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  • 10/22/2020 4:40 PM | Web Team (Administrator)

    Pictures from the 6 shows are now available.  Just follow this LINK and us the arrows on your computer to move through the slideshow.

  • 10/16/2020 7:23 PM | Web Team (Administrator)

    Please follow this LINK to the complete catalog.  Please note that the matrix shows which dogs are entered in each show.

    Follow this LINK for the complete results for the Specialties.  

  • 10/10/2020 2:28 PM | Web Team (Administrator)

    Important Information for those Attending the Traveling Specialty Extravaganza

    The USKBTC is looking forward to hosting you and your Kerry Blues in the days ahead.  We will do everything possible to make this a “kerrirific” event and one you remember for a lifetime.  The mid-Atlantic region has never hosted a Traveling Specialty and we will do everything possible to make it a great experience.

    Here are some things that will make your visit to North Carolina more enjoyable.  Most are obvious so apologies in advance.

    • 1)      Our goal is to have the ring on grass each day…however, depending on weather, it may change each day to under the Pavilion.
    • 2)      Temperatures swing greatly in North Carolina.  Bring a lightweight jacket and a raincoat just in case.  The area is grassy, so we do not expect a “mudgomery” experience if it does rain.
    • 3)      Dress is “business casual” in the ring.  No ties. 
    • 4)      If you have an EZ up tent bring it so you can groom under the trees.
    • 5)      If you have a small generator bring it…there is NO electricity available for dryers. 
    • 6)      There are real bathrooms on site that are cleaned daily. 
    • 7)      The Park is locked at night, but anything left each day could be at risk of theft or damage.  The USKBTC is not responsible for any loss or damage to personal belongings.
    • 8)      If you are staying in the Park campground, please let Carl know ( if you need transport and include your space number.  Pick up will be 2 hours prior to judging each day and return soon after the end of judging each day.  If you need to return to your rig during the day we will try to accommodate.
    • 9)      There will be light packaged breakfast food and coffee available in the morning. 
    • 10)  Each day will include lunch.  There is no charge, but donations will be accepted and appreciated.
    • 11)  Saturday at approximately 5 PM there will be a southern style dinner.

    Please note that face coverings and social distancing is part of the North Carolina Covid-19 protocols. Face coverings will be required in the ring and social distancing markers will be in place.

    Out of respect for one another please observe our protocols.

  • 10/05/2020 11:01 PM | Web Team (Administrator)

    The 2021 Calendar is now available...only $15.00 incluindg shipping.  Order in the USKBTC Store.

  • 10/03/2020 8:54 AM | Web Team (Administrator)

    Please click JUDGING PROGRAM for the judging schedule as well as other information that will be helpful for the weekend.

  • 09/17/2020 2:27 PM | Web Team (Administrator)

    Hagan Stone Park – Shelter 5

    5920 Hagan-Stone Park Rd, Pleasant Garden, NC 27313

    Susan Gordon is the Show Secretary

    Her email is

    To enter online go to her website:

    You will be billed for the entry fees and she will confirm your entry via of email.  If you don't get the her.

    To enter Sweeps just put Sweeps in the additional class and indicate the age class.

    The links below will download a premium list and/or and entry blank.



    If you enter online you will be sent an invoice.  We recommend you send her an email when you enter online to make sure she has your entry.

    Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

    October 16,17, and 18, 2020

    Show Hours:  8 AM to 5:30 PM – Each Day

    All Judging Outdoors

    AKC National Owner-Handled Series at All Specialty Shows

    There are 6 Specialty Shows.  Entry limited to Kerry Blue Terriers

    Judging Panel subject to AKC approval

    10/16/20 Friday USKBTC Specialty # 1 (AM) Mary Jane Carberry
    10/16/20 Friday USKBTC Specialty # 2  (PM) Jan Ritchie Gladstone
    10/17/20 Saturday USKBTC Traveling Sweepstakes (AM) Megan Wood
    10/17/20 Saturday USKBTC TRAVELING SPTY  (AM) Billie Kneale Kellogg
    10/17/20 Saturday USKBTC Specialty # 3  (PM) Scott Kellogg
    10/18/20 Sunday USKBTC Sweepstakes (AM) Glenn Lee
    10/18/20 Sunday USKBTC Specialty # 4  (AM) David Kirkland
    10/18/20 Sunday USKBTC Specialty # 5  (PM) Jackie Stacy

    The premium list is expected September 22 and entries will close on September 30.  You can mail, fax, or enter online...check back to see it.  Questions to

    Hagan Stone Park

    Located south of Greensboro, NC this county park is a beautiful setting for shows dedicated exclusively to Kerry Blue Terriers.  Cut and paste this link

     for a complete description of the park and its various amenities.  The average high temperature in October is 74 degrees….perfect Kerry weather.

    A large shelter is available for grooming and has adjacent restrooms.  We encourage the use of pop up tents under the trees to facilitate social distancing.The site overlooks a large pond and is surrounded by shade trees.


