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  • 02/23/2024 3:22 PM | Web Team (Administrator)


  • 12/09/2023 2:57 PM | Web Team (Administrator)

    For many years the USKBTC has recognized sire and dams who have significantly contributed to the breed through their offspring.  The current criterion from our website is below:

    USKBTC Register of Merit Sire or Dam

    The title Register of Merit (ROM) shall be awarded annually to the sire that has produced five AKC Champions or four AKC Champions and a fifth AKC titled get or to a dam that has produced three AKC Champions or two AKC Champions and a third AKC titled get.

    For those sires and dams who have made an outstanding contribution to the breed will receive special recognition (including a lapel pin*).  The requirements for recognition are:

                    Bronze ROM Sire of 5 AKC Champions or Dam 3 AKC Champions

    Silver ROM Sire of 25 AKC titled get or the Dam of 10 AKC titled get

    Gold ROM Sire of 40 AKC titled get or the Dam of 15 AKC titled get

    The ROM recognition is bestowed at the USKBTC Annual Dinner during our National Specialty weekend at Montgomery County Kennel Club.  Only current USKBTC members in good standing are eligible for this recognition.

    *For clarity there are three unique pins for Bronze, Silver, and Gold

    RECOGNITION OF PAST and FUTURE ROM KERRY BLUES

    The Board of Governors accepted a proposal from David Poynter to create a Celtic knot pin to be awarded in addition to the recognition certificate currently awarded.  This pin, in addition to the recognition certificate, will more publicly recognize the accomplishments of our breeders and will be proudly displayed on their lapel.

    PAST ROM RECIPIENTS

    The USKBTC Board of Governors is providing the opportunity for member/owners of previous Register of Merit Kerry Blues to apply to receive one pin in recognition of their accomplishment.  The pin will be for the highest level one of the owners Kerry Blue achieved.  Past recipients will be given one pin regardless of the number of ROM Kerry Blues the member has bred/owned.  There may be an opportunity in the future to purchase additional pins for member ROM Kerry Blues 

    Beginning with the awards presented at Montgomery County 2024 each new ROM Kerry recognition will include a pin for the level achieved.

    The application to apply for the retro ROM pin is at United States Kerry Blue Terrier Club, Inc. - RETRO REGISTER OF MERIT PIN APPLICATION (uskbtc.com)   The information provided will be verified against the USKBTC Pedigree Database.  If there is a problem with verification a club representative will contact the applicant.  You MUST be a member in good standing to apply for the pin.  You MUST log into the website to complete the application.  The following is the process to provide an opportunity for past recipients to receive a pin appropriate to the level of achievement for sire or dam.

    1)    The owner completes the form in the Event Section of the website providing all the information requested.  Click United States Kerry Blue Terrier Club, Inc. - RETRO REGISTER OF MERIT PIN APPLICATION (uskbtc.com)

    2)    Past awardees must complete the application no later than April 21, 2024 for recognition during the Challenge of Champions at KerryFest. 

    3)    Pins will be presented at KerryFest Challenge of Champions to those present, at the Montgomery County dinner, and then the remaining pins will be mailed.

    4)    Once the window closes on April 21, 2024, no more retroactive pins will be awarded.


  • 11/16/2023 8:37 PM | Web Team (Administrator)

    Kerry Fest is back in 2024! 

    After a year off to celebrate the Kerry Blue Centennial Kerry Fest returns to Purina Farms.  Four specialty shows, the Challenge of Champions banquet, Barn Hunt, and the wind down at the Checkerboard Cafe.

    May 3 through 5 at Purina Farms in the Show Building.

    Watch for more details.

  • 10/28/2023 9:38 AM | Web Team (Administrator)

    For the past 2 years the USKBTC Charitable Funds has conducted a Health Survey consisting of owner/breeder input to a health questionnaire whose questions were reviewed by Dr. Scott Kellogg and Dr. Natalia Samaj Kunze. 

    The survey results reflect a breed that, overall, is very healthy.  Cancer is the biggest challenge as it is with most breeds.  The Kerry Blue continues to not suffer from many of the afflictions of the most popular breeds due, in large part, to our breeders who strive to produce healthy, happy puppies.  Click HERE to review the survey.

