Breeding goals


Anyone who takes on dog breeding as an official breeder in the KfT / VDH / FCI also takes on a great responsibility for the well-being of the breed in question. The wish of many people started with keeping dogs, but also once in a while to pursue the great but also very elaborate hobby of breeding. Before you can finally experience your first litter, it takes years of preparation including the selection and training of a suitable bitch. The environment must meet the necessary requirements. Space in the house and in the garden must be available and the time to look after a litter, to accompany and to socialize in the best possible way, so that the new owners receive a great and loving puppy who accompanies them faithfully for a dog's life. Not only the socialization, the balanced diet and the constant proximity to the mother and the breeder (including his family) are important cornerstones of a successful breeding, because the basic condition for the well-being of the puppies is the health of the parent animals. Ultimately, one would like to make the great breed of the Kerry Blue Terrier known to a wider community and bring the attractiveness as family dogs closer to interested dog lovers.
Therefore we pursue the following breeding goals: 

1. Preventing the spread of specific hereditary diseases through the 

Selection of healthy parent animals that should meet the following conditions:

  • HD-A to HD-B
  • Free of vWD - von Willebrand disease is the most common hereditary blood clotting disorder in dogs
  • Free of DM - Degenerative myelopathy (DM) is a genetic disease of the spinal cord that disrupts the pathways in dogs. It is chronic, progressive, and untreatable. As the disease progresses, the dog's musculoskeletal system becomes more and more restricted until it becomes paralyzed
  • CMSD-Free - Multiple System Degeneration in Dogs (CMSD) is an autosomal recessive genetic disorder that has been diagnosed in Chinese Crested Dogs and Kerry Blue Terriers.
  • For further explanation: 1. Both parents are carriers of the same gene, then it is very likely that puppies in the litter will fall ill. 2. A parent animal is a carrier of a gene, then the puppies can also be carriers of this gene, but not get sick. 3. Both parents are not carriers, so the puppies will not be carriers of these genes either. That is our goal !


2. Change the color of the puppies up to the age of three in the typical steel gray of the breed by selecting the appropriate parent animals with their ancestors.

3. Very well socialized and lovingly tested family dogs.