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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



Good dogs come from good breeders.  Good breeders strive to improve their breeds while considering canine health, temperament, training and promoting responsible dog ownership.

Part art, part science, and total devotion, breeding is exciting and challenging.  The ATCA and the AKC is here to support you on this amazing journey with information on a variety of topics.  The goal is to provide a self-paced  course for new dog breeders in a comprehensive program with the “need to know” information, such as canine anatomy, selection, kennel blindness, pedigrees and genetics.


The ATCA has Breeder Mentors who are willing to share their expertise by phone, email, or zoom meeting with aspiring current and prospective Australian Terrier owners interested in breeding.  An Australian Terrier Breeder who has been designated as a Breeder Mentor has been an ATCA member, in good standing, for a minimal of 5 years. Mentors have bred multiple litters and have earned AKC conformation, performance and/or companion event titles on a minimum of 4 dogs from AKC litters, or equivalent that they bred or co-bred. 

The Breeder Mentors have knowledge of the Australian Terrier Standard, and good breeding practices, including appropriate health testing. They also know, or are willing to find, where to refer someone for any information they cannot provide.

Caren Holtby —

Eva Campbell —




AKC Resources for Breeder Education

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