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




Postal Ballot Result for Committee Vacancies


Postal Ballot Result for Committee Vacancies


Dear Members,

I hope you are all well and keeping safe in these troubled times.

I have received the results of the Postal Ballot for BTC Committee Vacancies and the result is as follows:

Mrs Amanda Young was returned unopposed for Region 4

Click here (Bull Terrier Club) to see the full results

We welcome Mrs Carolyn Lambert to the Committee and welcome the re-election of Mr David Westwood.

For information 628 ballot Papers were issued and 155 were returned.



Important Information Regarding May Show and AGM


Information from The Bull Terrier Club’s Officers & Committee


Owing to the current national crisis, the Bull Terrier Club’s Officers and Committee have taken the decision to cancel the May 31st 2020 Open Show.


Following National and Kennel Club guidance we have also decided to cancel this years Annual General Meeting.  The postal ballot for Committee places will go ahead as normal.  Please follow the directions on your ballot form to cast your vote.


Kind Regards

Elaine M. Ball

Hon. Secretary


BTC General Committee Vacancy


To All Members.


This is to inform you that a vacancy has now become available on The Bull Terrier Club General Committee.

As previously advised, Mandy Young is re-standing as the Regional Representative for region 4, with David Westwood re-standing for General Committee. The vacant position has been created by Danny McGregor.

In consultation with the KC, following our Club Rules and given the tight timelines we have extended the closing date for all nominations from Saturday 07th March 2020 to close of business Monday 09th March 2020. All nominations should be on the appropriate form duly completed and received by The Hon. Secretary by this extended date.