H. Jud Perry started in Kerry Blue terriers with the Kerry bitch Ch. Mi’Lady Maeve of Kernaghan as foundation matron. Choosing the kennel name Kearnach, he went on to breed and show numerous Kerry Blue terriers during his 30 years in the breed, sharing his knowledge and expertise along the way. As a breeder, handler and judge, he was always willing to share his knowledge of the breed with those who were interested. Jud’s opinions were sought by many, and you could be sure he told it like it was even if it wasn’t what you wanted to hear. His assistance with grooming was invaluable to many.
Jud was a longtime member and supporter of the Empire Kerry Blue Terrier club, and under their auspices he wrote a pamphlet, The Horace J. Perry Commentary on the Kerry Blue Terrier Standard. He is remembered by those who attended grooming symposiums for grooming half of your dog, handing you the scissors and saying “You do the other side”. He always had time to teach and inspire, gluing ears, giving handling tips, offering advice and encouragement, all the while championing the Kerry Blue terrier.
Condensed from the dedications written by Ralph and Ruth Ann Reilly, Hermine Munro, Zippy Fleisher, Bob and Judie Panciera, Rose Marie Mais and Sara Ann Gephart which appeared in the USKBTC National Specialty Show section of the 2001 Montgomery County Kennel Club catalog.