To encourage the breeding of Miniature Bull Terriers that are of correct temperament and, per the breed standard, “full of fire, having a courageous, even temperament” and “amenable to discipline,” and to honor their owners who carefully cultivate that temperament in the pursuit of performance sports, the MBTCA established a Versatility Award at its National Specialty in the fall of 1998.
The Susan M. Hall Memorial Versatility Trophy, the “Hildie,” (named after the first qualifier, Susan’s dog Hildie) is offered annually by the MBTCA to honor those dogs winning three titles, one in three different areas of endeavor. In response to the increasing number of Miniature Bull Terriers achieving titles in a growing field of dog sports, the Susan M. Hall Memorial Versatility Excellent Award, the “Trevor,” was later added for dogs earning titles in at least four different performance categories.
Both the Hildie and Trevor trophies are perpetual trophies and their possession remains with the club. Each winner’s name (both dog and trainer/owner) will be engraved on the trophies, which will be displayed at the National Specialty. A souvenir trophy will be given to the winner(s).