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#789: How do you care for the insides of your Kerry's ears?

Question suggested by Judi Young - Spokane WA, Honolulu HI


Inner ear issues are not an issue. I leave them alone.
i use a cleaning product regularly.
I use a cleaning product only when the ear(s) smell like they need it.
I pluck the hair out on a regular basis.
I both clean and pluck regularly.
The insides of my Kerry's ears are maintained by a vet or other professional.
Between the vet and I, we take great care with ear care but still tend to have problems with at least one of my Kerrys.
Checking for results of current or previous polls..

Inner ear issues are not an issue. I leave them alone.

5%

i use a cleaning product regularly.

16%

I use a cleaning product only when the ear(s) smell like they need it.

5%

I pluck the hair out on a regular basis.

21%

I both clean and pluck regularly.

37%

The insides of my Kerry's ears are maintained by a vet or other professional.

11%

Between the vet and I, we take great care with ear care but still tend to have problems with at least one of my Kerrys.

5%

Checking for results of current or previous polls..

0%

Comments

Votes: 19

Posted: January 13, 2018


#788: My usage of the KBTF website recently (over the past two years?) except for QOTW has:

Question suggested by dw


Remained about the same.
Increased somewhat.
Decreased somewhat.
Increased significantly.
Decreased significantly.
I've already voted. Just checking the poll results.

Remained about the same.

50%

Increased somewhat.

19%

Decreased somewhat.

9%

Increased significantly.

6%

Decreased significantly.

9%

I've already voted. Just checking the poll results.

6%

Comments

Votes: 32

Posted: January 06, 2018


#787: What New Year's resolutions might the QOTW make to be better?

Question suggested by dw


Present consistently better questions.
Make it easier to use (voting, suggestions, comments, poll results).
Organize the previous 786 questions into an indexed database.
Reach out to Kerry owners around the world to participate.
Include questions that will be specific to some owners in order to explore certain topics.
QOTW procedure seems OK by me. Finish off that bottle of spiced rum you've been eyeing instead.
Other. Please Comment!
I already voted. Just accessing results to date.

Present consistently better questions.

0%

Make it easier to use (voting, suggestions, comments, poll results).

43%

Organize the previous 786 questions into an indexed database.

14%

Reach out to Kerry owners around the world to participate.

0%

Include questions that will be specific to some owners in order to explore certain topics.

0%

QOTW procedure seems OK by me. Finish off that bottle of spiced rum you've been eyeing instead.

36%

Other. Please Comment!

0%

I already voted. Just accessing results to date.

7%

Comments

Votes: 14

Posted: December 29, 2017


#786: How easy was it for you to decide the first, second and third place Kerry Christmas cards this year?

Question suggested by dw


Pretty easy.
Moderately difficult.
A real struggle as there were many great entries.
I didn't vote this year.
I have already voted this QOTW and want to see the results.

Pretty easy.

11%

Moderately difficult.

32%

A real struggle as there were many great entries.

37%

I didn't vote this year.

16%

I have already voted this QOTW and want to see the results.

5%

Comments

Votes: 19

Posted: December 23, 2017


#785: Is your Kerry a barker?

Question suggested by KBT-L discussion


Rarely barks
Seems to be pretty normal as dogs go.
Barks more than I'd like.
Barks way too much.
I have more than one Kerry and they are different.
I have already voted and want to see the poll results

Rarely barks

4%

Seems to be pretty normal as dogs go.

28%

Barks more than I'd like.

26%

Barks way too much.

28%

I have more than one Kerry and they are different.

12%

I have already voted and want to see the poll results

1%

Comments

Votes: 74

Posted: December 16, 2017


#784:Have you had a Kerry fetch her leash and/or halter when preparing to go for a walk?

Question suggested by Pat Harrelson - Sherwood, Arkansas


Yes
Not quite, but would go to where it was stored and wait.
no.
I have already voted and want to see the poll results

Yes

12%

Not quite, but would go to where it was stored and wait.

35%

no.

53%

I have already voted and want to see the poll results

0%

Comments

Votes: 17

Posted: December 09, 2017


#783: Do you have a Kerry who grinds his teeth while sleeping?

Question suggested by Fran Fein - Sarasota, Fla


Yes, the occasional night.
Yes, pretty regularly..
Not that I've heard.
I have already voted and want to see the poll results

Yes, the occasional night.

4%

Yes, pretty regularly..

0%

Not that I've heard.

96%

I have already voted and want to see the poll results

0%

Comments

Votes: 23

Posted: December 02, 2017


#782:How do you brush your Kerry’s teeth?

Question suggested by Judi Young - Spokane WA, Honolulu HI


A finger brush
A manual toothbrush with a handle
An electronic brush of some sort
My Kerry's teeth are cleaned by a professional.
Don’t clean teeth. Doesn't seem to be an issue
.Other. Please comment!
I have already voted and want to see the poll results

A finger brush

12%

A manual toothbrush with a handle

21%

An electronic brush of some sort

18%

My Kerry's teeth are cleaned by a professional.

27%

Don’t clean teeth. Doesn't seem to be an issue

21%

.Other. Please comment!

0%

I have already voted and want to see the poll results

0%

Comments

Votes: 33

Posted: November 25, 2017


#781 Have any of your Kerrys ever bitten somebody?

Question suggested by dw


No, never come close to anything more than a warning nip.
No, but it has always been a distinct possibility.
Yes, but not a family/pack member.
Yes. A 'family' member,
I have already voted and want to see the poll results

No, never come close to anything more than a warning nip.

60%

No, but it has always been a distinct possibility.

12%

Yes, but not a family/pack member.

10%

Yes. A 'family' member,

17%

I have already voted and want to see the poll results

0%

Comments

Votes: 58

Posted: November 18, 2017


#780: Do you have a Kerry who acknowledges dogs or other animals on TV?

Question suggested by Pat Harrelson - Sherwood, Arkansas


Yes. I have a Kerry who can visually discern another animal on TV.
Yes, but only if the animal on TV barks, meows or makes a sound.
.I have a Kerry who actively watches TV.
My Kerry(s) pay no heed to dogs, cats or other critters on TV.
I have already voted and want to see the poll results

Yes. I have a Kerry who can visually discern another animal on TV.

41%

Yes, but only if the animal on TV barks, meows or makes a sound.

22%

.I have a Kerry who actively watches TV.

15%

My Kerry(s) pay no heed to dogs, cats or other critters on TV.

22%

I have already voted and want to see the poll results

0%

Comments

Votes: 27

Posted: November 11, 2017


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Today is January 19, 2018

On this day in 2000:

Gemstone's Secret Emissary, Spy, earns the first Kerry Obedience Title of the millenium. Spy was bred by Teresa Bransky and is owned by Sue Ann Bailey in Portland, Oregon.