• Welcome to our club site.

    — Operating since 1995 —

    Our club is a great place to have fun and share your love of terriers.

  • Monthly Meetings

    — Many Fun Events—

    Check out our calendar to see what is coming next.

  • Member Benefits

    —Always helping one another—

    Check out our membership page for details.

Earthdog Report

The first Atlanta Terrier Club / Dachshund Club of Metro Atlanta joint earthdog tests were held at club member Jenny Baum’s farm in Madison, GA over the weekend of March 14- 15. There was an encouraging entry for the first event at our new site, with a lot of positive feedback from competitors. The Intro, Junior and Senior den sites were all close to the parking area, and the Master walk- ups though the woods provided the dogs with great opportunities to explore before homing in on the scent trail.

Earthdog events provide our terriers with an opportunity to perform the roles for which they were originally bred (although not all of them have read the rule book!), and it is therefore important that, as a terrier club, we continue to offer our dogs the chance to hone their natural instincts. fine job. Anyone interested in becoming involved with earthdog events should contact Karen Waldon at karenrwaldon@gmail.com.


 Successful Spring Specialty

The Atlanta Terrier Club held its first Spring Specialty show at

the Peach Blossom Cluster in Perry, GA on April 12, 2015. The Georgia

National Fairgrounds are very extensive with space for many

related activities, such as earthdog, agility, clinics and seminars.

With a record entry of 347 dogs, there was plenty to see, with

tiers of spectator seating to make sure no-one missed anything.

Show co-ordinator, Ann Thomas, had worked tirelessly to make

sure everything went without a hitch.

Sharon Abmeyer and her team provided a ringside breakfast, and

a luncheon, which, judging by the speed with which all the food

was consumed, were well-received and appreciated by all who


Full results can be found at onofrio.com

Got Terrier?

Come and join the Atlanta Terrier Club for fun with your dog.


Why Join?

So your family includes a terrier.  You want to know more about him, how to care for both his physical and emotional well-being and how to have fun with him.  At Atlanta Terrier Club meetings, we can help you become involved with showing dogs, and offer opportunities to try out a variety of other activities, such as Earthdog, Nosework and Agility. There are also informational talks. Recent programs have covered health topics such as eye disease, digestive issues and orthopedic problems, and ‘how to’ seminars on subjects such as the techniques of grooming, and obedience training.  There’s also the real fun stuff like our picnic in the spring and the Christmas Party with the traditional, highly entertaining, Yankee Swap!

If any of these activities appeal to you, come along to our meetings and get to know us. Contact any Board member so that we know to expect you and can make you welcome.



Atlanta Terrier Club

The Atlanta Terrier Club
 was established in 1995, and is an AKC sanctioned group club that promotes all breeds of the Terrier Group.  We meet monthly in the Atlanta area.  Our meetings cover topics such as care, grooming, feeding, breeding, health, exhibiting, and behavior of the terrier breeds.

We sponsor conformation, earthdog, obedience and agility events, all in accordance with AKC rules and regulations. Qualifiers of our conformation, obedience and earthdog events earn participants points towards AKC titles.

Terrier Info

Those of us who have shared our homes with terriers have become well acquainted with the distinctive terrier personality. These are intelligent, energetic dogs whose sizes range from fairly small, as in the Norfolk, Cairn or West Highland White Terrier, to the aristocratic looking Airedale Terrier. Terriers typically have to be taught tolerance for other animals, including other dogs.

Their forebears were bred for vermin control, and many have retained the independence of thought and action, which made them such efficient hunters. Most terriers have wiry coats that require special grooming, known as stripping, in order to maintain a characteristic appearance, but pet terriers can be clipped. In general, they make engaging pets, but require owners with the determination to match their dogs' lively characters.