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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 Early Origins of the Kerry Blue

THERE is considerable obscurity in regard to the origin of the Kerry Blue Terrier but there is no uncertainty that the Kerry Blue Terrier is a striking instance of rapid improvement in Terrier type, breed, character, and true canine beauty. Just three decades ago the …

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The Early History of The Kerry Blue Terrier in The United States of America

We can trace the presence of the Kerry Blue Terrier in the United States as far back as the 1920’s. At that time he was known as a Blue Black Terrier. A Mr. James McCashin and Mr. H.H. Fleitmann were showing a brace of untrimmed …

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Early Days of the Kerry in the United States

A few pet Kerries not eligible for registration were imported as early as 1918, but the first Kerry Blue Terrier registered with The American Kennel Club was Brian of Muchia, who was registered in 1922. Owned by Elizabeth Swords, Brian of Muchia completed his championship …

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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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