The Border Terrier Club is to produce a Book of Champions, to follow on from the previous two Books, which were edited by Jayne Gillam. This will be one of our highlights for the celebrations of the Club's 100th Anniversary in 2020 and the book will consist of photographs, pedigrees and other information about each of the Border Terrier UK Champions made up during the 20 years from 2000 to 2019 inclusive.
At this time, we are in the initial planning stages, but we intend that the new book will be in full colour, bound and size A4. Jayne Gillam, although now retired from Committee, has kindly agreed to help with production of the new Book and will be joined in the editorial team by our Committee members Carol Mackenzie, Liz Barrett and Anna Duxbury.
Expressions of interest and cost
So that we can gauge the level of interest and decide how many copies to print, we are asking for expressions of interest now from people who may like to buy the book when it is produced. We are hoping to have it ready for issue around the time of the Border Terriers 2020 Celebrations, so that anyone coming to that event from the UK or abroad in May 2020, could pick up their copy at the event, or possibly at our Championship show in March 2020, depending on when the printing is finished. At this time, we are not sure about the final cost of the book, but it may be in the region of £20 - £25 (subject to increases in printing costs and the value of the pound)!
We have developed an online form, which is shown on the link below, so that you can easily make your wishes known to us, by completing your name and country of residence, along with your email address, so we can contact you at a later date to see if you wish to make a firm commitment to purchase the book.
Limited edition print run
At the moment, we are intending to limit the print run (actual numbers not yet decided, but will be based on the numbers of initial early expressions of interest). The list of those who have expressed an interest, will be held in chronological order, so we will first approach those who made an early indication of their interest in buying one of the Books, when we are later looking for firm orders.
What to do now
If you are interested in the possibility of purchasing one of these limited edition Books in 2020, please click on the online form link below and complete it:
Only 4 details are needed (your name, your country, email address and whether or not you are a member of the Border Terrier Club). Remember please to let us know if you change your details in the coming years.
We normally give preference to members but we hope to have enough Books of Champions, so that non-members may be able to purchase them as well; feel free to complete the form, even if you are not a member.
If you are not already a member and wish to join the Club, the membership application form can be found at:
We will advise any further updates of information needed as soon as we are able.
We are sorry if anyone who expresses an interest is not able to purchase a book, if the print run is over-subscribed, but will do our best to accommodate as many of you as possible.Back to Home Page