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.
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
Although the Border Terrier is very adaptable and fulfils many roles, the opening paragraph of our
Breed Standard says that the
"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.
List of Working Certificates
Breed Health Group - a Press Release from our Breed Health Co-ordinator Professor Steve Dean
Six of the seven Border Terrier Clubs have agreed to form a health
group to consider the health status of the border terrier. In
particular the group will consider the evidence associated with two
conditions of immediate concern to the breed. Canine Epileptoid
Cramping Syndrome is the first condition. It has been reported over
several decades and has attracted limited veterinary research. The
second condition is ‘shaking puppy syndrome’ a neurological illness
recently anecdotally reported in very young puppies.
The group will
seek to provide interim advice to breeders on both conditions,
alongside developing a research plan to more clearly identify the
clinical symptoms and epidemiology of both illnesses and to seek
potential inheritance factors that may assist control or elimination of
The group will also consider the general health status
of the border terrier and comment on other diseases that could be
listed for further research.
The members of the new group will be Dr
Eddie Houston, veterinary surgeon and Chairman of the Border Terrier
Club, Prof. Jeff Sampson, previously a geneticist at the Animal Health
Trust and the Kennel Club and Dr Andrew Harbottle, a border terrier
owner and a research scientist working in the field of biomarker
discovery. Prof Steve Dean will attend the meetings as the Joint Clubs’
Breed Health Co-ordinator."
Judges List 2017
Club's Judges List is revised annually and we request that
Applications/Updates are to be received no
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
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
Update from Breed Health Co-ordinator - June 2016
Please click here
Further comments on Shaking Puppy Syndrome (SPS) by the Border Terrier Breed Health Co-ordinator
Border Terriers 2020
Please click here
for latest press release concerning the Border Terriers 2020 Celebration
Give a Dog a Genome
seven Border Terrier Clubs have joined together to answer the Animal
Health Trust's call for breeds to join them in their quest to "Give a
Dog a Genome." For details of this scheme, see the Frequently Asked
Questions at: http://www.aht.org.uk/skins/Default/pdfs/Give_a_Dog_a_Genome_FAQs.pdf
seven Border Terrier Clubs have jointly funded the £1,000 required to
have one of our breed included in the genome sequencing.
Kennel Club Charitable Trust has pledged another £1,000 towards the
£2,000 cost to have the sequencing carried out for each of the first 50
breeds that sign up to this, so the KCCT will be donating £50,000 in
total this year towards the scheme.
Our Joint Clubs' cheque for
£1,000 has been sent to the Animal Health Trust and receipt of it has
been acknowledged; the breed is listed at number 5 on the list of participating breeds:http://www.aht.org.uk/cms-display/genetics_gdg_participating_breeds.html
BTC Championship Show, 26th March 2016, Carlisle.
Our Judge Bill Gray with his main winners.
Full results, critique and photographs of our Championship Show held on 26th March can be found here
BTC Open Show, 27th February, Jedburgh.
Our Judge Liz Barrett with her main winners
Full results, photographs of our Open Show held on 27th February can be found here
2016 Judges List
Please click here
to download a PDF version of the BTC 2016 Judges List
BTC Open Show, 17th October 2015, Low Hesket.
Our Judge Joyce Martin with her main winners
Full results, critique and photos of our Open Show held on 17th October 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.
Click here to read the revised Club Rules that are now approved by Members
Kennel Club following the Annual General Meeting on 31 March 2012