Welcome to the WTCA
Member of the American Kennel Club.
Organized in 1900
The Objectives of the club are:
- To encourage and promote quality in the breeding of pure-bred Welsh Terriers and to do all possible to bring their natural working 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 Welsh Terriers shall be judged.
- To do all in its power to protect and advance the interests of the breed and to encourage sportsmanlike competition at dog shows and obedience trials.
- To conduct sanctioned matches and specialty shows (and obedience trials) under the rules of The American Kennel Club.
- To encourage the organization of independent local Welsh Terrier Specialty Clubs in those localities where there are sufficient fanciers of the breed to meet the requirements of The American Kennel Club.
The Club holds its conformation specialty show at the Montgomery County Kennel Club All-Terrier Show each October and one or two floating specialties at other locations each year. It's Annual Meeting, Banquet and Boutique of Welshie merchandise also take place on Montgomery weekend. The WTCA sponsors trophies and awards for exhibitor in conformation and performance events. It also operates WTCARES, a nationwide rescue service for Welsh Terriers. Members receive the Welsh Wag quarterly newsletter and the annual WTCA Yearbook. Through various programs and publications, the WTCA strives to educate both pre-breed dog enthusiasts and the general public about all aspects of the Welsh Terrier.