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  • 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.

  • 10/16/2018 10:53 AM | Anonymous

    On October 5th at the annual meeting/dinner over the Montgomery weekend, I had the pleasure to announce that the newly designed United States Kerry Blue Terrier website went live on October 1st.  This is one of the many accomplishments during Melanie’s time as President of our club.

    I would like to thank the Communications team – Melanie Feldges, Carl Ashby, Janie MacBryde, Reita Nicholson and Julee Manahan for their countless hours of hard work and dedication that they put into getting this site organized, updated and live!

    I would like to recognize Carol Kearney for her many years as our club’s webmaster.  Carol was the prime mover in the creation of the original website.  Carol and Bill put in countless hours adding content and making the website user friendly.  We thank Carol and Bill for their efforts.

    The USKBTC website is more than a website.  It is a membership management system that the Communications Committee will be sharing with everyone in the near future.  The membership management system will allow all members the ability to update their own contact information and will allow for more administrators of the data on the site. 

    We have added a link to the Historical Archives (being created by Bob and Barb Beuter) as well as an Events calendar.   The new website is 90% of the way to completion.  The site will be much easier to maintain and update.  This will result in more frequent updates and new content being added on a regular basis.  While we have worked to eliminate broken links, out of date content, and no longer relevant information there is more work to do.  YOU are our proof readers and we have set up an email address for you to report issues.  Simply send an email to

    We are looking for content.  If you come across an article or have written an article that you would like considered please send that to the same email address. 

    Take a look and navigate around the new website.  I hope you like what you see.  We welcome your comments and suggestions so send them to .


    John J. Garahan

  • 10/13/2018 1:07 PM | Anonymous

    The 2018 National Specialty held at the Montgomery Kennel Club All-Terrier Show was co-dedicated to Martha Nazak and Donald Wilde.  Below are the texts of the dedications made just prior to Best of Breed on Sunday, October 7, 2018.

    Martha Nazak was outgoing and dynamic and a loyal wife, mother, grandmother and friend.  She was truly a creative artist in many disciplines, which contributed to her expertise in grooming and setting Kerry ears. She was strong competitor, but family and friends always took priority.  

    She and her husband Bob bred and showed Kerry Blue Terriers for many years under the Whimsy prefix.  They owned 2 National Specialty Best of Breed winners.  Martha actively served on the United Kerry Blue Terrier Board of Governors and Chaired the Haymarket Futurity for several years.  When help was needed she was the “helping” hand.

    Martha grew up in Massachusetts and after marriage, traveled the world compliments of Bob’s Navy career.   Through her many adventures, she raised three great kids and received tremendous joy in being a grandmother.  Martha always had a passion for dogs and loved all aspects of being involved the Kerry Blue community.  She was a friend and mentor to all.

    We will miss Martha and co-dedicate the 2018 United States Kerry Blue Terrier Club National Specialty to her memory.

    Donald Wilde purchased his first Kerry Blue Terrier, Connell’s Wild Irish Rose in 1987.  In 1988 he and Rosey’s breeder headed off to the Montgomery Kennel Club show.  The plan was to have the breeder show Rosey.  Because of a conflict, Don showed her.  He put on his Irish cap and that became his trademark in the ring.

                Don and wife Jean bred and showed Kerry Blue Terriers under the Cordial prefix.  A name which truly described Don to those who knew him.

                Don was active in the United States Kerry Blue Terrier Club serving on the Board of Governors and ultimately as President.  He served as the first Chair of USKBTC Charitable Funds.  Don was the driving force for the formation of the Lower Michigan Kerry Blue Terrier Club.

                We will miss Don and co-dedicate the 2018 United States Kerry Blue Terrier Club National Specialty to his memory.

  • 05/09/2018 10:55 PM | Anonymous

    How do we vote for Board Members?

    Ballots are issued to  eligible voters and must be in the hands of the Corresponding Secretary by the date on the ballot.
    those ballots were postmarked

    Run for the USKBTC Board of Governors

    Are you interested in doing more on behalf of the Kerry Blue?
    Then you should consider running for a position on the USKBTC Board of Governors.

    How can you run for a position on the Board?
    You must be a member in good standing and a resident of the United States. You also have to commit to attending at least two meetings a year, one of which is held during Montgomery County Weekend and the other is usually at the Traveling Specialty. Plus, you must be able to participate in online discussions.
    (Editor’s Note: The current Board members attend many more than two meetings a year in an effort to accomplish all that needs to be done.)

    Who should you contact if you would like to volunteer your services?
    Please contact Linda Olsen, Nominating Committee Chairman, if you are interested in speaking with the Nominating Committee.

    If not selected by the Nominating Committee, for the current slate of officers, how can you still run for the Board?

    If you wish to run independently, then eligible members must submit a written petition addressed to the Corresponding Secretary and it must be received at the Secretary’s regular address on or before July 15th.

    The written petition must be signed by three members the USKBTC, none of whom may be the spouse or a member of the immediate family of the nominee. The petition must be accompannied by the written acceptance of each such additional nominee signifying his or her willingness to be a candidate.

    After all of that, the membership has the final vote, unless candidates run unopposed.

    Please consider running for the Board. We look forward to hearing from you.

    Editor’s Note:

    Regardless of when this original post was made, the club always needs hard working volunteers to help with the club’s many projects So this is an ongoing request.

  • 05/09/2018 10:54 PM | Anonymous


    The USKBTC is fortunate in that we have a core of hardworking volunteers assisting with a wide range of events and activities. However, the work exceeds the number of volunteers, hence “Uncle Kerry” needs more than a few good men and women!

    We want and need your participation. While we have many committees, some could be more active, if we had more volunteers for them.

    USKBTC President, Donald Wilde, has asked me to seek and encourage volunteers. The list of the club’s various committees is published on our web site. Visit the website link to view the current USKBTC Volunteers. Some of the contacts/chairpersons are changing, so please review the list and advise me of your areas of interest.

    The USKBTC wants to contact everyone who expresses an interest in helping our breed. PLEASE give me the opportunity to match you with your areas of interest! I promise I will respond to all inquiries. Try me!

    Editor’s Note:

    Regardless of when this origiaal post was made, the club always needs hard working volunteers.  So volunteer for a project or to work as a board member.  The club always needs your help.  Just conasct s Board member and ask them what help is needed at the time.  Thanks to all the current volunteers.

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