Owing to the recent rise in the number of people affected by the Covid19 virus the BTC Officers and Committee have taken the decision to postpone the Annual General Meeting which was scheduled to take place on 24th July at 11:00am until further notice.

The health and safety of our members is paramount, and we do not wish to put their safety at risk unnecessarily.


We will notify members of a rescheduled date when it is appropriate to do so. In order to reduce costs the rescheduled date will be announced on the BTC Website and Facebook page.


We ask that you please keep checking the sites.

The BTC Trophy Show 2022


The Bull Terrier Club Trophy Show 2022


We hope everyone is well.

With the positive news of dog shows resuming soon, we wanted

to update everyone on next years’ Trophy Show.

It is The Bull Terrier Clubs intention to run the Trophy Show

next year, subject to Government Guidelines. As a result of

that, the selectors Joy Johnson, John Young, Steve Walker,

Teresa Westwood and Andrea gates will be attending the

scheduled forthcoming Championship shows as usual. All

animals shown in 2021 will be eligible for potential selection

for the major trophies at the Trophy Show in February 2022.

Just to clarify, animals first shown in 2019 will not be eligible for

this year’s Regent Trophy, However, if shown in 2021 they will be

eligible for potential selection for the Ormandy Jug for Dogs, the

Ormandy Jug for Bitches, and for the Sandawana Trophy respectively.  

We very much look forward to meeting up with all our friends

and colleagues again soon.

The BTC Membership Subscriptions 2021

Bull Terrier Club Membership Subscriptions 2021



Dear Members,

It is that time of year when all membership subscriptions are now due.  As number of members usually pay at the Trophy Show, the alternative method this year is to pay by card, bank transfer or cheque.

Those who pay by direct debit, e ask that you please check with your bank that your are paying the correct amount. Contact the Hon. Secretary (01274 495650) for details to enable payment by bank transfer or to pay by card

The correct amount for subscriptions is:  Single   £10, Joint  £14 and Overseas  £17

Everyone take care and stay safe.

BTC Bulletin Adverts



As Bull Terrier lovers, most of us get very excited about the history bequeathed to us from the breed enthusiasts of yester-year. We smile at old Bull Terrier Club Bulletins with shots of ‘The greats’ adorning the antiquity of the front covers, inside which are filled with wonderful images, articles and ads. We, right now, are the future history of our beautiful breed, so why not secure a piece of that history by advertising your kennel in this year’s bulletin? You’ll be presenting your dogs to the enthusiasts of today, while ensuring that the generations of tomorrow get to see them too… To place your ad in this year’s Bulletin (a year that will certainly go down in history!), please contact Hon. Editor Rita Sinclair via 07879 626 777 or


BTC Trophy Show 2021


Dear Members, Friends, Exhibitors and Visitors,


After much consideration the Officers and Committee of The Bull Terrier Club regret to announce that Trophy Show scheduled for February 2021 has been cancelled.


The planning for the show starts the moment the previous years show ends and with that The Club has a considerable financial out lay as the Show draws ever closer. Given the Government/Kennel Club guidelines on the management of a show under the current conditions, a dog show becomes difficult to manage and run with the restrictions placed on us all. This continues to change frequently and is a major challenge which is apparent by the large number of shows to date being cancelled.


As you would expect, we have been monitoring the situation closely and have been in consultation with the Hotel we use to host our event and at the time of writing they can only host an event with 30 or less attendees.


A proportion of our guests are from overseas and it is anticipated that there will be a large number of guests who will be reluctant to travel to the UK or indeed may not be permitted to. Equally those based in the UK may also not be able to attend.


Taking everything into consideration this difficult decision has been taken in order to protect everyone’s health, safety and wellbeing.


We hope you recognise that the safety of all our guests is paramount and hope you appreciate the reason for our decision.


We wish you all the greatest of health and hope to see you all soon in the near future.


Elaine M. Ball
Hon. Secretary
The Bull Terrier Club

Kennel Club statement: Cancellation of Discover Dogs 2020


With regret, the Kennel Club must announce the cancellation of this year’s Discover Dogs event, planned to take place in London in October. This is due to the continued restrictions arising from the Covid-19 pandemic and current Government advice against staging large public gatherings such as indoor exhibitions. At present, there is no prospect of these restrictions being lifted in the timescale required to organise the event.


The Kennel Club takes the health, safety and security of everyone who takes part in its events very seriously and this must remain the prime consideration at all times. We shall look forward to welcoming you all to Discover Dogs next year.

Mr Terry Hylands (Terjo)

It is with the greatest of sadness that we announce the passing of Mr Terry Hylands.

Terry passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on Saturday the 27th June with Josephine and his family by his side.

Terry served for many years as a Committee member, Chairman and President of the club.

Terry will be greatly missed as our good friend, guide and mentor.

Terry’s funeral mass took place on Tuesday 30th June and can be watched on St MacNissi Parish Church Larne Facebook page.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Josephine and all of Terry’s family at this sad time.









It is with regret that the Bull Terrier Club’s Officers and Committee have taken the decision to cancel the 10th October Open Show.

This decision was made following National and Kennel Club Guidance, owing to the National Pandemic of Covid19.

Elaine M. Ball

Hon. Secretary

The Bull Terrier Club