Fell and Moorland WTC

Always remember your terriers



2018 rescue of a terrier called Sue. She was trapped in a rock pile high above Keighley, after a call from a local keeper,She was trapped 19m deep. Terrier men 
came from far and wide to help get her out. In total she was trapped for 5 days before she was pulled free.
For more information on this rescue and much more great work done by the club purchase this years yearbook from your local rep available this summer.

Year Book

A new yearbook is being produced hopefully to be out this summer
Contact your rep for details.

Reps required

  • Dorset & hants
  • South lakes 
  • North yorks
  • Glos,Hereford,Wilts & worcs
  • East Anglia
  • Home Counties 
  • North Wales
  • West midlands 
If anybody is interested in running any of these areas contact Gen Sec Robert Gear- 07879485657 


Reminder to members,your Subs are now due, please contact your local Rep or the Gen Secretary Rob Gear 07879485657

Micro Chipping of Dogs

As of 6th April All Dogs will be required to be chipped by law.


Tail Docking Still OK for Working Dogs

Strict exemption will allow docking of working dogs to continue


An attempt to ban all docking of dogs tails failed by 11 votes at the Report Stage of the Animal Welfare Bill in the House of Commons last night, after a concerted lobbying campaign inside and outside Westminster by a coalition of organisations.


The Countryside Alliance, the British Association for Shooting and Conservation and the Country Land and Business Association all actively campaigned for the welfare of working dogs.


Under the Bill a vet will have to certify that the dog is likely to work in security, search and rescue, pest control or lawful shooting activities later in life and docked dogs will have to be identity chipped before three months of age. Defra have not yet announced the documentation that will be needed to support certification, but it may include the production of a firearms certificate or a counter signatory system similar to that for shotgun certificates.


Simon Hart, Chief Executive of the Countryside Alliance said: “There could not be a better example of the importance of co-ordinated lobbying by a coalition of organisations. Our campaign revealed that contrary to the claims of the animal rights lobby there was no majority of public support for a total ban and there were senior vets who argued that the welfare of working dogs was best protected by allowing the practice to continue.


“Working with the Government we produced a compromise that will be practical for the shooting community and which, crucially, gave MPs confidence that only working dogs would continue to be docked.


“But this vote could not have been won without the input of thousands of ordinary working dog owners making the case to their MPs up and down the country. Constituency lobbying of MPs by the voters who elect them is always more effective than even the best Westminster lobbying operation.


“This vote was far too close for comfort and the lesson for the shooting community is clear: lobbying and campaigning does work, but we must become more organised, motivated and effective to fight for shooting at Westminster and in constitiuencies”.




For further information, please contact the Press Office on 0207 840 9220 or 07775 938792


A 50th year limited edition commemorative plate has been commissioned 
Contact stock control N. Newburn- 07821943415

Cormemorative Glasses and Tankards

 Tankards £10.00 plus postage (out of stock)
Glasses £7.00 plus postage (limited stock available)
Contact stock control N.Newburn- 07821943415

Terrier Man Attacked

Seven people were arrested after the incident, which happened as the East Sussex and Romney Marsh Hunt held a trail hunt on Monday.

Hunt members said that a group of 30 saboteurs, many wearing balaclavas and carrying fence posts and bricks, had turned up to their meet.

They said that the victim, a farmer in his late twenties, had been following on a quad bike when he became separated from the rest of the 25-strong hunt.

He was allegedly pulled from his machine and set upon by a group of seven saboteurs.

The farmer was taken to Conquest Hospital in Hastings and later transferred to Hurstwood Park Hospital, Haywards Heath, where he remained in a serious but stable condition last night.

James Hallett, a spokesman for the hunt, said: "These people call themselves hunt monitors but they were being very aggressive.

"Two of our supporters went back to try to help but one of those was also hit and bruised and another lady's horse was hit."

A spokesman for Sussex Police said that officers were called to farmland in

Broad Oak, near Rye, at 11.40am on Monday to reports of clashes between anti-hunt protesters and supporters.

She said that five men and two women, five from London and two from Hertfordshire, had been arrested on suspicion of a public order offence and remained in custody.

The lad who helps out with the terrier work was beaten by these so called animal rights people.

They have no interest in animal welfare and are just Thugs, be aware they are out there,so keep on your toes.