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

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Kennel Club
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Border Terriers
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Kennel Club Pedigree Dog Health Survey

Dog owners have two weeks left to fill out a survey which aims to improve pedigree dog health and build a stronger understanding of the health of all pedigree dog breeds. The survey will run from 8 November to 25 December 2014. The survey is available at: www.thekennelclub.org.uk/pedigreebreedhealthsurvey

2015 Judges List 

Please click here to download a PDF version of the BTC 2015 Judges List

BTC Open Show, 18th October 2014, Low Hesket.

Main winners
Our Judge Paul Cheeseman with his main winners
Full results, critique and photos of our Open Show held on 18th October can be found here

Judges List 2015 

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 Marjorie Staveley, Parkside, 3 Dykes Terrace, Stanwix, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA3 9AS. 

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

Current Criteria

Download Judges Questionnaire Form

Guidance Notes for Completion of Questionnaire

BTC Championship Show, 29th March 2014, Carlisle.

Our Judge Jane Parker with her main winners.
Full results, critique & photos of our Championship Show held on 29th March can be found here

BTC Open Show, 22nd February 2014, Jedburgh.

Our Judge Karen Stockley with her main winners.
Full results,critique and photos of our Open Show held on 22nd February can be found here

BTC Open Show, 19th October 2013, Low Hesket.

Our Judge Chris Davis with her main winners.
Full results, critique and photos of our Open Show held on 19th October can be found here

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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