Kerry Blue Terrier Conformation Standard Quiz


This 26 question quiz, based upon the Kerry Blue Terrier Standard, is intended to be a helpful study aid to increase your knowledge of the breed. It was
presented at the Judges Seminar at the Northern Ohio Specialty show in August, 1997.




1. The Kerry Blue head is:

(A) square and broad

(B) large and massive

(C) rounded and broad

(D) long but not exaggerated

2. The stop of the Kerry Blue is:

(A) moderate but distinct

(B) very slight stop

(C) definite stop

(D) pronounced

3. The nose may not be:

(A) black

(B) wide

(C) large

(D) small and narrow

4. Which of the following does NOT describe the KBT muzzle (check all that apply):

(A) moderately chiseled out

(B) full and well made up

(C) slight downturn

(D) not falling away appreciably below the eyes

5. Which of the following does the KBT standard NOT describe as a serious head fault (check all that apply):

(A) skull flat

(B) proportioned to rest of body

(C) moderate breadth between ears

(D) stop deep

6. Which of the following does NOT describe the KBT eyes:

(A) small

(B) dark

(C) prominent

(D) keen expression

7. Hazel eyes are:

(A) allowed with light gray coats

(B) are always a fault

8. Ear carriage may be:

(A) hound ear, carried to side

(B) a rose ear

(C) fold of ear below top of skull

(D) carried forward

9. The KBT bite is:

(A) undershot

(B) overshot

(C) has no premolars

(D) level or scissor

10. The expression of the KBT is:

(A) soft

(B) aloof

(C) keen terrier expression

(D) warm

11. The hallmark of the KBT is:

(A) friendly, brave, alert temperament

(B) grace and agility

(C) woolly coat

(D) aloof

12. When judging the KBT:

(A) the white chest blaze is preferred

(B) the woolly coat without wave is preferred

(C) black is preferred

(D) any blue from dark blue to gray blue are preferred

13. Which of the following does describe the KBT neck:

(A) thick

(B) moderately long

(C) slanted forward

(D) wrinkled

14. The topline of the KBT is:

(A) long

(B) sloping

(C) level

(D) slight rise over loin

15. Which does not describe the KBT tail:

(A) set high

(B) squirrel tail

(C) moderate length

(D) carried erect and straight

16. In excitement the KBT tail:

(A) is straight back

(B) curves over to touch back

(C) is straight up or very slightly forward

17. The shoulders of the KBT are:

(A) heavy

(B) upright

(C) well laid back, long

(D) tips of blades meet

18. The ribs of the KBT are:

(A) not well sprung

(B) short rib cage

(C) deep

(D) flat

19. Which of the following does NOT describe the KBT hindquarters:

(A) may be very slightly cowhocked

(B) muscular

(C) low hocks

(D) thighs long and powerful

20. The proper KBT foot is:

(A) oval in shape

(B) compact

(C) flat

(D) moderately large

21. In proportion the KBT is:

(A) long

(B) well knit

(C) low slung

(D) broader front

22. The general appearance of the KBT is:

(A) low slung

(B) terrier style

(C) not muscled

(D) long

23. Kerry Blue color should be:

(A) black over 18 months

(B) white gray

(C) brown and black over 18 months

(D) any shade of blue gray or gray blue

24. Which of the following does NOT describe the KBT coat:

(A) double coat

(B) soft and silken

(C) dense

(D) wavy

25. The KBT gait should be:

(A) no reach and drive

(B) hackney

(C) single hock

(D) full freedom of action, reach and drive, single track at speed

26. Which statement is correct regarding the KBT size:

(A) under 17″ at withers

(B) ideally 18 1/2″ for dogs, slightly less for a bitch

(C) over 20″

(D) bitch and dog same size


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