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New pictures from Montgomery 2017 events have been added to the Picture Gallery. Scroll down to the Montgomery 2017 category.. Thanks to Jean Waters for passing along the pictures and to Kathy Garahan for posting them.
The USKBTC has a new website with hundreds of pictures from historic Kerry collections going back more than 60 plus years www.kerryblueterrierhistory.com. and see old pictures, pedigrees snd owners and handlers from long ago. We thank all the people who passed on their collections to the club and to Bob & Barbara Beuter who worked for many years organizing all the material into this website. Great hardworking volunteers help make the USKBTC a continuing vital organization for our breed and its owners. Thank you all.
Montgomery National Specialty judge, William J McFadden, was kind enough to write a critique of the event and has given us permission to post it.
WILLIAM J MCFADDEN
October 11, 2016
United States Kerry Blue Terrier Club
Specialty Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear United States Kerry Blue Terrier Club,
To say I was thrilled to be invited to judge the Kerry National would be an understatement! For some reason this breed has been woven into the fabric of my life and I can’t imagine where I would be without it or the people and friendships that I have accumulated along the way.
I may have been the only person that was happy with the light rain that greeted us Sunday morning buts it is my favorite weather to show Kerry’s in and I took it as a good omen as I began my assignment.
I was pleasantly surprised that we had no absentee’s in the classes and only three in the Specials ring. Having a full complement makes it more fun to sort through and more likely that I would find dogs I liked.
I was really happy to see for the most part good color in all shades of blue-grey, beautiful bites with full dentition and large teeth and good feet. I was also happy generally with the size being within acceptable range.
My WD Torum’s Calico Jack at Irisblu was a beautifully coated dog, with a hard muscled body and an up on his toes demeanor. He had a handsome head and lovely ears and eye. He more than asked for the win.
Reserve was a young dog from the Bred By Exhibitor Class Lughnasa’s Court Jester. He was also lovely coated and was a very nice mover.
WB BW BOS Cross the Rubicon Hummingbird was a knockout from the Bred By Exhibitor class. She had the most beautiful silver-blue coat with dark points. a beautiful outline, gorgeous head and ears and she most definitely wanted to be there. Her movement once she settled down was very good and I truly loved her. Perfect size, she made my day!! Reserve was from the 15-18 class Tontine’ s American Brit. She caught my eye immediately with her beautiful head and classic outline. We had to work through some handling/moving exercises but I feel she has a bright future and with some training will have many good wins.
The Specials class was such a site and caused me to get a little choked up. It was truly an honor and I appreciated the time, talent and expense to bring that many dogs to show to me!
It was a lot to sort through and once I had gone through both sexes and made my initial cuts I realized I didn’t have a winner in my head. So I thought about it for a second and I realized there was a dog that was so correct and fit and every time I glanced around the ring I was aware of him .He was shown by some one that I vaguely recognized but would not have been able to come up with her name had I tried. He was shown in such a quietly perfect way that I appreciated very much.
After moving each dog again I realized that I had four dogs that were really in contention 2 lovely dogs and 2 gorgeous bitches.
I will say that I did consider giving my Winners Bitch the Breed I like her that much but in the end went with My Breed Winner GGHS Krisma’s Xman First Class followed by BW and BOS to the WB Cross the Rubicon Hummingbird
My Select Dog also so very handsome and shown perfectly was GCH Goodspice Brody Knight
My Select Bitch was another beauty that turns out is litter sister to the WB her name GCH Cross the Rubicon Hex Breaker.
These four were truly first class and I am so happy to have had this quality to work with.
My Awards of Merit were
Ch Melbee’s Main Event Dog
GCH Bluebeard’s Barnum Dog
Torum’s Calico Jack at Irisblu (Winners Dog)
Ch Irisblu Boston Rose at Torum Bitch
GCH Saredon Shock Waves of Irisblu (Veteran Bitch
One AOM was missing.- )GCh Krisma-Beltane’s Whistlin’ Dixie Bitch
There were several more that I really liked and just did not have the ribbons for.
I also want to mention the Veteran dog winner that was in such beautiful condition physically, mentally and coat wise Ch Echo of Aran Cross the Rubicon i really appreciated seeing him looking so fit at 11 1/2.
Thank you all for such an important day for me! It was pure joy the entire day!!
Also thank you to my Stewards who were so easy to work with Lisa Kunze an JoAnne M Buehler. I very much appreciate you keeping me organized.
Need a Mntor? Do you need to locate a mentor in your area? Find out more about the breed, AKCshows, tperformance trials. Contact Carol Kearney for a mentor referral in your area by emailing heritagekerry2optonline.net.
Chapter Club Events for 2016
Is your club having a Kerry related event in 2016? Information on conformation shows, performance trials, match shows, educational seminars, meetings and community events all can be posted on the website.
Please send in your Kerry event information to the website editor for posting to the USKBTC website. Just use the easy “Contact Us” link on the top right of the page and send the information to the website staff editor.
jOIN THE USKBTC. Welcome all new Kerry owners and lovers of the breed. Join the uskbtc and meet other Kerry owners to share experiences or learn from knowledgeable owners. go to club sponsored Kerry events that take place throughout the year. Just fill out the mrmbership application you can find online and join a great club of people. who love the breed.SeeMEMBERSHIP Application. New 2016
The USKBTC is planning a new Kerry Blue handbook, so you will need to place your ad for placement in the handbook by the June 15th deadline.. This is a firm date so do not delay.
Use the ad form linked below.
The ad file should be sent to Melanie Feldges at macgd@ Comcast.net and the payment dould be sent to Julee Manahan email@example.com 13700 W 80th Street Lrnexa, KS 66215. Make your checks out to the USKBTC.
USKBTC Handbook Ad Specs
Help your Kerry and Kennel get noticed in what is sure to be another Kerry book collectible. Ad specs for the NEW USKBTC andbook can be viewed by clicking on the PDF file below. zcheck June deadline.