Versatility Program

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 and 2017, the program was modified based on member feedback. If you have any questions, email Diana Smith.

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 CAER 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 Diana Smith, BCSA Versatility, and Awards Chair. Email Diana Smith or US mail Diana Smith, 210 Horseshoe Drive, Spotsylvania VA 22551. 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 online store. Mail to: Diana Smith, 210 Horseshoe Drive, Spotsylvania VA 22551. 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, Scent Work 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 and application form. 

To see the full list of past years awards, Click Here.

 

2021 Versatility

Versatility (2021)

HTCH WTCH CH Red Ryder At Real Pearl HSAds HIAds HXAs NJP NFP Emily Barnhart

2020 Versatility

 

Versatility (2020) 

GCH CH Holther’s Ready Set Go HSAs FDC CA FCAT ACT1 RATN CGCA CGCU TKA ATT JHD-s UKC-UAG1 Cynthia Bradley & Holly Grooms
Everything The Light Touches CD BN RE PT NA CA BCAT SWA SCE SBE CGCA CGCU TKP Sade Johnson
TBC Jett Propelled HT AX OAJ OF BCAT ACT1 RATN DN CGCA CGCU TKP Jennifer Bailey
Excel’s Pitt Stop At Trolleycar CDX BN RE HSAs MX AXJ XF T2B TKN Miki Shannon & Kate Moureaux
NHD NN AI PTM GCH CH Hitop’s Dark Side of the Moon RN ACT1 CGC TKA STDs Ellie Allen Cook
Hob Nob Always Room for Jello Too CD BN RA HT BCAT SWA SEE TT FDCH CGCA TKA Jean Smith

 

Versatility Excellent (2020) 

GCH CH Holther’s Ready Set Go HSAs FDC CA DCAT ACT1 RATN CGCA CGCU TKA Miki Shannon & Kate Moureaux

 

Champion Excellent (2020)

CH Avatar’s Notorious Playboy Of Bayshore HSAs DJA Diana Smith

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