Welcome to the website of the Border Terrier Club

The Club is the oldest of all the Breed Clubs in the UK and was founded in 1920.

This site is for Club Members and others who would like to find out more about the Border Terrier.btfamily

Browsing through the site you will find information about the Club, membership, shows etc.

For those with a new interest in the breed, we hope to show you a balanced view of the Border Terrier.

If you need any further help, advice or to make a puppy or stud enquiry, please see the Contact Us page where contact details of our Committee members are listed.



Essentially a working terrier

workAlthough the Border Terrier is very adaptable and fulfils many roles, the opening paragraph of our
Breed Standard says that the breed is
"Essentially a working terrier".

The Club is very proud of the Breed's working traditions and issues Working Certificates to those terriers who have proved themselves below ground. 

The first Working Certificate was issued in 1920.

Breed Standard

     List of Working Certificates

Latest News & Notices

Low Hesket
Open Show 21st Oct.
schedule
entry form
Closes  25/09/17



BTC
Judges List 2017
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Junior Members

click here
for details of
Junior BTC






Border Terrier Breed Health Group Update At August 2017

Please click here to read latest update from the Breed Health Group

SPS Fact Sheet

CECS Fact Sheet

Judges List Criteria and Questionnaire

The Club's Judges List is revised annually and we request that Applications/Updates are to be received no later than the 31st August for consideration each year. Please send completed questionnaire form to Kathy Wilkinson, Peel House, Edmondsley, Durham, DH7 6DL.

Full details of the criteria and the questionnaire form can be found using the links below

Current Criteria

Download Judges Questionnaire Form - PDF version

Download Judges Questionnaire Form - Word version

Guidance Notes for Completion of Questionnaire

Kennel Club Guidance to A2 Judges List Procedures. Guidance current as at October 2014 and replaces Press Release number 186.03.

KC Stud Book Band Change - effect on Judges


Border Terriers 2020 - new website

Please click here to view new website for Border Terriers 2020


Breed Specific Seminar  - Saturday 14th October 2017 

A breed specific seminar and judging competence assessment will be held on Saturday 14th October at Grimsargh Village Hall, Grimsargh, nr Preston, PR2 5JS.

Please click here for more information and booking form.

Animal Health Trust  - DNA Swab Kits available at Open Show

DNA cheek swab kits will be available at our Open show on 21 October 2017, which may, we hope, help in the Animal Health Trust's ("AHT's") research into health in the breed.  

Click here for more information

Annual Breed Health Report & Updates

Please click here to view the 2016 Health Report by Prof. Steve Dean, Breed Health Coordinator.

Please click here to view the 2017 Breed Health updates

Breed Health Survey

The Club encourages all Border Terrier owners to participate in the Breed Health Survey, even if your dog is generally healthy. This provides a better picture of health across the breed. We emphasise that all reports are treated entirely confidentially - the only person having access to them is Prof. Steve Dean, BVetMed, DVR, MRCVS, who is undertaking the survey on behalf of the Breed Clubs.

A Survey Form is available to download and print at the link below:

Breed Health Survey - PDF
Breed Health Survey - Word doc


Kennel Club Press Release: RING PROCEDURES AT LICENSED SHOWS RESOURCE - NOW AVAILABLE ON THE KENNEL CLUB ACADEMY

Message from the Kennel Club:
"As a breed club, we wanted to let you know that we have just launched the brand new Ring Procedures at Licensed Shows resource on the Kennel Club Academy, and would be grateful if you would pass this information onto your members. This is mandatory online education for Judges of German Shepherd Dogs but is also designed to be of use to all judges.

Whilst this is primarily aimed at German Shepherd Dog Judges, the content covering ring procedures and the practical aspects of judging may be of interest to judges of other breeds. The resource is free of charge and emphasises the judge's responsibilities in relation to health and welfare, general ring procedures together with relevant show regulations and practical aspects of judging. There is a multiple choice exam available which is part of the GSD Judges Education Programme, however anyone who wishes to take the exam is welcome to do so.  There is a certificate of achievement for those who pass the exam.  A copy of the Kennel Club's Press Release is available here"

Click here to view the Ring Procedures at Licensed Shows resource on the KC Academy


BTC Championship Show, 25th March 2017, Carlisle.



Our Judge Margaret Curtis with her main winners.
Full results and photographs of our Championship Show held on 25th March can be found here


2017 Judges List 

Please click here to download a PDF version of the BTC 2017 Judges List


BTC Open Show, 25th February, Jedburgh.


Full results, critique and photos of our Open Show held on 25th February can be found here



BOOK OF CHAMPIONS  2000 - 2019 inclusive

The Border Terrier Club is to produce a Book of Champions, to follow on from the previous two Books, which were edited by Jayne Gillam. This will be one of our highlights for the celebrations of the Club's 100th Anniversary in 2020 and the book will consist of photographs, pedigrees and other information about each of the Border Terrier UK Champions made up during the 20 years from 2000 to 2019 inclusive.
Please click here for more information.

DON'T LET YOUR DOG BE A STATISTIC IN THE DOG THEFT RECORDS!

Click here for some tips and advice to hopefully avoid your dog being lost or stolen. While it is important that you relax and have fun with your dog, please be aware of the dangers from theft.



Club Rules

Click here to read the revised Club Rules that are now approved by Members and the Kennel Club following the Annual General Meeting on 31 March 2012



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