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Since 1966, the Miniature Bull Terrier Club of America has brought together people from all walks of life and around the world, united by one goal: promoting excellence in breeding and caring for miniature bull terriers. 

If you love miniature bull terriers, you should be a member of MBTCA. We offer education on breeding, showing, training, and playing and living with MBTs — at our shows, through social media, and in publications such as the quarterly “A Little Bull” magazine, which members receive free of charge. 

We offer four types of membership: 

  • Individual membership is open to adult residents of the United States. Individual members enjoy all the privileges of the Club including voting and holding office. Individual memberships cost $50/year. 

  • Household membership consists of two adults living in the same house in the United States. Each individual has his or her own voting privileges. $55/year. 

  • International membership is open to nonresidents of the United States (or its territories and possessions). International members shall have all rights of membership except the right to hold office. $65/year. 

  • Junior membership is open to those U.S. residents under the age of 18. Junior members may not vote in club meetings or elections or hold office. Junior memberships are free of charge. 

New Member Application Procedures

New member applications must be sponsored by a current member of the MBTCA in good standing.

Application Process

  • The application has two parts: 1) the Member Application Form, which is filled out by the prospective member and includes the MBTCA Electronic Balloting Form, as well as a letter of introduction, and 2) the Sponsor Signature Form, which is completed by the current member sponsoring the application. Each form must be completed and submitted separately. Please make sure you have all parts filled out and sent, including payment. Applications may be mailed, or scanned and emailed.

  • If applying as a multi-person household, please make sure that the letter of introduction reflects all applicants. The sponsor’s letter should also address all applicants. Also, please make sure all applicants sign an MBTCA Electronic Balloting Form and each should have an individual email address on the application form. Votes are connected to emails.

  • Applications may be mailed or emailed to Dédé Wilson, Corresponding Secretary/New Member Chair (see below). 

  • The list of applicants is sent to all current members, who have 10 days to comment. 

  • The New Member Chair then submits a list of applicants and the supporting application documents to the MBTCA Board of Directors on a rolling basis. 

  • New member applications are voted on by the MBTCA Board of Directors by secret ballot. To be accepted, each application must be approved by two-thirds of the Board. 

  • If the application is denied, the applicant’s sponsoring member may present the application at the next annual meeting of the club (usually held in conjunction with the National Specialty Shows). The applicant must receive approval by 75 percent of the club members present. 

  • The Board of Directors strives to complete the application procedure within 2 to 3 months. 

  • Applicants who are rejected for membership may not reapply within 12 months. 



To ensure timely processing of membership applications, please follow these guidelines: 

  • Fill out application forms very clearly so they can be easily read. 

  • Letters of introduction are to be written by the applicant, not the sponsor. This letter takes the place of the applicant verbally introducing themselves to the Board, and can be informal. 

  • All applications must be submitted directly to the New Member Chair only. 

  • Any applications that are not submitted as outlined above, or that are not submitted directly to the New Member Chair, may be returned to the applicant for revision. 

Send membership applications to the Dédé Wilson, 128 January Hills Road, Amherst, MA 01002, or email to 

Questions about membership applications can be sent to Dédé Wilson at 

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