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  • 04/01/2019 5:43 PM | Web Team (Administrator)

    The trophies were not listed for both the Traveling and Concurrent USKBTC Specialties on Saturday at KerryFest.  In addition to our medallions as in the past the following trophies are offered:

    USKBTC Traveling Specialty - Saturday Morning

    Best of Breed                          Mikasa crystal 13.5" bowl     

    Best of Opposite Sex              Mikasa 12" crystal vase         

    Best of Winners                      Mikasa 10" crystal vase         

    Winners Bitch                         Mikasa Art Deco candlesticks

    Winners Dog                           Mikasa Art Deco candlesticks

    Reserve Winners Bitch           Mikasa small vase      

    Reserve Winners Dog             Mikasa small vase      

    Select Dog                               Mikasa blue crystal vase        

    Select Bitch                             Mikasa blue crystal vase        

    First in each class                    Mikasa crystal votive candle holder                 

    USKBTC Sweepstakes

    Best in Sweepstakes                    Belleek vintage collectible & dog toy         

    Best of Opposite in Sweeps       Belleek vintage collectible & dog toy         

    Dog Toy for Each Entrant

    USKBTC Concurrent Specialty - Saturday Afternoon

    Best of Breed                          Wilton Armetale Sunflower bowl     

    Best of Opposite Sex              Wilton Armetale Sunflower bowl     

    Best of Winners                      Wilton Armetale Sunflower bowl     

    Winners Bitch                         Wilton Armetale Cheese server        

    Winners Dog                           Wilton Armetale Cheese Server        

    Reserve Winners Bitch           Wilton Armetale tray

    Reserve Winners Dog             Wilton Armetale tray

    Select Dog                               Wilton Armetale trivet          

    Select Bitch                             Wilton Armetale trivet          


  • 04/01/2019 5:34 PM | Web Team (Administrator)

    The trophy list for the St. Louis Kerry Blue Terrier Club Specialties at KerryFest were inadvertently left out of the Premium List.  They are shown below:

    Rolla Missouri Kennel Club, Friday May 3rd, 2019

    Kerry Blue Terrier Club of St. Louis, Missouri designated specialty

    Three Steamer Rosettes for Best of Breed, Best of Winners, Best of Opposite Sex, Select Dog, Select Bitch, Winners Dog, Reserve Winners Dog, Winners Bitch and Reserve Winners Bitch

    The Kerry Blue Terrier Club of St. Louis offers the following trophies, unless stated otherwise:

    Best of Breed:  Rosette and logoed item (minimum value $10.00)

    Best of Opposite Sex: Rosette and logoed item (minimum value $10.00)

    Best of Winners: Rosette and logoed item (minimum value $10.00)

    First place in each regular class: Rosette and logoed item (minimum value $5.00)

    Winners Dog: Rosette and logoed item (minimum value $5.00)

    Reserve Winners Dog: Rosette and logoed item (minimum value $5.00)

    Winners Bitch: Rosette and logoed item (minimum value $5.00)

    Reserve Winners Bitch: Rosette and logoed item (minimum value $5.00)

    Veteran Dog Class, 1st Rosette and Club logo tile

    Veteran Bitch Class, 1st Rosette and Club logo tile

    There will Awards of Merit offered up to 20% of the entry..

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    Three Rivers Kennel Club show Sunday, May 5th, 2019

    Kerry Blue Terrier Club of St. Louis, Missouri designated specialty

    Three Steamer Rosettes for Best in Sweepstakes, Best of Opposite Sex in Sweepstakes, Best of Breed, Best of Winners, Best of Opposite Sex, Select Dog, Select Bitch, Winners Dog, Reserve Winners Dog, Winners Bitch and Reserve Winners Bitch

    The Kerry Blue Terrier Club of St. Louis offers the following trophies, unless stated otherwise:

    Best in Sweepstakes: Rosette and silver rimmed bowl

    Best Opposite to Sweeps: Rosette and silver rimmed bowl

    First through fourth in Sweepstakes class: Rosette and Plush toy

    Best of Breed:  Rosette and globe vase donated by Gigi and Tom Reiling, Cavan Kerry Blues

    Best of Winners: Rosette and crystal candle sticks donated by Ellen Strickland

    Best of Opposite Sex: Rosette and globe vase donated by Gigi and Tom Reiling, Cavan Kerry Blues

    Winners Dog: Rosette and globe vase donated by Gigi and Tom Reiling, Cavan Kerry Blues

    Reserve Winners Dog: Rosette and vase donated by Claire Martin

    Winners Bitch: Rosette and globe vase donated by Gigi and Tom Reiling, Cavan Kerry Blues

    Reserve Winners Bitch: Rosette and vase ­­­donated by Claire Martin

    First place in each regular class: Rosette and bud vase donated by Kathleen and Gary Gerber.

    Veteran Dog Class, 1st Rosette and Bud vase

    Veteran Bitch Class, 1st Rosette and Bud vase

    There will Awards of Merit offered up to 20% of the entry..


