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May 7

The Midland Border Terrier Club Championship Show

The Midland Border Terrier Club Championship Show will be held on Sunday 1st August 2021 at Asfordby Acres, Hoby Road, Asfordby, nr Melton Mowbray, Leics LE14 3TL

The Judges are,  Mrs C Archibald (Dogs) & Mrs L M Ward (Bitches)

Schedules, entry forms and online entry will be available subject to Covid situation

May 1

Re-start of DNA Testing for SLEM in the UK

Further to the previous announcement from the Breed Health Group, it would seem that there is some confusion as to why applications for SLEM tests to be carried out by the Kennel Club Genetics Centre (KCGC) are being routed via the Health Group and the Border Terrier Club, and not directly to the KCGC at Cambridge.

To clarify once more – the Border Terrier Club and the Border Terrier Breed Health Group are dealing with the detailed order taking, charging for and distribution of DNA testing kits at the request of the Kennel Club Genetics Centre (KCGC). This is because the Cambridge Team, though ready to carry out the tests, has not yet been able to set up the appropriate administration, ordering, charging and distribution systems necessary before opening its DNA testing service for general business. The involvement of the Border Terrier Health Group and the Border Terrier Club was agreed as a way of speeding up by several months, the re-introduction of DNA SLEM Testing in the UK.

Dr Cathryn Mellersh at the KCGC has said that if anyone has any questions as to the methods being used in this interim period, she is happy to answer them.

Meantime it is confirmed that in the first week following the announcement of the system, a total of 22 testing kits have been requested and despatched to Border Terrier owners.

Please click for the update:
BHG Website

Feb 23

Research Into Cushing’s Syndrome At Nottingham University

Researchers at the University of Nottingham’s School of Veterinary Medicine and Science are interested in investigating the characteristics of Cushing’s Syndrome within the Border Terrier breed and would be interested in hearing from owners of dogs affected by the disease, and also in details of dogs which have previously died from it.

This is one of the conditions being monitored by the Breed Health Group and we would encourage as many owners as possible to respond. We would also be grateful if these owners could also fill in our own health survey form.

Eddie Houston

Breed Health Co-ordinator


Oct 26

The Midland Border Terrier February 2021 Open Show

It is with regret that the officers and committee of The Midland Border Terrier Club Show have decided to cancel the February 2021 open show.

Due to Government guidelines regarding social distancing and public gatherings, which are doubtful to be lifted in the very near future, there really is no option.

As well as all of this and most important we are mindful that the health and well being of all of our exhibitors, judges, stewards, and helpers is of paramount importance.

It is very disappointing for everyone but health and safety comes before a dog show and we look forward to seeing you at some point in 2021.

The Club have rearranged the 2020 Championship Show to be at The Birmingham National Dog Show on terrier day, 6th May 2021. The Midland ring will be adjacent to the Birmingham National Border Terrier ring with opposite sex’s judged in parallel.

This change of date has been approved by the KC and is subject to any restrictions relating to Government / KC advice on Covid-19