Local and Regional Clubs

Bay Colony Tibetan Terrier Club (New England)  

SMALL BUT MIGHTY. Established in the late 60’s, and originally named the Tibetan Terrier Club of New England, we are one of the few AKC recognized Tibetan Terrier Clubs. We are very fortunate to have had Alice Smith at our helm as President for many years along with many dedicated working members, some of whom you may have already had the opportunity to meet. 2019, we worked with TTCA to have a week long specialty in Boxborough, MA. The BCTTC Jamboree on Sunday was well attended by New England TT owners. After the TTCA specialty, we held our own BCTTC specialty show in conjunction with Ladies Dog Club in Wrentham, MA.

Bay Colony Tibetan Terrier Club hosted the TTCA’s 2010 National Specialty, chaired by our board member JoAnn Gatzen, who is now deceased. Many of our officers and members went above and beyond in their efforts to make it, as well as our own 11th Annual Specialty, a memorable event for all. Or perhaps you had the opportunity to visit New England in the fall of 2003 when Bay Colony was host for the TTCA National Specialty, Agility Trial, the World Congress, and again our own annual Specialty in Sturbridge, Mass.

In addition to our annual specialty, usually held in June, we support a fun group of TT owners who enjoy play dates and hikes.

We hope you will plan a visit with us in New England soon.

Contact: Jane Goodell, Secretary at jgoodell46@gmail.com

Mount Vernon Tibetan Terrier Club (Virginia, Pennsylvania and Maryland)

Members come from Virginia, Pennsylvania and Maryland. Contact: Margy Pankiewicz, Secretary, Treasurer

Rocky Mountain Tibetan Terrier Club 

The Rocky Mountain Tibetan Terrier Club was organized in 1997 for the purpose of hosting the TTCA National Specialty which took place in Denver in 1998. The Club, which is now incorporated as a Non-Profit, has grown to 60 dues paying members, most of whom are pet owners, but it also includes all of the breeders in the region who serve as mentors. The Club has hosted numerous Regionals and Supported Entries. It served as host for the TTCA National Specialty in 1998, 2004 and 2009.

Membership is open to all who own or have an interest in the breed. A quarterly Newsletter is published. The two major annual events are a “fun day” with dogs held in a large fenced area with agility equipment and other activities for the dogs such as a hat competition. Owners partake of a barbecue and pot luck lunch. Members also bring items for a raffle which is the club’s main fundraiser of the year. The other event is a Holiday Lunch Party without dogs with activities such as a “Silliest TT” photo contest and an update on issues of interest to Tibetan Terrier owners.

Meetings are held at both events at which time plans for future activities are discussed along with fund raising. In addition to raising funds for the Regionals and National Specialty, the Club raises money for Tibetan Terrier health. It currently contributes excess funds to the Tibetan Terrier Health and Welfare Foundation. Club members also get together at the various All-Breed Shows in the region.

Greater South Tibetan Terrier Club

The Greater South Tibetan Terrier Club (GSTTC) has membership from seven southeastern states: North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee. Our mission is to create greater awareness of the Tibetan Terrier breed, encourage and support activities with our dogs, increase awareness of TT health and welfare issues, support TT rescues and provide a network of TT fanciers. We hosted the 2013 TTCA National Specialty in Greensboro, NC. Officers: President – Lisa Hethcox, Vice President – Joyce Killinger,Treasurer/Secretary – Lynne Lightweis. For information on membership, contact Lynne Lightweis

Cuyahoga Valley Tibetan Terrier Club 

Anyone Living in or visiting northeastern Ohio is invited to join us in our club activities. Our monthly dog walks in local dog-friendly parks, trips to local restaurants, are a great way to share TT experiences and concerns alike. Contact Lorraine Mangine or Dottie Janes