The goals of the Performance Committee are to promote, support and encourage trained, well-behaved Bull Terriers that are wonderful ambassadors for our breed. Our objectives are to promote, support and encourage training and participation in performance sports, therapy and other activities that are fun and bring joy to bullies and their owners. Training deepens the bond between dog and owner, while providing much needed mental stimulation and physical exercise for our active and intelligent breed.

The Performance Committee organizes and oversees Performance Awards, Agility, Obedience and Rally Trials, Canine Good Citizen Testing, Therapy Dog Testing, and Performance Workshops at the National Specialty. We report on performance results and achievements in BARKS and THE RECORD, as well as providing educational articles and materials about training, socialization and behavior.

Harry Otis Award


Annual award won by the Bull Terrier with the highest combined qualifying score while earning an AKC obedience title. Award determined from AKC records.


Versatility Award (VA) & Versatility Award Excellent (VAX)



Awarded to Bull Terriers who have earned titles and certificates in multiple venues. Owners are responsible for notifying the Performance Committee of the dog's eligibility and for providing verification.

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