Czech History of Breeding Kerry Blue Terriers
The first kerry was imported in 1932 by Hilda Hossner who lived in our
country in that time. I think that only a few people know that this famous
Germany breeder (kennel v. Haus Hossner) lived in our country to the half of the
fourthies. The first kerry was female from Austria of English origin Attraktion
Of Carinthia. After two years there was imported excellent male Sainsburys
Skilligalee. Then Mrs. Hossner imported other good breeding stock from
England. The breeding was based on very good dogs and known over all the Europe.
Unfortunately Mrs. Hossner as a German had to leave Czechoslovakia after the end
of The Second World War. In 1940
Mrs. Votavova (kennel ARKUN) started breeding kerries, she was the best and
famous Czech breeder in the following 30 years. In 1943 Mrs. Votavova imported bitch Blauer Aristocrat Heidi, the first Czechoslovakian champion after
the war, daughter of Skilligallee. This bitch was mated to IntCh.
Blue Agonist of Kerrys Home from Netherland. Both litters were very
successful - four champions. Then she imported pair from England, male Downsview
Dante was excellent dog but after Distemper sterile. But bitch Gladeyes
Of Gandria became the next corner - stone of ARKUN. At first she was mated
to English male Downsview Director. The
first mating was very successful:
male Ch. Ideal Blue Arkun Monty was
winner of many show and in this time a kerry with the most long head (25 cm)
here. The next mating of Gladeyes with males from Arkun kennel was so successful
that all of puppies were ”excellent” at shows, in the time when there were
about 30 kerries at one show! In the fifthies bitch from kennel Arkun was mated
to very famous English import Ch. Gilmac
Grandeur. Payment for mating was puppy male. The bitch whelped five
bitches and only one male. Male puppy My
Blue Sensation Arkun was sold to the Switzerland and very successfully used
in famous kennel Buster. Mrs. Votavova kept from this litter bitch Ch.
My Love Meredith Arkun, this bitch was mated to English male IntCh.
Bemel Duan. Male puppy Only Mine
Arkun from this litter was sold to Stuttgart, when he became one of the best
stud-dog in West Germany. He was a sire of four interchampions and two World
Winners! His sister Okarina Arkun was
B.I.S. on Specialty Terrier Show 1958 (judge Paula Meyer from Switzerland). In
1958 Mrs. Votavova imported male Charmeur
Buster from Switzerland, who was also successfully used in breeding.
were many others good kennels in that time. The most important, founded in the
end of fifthies, was MODROVOUS (Bluebeard), breeder Mrs. Zuzana Ledererova from
Prague. It has been the most important kennel in the next years, still breed. In
1960 Mrs. Votavova imported bitch Hera v.d.
Burg Lohenhof from Austria. Her son Ch. Urian Arkun was the most successful, he produced his type in
third and fourth generation yet. His son Ch.
Winkler´s Bürschel from East Germany was the most successful kerry
country. Urian´s daughter Tabu Arkun
was Top Kerry several years in Czechoslovakia. Bitch Hera v.d. Burg Lohenhof was
let to kennel Modrovous later. I must mention one famous male from kennel Arkun
- Xavier, Danish and Norwegian champion. This dog had 92 puppies in Scandinavian countries. Mrs. Votavova
finished her kerry breeding in the half
of seventies. Then she bred Bullterriers and also was a very good judge. Mrs.
Votavova still lives but unfortunately is rather ill and I have no heart to ask
her about more informations.
back to Mrs. Ledererova, she had the first litter in 1960 with Mrs. Votavova´s
male Charmeur Buster. In 1964 Mrs. Ledererova mated her bitch from Mrs. Votavova
Hera v.d. Burg Lohenhof to Charmeur Buster. Male from this litter Coriolan
Modrovous won junior class at The World Dog Show Brno in 1965. In the same year
Mrs. Ledererova imported very beautiful male from Sweden Gäddvikens
Tonic. He won many shows and was successfully used in breeding, he was a
sire of many winners and champions, for example Guilietta Modrovous, Henry VIII.
Modrovous, Leslie Modrovous, Oliver Modrovous etc..
