Rat Terrier Club of America "RTCA" is the official parent club for the Rat Terrier and AKC Has now accepted the Rat Terrier into the AKC Stud Book on June 1, 2013. The breed will be eligible to compete in the Terrier Group beginning June 26, 2013. There will also be an open registry for the breed until July 1, 2018.
The Rat Terrier Club of America is the first National organization to provide information and a standard for the Rat Terrier. Due to our club members and Board of Directos efforts, Rat Terriers are now an AKC full status breed and eligible for participation in all AKC conformation and performance events as of June 23rd 2013!