Official Site of the Staffordshire Terrier Club of America

Performance Committee

Chairperson: Jeannette O'Hanlon

Co-Chair: John O'Hanlon

Committee Members: 
Al Bincarousky, Dalana Huss, Kim Meadows Krohn, Jaime Nuckles, Cindy Lottinville, Sylvie Nuzzolilo


There are more dog sports than ever before in history. In addition to the historical AKC obedience, rally, tracking and agility events, they now offer coursing aptitude and barn hunt tests at various levels. But, besides the AKC, you have additional organizations which offer the sports of dock diving, weight pull, all breed racing, ring sports, fly ball, nose work, trieball and the list continues.

Our breed standard calls for the American Staffordshire Terrier to give the impression of great strength for his size, a well put-together dog, muscular, but agile and graceful, keenly alive to his surroundings. His courage is proverbial. Because of this, our dogs excel at many dog sports as well as the more traditional work as catch dogs for hunters and ranchers. It is with this in mind that the STCA has recently created the STCA Sprint Racing program, specifically designed to test a dogs prey drive and mental stability.

There is no question that, in an atmosphere of increasing irrational public hostility toward our breed, the presence of our dogs in performance venues is a strongly positive example of their stable and hard working temperaments.

STCA ROH and Versatility Performance Awards

If you are an active STCA member and have an Am Staff working in performance events you may be eligible for an award.

ROH Award 

Requires your dog to have: 

AKC Championship, CGC or  equivalent temperament test and AKC CD    

Advanced ROH awards – silver (CDX), gold (UD), and platinum (UDX) 2   

Versatility Award

If you have an Am Staff  (including ILP) with a CGC or TT and that has titles in any other AKC-recognized venue (rally, obedience, agility, tracking, barn hunt, coursing, dock diving, etc) you may be eligible for a Versatility Award.

Owner must be a current STCA member and Dog must have a CGC or TT.

Verification of titles must accompany application of highest title achieved.

A lapel pin and certificate will be awarded to each dog and handler team and

you do NOT need to be present to receive the award.