the half of seventies there was a prohibition of importing dogs in The Eastern
Germany and it was difficult to find good stud dog for breeding also in other
countries attainable for us in that time. It was the reason why the number of
kerries fell down. Therefore it was a big contribution when Mrs. Ledererova
imported bitch from Denmark Gillycuddy
Solitaire ”Katchenka” and male from Austria Domingo v.d. Kerryburg. Domingo sired many good kerries and
Katchenka was a treasure ! She never had more than three puppies in one litter
but all her puppies were winners and champions ! She died healthy at age 16
years. In 1982 Katchenka was mated to famous Louisburgh
Mowing the Wind, the first Louisburgh imported to continent (in 1979). He
won many shows over all the Europe and was Top Dog 1981 in Denmark. Katchenka
whelped only two puppies, bitch Yorika
Modrovous, champion and winner of many shows and male Yannick Modrovous, probably the most famous dog in that time here,
sire of 70 puppies. Katchenka was also mated to in that time famous male from
Germany Roy v.d. Canis Burg. She
whelped only two bitches Ariela and Alexandra
Modrovous, both champions. Alexandra was, on my oppinion, very modern type
of kerry in that time. In 1986 she was mated by Domingo v.d. Kerryburg. Three
puppies from four from this litter was winners or champions. The most famous,
also the most famous Domingo´s son here, was Conan
Modrovous. In 1987 Alexandra was mated to very good male from Germany Xambo
v. Herzogschloss Celle. There were also two bitches in the litter. Fabiola
Modrovous, very beautiful bitch,
who unfortunately after incident when was bitten in the show ring, didn´t want
to show, definitevely. Faye Modrovous was
imported to the
won many shows there and was very succesfully used in famous kennel
Badacsonyalja. Alexandra gave good puppies also with Yannick Modrovous, for
example bitch Henrietta Modrovous,
champion and winner of many shows.
1988 Mrs. Ledererova imported female Gillycuddy
Hearty Hannah from Denmark. This bitch was the important turning point in
our breeding. At the first she was mated to Yannick Modrovous. There were eight
puppies in this litter. The best was Isadora
Modrovous, bitch with correct size, short body and lean long head.
Unfortunately she wasn´t used in breeding. Then ”Hanicka” was mated only to
males from the famous Irish breeding Louisburgh. In 1992 to Louisburgh
See An Notice. There were eight puppies again. Two males -
Jeffrey and Jasper Modrovous are
champions. Both are sires of interchampions - females Markerry
Campbell Naomi (in this time mated to Paxon´s Penny´s Paul)
and Abigail Moravia Encian. The third brother is
Julian Modrovous, interchampion and the fourth in the champion class on The
World Dog Show Wien 1995. Julian was imported to Slovakia and laid the
foundations of the Slovakia kerry breeding together with bitch
Ich. Anneliese Modry kerry in the Mrs. Zuzana Szovenyi´s kennel Kerrydom.
1993 ”Hanicka” was mated to Louisburgh
Shannonbreeze and there were nine puppies in this litter. Last and the most
succesful mating was to Cruft Winner Louisburgh
Sea Spray in 1995. There were six puppies in this litter and all of puppies
are very good ! Four offspring are very succesfully showed in this time. Lynn
and her sister Laureen Modrovous are
champions, Lawrence Modrovous and his
brother Leonard Modrovous are
interchampions, all have great movement.
I must also mention one our very succesful kennel in this time - BRAUDAG, breeder Mr. & Mrs. Rundt. In 1989 they imported male Henry v. Mellensee sired by famous German Xambo v. Herzogschloss Celle. Henry is sire of two interchampions - females Xenie and Arabella Braudag (linebred to Xambo v. Herzogschloss Celle), both owned by breeders. Mr. & Mrs. Rundt imported new male Olido v. Landsberg from Germany in 1997. He is sired by Louisburgh Gadhair Gorm and his dam is Louisburgh She´s Cute, both multichampions and World champions. Olido has correct size, short compact body, clean long head and GREAT movement. He has many show titles and is appreciated by many good judges. In the year 1999 he repeated his BIS on our Terrier Club Specialty Show (judge Olivia Smid, USA). The judge, who gave him BOB, Rudolf Tegeler from Germany, said that he have seen such great movement only once of his 40 years of breeding and judging Terriers. "This dog doesn´t move but flies", said.
the years 1999 and 2000 our gen pool succesfully grows up by mating abroad or
importing dogs with new blood. There were used for breeding stud dogs from
abroad, Louisburgh Rainbow´s End and Paxon´s Penny´s Paul in 1999. The same
year were imported two pups (male and female) from Slovakian kennel Kerrydom
Court, their sire is famous Ich. Maygate´s Bogy Blue from Sweden. Both have
started their show career very succesfully, bitch Kerrydom Court Dhaulagiri
became World Junior Champion 2000 and for example BOB,
BOG and BIS at Terrier Club Show Specialty in Slovakia at age 13 months.
Her brother Don Dooley was 2nd at junior class on World Dog Show Milano 2000 and
has also BOB winning at early age. In the year 2000 there were imported two
other pups from abroad. It is Gaeltacht Iosac Aduaidh from Finland, sired by
Torum´s Stormin Norman, brother of BIS Cruft´s Torum´s Scarf Michael. Kennel
Braudag imported female Vestida para Ganar de La Cadiera from Spain, sired by
Arigna Oskar. We have started open to world too and pups from our country were
recently exported to USA, Canada, Spain and Slovakia.
Quality of our kerries rises and gen pool grows up. The breed is
relatively healthy, PNA is not known here.
I named only the most important kennels, there are many others, smaller
or starting ones. We cooperate and keep friendship.
2000 Jaroslava Poulova
Advicer for Kerry Blue Terriers of The Czech Terrier Club