North American Working Airedale Terrier Association

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Organization Purpose

The North America Working Airedale Terrier Association (NAWATA) is an organization that is dedicated to preserving, protecting and promoting the working dog heritage of the Airedale Terrier breed. The objectives of the organization are:

1. To preserve, promote and exhibit the working character of the Airedale Terrier in the United States.

2. To preserve the Airedale Terrier in accordance with the breed standard as working dogs.

3. To promote and encourage the training and use of the Airedale Terrier for work that is consistent with the breed, including tracking, obedience, protection work, hunting, as well as agility and other performance sports.

4. To conduct a Working Airedale Terrier Championship of the Year Schutzhund trial.

5. To conduct European-style breed shows, which evaluate the conformation of the Airedale Terrier as a working breed.

6. To conduct other activities for which the Airedale Terrier is suitable including, but not limited to, ZTP breed suitability tests, AD endurance tests, agility trials, and training or breeding seminars.

7. To develop a Breed Registry for the Working Airedale Terrier in the United States.

8. To promote humane treatment and training methods, and to support responsible dog ownership and breeding practices, and encourage sportsmanship among owners, breeders and fanciers of the Airedale Terrier.

9. To publish a magazine to advance the objectives of the NAWATA.

10. To maintain an open dialogue with all clubs sharing similar objectives, national and international, while insuring the autonomy of the NAWATA.

Our Mission

To preserve, promote and exhibit the working character of the Airedale Terrier in the United States. We strive to make a difference by educating the public and expanding our reach.