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Photo Contest 2019-2020 | Topic: Staying Warm

CURRENT TOPIC | Staying Warm Every so often we ask you to send in your pictures on a set theme and a selection of these …

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A Tribute to George Moad, a beloved member of our Kerry Blue Terrier family

(written by Jann McQuay) On October 31, 2019 the Kerry community lost a special member George Moad. Losing George leaves a big hole in our …

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A Happy Ending for IKE: he has a home to return to and will get the medical and dental care he needs! IKE, a new 12 yo rescue who really needs your support for medical care!

In the happiest of endings, the KBTF and the USKBTC working together have identified Ike’s breeder who, now that she is aware of Ike’s misfortune, …

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2020 KBTF Rescue Calendar is selling fast!

At last! The 2020 KBTF Rescue Calendar is ready to be shipped to your home and is selling quite fast! there are only a limited …

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Adoption pending: PICKLES is about to go to a new home!

Pickles is a delightful, well-loved 6.5 yo male Kerry who needs to find a new home. Pickles spend most of his early years living in …

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Update: MOLLY is in her new happy home! Congratulations MOLLY!

While Molly is settling into her new home, she does have several medical issues that are being monitored. Her new owner also found that she …

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Update: HERMAN is finally HOME!

Herman has settled into his new forever home very nicely and is being thoroughly spoiled every day. If you would like to help rescue Kerry’s …

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Adoption Pending: PRECIOUS – A Rare & Precious Opportunity!

Meet Precious, who really fulfills her name. Precious is an adorable 6/7 year old Kerry/Schnauzer mix whose owner, due to health issues is unable to …

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MILD LAMENESS: WAYS TO HELP A LIMPING DOG

Bevi Edlund Adapted from an article by Bevi Edlund, on-line at Boneo Bone Health (boneo.bio-rep.com), 2015.  If you and your vet have ruled out anything …

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Lameness in Dogs: A Conversation with Barbro Filliquist, DVM

Barbro Filliquist, DVM As comfortable as your Kerry looks, snoring on your couch with paws and ears twitching in dreamland, chances are your canine companion …

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Coping with Noise Phobias in your Dog: Training is the Answer

It is a dark and stormy night. Thunder crashes. The wind knocks branches loudly against the house. Your neighbors are taking advantage of the cover …

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Could a KBT Home-based Business be in your Future?

 Sharon Arkoff Do you feel happiest when you’re caring for that hairy-faced, pointy-toothed, wet-nosed companion? Is talking about dogs more fun than your day job? …

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There’s a reason we have service dogs instead of service hamsters…

© Especially for Pets. Mar 14, 2019 They guide the blind, comfort the sick and even fight crime—what don’t they do? Dogs are basically superheroes, …

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Why Does My Dog… Always Lick Me?

DR. PATTY KHULY VMD It’s not much of a conundrum, really. The bottom line is that most of the time, dogs will lick their people as a …

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Does Walking the Dog Count as “Working Out?”

Sharon Arkoff  It’s a common refrain in my house: I come home to find dog and teenagers (human and canine) lazing on the couch on …

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An interview with John Van den Berg, KBTF co-founder

 By Sharon Arkoff  Interview with John Van den berg 1) What do you do for your “real” work, and how have your general job skills …

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How To Identify A Neglected Kerry

Editor’s Note: The Kerry Blue Terrier had published a four page color breed identifier. It is available to shelter by clicking here. The Kerry Blue Terrier …

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Societal values define the term “puppy mill’

Tracey Fulmer Puppy mill is a term that defines the inhumane treatment of dogs. The U.S. Department of Agriculture only requires that the dog be …

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Pet Store Puppies What To Do If You Find One

It is heartbreaking to see any puppy–let alone a breed you love–sitting forlornly and possibly ill in a pet shop display cage. But the situation …

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Dos and Don’ts of Rescue

Rescues can quickly become very complicated. Here is a list of dos and don’ts that my keep you out of trouble should you ever be …

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