WELCOME to the website of the Midland Counties Airedale Terrier Club (MCATC).  We hope you will enjoy our site, and that it gives you more information on who we are and what we have to offer!  We are proud to be England's oldest Airedale Terrier club, founded in 1907.  Please click here to read our Code of Ethics.





We were extremely saddened to learn of the death during August of long time MCATC committee member Mrs Vera Clarke.  For many years Vera and her husband Trevor (our Club Vice President) have generously and very kindly allowed us to use their lovely home and gardens in Bewdley to host our annual BBQ and fancy dress competition, an event which has been extremely popular over the years.  Vera and Trevor also regularly helped out at our club shows, most notably running the kitchen and making sure there were refreshments for everyone, which as we all know is one of the most important jobs of all at a show!  Vera was a popular and well liked lady who will be much missed, and we are sure members will join with us in sending our sincere condolences to Trevor and their family on their sad loss.


Vera's funeral will take place at 2 pm on Tuesday 1st September 2015 at St Paul's Church, Blackheath (Halesowen) - address Long Lane, Halesowen B62 9LH.  All are welcome to attend and join the family afterwards for refreshments at St Paul's Church Hall in Vicarage Road.


Trevor and family would also like to confirm that this year's BBQ & Fancy Dress Competition on Sunday 13th September will go ahead as planned, as Vera always enjoyed the day so much  - so please do come along and join us.




BBQ & Fancy Dress Competition, Bewdley, Worcestershire DY12 1LW - Sunday 13th September 2015.  Details have now been circulated to members - if you are not a member and would like to join us, please contact us and we will be pleased to send you details.  


Open Show, Overseal, Derbyshire DE12 6LU - Sunday 15th November 2015.  (Please note correct date is 15th November - our apologies but the date on schedule is incorrect).  Judge Mr John Averis (Saredon).  Schedule and Entry Form may be downloaded via our Show Results/Show Schedules page.


For more details on all of the above events and shows, please visit our Events page.  Write up and pictures from our Summer Fun Day on 7th June are now on our News page. 


Results and pictures from our Championship Show held on Sunday 12th July are now available on our Results/Schedules page. 




Please note new telephone number for MCATC Chairman John Willetts is now 01527 832365 as of May 2015.





Fun in the sun at our Summer Fun Day!   More pictures and write up on our News page




If you judge Airedales and would like to be considered for inclusion on our judging list, then please submit your CV and complete a judging questionnaire via our Contacts Page  


DOGS LEFT UNATTENDED IN CARS - an important reminder from the Kennel Club which is particularly timely during the summer months, but which is important throughout the year, as even on what may seem like cooler days cars can still heat up very quickly.   Please click here to read  The Kennel Club's press release and click here to view a very informative short video warning of the dangers of leaving dogs unattended in cars - entitled 'Don't Cook Your Dog'. 



Midland Counties Airedale Terrier Club 2015