Established in 1956, Fern Rogers’ time in Kerry Blue terriers began with Sharonellen’s Skibbereen, and she registered the kennel name Fellbrin in 1964. Fern piloted Skibbereen to 19 BIS wins as breeder-owner-handler. Fern linebred her Kerry Blue terriers thoughout her time in the breed; she personally watched or handled 99 of her dogs to their AKC championship and had plans for the 100th champion which she co-owned with Bob Caspers – Fellbrin’s Beginnegan.
Fern was a friend and mentor to many in the dog world, and was a wealth of knowledge when it came to breed history. She was a Lifetime Member of the USKBTC who served on the Board intermittently for 20 years, holding the offices of both President and Vice President. She proudly displayed in her home the award recognizing her as Breeder, Owner and Handler of Ch. Sharonellen’s Skibbereen to 19 Best in Show wins.
Condensed from a memorial tribute published in Kerry Blueprints, with particulars gleaned from USKBTC handbooks.