Versatility Register of Merit Application
The Versatility Register of Merit (VROM) celebrates the versatility and working aspects of our breed and rewards sires and dams for producing a specific number of Versatility or Versatility Excellent offspring. To receive this award, a BTCA member must submit the application to a designate of the Versatility Committee who will verify the record of the get and the required health clearances of the sire/dam being honored. Please note that a required percentage of the get must have achieved a field title. The owner of the VROM recipient will receive an engraved medallion and a certificate at the annual Awards Banquet.
For information, contact:
11915 Kentucky Derby
Montgomery, TX 77316
Tel: 281-798-4531 or 936-597-7170
1. Stud Dog/Brood Bitch must be owned (or co-owned) by a BTCA member. All owners of a VROM qualified Stud Dog/Brood Bitch that are BTCA members in good standing will receive a VROM certificate and an engraved medallion free of charge.
2. A Stud Dog/Brood Bitch will be awarded a VROM based on the health screening requirements 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) BTCA Versatility Award Get. To qualify, a percentage of get must have attained a Field Title.
Bronze = 7 – 9 (Minimum of 4 with field titles) Silver = 10 – 11 (Minimum of 6 with field titles) Gold = 12 or more (Minimum of 7 with field titles)
4. Dam must have 5 (or more) BTCA Versatility Award Get. To qualify, a percentage of get must have attained a Field Title.
Bronze = 5 – 6 (Minimum of 3 with field titles) Silver = 7 – 9 (Minimum of 4 with field titles) Gold = 10 or more (Minimum of 6 with field titles)
The deadline to apply for the Versatility Register of Merit award has passed. Please apply next year.