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    — Operating since 1998 —

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

ATLANTA TERRIER CLUB SPECIALITY SHOW - Thursday, October 19, 2017  + three days of additional dog shows


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 1998, 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.