From humble beginnings, resulting from a meeting of 17 like-minded Border Terrier enthusiasts at Park House, Gosforth, held on 1st December 1946, the Northern Border Terrier Club was formed and is now the third most senior of the seven Breed Clubs in the United Kingdom. Only the Border Terrier Club, founded in 1920, and the Southern Border Terrier Club, founded in 1930, can lay claim to more years of service to the Border Terrier.
Geographically, the Northern Club is closest to the natural home of the breed, being that tract of Border Country between England and Scotland bounded by the Cheviot Hills and the remote valleys of the Rede, Coquet, North Tyne and Liddesdale, all famous for the traditional Border Shepherd Shows featuring classes for Border Terriers.
With the ever increasing popularity - some would say too much so - of the breed, the membership of the Club has risen from the select few of those in the immediate post Second World War period to the hundreds who enjoy the benefits of the Club today.
Whatever the outcome of the present day political interference in the traditions of the countryside, one thing is undeniably certain, the Border Terrier will continue to influence and attract a countless number of devotees, for whom this unique breed with it's game terrier instinct holds such a firm place in so many hearts. The Northern Border Terrier Club is one of it's guardians for the future - long may the breed continue to flourish.