ABOUT THE CLUB

 

ABOUT THE CLUB

 

We are the English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan) Club

The Only Official Club Recognised by the Kennel Club est. 1938.

The English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan) Club, originally entitled ‘The Miniature Black and Tan Terrier Club’ (founded 1938), is here to promote, support and develop the breed in its entirety anywhere around the world.

The objectives of the English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan) Club are:

  1. To do all in its power to protect and advance the interests of the breed.
  2. To promote the responsible ownership of the breed.
  3. To encourage the breeding of sound, typical and healthy dogs of good temperament, in accordance with The Kennel Club Breed Standard
  4. To encourage and support the exhibition and judging of dogs in accordance with the recognized Kennel Club Breed Standard.

 

We have a dedicated membership and committee who actively promote and give information to anybody wishing to find out more about our very special breed. You’ll find us at Discover Dogs, London and Crufts every year, feel free to contact us, we’re a friendly bunch and we would love to hear from you.

English Toy Terrier Club Membership

The English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan) Club, is formed of a committee and its members. If you have an interest in the breed and would like to join the Club you can do so by downloading and reviewing the Club Rules, Club Code of Conduct and a Club Membership Application Form from the links below. The application form can be completed as a single or joint membership and must be proposed and seconded by an existing member. The application form can then be forwarded to the Membership Secretary for presentation and approval by the Committee.
Being a member of the only breed club officially recognised by the Kennel Club brings with it many benefits both to the member and the breed itself. The on-going membership subscriptions (details can be found on the application form) and the efforts of the members ensure that the breed club can support the health, welfare and development of the breed. While the remainder of the funds are used by the Club to provide events, seminars, shows and many other activities for its members.

THE COMMITTEE

Elected 2018

Richard Burdon

Richard Burdon

Chair | Show Manager

Kennel Name: Rimsand

How long have you been a member of the ETT (B&T) Club? 4 Years

How long have you been a member of the committee? 2 Years

Tell us about yourself:

My wife, Andrea, and I established the Rimsand kennel in 1992 with Border Terriers, later with Lakeland Terriers and now ETTs. I am a third generation “terrier-man” and both my parents were successful breeders and Championship show judges. Like them I have held a number of positions on breed clubs and general canine society clubs including Secretary, Treasurer and general committee member.

What do you hope to achieve by being a member of the committee?

As Show Manager I hope to ensure all three Club Shows run smoothly for the members, exhibitors and judges.

Jan Fiers

Jan Fiers

Vice Chair | Health & Safety Co-ordinator | Health

Kennel Name: Lokeren

Club member since: 2005

Committee member since: 2008

Tell us about yourself:

I am semi-retired, previously a Senior HR and Health and Safety Manager holding degrees in both subjects. Married to Pedro and have Lettie our ETT, plus 5 Whippets, Bingo, Banjo, Buster Flash and Hydee and last but not least 3 Italian Greyhounds, Gypsy, Laura and Merlin.

 

What do you hope to achieve by being a member of the committee?

To ensure that the breed continues to be bred positively providing sound, healthy stock who could do a good job at their initial breeding purpose, rat catching.

 

Anything you’d like to add?

As a numerically small breed it is paramount that all members and non-members work for the good of the breed and deal with everyone in the breed honestly, courteously and without malice. The committee want to ensure that activities are available and open to all whatever their point of view.

Patricia Newton

Patricia Newton

Secretary

Kennel Name: Tettoy

How long have you been a member of the ETT (B&T) Club? 12 Years

How long have you been a member of the committee? 9 Years

Tell us about yourself:

When leaving school I joined an insurance company as Secretary to the Boss. After a career break to have 2 children I returned to work as a Business Manager at a local Infant School managing the budget and all the daily administration that goes with running a school. I was in this position for nearly 30 years until I eventually retired.

 

What do you hope to achieve by being a member of the committee?

The smooth running of a breed club to the satisfaction of club members.

