On December 18, 1896 three men had the foresight to form the Irish Terrier Club of America. They were Samuel D. Parker, O. W. Donner and H. White. The first meeting was held prior to the Westminster Show on February 23rd, 1897. The club was formed “to promote interest in, and pure breeding of, what its members agree is just about the most satisfactory terrier extant.”


Today the ITCA consists of a governing body composed of 5 Officers and 12 Governors and a membership of over 400 persons from the US, Canada, Europe and Australia. The Club sponsors a national specialty and an annual traveling specialty, multiple local events, and produces a quarterly newsletter with show results, upcoming events, health information and many other topics.


The Irish Terrier Club of America is open to all persons who share a fondness for this happy rugged terrier, the Irish Terrier. New members are welcome, but have to be sponsored by a member.

BIDDING BEGINS FRIDAY, JANUARY 13th, 2022 at 12:00 am
As most of you know, 2022 is a very special year for the ITCA. We will be celebrating our 125th Anniversary. To help make the 125th ITCA Anniversary National Specialty Show extra special, we are offering significantly
upgraded take-home prizes. It is our hope this sponsorship auction will help offset the higher cost of trophies
and at the same time make the 125th National Specialty a spectacular historical event!
Here is how it works:
ITCA has provided below a list and photos of its top take-home prizes, including upgraded framed rosettes. If
you would like to sponsor the offering of one of these prizes, you can submit bids on one or more of the listed
take-home prizes. All winning sponsorships of take-home prizes offered in the auction will be listed in the show
catalog as offered by the ITCA and the winning sponsor. If you are the winning sponsor of a one or more
trophies, you may offer the prize in your name, or you can honor a Heart Dog, Mentor or Friend. Group
Sponsors are limited to four individual names.
Bids Open at 12:00 am (Eastern) January 13, 2022
and will close 11:59 pm (Eastern) on February 28, 2022
Bidding is open to Individuals and ITCA Regional Clubs
We will accept bids on our FACEBOOK page and via e-mail at The leading bid for
sponsorship of each take-home prize will be updated every few days via email and on Facebook.