Day: February 20, 2016

Obedience Training Before or After the Conformation Ring?

Does obedience training hamper a dog’s showmanship in the conformation ring? Might obedience training break a Kerry’s spirit and make him look like a wimp in the show ring? And might obedience training confuse the dog so that (heaven forbid!) he sits down in the …

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Structure, Conformation and Movement

It is a truism that anatomical structure is the most important and least variable component determining how a dog, or any other animal, moves. Other factors are temperament, speed, terrain and general vitality. Since the Kerry Blue Terrier was bred as a working terrier in …

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Kerry Blue Terrier Conformation Standard Quiz

  This 26 question quiz, based upon the Kerry Blue Terrier Standard, is intended to be a helpful study aid to increase your knowledge of the breed. It was presented at the Judges Seminar at the Northern Ohio Specialty show in August, 1997.     …

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The Ideal Kerry Blue Terrier

The official Standard for the Kerry Blue Terrier prescribes all that the ideal Kerry should be. The original American Standard was adapted from the Irish and English Standards. Some changes have been made through the years, the most recent having been approved by The American …

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