WHAT ANTA ASKS OF ITS MEMBERS
The American Norfolk Terrier Association (ANTA) is dedicated to the preservation
of the Norfolk Terrier as a game, sporting companion. We are primarily an
educational organization. Our purpose is to help make the ownership of Norfolks
a rewarding experience for both dogs and people alike. From our members,
we ask the following:
- Learn as much about this hardy breed of sporting terrier as possible
and appreciate his right to be influenced by his ancestors. This is a working
terrier. Let him act like one.
- Help set an example for other Norfolk owners. When you stress the privileges
inherent in owning this breed, do so in a positive, supportive fashion.
- Think very carefully before beginning a breeding program. Make sure
you are ready for the responsibilities involved. Understand that breeding
dogs is not an activity that should be entered casually.
- Enjoy the many facets of the breed. If you show in the conformation
or obedience ring, be distinguished by your good sportsmanship. If your
dogs race, go-to-ground or do agility, share in their enjoyment. If your
dogs can provide a service by nursing homes or schools, give them the opportunity.
And, if your Norfolk is "merely" your best friend, treasure your
- Be an active club member. Support ANTA's educational endeavors, attend
matches and meetings. If you can write an article for ANTIC, take
photographs at a club event, transport starting boxes and agility obstacles,
or lick stamps for mailings, volunteer!
Norfolk Terrier Pedigree Book, 1990 Edition
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