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

Annual Subscriptions
due 1st January
can be paid with
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Championship Show
Carlisle 26th March
click for schedule
click for entry form 

entries close 29th Feb



AGM 2016
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Open Show Jedburgh - 27th February 2016

Jedburgh Town HallIn 2016 we are celebrating holding Open Shows at Jedburgh Town Hall for 50 years from 1966 - 2016.
To commemorate the event, we will have a specially commissioned cake and gifts for every exhibitor.
Come and Join us in our celebrations.

Judge: Mrs Liz Barrett (Howthwaite)
Click here to download the schedule
Click here to download the entry form

Please note entries closed Monday 1st February (Postmark)

2016 Judges List 

Please click here to download a PDF version of the BTC 2016 Judges List

Breed Specific Seminar  - Sunday 15th May 2016

A breed specific seminar and judging competence assessment will be held on Sunday 15th May 2016 at Grimsargh Village Hall, Grimsargh, nr Preston, PR2 5JS.

Please click here for more informatiion and booking form.

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.

Judges List 

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 Su Williams, 187 Bamford Road, Heywood, Lancashire, OL10 4AG.

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

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


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.

BTC Championship Show, 28th March 2015, Carlisle.

Our Judge Carl-Gunnar Stafberg with his main winners.
Full results, critique & photos of our Championship Show held on 28th March can be found here

BTC Open Show, 21st February, Jedburgh.

Our Judge Ken Fraser with his main winners
Full results, critique and photographs of our Open Show held on 21st February 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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