Welcome!

The Fox Terrier Club of Northern California (FTCNC) has been bringing enthusiasts of Fox Terriers together since its inception in 1937. The first Specialty Show took place seven years later, in 1944. The FTCNC has had great success hosting Specialty Shows for more than 70 years!

Since the Club’s founding, our mission has been to:

  • encourage and promote purebred Fox Terriers for show and as family pets
  • urge members and breeders to accept the standards of the breed as approved by the American Kennel Club (AKC)
  • protect and advance the interests of the breed by encouraging sportsmanlike competition at dog shows as well as through obedience and field trials
  • conduct sanctioned and licensed specialty shows
  • support Fox Terrier Rescue and
  • have fun doing all of the above!

Featured Event:  Behind the Scenes of a Dog Show

Ever thought about taking your Fox Terrier into the show ring? If for no other reason than to see what the experience is like? The FTCNC is here to help you run with the big dogs. “Conformation” is the official name for “dog shows”. While they may seem fun and exciting, the true purpose of conformation showing is to evaluate breeding stock. The dog’s conformation—its overall appearance and structure—is what is being judged in the ring. Our conformation/handling clinic will teach owners how to present their Fox Terriers to a judge at a dog show. Attendees will be introduced to stacking, gaiting, ring patterns, and proper presentation skills. Read more

Join or Renew Your FTCNC Membership Today!

It’s easy to become a member of, or renew your membership to, the FTCNC. Submit your 2017 membership dues and confirm your email address today and you will be automatically registered for a chance to win a luxurious 4-day and 3-night stay for your Fox Terrier at a private Ultra Suite (valued at $480) courtesy of Wag Hotels—our official 2017 Membership Sponsor. With locations in San Francisco, Sacramento, Oakland, and Redwood City, Wag Hotels are conveniently located throughout the Bay Area. First log in, then click here to join or renew.

Sirius: The Little Dog Who Almost Changed History

It’s said to be the first-ever novel by a dog. As such, the FTCNC thinks you should know about it. It’s Berlin, 1938: Sirius, a dashing fox terrier, lives a charmed life with the German Jewish family, the Liliencrons. But, with the rise of Nazism, the Liliencrons decide to leave Berlin for Hollywood. Sirius takes his destiny into his own hands with the kind of melancholic mirth exclusive to his breed. He becomes a celebrated film star and circus performer. But, when a magic trick goes wrong, Sirius ends up back in war-torn Berlin in the Führer’s headquarters as Adolf Hitler’s lap dog… and an informant for the resistance. Read more

Download the New FTCNC Mobile App v2.0

Designed specifically for members of the Fox Terrier Club of Northern California, the FTCNC mobile app allows members to view and reserve seats at upcoming shows and events, join and pay dues, find approved fox terrier breeders and rescue dogs, look up definitions to dog related terms, and keep up to date with breaking news from the American Kennel Club. FTCNC — the ultimate Fox Terrier experience now at your fingertips! Available in iTunes App Store and Google Play.

Upcoming Events

Save The Date - Saturday, March 18th
Meeting of the FTCNC Board of Directors
Time: 10:00am - 11:00am
Place: Teleconference
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Save The Date - Friday, April 14th
FTCNC 73rd Annual April Specialty
Time: 8:00am - 12:00pm
Place: California Exposition Center (Cal Expo)
1600 Exposition Boulevard, Sacramento
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Save The Date - Sunday, May 7th
All Aboard: Return to Niles Canyon Railway
Time: 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Place: Sunol Depot
6 Kilkare Road, Sunol
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Save The Date - Sunday, June 18th
Behind the Scenes of a Dog Show
Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Place: Wag Hotel
25 14th Street, San Francisco
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Save The Date - Saturday, July 1st
6th Annual Wire Walk & Smooth Stroll
Time: 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Place: Samuel P. Taylor Park
8889 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard, Lagunitas
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Save The Date - Saturday, August 12th
Board & Membership Meeting at Cavallo Point
Time: 11:00am - 1:00pm
Place: Cavallo Point
601 Murray Circle, Sausalito
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Save The Date - Saturday, August 26th - Sunday, August 27th
Grand Coastal Train Trip to SBKC Dog Show
Time: 10:00am - 9:00pm
Place: Earl Warren Showgrounds
3400 Calle Real, Santa Barbara
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