The junior section of The Border Terrier Club is an activity group
for young Border Terrier enthusiasts aged 15 or under and started
officially on 1st January 2009.
young people to understand and learn about Border Terriers
care, becoming responsible enthusiasts, origins of the breed and
the opportunity to
become involved in junior
Annual Membership Fee: £5.00
Junior membership includes:
Membership Pack upon joining.
Annual newsletter - 'The Junior' containing news and images of BTCJ events and things to participate in.
to participate in junior events including junior handling, learning
about junior handling, grooming dogs, caring for Border Terriers etc.
BTC Juniors will also enjoy similar benefits to full adult membership
other than they will not be eligible to vote on Club matters until they
become full adult members of The Border Terrier Club at 16 or
required, BTC Juniors may also receive the club year book for a nominal
additional amount, following 12 months membership.
Junior Awards of Merit
Junior Awards of Merit can be achieved by Junior Members of The Border Terrier Club
Each junior member will need to work in order of merit by achieving Bronze first, then Silver and finally Gold.
There are two sets of age bands for awards:
A children's section for members aged 6-11 where parents may wish to provide additional guidance and assessment of finished work will take into account the child's age.
A junior section for members aged 12-16 where the standards required will be set higher to suit the capabilities of the older age group.
format of the journal will be decided by the member but typically could
be an A4 binder with the cover design produced by the member and
containing A4 pages with the members entries recorded (and dated) to
cover the subjects detailed below.
The journal should cover the year it is produced and is required to
cover a minimum of 9 months and a maximum of 12 months.
can be produced on computer or neatly handwritten - the journal can be
very much improved by including accompanying photographs, sketches,
magazine articles etc to support the text.
Entries in the 6-11 yrs age band may be submitted in a simpler format (exercise book) etc.
any time, if the junior member needs advice, they can always contact
The BTC committee members who are running this award scheme.
9 Mount Melville Crescent,
Tel: 01334 850679
Application and Completion Details
forms for participation in junior merit awards can be obtained from The
Border Terrier Club via the club secretary or the year book.
participate in any year, let Carol Mackenzie know during the year that you intend to
complete a Journal. Completed Journals can be handed in to Carol by post
or email for assessment from 1st December in year up to the 15th January in the following year.
Junior Awards of Merit (Age 6 - 11 yrs):
Every Week enter into your diary your activities with your Border
Terrier, Write down how you have cared for your Border Terrier. Things
you should include are, what part you took in feeding, grooming,
training and exercising your dog. Write about how you helped to care
for your dog. Tell us about any things you do daily with your Dog. To
gain a pass each child must display a minimum knowledge of caring for
into your diary your activities as you did for the Bronze, Also tell us
about whether you have done any Junior handling, If you have done any
training with your dog towards the Good Citizen Award, or taken part in
any Agility or Obedience - Using your own words write a short story (a
minimum of 2 pages A4 paper ) about your Border Terrier and putting
into your story anything you know of the history of the Border Terrier
enter into your diary your activities as you did for the Bronze &
silver awards, Each entry should be a minimum of one page.Tell us about
your role in the grooming of your dogs coat,To complete the gold award
you need to take part in at least one of the following and record your
level of success -Junior Handling-Agility- Obedience- Good Citizen
Award-or any other Countryside activity with your Border Terrier -
Write a short story on your experiences in one or more of the
Read the breed standard and learn enough to answer
questions on it, you do not need to be word perfect but you must
understand basically what the standard means . To pass the Gold award
this work will be judged on it's quality and accuracy and will be
graded Distinction, Credit, Merit, Pass or Fail.
Junior Awards of Merit (Age 12 - 16 yrs):
Maintain a Journal of a minimum of 2 pages (A4) per entry covering a minimum of 5 subjects from the following:
Good Citizens Award,
If possible, attend at least one breed seminar, Write a short written
account about the Border Terrier and what it was bred for originally,
plus a short written account about the breed standard and what you
think the words mean to you.
Produce a journal as for the Bronze Award.
Also write of your experiences on the subject on one or more of the following:
Good Citizen Award
Write a short story in a minimum of 500 words and in your own words,
explain what you think the Border Terrier is now and what you know of
the breed standard to a level at which you could answer questions on
certain points asked and explain what the standard means to you.
Be able to point out a minimum of 10 of the main points of canine
structure on a picture of a Border Terrier.
Produce a weekly journal as for the Bronze/Silver Award; also write a
piece covering any chosen aspect of the Border Terrier and history of
Typical subjects could be:
The history of the breed
The future of the breed
Well known kennels of the past and their influence on today's Border Terriers
Border Terriers in the show ring
either a pass in a Good Citizens Award. Or at least 3 wins at various
levels of competition in at least one of the following. ie Agility,Dog
Grooming, Junior handling or Obedience with your dog.
pass the Gold award this work will be judged on it's quality and
accuracy and will be graded Distinction, Credit, Merit, Pass or
Assessment & Awards
logs will be assessed by two nominated BTC committee members and either
graded or returned if further work or research is needed.
Successful junior members will receive a certificate and special BTC
Junior Badge following completion of their work for Bronze, Silver and
Gold Awards. Awards will be achieved in succession ie Bronze - Silver -