  • 10/16/2023 2:49 PM | Web Team (Administrator)

    The Centennial Chronicle documented the 100 year anniversary of recognition fo the Kerry Blue Terrier by the American Kennel Club.  It features the history of the breed and over 60 pages of Kerry Blues.  Click HERE to download the Centennial Chronicle.


  • 05/09/2023 2:31 PM | Web Team (Administrator)

    The celebration of the 100 years of recognition of the Kerry Blue Terriers is over but its memory will last forever! 

    This event would not have been possible without the active work of the Board of Governors, past Governors Melanie Fledges and Nick Fletcher.  David Poynter and Lindsay Kirk also made this event a success. 

    The weather was perfect and the dogs beautiful!

    Click HERE for the results.

  • 12/04/2021 6:53 PM | Web Team (Administrator)

    Judge Anne Katona has provided a critique from her judging of the 2021 National Specialty.  Please click below  to download the critique.

    JUDGE ANNE KATONA CRITIQUE-MONTGOMERY 2021.pdf

  • 01/04/2020 4:38 PM | Web Team (Administrator)

    USKBTC Charitable Funds

    2020 Kerry Blue Terrier Health Survey

    This survey has been developed by the United States Kerry Blue Terrier Club Charitable Funds Board in collaboration with the USKBTC Health and Genetics Committee. Its purpose is to help guide investment by the Charitable Funds to improve the health and well being of Kerry Blue Terriers. The survey will help determine the type and frequency of current health problems being encountered in the Kerry Blue Terrier population.

    Please complete the survey for each individual Kerry Blue Terrier that you have owned since 2000. Personal information and pedigree information is NOT part of this survey and is not required to complete this survey. Information submitted is not identifiable by the United States Kerry Blue Terrier Club, Inc. Specific Kerry Blue Terrier names are not requested. All Kerry Blue owners are encouraged to complete the survey whether a member of the USKBTC or not.

    Follow this link to complete the survey:

    www.surveymonkey.com/r/YJRP2YQ

    Special thanks to Reita Nicholson, Dr. Natalia Kunze, and Dr. Scott Kellogg for their help in constructing this survey

    If you have any questions please email webteam@gmail.com.

    On behalf of the Charitable Funds Board

    Carl C. Ashby - Chair


  • 12/17/2019 10:30 AM | Web Team (Administrator)

    Richard and Eileen Santo (Paxon Kerry Blue Terriers) were recognized at the AKC Royal Canin National Championship as the Terrier Group Breeders of the Year.  A story will follow but for now the USKTBC congratulates Richard and Eileen for this honor and their contribution to the breed over many years.

  • 06/07/2019 12:30 PM | Web Team (Administrator)

    SOON DUES NOTICES WILL BE SENT FOR 2020.  NOW IS THE PERFECT TIME TO MAKE SURE ALL YOUR INFORMATION IS UP TO DATE.  ALL MAILINGS INCLUDING BLUEPRINTS ARE DRIVEN BY THE INFORMATION YOU ENTER IN OUR SYSTEM.

    The United States Kerry Blue Terrier Club has migrated to a new website and membership management system.  This new system allows us to serve the membership better and provide many new features such as event entry and member photo albums of your Kerry Blues which can be shared with your friends.  Just as important it allows you to maintain your information assuring the very latest contact information is up to date.  That way you will not miss a single issue of Blue Prints as the mailing list comes from this system.

    The first step is for you to login to the website and review your profile, set you privacy settings, and change your password.  Attached to this email are the step by step instructions on how to log-in and review your profile.  Simple click  LOGIN AND PROFILE INSTRUCTIONS-USKBTC.COM.pdf

    To make sure we reach you with this important information we will be posting this email on the website, send it through the new system, and post on Facebook.  This is a critical first step and we want to make assure you get the information.

    Please make sure that this email address:  webteam@uskbtc.com  is cleared through any spam/junk filters…it’s a good idea to add it to your address book should you have any questions.

    We are all learning and we expect a bump or two in the road.  Please be patient as we learn together.


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