In addition to the national Irish Terrier Club of America, there are 5 affiliated regional Irish terrier clubs across the United States. The regional clubs — based in southern California, northern California, Washington DC/Baltimore area, New York, and Chicago — are a great way to meet with other Irish terrier enthusiasts at a club specialty or supported show or at one of the educational or social events they host. Click on each club below t5o visit their website.
The 5 Regional Clubs are:
Irish Terrier Club of New York (ITCNY)
The Chesapeake Irish Terrier Club (CITC) is a regional breed club dedicated to the health and welfare of the Irish terrier. Our members live primarily in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. The CITC is a very active club that hosts an annual AKC specialty show in the spring, participates in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Washington, DC, educational activities, rescues local Irish terriers in need of new homes, and has meetings throughout the year, along with other activities. We are open to all people who have an interest in helping support the continued growth of Irish terriers as pets, companions, or show dogs.
Contact Doug Rapport, President, for more information about the CITC at: firstname.lastname@example.org, (571) 216-2491
For 2016, the tentative calendar for the Chesapeake Irish Terrier Club includes:
Sunday, March 13: St. Patrick’s Day Parade – Washington, DC
Saturday, April 23: CITC Specialty Show at Old Dominion Kennel Club, Timonium, MD
Saturday, June 11: Grooming Day, TBD
Saturday, September 10: Annual Meeting, Leesburg, VA
Friday, October 7: Supported Entry Hatboro Dog Club, Wrightstown, PA Sat, December 5: Annual Holiday Party, Arlington, VA
Irish Terrier Club of Chicago (ITCC)
Founded in 1926, the Irish Terrier Club of Chicago will be celebrating its 90th year in 2016. General membership meetings of the ITCC are usually held at the Quigley’s Irish Pub, Naperville, IL.
Officers of ITCC are Mary Best, President; Mike Constant:, Vice President; Steve Rybacki, Treasurer; Susan Bednar, Corresponding Secretary; Holly Kuhn, Recording Secretary; and John Newhauser and Paula Dwyer, Executive Officers. For more information about the Chicago club, contact either Mary Best at email@example.com or Susan Bednar at firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 27, 2017 – Supported Entry
In memory of Bruce & Nancy Petersen Heart of Illinois Dog Show Cluster, Corn Belt Kennel Club, Bloomington, Illinois
June 17, 2017 – Specialty
In memory of Suzanne Griffiths and Bruce & Nancy Petersen Great Lakes All Terrier Association, Grayslake, Illinois
June 18, 2017 – Supported Entry Little Fort Kennel Club, Grayslake, Illinois
December 10, 2017 – Specialty International Kennel Club of Chicago, Rosemont, Illinois
Irish Terrier Club of New York (ITCNY)
Founded in 1957, the ITCNY offers events throughout the year to members and guests. The ITCNY is open to persons in good standing with the American Kennel Club and who subscribe to the purposes of the club including: “to encourage and promote quality in Pure Bred Irish Terriers and to do all possible to bring their natural qualities to perfection”.
From our modest beginnings of 8 members, the ITCNY now has a membership of over 100 people, a large percentage of who are active in AKC Conformation and Performance events. We boast members from the greater New York area, Mid Atlantic, Europe, and both the Mid-West and West Coast.
Inquiries concerning the club may be directed to club officers: Robert Wynne, President: Ballyriche@optonline.net, (845) 735-9187, Rose Marie Saporito, Vice President: email@example.com, (610) 363-7088, Celene Smith, Corresponding Secretary: firstname.lastname@example.org, (201) 836-6163, Christine Accurso, Membership Secretary, email@example.com, (613) 734-8671, and Pat Schlegel, Breeder Referral Coordinator: (631) 732-2828
For 2016, the calendar if the Irish Terrier Club of New York includes:
Sun, May 8: Supported Entry and Meet the Breed, Trenton Kennel Club Show, Mercer County State Park, West Windsor, NJ
Sat, July 16: Annual Grooming Seminar and Annual Dinner
Sun, September 11: Annual ITCNY Specialty & Sweepstakes, Westchester Kennel Club Show, North Branch Park, Bridgewater, NJ
The Irish Terrier Club of Northern California (ITCNC)
The Irish Terrier Club of Northern California has approximately 80 members. The ITCNC is a very social group that holds quarterly events for the membership and sponsors two Irish terrier specialties each year. One of the specialty shows is held on a Saturday in conjunction with the Golden Gate Kennel Club, a large benched show, and occurs in San Francisco during the last weekend in January each year.
Many officers and members attend the show and help to educate the public with regard to the Irish terrier breed. Our second specialty of the year is held in conjunction with the Northern California Terrier Association on a Friday during the second week of April in Sacramento (there are 4 days of shows available during that week due to back-to-back placements of the NCTA and Kennel Club of Sacramento shows).
Every March the ITCNC holds a St. Patrick’s Day party on the Sunday closest to March 17th at the Napa Valley Dog Training Center. All members and their dogs are invited for a luncheon and games. In July the Club holds its annual membership meeting and 4th of July social and barbeque at Diana Martin’s ranch in Sonoma on the Sunday closest to the holiday. Dogs are also invited and the Club holds a raffle and puppy parade. The fall social activity varies. Past events have included a group dog walk with picnic lunch and a pool party. The ITCNC holds a Christmas party with catered food and a raffle every year, usually on the first Sunday of December for the membership and dogs are definitely invited
Contact Janice Herring, ITCNC Secretary, for more information about the club at:
916-481-7108, or firstname.lastname@example.org or check the club’s website at: http://www.itcnc.org.
For 2016, the Irish Terrier Club of Northern California calendar includes:
Sat, January 30: ITCNC Specialty, Golden Gate Kennel Club, San Francisco, CA
March TBD: St Patrick’s Day Party, Napa Valley Dog Training Center
Fri, April 15: ITCNC Specialty, Northern California Terrier Assoc, Sacramento, CA
July TBD: Annual Club Meeting and BBQ
December TBD: Club Christmas Party
The Irish Terrier Club of Southern California (ITCSC)
In connection with the Great Western Terrier Association shows in June of each year, the ITCSC sponsors a no-host dinner at a restaurant on Friday night and then a club-hosted more formal dinner at a member’s home on Saturday night. In addition, the club caters lunch on the show grounds for members and friends on Saturday and Sunday.Contact any of the following ITCSC members for more information about the club. Linda Honey: (310) 519-8642, email@example.com; David & Judi McMahon (562) 879-8068, firstname.lastname@example.org; Andrea Burchell: (310) 374-3562, email@example.com; or Jeanne Smolley: (310) 541-3413, firstname.lastname@example.org.For 2016, the Irish Terrier Club of Southern California calendar includes:Thurs- Fri, January 7-8: Supported Entry, Desert Empire Terrier Club of Southern California,Empire Polo Club, Avenue 51 and Monroe, Indio, CAFri, June 24: ITCSC Specialty, held in conjunction with the Beverly Hills Kennel ClubSat, June 25: ITCSC Specialty, held in conjunction with the Long Beach Kennel ClubSun, June 26: ITCA Traveling Specialty, held in conjunction with Great Western Terrier Assoc, California State University at Long Beach, George Allen Field, 1250 Bellflower Blvd, Long Beach, CA
New Clubs in Process of Application