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 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, ph. (508) 928-1310 or 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 online 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, 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.

2019 Versatility Awards

 
Versatility (V Award)

CH Avatar’s Chase the Moon @ Bayshore HSAds RATS Diana Smith
RiverRun’s Rolling Stone CD BN RI HSAds NA NAJ NF Susan Van Buren

 
Champion Excellent (CHX Award)

GCH CH Holther’s Ready Set Go HSAs FDC CA DCAT ACT1 RATN CGCA CGCU TKA Cynthia Bradley
CH Outrun Elektrical Storm CDX RE HSAs TKI Lisa McWilliams

2018 Versatility Awards

 
Versatility (V Award)

BonniDune Norwegian Wood RN STDs AX AXJ OF O-EAC O-EJC ECC TN-O HPS-E TG-O WV-O Ellie Cook
GCHB CH Avatar Bayshore Now You See Me RN ACT2 NAJ PT DJ CA BCAT CGCA TKP Rebecca Kirzner
CH Cap of Corinlea CDX HS HIAs AX Patricia Charlton
DC Traviston C Dyna Soar HSAs HSBs HIAs HXAds AX OAJ NAP XF NFP Patricia Charlton
ADCH DC Sunshines Double Dare CDX GO HS HIAs HIBs HXAs HXBs MX MXJ XF Patricia Charlton
GCH CH Avatar’s Galloping Ghost of Bayshore RN HSAds NA NAJ TKN Diana Smith
CH Highland Day Break at Maui CDX RE HSAsd Janis Teichman & AnneMarie Silverton
CH Bayshore Avatar the Conqueror of Bon Ami CDX BN RE PT FDC CGCA TKP Elizabeth Jarrell
Pawprint Tough Enough CD RA HSBd HIAs HIBd HSAdM AX OAJ MXF CGC TKN Melissa Holmes
Outburst Passion Unleashed RN HSAsd HSBd HIAsd HXAsd OA OAJ CA THDN CGC TKA Judy & James Hackett
Ammardan Rough Rider CD PCD BN RN PT OA OAJ XF CGC TKN Erica Behnke
HC MACH Norwoods Good Feeling HSAds HSBds HXAds HXBd MXB MJS XF SWN NW3 Robin Ford
Riverrun’s Memphis Belle BN HT FDC CAA SWN SIA SEA SBA SHDN CGCA TKN NW2 OTDs OFTDs ATDd Tina Leach
GCH CH Majestic Chance of a Lifetime CD BN RN HSAd HSBd NA NAJ NF Marcia Terry
HC S.H. Buddy Zip Ewe’R Fly CD RA HSAs HSBs HIAs HXAds HXBds CGC Susan Washburn

 
Versatility Excellent (VX Award)

ADCH DC Sunshines Double Dare CDX GO HS HIAs HIBs HXAs HXBs MX MXJ XF Patricia Charlton
WTCH Winthrop Boaz CD PCDX RAE HSAds HSBds HIAs HXAds NA NAJ TKA OAC NJC NCC Margie Clutter
HC MACH Norwoods Good Feeling HSAds HSBds HXAds HXBd MXB MJS XF SWN NW3 Robin Ford

 
Versatility Champion (VCH Award)

ADCH DC Sunshines Double Dare CDX GO HS HIAs HIBs HXAs HXBs MX MXJ XF Patricia Charlton
HC MACH Norwoods Good Feeling HSAds HSBds HXAds HXBd MXB MJS XF SWN NW3 Robin Ford

 
Champion Excellent (CHX Award)

CH Cap of Corinlea CDX HS HIAs AX Patricia Charlton
DC Traviston C Dyna Soar HSAs HSBs HIAs HXAds AX OAJ NAP XF NFP Patricia Charlton
ADCH DC Sunshines Double Dare CDX GO HS HIAs HIBs HXAs HXBs MX MXJ XF Patricia Charlton
HTCH WTCH DC Highland Make’n Waves at Maui HSAs HSBds HIAs HXAd HXAsM HRD I-s HRD III-s HTAD I-c HTAD III-g,s HTD III-d JHD –s RLF I-s ATDds AFTDs OTDc Janis Teichman & Annemarie Silverton
GCH CH Avatar’s Galloping Ghost of Bayshore RN HSAds NA NAJ TKN Diana Smith
CH Outrun Elektrical Storm CDX RE HSAs TKI Lisa McWilliams
GCH CH Holther’s Ready Set Go HSAs FDC CA DCAT ACT1 RATN CGCA CGCU TKA Cynthia Bradley
CH Highland Day Break at Maui CDX RE HSAds Janis Teichman
CH Avatar’s Chase the Moon @ Bayshore HSAds RATS Diana Smith

2017 Versatility Awards

 
Versatility (V Award)

Winthrop Boaz CD RA HSAds HSBds HIAs HXAds NAC Margie Clutter
OTCH Redtop Slam Dunk UDX7 BN GO RE HSAs TD Jeannie Dennard
CH Abfab Border Patrols Bye a Nose BN RE PT NAJ NF CGA Megan Harrison
Legacy’s Flying in Twilight CD PCDX RAE HSAds HSBd OA AXJ OF Mary Keenan
Winthrop Chia CD RE HSAds NAC NJC NCC Margie Clutter
CH Elite King O Scotts at Wee Croft CDX BN GN RAE PT NA NAJ Bella Gaudette
CH Holther’s Double Your Fun VCD2 BN GN RA HSAs AX Beverly Jurinek
Sandy Point Ribbon of Red UD VER RAE2 HT NF CA DS Jessica Hewes

 
Versatility Excellent (VX Award)

Lochlea Pip CD GN RAE2 OA OAJ XF Beth Griffin
Legacy’s Flying in Twilight CD PCDX RAE HSAds HSBd OA AXJ DF Mary Keenan
CH Holther’s Double Your Fun VCD2 BN GN RA HSAs AX Beverly Jurinek

 
Champion Excellent (CHX Award)

GCHB CH Premiere Game of Thrones HSAs Adrian & Deanna Smith
CH Holther’s Double Your Fun VCD2 BN GN RA HSAs AX Beverly Jurinek

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