    Each day lunch will be provided and is included in your entry fee.  Of course, donation of drinks, snacks, etc. will be very much appreciated.  There will be one nighttime event with details to follow.

    RV Parking

    There is RV parking available with hookups in the park.  It is some distance from the show area.  In addition, the Park gates are locked around 6:30 making it difficult to leave for dinner, etc.  If you chose to park in the RV lot, we will provide a way to get your gear and dog(s) to the Show Site. 

    Covid-19 Protocols

    North Carolina has some of the most restrictive protocols in the nation.  However, our restaurants are open for indoor dining and groups of 50 or less are permitted outdoors making our event permissible. 

    We will require face coverings in the ring and when social distancing is not possible. 

  • 01/21/2020 10:54 AM | Web Team (Administrator)

    Due to the impact of COVID-19 all events at Purina Farms are cancelled through at least May 9, 2020.  Kerry Fest will return in 2021 better than ever.  Watch for additional announcements.

    You can now order commemorative Kerry Fest T-Shirts, enter the Challenge of Champions, and make Hospitality reservations.  For T-Shirts go to the Store and go to the Events page for the Challenge and Hospitality.  

    We will have a downloadable brochure soon.  There will be 2 Club hotels.  The link for the Comfort Inn

    We will have another option shortly.

    Planning has started for 2020 Kerry Fest at Purina Farms.  The dates are May 1,2, and 3.  There are 4 shows in 3 days...all will be majors in both sexes.  There will be the Challenge of Champions on Friday night and the infamous Kerryoke in the Cafe on Saturday evening.  Rats? Of course, Barn Hunt Saturday and Sunday.

    This is a "not to be missed" event so mark your calendars now.  Complete information will be available in late February....and did we mention the Roaring 20's theme?

  • 01/04/2020 4:38 PM | Web Team (Administrator)

    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 | Web Team (Administrator)

    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.

  • 11/12/2019 2:55 PM | Web Team (Administrator)

    A Happy Ending for IKE: he has a home to return to and will get the medical and dental care he needs! IKE, a new 12 yo rescue who really needs your support for medical care!

                                                                              By Judi Young / October 21, 2019

    In the happiest of endings, the KBTF and the USKBTC working together have identified Ike’s breeder who, now that she is aware of Ike’s misfortune, is more than happy to bring him back into her home for the medical and dental care he needs! This is just exactly what excellent breeders will always do! When Ike was turned into the shelter originally, they told us that they thought the owner who turned him in was also the breeder. However information on every rescue that comes into the Foundation’s rescue program is shared with the USKBTC for breeder or other information they may have—–and that is how Ike’s true breeder was identified and contacted. Already arrangements have been made for the breeder to pick up Ike and take him to his first home.

    It is still estimated that Ike’s medical and dental work will be over $2500 so any financial support would still help cover his expenses. Any donations made in Ike’s name will be used to cover these expenses. Looks like the future for Ike is bright once again!

    On October 16, one of our rescue coordinators got a call from a shelter in West Virginia for a 12 year old male Kerry named IKE who was surrendered to the shelter to the by his owner. Poor IKE: during his veterinarian exam at the shelter it was found that he while he is a very sweet and loving Kerry, he has what they called a “complex of medical issues”! IKE has “severe dental tartar and periodontal disease with many loose teeth and severe halitosis”. Some of the teeth are black and rotting! He has a mass on a toe of his right rear paw which is painful on touching: this needs to be removed and may require amputation of part of the toe itself. He is partially deaf and blind and has not been neutered. He seriously needed grooming in all parts of his body: they could not even see his eyes because of the matted hair on his face! In spite of his what we would consider terrible medical and grooming needs, IKE is friendly, quiet, walked with a pep in his step and wagged his tail. He is a big boy at almost 45 lbs and needs your help!

    IKE is now safely being fostered and cared for in the home of Stephanie Moore where he is enjoying watching and playing with her pack of Kerries and feeling some love for the first time in who knows how long. Stephanie reports that he is a jet black “Cutie” who rode well in the car and is spending time snuggling with the humans in her home! Stephanie has already made appointments for grooming and a veterinarian exam in preparation for the medical and dental work that will be done and covered by the Foundation. We expect that the medical, dental, and grooming expenses will over $2500 so we are asking you to help if you can. Please consider a donation, no matter how small or large, to the Kerry Blue Terrier Foundation to help cover the costs of IKE’s upcoming treatments. On our website you will find a spot to click for Donations: just visit there and help with whatever you can. In the comments section please say it is to help IKE!

    Once IKE has completed all his procedures, he will be placed up for adoption. If you might be interested in adopting IKE and haven’t complete an adoption application, please visit our website, go to the rescue section, and there you will find the application. There is an online version that can be completed and sent electronically to us or a pdf version that can be printed out, completed manually, and then either scanned in and sent to us electronically or mailed to our mail box in CA.  Go to the Kerry Blue Foundation website to support Ike.

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