of Kay Halley
1938 - 1999
Brewin, named Honored Breeder by Bedlington Terrier Club of America
After judging the BTCA National Specialty at the 1999 Montgomery County
Kennel Club Dog Show, the Bedlington
Terrier Club of America honored Mrs.Brewin [who is pictured above] with the Willemsen Humanitarian Award for distinction in the dog
Mrs. Brewin has judged many terrier breeds throughout the
world, including England, Sweden, South Africa, Mexico and South America.
Kay Halley meant many things to many people during her 36
year involvement with our unique breed of dog. To some, she was a
fellow club member and exhibitor, to others a loyal friend, mentor, or
breeder. Whatever the role, Kay took on her appointed job with gusto and
enthusiasm. Over the years, Kay owned 11 Bedlington Terriers, and
bred 13 litters under the kenel name E.J.'s Irish.
Actually, Kay's involvement in the dog world began in
the late 1950's with German Shepards, and Belgian Tervuren. But once
Kay was introduced to the Bedlington Terrier in 1963, her love affair with
our breed lasted the rest of her life. Her first Bedlington was a
blue female, Honey Sue of Bala.
Kay became an active member of the Bedlington Terrier
Club of America in 1964, and the Bedlington Terrier Club of Greater
Chicago in the early 1990's. In addition to breeding and showing
Bedlington Terriers, Kay also wrote several articles for Dog World
Magazine, and a weekly column for the Wheaton Journal newspaper, entitled,
Kay's zest for life led her to many other different,
and exciting interests. She was a licensed pilot, performance race
car driver, and snowmobile enthusiast. Married for 43 years, Kay and
her husband Ed raised three children, and enjoyed many grandchildren,
nieces and nephews.