About The MLSTC


The Maple Leaf Silky Terrier Club was founded on September 23, 1987 by Dot Seabrook. It started life as the Silky Toy Terrier Club of Canada and later became the Silky Terrier Club of Canada and finally ended up as we are today: The Maple Leaf Silky Terrier Club (National) Inc. It is officially recognized by the Canadian Kennel Club as Canada's national club for the breed. The number of members has never been large, reflecting the relative rarity of the breed in Canada.


There are two levels of membership: Ordinary and Associate. Ordinary members must be Canadian Citizens and be sponsored by another Ordinary member of the Club. They remain as Associate members for a one year trial period. Associate members have no voting rights and are ineligible to hold Office. (This is also the category for those who live outside Canada or, those who are planning to get a Silky but don't know anyone to sponsor them yet.) If there have been no upheld concerns expressed by other members during the trial period, then they will be given Ordinary status. Ordinary members have full voting rights within the Club and are eligible to hold Office. Both types of memberships receive our quarterly newsletter "Soft As Silk" and are eligible for any club awards for which they may qualify.

If you would like to apply for either Ordinary or Associate Membership, please read the Code of Ethics. You can download a printable copy of our Membership Application Form. When you have completed the form, mail it to the address specified on the form along with your membership fees. Your name will be published in the newsletter for the approval of our members. If no negative feedback is received, your membership will be approved.