The American Working Terrier Association was founded to promote the breeding, hunting, and ownership of terriers of correct size, conformation, and character to perform as working terriers. The organization has grown to include over two hundred members and holds field trials across the country and throughout the year. Sanctioned Den Trials provide a venue for terrier and Dachshunds to earn a Certificate of Gameness and the Certificate Class Advanced Award.
The AWTA recognizes these breeds for competition in den trials: Australian, Bedlington, Border, Cairn, Cesky, Dandie Dinmont, Fell, Fox, Glen of Imaal, Jack Russell, Jagd, Lakeland, Norwich, Norfolk, Patterdale, Scottish, Sealyham, Skye, Welsh, and West Highland White terriers, and Dachshunds.
The following are the trial results from recent trials: