Wags & Brags

Versatility Awardees!

Rhydonia Ring’s girls Ismay and Nica were awarded the ABC’s Versatility Awards in 2020. From Rhydonia:

Thanks to ABC for offering these Versatility Awards and recognizing our talented Beaucerons! Ismay (Jolie Ismay Itsy du Foudre de Zeus) and Nica (Nica de l’Amour de Vocan) have enjoyed their sports every much as well as their achievements in conformation. In consideration for the Versatility Awards, Ismay and Nica’s achievements were primarily in Temperament, Herding, Conformation and Health Clearances. 

Ismay scored the highest test score in the Journee Temperament test in 2016 and she is an IABCA International Champion and AKC Grand Champion;  Bronze Championship is hopefully just off the horizon. Ismay is 7.5 years old and has been herding since she was about two. Since COVID, she has retired from herding with the following titles: AKC HT, PT, HSDs, HSAs-Master, AHBA HTAD, and ASCA Stock Dog Trial title. Ismay also adores lure coursing and has a CA and CAA.  Since retiring from herding we will enter her in more coursing events as she previously just focused on herding.

Nica is an IABCA International Champion and chasing the last three individual points for her AKC Championship. She has an AKC CGC title and two Herding Titles: HT and PT. COVID has placed her herding training on hold. Since their Versatility Applications both girls received their TKN and TKI.  I didn’t realize that Ismay hadn’t gone thru a CGC test so that was done this year as well.

Looking forward to resuming coursing with the girls and finishing Nica in conformation. It is so fun to do activities with our dogs.  They are very versatile.  We encourage everyone to try new sports.

American Beauceron Club National Specialty Winners

Based on information in past newsletters and AKC past show results, the winners of the ABC’s National Specialty (NS) have been compiled. However, this list is somewhat incomplete as the ABC held events prior to the 2010 NS. If you have information from 2006-2009 (or earlier), please email the Archives & History Committee (archives@beauce.org). If you have photos from any of these past events we would love to have them, we would also love to be able to post photographs of past winners.

The results are broken down by year, location (state), judge of the NS, with entries/competitors, followed by the winner, dog/bitch, owner and breeder, and then any additional information about the event itself.

Judge D. Thompson (13/13)
Solitaire Bleue du Chateau Rocher (B)
Karla Davis/Karla Davis
*NABC Rarities Specialty





Judge Jan de Gids (32/29)
Ch Signet Mes Yeux Vigilants (D)
Susan Bass & Adrienne Scott/Susan Bass
*First National Specialty

Judge E. McDowell (38/29)
Ch Falcon Blue du Chateau Rocher (D)
Karla Davis/Karla Davis

Judge C. A. Herbel (23/?)
GCh Bijou Noir du Chateau Rocher (B)
Jean Tournquist/Karla Davis

2013–New York
Judge P. Beisel-McIlwaine (20/?)
GChS Ch De Joie du Chateau du Rocher (D)
Marlene Palmer/Karla Davis

Judge R. H. Slay (26/?)
GChS Ch De Joie du Chateau du Rocher (D)
Marlene Palmer/Karla Davis
*Also went Group 1 and BIS

Judge L. Adams (31/?)
GChS Ch De Joie du Chateau du Rocher (D)
Marlene Palmer/Karla Davis
*Also went Group 1 and RBIS

Judge L. Scanlon (38/?)
GChS Ch De Joie du Chateau du Rocher (D)
Marlene Palmer/Karla Davis
*Also went Group 2

Judge S. A. Redmer (33/?)
Ch Jaguar Noir des Mont du Lac (B)
Joanne Boudreault/Joanne Boudreault & Eric Vavassori

Judge M. Purkhiser (36/?)
GChS Ch Maitrise du Chateau Rocher (B)
Karen Muller/Karla Davis
*Also Owner/Handler Group 3

Judge J. A. Vanek (26/21)
GChG Ch Maitrise du Chateau Rocher (B)
Karen Muller/Karla Davis

2020–Postponed due to COVID


Wags & Brags

Vader earns Bronze, Silver, and Gold!

This past May, Stacy Crivello’s GCH CH IntCH Laisser Le Côté Sombre Dans de la Valle Katahdin CD RE APS APD NA NJP TKE HT BCAT BH ATT CGCA CGCU FDC VHMA has earned the American Beauceron Club Bronze, Silver, and Gold versatility awards and has also been awarded with the American Beauceron Club Health Award of Merit.

ABC 2020 Versatility Award Winners

Congratulations to the 2020 recipients of the ABC Versatility Award! Since the membership will not be together to cheer this year’s awardees at the annual meeting we should clap extra hard and loud for this years awardees.

Make sure to check out the revised Versatility and Health Awards standards and requirements. Through the magic of the ABC’s webmaster, you will be able to select your categories/titles and it will calculate your point total and requirements for you on the website. The tool is available to members and non-members at:

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Health Award of Merit

About the AwardRequirementsApply for this Award

The American Beauceron Club Health Award of Merit is presented to a
current member’s Beauceron that has passed our comprehensive set
of required health tests and temperament evaluation. Applications
must include supportive OFA certificates for each required test and
temperament tests from an approved evaluator. Tests are also verified
through the OFA database.

  • OFA CHIC #
  • OFA/Penn Hip #
  • OFA Elbow #
  • OFA Cardiac #
  • OFA CERF #
  • Temperament Evaluation: AKC TT, ATTS, BH, Journee and equivalent tests

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