SERVICE TO NATIONAL AND LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS
- Instrumental in starting the USBCHA Nursery Program in 1987
- Served on the USBCHA Board
- USBCHA Sturgis Finals Trial Committee for three years
SERVICE TO WORKING BORDER COLLIE COMMUNITY
- Helped countless ranchers learn how to use dogs with livestock
- Hosted several sheepdog trials at his SD ranch
- Authored numerous articles on training and handling for national magazines
- Key early contributor to the Meeker Sheepdog Trial
- Judged numerous sheepdog competitions across North America
ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND AWARDS
- National Nursery Champion 1988 USBCHA Finals
- Reserve National Champion in the 1993 USBCHA Finals
Bud has never been shy about sharing his knowledge concerning the dogs and has had a particularly familiar way of listening and talking to ranchers. He put together and promoted arena trials, many in conjunction with all the county fairs and it proved the ideal place to let folks see the possibilities of some 4-legged help at home. For many it was their first chance to see honest well trained stockdogs that did more good than harm to their stock. You’d find Bud up in the stands talking to everyone, answering questions and telling stories. All of this opened up a lot of employment for Border Collies throughout this part of the country.
Bud Boudreau has long proven his talents in training and trialing dogs. Everyone who knows him recognizes Border Collies are the passion of his life. But the true gift he has given the dogs and the stockmen who need them is his work in opening up people’s minds to such. A new idea for them and then helping them get started. Bud did that for us, among many others.
(W.&R. Borchgrevink, Montana Ranchers)