  • 03/19/2019 4:37 PM | Web Team (Administrator)

    Nick Fletcher, Chair of the USKBTC Judges Selection Committee has announced the following judges for the 2019 Haymarket Futurity/Maturity:

    Cheryl Purcell, Julee Manahan, and Anita Norman

    The Futurity will be held Saturday, October 5, 2019 at the Montgomery County Community College.  You will be able to nominate Litters as well as make entries on the USKBTC website under events.

  • 02/25/2019 5:05 PM | Web Team (Administrator)

    The Judging Procedure and 2019 Judging Sheet are now available for download.  Simply click on the one you wish to review.  There is a change in the scoring this year with hindquarters/tail set being valued at 15 points and movement valued at 15 points.  Coat and color are now combined.

  • 02/22/2019 1:37 PM | Web Team (Administrator)

    The 2019 KerryFest Brochure is now available for download.  It contains all the information you need to enter the Challenge of Champions, make Hospitality reservations, order T-Shirts, host hotels, etc.  Simply click HERE to download the brochure.

    PLEASE NOTE....FOR T-SHIRTS ORDERS (use the Store), CHALLENGE OF CHAMPION ENTRY, AND HOSPITALITY (Use the Events Section of the Website) WE URGE YOU TO USE THE WEBSITE.  LINKS ARE IN THE BROCHURE TO HELP GUIDE YOU.

  • 01/15/2019 9:55 AM | Web Team (Administrator)

    The St. Louis Kerry Blue Terrier Club has announced their judges for Kerry Fest 2019.  Their theme is Run for the Roses as the Kentucky Derby is that weekend.  You can learn more by clicking on the Event Calendar item for the St. Louis Specialties.  Other than the National Specialty at Montgomery County Kerry Fest at Purina Farms is the largest gathering of Kerry Blues in North America.

    There are 4 shows in 3 days at Kerry Fest with the first Specialty starting on Friday afternoon then 2 shows on Saturday and wrapping up on Sunday morning.  Over the next weeks you will get more information including Hospitality and Challenge of Champions information. 

    Barn Hunt returns this year on Saturday and Sunday (remember that the Barn Hunt site is over a 1000 feet from the conformation building) along with a new Tee Shirt design.

    Put the first weekend in May on your Calendar and meet us in St. Louis for Kerry Fest!


  • 10/29/2018 5:27 PM | Web Team (Administrator)

    Over the past several months the United States Kerry Blue Terrier Club has migrated to a new website and membership management system.  This new system will allow 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 will come from this new 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

    Soon you will receive an email which will contain your dues notice for 2019.  In that email you will get instructions on how to use the online system to pay your dues and make donations to USKBTC Charitable Funds and other worthwhile UKSBTC activities.

    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, post on Facebook, as well as the Google Members Only list.  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.


  • 10/21/2018 7:13 PM | Web Team (Administrator)

    Each year we are fortunate to have one of our talented members to create a special print for the Haymarket Futurity.  This year Youlia created our print.  It is now available in our store under Futurity Prints and Artwork.


  • 10/16/2018 10:53 AM | Web Team (Administrator)

    On October 5th at the annual meeting/dinner over the Montgomery weekend, I had the pleasure to announce that the newly designed United States Kerry Blue Terrier website went live on October 1st.  This is one of the many accomplishments during Melanie’s time as President of our club.

    I would like to thank the Communications team – Melanie Feldges, Carl Ashby, Janie MacBryde, Reita Nicholson and Julee Manahan for their countless hours of hard work and dedication that they put into getting this site organized, updated and live!

    I would like to recognize Carol Kearney for her many years as our club’s webmaster.  Carol was the prime mover in the creation of the original website.  Carol and Bill put in countless hours adding content and making the website user friendly.  We thank Carol and Bill for their efforts.

    The USKBTC website is more than a website.  It is a membership management system that the Communications Committee will be sharing with everyone in the near future.  The membership management system will allow all members the ability to update their own contact information and will allow for more administrators of the data on the site. 

    We have added a link to the Historical Archives (being created by Bob and Barb Beuter) as well as an Events calendar.   The new website is 90% of the way to completion.  The site will be much easier to maintain and update.  This will result in more frequent updates and new content being added on a regular basis.  While we have worked to eliminate broken links, out of date content, and no longer relevant information there is more work to do.  YOU are our proof readers and we have set up an email address for you to report issues.  Simply send an email to uskbtcweb@gmail.com.

    We are looking for content.  If you come across an article or have written an article that you would like considered please send that to the same email address. 

    Take a look and navigate around the new website.  I hope you like what you see.  We welcome your comments and suggestions so send them to uskbtcweb@gmail.com .

    President

    John J. Garahan



  • 10/13/2018 1:29 PM | Web Team (Administrator)

    Member Connie Robbins has made her Kerry SmugMug Albums available for the viewing of Kerry lovers around the world.  Connie requests that people refrain from removing her signature on the photo.  If you find a photo you'd like a better close up of or would like additional edits please contact Connie directly at cjhrobbins@gmail.com.

    The link to the albums is: https://heavensent.smugmug.com/share/KBT-Friends


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