The ABC Versatility Award

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 Award Requirements

Versatility Award Point Schedule

Points in all categories are cumulative.

Example: the UD degree entitles the dog to a total of 9 points:

+ CD    2
+ CDX 3
+ UD    4
                9

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 also cumulative from one award level to the next: the 10 points earned for the Bronze will be counted when assessing the qualification for the Silver Award.

Versatility Award Point Schedule

 6 Points5 Points4 Points3 Points2 Points1 Point
Category A
AKC, UKC, ARBA, International
& French Conformation
AKC ChampionUKC, ARBA, or International Champion

Recommande (Cotation 4)
Excellent RatingAKC Grand Champion (any level)

Tres Bon Rating
Category B
AKC, UKC, ASCA
International Obedience
OTCHUD/UDXCDXCDDVG / USA Obedience 1, 2, or 3
Category C
AKC Tracking
CTVST
FH2
TDX
FH1
TD
DVG / USA Tracking 1, 2, or 3
Category D
Schutzhund Ring
SchH III
Ring III
IPO III
SchH II
Ring II
IPO II
SchH I
Ring I
IPO I
Brevet RingWH
Category E
AKC, UKC, NADAC,
USDAA Agility
MACHMX/MXU
AX/AXU
AGIII
OA/OAJ
AGCH
NA/NAJ
AGII
AGI
Category F
AKC, AHBA Herding
HCHHXHIHS
HGH
PT
JHD
HT
Category G
Strength
AD (USA/DVG Endurance Title)
Carting Certification Draft Dog Certification Weight Pulling Title
Sled/Skijoring:     -Participated in Event or Race
Category H
Service Dogs
Search-Rescue Dog Certification
Service Dog (min 100 hrs service)
Registered Therapy Dog (min 20 hrs service)
Category I
Fun Sports
Canine Scent Work
Dock Diving
Flyball
Freestyle
Frisbee
Lure Coursing
Rally
Category J
Temperament
ATTS
TT
AKC CGC
BH
French CSAU
French TT
Category K
Bonus
OFA ExcellentOFA GoodOFA Fair
Elbows Passed
CERF Passed Heart Passed
Spay/Neuter

 

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