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The ABC Versatility Award

About the AwardRequirementsAwarding of pointsPoints: International & ObediencePoints: Tracking & Schutzhund/RingPoints: Agility & HerdingPoints: Service & StrengthRubric & ExampleApply for this 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. If you’re unable to scan and upload, documents can be mailed to the Breed Certification Chair.  These will be retained in ABC’s files and will not be returned. Please do not send original documents. 

Previous Versatility Award Recipients

Bronze

  • Minimum of 8 points
  • At least one novice level title
  • Minimum of 3 categories

Silver

  • Minimum of 12 points
  • At least 1 secondary level title; advanced, intermediate, etc.
  • Minimum of 4 activities from at least 3 categories

Gold

  • Minimum of 16 points
  • At least 1 excellent or equivalent title OR 2 advanced titles from 2 different categories
  • Minimum of 4 activities from at least 3 categories

Titles/points within the same sport are not cumulative; points are awarded from the highest-level title earned. For example, the TD (tracking dog) title is worth 1 point. Earning a TDX (tracking dog excellent) title is worth 2 points. Your total for that sport would be awarded for the highest level earned (2) and not both titles combined (1+2).

A “minimum of 4 activities from at least 3 categories” means that a person could have 3 sports/activities from 3 different categories plus 1 other sport from the same category. For example, 1 herding title, 1 rally title, 1 scent work title, and 1 barn hunt title. The barn hunt and scent work titles are both in the “Scent Work” category while the others are in “Herding” and “Obedience” categories.

Category A: Conformation Points (max 5pts)
GCH – AKC Grand Champion 4
AKC Champion 3
UKC, ARBA, or International Champion 2
Recommende (Cot 4) – French Evaluation 4
Excellent+ – Rating at a Journee or Cotation 3 3
Excellent – Rating at a Journee or Cotation 2 2
Tres Bon/Bon – Rating at a Journee or Cotation 1 1
Category B: Obedience Points
OTCH – Obedience Trial Champion 5
UDX – Utility Dog Excellent 4
UD – Utility Dog 3
CDX – Companion Dog Excellent 2
CD – Companion Dog 1
BN – Beginner Novice 1
DVG/USA Obedience 1, 2, or 3 1/2/3
RE/RM# – Rally Excellent/Master 2
RN/RI/RA – Rally Novice/Intermediate/Advanced 1
TDE/TDP – Trick Dog Expert/Performer 2
TDN/TDI/TDA – Trick Dog Novice/Intermediate/Advanced 1
Freestyle 1

Category C: Scent Work Points
CT – Champion Tracker 4
VST – Variable Surface Tracker 3
TDX – Tracking Dog Excellent 2
TD – Tracking Dog 1
FH2 – Fahrtenhund Superior Tracking 3
FH1 – Fahrtenhund Advanced Tracking 2
DVG/USA Tracking 1, 2, or 3 1/2/3
SWN/SWA/SWE/SWM/DE – AKC Scent Work 1/2/3/4/5
ORT/NW1/NW2/NW3/ELI – NACSW 1/2/3/4/5
L1/L2/L3 – NASCW 1/2/3
RATM/RATCH – Barn Hunt 2
RATN/RATO/RATS – Barn Hunt 1
Category D: Schutzhund/French Ring/IPO Points
SchH III/SchHII/SchH I 6/5/3
Ring 3/Ring 2/Ring 1/Brevet Ring 6/5/3/2
IPO III/IPO II/IPO I 6/5/3

Category E: Agility Points
MACH – Master Agility Champion 5
MD or MXJ – Master Agility 4
AX or AXJ, AGIII – Agility Excellent 4
OA or OAH, AGCH – Open Agility 3
NA or NAH, AGII – Novice Agility 2
AGI – Agility I 1
Category F: Herding Points
HC/WTCH/HTCH – Herding Ch./Working Trial Ch./Herding Trial Ch. 6
HX/ATD – Herding Excellent / Advanced Trial Dog 5
HTD-I/II/III – Herding Trial Dog I/II/III 2/3/4
HRD-I/II/III – Herding Ranch Dog I/II/III 2/3/4
HI/OTD – Herding Intermediate/Open Trial Dog 3
HS/STD – Herding Started/Herding Started 2
HT/PT/JHD – Herding Tested/Pre-Trial Tested, Junior Herding Dog 1

Category G: Service Points
THD – Registered Therapy Dog 1
SAR – Search and Rescue Certification 5
SAR+ – Additional Search and Rescue Certifications 1
Category H: Strength/Endurance Points
Draft Dog Certification 2
Carting Certification 1
Weight Pulling Title 1
Sled/Skijoring/Mushing/Canicross – participated in event/race 1
AD – Ausdauerprüfung 1
CA/CAA/CAX – Lure Coursing 1
BCAT/DCAT/FCAT – Fast CAT 1
DN/DJ/DS/DX – Dock Diving 1
AR – Air Retrieve Dock Diving 1
Flyball 1
Frisbee 1

Bronze
Total Points /8
# of Req. Categories: /3
Novice Title(s) /1
Silver
Total Points /12
# of Req. Categories /3
# of Req. Activities /4
Inter./Adv/ Title(s) /1
Previous Titles Bronze
Gold
Total Points /16
# of Req. Categories /3
# of Req. Activities /4
Inter./Adv/ Title(s) /1
Previous Titles Silver
Example Application
AKC Champion 3
Rally Excellent 2
Trick Dog Intermediate 1
Herding Tested 1
BCAT 1
Dock Junior 1
Bronze Total: 9/8

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