Welcome to the new NTTC website.

The NTTC is comprised of Tenterfield Terrier clubs in the following States :  New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria and Western Australia. The Council was formed in 2006 and held its first AGM in 2007.  It's aim is to promote interest in and to develop, improve and educate judges, breeders, enthusiasts and the general public in the unique characteristics of the Tenterfield Terrier. 

Three to five executive officers can be elected by the State Clubs to run proceedings.  These officers do not vote.  All decisions voted upon at meetings are done so by Club representatives who put forward the decisions as directed by their specific Club.

Tenterfield Facts

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Tenterfield Terriers are the only dog in the terrier group where pups in one litter can be born with tails of varying lengths - referred to as a 'natural bob tail'.
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They were accepted as an Australian Breed in 2002, but have developed from English dogs of terrier type that came to Australia during the early colonial days.   
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They are versatile and intelligent, excelling in all canine sports including agility, flyball, tracking, earthdog trials and conformation shows.  More recently they have been trained as assistance dogs.
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The President of Finland welcomed a Tenterfield Terrier as his family dog in 2021.  They are increasing in popularity in Scandavia where the population is around 200 Tenterfields. 
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Tenterfield Terrier's have been exported to other countries, including  Japan and Canada.
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They were initially bred as ratting dogs so are small, quick, agile and alert.  Their coat is smooth and their colour is predominantly white.
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They are a great companion dog and suit most family situations.  They will match an active young family or be content to relax on the lounge or fit easily in the car for short or long journeys.  
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There are similar types of ratting dog breeds in other countries including Brazil, Japan and the USA.

 

 



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