There is no better way to meet Border Terriers, owners and BTCA breeders
than by attending an event held by one of our active, friendly regional clubs. New clubs are being
organized with increased frequency, making this possible for more and more prospective
owners around the country.
The wonderful, year-round activities hosted and staged by these localized groups of Border Lovers include:
- Fun Days
- Go-to-Ground practices and Earthdog trials
- Grooming workshops
- "Meet the Breed" booths and events
- Agility trials
- Performance and conformation matches
- Training workshops and seminars
The list of creative ways for owners to
enjoy their Borders, and future owners to be educated by experiencing "the real
Border Terrier" keeps growing, thanks to the enthusiastic members and dedicated
volunteers of our regional clubs.
By making contact with the representative
of your nearest club, you can learn all about their upcoming activities:
*Dates and times
*location and directions
*accommodations in the case of an overnight trip
*what to wear and bring
*what you may expect at the events
Most find when doing so, they have a new
and welcoming friend to orient them and introduce them around when they arrive!
Here is a list of our Regional Clubs from East to West. Make contact now about their upcoming events. They are all eager to hear from
The NBTC was founded in the early 1980s, and now has a
membership of approximately 140. We support the entries of at several shows each
year with trophies. (BTCA is supporting the entry of the shows officially). We
support our members who do obedience, agility, and earthdog events, and also host an AKC
Earthdog Test in June.
We also realize that not all BTCA owners show their dogs
and we value our members who simply love the breed and have their Border for companionship
as a member of their family. Our newsletter is sent out regularly to all members.
The Border Times contains interesting articles, notices of upcoming activities and relates
Please visit the Northeast Border Terrier Club's Web Site
The Alabama/Gulf South Border Terrier Club is a new name, but not a new group. It is
the continuation of the tradition established in South Alabama by Pat Quinn 40 years ago,
continued the last several years as the Alabamaearthdog Trials, and in April 2008 evolved
into AGSBTC. While individual members are active in breeding, conformation, agility,
tracking, and earthdog, initial club plans are to continue the traditional November AKC
and AWTA Earthdog Tests with the option of adding other events as time goes by. The Gulf
South Region includes parts of Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, Georgia, and
Please visit the web site at:
The Border Terrier Club of Central Ohio (BTCCO) was established in 1993 by several Border Terrier fanciers in Central Ohio for the purpose of holding the
1996 BTCA National Specialty. Our membership has changed and grown over the years and we currently have more than
40 members who live in Ohio, western Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Kentucky. In addition to hosting a second BTCA National Specialty in 2006,
we actively support local conformation shows, earthdog tests and agility trials and we are active in regional BT rescue.
Our fun days have included AKC Canine Good Citizen and Therapy Dog International testing, as well as good food and fellowship.
Please visit the BTCCO website at www.btcco.net
The Great Lakes Border Terrier Club is representative of Border Terrier fanciers in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Ontario, and Wisconsin.
Please visit the GLBTC website at www.greatlakesbt.com.
We are a fun and welcoming social group who support one another in the sport of purebred dogs. Our common interest is to promote the health, welfare and versatility of our breed. We are a group of diverse talent and personalities who share the love of our Border Terriers. We have a great deal of camaraderie even though we come from different backgrounds and have varying interests, be it conformation, working or performance events. We celebrate all that is Border Terrier!
Contact Wally Quinn (e-mail)
The Border Terrier Club of the Redwoods is dedicated to the welfare of the Border Terrier. The club was started in 1989
by a small group of dedicated BT owners and breeders who shared the common goals of ethics, improvement, fun, and above all,
protection of the breed. Currently 100+ members strong, with members residing primarily in Northern California, the club sponsors
many events, including conformation, earthdog, agility, play days, seminars and club dinners.
Please visit the BTCR's Web site at www.BTCOR.org
Formed over 20 years ago (then known as Border Terrier Fanciers of the West), the Border Terrier Club of Southern California
is a large, active club with a history of balancing the needs of the breeder and conformation enthusiast, with those of performance
and pet owners. The current clubs membership covers much of southern California, as well as Arizona, Nevada and New Mexico.
Please visit the BTCSC's Web site at www.borderterrierclubofsocal.org