The Border Terrier Club of America Trophy Table

Trophy Table

The trophy table at the BTCA National Specialty is truly a sight to behold! Many of the trophies are steeped in the history of the Club while others are more recent additions. But all reflect the Club's recognition of the dogs who earn the top accolades at our premier annual event as well as the role played by their owners and breeders.

The trophies that grace our table each year fall into two categories:

  • Challenge trophies offered through the Border Terrier Club of America, Inc. for competition at its shows only.
    For permanent posession the trophy must be won three times by the same owner, not necessarily with the same dog, nor at consecutive shows.
  • Perpetual trophies offered through the Border Terrier Club of America, Inc. for competition at its shows only
    These trophies cannot be retired but remain the property of the BTCA

A commemorative item such as a plaque or a certificate with the Trophy name and the winner's name is given at the awards banquet for all the challenge trophies.

The splendour of the trophy table and the treasured commemorative items truly reflect the generosity of our members - Thank You!

Now we invite you all to share in (and perhaps contribute to) this work in progress and also take a walk down memory lane by selecting the trophy name to see a list of winners or going to the end of each trophy section for a list of National Specialty winners through the years. You may also click on the small trophy photos shown on this page to see an enlargement with plaque and names where possible. Like the information on this page, the photos are a work in progress.

 

Best of Breed 

Dunraven Dunraven Trophy

Dunraven Trophy (Challenge Trophy)
  • Bronze sculpture created by Damara Bolte
  • Donated by by Lisa Connelly & Charles Vance
  • First offered in 2002

The Trails End Trophy (Challenge Trophy)

  • Bronze resin sculpture
  • Donated by Nancy J. Hughes (Trails End)
  • First offered in 1987
  • Retired by Lisa Connelly & Charles Vance in 2001

The Waggoner Bowl (Challenge Trophy)

  • Silver Bowl
  • Donated by Mr. & Mrs. George Seemann (Shelburne Border Terriers)
  • First offered in 1982
  • Retired by Nancy Hughes in 1986

The President's Trophy (Challenge Trophy)

  • Offered by the BTCA in memory of Henry B. Mosle and Dale Ghourlie
  • First offered in 1979
  • Retired by Mrs. Kate Seemann in 1981

The Lothian Cup (Challenge Trophy)

  • Donated by Mr. & Mrs. James Pettigrew
  • First offered in 1969
  • Retired by by Mrs. Kate Seemann in 1977
  • Redonated by Mrs. Kate Seemann for 1978
  • Retired by the BTCA

The Wallace Pitcher (Challenge Trophy)

  • Donated by Mrs. Marion duPont Scott
  • First offered in 1957
  • Retired by Mr. Carroll K. Bassett in 1965
  • Replaced by the Second Wallace Trophy by Mr. Carroll K. Bassett in 1966
  • Retired by by Mrs. Kate Webb (later Seemann) in 1968

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Breeder of Best of Breed

MaydukeCh. Portholme Mayduke Bowl

Ch.Portholme Mayduke Bowl (Perpetual Trophy)

  • Silver Bowl
  • Donated from Dalquest estate in 1995.
  • Originally offered for BOS to BOB and was retired by Dalquest Kennels in 1965

The Merritt Pope Memorial Trophy (Challenge Trophy)

  • Silver Tray
  • Awarded to the Breeder of Best of Breed if American Bred
  • Donated by friends of Dr. Pope.

    PopeMerritt Pope Trophy

    Dr. Merritt Pope was a founding member of the BTCA and was the first president from 1949-1959. After his death in 1969 he was made an honorary president. His kennel name was Philapeg and can be seen in many pedigrees in the old breed books. His first champion finished in 1948 and he also bred the first Border Terrier to earn a CD title.
  • First offered in 1970
  • Retired by Barbara Kemp in 1991
  • Redonated by Barbara Kemp (Steephollow Border Terriers) in 1999

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Best of Opposite Sex 

Rainsbarrow Lapsana Trophy (Challenge Trophy)

lapsanaRainsbarrow Lapsana Trophy

  • Cold Cast bronze resin sculpture
  • Donated by Karen Fitzpatrick In memory of Penny
  • First offered in 2009

 

 

 

 

Henry B. Mosle Trophy (Challenge Trophy)

mosleHenry B. Mosle Trophy

  • Bronze resin figurine
  • Donated by the people of the Northeast in honor of his presidency. Mr. Mosle was a very warm supportive storyteller who with is wife would give a small reception after each of the NCDC shows. Because of what he started the NBTC continues to support the show. He was well liked by all.
  • First offered in 1987
  • Retired by Karen Fitzpatrick in 2008

