Day: January 4, 2016

A Kerry in Politics

Frances McGovern, in a 1964 file photo, found humor in her political campaigns. “Why did a bright young homegrown Irish maiden named Frances McGovern become the darling daughter of regular Democrats in the 1950s and 1960s?” “Because this cheerful, smiling 22 year-old had a great …

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Kerry Kal Kan Commercial

Janet Joers In 1982 Pedigree, then known as Kal Kan, made a commercial with Ray Perry and his Kerries. The featured dog was Ray’s favorite bitch, the only bitch thathe said would never be for sale. Her name was Ch. Tontine’s Gillian (“Gilly”). The video …

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In Memory of Ch. Kerrageen’s Hotspur

Ch. Kerrageen’s Hotspur, born October 10, 1986 and died on March 10, 1995, at only eigth years of age, of intestinal tumors. Bred by Sharon Crenshaw, he was sold to Brian and Victoria Percy under a show agreement. Later Judy Hartwell joined the group. A …

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Placing a Kerry with Marian Anderson

We got our first Kerry in 1969 and it was shortly thereafter that we joined the Empire KBTC and met and became very close friends with Jim and Lucille Johnson. And it was thru Jim that we met Marian Anderson – he was her tax …

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Famous People Who Have Owned Kerry Blues

Marian Anderson Submitted by Edward Cardona, Suzanne Rodda, Carol Brown and others Marian Anderson is the first black singer ever to perform with the Metropolitan Opera Company of New York. She is, in essence, the Jackie Robinson of the opera world. She was a phenomenal …

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The Origins of the Terrier Tail

Ch. Geijes Rising Riff Europe long regarded hunting with dogs as a sport of nobility. Reasoning that a shortened tail rendered a dog unsuitable for hunting (since a long tail should enable him to change direction quickly without falling flat on his muzzle), royalty decreed …

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History of the Kerry Blue Name

Are Kerry Blues from County Kerry in Ireland? Probably not. Here is the story. On a Saturday evening in October, 1920 in Summerhill, Dublin, an after-dark curfew was in operation because of “the troubles”. Many of the exhibitors who attended the dogshow risked arrest and …

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Modern Kerries of the United States

  In the early 1920s most of the American Kerry fanciers were concentrated in the East. Exceptions were the Jacksons, Miss Weiss, William Fox, and Miss Chesborough and Miss Shannon in California, and Cy and Lucy More in New Mexico. The late 1930s marked the …

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