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The Australian Terrier Club of America, Inc.

Dedicated to the Advancement of Quality, Purebred Australian Terriers

AKC Parent Club Member 1977
Founded 1958



The Australian Terrier Club of America recognizes annually each member and dog who achieves an AKC title in the form of a complimentary plaque with the Club logo and the member’s name. The dog’s name and title and date will be on a gold adhesive bar to be added to the plaque. A member may purchase a second wooden plaque when the first one has been filled.


  • ATCA Awards are complimentary and are for members only.
  • In the case of co-ownership in performance and companion events, the owner of the dog must be an ATCA member. For conformation, the award will be made to the member whose name is listed first on the registration.
  • The title applied for must have been acquired after the person becomes an ATCA member.
  • Additional plaques may be ordered and paid for by written request to the Awards Chair.
  • All title awards must be applied for by the member to the Award’s Chair and the AKC title certificate must accompany the request.
  • Awards must be applied for within 24 months of the title date. 

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The Member Awards listed below have their own guidelines listed individually by title.  The guidelines and applications are found below.

ATCA Member Award (guidelines above) is a plaque with a gold adhesive bar with the dogs name

Register of Merit (ROM & ROM-Ex)  is a plaque. 

Performance Register of Merit (PROM & PROMX) is a plaque.

Versatility & Versatility Excellent Awards is a wooden plaque.

AKC Outstanding Sportsman Award is a medallion supplied annually by AKC.

ATCA Outstanding Achievement Award is a certificate.

Henderson Award is a certificate and $50 cash.

BREEDER AWARDS are awards offered for Breeder of Best in Sweeps, Breeder of Best in Sweeps Veteran and Breeder of Best of Breed at the National Specialty.  The breeder must be a member of ATCA.

Other awards to Member or dog achievements may be recognized on an individual basis.

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