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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



ATCA Membership

Members are part of a community dedicated to advancing the quality of the breed, promoting the interests of the breed and protecting the breed from private or commercial exploitation.

Benefits of Membership

  • Be a part of a passionate group of people who love the breed and want to work with others to help sustain the Australian Terrier.
  • Make friendships through a shared passion for the breed.
  • Education and Mentorship
  • Membership roster to stay connected with fellow ATCA members around the country
  • Access to the ATCA breeder referral service 
  • Access to Regional Clubs for local specialty shows and events
  • Subscription (via email) to the The Talkabout magazine published four times per year – includes club news, educational articles, information on member accomplishments and activities with their dogs.
  • Eligibility for ATCA awards presented at the annual membership banquet.
  • Receive periodic Club emails and mailings throughout the year and access to members-only section of the website.
  • Junior Scholarship program – More information available under the Junior Scholarship.

Responsibilities of Membership

  • Volunteer and get involved in Club activities 
  • Support Australian Terrier health studies, through participation and monetary contributions
  • Demonstrate good sportsmanship at all AKC and ATCA sponsored activities
  • Adhere to the Constitution and Bylaws
  • Support Australian Terrier Rescue 
Australian Terrier Puppies

How to Apply for Membership

To be eligible, you must have 2 sponsors who are current ATCA members in good standing for no less than 24 months. One Sponsor must have known the applicant for no less than 12 months.

Before applying for membership, many like to attend our annual National Specialty Show Weekend. All are welcome at the banquet, educational seminar, and other activities over that weekend. This is an ideal place to meet other Australian Terrier Owners and Breeders.

Membership Application Forms

These forms can be downloaded and completed by hand or online. The application and the COE are an online forms.

Complete the new member application, send it to the sponsors for signature and the submitting sponsor will send it along with your $45.00 application fee and annual dues to the Corresponding Secretary.

Pat Zupan,
ATCA Corresponding Secretary
28 Overlook Dr.
Jackson, NJ 08527-4810

You can email the completed and signed forms to Pat Zupan at the mail address below and pay online in our Aussie Store.

Please contact Pat Zupan with any questions.

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