The Welsh Terrier Club of America (WTCA) was founded in 1900 as a member club of the American Kennel Club with the desire to protect the natural instincts and characteristics of the breed. This commitment lives on in the club today.
The WTCA encourages and promotes quality in the breeding of pure-bred Welsh Terriers and to do all possible to bring their natural working qualities to perfection. We urge members and breeders to accept the Standard of the breed as approved by The American Kennel Club as the only standard of excellence by which Welsh Terriers shall be judged.
Protecting the Interest of the Welsh Terrier
Our club does all in its power to protect and advance the interests of the breed and to encourage sportsmanlike competition at dog shows and performance events. We conduct specialty shows under the rules of The American Kennel Club.
In addition, our club encourages the organization of independent local Welsh Terrier Specialty Clubs in those localities where there are sufficient fanciers of the breed to meet the requirements of The American Kennel Club.