Betty Swenson, DVM has been participating in dog sports with her Border Collies since 1978. Her six dogs have together earned over 40 AKC titles, including OTCH, UDX, MX, MXJ, TDX, HXAs, and HIBs. She has been an active member of the AKC affiliated clubs Richmond Dog Obedience Club, Border Collie Society of America, and Piedmont Border Collie Association for over 20 years. Her dogs have also competed and titled in other venues, including UKC, AHBA, USBCHA, and ASCA.
In 1999 she enrolled in a CFF Freestyle class taught by Joan Tennille at Richmond Dog Obedience Club and was soon exhibiting in Canine Freestyle Federation (CFF) events. She became a CFF judge in 2001 and a Board member in 2016. Her dog Gromit was awarded the first CFF Championship title in 2003; her dog Yahtzee is the only dog to date to have earned the Championship title twice; she has retired the Founders Challenge Trophy for Highest Artistic Score three times.