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The Northern Border Terrier Club was formed on 1st December 1946

Welcome to The Northern Border Terrier Club

The border terrier enthusiasts club

The Northern Border Terrier Club was formed on 1st December 1946, the result of a meeting of 17 like minded Border Terrier enthusiasts at the Park House in Gosforth. From humble beginnings we are now the third most senior of the seven breed clubs in the UK. Only the Border Terrier Club and the Southern Border Terrier Club can lay claim to more years in service than us, founded in 1920 & 1930 respectively.

In geographical terms, The Northern Border Terrier Club is the closest to the natural home of the Border Terrier being that tract of Border country between England and Scotland bounded by the Cheviot Hills and the remote valleys of the Rede, Coquet (hence these terriers once being known by the name of the Coquetdale Terrier), North Tyne and Liddesdale, all famous for the traditional Border Shepherd Shows featuring classes for Border Terriers. The Border Terrier as a breed in its own right was recognised by the Kennel Club in 1920.

The Border Terrier has become increasingly popular in the last decade or so, but with this increasing popularity the membership of the Northern Border Terrier Club has risen from the select few, post second world war, to the hundreds who enjoy the benefits of the club today.

Whatever the outcome of the present day political interference in the traditions of the countryside, one thing is undeniably certain, the Border Terrier will continue to influence and attract a countless number of devotees for whom this unique breed with its game terrier instinct holds such a firm place in so many hearts. The Northern Border Terrier Club is one of the guardians for the future of this beautiful breed, and long may they flourish with the correct breeding and care.