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The English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan) Club Notices & Announcements

The following notices and announcements are useful for current and future members to see important information about the club.


Important Announcement

The ETT Archive Calendar 2021

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The 1st ETT Archive Calendar goes to pint on 30 September. Featuring copies of15 drawings, prints and photos on 200g/ms satin paper. £11 inc P&P. Its already almost sold out so don't hang about. Enquiries to steve.inch@yahoo.co.uk read more

Thumbprints 2020

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Although the activities of the Club have been severely curtailed as a result of the Covid19 Pandemic it is still proposed to print an issue of the annual Yearbook, Thumbprints, for 2020. Thumbprints editor Graeme Dixon is now starting to plan the contents. He has indicated that it is likely to be a bit slimmer than the previous years and is inviting club members to contact him by Messenger to either suggest ETT relevant articles which they would like to see included, or articles they would be willing to write. As always Thumbprints will include Kennel Adverts which, this year, will cost £35 per page. Anyone interested in reserving a page should also contact Graeme through Messenger. read more

ETT ( Black & Tan) Club – 2020 Championship Show.

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After careful consideration the Club Committee have taken the decision that the 2020 Club Championship Show cannot proceed as planned this year. The normal venue - St Peter's Hall - is not open and in any event it would be too small to host the Show with the new Covid requirements. The Committee have been exploring other options to hold the Show in conjunction with a General Championship Show, however both Manchester and UK Toy are unavailable. The Committee will work to seek alternate arrangements to postpone the show however cancellation is an option if club members cannot be provided with a safe and reasonable venue and date. A final decision will be made next month." read more

Roy Wilson – An Appreciation

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I'm sure that all ETT lovers will be very sorry to hear that Roy Wilson has passed away at the age of 85. The Amalek kennel of Roy and Mary dominated the ETT showing world from the mid 1990s to the mid 2000s, and their legacy survives in the many champion dogs which have Amalek in their lines. Roy and Mary bred their 1st ETT litter in 1994, and went on to campaign 18 UK Champions ( second only to the Witchstone Kennel in the rankings) and to win more than 100 CCs. The stand outs in the kennel included Ch Amalek You Has Jazz who won 24ccs (2nd in the ranking of Bitches), and Ch Amalek I Got Rhythm who won 16ccs ( 6th in the ranking of dogs). Both were progeny of the great Ch Juleko Henry James At Amalek (Imp NZ) - who had an enormous and lasting impact on the breed - and Ch Amalek High Society. Between 1996-2003 Amalek dominated Crufts, with 4 Amalek dogs winning 6 BOBs between them. Many Amalek dogs were exported to the US, Australia, and across Europe where they carried on this success. In addition to breeding and showing Roy played an active part in the ETT Breed Club. He was a Committee member for many years, was Breed Note writer for Dogs World for many years, edited 6 editions of the Thumbprint publication between 1996-2008, and was Club President from 2010-2012, ( a position subsequently held by his wife Mary from 2012 to 2015). And of course he wrote the definitive book on the ETT - The English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan) : And All About Them - which can still be purchased in both hard copy and Kindle versions. In 2019 Roy donated a collection of his ETT cuttings and articles to the ETT Archive, together with copies of the Thumbprint magazine to fill 'gaps' in the Archive collection. Amalek is featured in the ETT Archive Calendar for 2020 and in the forthcoming ETT Archive Photo book. The Club has sent its condolences to Mary and the family, and of course its appreciation for everything which Amalek has done for the breed. 237People Reached20Engagements 7 read more

Discover Dogs 2020 Cancelled

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Unfortunately the Discover Dogs 2020 event, due to be held on London in October has been cancelled due to the continuing restrictions on large indoor events in the wake of the Covid 19 pandemic. The ETT club always has a stand at this event and it always generates a huge amount of enquiries about our wonderful breed. Subject to Crufts 2021 taking place the Club will have its stand in place with dogs, owners and breeders there throughout the event. read more

Revised ETT Judging Lists

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Several minor amendments - mainly contact details - have been made to the ETT Judging Lists approved by the Kennel Club. You can see or download the updated lists here https://www.english-toy-terrier-club.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/ETT-Judging-List-2020-updated-20.6.20-converted-1.pdf read more

