Parson Russel Terrier Association of America

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Breeders Directory
Health & Genetics
Junior Showmanship
MCKC National
ROM & Versatility
Roving National
Ways & Means

Breeder Referral

Chairman: Peggy Crane
Members: Joe Pavlic, Laura Hopkins, Sally Rector

Breeder Education

Chairman: Kim Baker
Members: Patty Brunmeister, Rita Ford

Judge's Education

Chairman: Nancy D.
Member: Linda Edwards, Joan Scott, Mary Strom, Beth Snedegar

Health and Genetics

To All PRTAA Members & Our Extended Family of Non-members

The PRTAA is pleased to announce that we have joined the Canine Health Information Center aka CHIC.

This is a centralized canine health database jointly sponsored by the AKC/Canine Health Foundation (CHF) and The Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA). In time, it will provide a reliable source of information regarding dogs in our breeding programs. Also provide an opportunity to analyze pedigrees of proposed breeding from a health/genetic viewpoint in addition to traditional methods of selection.

CHIC is our answer to no upfront investment for a major health database. This allows parent clubs, with limited resources, to focus on identifying health concerns in addition to providing education.

CHIC offers us a tool to monitor disease prevalence and measure progress.

All dogs that are to be included in this program must be permanently identified in the form of a microchip or tattoo.

This is an informed consent database. All information regarding test results remain confidential unless the owner authorizes a release into the public domain. For those of you not quite ready to accept open sharing of information, there IS value in submitting the results.
Test results from the OFA / CERF databases are shared automatically with CHIC. So there is no additional fee to enter test results. All test information entered is available for research & statistical reported purposes, but does not disclose the individual dogs.

Once you have submitted the Parent club specific requirement of tests and when the owner has opted to release the results into public domain, you will receive a CHIC number for that dog. The CHIC number itself will not imply normal test results. It means that all of the breed specific tests were performed and results are publicly available.

CHIC will provide our Parent club quarterly reports consisting of both aggregate numbers and specific dogs that have been issued CHIC numbers.

The CHIC website is located at Please feel free to browse

Your Health & Genetics Committee:

Chairman: Kathleen Owsley
Members: Laura Hopkins, Waylon, Kim Baker


Chairman: Beth Snedegar
Members: Lance Nobriga

2014 National Specialty

Chairman: Nancy Dougherty
Members: Jay Caulk, Kathy Owsley. Lance Nobriga, Patty Brunmeister, Joan Scott

2015 National Specialty

Chairman: Patty Brunmeister
Members: Linda Edwards, Sherry F. Waylong Ramming, Michelle Hess, Tricia Stanczyk, Jennier Johnston, Mindy King, Joe Pavlic


Nook Newsletter:
Chairman: Brenda Koeppel
Members: Sally Rector, Rita Ford

Chairman: Lance Nobriga
Member: Sally Rector, Liz Carter, Sandy P.

Tricia Stanczyk, Mindy King, Jennifer Johnston, Brenda Koeppel, Joe Pavlic, Lance Nobriga

ROM & Versatility

Co-Chairman: Sally Yancey and Janie Smith
Members: Laura Hopkins, Sherry F, Liz Carter, Beth Snedegar, Peggy Crane


Co-Chairman: Waylon Ramming
Members: Sherry F, Denise Tschida, LInda Edwards, Cathy Dahlberg