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  • 11/16/2023 8:37 PM | Anonymous

    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 | Anonymous

    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 | Anonymous

    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 | Anonymous

    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 | Anonymous

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


  • 01/04/2020 4:38 PM | Anonymous

    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:

    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

    On behalf of the Charitable Funds Board

    Carl C. Ashby - Chair

  • 12/17/2019 10:30 AM | Anonymous

    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 | Anonymous


    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:  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.

  • 02/25/2019 5:05 PM | Anonymous

    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.

  • 10/21/2018 7:13 PM | Anonymous

    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.

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