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.



Fun Day, Belbroughton, Worcs DY9 9TJ - Sunday 11th June.  Invitation letters have now been circulated - if you are not a member and would like to join us, please contact us.

Championship Show, Markfield, Leics LE67 9RJ.  Judge Mr Alan Norcross (Paynnor).  Show Schedule and Entry Form are now available to download via our Results/Schedules page.  

BBQ & Fancy Dress Competition, Bewdley, Worcs DY12 1LW - Sunday 17th September.
 Details will be sent out to members nearer the time.

Results and judge's critique from our Open Show on Sunday 12th February are now available on our Results/Schedules page, together with a link to photos by Havers Dog Photography which were taken at this show.


The club was recently contacted by Amanda Nokes, daughter of the late Mrs Patricia Hollingworth, an Honorary Life Member of the Midland Counties Airedale Terrier Club.  Mrs Hollingworth sadly passed away in September 2016 - please see our News page for a tribute sent to us by Amanda, together with some photographs.  We send our condolences to Amanda and family on their loss.


It is with much sadness that we have to report the death on 2nd January 2017 of our Club President Mr John Willetts, of Tanworth Airedales.  John joined our committee in 1991 and served as Club Treasurer from 1992 to 2014, and was President of the Midland Counties Airedale Terrier Club at the time of his death.  The committee of MCATC would like to offer their sincere condolences to John's family and friends on his passing - he was a well liked and much valued friend to us all who put in a great deal of hard work and effort throughout the many years he was involved with the club and he will be greatly missed. 

Please click
here to read an obituary of John, written by his friend Martin Lockett of Jaideld Airedales.

For more details on all of the above events and shows, please visit our Events page.  Write up and pictures from our BBQ & Quiz on 4th September 2016 are now on our News page. 


                                     Did someone say beefburgers???  Lovely Oscar at our BBQ on 4th September.                  Photo courtesy of David Wilcock


PUPPY AWARENESS WEEK (PAW) - please visit the Kennel Club's Puppy Awareness Week pages to learn more about the best way to find a happy healthy puppy from a responsible breeder, and their campaign to end the cruel practice of puppy farming.  If you are looking for an Airedale Terrier puppy, please always do your homework carefully and find a reputable breeder, preferably one registered with the Kennel Clubs Assured Breeder Scheme.  Click here for more information.




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'. 



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