۩ To encourage and promote quality in the breeding of purebred terriers and to do
all possible to bring their natural qualities to perfection.
۩ To urge members and breeders to accept the standards of their breeds as approved
by the American Kennel Club as the only standards of excellence by which all terriers shall be judged, and to educate
current and prospective judges to those standards.
۩ To do all in its power to protect and
advance the interests and welfare of all terriers by promoting responsible dog ownership and by encouraging sportsmanlike
conduct at all conformation, companion and performance events.
۩ To conduct sanctioned matches, dog shows,
fun days, B matches, earthdog trials, obedience trials, tracking tests, agility trials, rally trials, and all other performance
events under the rules and regulations of the American Kennel Club.
۩ To conduct educational symposiums.