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The Midland Bedlington Terrier Club is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year!

We have some specials planned to celebrate this milestone.

Our first event is the February Open Show, where all exhibitors will receive a commemorative gift. Click on the button below for full details

We will have our merchandise stand at Crufts by the Bedlingtons ring 9 in Hall 2, with lots of Bedlington goodies including some 60th Anniversary specials. We will also have volunteers with dogs to meet you at the Discover Dogs stand on all 4 days.

On Wednesday 10th April we are inviting members to a 60th Anniversary Celebration Lunch at The Kennel Club, 10 Clarges Street, London.

The day will start at 11.30 with tea/coffee and a guided tour of the gallery & library - tailored to the Bedlington Terrier. Followed by a pre lunch drink at the bar before the 3 course set lunch in the dining room.

The cost of this special MBTC Birthday event will be £48.50 per person, and includes a glass of bubbles, a three course set lunch with a glass of wine, followed by coffee and chocolates.

Please note: Kennel Club rules apply - gentlemen are required to wear a suit or jacket, trousers and tie, similar standards of dress are expected of ladies (smart trouser suits are acceptable). Jeans, leggings and trainers are not acceptable.

Bookings to be made via our secretary, Yvonne Bannister. 

Payment accepted by cheque or bank transfer.

Places are limited so book in early to avoid disappointment.

Last date for bookings to be paid is 13th March 2024.

Click the buttons for more information and the booking form

June will be our double Championship Show, details and schedules now available. Again, we will have commemorative gifts for all exhibitors (different to the February gifts) and both shows have generous sponsorship from Burns Dog Food.

The MBTC are supporting entries for a number of shows in 2024, please support these shows and judges, so we can help them progress

Having been established in 1964 by a group of Midlands enthusiasts.
Founder members were Stan and Olive Stones of Stanolly Kennel fame, who acted as Secretaries, Fred Cross (President) and Mary Taunt (Chairman). The Club was set up to serve owners, breeders and exhibitors. The objects of the Club are to promote the health, welfare and showing of Bedlington Terriers.

This year we are very pleased to announce we have been awarded a 2nd Championship show by the Kennel Club, this is in recognition of our successful shows over the last few years. We will hold both Championship shows on 15th June 2024 at the Kennel Club Building in Stoneleigh Park. Schedules will be online very soon!

Although the youngest of the three breed clubs the MBTC is loyally supported by its members at the two open shows and one championship show which it holds each year. The Club also holds breed seminars and fun days.

Since 1964 club shows have been held at various venues in the Midlands, including Freehay Village Hall near Cheadle in North Staffordshire, Calf Heath Village Hall, Wolverhampton, The Canine Academy at Tollerton just outside Nottingham, Whitacre Village Hall just off junction 9 of the M42, Yelvertoft Village Hall, Northamptonshire, Corley Village Hall near Coventry, Roade Village Hall Northamptonshire and The Kennel Club building at Stoneleigh.

Pet owners, interested spectators and aspiring exhibitors are always welcome at our shows, and can be assured of a friendly greeting and. if needed, a helping hand with tips on showing and grooming. In recent years we have added 'Have A Go' classes for newcomers, which have proved quite popular and fun. We plan to continue with these and maybe some other enter on the day events too.

The Club also encourages the aspiring judge by offering appointments to both breed and non-breed specialists at open shows.

All dog clubs are encouraged by the Kennel Club to promote the development of breed understanding by holding seminars, and the Midland Bedlington Terrier Club has organised seminars on movement and conformation, KC Rules and Regulations, Stewarding, judging procedures and assessments, as well as breed specific seminars and hands on assessment. The Club has also organised two successful seminars/workshops on grooming and trimming as well as running fun days.

We are pleased to announce with the support of the NBTC the Presentation of our Illustrated Interpretation of the UK Breed standard of the Bedlington Terrier which is now available on our own YouTube channel.

If you want to learn more click here!

 
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