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The United States Kerry Blue Terrier Club has a number of special awards and recognitions for its members.  These including Record of Merit Sires and Dams, the Versatility Award and the Kerry It Forward award.  The descriptions and application forms for these awards are below.


USKBTC Register of Merit Sire or Dam

The title Register of Merit (ROM) shall be awarded annually to the sire that has produced five AKC Champions or four AKC Champions and a fifth AKC titled get or to a dam that has produced three AKC Champions or two AKC Champions and a third AKC titled get.

For those sires and dams who have made an outstanding contribution to the breed will receive special recognition.  The requirements for further recognition are:

Gold ROM Sire of 40 AKC titled get or the Dam of 15 AKC titled get

Silver ROM Sire of 25 AKC titled get or the Dam of 10 AKC titled get

The ROM recognition is bestowed at the USKBTC Annual Dinner during our National Specialty weekend at Montgomery County Kennel Club.  Only current USKBTC members in good standing are eligible for this recognition.

Click HERE for the application.


United States Kerry Blue Terrier Club Versatility Awards

The mission of this awards program is to recognize the versatility of the Kerry Blue Terrier and recognize United States Kerry Blue Terrier members and their dogs upon achieving titles in more than one discipline of competition. Current USKBTC membership is necessary to be eligible for this awards program.

Please click the links below to read about the updated Versatility Awards Program.

Click for Versatility Award Description and Instructions

Click for Versatility Awards Application


The  USKBTC-Charitable Funds Kerry It Forward Award

Since 2010 Annually Honoring the Kerry Blue Terrier’s Canine-Humanitarian Contribution to Society and the Individual

In 2010, Bob Nazak and Dr. Jann Lane believed that the Kerry Blue Terrier provided a special contribution to our Kerry breed community that had not been recognized. That contribution was its heart and its desire to give back, beyond its devotion to its owners. Today, sadly, Bob and Martha Nazak are no longer with us, but would be pleased to know that we continue to honor members of our breed who share their special gifts of the heart.

The love of a Kerry Blue Terrier is a special gift we are all fortunate to have experienced. However, there are some Kerries who choose to share that gift in special ways with their family members or with others facing life challenges, outside the family. The Kerry It Forward Award honors those Kerry Blues who demonstrate the canine humanitarian bond in these exceptional ways. The award is not a competition; there can be as many recipients as Kerries that qualify. 

Click HERE for the complete description of the award and how to nominate a Kerry.

Click HERE for the Nomination Application


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