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About The WATC

The WATC was founded in 1957 by a small group of enthusiastic Airedale breeders, and is established as a non-profit organization and AKC accredited club. The Constitution and By-Laws state that the object of the club shall be "to encourage and promote the breeding of purebred Airedales in accordance with the standard established by the ATCA, and to give, promote or sponsor dog shows within the State of Wisconsin"


Specialty clubs serve the interest of a single breed on a local level by holding AKC conformation shows and/or performance events for which the breed is eligible.


Our club has evolved over the years to include not only breeders and show enthusiasts, but also performance and pet enthusiasts striving to encourage and support all avenues in which the breed is involved.


However, our main purpose each year is to sponsor a specialty dog show.


The Wisconsin Airedale Terrier Club Specialty is held the last weekend in July, at the Waukesha Kennel Club All-Breed show, in Waukesha, Wisconsin.  Our club offers camaraderie, networking and lots of fun at a luncheon for exhibitors & spectators, and at an evening banquet.  We have indoor, reserved, air-conditioned grooming space conveniently located to our spacious outdoor show ring, and prizes made possible by donations from our generous club members. 


Please join us! 

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