Constitution 2017-04-03T10:26:13+00:00

Bedlington Terrier Club of America Constitution

As adopted by the membership at the general meeting October, 2004.


SECTION 1. The name of the club shall be the Bedlington Terrier Club of America, Inc.

SECTION 2. The objectives of the club shall be:

(a) to encourage and promote quality in the breeding of pure-bred Bedlington Terriers and to do all possible to bring their natural qualities to perfection.

(b) to encourage the organization of independent local Bedlington Terrier Specialty Clubs in those localities where there are sufficient fanciers of the breed to meet the requirements of the American Kennel Club.

(c) to urge members and breeders to accept the standard of the breed as approved by the American Kennel Club as the only standard of excellence by which Bedlington Terriers shall be judged.

(d) to do all in its power to protect and advance the interests of the breed and to encourage sportsmen-like competition at dog shows, obedience trials, and other performance events.

(e) to conduct sanctioned matches, specialty shows, obedience trials and other performance events under the rules of the American Kennel Club.

SECTION 3. The Club shall not be conducted or operated for profit and no part of any profits or remainder or residue from dues or donations to the Club shall inure to the benefit of any member or individual.

SECTION 4. The members of the Club shall adopt and may from time to time revise such bylaws as may be required to carry out these objects.

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