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Kerry Blue Terrier Pedigree System

New Look and New Features

Twenty years ago, Bill Kearney started compiling his Kerry pedigree database. At the time he only had around 5,000 entries.  While working on compiling his information he met Anne Matthews who also had an interest in pedigrees.  Bill and Anne had an animated conversation on Kerry research and Bill’s involvement with the club’s first website they knew  combining their data would be beneficial for all Kerry breeders and owners.  The database quickly grew to 10,000 Kerry Blues and was made available on the first USKBTC website.  Today, due to Bill’s continued work, it now contains over 51,000 entries. 

The System has been moved to a new software platform and has additional functionality.  One of the new features is the ability to add pictures of dogs in the database.  Getting pictures of dogs will take time and will only happen with breeder and owner assistance.  Please see below on how to submit dogs and pictures to the Pedigree Database team. 

You can view the pedigree and look at the dog’s qualities as you research your pedigree or research a planned breeding.  The thumbnail pictures you see can be enlarged with a click on the picture.

How to Use the Pedigree System

Go to the USKBTC website at

►Click About Kerries

 Click Pedigree Database on the dropdown menu

► Click Pedigree Database

Select the number of generations requested in the pedigree. Five 5 generation is usually the best choice.

►Type in your dog’s name or part of the name.

You can view and select a number of pedigree options including:

  • a.     Regular pedigree
  • b.     Vertical pedigree with siblings listed near each Offspring of all the dogs listed in the pedigree,

 ►The “trial mating” link is at the bottom of all forms. Two generation is usually the best choice.

Only with you help will we realize the full potential of the Pedigree System.  A fillable form has been created to assist you in providing updates, corrections, and photographs to the Pedigree team.  Please click HERE to download the form.


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