Versatility Program

2017 Versatility Awards

Versatility Excellent – VX (listed alphabetically by owner)
 
  • Lochlea Pip CD GN RAE2 OA OAJ XF – Beth Griffin 

Versatility – V (listed alphabetically by owner)

  • OTCH Redtop Slam Dunk UDX7 OGM BN GO RE TD HSAs – Jeannie Dennard
  • CH AbFabBorderPatrols Bye a Nose BN RE PT NAJ NF CGCA – Megan Harrison
  • Legacy’s Flying in Twilight CD PCDX RAE HSAds HSBd OA AXJ OF – Mary Keenan
 
 

2016 Versatility Awards

Versatility Champion – VCH (listed alphabetically by owner)

  • OTCH HC MACH Rapideye All Fired Up UDX5, OGM, HSAd, HSBd, HXAs, MXB, MJB, OAP, XF – Kim Berkley

 
Versatility Excellent – VX (listed alphabetically by owner)

  • OTCH HC MACH Rapideye All Fired Up UDX5, OGM, HSAd, HSBd, HXAs, MXB, MJB, OAP, XF – Kim Berkley
  • Brasstax Blu Streak UD, BN, RAE, HSAds, OA, OAJ, NAP, NJP, OF, NFP, UCD, URO1 – Kristine Hurst
  • Norwood’s Crazy About Ewe UD OM1 RAE HSAds HIAs MX MXJ  – Joyce Norris

Versatility – V (listed alphabetically by owner)

  • Ammardan Chantilly Lace CD, BN, PT, AX, MXJ, MJB, XF, T2B, CGCA  – Erica J. Behnke
  • OTCH HC MACH Rapideye All Fired Up UDX5, OGM, HSAd, HSBd, HXAs, MXB, MJB, OAP, XF – Kim Berkley
  • CH Outrun Elektrical Storm CDX, RA, PT, HTAD I-s – Lisa McWilliams
  • Norwood’s Crazy About Ewe UD OM1 RAE HSAds HIAs MX MXJ – Joyce Norris

Click here for previous year awards in the BCSA archive.

Celebrating Our Wonderful Border Collies!

The Versatility Program began in 1997 with the goal of recognizing the diverse talents of our wonderful breed. In 2001, the program was modified based on member feedback. If you have any questions, email Kari Lavalli.

General Program Information

  • Three awards are available: Versatility (V), Versatility Excellent (VX) and Versatility Champion (VCH).
  • These awards are available to Border Collies owned by BCSA members. (Dogs owned by the children of a BCSA member may apply through their member parent.)
  • The dog must either be spayed / neutered or have current OFA and CERF numbers.
  • Members will receive a certificate and pin for each award.
  • There is a separate application for each award (V, VX, VCH). Please be sure to complete the correct application for the award you are seeking.
  • Applications are available on this website or from Kari Lavalli, BCSA Versatility and Awards Chair. Email Kari Lavalli or US mail Kari Lavalli, 4 Pleasant St, Blackstone MA 01504 (508) 928-1310 klavalli@yahoo.com.  DO NOT send original title certificates as they can not be returned.
  • Submit the completed application along with photocopies of your dog’s titles or photocopies of title certificates, AKC Gazette pages listing titles or AKC report available from their on-line store. Mail to: Kari Lavalli – 4 Pleasant Street – Blackstone, MA 01504.  DO NOT send original title certificates as they can not be returned.
  • Those dogs who qualify for Versatility Awards will have their names published in Borderlines. Certificates and pins will be mailed to you.
  • The Versatility Awards may be earned through combining titles in the following activities: Herding, Obedience, Agility, Conformation, Tracking and Flyball. However, Herding is required for each of the awards. (See applications for details.)
  • Versatility award applications are processed quarterly.  The schedule is: January, February, March processed the first week of April; April, May, June processed the first week of July; July, August, September processed the last week of September; October, November, December processed the first week of January.

 

The Awards

(These are only general descriptions. Please refer to the award applications for specific requirements. You MUST fill out and send both the application and the worksheet.)

The Versatility Award:
This award is available to those dogs who earn a total of seven points across at least three different activity areas. An HT title or higher in the area of Herding is required for this award.

The Versatility Excellent Award:
This award is available to those dogs who earn two intermediate level titles in different activity areas and also one advanced level title. An HS title or higher in the area of Herding is required for this award.

 
The Versatility Champion Award: 
This award requires two exemplary level titles as well as an HI title or higher in the area of Herding.

Champion Excellent Title:
For those dogs who have an AKC Conformation Championship and an AKC Herding title. Click here for more information.