Breeding

Does It Matter Where Your Kerry Was Bred?

“We found that across all behavior categories, including trainability, dogs from less responsible breeders had significantly less favorable behavior and temperament scores than puppies from responsible breeders.” These words from Catherine Douglas, a researcher at Britain’s Newcastle University, will come as no surprise to most …

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The Basics of Coat Color Genetics for the Kerry Blue and the Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers

Editor’s Note: The pictures you see here are from purebred but mis-marked Kerries. They were provided to me on conditions of anonymity. The breeders of these terriers are well known in their countries and these photos should not reflect negatively on the quality of their …

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More Color in Kerries

Very rarely, Kerries are born with an abnormal color. Here are some pictures of purebred Kerrries with interesting colors. The Foundation thanks these couragous breeders for sharing these rare photos. This purebred Kerry bitch whelped one wheaten-colored Kerry (a male, shown here at approximately 1 year …

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Testing BEFORE Breeding Take this exam and see if your bitch makes the grade.

By: D. Caroline Coile, Ph.D. Do you suffer from test anxiety? If so, dog breeding isn’t to you. Before boy meets girl there’s a whole lot of testing going on, Can you pass the pre-breeding Final Exam? Bitches 101: The Final Exam 1. TRUE or …

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Seven Foundations of a Successful Dog Breeder

Thanks to Heather Van Boeyen for submitting this article to the Foundation. Listed in this article are some axioms that I have created as a learning tool. These axioms are reflections of the temptations we face on a daily basis as dog breeders. If one …

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