About The Airedale Terrier Club of America

The Airedale Terrier Club of America (ATCA), founded in 1900, is the parent club of the breed in the United States and the official spokes-organization for the breed with the American Kennel Club.

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The ATCA’s constitutional objectives are:

  • To encourage and promote quality in the breeding of pure-bred Airedale Terriers and to do all possible to bring their natural qualities to perfection.
  • To urge members and breeders to accept the standard of the breed as approved by the American Kennel Club as the only standard of excellence by which the breed shall be judged.
  • To educate judges about the standard of the breed as approved by the American Kennel Club.
  • To do all in its power to protect and advance the interests of the breed and to encourage sportsmanlike competition at dog shows, obedience and agility trials, field and hunting events, and other types of performance competitions; and to support rescue/adoption activities.

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The Airedale Terrier Club of America ( ATCA ), founded in 1900, is the parent club of the breed in the United States and the official spokes-organization for the breed with the American Kennel Club.

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ATCA Annual Banquet It’s that time of year again when you need to be thinking about the wonderful ATCA Banquet and Silent & Live Auction at the Empress Room .  The menu we have in store is sure to cure any appetite you may bring, along with wine, beer and soft drinks to satisfy your […]

The Airedale Terrier Club of America (ATCA) is proud to announce that the America Kennel Club (AKC) has now included the Airedale in the list of breeds eligible to run in AKC Retriever Hunt Tests, effective August 1st, 2019.   The Airedale Terrier has a long history as a versatile hunting dog in the US.  The […]

The Montgomery County National Specialty will be held Otober 6, 2019 in Blue Bell, PA…

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