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About the Club

Formed in 1965 by a group of Terrier fanciers, the BC All Terrier Club’s purpose has always been to encourage and promote the various Terrier breeds. Goals include working towards the betterment of all dogs, and specifically to assist and educate owners of terriers in their proper care and handling. By involving themselves in breed shows, obedience trials, puppy matches and public functions, the members make it their mission to educate the public about the Terrier group while encouraging sportsmanship and fellowship in all matters pertaining to purebred Terriers.

Our Mission & Vision

From the BCATC Constitution

The purposes of the Society shall be:

a. To encourage the development and quality breeding of dogs of the Terrier Group.

b. To cooperate with the Canadian Kennel Club towards the betterment of all dogs and to assist and educate owners of Terriers in the proper care and handling of terrier dogs.

c. To hold Terrier Specialty shows, trials, performance events, puppy matches and futurity stakes either by itself or in conjunction with other clubs or societies and to abide by the principles of the Canadian Kennel Club Code of Ethics.

d. To encourage people to study breed standards and rules pertaining to shows, trials and related functions.

e. To foster and encourage sportsmanship and good fellowship in all matters pertaining to pure bred dogs.

f. To operate on a non-profit basis. Any resulting surplus funds shall not be used to the benefit of any member of the Society. The operations of the Society are to be carried out in the Province of British Columbia. The office of the Society shall be the address of the President or Secretary or a designated law office within the province. This provision is alterable.

Get involved:

The B.C. All Terrier Club welcomes all Terrier Fanciers as members. Annual Fees are $20.00 for Single, $30.00 for Household and $10.00 for Junior (15 years old or younger) membership.

After receiving the completed application and dues, the Membership Chairperson provides the candidate’s details to the BCATC membership (usually by email).  If no written objections are received within 21 days of the communication, the Executive committee shall accept the application. The signatures of two current members must support each membership application.

For more information
Contact our Membership Chair, Cheryle Goodfellow

Our executive team

President  Debbie Miyashita 
Vice President  Barry Truax
Secretary  Ilean Danby
Treasurer Travis Sapala
Membership Cheryle Goodfellow

Past President Margaret Jones

Show Chair Margaret Jones


Annual Statistics & Awards, Barry Truax
Club Newsletter Terrier TimesBarry Truax

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