Dalquest Bowl (Challenge Trophy)

  • Donated by Dalquest Kennels
  • First offered in 1975
  • Retired by Nancy Hughes in 1986

Deerstone Bronze (Challenge Trophy

  • Donated by Mr. & Mrs. Robert Hall, England
  • First offered in 1968
  • Retired by Dalquest Kennels in 1974

Ch. Portholme Mayduke Bowl (Challenge Trophy

  • Donated by Carle Cotter Conway
  • First offered in 1960
  • Retired by Dalquest Kennels in 1965

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Breeder of Best of Opposite Sex

MhorCh. Portholme Mhor of Dalquest Bowl

Ch. Portholme Mhor of Dalquest Bowl (Perpetual Trophy)

  • Silver Bowl
  • Donated from Dalquest Estate
  • First offered in 1995

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Best of Winners 

Autocrat Trophy (Challenge Trophy)

AutocratAutocrat Trophy

  • Bronze Sculpture by BTCA Jane Tenor
  • Donated by Nancy Hughes. Named after her three time specialty winning and top producing dog, Ch. Duttonlea Autocrat of Dandyhow.
  • First offered in 1989

 

 

 

Shelburne Straps Bowl (Challenge Trophy)

StrapsShelburne Straps Bowl

  • Sterling Silver Bowl
  • Donated by Mr. & Mrs. Harry Webb, Named after one of their favorite dogs that unfortunately lost a leg in a mowing accident but it never slowed him down.
  • First offered in 1960
  • Retired by Marion DuPont Scott in 1967
  • Redonated by Marion DuPont Scott in 1969
  • Retired by Nancy Hughes in 1988
  • Redonated by Nancy Hughes in 1999

RandomRandom Bowl

Random Bowl (Challenge Trophy)

  • Silver Bowl
  • Donated by Betty Leighton, Random Kennel
  • First offered in 1992

Palmer Trophy

  • Donated by Lysbeth-Ann (Palmer) Liss, Jimmy Liss and Stephanie Lynn Liss in memory of Brig. Gen. A.K. and Mrs. E. Palmer
  • First offered in 1979
  • Retired by Nancy Hughes in 1988

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Winners Dog 

BottomlyBenjamin Bottomly Trophy

Benjamin Bottomly Trophy (Challenge Trophy)

  • Donated by Mr. & Mrs. R. F. Kieninger, Phyl-Bo Kennels
  • For Winners Dog if handled by the owner during competition at the Specialty
  • First offered in 1982

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Winners Bitch 

BottomlyBenjamin Bottomly Trophy

Benjamin Bottomly Trophy (Challenge Trophy)

  • Donated by Mr. & Mrs. R. F. Kieninger, Phyl-Bo Kennels
  • For Winners Bitch if handled by the owner during competition at the Specialty
  • First offered in 1982

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Best Bred by Exhibitor 

WoodlawnWoodlawn Trophy

Woodlawn Trophy (Challenge Trophy)

  • Sterling silver trophy by Damara Bolte
  • Donated by friends of Betsy Finley as a tribute to her. Betsy bred Border Terriers for many years and produced over 200 champions.
  • First offered in 1999

 

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Bred by Exhibitor Dog

WoodlawnWoodlawn Trophy

Happy Hobbits Trophy (Challenge Trophy)

  • 10 inch Pewter Fruit Bowl on a mahogany base with pewter Border head relief
  • Donated by Sandy Gillen
  • First offered in 2009

Dale Ghourlie Trophy (Challenge Trophy)

  • Donated by Border Terrier Fanciers of the West. Dale joined the BTCA in 1967 and was a past Board member. He was the owner of D.G.’s Wattie Irving of Dalquest, the first Border to place in a group. Dale passed away in 1978.
  • First offered in 1993
  • In 2000 Kayti & Dale Cook qualified to retire the trophy
  • In 2004 posession of trophy was transferred to Kayti Cook

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Bred by Exhibitor Bitch

GhourlieDaleGhourlie Trophy

Dale Ghourlie Trophy (Challenge Trophy)

  • Donated by Border Terrier Fanciers of the West. Dale joined the BTCA in 1967 and was a past Board member. He was the owner of D.G.’s Wattie Irving of Dalquest, the first Border to place in a group. Dale passed away in 1978.
  • First offered in 1993

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Best in Puppy Sweepstakes

TodfieldLiving Legend//
Todfield Trophy

Living Legend Trophy (Challenge Trophy)

  • Sterling Wine Cooler
  • Redonated by Karen Fitzpatrick Dedicated to Nancy Hughes
  • First offered in 2009

Todfield Trophy (Challenge Trophy)

