National Bedlington Terrier Club

Kennel Club Registered 7th June 1898

  President: Mr D G Taylor
Tel: 01909 515815
Vice President: Mr E L Hill
Tel: 0191 4206968
Vice President: Mrs A M Emsley
Tel: 01274 637473  Chairman: Mr C Richardson Tel: 0191 2374658
Vice Chairman: Mr M Walshaw
Tel: 01287 652860 


Hon Secretary:
Mrs P Garbutt
56 Butt Lane
LS12 5AZ
Tel: 0113 2631551

   The objectives of the club and it's committee are to promote the ownership, showing,  breeding, also the appreciation and welfare of Bedlington Terriers everywhere. 

Announcement by The Kennel Club re Registered Society Annual General Meetings

In view of the prospect of ongoing restrictions on social gatherings for some months to come, The Kennel Club has considered how best to help registered societies to proceed with their routine AGM business, especially as many were unable to hold their 2020 AGM.

The rules and established practice of registered societies in most cases require that AGMs are physical meetings and give no provision for postal/online voting.

In order to circumvent the need to hold physical AGMs, The Kennel Club Board has enacted Kennel Club Regulation C5.e., which is a new provision, so that irrespective of what a club’s constitution may provide, the Board may direct that registered societies may relax/suspend constitutional provisions. In this way, societies may legitimately process routine business by adopting interim arrangements such as postal/online voting or remote meetings, as appropriate.

Kennel Club Regulation C5.e. has been introduced to provide as follows:

C5.e. The Kennel Club Board may direct that provisions within a registered society constitution may be relaxed or suspended for a fixed period, to allow society business to proceed when circumstances beyond the control of the society so require.

The Kennel Club Board has agreed that this new regulation is to be invoked with effect from 5 February 2021 for a six-month period relating to the processing of routine business usually dealt with at AGMs. A guidance note for registered societies is available here.

This outlines how a registered society may process routine AGM business in a procedurally compliant way, notwithstanding the content of its constitution. The Kennel Club is confident that this route will assist the many societies that have been unable to hold AGMs since March 2020.

Following this announcement the committee of the National Bedlington Terrier club decided that the AGM will be held by a Zoom Meeting on Sunday 28th March 2021 at 2 pm.

Only items on the agenda can be discussed please see below the agenda for year 2020 and 2021.

Anyone wishing to be included in the AGM meeting please contact Julie Oxbury

email; and she will send out an invite nearer the time.  


   AGENDA 2020

  •   Apologises
  •   Minutes of Previous AGM
  •  Statement of accounts
  •  President’s remarks, Chairman’s remarks
  •  Election of President, membership secretary, Committee,
  •  Auditors, & Trophy secretary.
  •  Expenses – Secretary Treasurer & Membership secretary
  •  Rescue Report & Health Group Report
  •  Club Judging List Criteria.                            
  •  Any other business relevant to A.G.M.


   AGENDA 2021

  •   Apologises
  •  Minutes of previous AGM
  •   Statement of accounts
  •   President’s remarks, Chairman’s remarks
  •   Election of Secretary, membership secretary, Committee,
  •  Auditors, & Trophy secretary.
  •  Rescue Report & Health Group Report
  •  Club Judging List Criteria.                            
  •  Any other business relevant to A.G.M.
  • ***********************************************************************************

It is with regret that the NBTC officers & committee have made the decision to postpone the forthcoming Championship Shows March and July. The show was planned to be held, Nr Selby, North Yorkshire. YO8 9PA. Please keep looking here for announcement on when and where the shows will be held. 

First show Judge - Mrs Margaret Phillips ( Rathsrigg)  

second show Judge - Mrs Sylvia Morrice (Mallora) 

We will keep all our members, exhibitors & supporters updated on a new date / location /  as soon as the current conditions allow.

In the meantime, please remain safe & follow the governments guidance.


Clarification regarding the issue of breeders Council Licences which anyone that breeds 3 or more litters in one year should have.  DEFRA staff are not directly involved, i.e. do not visit breeders who apply for a Council Licence.  However, the “council staff” who are responsible for checking prior to granting a licence must ensure that there is compliance regarding the requirements laid down in the following DEFRA publication, please follow the link.


Due to the Corona virus situation and the limited shows in 2020 the committee of the National Bedlington Terrier Club have agreed that all paid up members will receive free membership for 2021 anyone that's already paid in advance their membership will be extended for an extra year. Thanking all of you for your loyal support in these trying times. 


  if you wish to test your Bedlington Terrier for Copper Toxicosis contact the company below who will provide information for you. 




The Kennel Club have kindly given the club permission to hold two Championship shows in 2021. The committee intend to hold the first with 
judge Margaret Phillips (Rathsrigg) 

due to the situation we all still find ourselves in with the Corona Virus the committee are constantly looking at the situation and intend to keep you all informed but the health and safety of all exhibitors and committee is our priority.

The second with judge Sylvia Morrice (Mollora)
Hon secretary Pam Garbutt

                                                    Great Gift for all Bedlington Terrier owners
                                    Membership to the National Bedlington Terrier Club for the year
                                    Gift includes, Bedlington book "An Eye for the second Century"
                                                        Bedlington ring clip, Key ring and badge.
                                                cost of £15 includes one years membership, P&P 
                  contact membership secretary   01642 485163 email;


General Data Protection Regulation

We are informing you that the club is compliant with the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) that will come into effect on the 25th May 2018 this states we need to inform you regarding the use and storage of your personal data. 

We take your privacy seriously and will only store the personal information we need to administer the club membership which is only accessed by the secretary and membership secretary, it may be made available to the Kennel Club if required also to communicate information that we feel would be of interest to you. 

Data received with entry forms is used for the club to check entries and the compilation of catalogues of which one will be kept in the clubs archives.

The National Bedlington Terrier club will keep such records of member for two years after non payment of  membership then will be shredded.

Whenever we process data we will ensure that we always keep your personal data rights in high regard and take account of these rights. 



                                         The wonderful cake to celebrate 120 years being registered with the UK Kennel Club 



National Bedlington Terrier Club Championship Show Saturday 15th July  


     A presentation was made by Mr Billy Fisher on behalf of The Bedlington Terrier North East 
the sum of £275 money raised by Bedlington Terrier owners many thanks to all
 The donation was handed to Mrs Sheila Baldwin rescue co-ordinator of the National Bedlington Rescue 



 We have made a few changes to the lay out and hope our new Home Page will point you in the right direction for “up and coming” events throughout the year. Our officials and committee are happy to help in any way they can. Why not become a member? Membership runs from 1st December to 30th November. Nomination forms are available from the Membership Page or from membership secretary Julie Oxbury 

& Secretary: Mrs P Garbutt on