ABGA Membership Classifications and Requirements

 

To be eligible to apply for ABGA membership, the applicant must be in good standing with The American Kennel Club and subscribe to the objectives of the ABGA as defined in the ABGA Constitution.  All foreigners applying for ABGA membership must be in good standing with the national kennel club of their respective country and provide such in writing.

 

The following defines the ABGA membership types available to ABGA applicants.  Please read this section carefully to determine the membership type that is best for you.

 

Regular ABGA Membership:

The ABGA provides a regular membership open to all eligible persons who are eighteen years of age and older and are residents of the United States of America.  A regular member shall have full privileges of the Club, including the right to vote and serve as an officer, governor and/or on committees.   To apply for regular membership the applicant must meet all of the following requirements at the time of application for membership:

  1. The applicant currently is an owner of record of an AKC registered Brussels Griffon(s).
  2. The applicant has been active in AKC recognized events for a minimum period of the past four years.
  3. The applicant has attended at least two ABGA national specialties or ABGA supported entries within the past four years.
  4. The applicant has attended one ABGA Breed Seminar within the past four years.

The ABGA will offer two types of Regular membership as follows:

  1. Regular Single– defined as one member who meets the requirements for regular membership and has one vote.  A regular single membership receives one copy of each edition of the ABGA Bulletin.
  2. Regular Couple– defined as two persons living at the same address who each as a separate entity meet the requirements for regular membership and who each as a separate entity has one vote. A regular couple membership receives one copy of each edition of the ABGA Bulletin.

Associate ABGA Membership: 

The ABGA shall provide an Associate membership open to all eligible persons who are eighteen years of age and older.  An Associate membership is offered to those who subscribe to the objectives of  the ABGA, who show an interest in the breed, who wish to be involved in club activities and who wish to receive the club newsletter.  An Associate member shall have full privileges of the club except the right to vote and to serve as an officer, governor or on committees.

The ABGA shall offer two types of Associate Membership as follows:

 

  1. Associate Domestic – defined as all eligible persons who are residents of the United States of America.
  2. Associate Foreign – defined as all eligible persons who reside in a country other than the United States of America and who are in good standing with their respective country’s kennel club.

 

Junior ABGA Membership:

 

The ABGA shall provide a Junior membership open to all eligible persons who are ten years of age and under eighteen years of age, who are a resident of the United States of America and who subscribe to the objectives of the ABGA.  A Junior member shall have full privileges of the club except the right to vote or to serve as an officer, governor or on committees.  Junior members can apply for another class of membership upon reaching age eighteen.