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Northeast Border Terrier Club
    The NBTC was founded in May, 1985, at the Windham County KC show in CT when a small group of Border Terrier owners and breeders decided it was time to "get organized". The founders were sitting at a picnic table enjoying chicken BBQ while discussing the pros and cons of starting a new club, that may have been an omen about future gatherings. Throughout the year NBTC functions are often the scenes of delicious lunches that go far beyond the usual "pot luck" fare. 

    Among the founding members were people who had bred Borders for many years and were very active in the Border Terrier Club of America. They were unfailingly generous with their expertise and time guiding newer members along the way to responsible stewardship of the breed and we are grateful for their kindness. NBTC members exhibit a friendly and supportive attitude unsurpassed in the "dog world".  Many of us have found that friendships formed by the initial interest in Border Terriers have grown to encompass much more.

    That May show was & still is the first outdoor show in the season in NE and draws many Border Terrier owners who look forward to seeing friends. A BTCA sanctioned Sweepstakes is held at the show and an NBTC meeting and "pot luck" lunch are held after the judging

    At the request of NBTC the BTCA now supports the entry of many events, including conformation shows, earthdog tests, obedience, agility and rally events throughout the year. The NBTC offers prizes at those events and some other earthdog events that draw substantial entries of Borders.

     In 1995 the NBTC hosted the independent BTCA National Specialty in Stowe, VT, following that by hosting the 1999 National Specialty in Gardner, MA, the 50th Anniversary of the BTCA. In 2004 the NBTC again hosted the BTCA National Specialty in Gardner, MA. The NBTC has also hosted various earlier BTCA National Specialties in conjunction with regular AKC shows.

    Two NBTC Founding Members have been recognized by the NBTC in a unique way. They were affectionately referred to as "The Two Kates." The club published booklets containing articles written by them and about them. Learn more here



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