Versatile Dog Award 2017-08-26T18:41:02+00:00



Versatile Dog Award

The Versatile Dog award is presented to the BTCA member in good standing whose Bedlington Terrier earns titles in three (3) of the ten (10) available AKC events. In the case of co-ownership at least one owner must be a current member in good standing of the BTCA. In the case of multiple ownership, the award plaque will be presented to the person who is listed first on the dog’s AKC registration papers who is a current member in good standing of the BTCA. The same dog can only win this award once. In the event that some of the titles were earned prior to the owner becoming a member, the most recent title must have been earned after the owner became a BTCA club member. To receive the award, the owner must contact Lucy Heyman, the BTCA awards chairperson, at, by January 31st of the year in which the award is to be presented with the following information:

  1. Names of the titles earned

  2. Dates and location of qualifying legs earned for performance and companion titles

  3. Dates and location of completion of conformation championship title.

The Versatile Dog Awards will be presented once per year at the annual meeting of the BTCA, and published in Tassels and Tales.


  1. Conformation: Championship (CH.) title


  1. Obedience: Companion Dog (CD), Graduate Novice (GN), Preferred Open (PCDX), Companion Dog Excellent (CDX), Graduate Open (GO), Preferred Utility (PUTD), Utility Dog (UD), Preferred Utility Dog (PUDX), Utility Dog Excellent (UDX), Obedience Master (OM), Obedience Grand Master (OGM), Preferred Obedience Champion (POC), Obedience Trial Champion (OTCH), Versatility (VER) titles

  2. Rally Obedience: Rally Novice (RN), Rally Advanced (RA), Rally Excellent (RE), Rally Advanced Excellent (RAE) titles

  3. Agility: Novice Agility Standard (NA), Novice Preferred Standard (NAP), Novice Agility Jumpers (NAJ), Novice Jumpers Preferred (NJP), Open Agility Standard (OA), Open Agility Standard Preferred (OAP), Open Agility Jumpers (OAJ), Open Agility Jumpers Preferred (OJP), Agility Excellent Standard (AX), Agility Excellent Standard Preferred (AXP), Agility Excellent Jumpers (AXJ), Agility Excellent Jumpers Preferred (AJP), Master Agility Standard (MX), Master Agility Standard Preferred (MXP), Master Agility Jumpers (MXJ), Master Agility Jumpers Preferred (MJP), Novice Fast (NF), Novice Preferred Fast (NFP), Open Agility Fast (OF), Open Agility Fast Preferred (OFP), Agility Excellent Fast (XF), Agility Excellent Preferred Fast (XFP), Master Agility Fast (MXF), Master Agility Fast Preferred (MFP), Master Agility Champion (MACH), Preferred Agility Excellent (PAX), Preferred Agility Champion (PACH), Fast Century title (FTC1), Fast Century Preferred title (FTCP), Triple Q Excellent (TQX), Triple Q Excellent Preferred (TQXP), Time 2 Beat (T2B), Time 2 Beat Preferred (T2BP) titles

  4. Tracking: Tracking Dog (TD), Tracking Dog Excellent (TDX), Variable Surface Tracking (VST), Champion Tracking Dog (CT) titles

  5. Therapy Dog: Therapy Dog (THD), Therapy Dog Advanced (THDA), Therapy Dog Excellent (THDX), Therapy Dog Distinguished (THDD) titles


  1. Earthdog: Junior Earthdog (JE), Senior Earthdog (SE), Master Earthdog (ME), Endurance Earthdog (EE) titles

  2. Lure Coursing: Coursing Ability (CA), Coursing Ability Advanced (CAA), Coursing Ability Excellent (CAX), BCAT (Beginner CAT), DCAT (Dedicated CAT), FCAT (Fast CAT) titles

  3. Urban Search and Rescue: Urban Search and Rescue Type I (SAR-U1), Urban Search and Rescue Type II (SAR-U2) titles

  4. Barn Hunt: RATN (Novice Barn Hunt), RATO (Open Barn Hunt), RATS (Senior Barn Hunt), RATM (Master Barn Hunt), RATCh (Barn Hunt Master Champion), RATChX (Barn Hunt Champion Excellent)