National Rat Terrier Association
26 Park Drive Rocky Hill, CT 06067
E-mail email@example.com 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……..See them inside this issue.
Champion Of Merit
We are once again looking for more candidates for Champions of Merit dogs that will be featured in the newsletter and on the NRTA website.
Dogs must be at least 1 year of age for submission. They must be registered with the NRTR. Both ears should be the same; all styles of ear sets are included. We cannot accept one up and one down.
Regardless of what the dog looks like to you, we can only judge the dog by the photos sent in. We look closely at the standards for the breed in choosing our winners.
Send in at least 3 pictures showing front, side and rear views of the
Send all submissions to:
Please send in your potential champion!
All dogs that have been accepted into the Foundation Stock
Fire Mountain's Tonka
Fire Mountain's Ringo Rules
Fire Mountain's J.K.
Fire Mountain's Captain Hook
Fire Mountain's Desiree
Fire Mountain's Drummer Boy
Fire Mountain's Kirby
Burzs Lady Bug
RPK's Fire Cracker
Rat Pack's Gigilo
RPKs Lestat De La Canine
RPK's Kiss Me In The Morning
Shellys Weeping Willow
RPK's K2 Running Brook
Rocky Acres Batman aka Baby
Chico Buggy Gordito
Pinecreek Joy Boy
Coxs Cupcake Cutie
Holubec's Mr Bean
Fire Mountain North Silverado
Fire Mountain North Sassy Too
Fire Mtn North Yankee Doodle Dandy
Fire Mountain North Sassy Sarah
Fire Mountain North Little Boy Blue
Fire Mountain North Tequila Sunrise
Fire Mountain North Cocoa
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.
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.
How about some Questions and answers
If you have a question send it in and we will try to answer it for you.
Email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Question: OK here goes, my 15 month toy rat terrier, Sasha, is
so anti social, and we don't know why, we have had company ever sense we
got her, and always taken her out to others homes. She will have NOTHING
to do with anybody else but us. She is so loving and loyal to us but God
forbid somebody else try to love or even play ball with her. We can't even
go away for a couple days because she is so anti others, I feel like a
nursing mother again. Never had a dog before that didn't love others, I
understand the initial barking when someone comes in, but she just will
go under something and hide, and she has never been hurt by anybody! Anybody
had that problem or have any answers. No we have not taken her to any classes,
I am not well so don't other then
Please visit our Rescue and Adoption Board. http://www.nrta.com/rescue.html
Here people can post dogs that need homes or want to rescue a rat in need. Please check it out. There are postings from many states in the USA. Help us find a match for some of these rats.
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 email@example.com 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.
LIST OF NRTA OFFICIALS
Vice President Barbara Cox -Texas 409-386-1787 E-Mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer Chet Jackson - CT - 860-563-2293 E-Mail email@example.com
District Vice Presidents
Marion Shiller - Texas - (512) 455-9181 E-Mail firstname.lastname@example.org District 2 Southwest
Lou Compton-Blanco - California - 831-763-9121 E-mail Lcdrkennels@aol.com District 5 West
Guy Chatterton - NC -(828) 584-6584 E-Mail email@example.com District 3 South
Peter Precourt -CT - 860-228-9691 E-Mail firstname.lastname@example.org -New England
Shirley Holubec - TX - 830-535-6507 E-Mail email@example.com South
Mike Branch - NC - 336-366-2845 E-Mail firstname.lastname@example.org South
Sherri Chatterton - NC -(828) 584-6584 E-Mail email@example.com South
Deb O Sullivan - NY - 845-855-8162 E-Mail firstname.lastname@example.org East
Kerri Darr -WA - 360-673-2861 E-Mail email@example.com
Kathy Mateleska -NC - 704-633-1326 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 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
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.