Dear New Aussie Owner:
Congratulations on your new Australian Terrier, a
great breed we treasure and hope you will, too! We would like to
introduce you to and WELCOME you to the Australian Terrier Club of
Founded in 1958, the ATCA is proud to be the AKC
Parent Club of the Australian Terrier breed. The AKC Parent Club of a
breed is a Club which the AKC considers responsible for the breed in the
U.S., maintaining the Standard, promoting excellence and progress.
Throughout our long history, we've worked to promote the health,
temperament and adherence to the breed standard of the Australian
Terrier breed, while maintaining a culture of fun and family within our
club. Our membership includes many Australian Terrier owners of all ages
and backgrounds--pet owners, conformation, obedience, agility, rally, go
to ground enthusiasts, breeders, and others who have maintained an
interest in the breed over many years. Several members have a great deal
of expertise in the history and development of our great breed.
At one time, we were all beginners with our first
Aussie. Our club is here to help with information and assistance, when
such needs arise. It is expected that all Aussie breeders will guide
their puppy buyers, give advice and answer all question throughout the
life of the dog if needed. In addition, the ATCA has begun a formal
Mentor program to help new owners. Our Mentors are experienced dog
owners and breeders who can assist in the area of responsible dog
ownership, health questions and getting started in the dog fancy, such
as conformation, obedience, agility, Junior Showmanship and more.
Welcome Gift to new Aussie Owners
we would like to extend a year’s
subscription to our on line quarterly newsletter the “Talkabout”. Please
complete the online request along with your email address to begin
receiving your subscription.
We hope that you will one day want to join our
Club and that you will find your membership rewarding in raising,
training, showing, and just enjoying your Australian Terrier.
Again, WELCOME, and we're certainly looking
forward to having you with us!
ATCA Club President