I am always willing to discuss the Border Terrier breed and answer questions. I love sharing my passion for these little brown dogs! I am an occasional breeder and when I do breed, it is with the purpose of maintaining and improving the breed. I plan my litters by evaluating the contribution my dogs can make to breed type and overall temperament and carefully consider which mate will best complement structure, type and personality. I comply with the BTCA Code of Ethics and BTCA recommendations for health clearances for dogs who will be bred (cardiac, patellas, hips, eyes, and the SLEM DNA test which became available in October 2017). Reggie, my first conformation dog, was included in the first group of Border Terriers to receive a CHICregistration.
I joined the Border Terrier Club of America (BTCA) "parent club" in 2000. In addition to having served as a BTCA Board member and Officer, I have also been a member of several parent club committees and am currently serving as a Chairman of the BTCA Breed Book Committee.
I am also a member, past President and current Vice President of the Border Terrier Club of Central Ohio (BTCCO) regional club and a member and current Corresponding Secretary of the Central Ohio Kennel Club. I previously belonged to Wild Weavers (no longer in business), Agility and Rally for Fun (ARF), and Columbus All-Breed Training Club but my knees don't allow me run agility anymore so it made sense to drop those memberships.
Additionally, I am an AKC Earthdog Judge and qualified to judge all class levels (Intro to Quarry through Master). I just love watching terriers do what they were originally bred for and have judged earthdog tests throughout the Midwest, in Virginia, and in Canada.