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AKC Parent Club Member 1977
Founded 1958



ATCA Outstanding Achievement

Open to all ATCA owners.

Now is the time to submit all of your 2022 achievements for the 2022 Outstanding Achievement Award as well as apply for the 2022 Henderson Award.  The Achievement Form below may be used for both the Achievement Award and the Henderson Award. 

Download the Achievement Form here and submit to Darlene Evans at:

Short Stories and Photos for the Talkabout

The Talkabout is looking for short stories about Aussies and their owners doing exercise together, taking walks, doing other activities to help the Aussie and the owner stay fit.  These stories and photos would be included in the next quarterly publication of the Talkabout.  Send stories and photos to:

2023 National Specialty Week Packet

This page has been updated with the latest revisions of the Specialty Packet.

The 2023 National Specialty Week Packet is now available.  You can download the Viewable Specialty Packet here or you can download the Printable Specialty Packet here.

Meal reservations may be made online in the Aussie Store or by check.  Instruction for making meal reservations by check are in the Specialty Packet (page 14) or can be found on the Upcoming National Specialty page.

Futurity Instructions are on page 15 of the Specialty Packet and Futurity nomination forms may be accessed from the ATCA website Futurity page.  Nomination Frees may be paid in the Aussie Store.

Information to place a Catalog Ad is on page 16 of the Specialty Packet. Download Catalog Ad form here.  Payment for the Catalog Ad may be made by check (instructions on page 16 of the Specialty Packet) or the Aussie Store.

Donations to the 2023 Specialty Fund is on page 17. You may Donate by check or through the Aussie Store.

Auction Items Needed!  If you have an items that is cool, awesome or totally Aussies related, please find information on donating items to the Auction on page 6 & 7 of the Specialty Packet.  Please send to Gayle Roache, 2752 Pony Club Lane, Colorado Springs, CO 80922.  There will be a Raffle, Silent Auction and a live Auction during Specialty Week.

Host Hotel is the Colorado Springs Marriott (page 9 of the Specialty Packet).  More information including reservation phone number, website reservation information and group code at Upcoming Specialty Page.


Futurity Forms:

Pay Futurity Fees (Dam/Litter Nomination & Puppy Nomination):

Donation to Futurity:

More information may be found on page 15 of the 2023 specialty Packet.

The Talkabout need your Happy Aussie photos.

Please send your Aussie Happy Easter photos or Happy Saint Patrick’s Day or any Happy Aussie photo to the email below.  They will be used in the ATCA 2023 Talkabout, Issue 2.  Send to:

2024 ATCA Calendar Cover Contest


Enter you photo into the 2024 Calendar Cover Contest NOW!  Send your photos to Grace Massey at BEFORE July 30, 2023!

Photos must be in horizontal format (at least 1 MB) with no other dogs or people (hands and other body parts accepted if it adds to the composition of the photo).  Aussies in natural settings or competing in companion or performance sports preferred.  Let’s see some unique locations!


This new section will feature a monthly Spotlight on a Performance Aussie.  This will include an interview with the Aussie’s owner with photos and/or videos of the Aussie performing in the dog sport being featured on that month.   March 2023 features the Spotlight on Agility with Ben and Nancy


2023 is now upon us. Now is the opportunity for ATCA members to reserve the front cover of the Talkabout for 2023. The cost is $200. Back cover and full-page color ads are $100 and are available for ATCA members. It is not too late to submit your ads for the upcoming 2023 Talkabout Issue 2. Contact Susan Mason or Darlene Evans (email addresses below) to reserve your ad. Showcase your Aussies.
Please send the Talkabout a paragraph or more about why you chose an Australian Terrier. 
Still looking for funny stories or events that have happened at dog events, conformation, performance, or just hanging out with your friends and Aussies.
Need articles that you would like to see in the Talkabout – Health, Breeding, Training, Feeding, Grooming, etc. Please let The Talkabout Committee know.
Always looking for pictures of Aussies being Aussies.
Brags are always welcomed.
If anyone would like to assist and join, please let us know.
Talkabout Committee
Susan Mason – Chair —
Claudette Earl
Darlene Evans – 
Charlene Rainville
Heather Rife
Susan Saulvester

Australian Terrier Club of America YouTube Channel

THE ATCA has a YouTube channel with playlists including the Monday Memes, Barn Hunt videos, Spotlight on Performance Aussies, Puppies from whelp to 12 weeks old and videos of the National Specialties.  More videos coming in the future.  Check out the videos:

Australian Terrier Club of America Facebook Page

The ATCA has a Facebook Page with photos of Aussies, memes of Aussies at home and at play, and club announcements.  Check out the ATCA Facebook page.

Australian Terrier Rescue

If you are looking for a rescued Australian Terrier, please go to the AT Rescue website   or contact them via email at:

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