National Rat Terrier Association
26 Park Drive Rocky Hill, CT 06067
E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org www.nrta.com
We are looking for your Rats Funny faces or Actions
Send us an email or snail mail picture of your ratties doing funny things,
face-wise or in some peculiar action. It will be fun to show a bunch of
these pictures and cause a lot of giggles for all of us. It can't
have a story to it, just a funny picture, something to make you think about
what on earth is this dog doing! You can remain anonymous……..
Caught in action
If you would like to be listed on the NRTA website as a member please let us know and we will post your contact information. Due to people wanting their privacy and confidencial postal and emailing addresses we request your permission.
Happy Holidays to Everyone
Champion Of Merit
Send in at least 3 pictures showing front, side and rear views of the
Send all submissions to:
Please send in your potential champion!
Dogs that have been accepted into the Foundation Stock for this quarter
Dog's Applying for Foundation Stock
The following is a list of dogs and their heritage applying for foundation stock dogs. This list will be posted for 3 months in each issue of the newsletter and on the internet on the NRTA web site.
Dog - Shelly's Weeping Willow
FOUNDATION STOCK NETWORK
Our Rat Terrier Foundation Network is now in motion. This Network of breeders is dedicated to producing good dogs for the improvement and the preservation of the breed. Why? With the continuing watch on the health survey it is essential that our breeds problems decrease and not increase. We are asking all our breeders to participate in the project.
We have created a foundation stock registry database that will list those dogs that qualify. This will make the search for stock free of defects easier to locate. In addition the database will also identify and marks carriers of genetic defects. Any dog entering the system must have 3 generations of complete pedigree information. It is the goal to compile 200-300 dogs to be used for studbook records that must be free of and free of producing all major defects. The Registry will be kept open to allow new blood to enter which is essential to the future of the breed.
If you would like to join go to http://www.nrta.com/breedforfoundation/networkfoundation.html
or email us for information sent to you. Applications can be submitted
online or by postal mail.
New Deb O Sullivan
The following list of people are available to take in a Rat Terrier that is in need. Please contact them if you are someone who is in need of finding a home.
Rescue and Adoption Board is now up and running on the NRTA web site.
If you need to post a dog for http://www.nrta.com/rescue.html
Coat color inheritance is a valuable tool for
the breeder who wants to also include color breeding in their program.
It includes instant color crossing results (over 2800 crosses), color identification
photos, Chat rooms with discussions on genetic inheritance, breeding problems
and how to solve them and coat color - questions and answers.
LIST OF NRTA OFFICIALS
Vice President Barbara Cox -Texas 409-386-1787 E-Mail email@example.com
Treasurer Chet Jackson - CT - 860-563-2293 E-Mail firstname.lastname@example.org
District Vice Presidents
Marion Shiller - Texas - (512) 455-9181 E-Mail email@example.com District 2 Southwest
Lou Blanco - California - 831-763-9121 E-mail Cdrkennels@aol.com District 5 West
Guy Chatterton - NC -(828) 584-6584 E-Mail firstname.lastname@example.org District 3 South
Peter Precourt -CT - 860-228-9691 E-Mail email@example.com -New England
Shirley Holubec - TX - 830-535-6507 E-Mail firstname.lastname@example.org South
Mike Branch - NC - 336-366-2845 E-Mail email@example.com South
Sherri Chatterton - NC -(828) 584-6584 E-Mail firstname.lastname@example.org South
Deb O Sullivan - NY - 845-855-8162 E-Mail email@example.com East
Kerri Darr -WA - 360-673-2861 E-Mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Kathy Mateleska -NC - 704-633-1326 email@example.com
Joe Nonidez - GA - 404-529-1775
Jackie Hagberg- CA- 209-674-4355 E-Mail JackieBHagberg@webtv.net
Roxanne Laing - CA - 209-966-2840 E-Mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Gail Dykstra - MT - 406-883-9410 E-Mail email@example.com
Paulette Buckner - MT - 406-358-2480 E-Mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Heidi Zbleski - WI - 715-822-5580 E-Mail email@example.com
April Snapp - ME - 207-654-2399E-Mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Susan Hege - NC - 910-980-1993 E-mail email@example.com
Kathrine Loftis - AL - 205-904-8782
Carol & Jerome Bowers - FL 352-621-3110 E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Teresa Pitts - GA - 770-969-8861 E Mail Tpitts82@yahoo.com
Decker Giant Advisory Team
To Register With the National Rat Terrier Registry (NRTR)
The NRTA database tracks color genetics and other tell-tail genetic indicators such as NB-tails. The Decker Rat Terrier is being registered along with the percentage of Decker blood that is actually carried. We have listings up to 9 generations tracking back the history of our Rats on many of our dogs including the decker strain that goes back as far as the original Decker's Henry.
By registering your dogs through the NRTA you help insure the protection of the breed. We maintain records that clearly define the development of our breed. We record not only your dog's ancestry, but define a clear picture of the dogs that went into the makeup of the breed and how it has changed since its introduction to America.