The oldest Kerry
18.5 years (unverified)
Miss Eclipse Impulse of the Jean, “Phoebe”
Breeder: Jean Underhill
Owner: Mark Lynch <[email protected]>
The oldest Kerry
18 years, 3 months and 7 days (verified)
Bennie’s 18th birthday, he is doing well all in all.
He knew the cake was for him. He remembered from last year!
The bandage was because he sprained his wrist but its healed now.
Bennie’s 17th birthday
Bennie was born 5/21/88. Litter # RL904485.
His breeder was Jack & Eileen Peters, Massapequa, NY.
His mother’s name was Ch. Ballisodare’s Spring Peeper (RA907815)
His father’s name was Tantara’s Tistam Shandy (RB157100).
Bennie is owned by Tim Cunningham & Nancy Hawke, Southampton, NY
- Bennie D RL904485 (Litter Reg #) 1988 — Date of Birth: 5/21/1988
- +–Kennick Balbriggan,M,IKC539EG-10/29/1970-1970
- +–Liathghorm Scottish Laird,M,RA425727-9/19/1977-1977
- +–Elbrley’s Easy Luv,F,R924402-7/24/1971-1971
- +–Tantara’s Tristram Shandy,M,RB157100-3/7/1985-1985
- +–Bantry Bay Brogue,M,RA528505-7/30/1979-1979
- +–Elbrley’s As You Like It,F,RA816051-12/21/1982-1985
- +–Liathghorm Erin Go Bragh,F,RA743351-11/16/1980-1980
- +–Bennie,D,RL904485 (Litter Reg #)-5/21/1988-1988
- +–Liathghorm Rabble Rouser,M,RA637600-9/1/1976-1976
- +–Elbrley’s Trefoil Demon,M,RA669059-9/1/1981-1981
- +–Trefoil’s Alleged Arris,F,RA467564-7/15/1978-1978
- +–Ballisodare’s Spring Peeper,F,RA907815-5/10/1984-1984
- +–Ian Medicine Man Of The Jean,M,RA265358-3/10/1975-1975
- +–Ballisodare’s Banshee,F,RA556285-1/19/1979-1979
- +–Ballisadare’s My Girl,F,RA228313-9/26/1974-1974
Died: 8/28/06 at the age of 18 years, 3 months and 7 days
Bennie was “put to sleep” on August 28, 2006, after a long battle with “Dog Alzheimer’s”.
The Oldest Kerry Alive in the US
The Oldest Kerry Alive in Canada
Breeze (Aisling’s Offshore Breeze ) who won
Veteran Sweeps at the Red River Terrier Specialty last August (2011).
She was born March 20, 1996.
Owned by Linda Lee, Manitoba, Canada
The Oldest Kerry Alive in Europe
AND in the World!
Erikal’s Blues in The Night
Born December 28, 1991
(16.5 years old in June 2008)
Bred by Erika and George Kalogeras
Owned by Margit Erhart, Germany
The Tallest Kerry
Calkerry’s Guinness Reserve: 23″
January 20, 1995 – February 12, 2002
Owned by Janet Joers & John Van den Bergh
The largest litter
Ch. Kilmarey Miss Showoff, C.D.,
by Ch. O’Tamarac’s Statutory Merger ex Ch. Townshend’s Pixie O’Toole, CDX.
Bred, owned, and handled by Margo Steinman.
Miss Showoff was Winners Bitch at the USKBTC Specialty, 1968.
Miss Showoff had three large litters:
a litter of 9 puppies in 1971; and two litters of 11 puppies in 1974 and 1975.
11 is the largest number of puppies known to have been whelped by a Kerry Blue.
All but one pup survived to maturity.
The most Best in Shows
Ch. Torum’s Scarf Michael
Bred by Carol & Ron Ramsey
Owned by Marilu Hansen
Handled in the US by Bill McFadden
After winning Crufts in 2000, Mick moved to the USA and became Top Dog All Breeds 2001.
He has won BIS at the prestigious Montgomery County Terrier Show in 2000 and 2001 and won the Terrier Group at Westminster in 2001 and 2002.
On April 13, 2002, Mick won his 100th Best in Show.
Dam who produced the most champions
US Ch. Melbee’s Camshron Turnabout “Paige”
Owner: Billie Kneale.
Sire with the most champions
US Ch. Melbee’s Chances Are “Tommy”
6 months and 3 weeks
Ch. Dallaroo Rosie O’Grady
In Australia the youngest KBT to Title was my Ch.Dallaroo Rosie O’Grady, at 6 months and 3 weeks of age.
Youngest Sweepstakes Winner
6 months and 1 day
Arigna Flying the Flag
“Flag” is the youngest Kerry ever to win a sweepstakes at a U.S. National Specialty. Flag was 6 months and 1 day old when he won the U.S. National Specialty
Sweepstakes in California in 2001. His win was under Breeder, Sweepstakes Judge, Donald Wilde of Cordial Kerrys. Flag was handled by Robert Asztalos.
Flag is owned by Carrie Jacob-Robertson of RoJac Kerry Blue Terriers.
The Kerry with the most Performance Titles
Keriland’s Talk About Town (“Gabby”) has 22 Agility Titles
MACH 3 Keriland’s Talk ABout Town
CD, RA, NF, NAC, NJC, NGC, OAC, OJC, OGC, EAC, EGC, USDAA AD, NA, NAJ, OA, OAJ, AX, AXJ, MX, MXJ
plus a CGC certification,
Janet Beeby, Seattle WA
If you know of a Kerry who is more xtreme than those listed above, please send your information toJohn Van den Bergh <[email protected]