The first Australian Terrier Club was formed in Australia in 1887. At about the same time, Australian Terriers were exported to Great Britain and were granted a separate registry by the Kennel Club of England.
Neil Fox and her husband, Milton, were the first to import Australian Terriers to the U.S. in the late 1940’s. In 1957, the Australian Terrier Club of America was formed. The following year, 1958, nine Aussies were entered in the Miscellaneous Class at Westminster. By 1960, the Miscellaneous Class at Westminster had its largest entry ever, with 58 Australian Terriers being exhibited. That same year, the Australian Terrier became the 114th breed to be admitted to the Registry of the American Kennel Club.
The Australian Terrier Club of America became an AKC Member Club in 1977, and today has approximately 160 members. Please visit the ATCA website to learn more about the benefits of membership.