Kerry Blue Terrier Registration Statistics

Index

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 9,347
1996 74 10,073
1997 39 8,855
1998 59 11,667
1999 40 10,004
2000 47 10,367
2001 29 9,995
2002 58 10,036
2003 37 10,155
2004 26 10,290
2005 29 10,146
2006 35 9,867
2007 42 10,834
2008 47 10,645
2009 35 11,874
2010 6 11,770

Ireland

These statistics are not based on registration numbers but on research done by Anne Gygi in the 1980s. Below are the number of Kerries with listed or assumed DOB by year. The 1915 count is incorrect because there is no reasonable means of assigning Kerries an earlier year of birth without examining archives that only exist in the archives of Henry Fottrell, the Irish Kennel Club and/or the Dublin Irish Blue Terrier Club, assuming these documents exist at all.

Year Kerry Pups
1915* 74
1916 27
1917 37
1918 21
1919 82
1920 107
1921 183
1922 210
1923 213
1924 227
1925 219

* Default DOB year – with many of the 74 Kerries whelped earlier – but how much earlier?
What is obvious from the records is that ALL Kerries descended from an original group of VERY FEW dogs, perhaps a dozen.

There is mention of “blue dogs” in various writings beginning in the later 1800s but they are not a traceable part of what is now the KBT mainstream.


The Netherlands

Year Kerry Puppies Registered
2003 64
2004 29
2005 41
2006 56
2007 50
2008 31
2009 28
2010 35 plus 3 imports

United Kingdom

Year Kerry Pups Total Terrier Pups
1991 317
1992 257
1993 267
1994 241
1995 280
1996 218
1997 277
1998 291
1999 272 39,346
2000 279 40,085
2001 318 35,573
2002 244 36,911
2003 283 38,960
2004 274 41,309
2005 277 43,494
2006 263 43,376
2007 267 41,645
2008 198 39,086
2009 190 33,128
2010 223

United States

Year Puppies Breed Rank
1934 183
1935 270
1936 334
1937 341
1938 445
1939 479
1940 538
missing
1965 1069 65
missing
1970 1163 56
1971 1194 58
missing
1987 541 87
1988 476 88
1989 524 87
1990 534 88
1991 584 91
1992 519 97
1993 514 95
1994 422 101
1995 386 106
1996 380 107
1997 424 105
1998 380 107
1999 301 110
2000 435 107
2001 395 110
2002 464 106
2003 475 105
2004 488 108
2005 442 105
2006 365 114
2008 274 118
2009 298

If you have any of the missing statistics, please send them to [email protected]. Thank you.

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