Our mission is to encourage participation of Bull Terriers in performance sports, therapy work and other activities that bring fulfillment to bullies and their owners. Positive training creates a deep bond between dog and owner, while performance provides enjoyable mental and physical exercise for both.
We organize Canine Good Citizen Testing, Rally, Obedience and Agility trials and workshops at the National Specialty. The committee reports on Performance achievements in BARKS and the RECORD, and provide articles on training and behavior.
Performance Committee members – Doing a sport or activity with a Bull Terrier is always fun. It may be easy, difficult, silly, frustrating or inspiring but it will always be fun because Bull Terriers know how to make fun wherever they go. You may need to shop around a bit to find just the right activity for your dog and you and that’s why we’re here! The members of the BTCA Performance Committee along with a few other devoted club members are here to help you find a fun activity that’s just right.
Each activity has a contact person who is experienced with handling Bull Terriers in that activity. Please use these valuable club members to help you decide which activity is right for you or to navigate the special questions you might have about handling our breed. All of the activity contacts would love to hear about your own experience as well. We love talking about Bull Terriers having fun.
Training and Behavior – tips and articles on training, what to look for in a class/instructor, and recommended reading list. (Coming soon!)
Versatility and Versatility Excellent Awards – This award recognizes Bull Terriers earning titles in multiple venues. Owners are responsible for notifying the Performance Committee of eligibility and for providing verification.
Harry Otis Award – An annual award won by the Bull Terrier with the highest combined qualifying score while earning an AKC obedience title.
You don't have to compete. Most of the enjoyment and benefit of these activities comes from going to classes and taking a little time to play at home. You will be rewarded with the best relationship you’ve ever had with your dog and you will both come to understand and appreciate each other even more. In the end you get to go home with the best dog in class or at the trial: your Bull Terrier!