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  • 08/01/2023 5:02 PM | Anonymous

    The United States Kerry Blue Terrier Specialty is just around the corner and its time to finalize your plans to attend this special week in Macungie, Pennslyvania.  There are multiple specialties, the opportunity to meet Kerry lovers for across the United States and share a meal at our annual dinner and meeting.  

    Here are some highlights:

    • The Kerry Blue Terrier Club of Philadelphia Specialty 
    • The annual Dinner is on Thursday evening.  You can make your reservations now on the website under events.  As in past years this is a highlight of the weekend with the silent auction, club baskets, and raffling of the Futurity print.
    • The USKBTC Concurrent Specialty is on Friday afternoon following the supported entry at Hatboro
    • Saturday features the Futurity/Maturity and Boutique.  The team is working hard to make this year's Futurity/Maturity truly special so please support it.  
    • The National Specialty is on Sunday and is dedicated to the memory of Anne Katona.  Anne's history in the breed goes back over 60 years.  She judged our National in 2021.

    Below is a detailed schedule of events:

  • 06/25/2023 5:13 PM | Anonymous

    38th Futurity Maturity

    Help Make It the BEST Ever!

    Our 38th Futurity/Maturity show will be held on October 7, 2023 at Macungie Pennsylvania and it is going to be spectacular! This is the breeders' showcase where you can see how the hard work of our dedicated breeders come true with these beautiful Kerries.  If you have never been, it's an event you don't want to miss, plus it's free to the public, please come and enjoy. More information about this event can be found on the parent club website at Help us celebrate our wonderful breed and all of our dedicated breeders.

    This event is self-supported and can only be possible with our members help.  Whether you show your Kerry or not, please consider making a donation to the 2023 USKBTC Futurity/Maturity, every dollar will help and is truly appreciated. Each donor will have their name listed in the Futurity/Maturity catalog. Below are the different levels for donating.

    Platinum - $100 and up.  Along with your name(s) you may have a sentence for a dedication or a memory for a Kerry or person. Someone from the event committee will contact you regarding what you would like listed.

    Gold  $75 - $99

    Silver $50 - $74

    Bronze $49 and under

    You may make your donation online at United States Kerry Blue Terrier Club, Inc. - Donate use the drop down to choose the amount for your donation. You may also send a check to Carl Ashby, 102 Manchester Place, Greensboro, NC  27410 if that is easier for you. Be sure to indicate on the check this is for the 2023 Futurity/Maturity.


    United States Kerry Blue Terrier Club, Inc. - Donate

    Thank you very much for your support of this event,

    Gigi Lorentz-Reiling
    2023 USKBTC Futurity/Maturity Event Committee

  • 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.

  • 03/17/2023 12:29 PM | Anonymous


    The Centennial is less than 2 months away.  Here are the critical dates to meet to not miss any of the action!

    Centennial Parade                                                                   March 31

    Centennial Publication (No Parade Participation)             March 31

    Tee Shirt Orders Close                                                            April  5

    Entries Close                                                                             April  19

    Gala + Hospitality Close                                                          April  29         

    Click HERE for a link to the Centennial Guide and HERE for the Premium List.  Don’t forget Barn Hunt and FCAT that same weekend.

  • 02/10/2023 4:44 PM | Anonymous



    Your Complete Guide to the Centennial

    In May the United States Kerry Blue Terrier Club will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the American Kennel Club’s recognition of the Kerry Blue Terrier in the United States. 

    This is not just another dog show.  It stars the Kerry Blue and those enthusiasts who have made the breed what it is today.  Whether you are active in dog sports or not there are opportunities to be part of the celebration

    Click HERE to download the Centennial Guide.  It describes the various events as well as how to participate.  We will continue to provide updates including links to the premium lists but, for now, mark your calendars for May 4 through 7 and join us in St. Louis for a Kerry event for the ages.

  • 12/06/2022 5:01 PM | Anonymous


    “celebrating 100 years of AKC recognition”

    At the United States Kerry Blue Terry Club Annual Meeting we announced a once in a lifetime event to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Kerry Blue Terrier being recognized by the American Kennel Club.  This event is being held in place of KerryFest on a one year only basis May 4 through 7 at Purina Farms.

    This year the conformation shows will be hosted exclusively by the USKBTC and will not be part of the all-breed events held that same weekend.  We will return to the show field and will show under the tent in the event of inclement weather.

    Four conformation shows will be offered along with Barn Hunt on Saturday and Sunday.  One of the goals of this event is to provide more time to enjoy the dogs and one another so we will host the 4 shows over 4 days.  There will be evening events on Friday and Saturday.

    To make this event truly special we are striving to raise additional funds to help upgrade and underwrite the event.  Watch you email for more details on how you help sponsor the Centennial.

    The schedule and actual time of the events is evolving but here is what you need to know now:




    May 4


    3PM Specialty

    May 5


    AM Specialty

    PM Evening Event

    May 6


    AM Centennial Specialty

    PM Evening Event

    Barn Hunt

    May 7


    10AM Specialty

    Barn Hunt

                Please mark your calendars and plan to be in St. Louis in May.  The Governors promise an event for the ages!

  • 01/16/2022 1:48 PM | Anonymous

    May will be here before you know it and the KerryFest planning team is planning a spectacular Kerry Blue event.  Although the Barn Hunt is postponed to 2023 we  do expect to offer another performance oriented event.  Stay tuned for details on that as they fall into place. 

    Check back often for new details on the Kerry Blue event of the year.

  • 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.


  • 11/15/2021 9:49 AM | Anonymous

    Thanks to all who supported this auction.  It was a tremendous success and we congratulate all the winning bidders.  Stay tuned as KerryFest gets closer for another opportunity to support Charitable Funds.

    Through the generosity of our Kerry Blue artists and the quilting talent of Anita Schiller Terry we are please offer 4 condo quilts in a silent auction over the Thanksgiving 2021 weekend.  

    Below are the instructions on how to bid.  The auction site is "live" now but bidding will not start until 12:15 AM EST on Friday, November 26 ends at 11:45 PM EST on Sunday, November 28.  

    A couple of things to will be notified if you are outbid by the site.  There are ads on the site...just scroll of "X"...this allows us to maximize the donation to the Charitable Funds.

    How to Bid in the Online


    Welcome to the US Kerry Blue Terrier Charitable Funds Online Silent Auction! We hope you enjoy this new process for bidding on a great assortment of exciting items.

    To view the items and bid, go to

    To place a bid, you will be asked to create a login using an email address and password. Verify your email and you’re good to bid. 

    Scroll through all the offerings and place your bids! Once the bid is submitted, you will get email updates so you don’t miss out on your favorite item!

    You can use your cell phone or computer to view and bid on items.  Just enter the link above in any browser (there isn’t an App) and you can do everything online, including making a payment with PayPal or a credit card.

    For the savvy bidder, there is a “proxy” bid you can put in place that will identify the maximum you want to pay for an item, but will only show the minimum bid to all viewers. If another person bids on that item, your bid will automatically increase up to the max you identified.

    Bidding will open on November 26 at 12:15 AM EST and end at 11:45 PM EST on November 28.  The item will be mailed to the winner. If the winner is outside the United States, they will be contacted for shipping details and cost.   

    If you don’t see anything you like, you can still contribute by using the green “Donate” button on the upper right-hand corner of the auction site. This auction site does contain ads…scroll through them…this allows us to minimize the cost of using the software.

    Thanks for your support!

  • 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

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