Airedale Terrier Club of Victoria (Australia)

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Just Released and now available

a sequel to the fabulous cartoon book Dopey Dale by Paul Clarke, released in the 1980's
Life According to Dale is now available from the ATCV Club Sales @ $15 per copy + $5 p&p within Australia


ATCV Championship Show  September 22nd 2015

  Best Exhibit in Show
 Ch. Yeloman Just William

Judge: Mr Zsolt Lokodi (Romania)

 ATCV Championship Show June 6th. 2015


Best Exhibit in Show
( Red Show)
Ch. Oldiron Trivial Pursuit

Judge: April Clyde (USA)

Best Exhibit in Show
( Blue  Show)
Ch. Yeloman Jazz Funk

Judge: Todd Clyde (USA)


 Airedale Terrier Club of Victoria Inc.

 (Dedicated to the welfare and promotion of Airedale Terriers)


The Airedale Terrier Club of Victoria Inc. was established in 1929 and is believed to be the second oldest pure breed dog club in Victoria. The Airedale Terrier Club is "Dedicated to the Welfare and Promotion of Airedale Terriers". The Airedale Terrier Club of Victoria is an affilliate of Dogs Victoria, the peak canine body in this state, and therefore The Australian National Kennel Council. As an incorporated association and member of Dogs Victoria the club collectively and members individually are bound by a code of ethics, incorporation law and our constitution and by laws. The finances are independently audited annually.

 The club has had a number of focuses over the years including Conformation Shows, Obedience training and trials, Rescue and Rehoming, Education, Social events for members and Airedales. Each year the Airedale Terrier Club of Victoria will offer several Airedale Terrier experiences. These may include an annual dog show, grooming training, a memorabillia (Airedale specific) event in the Dog Museum, a Beach Picnic, A Bush Walk, a River Walk, Christmas Party with the Airedales and much more.

Persons who have an interest in The Airedale Terrier are welcome to join. Details and forms can be downloaded here as well as the "What is on page" on this web site. One of the many benefits of membership is our breed club magazine, The Airedaler, which is published four times a year.

Apart from the annual championship show and open show all club events are for members only, however, membership forms are available at all events and new members welcomed and encouraged at point of entry.

Airedale Terriers are one of the healthiest of breeds. They are highly regarded as family suitable and while being a capable protector are known to be wonderful with children. Their marvelous coat is about as anti allergenic as a dog coat can be and accordingly requires more grooming care than the coats that spoil your clothes and furniture by shedding. Airedales do not shed. ATCV member breeders breed from hip surveyed stock and in everyway are attemping to improve this wonderful quality breed.

In 1986 there were 534 Airedale puppies bred in Australia in 2005 that figure had dropped to 191. In 2005 10146 pure bred terriers were registered as bred in Australia. The Airedale Terrier while the KING of TERRIERS (and often also the Court Jester) is certainly the best of breeds and now, more often being judged as rare. Consider joining this elite fraternity by being an Airedale owner and Airedale Terrier Club member.

Check "What's On" page for coming events, Championship Show, puppy get togethers at Beach Day, Bush Picnic and Christmas by the Billabong as well as up to date news.

Club History: The Airedale Terrier Club of Victoria commenced in 1929. Our largest ever Airedale Show was 1976 when Arthur Lodge of England was brought to Australia to judge 174 Airedales. This at the time was the world record number of Airedale Terriers at any one show.

 The club secretary is Ms Sue Wilson who can be contacted by phone or email.  (03) 9889 4819

Payments to the
ATCV may now be made through PayPal
Please contact the Treasurer for details


 Still available

The ATCV 1991 - 2010 Year Book " A Chronicle of Awards & Titles"
Check out all the details for purchase on the Year Book page of this site. 


Committee of Management 2014

President:        Keith L Lovell  (03)56278110 and 0419231129 or

Vice President:   Peter Hatton  0417 568 300 

Secretary and Public Officer:    Sue Wilson  (03) 9889 4819

Assistant Secretary and Airedaler Editor:   Sue Henderson  
(03) 9752 7415

Treasurer:     Julie Conroy

General Committee:             Patricia Lovell (03)56278110 or 0409278110
                                                Ken Campbell
                                                Jan Hatton - Club Sales  0417 568 300



Current Life Members of the Airedale Terrier Club of Victoria Inc.

         Pauline Lewis (Moylarg Airedales)

Peter & Jan Hatton  (Bushveldt Airedales)

Sue Henderson (Kingaire Airedale Terriers)

Keith & Trish Lovell (Tjuringa Airedale Terriers)


The Airedale Terrier Club of Victoria Inc. is sponsored by Vet's All Natural




 Special Note!  There are Airedale Clubs in Queensland and New South Wales with links on this web site and found in the Airedale Pages of  If you purchase a puppy in Victoria and live in one of those states; PLEASE JOIN THAT STATE AIREDALE CLUB. Breeders.......please ensure interstate puppy purchasers are encouraged to join the club in their state. Interstate enthusiasts are also welcome to join the Airedale Terrier Club of Victoria.



Contact Details

Keith Lovell
Darnum, VIC, Australia
Phone : (03) 56278110
Email :

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