  • Sterling Wine Cooler
  • Donated by David Kline
  • First offered in 1986
  • Retired by Karen Fitzpatrick in 2007

Little Fir Trophy (Challenge Trophy)

  • Donated by David Kline and Deborah Waskow
  • First offered in 1974
  • Retired by David Kline in 1986

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Best of Opposite Sex to Best in Puppy Sweepstakes

FoxleyMeadowlake/Foxley Trophy

Meadowlake Trophy (Challenge Trophy)

  • Bronze resin figurine
  • Redonated by Karen Fitzpatrick
  • First offered in 2009

Foxley Trophy (Challenge Trophy)

  • Bronze resin figurine
  • Donated by Patricia Quinn
  • First offered in 1978
  • Retired by Karen Fitzpatrick in 2008

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Best in Veteran Sweepstakes

StandbyCh. Standby Trophy

Ch. Standby (Challenge Trophy)

  • Five-inch polished pewter Thistle Quaich on a cherry wood base with name plates attached to the base
  • Donated by Debra Janes Blake in remembrance of her first Border Terrier, Ch. Standby
  • First offered in 2010

 

 

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Best of Opposite Sex to Best in Veteran Sweepstakes

FoxboltFoxbolt Trophy

Foxbolt Trophy (Challenge Trophy)

  • Four-inch polished pewter Thistle Quaich on a cherry wood base with name plates attached to the base
  • Donated by Madelyn (Lyn) Bolt in memory of Ch. Foxley's Rob Roy ME.CGC.CG.V. 5/19/1991-5/22/2004
    Robbie exemplified a true Border Terrier to me. He was bred by Mrs. Patricia (Pat) Quinn (Foxley). He did well in the Conformation ring and Earthdog. He earned his CH fairly young and had several group placements over the years with limited showing. He earned a CG from AWTA and quickly went through to SE in AKC Earthdog tests. After a 4 year stint to finally earn his SE, he earned the 4 legs for his ME in 5 tries. He was BOS in Veteran Sweepstakes at age 8 in 1999 under Judge Teri Beverly at the BTCA 50th Anniversary Show. He was always happy and never quarrelsome and tried his best to do everything well. He was my best friend for 13 years and is still missed to this day...Lyn Bolt
  • First offered in 2010

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Best Veteran

Murphy Catherine Murphy
Memorial Trophy

Catherine Murphy Memorial Trophy (Challenge Trophy)

  • Figurine
  • Donated by Northeast Border Terrier Club
  • First offered in 2004

 

 

 

 

 

DeerstoneDeerstone Bronze

Deerstone Bronze (Perpetual Trophy)

  • Bronze figurine
  • Donated from the Dalquest Estate
  • First offered in 1995

 

 

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Best Working

Bear Ed Bear Trophy

Ed Bear Trophy (Challenge Trophy)

  • Stained Glass Panel
  • Donated by Ed Bear
  • First offered in 2004

 

 

 

 

Dalquest Trophy (Perpetual Trophy)

DalquestDalquest Trophy

  • Silver Loving Cup
  • Donated by the niece and nephew of Margery Harvey To honor the memory of Marge and Miss Marjory Van Der Veer and their Dalquest Border Terriers
  • First offered in 1996

 

 

 

 

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Best Junior Handler

IrvingHelen Irving Memorial Trophy

Helen Irving Memorial Trophy (Perpetual Trophy)

  • Pewter Bowl
  • Donated by friends of the Irvings as a memorial to their daughter Helen
  • First offered in 1992

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Best Otter Head

QuaichDandyhow Quaich

Dandyhow Quaich (Perpetual Trophy)

  • Silver Drinking Cup
  • Donated by Kate and Ronnie Irving
  • First offered in 1993

Best Otter Head Challenge Trophy (Challenge Trophy)

  • Limited Edition cast bronze head mounted on walnut
  • Donated by James and Linda Brennan
  • First offered in 2011
  • Retired by Sallie Eure Redding in 2017

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Best in Breeders Class

OtleyOtley Trophy

Otley Trophy (Challenge Trophy)

  • Bronze Border Terrier Sculpture on wooden base
  • Donated by Deborah Pomeroy
  • First offered in 2011

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High Scoring Dog in Obedience Trial

RafflesRaffles Trophy

Raffles Trophy (Challenge Trophy)