Juvenile Cardiomyopathy Testing

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Having finished its work on Covid testing the University Of Minnesota Canine Genetic Testing Lab is back up and running. Anyone wanting to find out more about Juvenile Dilated Cardiomyopathy (JDCM) and/or have their dog tested should visit the UoM site here https://vetmed.umn.edu/research/labs/canine-genetics-lab/genetic-testing read more

Online Committee Meetings

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The current restrictions in place due to the Covid 19 epidemic have already led to the postponement of the Breed Club AGM. As there is no certainty as to when business will return to normal the Club Committee has decided to manage its business through 'online' meetings using the Zoom video software system for the time being. The inaugural online meeting, held on Sunday 3rd May, worked extremely well and allowed the Board the opportunity to discuss options to defer the July Open Show. Given the time and cost savings associated with online meetings the Committee are intending hold more of these over the summer to deal with more routine business matters. read more


Club Notices

Thumbprints 2020

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Although the activities of the Club have been severely curtailed as a result of the Covid19 Pandemic it is still proposed to print an issue of the annual Yearbook, Thumbprints, for 2020. Thumbprints editor Graeme Dixon is now starting to plan the contents. He has indicated that it is likely to be a bit slimmer than the previous years and is inviting club members to contact him by Messenger to either suggest ETT relevant articles which they would like to see included, or articles they would be willing to write. As always Thumbprints will include Kennel Adverts which, this year, will cost £35 per page. Anyone interested in reserving a page should also contact Graeme through Messenger. read more

ETT ( Black & Tan) Club – 2020 Championship Show.

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After careful consideration the Club Committee have taken the decision that the 2020 Club Championship Show cannot proceed as planned this year. The normal venue - St Peter's Hall - is not open and in any event it would be too small to host the Show with the new Covid requirements. The Committee have been exploring other options to hold the Show in conjunction with a General Championship Show, however both Manchester and UK Toy are unavailable. The Committee will work to seek alternate arrangements to postpone the show however cancellation is an option if club members cannot be provided with a safe and reasonable venue and date. A final decision will be made next month." read more

Revised ETT Judging Lists

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Several minor amendments - mainly contact details - have been made to the ETT Judging Lists approved by the Kennel Club. You can see or download the updated lists here https://www.english-toy-terrier-club.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/ETT-Judging-List-2020-updated-20.6.20-converted-1.pdf read more

The ETT Archive Challenge

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How well do you know your ETTs. Visit the English Toy Terrier Archive Facebook page and enter the quiz. 10 dogs from 10 of the leading kennels over the last 40 or so years. Your chance to win a truly unique ETT photobook covering 1980-1930. All entries will qualify for a discount on the cover price of the final version once it is published later in 2020. https://www.facebook.com/groups/2195129987448434/ read more

Online Committee Meetings

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The current restrictions in place due to the Covid 19 epidemic have already led to the postponement of the Breed Club AGM. As there is no certainty as to when business will return to normal the Club Committee has decided to manage its business through 'online' meetings using the Zoom video software system for the time being. The inaugural online meeting, held on Sunday 3rd May, worked extremely well and allowed the Board the opportunity to discuss options to defer the July Open Show. Given the time and cost savings associated with online meetings the Committee are intending hold more of these over the summer to deal with more routine business matters. read more

July Club Open Show Postponed

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Following the cancellation of the Leeds Championship Show the Breed Club Committee have decided there is no option but to postpone the Club's July Open Show. It is hoped to rearrange the show for a later date once the current lockdown lifts and it is possible to start considering rearranging dog shows. This will be done in accordance with any KC and Government Guidelines. read more

Crufts 2020 Judges Critiques

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Judge Andy Leonard's critiques for Crufts 2020 can be downloaded here CRUFTS-ETTs-2020Download read more

ETT Club Welfare Policies

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Offering welfare support to all ETTs in the UK is a key part of the Constitution of the Breed Club. Ownership of an ETT brings with it a range of responsibilities. These are spelled out in full in the Breed Welfare Statement. ETT-Breed-Welfare-March-2020-1Download read more