Rob McLeod | Judges Sub-committee

Rob McLeod | Judges Sub-committee

Treasurer

Kennel Name: Dunline

How long have you been a member of the ETT (B&T) Club? 4 Years

How long have you been a member of the committee? 2 Years

Tell us about yourself:

Retired Accountant. Shown dogs for over 30 years (Poodles, Canaan Dogs, Min. Pins, Japanese Chins and ETTs). Awarded CCs in Poodles and ETTs. Currently a member of 2 General Championship Show Committees and also a Utility Group Society.

 

What do you hope to achieve by being a member of the committee?

Use my financial skills to ensure members have meaningful information provided at the AGM. Ensure that Club funds are managed and used to the advantage/benefit of the members.

Graeme Dixon

Graeme Dixon

Thumbprints Co-Ordinator | Puppy Liaison

Kennel Name: Lasagesse

How long have you been a member of the ETT (B&T) Club? Since 2015

How long have you been a member of the committee? Since 2017

Tell us about yourself:

I am married to Lisa, we live in the North East of England with our 3 sons and 5 ETTs.  I work as Marketing Director for SBD having worked in the business for over 30 years. I am fairly new to this wonderful breed having re-homed my first dog a little over 4 years ago. I enjoy the ETT show scene having started showing just 2 years ago, however I am not altogether new to dog showing as I previously owned and showed German Shorthaired Pointers in the mid 1980’s. So showing for me is a bit of unfinished business as my ambition has always been to own a Champ and breed a Champ, something I did not achieve in GSPs.

 

What do you hope to achieve by being a member of the committee?

To work with all ETT club members and enthusiasts to build a healthy and sustainable breed within an inclusive club. Bringing new ideas, new skill sets and a desire to drive change for the betterment of the breed.

Nick Gourley

Nick Gourley

Judges Sub-Committee Co-ordinator | JCF Rep & Breed Liaison Officer

Kennel Name: Witchstone

How long have you been a member of the ETT (B&T) Club? 20 Years

How long have you been a member of the committee? 15 Years

Tell us about yourself:

The UK’s Our Dogs Top ETT Breeders since 2005 by virtue of the degree of success that Witchstone ETT’s have enjoyed in the show ring.
I am a Kennel Club member and sit on the Kennel Club’s Show Executive Committee.
I am a Director, Vice Chairman and Chief Steward of Birmingham Dog Show Society who host the National Dog Show.
I am a former ETT Club Secretary and Chairman of Committee.

 

What do you hope to achieve by being a member of the committee?

Continue to support new and existing Club members and their dogs. To promote the breed across the UK as well as on an International basis.
To help with the successful management of the Club’s affairs on behalf of its members

Steve Inch

Steve Inch

Media Sub-Committee Co-ordinator

Kennel Name: Edalene

How long have you been a member of the ETT (B&T) Club? 5 Years

How long have you been a member of the committee? New member

Tell us about yourself:

Prior to retiring I was responsible, amongst other things, for the promotion and marketing of the City Of Glasgow and ran several high profile campaigns.

 

What do you hope to achieve by being a member of the committee?

I hope I can use some of my experience to help put together a more coordinated and coherent approach to the marketing of both the Breed Club and our wonderful breed.

 

Colin Haffenden

Colin Haffenden

Membership Secretary

Kennel Name: Nasabe

How long have you been a member of the ETT (B&T) Club?  4 years

How long have you been a member of the committee?  a few months

Tell us about yourself:

My father was a shepherd so I grew up working with collies and moved on to working Jack Russell Terriers. I served 15 years on the National Committee of Jack Russell Terrier Club of Britain – 10 of which as National Treasurer. I’m happily married to Hazel, with 3 daughters and 5 grand children. I currently run my own accountancy practice with Hazel.

 

What do you hope to achieve by being a member of the committee?