  • Bronze Sculpture by Damara Bolte
  • Donated by Jane Worstell, Tyneside Border Terriers, in loving memory of CH Hollybridge Raffles UD, TD, AX, JE, VX, Gold ROM. 8/8/1987-10/02/2002
    Rugby was the sire of 2002, 2003, 2006, 2009, and 2010 BTCA National Specialty High in Trials (CH Tyneside Tantara VCD2, UDX3, RE, AX, AXJ, OAP, OJP, ME, VX in 2002 and 2003, and CH Tyneside Danby Roulette UD, RE, OA, NAJ, JE, VX in 2006, 2009, and 2010). Rugby sired 21 Champions and passed on his intelligence and proper Border Terrier temperament to many multiple titled get. He was the second CH - UD, TD in breed history, and in his day was the record holder for number of AKC titles earned by a Border Terrier. At two months shy of his 14th birthday he was awarded Best Veteran at the 2001 BTCA National Specialty in an entry of 34 veterans. Rugby was truly a very special Border Terrier, a wonderful companion, and will always own a piece of my heart....Jane Worstell
  • First offered in 2012

Tyneside Trophy (Challenge Trophy)

  • Bronze Sculpture by Damara Bolte
  • Donated by Jane Worstell
  • First offered in 2004
  • Retired by Jane Worstell in 2010 and reoffered as the Raffles Trophy in 2012

Chief of Lothian UDT, CG Trophy (Challenge Trophy)

  • Bronze sculpture created by BTCA member Jane Tenor
  • Donated by a consortium of owners of obedience titled dogs. Chief was owned by Nancy Hughes and was the first Border to earn an AKC Utility title.
  • First offered in 1988
  • Retired by Jane Worstell in 2003

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Agility

Sunkist Tate Trophy

Tate Trophy (Challenge Trophy)

  • To retire this trophy a handler must qualify three times, at the BTCA National Specialty, not necessarily in the same class, or with the same dog or at consecutive specialties. To qualify the handler must be high scoring in two events (JWW & Standard) in the same class at the same trial. High scoring qualifier from each class (Novice, Open and Master/Excellent) will be recorded on the trophy until it is retired.
  • Engraved plate (artwork by Jeanne Simmons DVM) mounted on a mahogany stand
  • Donated by Sallie Eure Redding Sallie Eure Redding in honor of MACH 8 Scentsible Silkhope Tate CDX RAE MXF ME.
  • First offered in 2013

 

SunkistSunkist Preferred Trophy

Sunkist Preferred Agility Trophy (Challenge Trophy)

  • The Sunkist Preferred Agility Trophy will be awarded to the highest scoring double Q dog in the Preferred Agility classes at the National Specialty.
    To retire this trophy a handler must qualify three times, at the BTCA National Specialty, not necessarily in the same preferred class, or with the same dog or at consecutive specialties. To qualify the handler must be high scoring in two events in the same class (preferred classes only) at the same trial. High scoring qualifier from each class (Novice, Open and Master/Excellent) will be recorded on the trophy until it is retired.
  • Engraved smoked glass trophy in a walnut frame
  • Donated by Harriet Haydon
  • First offered in 2012

 

SunkistSunkist Trophy

Sunkist Trophy (Challenge Trophy)

  • To retire this trophy a handler must qualify three times, at the BTCA National Specialty, not necessarily in the same class, or with the same dog or at consecutive specialties. To qualify the handler must be high scoring in two events (JWW & Standard) in the same class at the same trial. High scoring qualifier from each class (Novice, Open and Excellent) will be recorded on the trophy until it is retired.
  • Engraved glass trophy in a walnut frame
  • Donated by Harriet Haydon
  • First offered in 2009
  • Retired by Sallie Eure Redding in 2012

 

ScentsibleScentsible Trophy

Scentsible Trophy (Challenge Trophy)

  • To retire this trophy a handler must qualify three times, at the BTCA National Specialty, not necessarily in the same class, or with the same dog or at consecutive specialties. To qualify the handler must be high scoring in two events (JWW & Standard) in the same class at the same trial. High scoring qualifier from each class (Novice, Open and Excellent) will be recorded on the trophy until it is retired.
  • Engraved Plexiglas
  • Donated by Leslie Sprando
  • First offered in 2004
  • Retired by Harriet Haydon & Meg Ikard in 2008

Hanna Trophy (Challenge Trophy)

  • To retire this trophy a handler must qualify three times, at the BTCA National Specialty, not necessarily in the same class, or with the same dog or at consecutive specialties. To qualify the handler must be high scoring in two events (JWW & Standard) in the same class at the same trial. High scoring qualifier from each class (Novice, Open and Excellent) will be recorded on the trophy until it is retired.
  • Donated by the Southeast Border Terrier Club. In honor and memory of Diane Holleman's agility partner, Ch. Towzie Tykes Hanna Colquhoun
  • First offered in 2000
  • Retired by Leslie Sprando in 2004

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