OLD-Breeding Info

Litter Policy for Breeders

The purpose of this policy is to ensure that only the most reputable of breeders list puppies on the Foundation web site. Breeder Requirements: The breeder must send a copy of their sales contract to the Foundation (P. O. Box 1495, Solvang, CA 93464). Breeders …

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Kerry Blue Terrier Registration Statistics

Index Australia Ireland The Netherlands United Kingdom United States Australia Year Kerry Pups Total Terrier Pups 1986 41 9,360 1987 42 10,021 1988 49 9,495 1989 34 8,953 1990 38 8,492 1991 27 9,114 1992 39 8,402 1993 53 8,564 1994 37 9,014 1995 88 …

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Puppy Buyer Information Packet

If you’re a Kerry breeder, you want to do everything possible to ensure that each of your eager little puppies goes to the best possible home. You’ve done extensive screening of each family, and probably used a written screening tool (like the Adoption Questionnaire) that …

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Never Advertise your Litter on the Internet

The Foundation and many breed clubs screen the breeders listing their litters on their proprietary web sites. However, there are several internet advertising sites (or marketplaces) for puppies, including the AKC site, where puppy mills hock their wares. Hobby breeders need to be aware that …

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Five Genetic Tests Every Kerry Breeder Should Do

There are five genetics tests available for Kerry Blue Terriers. The newest test is for Canine Multiple System Degeneration (Progressive Neural Atrophy). We highly recommend that anyone breeding a Kerry Blue test your dogs for these genetic disorders. This link (http://pawpeds.com/pawacademy/genetics/breedingstrategies/) will lead you to …

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How to Apply Genetic Testing to a Breeding Program

Used with permission from Today’s Breeder, Nestl? Purina PetCare Company. Significant advances have been made in learning about canine genetic health conditions due in part to a greater awareness of these health conditions and recent advances in the canine and human genome projects. But for …

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