The future of any breed lays in the hands of its Fanciers. The APTA is dedicated to the men and women that ensure the future of the Type/Breed. Specifically the Men and Women that are working their dogs. *pedigrees to contact information everything is kept confidential*
The APTA is proud to introduce P.O.W. Registration which stands for Proof of Work Registration. The Patterdale Terrier is a working breed of dog. The APTA is committed to doing our part to ensure the Patterdale Terrier continues to be a working breed in the future.The P.O.W Registration is one of several ways we help encourage fanciers of the breed to continue to work them. Proof of Work Registration is the result of our efforts to protect breeders of honest working dogs hard work and ensure the next generation of workers. Our P.O.W system is also a great way to encourage new puppy owners to fulfill your "Breeders Working Agreements".
With P.O.W. Registration new owners of a puppy will receive full Registration and a Certificate of Registration. The owners then have the opportunity to document and show proof of their terrier working, at which point in time they will receive a 4 generation Pedigree for their dog with Worker Seal. Dogs that prove to be workers will be identified on all future pedigrees.
The breed is a working breed and so dogs that have been successfully worked are marked as workers on each pedigree. Making it easier for anyone to look at a pedigree and see who the workers are. Also identify on our merit list is the kind of work qualifying dogs do (above or ground work ect)
The APTA is committed to supplying owners with the most accurate pedigree's possible. For this reason we are the only registration known with a "Pedigree Panel" that consists of several fanciers of the breed with over 100 years combined experience with the breed. While nothing is perfect in the world of pedigrees we believe this helps ensure the most accurate pedigrees possible
Because the Patterdale Terrier is a working breed the workers in the breed deserve to get the spotlight. For this reason Working Terriers can earn working titles as well as Merit Points (and thus be place on our Merit Point list) for consistently proving their working abilities and documenting the work they do. The APTA is for those who want to hear more about the workers of the breed.
Inaccurate Pedigree's and paper hanging are a problem with this breed. While you will find inaccurate pedigrees in ANY AND ALL other breeds, this breed is notorious for being riddled with false pedigrees.
While it can not address the past, DNA profiling helps to prove the accuracy of pedigrees going forward. We encourage DNA Profiling and identify members of the breed that have been profiled. Once a Dog and Bitch have been DNA profiled you can 100% ensure the accuracy of the next generation.