The Kerry Blue Terrier is a sturdily built, strong, medium-sized dog. Their black nose has wide nostrils, to help enhance their ability to track game. Their ears, which are small, hang over the front of their head towards their eyes. They have a long neck that tapers away from the head, widening as it meets the shoulders. Their coat is soft and curly, and their tail stands straight up if it is docked (which is an illegal process in many places).