Border Terriers are active and versatile dogs. They were bred to have the skills and drive to excel in the field, and are happiest when working closely with their owners. Modern day Borders and their owners use these skills to compete in the many dogs sports available today. To recognize and preserve these traits and to encourage owners to enjoy them, the BTCA offers the Versatility Awards, which reward participation in a variety of dog activities.
The Versatility Award is designed so that the average Border and owner, with some effort, can earn one. It asks for one title in three different fields, and a total of seven points. About thirty Borders earn a Versatility Award each year. Many go on to earn the Versatility Excellent Award, which requires twelve points, four fields including a working title, and considerable commitment from dog and owner. As a conformation title is not required, these awards are open to the pet as well as the champion and a number of pet Borders have Versatility and Versatility Excellent Awards. It is not surprising that most dogs are five and six years old before they earn a Versatility Award. To apply for a Versatility Award, see the instructions on the application form in the Border Connection or on this website.
For more information, contact:
Versatility Awards Coordinator
442 Eureka Church Road,
Statesboro, GA 30461-7671