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Kerry Blue Terrier Pedigree System

New Look and New Features

The USKBTC pedigree database came into existence thanks to the dedication and hard work of Bill Kearney. Beginning with 5,000 entries, he worked on compiling his information into an accurate database. It was during this time that he met Anne Matthews, who shared his interest in pedigrees. Following an animated conversation on Kerry research and Bill’s involvement with the club’s first website, Bill and Anne decided to combine their databases to benefit Kerry blue terrier breeders and others who were interested in the heritage of Kerry blue terriers. The database grew quickly to include 10,000 Kerry blues, and it was made available on the first USKBTC website. Today, thanks to the foundation laid by Bill Kearney and Anne Matthews, the database now contains over 51,000 entries.

The Pedigree Database System has now been moved to a new software platform with additional functionality. One of the new features is the ability to add photos and health clearances of dogs that appear in the database, and keep titles updated. Additionally, as members you have the ability to view pedigrees and look at a dog’s qualities as you research your pedigree or plan a future breeding. The thumbnail pictures you see can be enlarged by clicking on the photo. The new system is overseen by administrators across the country, but breeders can directly update information as well. All changes are reviewed and approved by an administrator before going live in the database.

Access to the pedigree database is open only to members of the United States Kerry Blue Terrier Club.  Each family unit has been provided log in information.  The Pedigree User Guide contains additional information.  Sharing of access information can result in suspension of access to the Pedigree Database.

USKBTC Pedigree Database Users Guide

Please click HERE to download the USKBTC Pedigree Database User Manual.  It has all the information you need to actively use the database.  It is recommended that owners and breeders check the information contained in the database for their Kerry Blues and make any necessary corrections.  If you have lost you log in information please contact one of the administrators.


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