Biewer Terrier Club of America
Annual Awards

2023 Awards applications are now closed

*DISCLAIMER
  • In order to be eligible for recognition, a regular member must be current and in good standing at the time of the awards presentation. 
  • For a dog to be eligible for recognition all co-owners must be BTCA members or immediate family members residing in the same household.
  • Any self-reported awards that are determined to be inaccurate or incorrect will automatically disqualify the applicant from receiving said award.

Ranking Based Awards

Top 10 Biewer Terriers - Breed
Rankings are for one full calendar year, example 01/01 – 12/31.

Top 10 Biewer Terriers - All Breed
Rankings are for one full calendar year, example 01/01 – 12/31.

Top 10 Owner Handled
Rankings are for one full calendar year, example 01/01 – 12/31.

Top 10 Grand Champion
Rankings are for one full calendar year, example 01/01 – 12/31.

Top 10 Junior Handlers
Rankings are for one full calendar year, example 01/01 – 12/31.

Top 5 Agility
Rankings are for one full calendar year, example 01/01 – 12/31.

Top 5 Obediance
Rankings are for one full calendar year, example 01/01 – 12/31.

Top 5 Rally
Rankings are for one full calendar year, example 01/01 – 12/31.

Top 5 FastCat
Rankings are for one full calendar year, example 01/01 – 12/31.

Exhibitor Award

Exhibitor of the Year
Owner(s) of the most CH titled dogs during the current calendar year.

Minimum of 2 Champion dogs required for eligibility
A dog may only be submitted one time, even when co-owned.

Breeder Awards

Sire of the Year
Awarded to any sire who produced the most CH titled offspring during the current calendar year.

Dam of the Year
Awarded to any dam who produced the most CH titled offspring during the current calendar year.

Breeder of the Year
Awarded to the breeder of the most CH titled dogs during the current calendar year.

Sire of Merit & Dam of Merit Awards

Register of Merit (ROM) - To qualify for this Award: Sires – 6 Champion Titled Offspring. Dams – 4 Champion Titled Offspring.**

Register of Merit Excellent (ROMX) - To qualify for this award: Sires – 15 Champion Titled Offspring. Dams – 6 Champion Titled Offspring.**

Register of Merit Supreme (ROMS) - To qualify for this award: Sires – 25 Champion Titled Offspring. Dams – 10 Champion Titled Offspring.**

**Champion titles do not all have to be earned in a single calendar year.

Elite Distinction Awards

Hall of Fame (HOF) To qualify for this Award a Biewer must: 

  • Win an all-breed Best In Show, or
  • Win an all-breed High In Trial, or
  • Acquire a conformation championship (Ch.) and a Companion Dog Excellent (CDX) title, or
  • Acquire an Agility Excellent (AX) or Utility Dog (UD) title, or Rally Advanced Excellent (RAE) title or
  • Earn a perfect 200 score in obedience competition

Gold Club, (GC) - To qualify for this Award a Biewer must:

  • Win 100 Best of Breeds and/or Best of Opposite Sex to Best of Breed, or
  • Bitches must win 50 Best of Breed and/or Best of Opposite Sex to Best of Breed, or
  • Win back-to-back Group 1’s or
  • Win back-to-back High In Trials, or
  • Acquire an Obedience Championship (OTCH), or Utility Dog Excellent (UDX), or Champion Tracker (CT), or
  • Master Agility Champion (MACH) title, or
  • Acquire a combination of 3 different titles, one conformation CH title, and two from obedience, agility, tracking and rally.

Versatility Award

We will have a very unique Versatility Award.   The BTCA Versatility Award is to award the handler and their Biewer Terrier for achieving titles in activities within various categories. This includes both Conformation, Agility, Performance, Trick Dog, Scent Work, etc.

VA – Versatility Award

VAX – Versatility Award Excellent

The Versatility Award (VA) is awarded to the dog and handler team earning a minimum of 10 points in at least 3 categories.  The Versatility Award Excellent (VAX) is awarded to the dog and handler team earning a minimum of 15 points in at least 4 categories. Earning the VA is a prerequisite to earning this award.

How to Obtain the VA/VAX Titles:

The owner is responsible and must apply for the title by completing the BTCA Versatility Award application which can be found on the BTCA website. (Coming soon). These awards will only be given when applied for and accompanied by supporting documentation. The owner must be a current member of BTCA and a BTCA member when the titles were earned.  This may sound confusing.  It’s not!  When the form and full rules are posted you will see while you are filling out the form, it is pretty easy to figure out.   So if you have a Biewer Terrier showing or participating in various venues, check it out!

Good Sportsmanship Award

AKC has a Good Sportsman Award and will acknowledge the BTCA Good Sportsman Award recipients with a medallion signifying the award from the AKC and the BTCA. The name of the recipient for each year will be posted on the AKC website.

You, the membership, will decide who is nominated for the AKC Good Sportsman Award!  Please fill out the form linked below with the name of a BTCA member in good standing who exemplifies the Good Sportsman qualities and a brief write-up on why you feel they deserve this award.  The Awards committee will tally the votes, and in the event of a tie, the Board of Directors will cast the final vote. The award is kept confidential until the time of the annual awards.

Things to consider as criteria:

  1. Member in good standing with BTCA and AKC.
  2. Exhibits good sportsmanship and ethics at all times, both in the show ring and in all matters pertaining to the BTCA.
  3. Attend and/or participate in as many club activities as possible; carry out all assignments; willing and able to take on extra work or assist other club members when needed.
  4. Demonstrate a cooperative attitude toward our club members at all times.
  5. Be considerate, especially of guests and prospective new club members.

Volunteer of the Year Award

The Board of Directors will bestow this prestigious honor upon an individual who has dedicated exceptional time and effort in support of the BTCA and the Biewer Terrier breed. This accolade recognizes the recipient's remarkable contributions, unwavering commitment, and invaluable service that have significantly benefited the club and enhanced the well-being and recognition of the breed. It symbolizes the community's gratitude and respect for the individual's outstanding dedication and selfless efforts.

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