What We Do…
The Health Committee tracks general and breed specific canine research in communication with the AKC Canine Health Foundation, veterinary schools and other sources. NTCA helps to support AKC-CHF funded research that is relevant to Norwich terriers. Our most recent NTCA-sponsored research studies include: Dr. Bryden Stanley’s multi-site clinical study on the Norwich Terrier Upper Airway Syndrome (NTUAS) based at the College of Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University, and Dr. Kurt Williams study to characterize developmental lung disease in Norwich terrier puppies.
National Specialty Weekend
The Annual National Specialty conformation show is held in October in conjunction with the Montgomery County Kennel Club all terrier show. This is the largest all terrier event in the country with large entries in our Breed. It is also a special weekend for our Club and includes seminars, the annual awards banquet and our annual membership meeting. All these events are open to non-club members.
The Norwich Store is our on-line shop featuring Norwich-inspired gifts, accessories and clothing.
Agility and Obedience trials around the US are supported and promoted by the Club.
Meet the Breed is an event is held in conjunction with AKC shows to provide an opportunity for the public to meet and interact directly with Norwich terriers and owners in an informal setting.
Educational forums on health and other topics are usually held in conjunction with the annual Specialty in October.
The club is resource to the AKC for the Judges’ Education program and provides informal ringside mentors for provisional AKC judges.
Protect Norwich Terriers
The Rescue Committee provides a network across the country to assist in situations when a dog needs a new home or is found in a shelter. The committee arranges temporary foster care and medical treatment if needed.
The Registry Integrity Committee is our first line of defense against unscrupulous breeders who attempt to represent and sell a Norwich-mix as a purebred AKC registered Norwich using false or fabricated pedigrees.
The elected club delegate to the AKC attends quarterly meetings, committee meetings and special events.
The Club supports and promotes three regional Norwich clubs: The Lone Star Norwich Terrier Club in Texas, Norwich Terrier Club of Northern California and the Norwich Terrier Club of Greater Chicago in Illinois.