• The BTRF Team


    The BTRF Team are grateful to registered supporters and volunteers who give their time to help with transport, fundraising and fostering. Without them we could not offer the rehoming service that we do.

    These supporters and volunteers support the BTRF Team that is at the sharp end. These are also all volunteers, they give their time and resources for free because they are passionate about the breed.

    We are very fortunate to have Coordinators on the team who have many years experience of breeding, showing, owning and even judging Bedlingtons. They know the breed inside out and can offer excellent advice to people thinking about rescuing a Bedlington Terrier or their crosses.

    We are also very fortunate to have two members of the team who are very experienced professional positive reward based trainers / behaviourists who are always on hand to give training backup and support to owners if needed and help dogs that come to us with behavioural 'baggage'.

  • Frances Fuller


    Frances took over as Director from our Founder, Barbara Butcher in 2004. She is responsible for the smooth running of the group but one of her other many roles is as the Area Coordinator for Wales! She is always there to help and support the other Coordinators and works tirelessly to help Bedlingtons find their new homes.

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  • Ken Bounden

    Honorary Member

    Ken is the senior gentleman of the BTRF, now in his 90s!  He tends to take a bit more of a back seat these days but he has spent his life surrounded by Bedlingtons. He was an important supporter of the Bedlington Terrier Association for many decades. He has judged Bedlingtons all over the world and is respected internationally as an expert on the breed.

  • Yvonne Cherrie

    Area Coordinator - Scotland

    Yvonne is one of our newest members of the Coordinator's team!  She looks after the whole of the Scotland area at the moment!

    She is an accountant, so volunteering for BTRF is about as far removed from her day job as you could imagine! She owns a BTRF rescue Bedlington called Otis, who has clearly landed on his paws!

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  • Craig Nicholson / John Place

    Area Coordinators - North East

    Craig and John have been part of the BTRF Coordinator's team for sometime now. They look after probably the busiest area - County Durham / Northumberland.  As well as their role as Coordinators, they are also on our Fostering Team - having had lots of experience fostering some of our more difficult dogs. They work closely with our appointed behaviourist up there.

  • Laurun Potts

    Area Coordinator - Yorkshire

    Laurun is our Yorkshire coordinator. She and her husband have been Bedlington Terrier owners for 4 years now although she has always been around dogs.

    Their Beddie, Eddie had a rough time in his previous home.  So she decided to volunteer her time with BTRF to try and help other Bedlingtons like Eddie, live the happy life they deserve. 

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  • Natalia Lewis

    Area Coordinator - Cheshire / Gtr Manchester

    Natalia Lewis is our Cheshire / Gtr Manchester Coordinator, she is also our Legal Advisor, being a Solicitor in her 'day life'! She has been amazing in helping us take the step to becoming a Registered Charity.

    She has a BTRF rescue dog and has many years experience of living with the breed, so is well placed to help and advise potential new adopters.

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  • Jackie Newnham

    Area Coordinator - Sussex

    Jackie looks after East and West Sussex and has owned Bedlingtons for over 30 years.  So she has a lot of experience of the breed! She is also qualified in animal care and canine grooming.

    Her current Beddie lad is 15 years old and still very much enjoying life!

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  • Rachel Price

    Area Coordinator - Midlands

    Rachel first fell in love with the breed when her parents had Billy, some 14 years ago now. She and Jonathan met the same year, getting married a couple of years later, before deciding that they too needed a little Bedlington in their lives!  

    That’s when Skip came along......

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  • Steve Palmer and Cheryl Lapham

    Area Coordinators - Home Counties North

    Cheryl & Steve are our coordinators for the Home Counties North (Herts, Bucks, Oxfordshire, Beds, Northants, Cambs). They have been Bedlington Terrier owners for about 11 years now but have always been around dogs.

    Their Beddie, Chester was a rescue about 11 years ago.  He was in a very bad state both physically and emotionally and it took quite a while to turn him into the absolutely adorable character he is today!

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  • BTRF Training and Behaviour Team

    Two of our team are also experienced professional Trainers / Behaviourists and can therefore offer advice and help when a Rescue dog comes to us with the inevitable behavioural 'baggage'.  We are also able to work with the Association of Pet Dog Trainers and reputable behaviourists around the country when our behavioural team are unable to work with the dog themselves due to distance.

  • Kaye Scott (MAPDT UK)

    Training and Behaviour Advisor

    Kaye got involved with the BTRF shortly after getting her two dogs, a Bedlington x Whippet boy and Bedlington girl from Frances about 5 years ago! As a professional dog trainer and full member of the APDT UK, she was able to offer advice when dogs came in needing training / behaviour support and backup.

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  • Lorraine Godfrey (Adv Dip CBM)

    Training and Behaviour Team / Area Coordinator - Kent

    Lorraine looks after the Kent area and has many years experience running a Rescue in the past, working a lot with rescued and retired Greyhounds. She is a qualified professional behaviourist, which means she is also well qualified to help with dogs that need rehabilitation or behavioural help and support.

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  • Morag Moseley RVN

    Veterinary Liaison Officer

    Morag is a Registered Veterinary Nurse, (important as often there are health issues involved in animals’ behaviour) and has been a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers, UK since 2003 and an assessor for prospective new members and on the committee of the Association.

    She qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in November 1989, and has worked in practice for most of the time since. Now she mainly works in dog training and behaviour, but still locums for an emergency clinic regularly and odd days in a variety of other practices from time to time.

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