The RTCA is under new leadership, it is the goal of this leadership to make this a club to be proud of, a membership club.
AKC HAS APPROVED THE EXTENSION FOR OPEN REGISTRATION FOR THE RAT TERRIER UNTIL JANUARY 1, 2023
NOTIFICATION JUNE 03 2018
CLUB MEMBER PRIVILEGES ARE ONLY AVAILABLE TO RTCA PAID CLUB MEMBERS WHO ARE IN GOOD STANDING PER RTCA BYLAWS
Rat Terrier Club of America "RTCA" is the official parent club for the Rat Terrier in the American Kennel Club "AKC". The breed is fully accepted into the Stud Book as of June 1, 2013. The Rat Terrier will also be eligible to compete in the Terrier Group & AKC will maintain an open registry for the breed until July 1, 2018.
The Rat Terrier Club of America was the first National organization to provide resources, information and a written standard for the Rat Terrier. Due to our club members and Board of Directors efforts, Rat Terriers are now an AKC full status breed and eligible for participation in all AKC conformation and performance events as of June 23rd 2013!
RTCA members help us fulfill the dream of the original board members to ensure integrity of the breed for the future of all fanciers. Please consider becoming a member of the RTCA and help our amazing Rat Terrier live on for generations!
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