The ABC Versatility Award

About the AwardRequirementsAwarding of pointsPoint Structure (International & Obedience)Point Structure (Tracking & Schutzhund/Ring)Point Structure (Agility & Herding)Point Structure (Strength & Service)Point Structure ('Fun' Sports)Point Structure (Health)

The American Beauceron Club Versatility Bronze, Silver and Gold titles are designed to spotlight the dog-handler teams who work with one another in a variety of events. Eligible dogs must be owned or co-owned by current Club members.

Titles are awarded in recognition of the accomplishments of the dog/handler in a range of activities: Conformation, Obedience, Schutzhund, Agility, Herding, and other activities in which certification or titles are earned. All titles must be earned or awarded by nationally recognized organizations.

When submitting your Application for a Versatility Award, attach copies of the relevant certification document. These will be retained in ABC’s files and will not be returned. Please do not send original documents. Documents should be sent to the Breed Certification Chair.

Versatility Bronze (VB)
1. A minimum of 10 versatility points.
2. One novice level title from category (B-I).
B-I are: (B) Obedience – CD, (C) Tracking – TD, (D) Schutzhund – SchH I,
(E) Agility – NA or NAJ, (F) Herding HS, (G) Strength (H) Service (I) Fun.
3. 1 point from Category K: Health.
4. A maximum of 2 points from Category J: Temperament.

Versatility Silver (VS)
1. A minimum of 15 versatility points must be earned to include the Versatility Bronze (VB) Award
2. One title from the intermediate level from category (B-I).
Intermediate level (B) Obedience – CDX, (C) Tracking – TDX or VST,
(D) Schutzhund – SchH II, (E) Agility – OA or OAJ, (F) Herding HI,
(G) Strength (H) Service (I) Fun.

Versatility Gold (VG)
1. A minimum of 20 versatility points must be earned to include .
A Versatility Silver (VS) Award
2. One advanced level from category (B-I).
Advanced level titles are: (B) Obedience – UD, (C) Tracking – TDX or VST,
(D) Schutzhund – SchH III, (E) Agility – AX or AXJ, (F) Herding HX,
(G) Strength (H) Service (I) Fun.

Points in all categories are cumulative.
So, if a dog has a UD, he has a total of 9 points: CD (2pts), CDX (3pts), UD (4pts).

Points must be earned in at least three (3) categories selected from Categories A – I.

Full points are not awarded for additional titles at the same level. These are, instead, awarded 1 additional point. (Versatility is showing the dog has mastered many areas)

So, if the dog has attained an AKC CH and then a UKC CH the dog would have 4 points for the AKC CH and an additional 1 point for the UKC CH title.

Points are cumulative from one award level to the next.

So, 10 points earned for the Bronze will be counted when assessing the qualification for the Silver Award.

Category APoints
AKC, UKC, ARBA, Intl & French Conformation
AKC Champion4
UKC, ARBA, or International Champion3
Recommende (Cot 4)3
Excellent Rating (Cot 3)2
Tres Bon Rating (Cot 2)1
Spay/Neuter 1
Category BPoints
AKC, UKC, ASCA, Intl Obedience
OTCH5
UDX4
UD4
CDX3
CD2
DVG/USA Obedience 1,2, or 3 2

Category CPoints
AKC Tracking
C5
VST4
TDX3
TD2
FH24
FH13
DVG/USA Tracking 1,2, or 3 2
Category DPoints
Schutzhund/Ring
SchH III, Ring 3, or IPO III 5
SchH II, Ring 2, or IPO II4
SchH I, Ring 1, or IPO I3
Brevet Ring2
WH1

Category EPoints
AKC, UKC, NADAC, USDAA Agility
MACH 5
MX or MXJ4
AX or AXJ, AGIII 4
OA or OAJ, AGCH 3
NA or NAJ, AGII 2
AGI 1
Category FPoints
AKC, AHBA Herding
HCH6
HX5
HI4
HS or HGH 3
PT or JHD 2
HT1

Category GPoints
Strength
Draft Dog Certification 1
Carting Certification1
Weight Pulling Title1
Sled/Skijoring Dog
participated in an event or race
1
AD
Endurance title from USA or DVG
1
Category HPoints
Service
Registered Therapy Dog
minimum 20 service hours
1
Search & Rescue Certification3
Service Dog
minimum of 100 service hours
3

Category IPoints
“Fun” Sports
Flyball1
Dock Diving1
Freestyle1
Rally1
Frisbee1
Category JPoints
Temperament
ATTS TT 2
French TT1
French CSAU1
AKC CGC1
BH2

Category KPoints
Health
OFA Excellent3
OFA Good2
OFA Fair1
Eblows Passed1
CERF Passed1
Heart Passed1

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