National Rat Terrier Association
26 Park Drive   Rocky Hill, CT 06067
Phone 860-563-2293 
Thank you to all who have cared about the Rat Terrier and 
participated to keep them a sound healthy breed in the future.

NRTA Newsletter Online or by Postal Mail
As of the March 2002 issue of the newsletter we will be offering it online on the NRTA website or sent to you fully printed in the mail. If you choose to change your way of receiving it please notify us by email at or call 860-563-2293. The membership fee is $20.00 per year online or $30.00 to have it printed out.
The National Rat Terrier Association will be working on bringing together Rats and their people for agility matches. We hope to get some events rolling in the near future. 

We also have plans in action for setting up some education type seminars. The education on the Rat Terrier and knowing the standards of the breed is vital in breeding great rats for a long time in the future. 

If there is anyone out there interested in playing a part in some way, please contact us with what you might have in mind.


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. 
Karen Miltmore Washington, 509-662-3356,
Susan Hege Dunn, NC 910-980-1993
Heidi Zbleski Comstock, WI 715-822-5580 
Kathrine Loftis Fayatte, AL 205-904-8782

Carol Bowers Homosassa, FL 352-621-3110 
Deb O'Sullivan Pawling, NY 845-855-8162
Rex Rogers Scottsdale, AZ 480-945-3499

Rescue and Adoption Board is now up and running on the NRTA web site. If you need to post a dog for

If you wish to be listed as a breeder with the NRTA, you need to fill out a Breeders Application, register your dogs with the NRTR and abide by the Codes of Ethics. You can locate this information at here or email us at to have the forms mailed to you or call us at 860-563-2293.


     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.

The following is a list of the NRTA officials. Please contact the representative that is closest to you if you have any questions. This list is subject to change on a quarterly basis; please check your current newsletter for any updates.
Cabinet Members
President  Margaret Burz - CT - 860-563-2293 E-Mail
Vice President  Barbara Cox -Texas 409-386-1787 E-Mail
Treasurer  Chet Jackson - CT - 860-563-2293 E-Mail

District Vice Presidents

Chet Jackson - CT - 860-563-2293 District 1 New England
Marion Shiller - Texas - (512) 455-9181 E-Mail District 2 Southwest
Lou Blanco - California - 831-763-9121 E-mail District 5 West
Guy Chatterton - NC -(828) 584-6584 E-Mail District 3 South

Regional Directors

Stan Simon-MI-517-593-3405 North
Peter Precourt -CT - 860-228-9691  E-Mail -New England
Shirley Holubec - TX - 830-535-6507 E-Mail South
Mike Branch - NC - 336-366-2845 E-Mail South
Sherri Chatterton - NC -(828) 584-6584 E-Mail South
Deb O Sullivan - NY - 845-855-8162  E-Mail East

State Inspectors

Brenda Morris -IN - 812-883-2318 E-Mail
Kerri Darr -WA - 360-673-2861 E-Mail
Kathy Mateleska -NC - 704-633-1326
Joe Nonidez - GA - 404-529-1775 
Jackie Hagberg- CA- 209-674-4355 E-Mail
Roxanne Laing - CA - 209-966-2840 E-Mail
Gail Dykstra - MT - 406-883-9410 E-Mail
Paulette Buckner - MT - 406-358-2480 E-Mail
Heidi Zbleski - WI - 715-822-5580 E-Mail
April Snapp - ME - 207-654-2399E-Mail
Susan Hege - NC - 910-980-1993 E-mail
Kathrine Loftis - AL - 205-904-8782
Carol & Jerome Bowers - FL 352-621-3110 E-mail
Cindy Collins - NC - 828-524-5020  Email
Peggy Norman - WA - 360-740-8032 E Mail
Teresa Pitts - GA - 770-969-8861 E Mail

Decker Giant Advisory Team
Tim Brown
Rosalie Rinear
Stan Simon
Guy Chatterton

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.

Thank you to all who have cared about the Rat Terrier and participated to keep them a sound healthy breed in the future.

NRTA Code Of Ethics
NRTA Breeders Code Of Ethics