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 65 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:  Dashiell Hammett Walking Tour

Join FTCNC members and guests (and of course, fox terriers) for an educational afternoon as part of The Dashiell Hammett Tour—the longest-running literary tour in the nation—a San Francisco walking tour of notable locations from the hard-boiled detective novels of accomplished writer Dashiell Hammett (author of the famed The Thin Man series). Among the stops on the tour: 891 Post Street, where Hammett lived and wrote in the 1920s. A recent New York Times article takes a closer look at San Francisco’s noir heritage and The Dashiell Hammett Tour. Read more

Join the FTCNC Today!

It’s easy to become a member of, or renew your membership to, the FTCNC. Simply click here. Submit your membership dues and confirm your email address today and you will be automatically registered to win a gift certificate for All Day Play to Wag Hotels — the official 2016 Membership Sponsor. With locations in San Francisco, Sacramento, Oakland, and Redwood City, Wag Hotels are conveniently located throughout the Bay Area.

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, August 27th - Sunday, August 28th
Coastal Train Trip to SBKC Dog Show
Time: 10:00am - 9:00pm
Place: Earl Warren Showgrounds
3400 Calle Real, Santa Barbara
Click here for details

Save The Date - Saturday, September 10th
What are Service, Companion, and Therapy Dogs, and How Do They Differ?
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Place: Wag Hotel
25 14th Street, San Francisco
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Save The Date - Sunday, September 25th
Up and Down the Mean Streets: Dashiell Hammett Walking Tour
Time: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Place: San Francisco Main Library
100 Larkin Street, San Francisco
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Save The Date - Sunday, October 2nd
Annual St. Francis Blessing of the Animals
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
Place: Saint Stephen's Episcopal Church
3 Bayview Avenue, Belvedere
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Save The Date - Sunday, October 30th
The World Famous Popovich Comedy Pet Theater
Time: 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Place: Palace of Fine Arts Theatre
3301 Lyon Street, San Francisco
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Save The Date - Saturday, November 12th
Bird Watching and Bird Doggin’ at Baylands Nature Preserve
Time: 11:00am - 1:00pm
Place: Lucy Evans Baylands Nature Interpretive Center
2775 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto
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Save The Date - Saturday, December 3rd
FTCNC 80th Annual Meeting & Holiday Party
Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Place: Wag Hotel
25 14th Street, San Francisco
Click here for details

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