back topWho We Are

The Eastern Regional Russell Terrier Club (ERRTC) hopes to serve the large and varied interests of Russell Fanciers in the East. Our initial goal is to become AKC licensed and hold regional specialties and provide activities and sponsorships in the East. The ERRTC will be a democratic club with membership driven goals and participation.

back topMission Statement

The Mission of the Club shall be to support and promote the AKC Russell Terrier in the American Kennel Club, locally and throughout the United States in every venue in which the Russell Terrier is able to participate, to promote and support breed health research and testing, to encourage responsible ownership, and to promote cooperation and good sportsmanship.

back topObjectives

1. To encourage and promote the breeding, understanding, and appreciation of the purebred Russell Terrier, and to perform and encourage such activities as will bring its natural qualities to perfection.
2. To encourage the organization of independent local Russell Terrier Specialty Clubs as the number of breed fanciers grows in various localities.
3. To accept the standard of the breed as approved by The American Kennel Club as the standard of excellence by which Russell Terriers shall be judged.
4. To guard against the commercial exploitation of the breed.
5. To encourage sportsman-like competition at dog shows, obedience trials, earth dog tests, and other dog-related activities.
6. To protect and advance the interests of the breed by:
  • Conducting fun matches, sanctioned matches, specialty shows, earth dog, tracking, obedience, rally, agility and other dog-related activities as the Club chooses to undertake under the rules and regulations of The American Kennel Club.
  • Providing educational seminars and material to include history, conformation and movement, working traits, and health information.
7. To promote fellowship, helpfulness, sportsmanship and sharing of knowledge among the fancy.

8. To promote genetic health and appropriate health screening through education and awareness.

back topGeographic Region

Geographic Region

back topBoard of Directors 2015

President Candace Lundin
President Elect Liz McKinney
Vice President Tim Acker
Treasurer Christy Rebehn
Recording Secretary Lorraine Gyenge
Corresponding Secretary Patti Bradford
AKC Liaison Alan Hargrave
ARTC Liaison Shirley Miyahara
ERRTC Store Manager Patti Bradford
Division 1 Director Liz Faber
Division 2 Director Melissa Dodge
Division 2 Director Judy B. Linker
Division 3 Director Peggy Jackson
Division 3 Director Betsy Smith
Division 4 Director Linda Quinn
Division 5 Director Alan Hargrave