Terrier Club of America "RTCA" is the official parent club for the
Rat Terrier and AKC Has now accepted the Rat Terrier into the AKC
Stud Book on June 1, 2013. The breed will be eligible to compete in
the Terrier Group beginning June 26, 2013. There will also be an
open registry for the breed until July 1, 2018.
The Rat Terrier Club
of America is the first National organization to provide information
and a standard for the Rat Terrier. Due to our club members and
Board of Directos efforts, Rat Terriers are now an AKC full status
breed and eligible for participation in all AKC conformation and
performance events as of June 23rd 2013!