ABOUT THE ENGLISH TOY TERRIER CLUB

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The English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan) Club, originally titled ‘The Miniature Black and Tan Terrier Club’ (founded 1938), is here to promote and support the breed as a whole. We aim for our site to be valuable for anybody with an interest in English Toy Terriers including our American friends where the ETT is known as the Manchester Terrier (Toy).

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.

So, who are your committee?

THE COMMITTEE

Elected 2017

Jan Fiers

Jan Fiers

Chairman

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.

Michelle Wild

Michelle Wild

Vice Chair

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.

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.

Graham Newton

Graham Newton

Membership Secretary | Health/Welfare | Website

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:

Graham Newton (Tettoy) lives with his wife Pat and 6 ETTs in North Lincolnshire. Graham was a Business Development Manger with Procter and Gamble before retiring. He has been on the committee for 10 years serving as Treasurer for 4 years and shop manager, membership secretary and website co ordinator for 8 years.

 

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

Serve the ETT Club members and the wider ETT community by making a difference.

Graeme Dixon

Graeme Dixon

Thumbprints Co-Ordinator

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

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

Kim Ross

Kim Ross

Discover Dogs Co-ordinator

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 Shop 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“.

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.

Richard Burdon

Richard Burdon

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.

Rob McLeod

Rob McLeod

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.

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.