The Welsh Terrier Club

The Welsh Terrier Club

Welsh Terrier Club News

We have finally managed to set a date for the Welsh Terrier Grooming Seminar, which will be aimed predominantly at pet owners wishing to learn to Hand strip.


It is to be held at Polesworth Memorial Hall, Polesworth, Staffs, B78 1DT (the same venue as our recent club shows).


The seminar will run on 21st April 2018 from 10:30am until 4pm, with lunch from 1:30 until 2:15.


Cost will be £25 per person, which will include tea, coffee and home-made cake.  Please feel free to bring a packed lunch too.


Unfortunately, we only have 25 places available, which will be on a first come first serve basis.  We already have 11 names from the grooming taster from last year’s club show.


If you are interested in taking part in the seminar please let us know by 1st April 2018 by emailing Chris Williams at or text/call 07775803750.


It would very helpful if you could bring your own grooming table, please let us know in your email.

To be held at the Kennel Club Building
Stoneleigh, Warwickshire CV8 2LZ
on Sunday 15th April 2018    10am start


The new Judges Competency Framework (JCF) becomes effective from January 2019. More information can be found at -

The Breed Appreciation Day (BAD) will be mandatory for all judges wishing to judge Welsh Terriers from the new level 2, or judges wishing to progress from level 1 to level 2. For further advice please contact Julien Barney or Alexandra Witmond – contact details below.

The first part will consist of an introduction to the Welsh Terrier and the Kennel Club Breed Standard which is an essential part of the criteria in giving CC’s in the breed. This is followed by the opportunity for individuals to examine exhibits assisted by CC judges. 

The second part will consist of the Multiple Choice Exam (MCE) on the Kennel Club Breed Standard of the Welsh Terrier.
Please contact Julien or Alexandra for further information. The cost of the day will be £25.



    Bardi McLennan, passed away on Oct 27, 2017 aged 91.


    In 1993 Bardi wrote the first book about the breed (called ‘Welsh Terriers’!) since Morlais Thomas’ 1953 ‘Welsh Terrier Handbook’.  She followed this in 1998 with ‘The Welsh Terrier leads the Way’, a very comprehensive description of the history of the breed back to the Welsh origins upto the modern day dog, breeders and show ring history.


    A breeder and exhibitor of Welsh Terriers since the mid-1960s, Bardi had a strong connection with Emlyn Snow and the Felstead kennels. She built up her kennel “Bardwyn” to include several top producing dogs. Her dogs earned American Kennel Club titles in conformation, obedience, and at earth dog trials, and she judged numerous competitions.


    Bardi, along with four other Welsh Terrier Club of America members formed the Glyndwr Welsh Terrier Club in January 1977. She was extraordinarily connected to all things Welsh Terrier - it surely seemed as if everyone either heard of her or knew her. With a mind as sharp as a tack until her last day, she kept tabs on the results of all the shows, as well as all the dog news.

    An investigation by the Royal Veterinary College into Paroxysmal Dyskinesia – a movement disorder


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    Sally Poole 6th February 1933 – 7th February 2017

    We are so sad to report that Sally Poole, the highly respected and successful breeder of "ALOKIN" Welsh
    Terriers died on 7th February, the day after her 84th birthday, after several months of ill health. Sally had been
    a WTC member for over 62years and on the committee for 53 years, latterly was our President and Patron.


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