To meet and work alongside like minded people to promote the English Toy Terrier

Tim Harman

Tim Harman

Cup Steward

Kennel Name: Boimans

How long have you been a member of the ETT (B&T) Club? 21 years

How long have you been a member of the committee? Several months

Tell us about yourself:

I along with my wife Jan have been showing and breeding dogs since 1977, having started with English Setters.
Twenty one years ago we acquired, by accident, our first Toy Terrier who proved to be a great little showman and sire. His descendants are being shown very successfully today.
I have held several positions such as Secretary and Show Manager of a general open show society and am keenly involved with ringcraft training.

 

What do you hope to achieve by being a member of the committee?

I would like to be a productive committee member using my years of involvement within the world of show dogs to best advantage for this fantastic little breed, including all aspects of ETT ownership.

Derfel Owen

Derfel Owen

Breed Education | Judges Sub-Committee

Kennel Name: Sirfon

How long have you been a member of the ETT (B&T) Club?  Almost 25 years

How long have you been a member of the committee?  A few months

Tell us about yourself:

I have been a member of the English Toy Terrier Club for almost 25 years and have been actively interested and engaged with the breed throughout that time. I was first involved as a junior member and was actively involved with the Kennel Club Junior Organisation (the precursor to the YKC) at the time, luckily winning their Junior of the Year award in 1997 for a project on the English Toy Terrier. I had to take more of a back seat in the show ring from 2000 when I chose to move a long way from home to study at university but maintained my interest, owned and handled a small number of ETTs in partnership. I have awarded CCs in English Toy Terriers since 2010.

 

What do you hope to achieve by being a member of the committee?

As a member of the committee I would hope to bring skills and experience from my years of involvement with dogs and from my career in education. I have experience of supporting breed clubs and general dog show societies to organise events and shows and would be active in supporting the club with such activities and exploring new, innovative ways to support the breed club and its members.

Kim Ross

Kim Ross

Discover Dogs Co-ordinator | Media Sub-Committee

Kennel Name: N/A

How long have you been a member of the ETT (B&T) Club? 6 Years

How long have you been a member of the committee? New member

Tell us about yourself:

I’m married to Lee and my youngest son, Ryan, is the handler. I work at Eyre Group in Cambridge and I head the M&E Special Projects department working primarily in the education and health sector. I’ve been a dog lover all my life and have always felt that ETTs are a little bit special.

 

What do you hope to achieve by being a member of the committee?

To support our wonderful breed and the membership and hopefully help the club maximise its potential as a model for others to follow.

Jan Harman

Jan Harman

Breed Stand Co-ordinator

Kennel Name: Boimans

How long have you been a member of the ETT (B&T) Club? 21 Years

How long have you been a member of the committee? Several months

Tell us about yourself:

I have been actively involved in all aspects of dog showing since 1977.
I am also Chief Steward for Eastbourne and District Canine Society and having been a teacher, I love the ringcraft aspect of this club.
Along with my husband we have bred or owned UK and European champion ETTs as well as CC and RCC winners. Our first Toy Terrier won the dog ticket at Crufts in 1998. Both myself and Tim came into this breed from a Gundog background having had English Setters for nearly forty years.

 

What do you hope to achieve by being a member of the committee?

I would like to provide a balanced and measured viewpoint within committee and would hope that this could be used constructively on matters arising from all aspects of our wonderful breed.

My mantra is going to be “lets all work together for the betterment of our breed“.

Julie Baldwin

Julie Baldwin

Judges Sub-Committee

Kennel Name: Kadaz

How long have you been a member of the ETT (B&T) Club?  20 years

How long have you been a member of the committee? Several months

Tell us about yourself:

I work in Sales administration in Lichfield. I no longer show dogs, but I have had champions in ETT’s and Min Pins (all home bred).  My ETT girl Ch Kadaz Authentic won BOB at Crufts in 2011, and my Min Pin, Ch Petaz Arizona was one of the youngest red males to get his title. I award CC’s in English Toy Terriers and Affenpinschers and will judge L/C Chihuahua’s at WKC this year, for the first time. I hope to get passed for Italian Greyhounds, Min Pins and Shih Tzu’s in the very near future.

