Register of Merit Award & Application

The BTCA Register of Merit program was developed to honor Border Terrier sires and dams that have produced a specific number of champion offspring. In order to receive an ROM, a BTCA member must submit an application that verifies the record of the get as well as the health clearances for the dog that is being submitted. At the annual Awards Banquet the owner of the ROM recipient is given an engraved medallion as well as a certificate in recognition of the achievement.

You can also browse a list of ROM awards from 1970 to the present here: ROM Records


  1. Stud Dog/Brood Bitch must be owned (or co-owned) by a BTCA member. All own-ers of a ROM qualified Stud Dog/Brood Bitch that are BTCA members in good standing will receive a ROM certificate and an engraved medallion free of charge.
  2. 2. A Stud Dog/Brood Bitch will be awarded a ROM based on the health screening re-quirements at the date of its birth, which are as follows:
    a. Born before December 31, 1999: No health screening requirements.
    b. Born between January 1, 2000 to December 31, 2005: OFA or Penn-Hip certification on hips and eye CERF or eye OFA certification dated within one year (before or after) of birth date for youngest get, or within one year of this application, or as of the date of death.
    c. Born January 1, 2006 or later: Current CHIC number as of the date of application, or as of the date of death. Health screening required for a CHIC number include hip screening from OFA, GDC, OVA, Penn-Hip, or BVA/KC Hip Scheme (at 24 months); annual eye CERF or eye OFA to age 8, OFA Cardiac Exam by a Cardiologist or Specialist; OFA Patellar Exam; and DNA for Shaking Puppy (SLEM) OFA
  3. Sire must have 7 (or more) AKC Champion Get:
    Bronze = 7-9 Silver = 10-11 Gold = 12 or more
  4. Dam must have 5 (or more) AKC Champion Get:
  5. Attach a copy of your CHIC certificate

Submit completed application to:
Marta Force
2600 Walker Ave
Greensboro NC 27403

Border Terrier Club of America Register of Merit Application

Award Sought: *
Award presentation preference indicated *

Attach copies of the AKC progeny report for the dog/bitch applying for the ROM Award.  Attach a copy of your CHIC certificate or other health certificates as indicated above. Applications submitted without the accompanying paperwork cannot be processed and will be returned. Application must be received at least 60 days prior to the BTCA National Specialty if ROM is to be given at the Awards Dinner.

Is Application complete? *
Is Progeny or Get paperwork attached? *
Did you indicate the Award presentation preference? *
Is Health or CHIC paperwork attached? *
Did you submit 60 days prior to Specialty? *

If you are submitting the application online from a computer and need to add attachments

  • Scan your required documents and save them in one Word or Adobe PDF document, if possible.
  • Click the Upload icon.
  • Browse to your file(s).
  • Drag or attach your file(s).

If you are submitting the application online from a mobile device (iPad, Kindle, Tablet, phone, etc.) and need to add attachments

  • Take pictures of your required documents.
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  • Select existing pictures from your mobile device.
  • Choose the pictures and tap "Add".

If you have difficulty attaching the required documents, you may mail them to the address listed in the application.

If by mail please submit completed application to:

Marta Force 2600 Walker Ave, Greensboro, NC 27403