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Breeders and Puppy Buyers Should Stay in Touch 10 April 2016
by John Van den Bergh

The Foundation estimates that more than half of all Kerries in the US are now bred by puppy mills and other marginal breeders. However, 74% (6-Sep-03 QOTW) of this web site's visitors have purchased their Kerry from a "reputable" breeder.

How is a Dog Not Like a Wolf? 04 September 2018
by Linda deLeon

As reported by James Gorman (“Call of the Wild,” New York Times, October 17, 2017, p. D1), researchers are trying to understand why wolves never grow up to be like dogs, no matter what fantasies some of today’s dog trainers and pet food manufacturers try to suggest. Kathryn Lord and Elinor Karlsson, heading a team of researchers that splits its time between the University of Massachusetts Medical School and the Broad Institute in Cambridge, want to know why.

Setting Kerry Ears A Simple Explanation 11 April 2016
by Edith Izant

By the age of about 12 weeks the ears have risen from hanging down along the cheek almost to the jaw line, to folding over at about the skull top, and tip pointing toward the outer corner of the eye. This is perfect--all that is wanted!

The Effects of Spaying and Neutering on Canine Behavior 11 April 2016
by Based on a section from Aggressive Behavior in Dogs by James O’Heare

Spaying and neutering is an often suggested remedy for various behavior problems. This article will be a review of the effects of spaying and neutering on behavior.

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Today is July 18, 2019

In this month in 1931:

Ch. Ben Edar Blaise was born. He can be found in most US Kerry's pedigrees.