 

What do you hope to achieve by being a member of the committee?

I like to think I can give a calm, measured argument when required. I’m not afraid of hard work and I’m ready to get stuck in where needed.  I’ve stewarded at shows a couple of times over the years and in my early days in the breed helped out at Discover Dogs.  I was previously Show Manager at Birmingham Toy Dog, a position I held for many years.

Michelle Wild

Michelle Wild

Welfare Officer

Kennel Name: Shanedale

How long have you been a member of the ETT (B&T) Club? 20 Years

How long have you been a member of the committee? 4 months

Tell us about yourself:

We began with English Toy Terriers(B&T) in 1997 when we bought our first one for our daughter Leanne. I had previously shown Pomeranians and Horses. We have owned and bred 3 Champions in the breed. I am a qualified dog groomer although I have had to give it up due to health problems.

What do you hope to achieve by being a member of the committee?

I hope to be able to bring new ideas to the table and be a good listener to new comers. I think that it is important that the club moves forward into the future and that we all pull together as custodians of such a lovely breed.

THE MEDIA SUB-COMMITTEE

 

Steve Inch

Steve Inch

Media Sub-committee Co-Ordinator | Marketing | Photography | Annual Calendar Editor

Kennel Name: Edalene

How long have you been a member of the ETT (B&T) Club? 5 Years

How long have you been a member of the committee? New member

Tell us about yourself:

Prior to retiring I was responsible, amongst other things, for the promotion and marketing of the City Of Glasgow and ran several high profile campaigns.

 

What do you hope to achieve by being a member of the committee?

I hope I can use some of my experience to help put together a more coordinated and coherent approach to the marketing of both the Breed Club and our wonderful breed.

 

Holly Nowell

Holly Nowell

Media Sub-committee | Web Design & Photography

Kennel Name: N/A

How long have you been a member of the ETT (B&T) Club? 1 year

How long have you been a member of the committee? New member

Tell us about yourself:
I live in Newcastle with my partner, Sarah and my two ETTs Lumen and Ludo (who feature alongside their pals around the website). By day I work in digital marketing and by night I’m a freelance videographer, skills I hope might come in handy. I’m very new to the breed, having brought home my first ETT in 2016.

We wandered into the show scene in 2017 and are having fun figuring it all out. You might find us lost and confused in a show ring near you.

What do you hope to achieve by being a member of the committee?
I hope to aid in efforts to raise awareness of our very special breed.

Sarah Crossling

Sarah Crossling

Media Sub-committee | Graphic Design

Kennel Name: N/A

How long have you been a member of the ETT (B&T) Club? 1 year

How long have you been a member of the committee? New member

Tell us about yourself:
I am new to the breed, my ETTs Ludo & Lumen being my first dogs, however I have worked in various areas of the pet industry for the last 10 years. I now run a pet apparel business, Absolute Hound, which I set up in 2017. Along with that and my day job, I’m a freelance designer and photographer. I have had an interest in dogs/showing for a long time but have only recently stepped into the ring.

What do you hope to achieve by being a member of the committee?
My aim is to help promote the breed by using my design skills to create printed and digital materials to raise the profile of the ETT, building on all of the hard work the committee and club members have done so far.

THE JUNIOR SUB-COMMITTEE

 

Ryan Ross

Ryan Ross

Junior Sub-Committee Observer

Kennel Name: N/A

How long have you been a member of the ETT (B&T) Club? 5 Years

How long have you been a member of the committee? New member

Tell us about yourself:

I’ve been showing dogs since I was 8. I started showing Min Pins and now currently show English Toy Terriers and Italian Greyhounds. I’ve made up 2 English Toy Terriers and helped many others.

 

What do you hope to achieve by being a member of the committee?

I hope to make the club a club for everyone to be apart of. A club where everyone is welcomed and helps people solve all of their issues. I am hopeful we can make a club that everyone is proud of.