Breed Basics

Breed Basics | General breed introduction information about the Kerry Blue Terrier dog.

Xtreme Kerries

The oldest Kerry 18.5 years (unverified) Miss Eclipse Impulse of the Jean, “Phoebe” Breeder: Jean Underhill Owner: Mark Lynch <[email protected]> The oldest Kerry 18 years, 3 months and 7 days (verified) Bennie’s 18th birthday, he is doing well all in all. He knew the cake …

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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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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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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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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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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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