the first pedigree dog I had owned, and so I launched into showing and got a bit hooked! As Kerry Blues are a relatively rare breed, I had advice from a breeder mentor of mine who suggested to find a male and create a line of my own. And that was where it all started!

Our special touch

We breed for both the show ring and for family pets - our boy Jack has been a multiple best in show winner. Our Puppy Carers book, which we developed and commercially printed at Tasshot Kerry Blues, is a great resource for our puppy owners that we are really proud of.



Dogs Tasmania (ANKC)

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Breeding since


  • All Breeds Kennel Association Tasmania
  • Combined Breeds Dog Club Tasmania
  • Sporting Terrier Club of Tasmania

Applying for a Puppy

If you'd like to apply for a puppy from Tasshot Kerry Blue Terriers, you can apply below. RightPaw will help you create an owner profile and ask you a few questions, so breeders can get to know you. Debbie V will then get back to you to confirm your interest and puppy availability.

microchip​,​ first vaccine​,​ worming​,​ extensive puppy…

Sep 2022