BTCA Committee Members

The Biewer Terrier Club of America Committees are the heartbeat of the club. They make sure that each aspect of the club is running smoothly and the rules of the AKC are followed and kept up to date.

Agility Events

Our club is licensed by the AKC to hold all-breed agility trials.

  • Agility Chair: Yolando Russel 

Event Committee

To represent the Biewer Terrier Club of America (BTCA) and the American Kennel Club (AKC) with integrity and sportsmanship. To organize show events and keep accurate records of wins and titles.

  • Event Chairperson: Lisa Palanca
  • Committee Member: Andrea Cappillucci
  • Committee Member: Susan Hines

Fundraising Committee

To create fundraising opportunities that will benefit the BTCA's ongoing education programs, specialty programs, advertisting, etc.

Junior Showmanship Committee

The Junior Showmanship Committee encourages the participation of juniors in activities with Biewer Terriers. Junior Showmanship offers children between the ages of 9 and 18, opportunities to develop handling skills, learn good sportsmanship, and become educated about dogs and dog shows.

  • Junior Showmanship Chair: Kelley Ruffoni
  • Committee Member: Jessica Caldwell

Meet the Breeds and Expos Committee

As the parent club for the Biewer Terrier we will present the Biewer Terrier to the public with professionalism, honesty and integrity.

  • Meet The Breeds Chair: Whitney Aronson
  • Committee Member: Debarah Billings
  • Committee Member: Amy Cox
  • Committee Member: Debbie Haas
  • Committee Member: Crystal Suchocki

Membership Committee

To assist anyone interested in becoming a member of the BTCA with their application. Review applications, interview applicants and sponsors and recruit new memberships. After a full investigation, the committee reports it's findings and recommendations to the board.

Health & Genetics Committee

To help our Biewer Terriers live long, healthy lives. To provide education that promotes Biewer Terrier health and responsible breeding practices. To encourage health testing and self-reporting of illnesses, to aid in identifying health issues within Biewer Terriers and establish priorities for solving them. To encourage and support research on health problems and to make the latest research results accessible to Biewer Terrier breeders and pet owners.

Judges Education Committee

Educate Judges on the standard of the Biewer Terrier in a positive and unbiased manner. Provide breed information to all that inquire; Judges, breeders, and owners.

  • Judges Education Committee ChairNayef Homsi 
  • Committee Member: Debarah Billings
  • Committee Member: Michele Lyons
  • Committee Member: Pat Keen
  • Committee Member: Teresa Cuchiaro
  • Committee Member: Maria Del Mar Busto
  • Committee Member: Dale Martenson

Newsletter Committee

Report on BTCA, Inc. activities and provide information about issues that may be of interest to the Biewer Terrier community. Post Biewer Terrier pictures, show wins, and developing stories. Post the officers of the BTCA and newly accepted members. Include health and research information, articles from the membership, and AKC updates.

Registration Questions


Rescue Committee

Our mission is to place these dogs in safe, loving and permanent homes with approved applicants, and to provide a supportive network for our volunteers, who after all, make our goals possible.

Website Committee

To create and maintain a website that provides in-depth, accurate information about Biewer Terriers and the Biewer Terrier Club of America activities. Provide information and updates on health related issues and studies pertinent to the Biewer Terrier.

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