The MBTCA has developed a Performance Awards Program to encourage the training of Miniature Bull Terriers and to recognize club members and their dogs who have achieved honors. Every fall at the National Specialty, Minis who have earned performance titles are awarded club plaques. Individuals who have gained titles in at least three or four different areas of endeavor (which, for the purpose of this award, may include a breed championship) and met other certain qualifications are awarded the club’s highest performance honor, the Susan M. Hall Memorial Versatility Award or an advanced version, known familiarly as the Hildie or Hildie Excellent awards. (Hildie was Susan Hall’s dog and the first qualifier for the award.) The winning dog’s name is engraved on a club-owned trophy and the dog’s owner/trainer receives a beautiful handmade ceramic plate as a souvenir trophy.