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Alfred Hitchcock’s The Kerry Blue

Submitted by Suzanne Rodda and others. Pictures provided by Bridgit Greer Alfred Hitchcock was a Kerry owner and made a short movie for TV about a Kerry Blue. It was episode #257, made for season #7, first aired on 4/17/62. The show was called “The …

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Alfred Hitchcock’s The Kerry Blue

Submitted by Suzanne Rodda and others. Pictures provided by Bridgit Greer Alfred Hitchcock was a Kerry owner and made a short movie for TV about a Kerry Blue. It was episode #257, made for season #7, first aired on 4/17/62. The show was called “The …

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Did Michael Collins Achieve His Goal for Kerries After All?

Michael Collins was a hero of the Irish War of Independence and a passionate fancier of the Kerry (or Irish) Blue Terrier dog breed. In this article, we’ll take a close look at Collins himself, his background, actions and writings, as well as his dealings …

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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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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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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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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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